From the mind of chef Dave Chang and Majordomo Media, Recipe Club explores the best ways to cook a popular dish. Each week, Dave and Chris Ying are joined by a rotating cast of culinary experts to prepare, eat, and judge a new featured ingredient.
Now, you can cook right along with us from the comfort of your own home. Below, you’ll find each episode along with every recipe that we cook on the show. We’ll see you in the kitchen!
Episode 59: Thanksgiving
Dave and Chris are joined by inventor, bartender, museum founder, and legendary Thanksgiving enthusiast (and bionic turkey inventor) Dave Arnold for a roundtable on America’s most recipe-centric holiday—and not one, but two essential Thanksgiving recipes. Video coming soon!
The recipe: Dave Arnold’s Stuffing and Parker House Rolls
Episode 58: Spinach
Dave, Chris, and Rachel Khong reunite to push spinach to its limits, with a rich and silky Tunisian dish reimagined for the Club’s favorite kitchen appliance. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Benjamin Kerber’s Pkaila
Episode 57: Frozen Pie Crust
Can one frozen pie crust be stretched to encompass the savory flavors of Central Mexico, the Upper Midwest, and the middle aisles of the supermarket? This recipe says yes. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Bryan Alexander’s Michigan Taco Pie
Episode 56: Peanut Butter
Creamy? Crunchy? Ground fresh at the co-op, or by the good people at Skippy? These questions and more are explored by three PB devotees, on the way to appraising an all-but-painless party trick of a dessert recipe (featuring an entirely different legume-based secret ingredient). Watch the video!
The Recipe: Joe Foegen’s Peanut Butter Tofu Pie
Episode 55: Edible Spirits
In search of a surefire way to enjoy distilled liquor on the plate rather than in the glass, Dave, Chris, and bartender extraordinaire John deBary survey the landscape of solidified cocktails and dangerous flambées before turning to the dish of the day: aquavit gravlax. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Evan Cooper’s Aquavit Gravlax
Episode 54: Plantains
Three plantain rookies try out kelewele, a spicy, crispy, Ghanaian-street-food spin on the cooking banana—and despite some pyrotechnics along the way, come away very pleased indeed. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Aku Ammah-Tagoe’s Kelewele
Episode 53: Oxtail
Dave Chang, Chris Ying, and Bryan Ford consider the virtues of a humble yet beloved cut of meat and the post-revolutionary soup it serves so well. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Monica Chiu’s Shanghainese Borscht
Episode 52: Apples
Whoever said “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” probably hadn’t tried this week’s recipe—but Recipe Club goes where proverb-coiners fear to tread. Watch the video!
The Recipe: The Pioneer Woman’s Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings, as Recommended by Erin Miller
Episode 51: Tomatoes
Dave, Chris, and Priya Krishna assemble to consider America’s love affair with a certain sort of tomato recipe—and then, in search of a new spin on the nightshade, the trio turns to a little-known dish from Northern Vietnam. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Phuong Pham’s Cà Bung
Episode 50: Seaweed
Is seaweed the most underrated edible vegetable out there? Two longtime fans and one seaweed inductee come together to marvel at its many applications, and to review a recipe that traveled to the Club from Thailand by way of Japan—a porky, garlicky seaweed soup. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Rida Lee’s Seaweed Soup with Pork Meatballs
Episode 49: Plant-Based Meat
Faithfully following doctor’s orders, Dave Chang, John deBary, and Bryan Ford head to Trader Joe’s to try out a weeknight meatless meatball recipe—and to contemplate a few of the plant-based delights they’re still searching for. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Kevin Zhang’s Trader Joe’s General Tso’s Plant-Based Meatballs
Episode 48: Green Beans
Can the humble green bean be diced and sliced into something resembling the greatest rice accompaniment on Earth? One very special ‘Recipe Club’ listener believes it can—and today Dave, Chris, and Priya try out that devoted listener’s spin on a classic Hunan dish. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Chris Ying’s “Pickled” Green Beans with Pork
Episode 47: Frozen French Fries
Dave Chang, Chris Ying, and John deBary tackle a Peruvian-Chinese double-starch delicacy—the steak-and-French-fry combo known as lomo saltado. Watch this video!
