Best New Podcast

Cooking By Ear

Despite society’s burgeoning obsession with food and celebrity chefs, there’s a fear that fewer and fewer people actually know how to cook. That’s what makes Cooking By Ear, a new podcast produced by Oakland’s StudioToBe, such a timely treat. Part cooking lesson and part interview show, the podcast features former Chez Panisse chef Cal Peternell heading into a kitchen with a new guest in each hour-long episode. Listeners are treated to both real-time culinary instruction and lively conversation with esteemed creatives, who often draw connections between cooking and other art forms. The first season’s guests included Academy Award-winners Frances McDormand and Alexander Payne as well as director Mira Nair and musician Big Freedia — a lineup so ambitious that we can’t wait to see who’s in the kitchen for season two. Prepare to feel inspired to throw your own intimate dinner party.

Support the East Bay Express, local news, donate
18,656FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
broken clouds
54.4 ° F
57 °
51 °
76 %
1.6mph
75 %
Tue
61 °
Wed
65 °
Thu
64 °
Fri
62 °
Sat
61 °