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Some Meals Just Taste Better The Next Day

Gilmar Koizumi-Pixabay

Food Guy Jon Jackson recalls the words of cauldron-stirring neighbor Mrs. Minervini, as she prepared for the weekly invasion of an army of neighborhood children: "When you're cooking that marinara sauce, you've got to turn it off at some point and let it sit for awhile. Then you can go on and finish it off before the people come. You want to serve it hot, but it's no good cooking it right straight through."

This launches The Guys' discussion of foods that improve overnight, like chili, stews, sauces, and bean dishes, or recipes that require resting time to let flavors blend gradually.

(Broadcast: "The Food Guys," 9/20/20. Listen weekly on the radio at 9:53 a.m. Sundays, or via podcast.)