Food Flirts

Meet the Brass sisters, two passionate food explorers on a mission to tackle their culinary bucket list. In each episode, cookbook authors Marilyn and Sheila Brass “flirt” their way into chefs’ kitchens to uncover unique ethnic delights, then head home to create tantalizing cross-cultural mash-ups.

The series follows the Boston-based ladies through mash-up adventures in which a “modern” burger mixes an Indian dosa with a cheeseburger, or a pastrami ramen noodle kugel recipe. Episodes find the Flirts working culinary magic with baklava crust milk tart, curried golden raisin and cashew rugelach, and “Bunny Chow” pasticcio bread bowls with turmeric hollandaise.

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Brass Sisters

Brass Sisters

Cookbook authors and culinarians Marilyn and Sheila Brass – "The Food Flirts” – are passionate food explorers of a certain age on a mission to tackle their culinary bucket list one bite at a time.

Burger Meets Dosa

Episode #101 · Follow the Brass sisters as they tackle their burger bucket list, then "flirt" their way into an Indian kitchen to uncover the mystique of Indian dosa. After some careful experimentation in their home kitchen, they serve up a cheeseburger dosa.

Pastrami Meets Ramen

Episode #102 · Join the sisters as they learn how artisan pastrami is crafted, take a ramen noodle and broth-making lesson, teach viewers about the Jewish comfort food noodle kugel and then give birth to the pastrami ramen noodle kugel.

Cape Cod Road-Trip

Episode #103 · Follow the Brass sisters as they "flirt" their way into several Cape Cod kitchens and discover a melting pot of sweets and treats, from American to Greek to South African and more!

Thailand Meets Tres Leches

Episode #104 · Join the Brass sisters as they experience Thai rolled ice cream and take producer Bruce to a tres leches cupcake baking lesson. Back in their kitchen, they make tri-flavored ice cream and a tres leches cake frosted with Thai ice tea whipped cream.

Pretzel Meets Chocolate

Episode #105 · Find out what Bavarian pretzels, stone-ground Mexican chocolate and French brioche have in common. Join the Food Flirts as they discover each and create a spectacular chocolate pretzel brioche bread pudding with raspberry whipped cream.

What Is A Food Incubator?

Episode #106 · Join the Brass sisters as they discover what a food incubator is, learning about chutney, out-of-the-ordinary cookies and savory rugelach. They then whip up cashew and chutney treats into a "tower" of rugelach with balsamic and fluff drizzle.