cooking with bruce and mark
About This Show
Join Bruce Weinstein, the chef, and Mark Scarbrough, the writer, as they work their way through recipes and culinary myths. Every Tuesday, they debunk a culinary cliché or outright lie in short, funny episodes. Every Friday, Mark tackles a different recipe, either original to this podcast or one they've published before. After twenty-seven cookbooks, the writer doesn't cook anymore. Or didn't--until now. With Bruce over his shoulder, Mark stands in the kitchen and cooks. This isn't talking. It's cooking. Under pressure. Will it work out? Will the writer actually become a decent cook? Will they stayed married? Listen and find out. And get some terrific cooking know-how along the way.
Most Recent Episode
Culinary Myth #51: Alcohol Warms You Up
3 days ago
The myth goes like this.... you're freezing in the Alps and a St Bernard comes by with a barrel of Brandy around it's neck. If you drink the brandy you'll stay warm until help arrives. The truth is you'd do better to kill the dog and crawl inside it's warm body to stay warm. Because alcohol dilates your blood vessels and brings them closer to your skin - where they feel a little warmer to the touch, but cool off fast in the cold leaving you to freeze to death in the snow, in the Alps. So, if you're thinking about a snifter of brandy to stave off the cold this winter, try having that brandy in front of a roaring fire. Because the fire is the only thin guaranteed to keep you warm.