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60-Second Stir Fry: Lauren Baccus and Alan Sherouse

Friday, October 19, 2012

WNYC

Lauren Baccus and Alan Sherouse of Hell's Kitchen Farm Project get grilled on pigeons and roof-top farming for this 60-Second Stir-Fry.

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Last Chance Fun: Corn Mazes

Monday, October 15, 2012

WNYC

I talk about fleeting opportunities for seasonal eating during my regular Friday segment, Last Chance Foods — last week I spoke with Kurt Alstede of Alstede Farms about the waning days of the sweet corn season.  

Also fleeting are your chances to get lost in a corn maze. For me, they are a wonder-inducing activity that marks the passing of summer into fall, like jumping into a pile of fallen leaves, carving a wicked grin into a pumpkin or Halloween trick-or-treating.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Gail Hepworth of Hepworth Farms

Monday, September 24, 2012

WNYC

Gail Hepworth of Hepworth Farms knew how to prepare for a stir-fry. She brought a big cardboard box to WNYC's studios, loaded with heirloom tomatoes of all stripes (literally) and white, deep purple, and lavender-and-white speckled eggplants.

My hard, inquisitor's heart was softened.  

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The US Open Feels Like Home to New American

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WNYC

Tennis player Varvara Lepchenko says she felt like an American, ever since coming to the United States to play tournaments here in 2000. She moved to the States in 2001, and credits achieving U.S. citizenship last year with a recent boost in her game. 

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60-Second Stir Fry: Mindy Fox

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cookbook author Mindy Fox gives her take on some Chicago staples in this 60-Second Stir-Fry.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Annalee Sinclair and Robin Shulman

Friday, August 17, 2012

WNYC

Community gardener Annalee Sinclair is no stranger to the hot seat. After all, she gardened in a syringe-infested abandoned lot on the Lower East Side, in the 1990s, when the neighborhood was a scary and violent place. Robin Shulman is also a cool customer.  She should be.  She wrote a book, Eat the City.  I'm trying to write a book proposal of my own, and I know there is no pressure like a deadline.

So, bring on the lightning round of Stir Fry questions!

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DIY Gravlax

Friday, March 02, 2012

WNYC

I usually travel the same, well-worn route with salmon, letting it cure briefly with a rub of salt, sugar, crushed coriander and zests — a mix of lemon, orange and lime. Then I bake it in the oven. But I decided to steer a different course this time.

I decided to make my own gravlax.

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This, More Than That

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WNYC

A story this week on "All Things Considered" on why the best chocolate is the one you eat last has me thinking about my own personal food preferences.  Feel free to chime in with yours.

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Rutabagas: My New BVFF

Friday, February 03, 2012

WNYC

The weather has been warm enough to fool the irises and daffodils, which have sent up three inches of growth in the gardens on my block. But the calendar still says February, and my kitchen still says winter, with all the celery root and butternut squash stacked up on the counter.

Which is why I decided to give rutabagas a try.

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Think Global, Source Local

Thursday, February 02, 2012

WNYC

The world got a little flatter Monday night at Sueños Restaurant. That's where four chefs served up Mexican fare made from vegetables and herbs sourced from local farms run by Mexican and Latin American immigrants.

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Don't Go Nuts Making Donuts

Monday, January 30, 2012

WNYC

Maybe you heard of the book, "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook From Scratch." (The author, Jennifer Reese, was recently on Marketplace.) 

I have an addendum.  Make the bread, buy the donuts. 

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Folks, This Ain't Normal: Joel Salatin at the 92nd Street Y

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WNYC

I haven't seen the movie, "Food, Inc.," so I didn't know what sustainable farmer Joel Salatin looked like until I saw him take the stage Monday night at the 92nd Street Y. 

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From the White House to Your House: Pumpkin Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Friday, December 02, 2011

WNYC

Did you know that the White House selects a "theme" every Christmas for its holiday decor? 

I didn't either, until I got a hold of the press release announcing it.  This year it's "Shine, Give, Share." I'm guessing that the recipe for Pumpkin Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting included in a press release the White House sent out Wednesday (and found below) was part of the "sharing" initiative.

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What's Your Favorite Foodie Paradise? For Me, Cleveland's West Side Market

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

WNYC

Every place has its food institutions, its "bests" (best pizza, best tacos, best cheesecake, best chicken feet). What are your food institutions? Tell us where you like to shop, and why ... especially if it's in Cleveland. 

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Walnut Sauce: Fall's Answer to Pesto

Friday, October 07, 2011

WNYC

A visit to the Italian imported food emporium, Eataly, is disorienting only for the sheer, 5,000 square-foot size of the shopping hall. Otherwise, it's filled with a lot of familiar products. Cookies. Candies. Canned and fresh fish. Pasta. Soda. And cappuccino and gelato, which are now thoroughly familiar to American palates. And then my gaze fell upon a little jar of walnut sauce.

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Practice: Essential for Hummus and Tennis

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

WNYC

Worlds collided for me when I met Eldad Zvulen, the top pro at the new Vanderbilt Tennis Club in Grand Central Terminal. Yes, there's a tennis court at the renowned landmark train terminal. There's also a tennis teaching professional who knows his hummus.

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The Quest for the Perfect Homemade Hummus is Complete

Thursday, September 22, 2011

WNYC

Some people can boast of surviving the complex requirements of Julia Child's pate de canard en croute. I haven't de-boned a duck, but I have peeled three cups of chickpeas — by hand — for Melissa Clark's "Stupendous Hummus" recipe. And the results were, well, stupendous.

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C'mon Irene: Live-Blogging the Hurricane

Amy Eddings: What To Do While Waiting Out Irene? Bake!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested enjoying one's family and getting "a good book" to wait out Hurricane Irene.

WQXR's Naomi Lewin has a better idea. Bake! And then, EAT.

She sent me a picture of a pie she made while listening to me host special Hurricane Irene coverage Saturday night on WNYC. She didn't tell me what kind of pie it was.  It looks peachy to me.  And are those walnuts in the crumble topping?

It's midnight, she's asleep, and I'm buzzing with "on air" energy and jonesing for some pie.I had some tea instead. Time to get some sleep myself. Irene's depths have yet to be plumbed.

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New Haven's Pizza Temples: Worth the Wait?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WNYC

Tuesday's earthquake did not open up any yawning crevasse along the East Coast. But it cracked open the schedule at the New Haven Open. Play was suspended for two hours, pushing back the start of the evening matches and allowing us the chance to go get pizza at Sally's Apizza.

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