Happy Tuesday! We’ve got a fun chat with the “Don’t Panic Pantry” creator Noah Galuten today. But first:
- talked with Salt + Spine friend Toni Tipton-Martin (Episode 72) recently about empowering and mentoring women in the industry. Read the Q&A here (via .)
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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:
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.”
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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!
Franklin Smoke: Wood. Fire. Food. by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay
Cook It Wild: Sensational Prep-Ahead Meals for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors by Chris Nuttall-Smith
Flavor+Us: Cooking for Everyone by Rahanna Bisseret Martinez
Cook Color: A Rainbow of 100 Recipes by Maria Zizka
Everyday Italian Cookbook: 90+ Favorite Recipes for La Cucina Italiana by Domenica Marchetti
Love Japan: Recipes from our Japanese American Kitchen by Sawako Okochi and Aaron Israel
Gather: Casual Cooking from Wine Country Gardens by Janet Fletcher
Salad Pizza Wine: And Many More Good Things from Elena by Janice Tiefenbach, Stephanie Mercier Voyer, Ryan Gray, Marley Sniatowsky
Dad in the Kitchen: Over 100 Delicious Family Recipes You'll Love to Make and They'll Love to Eat by Cory Vitiello and Chris Johns
The Modern Spice Rack: Recipes and Stories to Make the Most of Your Spices by Rachel Walker and Esther Clark
Andaza: A Memoir of Food, Flavour and Freedom in the Pakistani Kitchen by Sumayya Usmani
Resilient Kitchens: American Immigrant Cooking in a Time of Crisis, Essays and Recipes edited by Philip Gleissner and Harry Eli Kashdan, with essays from Reem Kassis, Stephanie Jolly, Krishnendu Ray, Tien Nguyen, Bonnie Frumkin Morales, Mayukh Sen, Geetika Agrawal, Fernay McPherson, Antonio Tahhan, Sangeeta Lakhani, Keenan Dava, Tim Flores, Angelo Dolojan, Guillermina Gina Núñez-McHiri
Rhubarb: New and Classic Recipes for Sweet and Savory Dishes by Søren Staun Petersen
SEAFOOD & MEAT
The Book of Cocktail Ratios: The Surprising Simplicity of Classic Cocktails by Michael Ruhlman and Marcella Kriebel
Tropical Standard: Cocktail Techniques & Reinvented Recipes by Garret Richard and Ben Schaffer
Southern Cocktails: Storied Sips, Snacks, and Barkeep Tips by The Editors of Southern Living