Using What You've Got

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!