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cooking with bruce and mark

Join us as we cook through a new recipe in almost every episode of our podcast, straight from our kitchen to yours. And look for the smaller bonus episodes in which we take down cooking myths or work through some of the common cooking mistakes. We'll make your laugh. Promise.

Nov 27, 2015

Imagine a cookie that is a cross between a blondie, an oatmeal cookie, granola, and yes, even a hammentashen. This recipe for oat jam bars fits the bill and is from our book THE ULTIMATE COOK BOOK. 

Mark will make these cookies for his book group in Connecticut and Bruce will watch and taste and judge. 

Bruce is the...


Nov 24, 2015

Better cookies? Better cakes? Here's how! Almost every recipe calls for room temperature butter when baking cookies and cakes. That's just outright wrong. Cold butter works best! We'll explain why in our latest episode of our weekly cooking-myth-busting podcast.


Nov 20, 2015

Mark uses a pressure cooker. Well he did write the national bestseller THE GREAT BIG PRESSURE COOKER BOOK. But he's not often allowed to play with the ting! So he makes Bruce one of his favorite recipes from the book: a North African-inspired pork and peanut stew.

Mark is the writer and Bruce is the chef. Together,...


Nov 17, 2015

No, you cannot be poisoned by a banana stored in the fridge--even if the skin has turned black. How do these stupid internet rumors get started? We'll tell you what's really going on and why sometimes it's best to store your bananas in the refrigerator.


Nov 13, 2015

Cookie swap, anyone? How about chocolate chip meringue cookies? Mark has never made them before. They can be tricky. But he's got Bruce there to make sure these holiday cookies come out right.

Bruce Weinstein is the chef and Mark Scarbrough is the writer. Together, they've published twenty-seven cookbooks, won...