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Tribute: Mario Cuomo

Friday, January 02, 2015

Mario Cuomo, the 52nd  gov of New York State for 12 years, from 1983-1994, was on the show twice, to discuss his legacy, his politics, and his admiration for Lincoln. 

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Saveur's French Onion Dip

Monday, December 29, 2014

French Onion Dip from Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook

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Saveur's Parsely and Onion Salad

Monday, December 29, 2014

Chef Jeremiah Tower rose to fame in the 1980s thanks to his San Francisco restaurant Stars, a pulpit from which he evangelized for the bright, lucid flavors of Californian produce. 

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Recipe: Deb Perelman's Big Breakfast Latkes

Monday, December 15, 2014

Just about everyone who makes breakfast has a version of breakfast potatoes, be they hash browns or home fries or skillet- smashed potatoes

Recipe: Dorie Greenspan's Lemon Madeleines

Friday, December 12, 2014

Madeleines are the ne plus ultra of teacakes. 

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Recipe: Dorie Greenspan's Cranberry Crackle Tart

Friday, December 12, 2014

The tart has three layers, each adding something different to the mix.

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Tribute: Kent Haruf

Monday, December 08, 2014

Kent Haruf passed away from complications on November 30, 2014. He wrote of small town Colorado in his novels, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. 

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Guest Picks: Tracie Thoms

Friday, December 05, 2014

Tracie Thoms and John Hawkes joined us to talk about their new play, "Lost Lake." Tracie is a fan of Alice Smith and The Walking Dead. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: John Hawkes

Friday, December 05, 2014

John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms talked to us about their new play, Lost Lake. John told us that he is a fan of Carole King and Tom Drury. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Tribute: P.D. James

Thursday, December 04, 2014

P.D. James was known as “the Queen of Crime” for her amazing detective mysteries. She died at the age of 94. You can hear several of her interviews with Leonard here. 

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Recipe: Libby O'Connell's Firehouse Chili Con Carne

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A recipe straight from Lieutenant Bryan Gomoka and the team of firefighters that make up Company 33 and Ladder Company 9 that reside on New York City's Great Jones Street.

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Recipe: Libby O'Connell's Colonial Syllabub

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A fashionable, frothy drink comprised of whipped cream, sugar, and wine or brandy enjoyed by colonial Americans in the 1760s.

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Recipe: Libby O'Connell's Ginger Carrot Soup

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

According to culinary historian Dr. Libby O'Connell, ginger carrot soup gained popularity in the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing on menus across the country. 

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Guest Picks: Kara Lynn Joyce

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kara Lynn Joyce was on the show on November 24, 2014 to talk about the documentary Touch the Wall. She is a fan of Baseball and Mac and Cheese. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Christo Brock

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christo Brock was on the show on November 24. 2014 to discuss his film Touch The Wall. He's a fan of Loretta Lynn and Jared Diamond. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Remembering Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The film and theater director was on the Lopate Show in 2012 and 2013. He spoke about why he loves directing plays on the stage and why he fired himself from the 'The Sopranos.'

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Honey Roasted Duck with Apple and Potato Confit

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Another alternative to turkey this Thanksgiving is sweet and tender roasted duck.

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Maple-Bacon Glazed Pork Loin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If turkey isn't a favorite food, you could serve roast pork with Brussels sprouts and butternut squash instead.

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Video: Alice McDermott on Santa Fe, Nabokov, "Parlor floor and basement"

Monday, November 17, 2014

Alice McDermott talked about why she loves Nabokov, why Santa Fe makes her think of Willa Cather, and writing fictional diaries.

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Recipe: Marcus Samuelsson's Sweet Doggy Dogs with Shrimp Salad

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Marcus Samuelsson's mash-up of an American corn dog and a Swedish hot dog. The Swedish serve their hot dogs with a sweet shrimp salad on top.

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