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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.

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The Paleo Diet

Friday, November 08, 2013

John Durant, a proponent of the Paleo Diet, argues for an evolutionary approach to health. His new book The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health looks at the health secrets of our ancient ancestors. He address what we eat and why we eat it, the purpose of exercise and functional movement, and how to lead a healthy, purposeful life.

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Life-Changing Meals

Friday, November 08, 2013

James Oseland, Alan Richman, and Louisa Ermelino talk about their life-changing food experiences. They’re contributors to A Fork in the Road, a collection of  original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs.

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Please Explain: Beer

Friday, November 08, 2013

Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer and author of The Brewmaster’s Table, talks about beer—where it comes from, how it's made, and the wide varieties of brews.

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The Essentials of Good Taste

Friday, November 08, 2013

Edward Behr talks about the foods that every food lover should know and gives advice on buying, using, preparing, and enjoying food. 50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Tasteexplains how to how to select top quality food as well as how to prepare, serve, and eat it. He also names the most complementary foods and flavors and the wines that go with them.

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Chef Jeff Henderson

Friday, November 01, 2013

Chef Jeff Henderson tells how he went from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker. He has devoted himself to mentoring and motivating at-risk and vulnerable Americans. In If You Can See It, You Can Be It, he offers 12 inspiring and pragmatic “recipes” to make life-changing decisions and secure personal and professional success.

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Please Explain: The Slow Cooker

Friday, November 01, 2013

Julia Collin Davidson, of America's Test Kitchen, talks about the versatility of the slow cooker. It’s not just for beef stew anymore. On this week’s Please Explain she talks about how to roast, poach, and even make cakes and custards in the slow cooker. Julia Collin Davidson is one of the editors of America’s Test Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Revolution.

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Recipe: Braised Steaks with Horseradish Smashed Potatoes

Friday, November 01, 2013

Steak and smashed potatoes is a classic pairing that now you can make in the slow cooker.

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3-Ingredient Challenge

Friday, November 01, 2013

Cookbook writer Rozanne Gold kicks off our three-ingredient challenge and explains how to make delicious dishes with just a handful of ingredients!

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Recipe: Chicken Pomodoro

Friday, November 01, 2013

Classic chicken pomodoro features tender chicken braised in a rich tomato sauce in a slow cooker.

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Recipe: Rozanne Gold's Pineapple Flan

Friday, November 01, 2013

Here, just three ingredients coalesce into a luscious, and improbable, custard of tropical intensity.

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Recipe: Rozanne Gold's Sheet-pan Spinach

Friday, November 01, 2013

Make spinach with this "sauna" technique.

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Recipe: Rozanne Gold's Flap, Hanger, or Skirt Steaks with Sumac

Friday, November 01, 2013

Sumac is one of just three ingredients i this recipe. It's available at Middle Eastern markets.

 

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Recipe: Rozanne Gold's Chicken with Roasted Grapes & Grape Demi-Glace

Friday, November 01, 2013

Only three (or maybe four) ingredients are needed to make chicken with what looks like a demi-glace sauce.

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Recipe: Rozanne Gold's Mahogany Short Ribs

Friday, November 01, 2013

Just three ingredients make delicious short ribs.

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Mastering Cooking Basics

Friday, November 01, 2013

Cynthia Keller of the Culinary Institute of America tells us how to master the basics of cooking at home—from equipment to ingredients to technique. Cooking at Home with the Culinary Institute of America covers basic knife skills and essential cooking methods like braising and grilling. features hundreds of recipes, ranging from the very basic to the more complex, and covers almost every kind dish, including soups, starters, salads, meat, poultry, fish, grains, breads, and desserts.

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Recipe: Celeriac and Tart Apple Salad

Friday, November 01, 2013

Make this crisp and refreshing salad at home.

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Recipe: Jeff Henderson's Chocolate S’more Bread Pudding

Friday, November 01, 2013

This recipe is based on Chef Jeff Henderson's granddaddy’s bread pudding.

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Recipe: Jeff Henderson's Mashed Butternut Squash

Friday, November 01, 2013

Chef Jeff Henderson says, "Butternut squash is versatile. I love to roast them in a sweet way, mash them up, and serve them with steak or risotto. This dish is best in the winter, but you can make it any time of the year."

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Recipe: Poached Eggs Mornay

Friday, November 01, 2013

A simple poached egg dish.

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Recipe: Garlicky Shrimp

Friday, November 01, 2013

The slow, gentle heat of the slow cooker isgreat for producing tender shrimp without the fear of overcooking.

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