This week on Cooking Issues, Dave is joined in the studio by Nick Wong, chef de cuisine at Momofuku Ssäm Bar, and Esther Ha of Cafe Boulud to talk cookies, plums, pumpkin bread, olives, seasoning sticks, shrimp, and the correct pronunciation of “Mianus.” Meanwhile, Nastassia is vacationing in Naples (Italy, not Florida) and probably not drinking any coffee.


“I happen to like Dunkin’ Donuts…I’m just very mad at what they’ve done to our language.” – Dave Arnold