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February 2007

02/03/07
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Sugar plays a starring role on Valentine's Day, but it's also a big part of our every day lives. We'll discover how we developed our famous sweet tooth. Our guest is Wendy Woloson, author of Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and consumers in Nineteenth-Century America. Later on the show; if you want to impress your Valentine this year, the hip gift isn't fancy gourmet chocolates. It's a blast from the past; retro candy! Finally, love great barbeque but don't want to stand outside in the cold grilling? Bring the grill indoors! BBQ Guru Steven Raichlen will tell you how to tame the flame right in your home.

This week's featured recipe:
Valentine's Day Punch

This week's featured books:

Candy: The Sweet History
by Beth Kimmerle
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Refined Taste: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America
by Wendy A. Woloson
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Nightly Specials: 125 Recipes for Spontaneous, Creative Cooking at Home
by Michael Lomonaco, Andrew Friedman, Shimon (Photographer), Tammar Rothstein (Photographer)
(Buy it from BN.com)

Raichlen's Indoor Grilling: Bring Those Outdoor Flavors Indoors
by Steven Raichlen, Ron Tanovitz (Illustrator), Susan Goldman (Photographer)
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Everyday Dining with Wine
by Andrea Immer
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02/10/07
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For a short month February has a lot going on! On today's show we'll cover the highlights...Presidents Day, Chinese New Year and Valentines. Our sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, gives us expert advice for romantic wine and food pairings. Corrine Trang, Stuart Chang Berman, and Eileen Yin-Fei Lo each describe their families' New Year celebrations. Paula Deen entertains with Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter. We also discover a unique cake recipe that makes 100 different desserts. Plus, the latest findings on cloned milk and meats...and they cause quite a stir with Chef Coleman.

Respond with your thoughts on cloned milk and meats.

This week's featured recipe:
Chinese New Year Vegetarian Potstickers

This week's featured books:

Essentials of Asian Cuisine: Fundamentals and Favorite Recipes
by Corinne Trang, Christopher Hirsheimer (Photographer)
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Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food from a Family Table
by Corinne Trang, Christopher Hirsheimer
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The Asian Grill: Great Recipes, Bold Flavors
by Corinne Trang
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Potsticker Chronicles: Favorite Chinese Recipes and Family Fables
by Stuart Chang Berman
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My Grandmother's Chinese Kitchen: 100 Family Recipes and Life Lessons
by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, San Yan Wong (Illustrator)
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Paula Deen Celebrates!: Best Dishes and Best Wishes for the Best Times of Your Life
by Paula Deen, (With) Martha Nesbit
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Two of Us...and Friends: A Young Couple's Guide to Entertaining (Easily, Affordably) with Wit and Style
by Jessie Carry Saunders
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The Wine Club: A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning about Wine with Friends
by Maureen Christian Petrosky, Tricia Laning (Editor)
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One Cake, One Hundred Desserts: Learn One Foolproof Cake Recipe and Make 100 Desserts
by Greg Case, Keri Fisher
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02/17/07
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It's almost Oscar Night! So maybe you pop the champagne cork for a fancy party, or just pop the popcorn... we've got party tips. Actress and cookbook author, Madhur Jaffrey, visits. Plus Nora Ephron discusses her films; and Jonathan Reynolds talks about his stargazy pie and working with Francis Ford Coppola. Chris Cognac from Food Network's "Hungry Detective", reveals best food finds in LA. Did you see your favorite frozen dinner in movie? We'll discuss the growing trend of product placement and more. Lari Robling guest hosts for Chef Jim Coleman.

This week's featured recipe:
Asian Flavored Popcorn

This week's featured books:

Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India
by Madhur Jaffrey
(Buy it from BN.com)

I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
by Nora Ephron
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The Asian Grill: Great Recipes, Bold Flavors
by Pamela Anderson, Rita Maas (Photographer)
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Wrestling with Gravy: A Life, with Food
by Jonathan Reynolds
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Seduced by Bacon: Recipes & Lore about America's Favorite Indulgence
by Joanna Pruess, Bob Lape, Liesa Cole (Photographer)
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02/24/07
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Where in the world is. . . Chef Jim Coleman?! In this encore presentation, the travel bug bites, so grab your boarding pass. Naomi Duguid takes us on a tour of the Great Subcontinent in her book, "Mangoes and Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels." Taste a unique meat treat from Asia and Celebrate St. David's Day in Wales. Tina Nordstrom, PBS host of "New Scandinavian Cooking," tells us what it's like to cook in an ice hotel and dive for oysters. We'll also stop by Tuscany and when we arrive home, we'll talk about the serious topic of raising kids with good nutritional habits. But we won't get too serious- we'll talk about retro cereal boxes, too!

Visit the Welsh Society of Philadelphia

Jerkey from New Beef King

This week's featured recipe:
Curach — Irish Honey-and-Oatmeal Cream
Two recipes from David A. Walker Jr of the Welsh Society of Philadelphia

This week's featured books:
Mangoes and Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid (Photographer)

(Buy it from BN.com)

Meat Me in Manhattan: A Carnivore's Guide to New York
by Mr. Cutlets, Kate Gardner (Photographer)

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True Tuscan: Flavors and Memories from the Countryside of Tuscany
by Cesare Casella

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A Culinary Tour of Sweden
by Tina Nordstroem

Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life
by Ellie Krieger, Kelly James-Enger

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Take the Fight out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child's Eating Problems
by Donna Fish

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The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet
by David Hoffman

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