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January 2008


We've got a dragnet out....for hot food finds! The Hungry Detective shows us how to investigate the foodie scene. And, while we're hot on the trail discover Brazil. Cool down with a trip to Iceland and a new vodka. Or maybe a dish of gelato. Green Tea is top of the list for both hot and cold beverages. And if you are still hot on your pledge to lose a few pounds, we have tips for cooking tofu. Plus, Our Lady of Weight Loss.

This week's featured recipe:
Frozen Chocolate Mousse

This week's featured books:

Green Tea: 50 Hot Drinks, Cool Quenchers, and Sweet and Savory Treats
by Mary Lou Heiss

Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal
by Janice Taylor

Tofu 1-2-3
by Maribeth Abrams

Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste
by Ayun Halliday

Gelato!: Italian Ice Creams, Sorbetti, and Granite
by Pamela Sheldon Johns, Joyce Oudkerk-Pool (Photographer)

The Red Cat Cookbook: 125 Recipes from New York City's Favorite Neighborhood Restauran
by Jimmy Bradley, Andrew Friedman, David Sawyer (Photographer)



It's time to spice things up a bit! On today's Chef's Table we'll follow our own spice trail. We begin with the history of three influential spice cities. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi reveals how to layer lots of flavors. Plus her secrets for staying model thin and still eat those celebrity chef meals. Later, learn how to make amazingly light vegan cupcakes. Discover chocolate with Clay Gordon, and the world's most expensive coffee. And much more!

This week's featured recipes:
Nasoya "Garlic & Onion" Tofu with Corn, Tortilla Soup
Vitasoy Chocolate Soymilk Cheesecake

This week's featured books:

"The Taste Of Conquest" by Michael Krondl

"Tangy Tart Hot And Sweet" by Padma Lakshmi

"Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" and "Veganomicon" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

"Discover Chocolate: Ultimate Guide To Buying, Tasting, And Enjoying Fine Chocolate" by Clay Gordon

"Melissa's Great Book Of Produce: Everything You Need To Know About Fresh Fruits And Vegetables" by Cathy Thomas

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

"First Big Crush: The Down And Dirty On Making Great Wine In The Down Under" by Eric Arnold

"French Women Don't Diet" and "French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure" by Mirelle Guiliano

"Everything I Ate" by Tucker Shaw



Got a lot of frequent flyer miles? Guess what, probably not as much as your food does! Today, the average meal travels thousands of miles to our table. On today's show we're talking transportation... from our food to our personal travels. We begin with shipping containers and our moveable feast. A couple talks about their year eating locally. Later we take a train ride in India. We'll also talk to a neuroscientist about the tricks of memory and Proust's famous madeleines. Plus potluck pointers, Jessica Harris on the ferry rides of her childhood, and a cab driver's memoir.

This week's featured recipes:
Whole Roasted Organic Chicken with Plums with a Natural Pan Glaze

This week's featured books:

"Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome To The 21st Century" by Sarah Murray

"Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What To Do With My Life And Started Driving A Yellow Cab" by Melissa Plaut

"Crowd Pleasing Potluck" by Francine Halvorsen

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

"Proust Was A Neuroscientist" by Jonah Lehrer

"Plenty: One Man, One Woman And A Raucous Year Of Eating Locally" by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon

"The Martha's Vineyard Table" by Jessica Harris



It's time to get your Superbowl party game plan together. Bobby Flay stops by to give us some southwestern flare. We'll learn some nutrition tips from an NFL team dietician....if only we could all eat like linebacker! Ruth Reichl reveals the lure of southern cuisine and pimento cheese - perfect Superbowl food. And if football isn't your idea of entertainment, we've got an unusual art magazine that takes a new look at meat. Plus tapas, spice blends, and much more.

This week's featured recipes:
Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Croquetas
Jim's Firey Wings

This week's featured books:

"Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors From The Southwestern Kitchen" by Bobby Flay

"Meat Me In Manhattan" by Josh Ozersky aka Mr. Cutlets

"The Relaxed Kitchen" by Brigit Binns

"1080 Recipes" by Simone Ortega



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