Talking With My Mouth Full

Talking With My Mouth Full

Leite's Culinaria's podcast "Talking With My Mouth Full" takes an unexpected--and often irreverent--look at the ways food and drink intersect our lives. In each episode, hosts David Leite and Renee Schettler and their guests question, laugh, and quibble their way through all manner of culinary conundrums, obsessions, fads, and fancies.... Show More

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David and Renee explore the question-filled world of sourdough starters and bread baking with bread baking expert Andrew Janjigian, a senior editor at Cook's Illustrated Magazine and America's Test Kitchen and a baking instructor at King Arthur Flour.

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May 8, 2020 27 min

David and Renee talk to Lisa Fain of Homesick Texan about chicken fried steak, cream gravy, and brisket, reader Beth Kujawski about brownies, and Mama Leite about Portuguese carne assada. David reads his essay, "If I Were a Mother."

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In this episode, David and Renee answer readers' questions about sourdough starters, baking steels, broken batters and buttercreams, and green eggs--and not the kind Dr. Seuss likes.

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We all seem to have questions about how to cook dried beans these days. And who better to answer them than heirloom bean company Rancho Gordo founder Steven Sando, who talks about how to select, soak, and cook these pantry staples.

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Cookbook author Shauna Sever, a dyed-in-the-wool Midwesterner, discusses brownies, pound cake, banana bread, Twinkie Bundt cake, and so many other desserts along with her 5 Baking Tenets of the Midwest and the remarkable ethnic influences on Midwest desserts.

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Celebrity chef and outspoken advocate for restaurant workers, Hugh Acheson discusses how quarantining has decimated the hospitality industry and offers some ideas of what we can do to help.

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As we hunker in place, many of us have turned to baking bread as comfort. and no recipe has been more popular than no-knead bread. Zoë François, co-author of "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day," revisits her famous recipe, discusses why it's sudden;y so popular again, and answers readers' questions.

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March 27, 2020 23 min

Finally. After seven years, Talking With My Mouth Full, hosted by David Leite and Renee Schettler, is back. To celebrate the reboot, Renee and David offer an amuse-bouche of several of David's essays. 

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July 22, 2015 45 min

This episode is a change of pace. Memoirist and writing teacher Marion Roach Smith explains to writers and readers what makes a powerful memoir, by discussing structure, truth, language, character, and so much more.

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December 9, 2013 46 min

Merry, merry. Happy, happy. Christmas is here and the goose is getting fat. That's why we have Hank Shaw, author of "Duck, Duck, Goose," talking about an unusual Christmas goose preparation. Also food writer Dorie Greenspan, pastry chef Christina Tosi, and blogger Joy the Baker share their favorite Christmas cookie recipes. We also have author Maria del mar Sacasa on holidays punches and lifestyle guru Elizabeth Mayhew ...

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November 19, 2013 19 min

Josh Wesson is, without a doubt, Bacchus incarnate. He came into the studio to give us a few pointers on what wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. Or so we thought. Twenty minutes later, we were entranced and utterly in awe of his knowledge and humor. In this podcast, he offers up wine after wine and wine that work for Thnaksgiving dinner. He discusses sparkling wines, white wines, rosé wines, and red wines--all $20 or under. 

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November 19, 2013 51 min

Fear not, we have, arguably, one of the finest lineups of Thanksgiving experts to help, soothe, delight, and fortify you. Seattle Chef Tom Douglas serves up remarkable menu ideas. Radio host and author Lynne Rossetto Kasper dishes up some outrageous Thanksgiving disasters and how to avoid them. Bacchus Incarnate Josh Wesson talks wines for Thanksgiving dinner. And etiquette expert John Bridges suggests ways to deal with pesky guest...

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October 28, 2013 10 min

Ah, school lunches. They ain't what they used to be. Kids today are pickier than ever, and school cafeterias aren't exactly bastions of nutrition. Debbie Koenig, author of "Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals, and Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents," offers some sound strategies to get your fussy eaters eating.

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October 15, 2013 30 min

Autumn couldn't get any finer especially with David Leite and Renee Schettler Rossi talking to author Amy Traverso about cooking with apples; The One and David chat with David Lesniak and David Muniz, owner of London's Outsider Tart bakery; food writer and blogger Michael Procopio reads his essay "Like an Arancino"; and the great icon of Rhode Island, coffee syrup, receives a Leite's Loves accolade.

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September 4, 2013 8 min

Michael Ruhlman, food writer, author, and vocal advocate for real food and home cooking, discusses his newest treatise, The Book of Schmaltz: A Love Song to a Forgotten Fat. He explains what schmaltz is, how to render it, and how to cook with it. And  most surprisingly, schmaltz can be substituted for butter in baked goods. Think a chicken pot pie nestled in a schmaltz crust. Oy.

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August 4, 2013 29 min

Kitchens, kitchen, kitchens. They're are on everyone's mind this episode. David Leite discusses his kitchen renovation, TV celebrity and cookbook author Rachel Khoo chats about cooking in a tiny Paris kitchen, John Bridges--our etiquette maven--is quizzed on all manner of kitchen and dining protocol, and Faith Durand chats about non-baked desserts from her book "Bakeless Sweets."

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'Tis the season for parties--pool, cocktail, beach, barbecue, cookout, clambake--and the last place you want to be is behind the bar serving up every which cocktail every which way. Kara Newman, spirits editor at Wine Enthusist Magazine and author of "Cocktails for a Crowd" comes to your rescue with recipes for bottles, pitchers, and flagons of the most enticing cocktails that even your most jaded hipster friends won...

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June 26, 2013 28 min

The hot weather blazed in this week. And to celebrate summer and our First Annual Sweat Fest, Joanne Chang, chef and owner of Flour Bakery in Boston, MA, shares her mom's hot and sour soup. Firefighter and paramedic Nicole Harrison extolls the benefits and responsibilties of cooking in a firehouse. And David and The One go another round of city vs. country in Green Acres.

 

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May 29, 2013 8 min

Food blogger, percussionist, and inimitable host Molly Yeh instructs David and Renee in how to host a salon. Along the way she divulges her most bawdy moments from recent salons, her secret recipe for dumplings inspired by an ale house, and the rules for salons, including the right mix of people to invite.

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May 6, 2013 24 min

Homesick Texan Lisa Fain on the right way to make chicken-fried steak. Reader Beth Kujawski calls in about brownies. And Mamma Leite talks about David's favorite recipe, carne assada.

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