Things We Learned This Week

A collection random facts, insights, and impressions from the Lopate Show this week.

Just about everything but the grilled items on Applebee’s menu comes pre-made to the restaurant in a plastic bag.

Jackie Collins calls a lot of reality TV “car crash television.” She recommends “Dexter” and “Breaking Bad.”

To make a squash easier to cut into, microwave it for a minute.

Could US policy about diplomats chewing khat be undermining our efforts in Yemen?

Miso is the Parmesan of the 21st century. Let's put it that way.”