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September 2008


It's time to head back to school. You won't recognize today's cafeteria food. We spoke with some members of the School Nutrition Association -- aka "The Cafeteria Ladies" about changes on the menu. And, you remember that lunchbox from kindergarten? What do you think it is worth now? We talk to a collector. News on kids and cholesterol, and we take a look at dishes from Spain, Cyprus and beyond. Plus Chef Coleman's recipe for healthy lunchbox cookies and much more!

This week's featured recipe:
Oatmeal Almond Cookies

This week's featured books:

Olives And Oranges Recipes From Italy, Spain, Cyprus and Beyond by Sara Jenkins

Dinner Diaries: Raising Whole Wheat Kids in a White Bread World by Betsey Block

Children, Adolescents, and the Media by Amy B. Jordan, Ph.D., Victor C. Strasburger, MD, and Barbara J. Wilson

Bistros and Brasseries by Lou Jones and John Fisher



Fall ushers in the last of the garden harvest. After a fast paced summer, we're returning to slow, autumn cooking. So, today's show is a little autumn stew - a few ingredients, some cooking techniques and time spent in the kitchen. Ingredients like tomatoes... heirloom, of course. We recall a conversation with Paula Wolfert about slow, mediterranean cooking. And if you think wine education has to be formal and stuffy... you haven't seen Gary Vaynerchuk. Plus Jennifer McLagan on the joy of fat, and a backyard chicken farmer tells his tale.

This week's featured recipe:
Chef's Table Short Ribs

Want to try some of Paula Wolfert's mediterranean cooking?

Watch Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine LibraryTV.com

This week's featured books:

Starting with Ingredients: Baking: Quintessential Recipes for the Way We Really Bake by Aliza Green
Take a sneak peak at Aliza Green's forthcoming "Starting with Ingredients Baking" with her California Walnut-Rosemary Bread recipe.

Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan

Fat: An Appreciation Of A Misunderstood Ingredient by Jennifer McLagan

The Heirloom Tomato From Garden to Table Amy Goldman

The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch

The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen by Paula Wolfert

Real Food For Healthy Kids by Tanya Steel and Tracey Seaman

Home to Roost: A Backyard Farmer Chases Chickens Through the Ages by Bob Sheasley

101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World by Gary Vaynerchuk



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



Whether you sit down to an elaborate meal at a restaurant, or eat a bowl of cereal standing over the sink, there's so much that goes into what and how we eat. Today we'll look at ingredients, techniques... even a waiter's rant (plus a few from customers). Also, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out we've got an obesity problem. A behavioral psychologist says eat like our ancestors. Plus, Rowan Jacobsen on the the plight of the honey bee; Neal Rosenthal on the life as a wine importer; and almond expert Priscilla Martel.

Almonds trees are in blossom
By: Flickr user Frank Jakobi

This week's featured recipes:
Almond Cake with Honey-Orange Glaze
Priscilla Martel's Almond Milk

This week's featured books:

Latin Evolution by Jose Garces

Fruitless Fall: The Collapse Of The Honeybee And The Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen

Waistland: The R/evolutionary Science Behind Our Weight And Fitness Crisis by Diedre Barrett

Reflections Of A Wine Merchant by Neal Rosenthal
for more about Neal Rosenthal's wines

Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica

Up For Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex And Starting Over by Cathy Alter


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