Body of War

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Phil Donahue has directed a new documentary about Tomas Young, who was paralyzed after serving in Iraq for just 5 days. Also: the history of the harpsichord. Find out how home cooks can move beyond just “following the recipe.” And Ruth Reichl and Jonah Lehrer on why the fifth taste, umami, is now at the forefront of modern cuisine.


Phil Donahue, Jonah Lehrer, Ruth Reichl and Tomas Young

Phil Donahue’s New Film, “Body of War”

Now that he’s not hosting a talk show, Phil Donahue has directed "Body of War," a documentary about the life of Tomas Young, a young veteran who became paralyzed after less than a week in Iraq. Ellen Spiro is the film’s co-director and cinematographer. It opens Wednesday, April ...

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Making the Harpsichord Hot Again

The harpsichord caused a stir among audiences when it was invented in the Middle Ages. British harpsichord virtuoso Jane Chapman explains the history of the harpsichord, its place in contemporary music, and what she’s doing to re-popularize it.

Event: Jane Chapman will be performing at Merkin Concert Hall
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Tips for the Home Cook

Chef and culinary educator James Peterson tells home cooks how they can move beyond just “following the recipe” to become inventive and precise cooks in their own right. His new book is Cooking.

Weigh in: Do you always follow recipe instructions exactly? How do you know what will work ...

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The fifth taste, umami, is now at the forefront of modern cuisine. Gourmet magazine’s Ruth Reichl and Jonah Lehrer, author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist, tell us more about what umami is and why it has such a powerful effect on taste.

The ...

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