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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Award-winning food writer Rozanne Gold and Alice Walton, of Katchie Farm, tell how to cook weird winter vegetables, like kohlrabi and rutabaga! Then, biographer Donald Bogle discusses the life and career of actress and singer Ethel Waters. Also, curators of an exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art discuss the theme of Christ as a “Man of Sorrows” in art. And The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee talks about her quirky collection of personal essays, I Know I Am, But What Are You?

What to Do with Winter Vegetables

Winter vegetables—like beets, kohlrabi, celery root, rutabaga, and cabbages—appear week after week at the farmer’s markets this time of year. Award-winning chef Rozanne Gold and Alice Walton, farm coordinator for Katchkie Farm, talk about which vegetables are in season this time of year and how to prepare them. Rozanne’s most recent cookbook is Radically Simple.

Find some recipes here.

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The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

Donald Bogle discusses singer and actress Ethel Waters, and sheds a new light on her tumultuous seven-decade career, which began in Black vaudeville and reached its pinnacle in the nightclubs of 1920s Harlem. Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters traces her rise in show business, singing the hit songs "Am I Blue?," "Stormy Weather," and "Heat Wave"; her success as an actress, her feuds with famous women, and her tangled relationships with famous men.

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Passion in Venice at the Museum of Biblical Art

Curators Bill Barcham and Catherine Puglisi discuss the exhibition “Passion in Venice: Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese,” on view at the Museum of Biblical Art. The show presents works on a central theme in Christian Art: Christ as Man of Sorrows. Drawn from national and international loans, "Passion in Venice" includes works in different media, including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, prints, sculpture, and liturgical objects.

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Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee, Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, talks about her funny and frank collection of personal essays: I Know I Am, But What Are You? She also details her unusual career history and her experiences on The Daily Show.

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Winter Vegetable Recipes

On Wednesday cookbook author Rozanne Gold and farm coordinator for Katchkie Farm, Alice Walton, were on the show to talk about winter vegetables, which are plentiful but often overlooked. It can be hard to know what to do with rutabagas, turnips, cabbages, beets, and celery root. Here are a few of the recipes that Rozanne and Alice brought up during the interview.

Listen to that interview here.

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Guest Picks: Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee talks about some of her favorite picks after her recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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