Using What You've Got

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Julie Powell, author of Julie and Julia, joins us for our Food in the City series, sharing her tricks for cooking using just the ingredients you have on hand in your kitchen. Kathleen Collins traces the history of food television. Then, Colum McCann discusses his latest novel, Let the Great World Spin, which is set against the backdrop of Philippe Petit's tightrope walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. And Suzanne Simons gives us an inside look at the company formerly known as Blackwater, and the man who founded it.

We Want Your Recipes!
Do you have a secret ingredient that transforms a recipe? A favorite dish that you’ve made your own? The Lopate Show is collecting your adapted recipes! Chef Michael Lomonaco will be reading them all, and he’ll be here in July to pick his favorite dish and cook it with the winner! It’s all part of our Food in the City series. Submit your recipe here. The deadline is July 1—that’s tomorrow!

Cooking with What You Have on Hand with Julie Powell

Hold off on that take-out tonight. You can cook a delicious meal with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Part four of our Food in the City series continues with Julie Powell. She's the author of Julie and Julia, which is set to be released ...

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Watching What We Eat

Chefs have been on TV long before the Food Network. Kathleen Collins traces the history of food television shows and the rise of celebrity chefs in her book Watching What We Eat.

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Spinning Between the Towers

On an August morning in 1974 a mysterious tightrope walker suspended himself between the Twin Towers. That event has become the backdrop for Colum McCann's latest novel Let the Great World Spin.

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Master of War

Suzanne Simons takes us on a first-ever inside look at Blackwater USA, the world's largest private military contractor, and takes a close look at its founder, Erik Prince. Her book Master of War: Blackwater USA’s Erik Prince and the Business of War reveals that Blackwater USA, now called Xe, ...

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