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Cook’s Illustrated Chef Jack Bishop Shares Holiday Food, Wine Traditions

Today’s Federalist Radio Hour is all about traditional Christmas food, gifts, and wine.


There is no holiday tradition as essential as food and wine. Jack Bishop, Chief Creative Officer of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to share cooking advice and the dishes being served at his own Christmas dinner this year.

A professional sommelier and veteran of the fine dining industry, Ellie Bufkin, and her foodie father, David Bufkin join the show to share some of their favorite holiday wines and the best foods to serve them with.

Bishop said he loves food-friendly wines. “Generally I look to cook with the wines that I’m drinking,” he said. “In [America’s Test Kitchen] we have a philosophy about what wines we think work really well in recipes and those are the ones that I think work really well on the table with the food.”

From cranberry-walnut bread to Beef Wellington, Bishop and Bufkin explore some traditional and non-traditional Christmas foods and kitchen secrets that they enjoy.

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