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Don't panic! Unlocking the secrets of pantry cooking with Noah Galuten

Don't panic! Unlocking the secrets of pantry cooking with Noah Galuten

Noah Galuten is here with his Don't Panic Pantry cookbook, a recipe for vegan minestrone "au pistou," and a boatload of new cookbooks.

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got a fun chat with the “Don’t Panic Pantry” creator Noah Galuten today. But first:

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Episode 157: Noah Galuten

In this week’s episode, Noah and I discuss:

  • His early interest in both food television (Lidia Bastianich, Ming Tsai) and cookbooks (Marcella Hazan, Edna Lewis),

  • How he fell into opening up new locations of Bludso’s BBQ and then teaming up with Kevin Bludso to co-author Bludso's BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul … and then with chef Jeremy Fox to write On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen,

  • The pandemic-inspired “Don’t Panic Pantry” video series, which went onto become the concept for his first solo cookbook,

  • And the chef’s favorite pantry staples, including dried seaweed.

Plus, as always, we put Noah to the test in our signature culinary game.

The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook by Noah Galuten

As the world changes around us, we are constantly vacillating between two different versions of ourselves: the one who wants to be healthier and the one who wants to be excited, or comforted, by the food that we eat. We all want to eat "better," but what does that mean? This book is here to say: Don't panic.

Don't panic about learning how to cook; or environmental sustainability; or nutrition. Don't panic about what to make for breakfast or dinner or midnight snacks, because Noah Galuten has your back! In Noah's kitchen, trying really matters, perfection is overrated, and better is good enough.

We 💚 local bookstores. Pick up your copy of Noah’s The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook here:


Omnivore Books (signed!)

This week, paid subscribers will receive a recipe for Noah’s Vegan Minestrone with Miso Pesto, his riff on Soupe au Pistou, the “French classic in which a usually mild broth gets livened up at the very end with a dollop of pistou (French pesto) placed onto each bowl.”

Vegan Minestrone with Miso Pesto by Noah Galuten

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This Week’s New Cookbook Releases

This week's new releases list includes titles from the last two weeks, as we took some time off to prepare for exciting Salt + Spine events coming up this year. Happy cookbook discovery!

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