Borderline Salty

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Borderline Salty is a weekly podcast hosted by Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez. After years of helping each other improve recipes, solve cooking conundrums, and come up with delicious new ideas, they’ve become experts in the kitchen and beyond. Now, they’re ready to help others become better, smarter, happier cooks. Listen to new episodes of Borderline Salty by Pineapple Street Studios every Tuesday starting April 12. read less

Our Editor's Take

Chefs Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music offer chef-inspired insight in Borderline Salty. If it's about choosing a spice or identifying ingredients, this podcast will talk about it. The simple goal of this show is to create smarter, better, and happier cooks.

Self-described food detectives, the hosts bring passion and fun to the podcast. Music's career as a chef and food editor has spanned three decades. Martinez is a well-known chef who often contributes to the New York Times. The duo discusses all topics related to food in their own, unique way. Topics cover everything from recipe development to kitchen nightmare stories. The show also features recommended recipe books. Above all, it shares delectable delights that listeners can prepare from home, whether or not they are chefs.

Audiences will get inspiration for unique recipe ideas and learn how to develop their own creations in the kitchen. The hosts even offer a thorough examination of the wonders of salt. The duo weighs in on the importance of seasoning to make things delicious. They discuss heavy topics but also teach important practical skills like pancake flipping. Listeners can hear new and old episodes of the Borderline Salty podcast on Amazon Music now.

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Episodes

Too Cocky with the Guac-y
Jul 5 2022
Too Cocky with the Guac-y
On today’s episode of Borderline Salty, hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music respond to a rant about unsalted butter, discuss the basics of spice cabinet organization, and share tips for how to stretch a limited amount of basil.  Plus, Stephen Satterfield from Netflix's High on the Hog joins us to share a kitchen nightmare story from his early days in fast-food service. Since we recorded this episode, High on the Hog won a Peabody Award. Congrats, Stephen! This week’s recipe book: Carla’s Sunday Ragu Rick’s Double Dutch Chocolate Cookies Carla’s Salted Rosemary Shortbread This week’s Rad Fad/Bad Fad contender: An Italian Grinder Sandwich As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663).  Check out Whetstone Magazine here and watch High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America on Netflix Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm.  If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com.  You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Salt The Hell Out Of It
May 10 2022
Salt The Hell Out Of It
On today’s episode of Borderline Salty, our hosts Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez are together in NYC!  They catch up IRL about their latest dining experiences and give their very strong opinions about beans. They also weigh in on how much salt is too much salt (spoiler: the limit does not exist!).  Want to check out the restaurants we mentioned this week? Shout out to Bonnie's! This week’s recipe book: Carla’s Pasta e Fagioli Rick’s Frijoles de la Olla  Check out Carla making some of her favorite beans (via Patch Troffer’s recipe) here  Want to know how much salt is in your personal pinch? You need a digital scale! Carla loves to finish off her salads and roasted meats with a pinch of sel gris This week’s Rad Fad/Bad Fad contender: the grated egg As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663).  Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm.  If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com.  You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico  here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dishonor to All Cows Everywhere
May 3 2022
Dishonor to All Cows Everywhere
On today’s episode of Borderline Salty, hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music weigh in on the best ways to use MSG, growing to love nopales, and how to take care of your cast iron skillet, whether it’s been in your family for generations or brand new out of the box! Also, Carla shares a kitchen nightmare story from her days as a personal chef. This week’s recipe book:  Rick’s nopales recipe can be found in his cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico” which is out now! Snag a copy here. Carla’s Spiced Roasted Chicken with Garlic Crunch-Crumbs (ft. MSG) Omsom’s “The Roots of Anti-MSG Xenophobia” Helen Rosner's "An MSG Convert Visits the High Church of Umami" Check out Chef Jenny Dorsey’s work here  Carla's newest toaster oven/air fryer As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663).  Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm.  If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com.  You can pre-order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico  here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices