Chris Kimball's Cooking Tips; Melissa Clark's Homemade Gift Ideas; Marion Nestle on Food Politics

Today is our last Food Fridays show for a while! First, America’s Test Kitchen host Chris Kimball shares the tips and shortcuts he’s learned from his years in the kitchen. Then, New York Times Dining columnist Melissa Clark shares her ideas for last-minute, edible home-made gifts. And on this week’s Please Explain, NYU professor Marion Nestle joins us for a look at the politics of food— from the stalled Farm Bill to the FDA’s proposed ban on trans fats.