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October 2007


Food sustains, nurtures and defines us. No matter where you are from, chances are there is a regional dish! Today, we'll look at food and community beginning with Matt and Ted Lee and their book,"The Lee Brothers' Southern Cookbook." Restaurateur Danny Meyer weighs in on how a restaurant can build community. We'll also visit with ex-pats looking for a taste of home in gardens. Also, the meditative chef; a farm and winery in Tuscany; and Melissa Clark's tips for fitting into that skinny black dress.

Boiled PeanutsBoiled Peanuts
Here's the final product - boiled peanuts. Raw peanuts are soaked eight hours and then boiled for five to eight hours in salty water. They are eaten out of the shell, much like edamame, and might be considered and acquired taste to some!
Gentl & Hyers; from The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook, W. W. Norton & Company, 2006

This week's featured recipe:
Family Kitchen Short Ribs

This week's featured books:

"The Lee Brothers Southern Cookbook." by Matt Lee and Ted Lee
"Black Forest Cuisine." by Walter Staib
"Setting the Table." by Danny Meyer
"The Skinny: How to Fit into your Little Black Dress Forever" by Robin Aronson and Melissa Clark
"A Taste Of Heritage."by Alma Hogan Snell
"The Earth Knows My Name." by Patricia Klindienst



Time can be a great ingredient. On today's show we talk about aging... from wine and cheeses to sausages and even father-son relationships. We'll also talk with Delilah Winder about soul food, a cuisine that has been handed down from generation to generation. Her Mac and Cheese recipe was deemed "The Best" by Oprah. Nora Ephron discusses women, age and necks. A father and son reconcile over bialys in a new memoir. Plus Graham Kerr's healthy life on the road and more.

This week's featured recipe:
Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey Necks (or Wings)

This week's featured books:

Deliliah's Everyday Soul: Southern Cooking with Style
by Delilah Winder, Jennifer Lindner McGlinn

I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
by Nora Ephron

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

Life, Death and Bialys: A Father/Son Baking Story
by Dylan Schaffer



Etiquette and eating. Everybody always has questions and on today's show we'll try get some answers as well as a little etiquette history. We'll also find out what happens when things go wrong in "Dinner Disasters." Then travel around the world with dumplings. But we won't stop there. Our journey continues along the spice trail of the Indian Ocean. We'll visit with a scientist who has reviewed the health benefits of red wine, and talk to a baker about the essentials of a very special chocolate blend. Plus much more!

This week's featured recipe:
Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey Necks (or Wings)

This week's featured books:

Elements Of The Table by Lynn Rosen

Dinner Party Disasters by Analiese Soros with Abigail Stokes

Where Flavor Was Born by Andreas Viestad

Modern Indian Cooking by Hari Nayak and Vikas Khanna

A World of Dumplings by Brian Yarvin

Fix-It And Enjoy-It Diabetic Cookbook by Phyllis Pellman Good

The Red Wine Diet by Roger Corder

The Essential Baker by Carole Bloom



Fall is the time for apples, winter squashes and, of course, the fall foliage. On today's show, we'll discover a quiet Victorian Fall destination in Michigan, Mackinac Island. Later, Darina Allen tells us all about Samhan, the Irish Halloween. It's not halloween without pumpkins and novelist Barbara Kingsolver enjoys growing these fruits of fall. Also, Phoebe Damrosch reveals the secrets of working front of the house in Thomas Keller's famed Per Se. Then we'll talk to Chef Keller, himself, about all his restaurants. Plus making perfect pies, the Amateur Gourmet and much more.

Fiscalini Cheese Co.

This week's featured recipe:
Cheesy Ham and Apple Muffins

This week's featured books:

Service Included: Four Star Secrets Of An Eavesdropping Waiterz by Phoebe Damrosch

The Amateur Gourmet by Adam Roberts

Bouchon" and "The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller

Animal Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Simply Delicious and Easy Entertaining: Over 250 Stress-free Recipes and Sensational Styling Ideas by Darina Allen

Recipes From Historic America: Cooking And Traveling With America's Finest Hotels by Linda Bauer



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