Trading Flavors

Susan J. Tolchin discusses political patronage and the culture of trading favors in Washington. Chef Rozanne Gold discusses the art of simplicity in cooking and her new cookbook Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease. Mark Rotella talks about the influence of Italian songs and singers—from Frank Sinatra and Perry Como to Connie Francis and Tony Bennett. Actress Julia Stiles and director Bob McGrath discuss “Persephone” at BAM.