Download Audio (mp3) Fourth of July
It's time for Stars and Stripes, fireworks and a good ol' summer picnic. Bobby Flay weighs in on what makes a burger a burger...for him! We'll also hear about a festive Latin picnic, and take a look back to the days when the flag had only 38 stars. Plus, we'll take a look at the many influences in Soul Food, discover a unique camp for adults and much more.
The Conscious Kitchen by Alexandra Zissu
Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries, and Shakes by Bobby Flay
Hog and Hominy by Frederick Douglass Opie
Download Audio (mp3) Escape Show
We all need an escape sometimes...especially from the office cubicle. Lidia Bastianich explores Liguria, one of the lesser known regions of Italy. We'll also discover a "new" region in France and some tastes of Brazil. Later, we'll get a lesson in cooking fish and some tips for using the work. Plus, the history of immigrant foods in New York and much more.
Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy by Lidia Bastianich
The Brazilian Kitchen, 100 Classic and Contemporary Recipes for the Home Cook by Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
Stir-Frying to the Skya s Edge by Grace Young
Hay Fever: How Chasing a Dream on a Vermont Farm Changed My Life by Angela Miller
The Wine Club: A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning About Wine with Friends by Maureen Petrosky
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families by Jane Ziegelman
Download Audio (mp3) Food and Art
Are Chef's journeymen or artists? We'll examine that question and take a look at food's role in the arts....from literature and painting to music and even philosophy. A scholar of ancient Rome reveals influences we see today. Meet the Martha Stewart of the Victorian age, and a chef who is being touted as POST post modern. Also, the English language has more synonyms for being inebriated than you can imagine! Later, we'll take a look at a program that teaches art history through cooking. Finally, a look at soda consumption and some healthy alternatives. And much more!
Interested in Moretum, the poem Cam Grey mentioned?
It's part of what we call the Pseudo-Vergilian corpus or Appendix Vergiliana, that is poems written in the style of the Latin poet Vergil (or Virgil), but not actually by him. You can view the poem in both Latin and English.
Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary by Paul Dickson
Download Audio (mp3) Competition Show
Food fight...no not really! But we are taking a look at competition in the kitchen. We'll visit with a physician who took his hobby cooking to the finals in a recipe contest. Then visit with a sociologist who has some insight into those family kitchen squabbles. Later in the show we'll meet 26 unusual characters... they all came from tossed away grocery lists and one woman's imagination. Serve up Jim Coleman's favorite mackerel recipe and discover why it is the most ecologically sound fish to serve. Also sommelier Marnie Old and brewmaster Sam Calgione on why "He Said Beer; She Said Wine" and how to change up those beverage pairings. The world's largest fishcake, plus much more!
He Said Beer; She Said Wine by Marnie Old and Sam Galagione
Making Up With Mom: Why Mothers and Daughters Disagree About Kids, Careers and Casseroles (and What to do About It) by Julie Halpert and Dr. Deborah Carr
Download Audio (mp3) Spice Necklace
Ah... Imagine island hopping in the Caribbean. That's what Ann Vanderhoof did in a 42 foot sail boat, not once but twice! We'll also get the history of a treasured spice, nutmeg. Later, we go from the exotic to the mundane... celery. But, it may be more than an addition to potato salad or a garnish on a Bloody Mary. Then cake and comfort take center stage in memoir by Kate Moses. Later, what's eating you? We'll take a look at worry and foods that can help. Plus, gluten free baking... it is possible.