The Recipe: Brieana Carroll’s Lomo Saltado
Episode 46: Hummus
Dave Chang, Rachel Khong, and Priya Krishna convene to consider a beloved homemade hummus recipe—featuring a secret ingredient concealed (or maybe congealed?) within the chickpea can. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Noah Mashni’s Bean Goop Hummus
Episode 45: Ritz Crackers
In what might be Recipe Club’s most polarizing session yet, Chris Ying, John deBary, and Bryan Ford push the Ritz Cracker to its limits—and then start to wonder where things could go from there. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Grace Song Parsons’ Pineapple Cheese Casserole
Episode 44: Quesadillas
In the great quesadilla cosmos, there is one quesadilla that Dave Chang has never encountered before. Today, Dave, Chris, and Bryan Ford pursue a dish close to Bryan’s heart: the Honduran quesadilla. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Alicia Weddle’s Honduran Quesadillas
Episode 43: Fourth of July
With Independence Day around the corner, Chris Ying and Rachel Khong recruit chef and gelatin-mancer Wylie Dufresne for a quest to redeem a neglected American classic: the jello salad. Maybe a little liquid nitrogen can help? Watch the video!
The Recipe: Adam Carvell’s Summer Jello Salad
Episode 42: Yogurt
Thousands of years after the Mesopotamians developed yogurt and the Mayans devised the tortilla, Dave, Chris, and Priya Krishna reconvene for an experiment in uniting two great ideas into one: the undeniably delicious yogurt tortilla. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Alycia Oh’s Yogurt Tortillas
Episode 41: Wine
When Recipe Club put out the call for wine-based beverage recipes, did we imagine that we’d be discovering Dave’s new favorite drink? No, but sometimes miracles happen. Rachel, Chris, and Dave take the plunge into the cross-cultural Canadian elixir known as Margarita Sangria. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Nikita Klaver’s Margarita Sangria
Episode 40: Broccoli
With two dueling versions of the same enigmatically named (and potentially MSG-spiked) church potluck recipe on deck, it’s time for Chris, Dave, and John deBary to help one family decide: who deserves to wear the broccoli crown? Watch the video!
The Recipe: Ryan Hall’s Broccoli Wadill
Episode 39: King’s Hawaiian Rolls
There may be no more delicious store-bought bread roll out there than the iconic King’s Hawaiian Roll—but would a homemade, bo-ssam-stuffed version be … even more delicious? Dave Chang, Chris Ying, and Bryan Ford decided to find out. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Martha Talman’s Homemade King’s Hawaiian Bo Ssam Sliders
Episode 38: Canned Beans
Chris Ying, Priya Krishna, and John deBary are taking on a brothy (and possibly bean-goop-boosted) Southern classic—but can this auspicious dish make it into the canned-bean canon? Watch the video!
The Recipe: Daniel Reasor’s Hoppin’ John
Episode 37: Meatloaf
Can a beloved American dish be improved by a detour through the Bayou? Dave, Chris, and Rachel Khong set out via fan boat into Tabasco-scented waters to find out. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Judy Downs’s Take on Paul Prudhomme’s Cajun Meatloaf
Episode 36: Cinco de Mayo
Dave, Chris, and lifelong non-cook Gustavo Arellano set out to attempt a deeply delicious Zacatecan wedding dish—which turns out to be the highlight of Dave’s year. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Gustavo Arellano’s Asado de Boda Jerezano
Episode 35: Cake Mix
Chris Ying, Bryan Ford, and Rachel Khong gather to do battle with a deceptively simple, dessert-potluck-spotlight-stealing recipe sent in by a listener in search of some Recipe Club baking advice—but can this riddle be solved? Watch the video!
The Recipe: Ashley Macrorie’s Mystery Baker Dump Cake
Episode 34: Pilaf
Dave and Chris are joined by veteran Wedgie Priya Krishna for a slow-cooked investigation of intergenerational tradition and ingenuity, as expressed through the nourishing medium of pilaf. Watch the video!
