Download Audio (mp3) On today's show, let's examine the good life! Finding the right job is often a key, so we'll talk to Irena Chalmers who knows of 150 jobs for food lovers. Later, a restaurant consultant reveals what it takes to succeed. Ruth Reichl's personal journey on learning how NOT to become her mother — and a few thoughts on mothers and food. Plus being Down Home with the Foodnetworks' Neely family. Later, success in the kitchen is all in the measuring and one woman's love gone wrong... with recipes.
Down Home With The Neely's
by Gina and Patrick Neely
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
by Giula Melucci
Food Jobs: Food Jobs: 150 Great Jobs For Culinary Students, Career Changers and Food Lovers
by Irena Chalmers
Heard it Through the Grapevine: The Things you Should Know to Enjoy Wine
by Matt Skinner
Not Becoming My Mother
by Ruth Reichl
by Michael Ruhlman
by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein
Download Audio (mp3) The best time machine is food. On today's show we'll travel in time to the dining hot spot of 1773 - Philadelphia's City Tavern. We'll also discover a unique writing project that looks at regional foods of the 1930's. Later, meet a fictional turn-of-the-century Harvey Girl and an historian looks at the origins of soul food. Also, if you've got a mid-life crisis the answer might be to travel the globe. And, one man finds the answer to his love life in Ramen Noodles. Plus, Bobby Flay's Burgers and Gourmet magazine says go Latin with your summer picnics.
The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed my Love Life
by Andy Raskin
Eat My Globe: One year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything
by Simon Majumdar
City Tavern Cookbook
by Walter Staib
by Gerald Kolpan
The Food of a Younger Land
by Mark Kurlansky
Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America
by Frederick Douglass Opie
Download Audio (mp3) Picture this...it's after midnight, you can't sleep and the refrigerator is calling. Or, like many chefs, you've just finished a long shift at work and deserve some down time before hitting the hay. I asked a lot of my colleagues just that - what do you enjoy eating in those wee hours of the morning-- what's your favorite midnight snack? Some folks might surprise you! We'll also talk with Corrine Trang about Asian noodle recipes -- good for any time of the day. Plus, the history of one of our favorite snacks, the potato chip. Later, artisan cheese from Vermont, and cuisine from the land of the midnight sun. And, a nutritionist weighs in on the midnight snack habit and you'll be surprised to hear what she has to say.
Credit: "Midnight snacking...Nigella Lawson style..." photo by flickr user myDefinition
Noodles Every Day: Delicious Recipes From Ramen to Rice Sticks by Corrine Trang
Six Hundred and Sixty Curries by Raghavan Iyer
Crunch: the History of the Great American Potato Chip by Dick Birhans
The Widow Clicquot by Tilar Mazzeo
The Foie Gras Wars Mark Caro
Atlas of American Artisan Cheese by Jeff Roberts
All Heart Family Cookbook by Suzanne Banfield and Kathy Kastan
Kitchen of Light by Andreas Viestad
Download Audio (mp3) Today we're all about the upcoming celebration on the Fourth. It's all about patriotic ceremonies, fireworks, history, and of course the food. And, as a nation of many immigrants, we're lucky to have many food influences. Lidia Bastianich (pictured) discusses her ten favorite places in Italy, plus her life as a native of Italy and her adopted America. Grilling expert David Joachim reveals how to master your grill. Hear about the ludicrous burger and get some tips to make your burgers perfect. We'll find out what's cooking in Yosemite and learn how to make a patriotic pizza dessert. Plus, the Texas State Fair!
Photo: "From the forthcoming "My Last Supper" by Melanie Dunea due out in November.