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June 2010


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Making a difference
Today's show is all about making a difference - from products that are also catalysts of social awareness, to a unique program that puts a personal face on poverty and hunger. Later, we'll visit with Hilary Baum. She initiated a program to bring fresh foods to New York City. Also, searching the globe for the best steaks; discovering the rich history of Low Country foods; and nutrition tips from Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

Caption: Dr. Nancy Snyderman

More information:
-The Staglin Music Festival for Mental Health

Putting a face on poverty:
-Witnesses to Hunger
-The Philadelphia GROW Project
-Drexel University School of Public Health

This week's featured recipe:
Angela's Eat Your Greens Lasagna
Carolina Shrimp Gumbo

This week's featured books:

The Food, Folklore and Art of Low Country Cooking
by Joseph Dabney

Medical Myths That Can Kill You
by Dr. Nancy Snyderman

by Mark Schatzker



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The Father's Day Show
Father's Day is on the horizon and while it's never as big a day as Mother's Day in the food world, it's not just the grilling and the sports. Fathers influence us in many ways. We'll talk to Maria Rodale about her father and grandfather's commitment to organics, a tradition that she continues. Later, a daughter learns to understand her dad through his love of wine and two brothers break from family tradition to start a restaurant. We'll also talk to Mark Bittman on how to incorporate vegetarian cookery into your meals. And, we'll learn to please everyone in the family at one meal from meat and potatoes to vegan.

This week's featured recipe:
My Favorite Liver and Onions

This week's featured books:

The Veselka Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Landmark Restaurant in New York's East Village
by Tom Birchard

Everything But the Coffee: Learning about America through Starbucks
by Bryant Simon

Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen
by Michael Symon

Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook
by Bruce and Eric Bromberg

by Kathryn Borel

Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe
by Maria Rodale

Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato
by Arthur Allen

How To Cook Everything Vegetarian
by Mark Bittman



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Summer is all about the food
Summer is finally here! And summer is all about the food... fresh vegetables, fruits, and cheeses made from spring pastures. On today's show we'll celebrate a Danish midsummer festival. Plus, a farm grows in Brooklyn. Later meet the inventor of that famed college food, Ramen Noodles. Also, a look at a century of dieting and a way to eat what you love even while sticking to those healthy eating goals.

Credit: Flickr user robanhk

This week's featured recipe:
Grilled Lamb Leg with Grilled Vegetables

This week's featured books:

The Scandinavian Cookbook
by Trina Hahnemann

My Empire of Dirt
by Manny Howard

Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese
by Eric LeMay

Eat What You Love
by Marlene Koch

The Hundred Year Diet: America's Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight
by Susan Yager

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



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Mid Summer Night's Dream
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.

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Featured Interview

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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