The Recipe: The Soffer Family’s Tbeet
Episode 33: Breakfast Sausage
Dave Chang, Chris Ying, and John deBary kick off the cooking on Recipe Club Season 2 with a puff-pastry-wrapped exploration of the best ground meat to eat in the morning: breakfast sausage. Watch the video!
The Recipe: Michael Freestone’s Sausage Plait
Episode 32: The Recipe Club Season 2 Ingredients Draft
In an all-hands-on-deck episode, Dave Chang and Chris Ying are joined by the full Recipe Club roster to divvy up the 24 featured ingredients we’ll be tackling in Season 2 (via your listener-submitted recipes!). Hopes, fears, and far-fetched recipe wishlists are discussed; no actual recipes are selected just yet, but it’s certainly worth a listen.
Episode 31: The Recipe Club Hors D’Oeuvres Holiday Special
It’s a seasonal miracle! Dave Chang and Chris Ying reunite with baker extraordinaire Bryan Ford for an hors d’oeuvre showdown, just in time for that last round of holiday cocktail parties. And to top it off, we’ve got a few highlight videos of all the countertop action.
Recipe no. 1: Tostones Rellenos (Stuffed Plantain Cups)
Recipe no. 2: Nonna Chang’s Brown Butter Bagna Cauda
Recipe no. 3: Chris’s Sister-in-Law’s Bacon-Wrapped Kielbasa
Episode 30: Potluck
In the season finale, Dave Chang and Chris Ying are joined by all three rotating wedgies—Priya Krishna, Rachel Khong, and Bryan Ford—to discuss the recipes they’ve chosen to bring to this summer potluck.
Recipe no. 1: Frito chili party
Recipe no. 2: Campari sun
Recipe no. 3: Chocolate milk tres leches cake
Recipe no. 4: Bhel puri
Recipe no. 5: Gin rummy on the nothing
Episode 29: Bloody Mary
John deBary joins Dave Chang and Chris Ying to figure out the best recipe for everyone’s second favorite brunch cocktail: the Bloody Mary.
Recipe no. 1: Ssäm bar Bloody Mary
Recipe no. 2: Mazcal Bloody Maria
Recipe no. 3: Bloody bull
Episode 28: Spam
Master baker Bryan Ford joins Dave Chang and Chris Ying to discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent a certain canned meat that all three grew up eating: spam.
Recipe no. 1: Spam musubi
Recipe no. 2: Dry mein
Recipe no. 3: Spam grilled cheese
Episode 27: Instant Ramen
Dave Chang and Chris Ying are rejoined by Priya Krishna to discuss the three recipes they’ve chosen to represent an ingredient they’d all fight to the death over: instant ramen.
Recipe no. 1: Perfect instant ramen
Recipe no. 2: TikTok ramen
Recipe no. 3: Authentic ramen ham and cheese crepe
Episode 26: Pillsbury Tube Dough
Dave Chang and Chris Ying are joined by Rachel Khong to respectfully discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent a childhood staple for many Americans: Pillsbury tube dough.
Recipe no. 1: French dip crescent ring
Recipe no. 2: Nikuman (Japanese steamed pork buns)
Recipe no. 3: Pillsbury crab rangoon
Episode 25: Yuca
Chris Ying, Bryan Ford, and Priya Krishna discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent a staple food of cultures across the globe: yuca.
Recipe no. 1: Cuban-style yuca con mojo
Recipe no. 2: Cheese-stuffed fried yuca balls
Recipe no. 3: Bibingkang cassava (cassava cake)
Episode 24: Canned tuna
Dave Chang and Chris Ying are rejoined by Rachel Khong to discuss the three recipes they’ve chosen to represent a pantry item sure to be found in homes across America: canned tuna.
Recipe 1: Kimchi stew with tuna
Recipe 2: Tuna mayo donburi
Recipe 3: Tonnato sauce pasta salad
Bonus recipe: Tuna on fire
Episode 23: Dips
In another “wedgie” episode, Noelle “the Snackmaster” Cornelio joins Chris Ying and Priya Krishna to discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent the wide world of dips.
