Download Audio (mp3) Quandries, questions and curious solutions to "living green"
It's been said that eating is not only an agricultural act, but also a political one. But it does make sense that how we eat can make a lasting impact on our environment - the problem is figuring out what choices really matter. Paper plates? Organic Vegetables? Bottled Water? This week we examine some choices. From replacing veal with buffalo to entertaining tips that don't fill up the landfill with one-time products, we'll discuss the quandries, questions and curious solutions to "living green." We'll talk to the author of The Ethical Gourmet, discover a winery that composes four-star meals, and talk to the Soup Peddler. Plus much more...
Adventures and journeys with food
It's the time of year to start thinking about getting away. On today's show, we're all about traveling. And food, of course! Some journeys are more about the getting there than the being there, so we'll hear about the adventures of the Lunatic Express. Plus we'll go around the world in 80 dumplings, the ultimate multi-cultural dish. Arthur Schwartz discusses his favorite Italian street foods and we'll also find out how to host a European ham party. Plus, no matter how far you travel from home, usually Mom makes it best, so we'll honor her home cooking.
The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide
by Wai Hon Chu and Connie Lovatt
The Southern Italian Table: Authentic Tastes from Traditional Kitchens
by Arthur Schwartz
The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes
by Carl Hoffman
Dirty Dishes: A Restaurateur's Story of Passion, Pain and Pasta
by Pino Luongo
Bittersweet: Lessons From My Mother's Kitchen
by Matt McAllester
by Elizabeth David
Download Audio (mp3) Organizing food prep, and some healthy eating tips
We all can use a little spring cleaning and we definitely can use more organization in our lives. On today's show Sara Moulton streamlines family meal preparation. And, got food allergies? Tips for allergy-free baking. Plus, ever buy tofu and never cook it? We've got easy ways to add this ingredient to your healthy eating. Later, effortless bread from Sullivan Street's Jim Lahey and fun picnic ideas.
Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners
by Sara Moulton
by James Peterson
The Allergen Free Baker's Handbook
by Cybelle Pascal
by Jim Lahey
How to Cheat at Organizing: Quick Clutter Clobbering Ways to Simplify Your Life
by Jeff Bredenberg
Quick Fix Meals
by Robin Miller
by Maribeth Abrams
Download Audio (mp3) Life lessons in food
Chefs look to many people to influence their cuisine, but sometimes the lessons learned at work can extend to their private lives as well. New York Times food writer Kim Severson talks about her memoir and the female food professionals who taught her life lessons. Good news... teens in the kitchen can help the whole family eat more healthfully. Later, we'll talk salt and get some tips to stick to our diets. We'll also learn how to plan a family reunion, discover the perfect way to keep bugs at bay, and much more!
Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs
by Rozanne Gold
Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life
by Kim Severson
Diet for A Small Planet
by Frances Moore Lappe
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It
by Anna Lappe
Download Audio (mp3) Living the good life
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.