Dave might be home this week – but that’s not stopping him from hosting another jam-packed episode of Cooking Issues. Vacuum infusions, smoke, botulism, selzter, you name it – he’s on it. Tune in as Dave calls in from home to answer a plethora of listener questions – including making popcorn taste like Doritos. Will Dave’s band Bluto be making a comeback? Should you stop worrying about smoke in the kitchen? What’s a PID controller? Find out on the latest edition of Cooking Issues. Today’s program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.



“The problem with botulism is that it isn’t destroyed by freezing or cooking at normal temperatures. The reason it’s so tricky is that it forms spores – when you start killing off the bacteria some of them turn into spores that are extremely resistant to heat – you have to pressure cook to get rid of them.” [18:00]


–Dave Arnold on Cooking Issues