Recipe no. 1: Spinach artichoke dip
Recipe no. 2: Pimento cheese dip with fire crackers
Recipe no. 3: Prahok with pork belly
Episode 22: Spaghetti
Dave Chang and Chris Ying are rejoined by Priya Krishna to discuss the three recipes they’ve chosen to represent one of the most ubiquitous pantry items of all time: spaghetti.
Recipe no. 1: Spicy miso pasta
Recipe no. 2: Spaghetti Napolitan
Recipe no. 3: Spaghetti lo mein
Episode 21: Chickpeas
Recovering bartender, cookbook author, and beverage entrepreneur John deBary joins Dave Chang and Chris Ying to discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent a truly transformative ingredient: chickpeas.
Recipe no. 1: Chickpea brownies
Recipe no. 2: Chickpea curry
Recipe no. 3: Chickpea bindaedduk
Episode 20: Flatbread
Master baker Bryan Ford joins Dave Chang and Chris Ying to discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent a universally loved food with endless iterations from all around the world: flatbread.
Recipe no. 1: Naan with poolish
Recipe no. 2: Aloo paratha
Recipe no. 3: Hotteok
Episode 19: Okra
Dave Chang is sitting out this week due to his disgust for the star ingredient, so Chris Ying is joined by Rachel Khong and Priya Krishna to respectfully discuss three okra recipes.
Recipe no. 1: Bhindi ki sabzi
Recipe no. 2: Stewed okra with ham and shrimp
Recipe no. 3: Yong tau foo
Episode 18: Martinis
Dave Chang and Chris Ying are once again joined by literary doyenne Rachel Khong to respectfully discuss three martini recipes.
Recipe no. 1: Lychee martini
Recipe no. 2: Rosie Schaap’s martini on the rocks
Recipe no. 3: John deBary’s martini
Episode 17: Bisquick
Dave Chang and Chris Ying are rejoined by Bryan Ford to discuss three recipes using a childhood-favorite boxed mix known for making the fluffiest pancakes in the nation: Bisquick.
Recipe no. 1: Sausage cheese balls
Recipe no. 2: Bisquick okonomiyaki
Recipe no. 3: Bisquick potato gnocchi
Episode 16: Eggplant
Dave and Chris are rejoined by Priya Krishna to respectfully discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent a particularly polarizing vegetable at the Recipe Club roundtable: eggplant.
Recipe no. 1: Khoresh bademjan (Persian eggplant stew)
Recipe no. 2: Makeua Oop
Recipe no. 3: Yu xiang que zi
Episode 15: Polenta/cornmeal
Dave and Chris are joined once again by the Recipe Club doyenne Rachel Khong to respectfully discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent an ingredient that goes by many names: polenta, cornmeal, or grits—it’s a wholesome mush loved by Italians and people of the American South alike.
Recipe no. 1: Shrimp and grits
Recipe no. 2: Polenta lasagna
Recipe no. 3: Lemon polenta cake
Episode 14: Rice
Dave and Chris are joined by James Beard Foundation Book Award–winning chef JJ Johnson to discuss an ingredient that is both essential to their own personal relationship with food and the backbone of food cultures across the world: rice.
Recipe no. 1: Sesame-avocado brown rice
Recipe no. 2: Waakye (Ghanian rice and beans)
Recipe no. 3: Tteokguk (rice cake soup)
Episode 13: Graham Crackers
Is there more to these tasty little biscuits than meets the Google search? Dave and Chris are joined by master baker Bryan Ford to find out.
Recipe no. 1: Mango float
Recipe no. 2: Graham cracker bread
Recipe no. 3: Graham cracker fried chicken fingers
Episode 12: Halibut
Dave and Chris are rejoined by Priya Krishna, fresh off a win, to respectfully discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent an ingredient much-maligned on this podcast. Find out what it takes for three people who don’t eat halibut to actually enjoy it.
Recipe no. 1: Fried fish sandwich
Recipe no. 2: Fish curry
Recipe no. 3: Sichuan boiled fish
Episode 11: Ground Pork
Rachel Khong is back with Dave and Chris to respectfully discuss the three recipes they’ve chosen to represent this week’s ingredient of choice: ground pork.
