Political Projections

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Now that we’re in midwinter, and local produce is pretty much limited to root vegetables - we find out how New York’s best chefs come up with fresh menus. Also: our Political Projections film series looks into how Hollywood has taken comic aim at politics. And to start us off - John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji with sneak peek at "America's Exit Poll" coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries.

On Wed., Feb. 6, we'll discuss plans to create a new design for Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza to make it more user-friendly. And you can help shape those plans! Share your ideas for the redesign of Grand Army Plaza here.


John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji

America’s Exit Poll

John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji, hosts of WNYC and PRI’s special "America’s Exit Poll," are going straight to the voters this Super Tuesday to find out how America voted -- and why.

And you can take part in "America's Exit Poll" here! Tell John and Adaora the story ...

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"The Band’s Visit"

The new film "The Band's Visit" begins as the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel for a gig at the opening of an Arab cultural center – only to find themselves stranded in the wrong town. Eran Kolorin is the film’s director. "The Band’s Visit" opens 2/8 at the ...

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Political Projections: Hollywood Pokes Fun at Politics

For the second installment of our political film series: how Hollywood has poked fun at politics and politicians. Richard Corliss is film critic and Senior Writer at TIME Magazine; John Belton is an English professor at Rutgers University. We’ve chosen three films that span the length of American movies:

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How to Create a Menu

Now that we’re in do New York’s best chefs come up with fresh menus, when local produce is pretty much limited to root vegetables? Chef Jonathan Waxman and Gourmet magazine’s Ruth Reichl explain how chefs put together their menus, season-by-season.

Weigh in: When you cook, how do you put ...

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Spaghetti with Dungeness Crab Meat, Jalapeno Chili and Lemon Butter

3/4 pound of Organic spaghetti
1/2 pound fresh picked Dungeness crab meat (or any good Maryland crab meat)
1 jalapeno chili ( stemmed and sliced thinly)
2 shallots (peeled and minced finely)
1 Lemon ( juiced)
4 tablespoons butter

1. Cook ...


Chicken in a pot with Root Vegetables

1 large (3 1/2 pound) fresh chicken
1 cup each: peeled and diced carrots, new potatoes, turnips, onions
1 cup whole button mushrooms (washed and dried)
6 peeled garlic cloves pinch of saffron
1 cup chicken stock
4 sprigs parsley

1. ...


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