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June 2005


Summer is the best time for relaxed outdoor entertaining! We'll take the party outside, and get some ideas on bringing family and friends together. Chef Don Pintobono stops by to talk about his new book The Shared Table. We'll also talk to gossip columnist Liz Smith and learn how to create great party buzz. Later, we'll hear about a way to improve cheap liquor at home, and discover a California winery that has its roots in coonskin caps, frontier buckskin and nostalgia!

This week's featured recipe:
Grilled Shrimp with Bibb Salad

Check out the Gray Kangaroo Personal Liquor Filter

Visit the authors of Sacred Spaces who spoke about planning a garden party on this show:



Father's Day is coming up and on today's show we'll honor the men in our lives. We'll talk to TV host Dave Lieberman who is becoming his generation's guiding hand in their first kitchens. His interest in food was inspired by his dad's delicious home cooking. We'll also talk to rising star chef Chris Lee about an important mentor in his life. Michael Schlow offers special father's day recipes and tips for hurried cooks from his new book It's About Time. Then, we'll visit some inventive high school students who have turned a car into a mean, lean cooking machine. And finally, we'll hear the story of an organic egg farm with very personable chickens.

This week's featured recipe:
Dry-Rubbed Steaks

Visit Pete & Gerry's Organic Eggs

This week's featured books:
It's About Time: Great Recipes for Everyday Life
Michael Schlow

(Buy it from BN.com)

This week's featured books:
Young and Hungry: More Than 100 Recipes for Cooking Fresh and Affordable Food for Everyone
Dave Lieberman

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On today's show we'll make some stops around the Mediterranean Sea and discover some interesting ingredients and flavor combinations. We'll visit with chef Zov Karamardian who draws on her Armenian heritage to create delicious dishes. We'll also travel to Catalonia, one of Spain's unique regions. The cuisine of Catalonia freely combines savory, sweet, fish and fowl in a single dish. Later on the show we'll taste real Chianti and find out which foods help fight allergies.

This week's featured recipe:
Mediterranean Chicken Stew with Rice

Read more about "Isole e Olena" the winery in Tuscany we discussed on today's show.



Many immigrants become American citizens in special ceremonies held on the 4 th of July, reminding us that people from all over the world are united in our country. Food is a way to stay in touch with one's heritage; it can connect people, but also isolate us. We'll hear from Chinese American writer Leslie Li who uses food as a symbol to tell her family's story in her new book Daughter of Heaven. We'll also talk to a second-generation restaurateur Jaques Haringer about his father's homeland; Alsace. Mr. Cutlets stops by to discuss unusual meats to throw on the grill for 4th of July, and he'll explain how to prepare the perfect hamburger. Finally, we'll visit with Patrick O'Connell. His "Inn at Little Washington" is considered one of America's best restaurants and has been called the birthplace of refined American cuisine.

Visit Mr. Cutlets.

This week's featured books:
Daughter of Heaven: A Memoir with Earthly Recipes
Leslie Li

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The Chez Francois Cookbook
Jacques Haeringer

(Buy it from BN.com)

Meat Me in Manhattan: A Carnivore's Guide to New York City
Mr. Cutlets (Josh Ozersky)

(Buy it from BN.com)

Patrick O'Connell's Refined American Cuisine: The Inn at Little Washington
Patrick O'Connell

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Cupcakes! from the cake-mix doctor
Anne Byrn

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