Wednesday, May 14, 2014
This thick, rib-sticking soup is the perfect cold-weather complement for Châteauneuf-du-Pape or other wines from the southern Rhône.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Makes 2 to 4 servings
If you can find ramps, use those in place of the scallions.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 bunch scallions (about 4 ounces), whites and greens separated and thinly sliced
3 thin lemon slices, each round cut into eight wedges
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional, for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional, for seasoning
1 bunch asparagus (about 1/2 pound), trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
4 large eggs
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Makes 2 servings
2 center-cut bone-in pork chops, about 1 1/2 inches thick
Kosher salt, for seasoning
Freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
3 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 large bunch of arugula, Swiss chard, or watercress, stems trimmed, about 5 ounces
Monday, April 28, 2014
Paul Robeson, Jr. had the deeply resonant voice of his father, as well as the tall build of the former actor, singer, and civil rights activist. And he spent a lifetime working to preserve that legacy. He not only wrote two books about his father, but created an archive of his writings and films at Howard University, and accepted a Grammy on his behalf in 1998. Paul Robeson, Jr. died at the age of 86. Leonard last spoke with him in August of 2001.
Friday, April 25, 2014
The Herald of Glasgow called Alistair MacLeod was “one of the greatest living writers in English.” That’s despite the fact that the Canadian’s output was relatively small. He only published one novel, No Great Mischief, (which he wrote over the course of 13 years), and fewer than two dozen short stories (which were all collected in the volume, Island). Rugged Cape Breton was his emotional heartland, and where he set most of his fiction. A perfectionist, he explained, “I take a lot of time thinking about what I’m writing.” He died recently at the age of 77. And you can hear Leonard’s interview with him from January, 2001.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Rubin Carter, otherwise known as Hurricane, had a powerful left hook and a ferocious, mesmerizing presence in and out of the ring. But his promise as a star prizefighter was cut short after he was wrongly convicted of murder, twice. He was imprisoned for 19 years before the charges were finally dismissed. His life became the subject of the 1999 movie “The Hurricane,” starring Denzel Washington. Carter told The New York Times shortly after his second conviction in 1977, “They can incarcerate my body but never my mind.” Carter died Sunday, April 20, of prostate cancer. He and his biographer James Hirsch spoke with Leonard on January 11, 2000.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Comedian Bob Saget was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how he got into comedy, an incident with a donkey on the set of Full House, and his infamous routine in the film The Aristocrats. He also told us that he's a foodie. Find out what else Bob Saget told us about books, music and meatloaf.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Mickey Rooney got his first laugh on stage when he was just 18 months old, launching him to a long career in show business. He became a major box office draw in the late 1930 and early 1940's, and was best-known for the nine films he made with Judy Garland. He died recently at the age of 93. He was on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2004 with his wife Jan - his 8th - to talk about their off-Broadway show "Let's Put on a Show," which looked back at Rooney's long and varied career.