Chef’s kiss! Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez solve your culinary conundrums, chat about food, culture, and more on ‘Borderline Salty’

Food April 12, 2022
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Acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez host the delectable, new podcast, “Borderline Salty.” As friends and colleagues, they’ve helped each other fine-tune recipes, solve the biggest cooking conundrums, and invent tasty ideas.

Now, the kitchen and food pros cannot wait to share their expertise with a sprinkle of humor and offer advice to listeners looking to level up their cooking skills, boost their culinary confidence, and become happier chefs. Carla and Rick will also dish on culture, trends, and topics surrounding food.

Tune in on Tuesdays for new episodes that also answer listeners’ food questions. Y’all are encouraged to call in with your own questions to possibly be featured in a future episode: 833-433-FOOD. Episodes can be streamed in any order and run less than 35 minutes on average so far.

“Borderline Salty” has something for everyone, whether you’re a kitchen newbie or a seasoned chef. Questions will run the gamut of how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich to how to cook more intuitively. Episode 1 explored a viral custard toast method, a listener’s question for flipping perfect pancakes, and more.

Listeners can look forward to recurring podcast segments including “What’s Good,” Carla and Rick’s opportunity to share a favorite recipe, meal, or food story from the week. In “Total Kitchen Nightmare,” the hosts will reveal their kitchen fails and invite special guests to share their own nightmare experiences and what they learned in the process. “Rad Fad/Bad Fad” looks at viral cooking trends and if they’re worth the hype. In “No Thank You Please,” Carla and Rick will explore their thoughts and feelings about foods they don’t yet love.

Carla and Rick bonded while working together in videos, test kitchens, and magazines. Rick loves Mexican culture and cuisine. He is a cook, writer, and pitmaster who received a James Beard Award nomination for his work at Bon Appétit. Carla is the James Beard Award-winning author of Where Cooking Begins and New York Times bestseller of That Sounds So Good. She also hosts videos and was Bon Appétit’s former food director.

“‘Borderline Salty’ is all about removing the psychic and practical obstacles that stand between us and our desire to make and share food—which, after all, is one of life’s most primal pleasures,” said Carla Lalli Music. “Talking through these conundrums with Rick is a total joy, and that’s the energy we want our listeners to bring into the kitchen. We’re thrilled to partner with Pineapple Street Studios to bring this show to life.”

Max Linsky, co-founder of Pineapple Street Studios, is stoked about this new series and the incredible hosts: “Their chemistry is infectious and this show is going to make all of us laugh, and make all of us more comfortable in the kitchen too.”

Tune in weekly for new episodes of “Borderline Salty,” wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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