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September 2007


Today we're mixing it up with ingredients! Russ Parsons gives us the low down on picking and storing some great summer produce. We'll also discover the lesser known Asian cuisine: food from the Philipines. Find out why wasabi isn't really wasabi; plus what goes on in a Martha Stewart test kitchen. Later we'll meet a couple who spent a year eating only what was available within a 100 miles....and they stayed married to each other after all that! Sheila Lukins celebrates 25 years of The Silver Palate. Also, our sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, on pairing wine with summer salads, Chef Coleman's favorite ingredient and much more.

This week's featured recipe:
Herb and Lime Tofu in Lettuce Bundles

This week's featured books:

How to Pick a Peach by Russ Parson

The Wine Club: A Month By Month Guide To Learning About Wine With Friends by Maureen Petrosky

Great Food Fast From The Kitchens Of Martha Stewart Living by Sandy Gluck.

25th Anniversary Edition Of The Silver Palate Cookbook by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

Food to Live By by Myra Goodman

The Zen of Fishby Trevor Corson

Memories of Phillipine Kitchensby Amy Besa and Romy Doroton

Plentyby Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon



Summer's done and it's back to school. We'll start packing lunches--a pediatrician gives us some healthy tips. But what do you do when the nest empties and there are no more lunches ...or dinners... to make? Find out how to manage the Empty Nest kitchen. We get a lesson from the Monell Center on smell and memory. And we meet a woman keeping Syrian Jewish traditions alive in a new homeland. Also, Faith Willinger on life in Italy and Princess Diana's personal chef talks about his recipes and memories.

Peanut Butter and Co.

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Images from The Aroma of Alpeppo by Poopa Dweck

This week's featured recipe:
Butternut Squash Soup

This week's featured books:

Adventures of an Italian Food Lover by Faith Willinger

Peanut Butter and Company Cookbook by Lee Zalben

Growing up Healthy, The Next Generation Way by Dr. Mary Ellen Renna

The Empty Nest Cookbook by Joy Smith

Big Sur Inn: The Deetjen Legacy by Anita Alan

The Aroma of Alpeppo by Poopa Dweck

Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen by Darren McGrady



On today's show we're raiding the pantry! We'll learn everything from the pantry's history to organizing and stocking your own larder. And we'll examine the foods that we eat when we are by ourselves. News from the almond groves. Plus how to stock a heart-healthy pantry, tips to make healthy grains a habit, and much more.

This week's featured recipe:
Gingered Jalapeno Orange Cranberry Relish

This week's featured books:

The Pantry: Its History and Modern Uses by Catherine Seiberling Pond

A Twist of the Wrist by Nancy Silverton

The Ultimate Cookbook: 900 Recipes Thousands of Ideas by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Gentlemen, Start Your Ovens by Tucker Shaw

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant by Jenni Ferrari Adler

Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart: Lifestyle Guide by Bonnie Sanders Polin

Whole Grains Every Day Every Way by Lorna Sass



Food can show you the world. It can be about geography, politics, and culture..... And sometimes it's just about what tastes good! But each of these things has boundaries.........today's show explores some. We'll have a scientific look at foods that can be one person's delicacies and another's, "yuk." We talk to Lidia Bastianich about the changing boundaries in her childhood---and regional pasta. Raymond Sokolov with 101vegetable ideas, and a look at the many regional cuisines of India. Plus spaghetti for breakfast, pairing cheese with beer and, yes, even beer ice cream.

This week's featured books:

Lidia's Italy by Lidia Bastianich

A Cannon of Vegetables: 101 Classic Recipes by Raymond Sokolov

In Bad Taste: The Adventures And Science Behind Food Delicacies by Dr. Massimo Marcone

The Spaghetti Sauce Gourmet by David Joachim

Eating India: An Odyssey Into The Food And Culture Of The Land Of Spices by Chitrita Banerji

Pure Dessert: True Flavors, Inspired Ingredients And Simple Recipes by Alice Medrich

The Wine Club by Maureen Petrosky



If you are in the mood to grab your passport, or just want to think about far away places, today's show takes us to some usual destinations. We'll go to Tasmania for an exotic honey; then a big jump to France to explore the style of King Louis 14th. Discover the lure of Indonesia, plus life on a European houseboat, our monthly wine recommendation, and foods of the southwest.

This week's featured recipe:
Mahi Mahi with Tomatillo-Serrano Chile Vinaigrette

This week's featured books:

Seasonal Southwest Cooking
by Barbara Pool Fenzl, Christopher Marchetti (Photographer), (Foreword by Jacques Pepin)

Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey - The Sweet Liquid God That Seduced the World
by Holley Bishop

The Bistros, Brasseries, and Wine Bars of Paris: Everyday Recipes from the Real Paris
by Daniel Young

A Culinary Journey in Gascony: Recipes and Stories from My French Canal Boat
by Kate Hill

The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour!
by Joan DeJean

The Wine Club: A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning about Wine with Friends
by Maureen Christian Petrosky, Tricia Laning (Editor)

Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia
by James Oseland<

The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook
by Sean Williams



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