Welcome to the streaming archives for What’s Cookin’ Now!, the world’s only live radio cooking show (that we know of), heard the first Wednesday of every month from 6-7PM on 88.7 WMMT-FM in Whitesburg, KY. If you miss an episode or would just like to hear one again (maybe you want to give those Affrilachian-inspired tasty-as-all-get-out-grits a go in your own kitchen, say), feel free to browse, stream, and download below!

We are also now podcasting the show: to subscribe through Itunes, click here, or to subscribe through any other provider, copy and paste this url: http://www.wmmt.org/archives/category/whats-cookin-now/?feed=atom

Also be sure to check out their fantastic blog at whatscookinnow.org. It's constantly updated with recipes, food stories, great writing, and pictures it's best not to view when hungry.

About The Show

The show ran intermittently on WMMT for many years until it was taken over in July of 2009 by Jonathan Piercy, Tricia Watts, and Jenny Williams, a trio of friends from Hazard, KY who thought getting together and cooking once a month sounded like a blast and that their witty repartee would make for compelling radio. Each month they gather in the opulent kitchens of the Appalshop (that is, their break room) and spend an hour running their mouths while creating culinary magic.

Tricia left the show for greener pastures in Fall of 2011, but she will ALWAYS be a part of the WCN! family.

“…chatty and irreverent…” – The New York Times (view full story here)

Breaking Beans #5: Summertime and Summer Feeding Program

For this episode of the Breaking Beans Radio Show, Gays Creek’s Ethan Hamblin and Breaking Beans Fellow Sister Kathy Curtis come together to talk about summertime mountain potlucks and picnics, farmers market bounty, and what it takes to keep kids fed throughout the summer, when school is not in session.

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Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more.  Click here to hear past programs.

Breaking Beans #4: Foraging

For this episode of the Breaking Beans Radio Show, your hosts, Ethan Hamblin of Gays Creek, Breaking Beans Fellow Sister Kathy Curtis, and Community Farm Alliance’s Mae Humiston sit down to share stories and tidbits about foods found wild in the Appalachian region, including ramps, tanglegut, poke, morels, and more!

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Cress – Great salad greens

Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more.  Click here to hear past programs.

What’s Cookin’ Now: Camp! Also, new WCN this Wednesday at 6 p.m.!

Jonathan P. & Pine Mountain Adventure & Arts campers live on-air!

Jonathan P. & Pine Mountain Adventure & Arts campers live on-air!

In this edition of the greatest live radio cooking show this side of Teaberry, hosts Jonathan and Jenny welcome a gaggle of guest chefs to the program–the intrepid campers of the Pine Mountain Adventure & Arts Camp.  Together, our kitchen-ful of hosts & junior hosts create dishes suitable for camping, including the classic Hobo Pack, as well as a way to make french toast using melted ice cream (which is way easier to carry with you than milk, eggs, & sugar, but has all of those ingredients within it already!).

Also, tune in on Wednesday, August 5th, at 6 p.m. for a live, brand-new What’s Cookin’ Now!

For more on What’s Cookin’ Now, including recipes, photos, essays, and more, check out their always-delightful blog: whatscookinnow.org.

To hear past episodes of the show, check out the streaming archives.

What’s Cookin’ Now: Junior Chefs!

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Cheyenne & Aaron in action at the recent Junior Chef competition

In the June edition of The Multiverse’s Only Live Radio Cooking Show (that we know of), host Jenny Williams welcomes two special guests to the Appalshop kitchen–Aaron & Cheyenne, Perry County Central High School’s representatives at the recent Junior Chef Competition, which was held as a part of the Ky. Dept. of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program.  In this program, Jenny, Aaron, & Cheyenne put together a pizza with feta cheese, chard, chicken, & pepper-infused honey, and speak about local farm-to-school programs, summer feeding programs, and some of the many other goings-on related to home-grown agriculture here in the mountains.

Also, tune in on Wednesday, July 1 at 6 p.m. for a live, brand-new What’s Cookin’ Now!

For more on What’s Cookin’ Now, including recipes, photos, essays, and more, check out their always-delightful blog: whatscookinnow.org.

To hear past episodes of the show, check out the streaming archives.

What’s Cookin’ Now: Sorghum!

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In this edition of the World’s Best Live Radio Cooking Show This Side of Opryland, hosts Jenny & Jonathan bring you a variety of dishes & drinks, all made with something we’re actually pretty good at here in Kentucky–sorghum!  As Jonathan describes it, sorghum syrup is “like molasses with a deep, dark secret,” and in this show, our hosts seek to grow sorghum’s presence in the kitchen beyond something just drizzled over a biscuit (not that this isn’t delicious).

To wit: Jenny sautees mustard greens (grown locally at a community garden in Hazard!) in a bit of vinegar, and combines this in a dish with peppers, sorghum syrup, and sauteed (and also locally-raised) alpaca meat.  Jonathan makes a roasted vegetable salad, consisting of roasted veggies on greens with sorghum added in.  And also in this show, of course–sorghum cocktails!

And tune in on Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. for a live, brand-new What’s Cookin’ Now!

For more on What’s Cookin’ Now, including recipes, photos, essays, and more, check out their always-delightful blog: whatscookinnow.org.

To hear past episodes of the show, check out the streaming archives.

What’s Cookin’ Now: “Kale”-aloo! Fasole! Warmth!

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In the March edition of the best live radio cooking show this side of CrummiesWhat’s Cookin’ Now!, hosts Jenny & Jonathan tackle the blues brought on by the long, long winter by taking recipe-inspiration from points far, far South (of us, at least).  Jonathan heads all the way to the Caribbean to make callaloo, a dish that combines greens & sweet potatoes together in a kind of curry sauce.   Jenny (because, as she says, she can’t afford the same degree of travel) travels just to Florida for her dish, which is a vegetarian riff on the concept of Mexican fasole, a sort of hominy stew.  Also in this show: peanut-based cocktails!  Seriously!  Jonathan whips up a warm-weather cocktail knows as the Billy Carter, and you’ll also hear radio-cooking-history in this program with the birth a new drink, the Hal Rogers.

For more on What’s Cookin’ Now, including recipes, photos, essays, and more, check out their always-delightful blog: whatscookinnow.org.

To hear past episodes of the show, check out the streaming archives.