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Last Chance Foods covers produce that’s about to go out of season, gives you a heads up on what’s still available at the farmers market, and tells you how to keep it fresh through the winter. Each week, WNYC host Amy Eddings chats with farmers, chefs, and food writers to get the story behind the food.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Rosie Schaap, New York Times Magazine Columnist

Friday, December 27, 2013

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Adding alcohol to the searing hot pan of the Stir Fry was bound to cause trouble. I should have had a fire extinguisher on hand for my lightning round with New York Times Magazine "Drinks" columnist Rosie Schaap.

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Recipe: Sapporo Soup Curry

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Okay, so a hundred-plus years after Japan discovered loose, soupy British-style curry and thickened and adapted it for a rice-eating culture, guess what? Soup curry makes a comeback!"

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Recipe: Retro Curry

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Let’s dial it back to where it all began: old-school Japanese curry. Sweet-savory, fragrant, rich—and irresistible—this dish calls for the classic Japanese curry ingredients, that is, root vegetables, apple, and beef."

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Last Chance Foods: Our 2013 Cookbook Gift Guide

Friday, December 20, 2013

With Christmas less than a week away, these beautiful tomes come in handy as last minute gifts. Here are our picks for some of our favorite cookbooks of the year. We even snagged a few recipes from them for your cooking pleasure.

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Recipe: Grilled Avocados and Chiles

Friday, December 20, 2013

"[F]or the record, you haven’t lived until you’ve eaten a grilled avocado."

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Recipe: Hickory Rib-Eye Steaks with Bacon-Molasses Butter

Friday, December 20, 2013

"If you can resist eating the molasses-coated bacon long enough to mix it into the butter, you’ll discover that these few simple ingredients create something delicious."

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Recipe: Spiced 'Pumpkin' Fritters with Chocolate Sauce and Candied Pepitas

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Think of these as pumpkin-pie doughnuts. Do I need to say more? Oh, with chocolate sauce and candied, spiced pepitas."

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Last Chance Foods: Talking Ramen with Ivan Orkin

Friday, December 06, 2013

Chef Ivan Orkin talks how, as a Jewish guy from Long Island, he became famous for making ramen and hints at when his Lower East Side restaurant will open. He also shares his recipe for toasted rye noodles.

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Ivan Ramen's Toasted Rye Noodles

Friday, December 06, 2013

Ivan Orkin shares his recipe for toasted rye noodles from his cookbook Ivan Ramen.

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Last Chance Foods: Tips on Creating a Thanksgiving Menu for Every Dietary Restriction

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegan and vegetarian — has your Thanksgiving menu being undermined by food allergies and ethical objections? Tell us about what you don’t eat or share how you've catered to the dietary restrictions of your friends and family.

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Last Chance Foods: How Jacques Torres Does Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22, 2013

Master pastry chef Jacques Torres offers some advice for bakers and talks about what's on his Thanksgiving menu. He describes how he makes upside down apple tart and shares his recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

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Last Chance Foods: Getting a Start on Christmas Cake

Friday, November 15, 2013

Time is running out to make English Christmas cake — it needs to be regularly basted in booze for at least five weeks. Out magazine editor Aaron Hicklin explains the process and tradition of making the holiday dessert.

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Last Chance Foods: Mastering Maitake Mushrooms

Friday, November 08, 2013

Cookbook author Marie Viljoen debunks common mushroom myths and talks about the allure of maitake mushrooms, also known as hen of the woods. 

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Recipe: Wild Mushroom Pizza

Friday, November 08, 2013

The author of 66 Square Feet, Marie Viljoen shares her recipe for wild mushroom pizza, which she has adapted to feature maitake, or hen of the woods, mushrooms.

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Amy Edding's Food for Thought: A Maitake Sampler

Thursday, November 07, 2013

WNYC

Author Marie Viljoen shares a tasting menu of maitake mushrooms, also known as hen of the woods, prepared three ways.

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Last Chance Foods: Turning Host on Host for Food Fridays

Friday, November 01, 2013

Veteran host Leonard Lopate spoke about Food Fridays and the new three-ingredient challenge. Also, find out what food-related issues cause the most controversy and what kitchen tool is his favorite.

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Last Chance Foods: Chow-Chow's Southern Roots

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chow-chow may sound like baby talk, but Saving the Season author Kevin West explains that the catch-all relish has a long tradition in the South. Learn more and try his recipe.

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Last Chance Foods: Lidia's Common Sense Risotto

Friday, October 18, 2013

Award-winning television host and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich explained that once you master the technique of making risotto, nearly any ingredient can be added as a highlight — even lettuce. Listen to her explanation of the basics and try her recipe for lettuce risotto.

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Last Chance Foods: Could Tatsoi Be the Next Kale?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Liz Neumark, the CEO of the catering company Great Performances, talks about two unusual leafy greens that are currently in season. Try two recipes for tatsoi and mizuna from her new cookbook.

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Last Chance Foods: Crafting Tomato Junk

Friday, October 04, 2013

Garden writer Margaret Roach has a strong suggestion for what do with all your end-of-season tomatoes and other odds and ends: make tomato junk. Find out what that is and get the recipe.

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