We're Cookin': The Just Simply... Cuisine Foodcast

We're Cookin' is a foodcast for home cooks, hosted by Just Simply... Cuisine in Washington, D.C. Hosts Chris Coppola Leibner and Brooke Rodgers will teach you how to cook seasonally and with real food, share stories from their JSC kitchens and gardens, introduce you to their favorite local and regional artisans, vendors, and experts of all things good food, and give you the best tips, tricks, time-savers, advice and recipes that we’ve picked up over the years!
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Sep 21, 2021

Ice cream is back in this episode! Chris and Brooke mix it up with veteran Just Simply… Cuisine apprentice and self-taught ice cream creator, Christina Smith. Christina reflects on lessons learned from cooking with our cohosts - and how cooking connects us to one another. (01:22) Together, they reminisce about fun times in the kitchen and exchange day-to-day food stories, including smart prep routines and imaginative improvisations using leftovers or ingredients in the pantry. (03:52) Christina gives us a sneak peek of her Rock Star ice cream, an innovative product she’s developing. The inspirational brand celebrates classic rock songs and “rock star” heroes. (10:35) Purple Haze, Running on Empty and Witchy Woman - a chocolaty fudge flavor with a cayenne kick - are just a few of the seasonal varieties among Christina’s creative concoctions, the proceeds of which will support in-patient mental health care for veterans and first responders. (12:25) Later, our special guest reveals her experimental process for creating delicious recipes like pumpkin cheesecake ice cream. (15:40) Finally, we learn how Christina keeps it creamy (not icy) when combining custard-based ice cream with real fruit. (19:04)

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