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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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3-Ingredient Challenge

Friday, November 01, 2013

Rozanne Gold kicks off our three-ingredient challenge!

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Recipe: Jeff Henderson's Friendly Womack’s Fried Chicken

Friday, November 01, 2013

Perfect fried chicken to go with buttermilk waffles and maple syrup.

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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.

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Recipe: Beef Ragu with Warm Spices

Friday, November 01, 2013

A slow-cooker version of a traditional long-simmered Italian meat sauce.

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We Asked. You Answered: The Best and Worst Candy to Get on Halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2013

As part of our Please Explain: Candy segment, we asked listeners on Facebook what the best candy to get on Halloween is and what the worst is. And you told us. Without further ado, the tricks and the treats...

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Galettes

Friday, October 25, 2013

What, you've never made galettes before?

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Our Pickle Pic Winner

Friday, October 25, 2013

We've been pickling as part of our Food Fridays series. And we've asked you to post pictures of your pickles on Instagram. Now Leonard's picked his favorite pickle pic! 

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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Friday, October 25, 2013

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi discuss Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, available for the first time in an American edition and featuring 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. Yotam Ottolenghi’s four eponymous restaurants—each a patisserie, deli, restaurant, and bakery rolled into one—are among London’s most popular culinary destinations.

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Clean Plates

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jared Koch tackles how to eat organic and well. The Clean Plates Cookbook: Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body offers sensible, sustainable, and healthful home cooking ideas and shows readers how to shop for the best ingredients no matter what their diet (omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans) and how to prepare food that’s simple and delicious. And his Clean Plates Manhattan 2013 guide includes over 100 reviews of restaurants serving organic, local, sustainably raised plant and/or animal foods.

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Please Explain: Candy

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sugary sweets used to be a rare luxury, but these days, it is a cheap, everyday snack. Find out more on the long history of confectionery treats.

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We're Picking a Pickle Pic!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We launched our Pickling Project back in September, as part of our Food Fridays series. This Friday, Leonard will pick his favorite pickle pic on the show. And here are some of the great photos we've gotten on Instagram...

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Martha Stewart Takes the Cake

Friday, October 18, 2013

Martha Stewart talks about her first cookbook of cakes and why she's only just starting to love her Bundt pans. She gives us her golden rules for baking cakes and shares two recipes - New York style crumb cake and "tender lemon" cake.

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Recipe: Martha Stewart's New York—Style Crumb Cake

Friday, October 18, 2013

Crumbly and sweet, this cake is the perfect partner for a good cup of coffee.

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Recipe: Daniel Boulud's White Asparagus Soup

Friday, October 18, 2013

Delicate and delicious soup topped with Wild Chervil Cream.

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Martha Stewart's Golden Rules for Cakes

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ten golden rules for cake baking from Martha Stewart.

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Recipe: Martha Stewart's Tender Lemon Cake

Friday, October 18, 2013

A beautiful, three-tiered cake made with lemon curd, iced with buttercream frosting, topped with candied citrus peel.

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Recipe: Daniel Boulud's Wild Mushroom Tarte Flambee

Friday, October 18, 2013

A savory tarte topped with hen of the woods mushrooms.

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Please Explain: Wine

Friday, October 18, 2013

Humans have been drinking wine for 8,000 years. On this week’s Please Explain Paul Lukacs tells us all about wine and its long, rich history. He’s the author of Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures.

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Un-Pumpkin Pie (Caramelized Butternut Squash Pie with Brandy)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Try Melissa Clark's twist on a classic dessert!

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Honey-Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Arugula and Almonds

Friday, October 11, 2013

Try making squash the star ingredient of a salad!

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