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Dinner SOS: A Podcast From Bon Appétit

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Join Chris Morocco and friends as they help solve your kitchen emergencies.

A last-minute party with no menu inspiration. A kitchen with no space. A toddler who will only eat buttered pasta. Name your dinner emergency—Bon Appétit is here to help.

Dinner SOS is the podcast where we answer desperate home cooks' cries for help. In every episode, food director Chris Morocco and a rotating cast of cooking experts tackle a highly specific conundrum and present two solutions. The caller will pick one, cook through it, and let us know if we successfully helped rescue dinner.

Make sure you’re following Dinner SOS wherever you listen, and email us at with your own dinner emergencies—no problem is too big or too small!

Recent Episodes

I Need A Showstopping Birthday Menu to Cook in My Tiny Kitchen

This week on the Dinner SOS podcast, Chris and Maya Kaimal help a caller make a birthday feast to remember.

I Need a Quick, Easy Dinner Recipe That Relies on Pantry Staples

This week on the Dinner SOS podcast, Chris and Shilpa help a caller cut down on daily grocery trips.

I Need a Scallop Recipe I Won’t Mess Up at Home

This week on the Dinner SOS podcast, Chris and Kendra help a caller make restaurant-quality shellfish at home.

Dinner SOS: Listener Questions with Mark Bittman

This week on the podcast, Chris answers listener questions with cookbook author Mark Bittman.

I Need a Chicken Recipe I Can’t Mess Up

This week on the podcast, Chris and MacKenzie help a caller conquer her fear of cooking poultry.

I Need a Brownie That’s Not Too Sweet

This week on the podcast, Chris talks through the recipe he tested 100+ times.

I Need Nut-Free Recipe Riffs on My Favorite Restaurant Dishes

Chris Morocco and Shilpa Uskokovic help a caller with a nut allergy recreate and enjoy her most beloved restaurant dishes at home—while also staying safe.

I Need a Red Sauce Recipe That Will Please Even Red Sauce Haters

Hana Asbrink talks through her recipe for spaghetti and meatballs that she designed to please virtually everyone.

I Need Recipe Riffs to Shake Up My Meal Routine

In the latest episode of Dinner SOS, Chris Morocco and Claire Saffitz share the meal blueprints they always return to.

How Can I Use Pantry Staples to Lean Into More Flavor?

On this week’s episode, Chris Morocco and Shilpa Uskokovic discuss their favorite ways to level up your daily dinner routine.

‘Dinner SOS’ Live With Padma Lakshmi, Ruth Reichl, and Marcus Samuelsson at Symphony Space

Bon Appétit invited some of our favorite food experts to answer fans’ most-pressing cooking emergencies

Picky Eating Is a State of Mind

First, you have to be willing to try something new—only then can you decide you absolutely hate it.

The Wildest Things Bon Appétit Editors Keep In Their Freezers

Spoiler: Not a lot of it is food

5 Tips for Baking Better Cakes

This week on the podcast, editor Shilpa Uskokovic and host Chris Morocco triage all kinds of cake problems.

You Don’t Need to Impress Your Friends With Your Cooking

As Chris Morocco says on this week's episode of Dinner SOS: “The harder I worked to feed people, the less I enjoyed feeding people.”

I Need a Fun Dinner Party Menu That Won’t Keep Me in the Kitchen All Night

In this week’s podcast we help a caller host a party she can actually enjoy.

What’s an Elaborate Baking Project I Can Make in a Teeny-Tiny Kitchen?

In this week’s podcast, host Chris Morocco recommends home bakers “think like a chef” to help navigate small spaces

What Do I Serve Dinner Guests When Almost Everything Feels Off the Table?

In this week's podcast, Bon Appétit recommends a menu for a group that includes vegetarians, cilantro-haters, and people who can't eat nuts or alliums.

Dinner SOS: How Do I Cook Thanksgiving Dinner Without a Working Kitchen?

In this week’s podcast, Bon Appétit recommends two menus for a caller who has to host the Big Meal without a working oven or stove. And yes—we go all in on the grill.

Solving a Friendsgiving Dinner Emergency Abroad

In the first episode of BA’s new Dinner SOS podcast, our team helps a caller planning her first Thanksgiving in Amsterdam.

Introducing 'Dinner SOS,' a New Podcast From Bon Appétit

In our new show, BA food director Chris Morocco and a rotating cast of cooking experts are here to answer listeners' toughest cooking questions.