Kitchen Confidante Podcast

Kitchen Confidante Podcast

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but how do we find ourselves there? Join host Liren Baker in the Kitchen Confidante podcast, a side dish to the recipe blog, Kitchen Confidante, as she explores the food journeys of passionate chefs, food writers, photographers, recipe developers, artisans, bloggers, and more! Learn how they got their starts and what fuels their taste and inspiration! Subscribe on all podcasting apps, rate & review on iTunes and Apple Podcasts! Follow us on social media at @kitchconfidante

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December 1, 2021 37 min
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Host Liren Baker talks with David Tamarkin, the Editorial Director at King Arthur Baking Company, about the recently updated and revised version of the Essential Cookie Companion Cookbook, and how this edition improves upon the beloved cookie resource. If you’re a cookie lover (and who isn’t?) or are looking for baking inspiration for cookie season, this episode is for you!

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Host Liren Baker talks with Ned and Ariel Fulmer from the wildly popular YouTube channel, The Try Guys, about their newly released book, The Date Night Cookbook, food as a love language, and their tips for couples in all stages of their relationship! Learn more about Ned and Ariel and The Date Night Cookbook at https://www.datenightcookbook.com/

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Host Liren Baker talks with Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman, creator of the popular Baker Bettie website and YouTube channel, about her new cookbook, the Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book, where she distills the techniques and methods she has honed as a trained chef and baking educator into making baking approachable and fun for everyone! Learn more about Kristin Hoffman at https://bakerbettie.com.


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Host Liren Baker talks with Margie Bruner, the creator of Glory Kitchen, a purveyor of nut & spice mixes, who also has nearly 30 years of expertise as an interior designer and homebuilder. They chat about the power of spices, as well as the keys to good kitchen design. Learn more about Margie Bruner at https://https://glorykitchen.com/.


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Host Liren Baker talks with pastry chef Zoë François about her journey from a childhood with wholesome foods in a Vermont commune to the world of sugar, as she now stars in her own cooking show, Zoë Bakes on the Magnolia Network. Learn more about Zoë François at https://zoebakes.com/.


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Host Liren Baker talks with Neil Dejkraisak of Jasberry Rice and co-founder of Siam Organic, a company that he and business partner Palmmy Wong created as when he learned that despite his native Thailand’s position as the world’s largest exporter of rice, its farmers are among the poorest in world. Starting with Jasberry Rice, they have found a way to help over 2500 farmers grow out of poverty, one grain of rice at a time.


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Host Liren Baker talks with Rebecca White of the food site A Pleasant Little Kitchen and author of the newly released The Ultimate 5 Ingredient Cookbook: Whole Food Flavorful Meals Made Simple.

Rebecca shares the inspiration behind her recipes and her secret to cooking flavorful food with minimal ingredients. Learn more about Rebecca White at https://apleasantlittlekitchen.com/.

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September 22, 2021 47 min

Host Liren Baker talks with James Beard award-winning food and wine writer Carolyn Jung about the rich food culture in the Bay Area, and appreciating the food communities that inspire her to write for the top publications in the country, as well as her books "San Francisco Chef's Table'' and "East Bay Cooks.”


Find Carolyn Jung on Instagram at @food_gal_carolyn.

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Host Liren Baker talks with award-winning magazine editor and prolific author Dorothy Kalins about her culinary journey, from founding Saveur Magazine to the numerous and remarkable food experiences that led her to write her newest book, The Kitchen Whisperers: Cooking with the Wisdom of Our Friends.


Find Dorothy Kalins on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dkalins/ and The Kitchen Whisperers wherever books are sold.

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It's fig season! In this minisode, Liren shares One Quick Tip for how to pick the perfect fig, how to store figs, and her favorite ways to enjoy this delicious fruit!

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Host Liren Baker talks with Melody Lorenzo, also known as the Pinay Pie Lady, of Sweet Condesa, a San Francisco Bay Area based bakery that specializes in Filipino- and Latin-inspired desserts. Melody’s Bay Area Filipino Pies have taken social media by storm, featuring tropical flavors such as ube, guava, and calamansi in their signature pies, scones, and more! Learn more about Melody Lorenzo at https://https://sweetcondesapastries....

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Host Liren Baker talks with Amy Atherton of the food blog Amy’s Healthy Baking and author of author of Healthier Chocolate Treats: Breakfasts, Snacks & Desserts for Every Chocoholic. Based in California, Amy teaches bakers of all abilities how to satisfy their sweet tooth with healthy and yummy treats. Learn more about Amy Atherton at https://amyshealthybaking.com.

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Host Liren Baker talks with Beth Lee of the food blog OMG! Yummy and author of the newly released The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook: 50 Traditional Recipes for Every Occasion. Beth shares Jewish, Hawaiian, Korean and Middle Eastern recipes from her multicultural San Francisco kitchen. Learn more about Beth Lee at https://omgyummy.com.

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Host Liren Baker welcomes her daughter, Caeli, into the studio, to answer your #AskMeAnything questions from Instagram! We tackle all the things you are curious about, from what I did prior to blogging, what's on my bucket list, my favorite props for food photography, and who is my favorite child!

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Host Liren Baker talks with Amaka Azuka of Sugar Hammock and Sugar Hammock Studios. Originally from London, Amaka is now immersed in the food and restaurant-world of Paris, and shares the wealth of knowledge of photography that she has learned over the years on her site and on Instagram. Learn more about Amaka at https://www.sugarhammock.com.


Find Amaka Azuka on Instagram at @sugarhammock.

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Host Liren Baker talks with Liz Della Croce of the Lemon Bowl. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes since 2010, and has been inspiring readers with her weight loss journey, her family’s Lebanese recipes and flavors from around the world, and travel. She is also the founder of the Passion to Profit Podcast, where she promotes entrepreneurship. Learn more about Liz at https://thelemonbowl.com Find L...

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Host Liren Baker talks with Daniel Nicholson of NadaMoo! - the delicious dairy-free, organic ice cream company that has been serving up the creamiest scoops since 2005. Daniel took the reins as CEO and President in 2011 and has guided the company through the explosive growth of the dairy-free ice cream industry while ensuring sustainability and deliciousness in every pint. Learn more about NadaMoo! at https://nadamoo.com.


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Host Liren Baker talks with Nick Brown of Rincon Tropics. Located in the coastal foothill mountains of Carpinteria, California, this 35 year old family farm grows avocados, passion fruit, cherimoya, and more — and prides themselves on producing “no frills good fruit,” without the use of sprays or pesticides, shipping seasonal produce right to your doorstep. Learn more about Rincon Tropics at https://rincontropics.com.


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Host Liren Baker talks with vegan chef and restauranteur Reina Montenegro. Born and raised in the Philippines, she is the Bay Area-based chef owner of the restaurants formerly known as Nick's (Nick's on Grand, Nick's Kitchen, Nick's on Mission) where she pioneered Filipino Vegan restaurants in the Peninsula. In 2020, she launched ‘Chef Reina,’ an online storefront, and opened the restaurant Chef Reina in Brisbane, C...

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Host Liren Baker talks with Aysegul Sanford, the founder of the food blog Foolproof Living, where she shares tried and true recipes without the use of refined sugars. They chat about her journey from a career in the hotel industry to the world of food blogging, and some of her favorite foods from her native Turkey. Learn more about Ayse at https://foolproofliving.com.


Find Aysegul Sanford on Instagram at @foolproofliving.

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