Recipe no. 1: Danish pork burgers
Recipe no. 2: Thai pork larb
Recipe no. 3: Dan dan noodles
Episode 10: Boboli
Bryan Ford rejoins Dave and Chris to respectfully discuss their three recipes—which this week concern Boboli shelf-stable pizza crust. This podcast consists of potentially the longest conversation anyone outside of the Boboli organization has had about the end-of-the-aisle grocery store staple.
Recipe no. 1: Boboli shrimp toast
Recipe no. 2: Mexican fiesta boboli pizza
Recipe no. 3: Best wedgie sandwich
Episode 9: Casserole
Priya Krishna joins Dave and Chris to respectfully discuss the three recipes they’ve chosen for the dreaded casserole episode. This one’s for the chicken-bacon-ranch-heads.
Recipe no. 1: Rice gratin
Recipe no. 2: Cheese enchiladas
Recipe no. 3: Chicken bacon ranch casserole
Episode 8: Bananas
Dave and Chris are rejoined by Rachel Khong in an exploration of the humble and omnipresent banana. Amidst respectful discussion of the three recipes they’ve brought to the table, the Recipe Club discovers new ideals for our conception of what home cookery can and should be. This one’s for the Cool Whip lovers.
Recipe no. 1: No-bake banana and coconut cream pie
Recipe no. 2: Braised snakehead fish with green banana
Recipe no. 3: Kuih kodok (Malaysian mashed banana fritters)
Episode 7: Eggs
Bryan Ford joins Dave and Chris for this speggtacular episode of Recipe Club. This one’s for the microwave-heads.
Recipe no. 1: Sandbagged dan bing
Recipe no. 2: Coconut scrambled eggs
Recipe no. 3: Chawanmushi
Episode 6: Gyoza
Dave, Chris Ying, and Priya Krishna discuss the gyoza recipes they chose as well as what constitutes the perfect dumpling.
Recipe no. 1: Pork gyoza
Recipe no. 2: Roasted kabocha gyoza
Recipe no. 3: Vegetable gyoza
Episode 5: Roast Pork
Dave and Chris are joined by literary doyenne Rachel Khong to respectfully discuss three roast pork recipes.
Recipe no. 1: Char siu
Recipe no. 2: Pork shoulder braised with dried chiles
Recipe no. 3: Bo Ssäm
Episode 4: Brownies
Recipe Club first-timer, cookbook author, and master baker Bryan Ford joins Dave and Chris to discuss the three brownie recipes they have chosen. Whether it needs to be said anymore or not, the microwave was heavily involved.
Recipe no. 1: Green chile brownies
Recipe no. 2: Brown butter matcha brownies
Recipe no. 3: Ghirardelli salted caramel mug brownie mix
Episode 3: Mashed Potatoes
It’s peak carbs-plus-dairy season, and Priya Krishna returns to discuss mashed potatoes recipes. If you’ve ever wondered how pomme purée is made in high-end restaurants, this is the podcast for you.
Recipe no. 1: Microwave mashed potatoes
Recipe no. 2: Florence Fabricant: Robuchon potatoes
Recipe no. 3: Hawa Hassan, In Bibi’s Kitchen, Mukimo recipe
Episode 2: Stuffing
To celebrate Thanksgiving, Dave and Chris are joined by Rachel Khong to discuss the three stuffing recipes they have chosen, which vary from semi-homemade to completely from scratch.
Recipe no. 1: Most popular on the internet
Recipe no. 2: Edna Lewis’s Cornbread Pecan Dressing:
Recipe no. 3: Woks of Life: sticky rice stuffing
Episode 1: Turkey
In the inaugural episode, Priya Krishna joins Recipe Club to respectfully discuss the pros and cons of the three very different Thanksgiving turkey or turkey-adjacent recipes.
Recipe no. 1: Sheet pan thanksgiving
Recipe no. 2: Wet brine roast turkey
Recipe no. 3: Nik Sharma’s hot green chutney roast chicken
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