Experts in the Field

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

On today’s show, we’ll ask Ruth Riechl, editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, and several food bloggers what it takes to be a good food critic. Then, chefs Jacques Pepin and Alain Sailhac discuss the 25-year history of Macy's De Gustibus Cooking School with its founder, Arlene Sailhac. Next, Temple Grandin describes how her autism affects the way she sees the world. Plus, two new documentaries about Peru’s battle against terrorism…and the toll this battle took on the country’s democracy.

Amateur Gastronomes

What qualifications do you need to be a good food critic? Amateur food enthusiasts are putting their keyboards where their mouths are, and writing their own food blogs. Who are these culinary mavericks? And how do they know so much about food? Ruth Reichl, editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, ...


Cooking at De Gustibus

Chefs Jacques Pepin and Alain Sailhac join Arlene Sailhac, the founder of the De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy's, for a look at the evolution of American cuisine over the past 25 years. Arlene Sailhac’s new book, Cooking at De Gustibus, celebrates evolving attitudes towards food, the rising ...


Animal Insight

Last year, we interviewed animal scientist Temple Grandin about her latest book: Animals in Translation. In this book, she describes how her autism helps her decode animal behavior. She joins us now with an update on her work, and on new developments in autism research.

Music: Cider House ...


State of Fear

The directors of two new documentaries on Peru describe how the country's democracy suffered in the name of fighting terrorism. Peru's Truth Commission found that between 1980 and 2000, over 69,000 people were killed in terrorist or government-sponsored violence. Pamela Yates, director of "State of Fear", and Ellen ...


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