On today’s episode of The Morning After, host Sari Kamin welcomes J. Kenji López-Alt, the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats, and author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab. They start with tips on how to get deported from Kyrgyzstan (by insulting its national dish), and later discuss how you can apply food science to everyday cooking in a fun and approachable way. Plus, we delve deep into Kenji’s knowledge about Benji the dog on The Morning After quiz.

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“I’m making a living doing basically what I would be doing in my spare time if I had another job.” [18:30] – J. Kenji López-Alt