Dave’s bike broke down, so this week’s holiday episode of Cooking Issues is hosted remotely by phone. Hear Dave answer questions and so concerns about granita, thermometers, pressures cookers, fast cook method eggs, and flying with food. Hear some tips for getting through customs with food and find out why butternut squash is problematic for some people. This episode was sponsored by Modernist Pantry.

“I’ve never owned a thermometer that made me super happy.”

“If you’re going to do hydro colloid work you’ll want a scale that goes to a tenth of a gram.”

“Spouts, as we all know, taste like poison.”

–Dave Arnold on Cooking Issues