Smart Mouth Cookie Contest 2018

Send me your cookie recipes!

It’s cookie contest time! I figured December is a great time to eat cookies, so let’s find some new ones. Send in your original, unpublished cookie recipes that are sure to blow some minds, and I’ll bake them! Three winners will be announced on-air December 12.

Enter your favorite original cookie recipe here before December 4, 2018 at 9am PST.

My co-judges are Josh Scherer and Danielle Salmon, two renowned cookie-heads.

PRIZES!

The top three cookie recipes (as judged by Danielle, Josh and me) will win prize packages including King Arthur Flour gift cards, Bringing It Home by Gail Simmons, The Red Rooster Cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson, a cookbook and a tin of cookies from Milk Bar, Over Easy by Mimi Pond, and a collection of cherry-black pepper and tamarind-ginger vinegar drinking shrubs from Saintly Shrubs. (Packages will vary.)

Listen to Smart Mouth for more details and to hear who won!

ENTER THE CONTEST HERE

Contest ends December 4, 2018 at 9am PST.

Episode 105: American Chinese Food with Edgar Momplaisir

“Blue zones” (it’s not political), Adventists vs heavy drinkers, cheap meat, and tomfoolery at the New York Times with Edgar Momplaisir. I propose that American Chinese is just one region of Chinese food, and we talk about the HBO show Deadwood a surprising amount. (Listen here.)

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Music: Dance, Dance, Fall Out Boy

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Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States

The Search for General Tso

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

Episode 104: Khachapuri with Josh Scherer

Coke Zero, debasing yourself on the internet, how much we want to go to Georgia - the country. Food YouTuber (is that the phrase?) Josh Scherer (buy his book here) also talks about the Dionysus-wine-Jesus connection, JK Rowling’s revisionist history, and how everything we know about Russia we learned from The Americans. Plus some inside baseball on all the privilege in the food writing industry. (Listen here.)

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Music: Perfect World, Alias

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The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia

Splendid Table

Episode 102: Sweet Potatoes with Jenné Claiborne

The difference between sweet potatoes and yams, explained - finally. Jenne Claiborne (buy her cookbook here!) talks vegan baking tips, botanical archaeology, and the scams that the wheat lobby and the government pull on us - “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Please! (Listen here.)

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Music: Sweet Potato Pie, Ray Charles & James Taylor

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Chinese Roundabout

Indiana University

Japan Times

UCLA

National Academy of Sciences

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

Library of Congress

Episode 101: Borscht with Olivia Smoliga

An Olympic gold medalist! But .. what is her job, exactly? Swimmer Olivia Smoliga explains that, plus McDonald’s vs Starbucks for breakfast, fermented hogweed, and a Polish moonshine recipe. Anyone know who invented vodka? (Listen here.)

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Music: Saturday In The Park, Chicago

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A Taste Of Russia: A Cookbook Of Russian Hospitality

The Guardian

The New Yorker

Indiana University

The New Yorker

Moment

Episode 100: Bolognese with Shirley Chung

The "Top Chef" alum on spending a month in Italy and getting snobby about the food in Bologna, a big Ryanair gaffe, and her love of anything dough. Plus, the Chinese-Italian connection and her collaborations with Silvia Barban. (And listen to that pronunciation in the outro!) (Listen here.)

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Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well

The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna

The Guardian

Culinaria Italia

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The Local