Download Audio (mp3) We're going on a road trip! Sure, it'd be nice to have a corvette cruising along Route 66, but even if your wheels are more mundane and the road goes to grandma's house, there's something mystical about a taking off on four wheels. Jane and Michael Stern give us some great road food finds. Plus, what every trip should have is a little stash of homemade sandwiches in the cooler. So, who better to talk to than Tom Coliccio? And, we'll get some advice from bread expert Father Dominic. Later, perfect picnic wine suggestions from Maureen Petrosky, and the ultimate road trip playlist from music critic Tom Moon. Also, real chuckwagon food, and three generations of southern cooks.
Caption: Jane and Michael Stern's big roadfood sandwich find at Harold's New York Deli in Edison, New Jersey.
Road music play list
-The Allman Bros. Band: anything from Live at the Fillmore East
-Bob Seger: "Turn The Page" from Greatest Hits Vol. 1
-Beau Jocque and the Zydeco High Rollers: "Cornbread" from Greatest Hits
-Dr. John: "Mama Roux" from Gris-Gris
Download Audio (mp3) Today's show really takes the cake... seriously! We're slicing up some regional specialties... from dried apple stack cake to Tom Douglas' savory crab cakes. We'll also talk to a grandmother and grandaughter about their personal family cookbook and a recipe that led to a marriage proposal. If cake is off your diet because of celiac disease, have heart and a piece of cake with tips for gluten-free baking. Plus, we'll find out about a unique Bastille Day Celebration and talk to Mark Kurlansky about his translation of the French classic, "The Belly of Paris."
Chef Jim Coleman gets tips on baking gluten-free with Elizabeth Barbone.
This week's featured books:
Let Me Eat Cake
by Leslie Miller
The Belly of Paris
by Emile Zola
A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes
by David Tanis
Easy Gluten-Free Baking
by Elizabeth Barbone
Hogs and Hominy
by Fredrick Douglas Opie
by Kate Jacobs
by Tom Douglas
Download Audio (mp3) Today we're having a little midsummer night's fun! We'll take an insider's romp through the crazy restaurant business with John Delucie. He's the chef/partner of New York's famed The Waverly Inn and tells quite a tale in his memoir, Hunger: The Story of Food, Desire, and Ambition. Plus, It seems the culinary gods can be cruel. France, once the Mount Olympus of cookery, is getting a bad rap these days. We'll take a look at that state of affairs. We'll also hear about the foods of Puerto Rico and how its island flavors inspire a line of cookies, We'll visit another island in Louisianna, Avery Island. Later A Harvard anthropologist on how fire made us human. Plus, preserving summers bounty, barbecue, and much more.
Chef Coleman discusses the state of French cuisine with Michael Steinberger, author of Au Revoir To All That.
This week's featured books:
Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen: Cooking Through the Seasons on Avery Island by Marcelle Beinvenue
Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que
by Chris Lily
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham
by Eugenia Bone
Hunger: The Story Of Food, Desire, And Ambition
by John Delucie
Au Revoir To All That: Food Wine and the End of France
by Michael Steinberger
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What does it take to be excellent? On today's show we're looking at the fine art of living excellently. Although it sure doesn't sound pretty, we'll discover how coffee is judged at the famed "Cup of Excellence." Our sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, gives us a "101" on the basics of blended wine. And, we'll take a look at the house wine of the south - sweet tea - and swap stories about life and food in the rural south. Historian Mark Kurlansky takes us through time in Gloucester, Mass. Later in the show, what we don't know about calories can hurt us. Also, a few artisanal gems from around the country and Steve Raichlen on summer grilling. Plus much more!