Home Cooking Show
About the Podcast
From Samin Nosrat (chef and author of the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat) and Hrishikesh Hirway (creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder), Home Cooking is a mini-series to help you figure out what to cook—and keep you company—during the quarantine. If you need help or just want some creative inspiration for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Do you have a quarantine cooking question, story, or anxiety you want to share with us? Send a voice memo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 201-241-COOK.
About the Host
Samin Nosrat & Hrishikesh Hirway
Samin Nosrat is an American chef, TV host and food writer. As an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin took a detour into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant that's happily determined the course of her life and career. Since 2000, she's pursued her twin passions of food and words with equal vigor, aiming to create work that inspires, creates community, and raises cultural, social and environmental awareness. Samin learned to cook at Chez Panisse, in Italy alongside Benedetta Vitali and Dario Cecchini, and at (the no longer extant) Eccolo in Berkeley. She studied poetry with Bob Hass, Shakespeare with Stephen Booth, and journalism with Michael Pollan. Alice Waters and farmer Bob Cannard have taught her more about land stewardship than anyone else. Samin's first book is the New York Times Bestselling, James Beard Award-winning Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, which is illustrated by the inimitable Wendy MacNaughton. A documentary series based on the book is now streaming on Netflix. She is also one of five food columnists for the New York Times Magazine.
Hrishikesh Chandra Hirway is an American musician, composer, and podcaster. Hrishikesh makes music under the name The One AM Radio and in the band Moors. He composes music for film, television, and podcasts; he also wrote the score for the video game The Red Lantern. Notably, he scored the television show Everything Sucks!, and the films Our Nixon and Save the Date. He is the creator and host of the podcasts Song Exploder, The West Wing Weekly, and Partners. Song Exploder, which he created and launched in 2014, was named Podcast of the Year by Quartz. in 2015. Vulture called it “probably the best use of the podcast format ever,” and the New York Times wrote, “In the world of beautifully produced podcasts, Song Exploder is the beacon. It’s a show filled with serious lines of honesty, cinematic production and peeks inside the creative process.” Hrishikesh also serves the Library of Congress as an advisor on Digital Strategy.