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Monday, November 23, 2009

On today’s show, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter explains why so many Americans have come to mistrust science and major institutions. Then, biographer Wil Haygood describes the life of the great boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. And Thomas Keller the chef/owner of Per Se and The French Laundry, talks about his latest cookbook Ad Hoc at Home. Plus, Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman discusses his new documentary "The Card Game," about the future of the consumer loan industry.

Denialism

New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter examines how and why Americans have come to mistrust institutions, especially the institution of science. For centuries, the general view of science was that it is neither good nor bad, but it merely supplies information. In Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, ...

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Sweet Thunder

Wil Haygood, staff writer for The Washington Post and biographer, discusses the life of one of the most iconic boxers of the 20th century, Sugar Ray Robinson. His book Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson, is a an account of the famous fighter’s life and ...

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Ad Hoc at Home

Chef Thomas Keller, whose restaurants The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se in New York have revolutionized American haute cuisine, turns his attention to simple food for the home cook. His cookbook Ad Hoc at Home is inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant, Ad Hoc ...

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The Card Game

Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman investigates the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In "The Card Game," a joint project with the New York Times, Bergman talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square off over attempts to ...

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Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc recipe for Broccolini Salad

 

 

 

 

Thomas Keller, chef and owner of Per Se, stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show on November 23 to discuss simple recipes anyone can make at home. Click here to listen to the conversation.

 

 

Broccolini Salad

(with burrata cheese)

 

 

Serves: 6

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Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc recipe for Iceburg Lettuce Slices

 

 

 

 

Thomas Keller, chef and owner of Per Se, stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show on November 23 to discuss simple recipes anyone can make at home. Click here to listen to the conversation.

 

 

Iceburg Lettuce Slices

(with blue cheese dressing, oven-roasted tomatoes, ...

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Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc recipe for Leek Bread Pudding

 

 

 

 

Thomas Keller, chef and owner of Per Se, stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show on November 23 to discuss simple recipes anyone can make at home. Click here to listen to the conversation.

 

 

Leek Bread Pudding

 

 

Serves: 12 as a ...

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