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Archived Shows
September 2009


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Celebrating the worker
It's almost Labor Day and we're celebrating the worker - even looking at real life worker bees... the buzzing kind. Robin Miller provides tips to ease YOUR dinner labor after a hard day's work. Wine importer Neal Rosenthal on his favorite grape, career, and customer advice. Oh, and the wait staff is at it again... ranting that is! Plus Tory McPhail looks back at Katrina. Also, cooking on a freighter, life on the farm, Coleman's Mega BLT sandwich and much more.

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This week's featured recipe:
The Coleman Mega-BLT Sandwich

This week's featured books:

Fruitless Fall
by Rowan Jacobsen

The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen
by Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards

Robin Rescues Dinner
by Robin Miller

Reflections of a Wine Merchant
by Neal Rosenthal

Waiter Rant
by Steve Dublanica

Ships of the Great Lakes Cookbook
by Paula McKenna



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Raiders of the Pantry
On today's show we're raiding the pantry! We'll learn everything from the pantry's history to organizing and stocking your own larder. And we'll examine the foods that we eat when we are by ourselves. News from the almond groves. Plus how to stock a heart-healthy pantry, tips to make healthy grains a habit, and much more.

This week's featured recipe:
Gingered Jalapeno Orange Cranberry Relish

This week's featured books:

The Pantry: Its History and Modern Uses
by Catherine Seiberling Pond

A Twist of the Wrist
by Nancy Silverton

The Ultimate Cookbook: 900 Recipes Thousands of Ideas
by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Gentlemen, Start Your Ovens
by Tucker Shaw

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant
by Jenni Ferrari Adler

Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart: Lifestyle Guide
by Bonnie Sanders Polin

Whole Grains Every Day Every Way
by Lorna Sass



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Back to school
It's back to school... and you know what that means. Time to start packing those lunches again! Food expert Aliza Green looked at 19 brands of tuna and explains what's in that can. We'll also talk to a high school culinary arts teacher who takes students who otherwise couldn't afford higher education and helps them compete for - and win - an impressive number of scholarships. Travel authority Arthur Frommer recalls obstacles of his early travel days and tips for today. Also, what does it take for a fifteen year old to get a reservation at Per Se? Plus, the allure of caffeine, the state of school cafeterias and much more.

-Also, Check out Aliza Green's Tunafish article
-Nick Normile, a Pennsylvania high school student, write a food blog that has been written about as far away as the UK.
-Chow.com's Lessley Anderson offers recipe suggestions for every student's brown bag lunch - no matter what kind of eater they are.

This week's featured recipe:
Fresh "Trouble-Free" Gazpacho

This week's featured books:

Starting With Ingredients: Baking
by Aliza Green

Ask and Travel Better, Cheaper and Smarter
by Arthur Frommer

The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug
by Bennett Weinberg and Bonnie Bealer



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The Fall Foods Show
The leaves are turning and there's a nip in the air. So, it's time to revamp those menus and bring some heartier fare and ingredients into the kitchen. We'll visit with the authors of the Canal House Cooking series. Later, some tips from our Registered Dietician for staying healthy during this flu season. And, something to bring the kid out in you - we'll hear from the author of the book that inspired the 3-D animated film, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. Plus, new insights on Jewish food history, slow foods from the Mediterranean, Chef Coleman's favorite fall foods and much more.

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayw/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This week's featured recipes:
Citrus Avocado Sandwiches
Crunchy Noodle Kugel

Check out the full version of the song, "You Gotta Wash Your Hands" performed by students at Philadelphia's High School for Creative and Performing Arts. The lyrics are by Ira Tucker Jr.

This week's featured books:

The Slow Mediterranean Cookbook
by Paula Wolfert

by Jennifer McLagan

Canal House Cooking
by Christopher Hersheimer and Melissa Hamilton

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett

Starting with Ingredients
by Aliza Green



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