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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cooking at Home with Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The recipes he makes for family and friends in his home kitchen mix Ethiopian, Swedish, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, and Southern soul.

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Gabrielle Hamilton's Prune Cookbook

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

James Beard Award–winning chef and owner of Prune talks about writing her first cookbook, full of favorite dishes from a favorite Lower East Side restaurant.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mexico: The Cookbook

Friday, October 31, 2014

Culinary legend Margarita Carrillo Arronte tells us about the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine.

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Mark Bittman Tells Us How to Cook Everything Fast

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Treat your freezer like a pantry, have olive oil on hand, and if you live with other people, get them to help. These are Bittman's tips for being a better, more intuitive cook. 

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Melissa Clark and Deb Perelman on Cookbook Writing

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In the final installment of his fifth annual Lopate and Locavores series, Leonard Lopate learns the secrets of cookbook writing with bestselling authors Melissa Clark and Deb Perelman.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Time Is of the Essence: How to Cook Everything Fast, 100 Years of Dylan Thomas

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mark Bittman talks about his latest helpful cookbook, How to Cook Everything Fast. And actor Michael Sheen talks about "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Bring Flavor and Creativity to Vegetarian Cooking

Monday, October 20, 2014

Karen Page and chef Terrance Brennan explain how to make the most of vegetarian cooking and share wisdom from leading American chefs.

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What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark talks about which cookbooks are her favorites and invites you to share yours!

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Hope You're Hungry: Favorite Cookbooks, a Tasting Tour, Restaurant Reviewing

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark shares her five favorite cookbooks!  Samuel Fromartz perfects bread baking. Calvin Trillin's “Come Hungry” tour. Please Explain restaurant reviewing. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Not-So-Secret Recipes Behind 'Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's how Ample Hills Creamery makes flavors like "I Want To Marry This" (maple ice cream with chocolate covered bacon) and "The Munchies" (pretzel ice cream with chips and M&Ms). 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Carla Hall Spices Up Comfort Food

Friday, April 04, 2014

The host of “The Chew” on ABC and "Top Chef" contestant talks about how to shake up your favorite dishes and cooking peas for Jacques Pépin.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Our 2013 Cookbook Gift Guide

Friday, December 20, 2013

With Christmas less than a week away, these beautiful tomes come in handy as last minute gifts. Here are our picks for some of our favorite cookbooks of the year. We even snagged a few recipes from them for your cooking pleasure.

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Last Chance Foods

Recipe: Hickory Rib-Eye Steaks with Bacon-Molasses Butter

Friday, December 20, 2013

"If you can resist eating the molasses-coated bacon long enough to mix it into the butter, you’ll discover that these few simple ingredients create something delicious."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Danny Meyer on Staff Meals at His Restaurants

Friday, May 17, 2013

Danny Meyer, of Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke, The Modern, and more, talks about the food that the chefs make for one another—the staff “family meal.” It is simple, often improvised, but special enough to please the chefs’ discerning palates. In Family Table: Favorite Staff Meals from Our Restaurant to Your Home, the restaurants’ culinary director, Michael Romano, coauthor of the award-winning Union Square Cafe Cookbook, collects and refines his favorite in-house dishes for the home cook, while served Karen Stabiner shares stories about how this imaginative array of dishes came to be.

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Judith Jones on Great Books on Food

Friday, April 19, 2013

Legendary cookbook editor Judith Jones talks about some of the most important, influential, and entertaining cookbooks and books about food. Jones was an editor at Alfred A. Knopf for over fifty years, editing authors such as Julia Child, Lidia Bastianich, James Beard, Marion Cunningham, Marcella Hazan, Madhur Jaffrey, Joan Nathan, Jacques Pépin, and Claudia Roden. 

Judith Jones's Food Book Picks:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle

The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin, translated by MFK Fisher

Theory and Practice of Good Cooking by James Beard

English Food by Jane Grigson

A Book of Middle Eastern Cooking by Claudia Roden

An Invitation to Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey

The Key to Chinese Cooking by Irene Kuo

The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis

Eating by Jason Epstein

Steal the Menu by Ray Sokolov

 

 

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Ina Garten on Entertaining at Home

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, talks to Leonard Lopate about entertaining at home, and foolproof ways of making simple, delicious meals. She is also crowned the First Lady of Food Friday, in recognition for her most popular WNYC recipe of all time, Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts.

+ Bacon Brothers Perform Live
+ Food Fridays: DIY Kitchen Projects, Please Explain 'Sweeteners'

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Amanda Hesser on Adapting Recipes

Friday, March 15, 2013

Food writer and editor Amanda Hesser talks about home cooking and adapting recipes. Each week for 52 weeks she and Merrill Stubbs ran recipe contests on their website, Food52.com, and the 140 winning recipes are featured in The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks.

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DIY Kitchen Projects

Friday, March 01, 2013

Julia Collin Davison, of America's Test Kitchen, shares recipes for making things at home that we usually buy—like ketchup, red wine vinegar, corn chips, peanut butter, pickles, and cheeses. She’s one of the editors of The America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook, which includes favorite do-it-yourself kitchen projects.

Tell us what you want to learn to make at home?

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Deb Perelman's Smitten Kitchen

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Smitten Kitchen blogger Deb Perelman and author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, tells Leonard Lopate about cooking at home, making up recipes, dealing with a small kitchen, and fields cooking questions.

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Thomas Keller on Bouchon Bakery

Monday, December 17, 2012

Chef Thomas Keller talks about his latest cookbook, Bouchon Bakery, written with Sebastien Rouxel, executive pastry chef for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. The book includes recipes for Keller's takes on Oreos and Hostess's Ho Hos and all the French classics he fell in love with as a young chef apprenticing in Paris: the baguettes, the macarons, the mille-feuilles, the tartes aux fruits.

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