This week on Cooking Issues Dave Arnold answers listener's questions about cooking brisket, different kinds of ice, what fruit tastes good in beer, how to keep mint from browning, and alternatives to fresh citrus when making drinks for people at Burning Man, which takes place in an environment with a very erratic climate. Tune in to hear the answers to these questions along with recommendations for the most exciting and long burning fireworks, and also Dave's stance on the New York Times guacamole recipe which calls for the addition of peas that has caused enough uproar to create a viral internet debate that even President Barak Obama and Jed Bush felt compelled to weigh in on. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA


"I paid for the avocados, I do what I want!" [25:00]

"Mint is really hard [to preserve]. Mint wants to go brown really badly." [43:00]

--Dave Arnold on Cooking Issues