Christopher Kimball travels to Mexico City to learn favorite dinner recipes from cooking school instructor Esmeralda Brinn and chef Adriana Luna. Back in the kitchen, Chris prepares a Chicken, Salsa Verde and Tortilla Casserole (Pastel Azteca). Then, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark makes Pork in Veracruz Sauce (Puntas a la Veracruzana), a skillet dish featuring a tomato, olive and caper sauce.
Inspired by London’s Middle Eastern restaurant scene, Christopher Kimball and Milk Street cooks make Jerusalem-Style Mixed Grill Chicken with tahini sauce and pickled onions, and a whole roasted Cauliflower with Spiced Tahini and Garlic-Chili Oil. Finally, Milk Street Cook Bianca Borges bakes a rustic Almond-Coconut Cake with Cherries and Pistachios.
In this episode, Christopher Kimball heads to Bologna, Italy, to learn a simple weeknight menu. First, a sumptuous Italian Flourless Chocolate Torta based on the closely guarded secret recipe known as torta Barozzi. Then, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark prepares a simple pasta dish, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Tomatoes and Basil, and Chris makes creamy and rustic Italian Bean Soup with Fresh Pasta.
Explore the cooking of Portugal with an airy egg cake, a hearty braise and a fragrant soup. Milk Street Cook Bianca Borges bakes a Portuguese Sponge Cake, then Christopher Kimball cooks Madeiran Pork with Wine and Garlic (Carne Vinha d’Alhos). Finally, Milk Street Cook Josh Mamaclay prepares Garlic and Cilantro Soup with Chickpeas (Açorda Alentejana), thickened with toasted bread.
Christopher Kimball travels to the Galilee Valley to make a kafta traybake with Reem Kassis, author of “The Palestinian Table”; and to Tel Aviv for classic and unconventional hummus at Shlomo & Doron. Back in the kitchen, Chris makes Lebanese Baked Kafta, followed by Hummus with Chipotle Black Beans and Tomato Salsa. Finally, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark bakes Yeasted Flatbreads with Za’atar Oil.
Explore ways that vegetables can become the star of the plate. First, Milk Street cooks make Cauliflower Steaks with Pickled Peppers, Capers and Parmesan for a satisfying main dish, and assembles Mexican-inspired Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas. Finally, Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri makes Panzanella with Fresh Mozzarella featuring perfectly seasoned tomatoes and bright, quick-pickled onions.