Melissa Baldino

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  • Username: mbaldino
  • Media Director
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Melissa Baldino

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421: Machete Makes Tacos: Actor Danny Trejo on Prison, Hollywood and Nachos, 7/9/2020 (:00)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Hollywood star and restaurateur Danny Trejo shares his culinary inspirations and his best stories—for example, how he used to act out The Wizard of Oz to help him stay sane ...
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420: Oysters, Clambakes and Grilling Run Amok, 7/2/2020 (53:59)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

We chat with Mike Wiley of Eventide in Portland, Maine, who tells us how to shuck an oyster, the rules for the perfect clambake and his favorite often-ignored fish. Plus, we ...
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419: Padma Lakshmi in Search of America, 6/25/2020 (53:57)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Padma Lakshmi shares stories about her childhood in India, her time in Spain and her new show, "Taste the Nation.” Plus, we get a crash course on Parisian cocktail culture ...
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329: Yewande Komolafe's Nigerian Kitchen, 6/18/2020 (53:57)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

We explore culinary secrets from Yewande Komolafe to change the way you cook. Plus, Gustavo Arellano takes us on a journey down the great American chile highway; we make a ...
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418: The Science of Food: Steaks, Bugs and Expiration Dates, 6/11/2020 (53:57)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

We chat with flavor chemist Dr. Arielle Johnson about how to eat a tree, how insects use flavor molecules to communicate and the science of taste and smell. Plus, Meathead ...
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417: Baking Q&A with Claudia Fleming, 6/4/2020 (53:58)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Legendary pastry chef Claudia Fleming gives us a crash-course in baking. We discuss her tried-and-true techniques, her all-time favorite desserts and her experience working ...
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416: Vivian Howard at Home: Turnip Run Ups, Hand Pies and Southern Porridge, 5/28/2020 (53:58)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

This week, we chat with Vivian Howard about growing up on a tobacco farm in Deep Run, North Carolina; her latest TV show, “Somewhere South”; and the foods she considers her ...
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219: Desperately Seeking Garifuna! The Amazing History, Food and Language of the Garifuna People,... (53:59)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Isha Sumner gives us a primer on Garifuna history, culture and cuisine. Plus, we chat with Ruth Rogers of The River Café in London; we taste the bubbles of summer; and we ...
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415: Inside Ottolenghi’s Food Empire: Tahini, Charred Eggplant and Green Shakshuka, 5/14/2020 (53:58)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley, the team behind Yotam Ottolenghi’s food empire, discuss the world of Palestinian cooking—from za’atar to what makes great tahini. Plus, we chat ...
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414: Sundays with Sam: NYT’s Sam Sifton Preaches on Sunday Supper, 5/7/2020 (53:58)
From: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

We chat with Sam Sifton of The New York Times about the rituals and foods of Sunday supper—from easy duck confit to bacon fried chicken. Plus, we hear from reporter Amy ...