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Every few months we dedicate our Friday shows to all things food. We'll look at food through a variety of lenses—culinary, social, cultural, political, and talk to chefs, restaurant critics, food writers. We'll also have recipes, cooking tips, how-to demonstrations.

Recently in Food Fridays

Recipe: Gabrielle Hamilton's Shaved Celery, fennel and Radishes Salad with Buttered Valdeon Toasts

Friday, April 12, 2013

Gabrielle Hamilton, chef and owner of Prune, shared this bright salad recipe with us, so you can make it at home.

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Recipe: Gabrielle Hamilton's Pasta Kerchief with Poached Egg, French Ham, and Brown Butter

Friday, April 12, 2013

Gabrielle Hamilton, of Prune, shared this recipe for poached eggs and ham under a pasta blanket. Try making it at home.

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Recipe: Andrew Carmellini's Chicken Pot Pie

Friday, April 12, 2013

From American Flavor, by Andrew Carmellini

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Recipe: Andrew Carmellini's Coconut-Curry Butternut Squash Soup with Lemongrass and Cilantro Yogurt

Friday, April 12, 2013

Andrew Carmellini says this is a perfect cold-winter-day recipe. It's inspired by Indian pumpkin curry, a dish you can find in neighborhoods like Jackson Heights, Queens.

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A Slew of Cooking Shows on Television

Friday, April 12, 2013

Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker, talks about the variety of cooking shows on television—from Julia Child’s stand and stir style to the intense competitions on "Hell’s Kitchen" and "Top Chef." Her article "To Stir, With Love" appeared in the April 8, 2013, issue of The New Yorker.

What's your favorite cooking show, past or present?

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Watch: Leonard Lopate Learns How to Cook a Steak

Friday, April 12, 2013

Porter House New York's Chef Michael Lomonaco invites Leonard Lopate to his kitchen for some pro tips in cooking the perfect steak.

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"American Meat" - Can Farming Be More Sustainable?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Graham Meriwether, director of the documentary “American Meat,” looks at whether sustainable farming can feed America. He looks at cattle, hog and chicken production in the U.S. and presents the viability of more humane, sustainable farming practices. The film explains how America arrived at its current industrial system and introduces industry leaders who are working to change it for the better. “American Meat” opens April 12 at Cinema Village.

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Please Explain: Fertilizer

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fertilizer is crucial for food—plants need it in order to grow and thrive. Harold Van Es, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Cornell University, explains what fertilizer is made of, why it's so important, and how to manage it.

Let us know if you have a question! Leave it as a comment or call us at 212-433-9692.

 

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We Asked and You Shared: Your Favorite Cookbooks

Monday, April 08, 2013

We asked you to share your essential cookbooks - you know, the ones that have stains and notes all over them that contain your favorite, tried-and-true recipes.

Listeners shared over 50 titles with us! Click below to see them all, and maybe find a new favorite. Don't see your old stand-by on the list? Add it to the list in the comments below!

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Please Explain: Grains

Friday, April 05, 2013

Grains have been a cornerstone of the human diet since the dawn of civilization. We'll find out about the wide variety of grains and the difference between whole, refined, and enriched grains.Abdullah A. Jaradat, USDA Department of Soil Management Research, and Maria Speck, author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, explain.

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Recipe: Greek Millet Saganaki with Shrimp and Ouzo

Friday, April 05, 2013

Make this grain-based dish, made with millet and shrimp.

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Your Shopping List for a Well-Stocked Kitchen

Friday, April 05, 2013

Jack Bishop, editorial director of America’s Test Kitchen, joined us recently to talk about what essential ingredients every cook should have on-hand in their kitchen at all times. Here’s his list – along with some helpful tips on how to store them so that they last longer:

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Rosie Perez Dishes about Food

Friday, April 05, 2013

Rosie Perez talks about the role food has had in her life.

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Recipe: Farro Salad With Roasted Sweet Potato, Feta and Walnuts

Friday, April 05, 2013

Here is a recipe for a hearty salad that you'd serve as a side dish for dinner but makes a great lunch the next day.

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Recipe: Sofrito and Boiled Eggplant with Ground Beef

Friday, April 05, 2013

Rosie Perez shares one of her favorite recipes. She says one trick she has for sofrito is to freeze it in an ice cube tray with a cover, so you can use a little at a time.

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How to Garden without Soil

Friday, April 05, 2013

Lee Mandell, the founder of Boswyck Farms, a hydroponic farm in Bushwick, Brooklyn, discusses hydroponic gardening and how grow lettuce, herbs, and other vegetables without soil.

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Making Lunch More Delicious

Friday, April 05, 2013

Brown bag lunches can be pretty boring, but New York Times Dining Section columnist and cookbook writer Melissa Clark is here to help!

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Please Explain: Food Traditions

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ken Albala, Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and Cathy Kaufman, who teaches culinary history at the Institute of Culinary Education and is the author of Cooking in Ancient Civilizations, talk about food traditions and why certain peoples and cultures eat certain foods to celebrate or to mark certain occasions.

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Springtime Foraging

Friday, March 29, 2013

Tama Matsuoka Wong discusses foraging in spring and what you can pick in the wild to use in your kitchen. She’s the author of Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer's Market, with 88 Recipes.

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Lidia Bastianich on Italian Easter Foods

Friday, March 29, 2013

Lidia Bastianich talks about the foods and traditions of an Italian Easter. She’ll also talk about teaching her kids how to cook and about her latest book, Nonna’s Birthday Surprise, a book for children. She's the author of a number of cookbooks—her most recent is Lidia's Favorite Recipes.

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