Download Audio (mp3) What are the two scariest words for restaurant workers? Valentine's Day... so on today's Chef's Table we'll hear how a waiter made his frustrating rant work for him. And, Chef Jim Coleman reveals a little bit about the Valentine's Day that his staff dubbed, "St. Valentine's Massacre." But, if you want to do something nice for your sweetheart, serve them some Vitamin D. Our registered Dietician tells us why. Later in the show, we'll discover an early 20th Russian scientist who had more adventures than Indiana Jones. Plus, tips for making tea, kissing in the kitchen, and much more.
The Wine Club: A Month To Month Guide To Learning About Wine With Friends
by Maureen Petrosky
The Harney And Son's Guide To Tea
by Michael Harney
Where Our Food Comes From - Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
by Gary Paul Nabhan
Download Audio (mp3) There's nothing like getting in the kitchen to cure mid-winter blues. Homemade stocks and soups are great to put away in the freezer for when you don't feel like cooking in warmer weather. And long simmering steams the windows up a bit and adds a welcoming aroma to the house. Today's show features Michael Ruhlman on stocks and Grace Parisi on sauces. We'll also talk to Danny Meyer about being a restaurateur. Also, the history and fate of one of the most popular fruits. Plus seven tips to a longer and healthier life. And much more!
Caption: Ratatouille the dish, (left) and Ratatouille the Disney/Pixar film (right).
There's food and then there's film. And what happens when you put the two of them together? Today's show is all about the marriage of food and movies. We'll get the inside scoop and talk to restaurateur and former actor, Pino Luongo. Thomas Keller stops by to talk about consulting on food movies. Also, Michael Pollan sets the scene for a documentary that follows a corn kernel from seed to plate. Plus, cocktails inspired by a director, the culture of popcorn, and healthy candy choices at the theater.
Caption: Scene from Spanglish (left) and King Corn (right).
French Laundry Cookbook and Bouchon
by Thomas Keller
Climbing the Mango Tree
by Madjur Jaffrey
Dirty Dishes: A Restaurateur's Story Of Passion, Pain and Pasta
by Pino Luongo
Omnivore's DilemmaIn Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
Eat This Not That
David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding
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The Superbowl is over, no holidays on the horizon and weeks before it is spring. Could be you have the winter blues. This week on A Chef's Table, we'll talk to a nutritionist about foods to help those down-in-the-dumps symptoms. Then we'll discover some olive oil from sunny Italy and, later, more good ideas from the Mediterranean diet. Plus Andrew Carmellini cooks urban Italian and wines priced to be recession-proof.
Caption: Olive tree from Rivida family farm, La Gurra.