Car Talk

#1420: Eggs Prestone

Saturday, May 17, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Sasha learned a new recipe for dealing with a radiator leak--add black pepper and eggs. Did this combo save his engine, or at least provide brunch while he waited for a tow truck? Elsewhere, does Chip need to resort to "tailpipe diplomacy," in the form of a cherry bomb, to get his neighbors to stop warming up their cars for 20 minutes every morning? Also, Bill and his wife are looking for a $700 car that makes them look eccentric rather than cheap; Jennifer's good deal on a used Volvo may not have been so good; and can Tom in California adjust to his new life as a car salesman without succumbing to the white belt and shoes? All this, plus one tourist's eye-opening visit to Car Talk Plaza, and lots more.


Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: An Easy, Egg-centric Meal

Friday, May 09, 2014

Do you have some ailing asparagus or sad chard in your fridge? New York Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman suggests combining those vegetable with eggs to make a hearty frittata. Check out her basic recipe and variation for Frittata with Asparagus, Fresh Peas, Tarragon, and Chives.


The Leonard Lopate Show

100 Ways to Eat an Egg

Monday, March 31, 2014

Michael Ruhlman explains why the lowly egg is the most versatile ingredient. Master cooking eggs, he says, and you can master cooking anything. Plus: poaching made easy. 

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: From Chicken to Egg

Friday, April 26, 2013

Farmer Annemarie Gero of the Queens County Farm Museum talks about chicken personalities and how to check if an egg has gone bad. Try her grandmother's recipe for a Hungarian casserole of boiled eggs, potatoes, and sour cream.

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Eggs Are the New Bacon, and Other Trends

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Looking for the next food trend? Audrey Dettmar, baker at Annex in Fort Greene, gave me these suggestions.


The Takeaway

Who's to Blame For America's Egg Contamination?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Half a billion eggs suspected of carrying salmonella have been recalled in what’s become the largest egg recall in U.S. history. And many people are wondering: How did this happen? Is it the fault of the factory farming industry? Or the government? And what can be done to prevent widespread food contamination from happening in the future?


    The Takeaway

    More Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    The Wright County Egg company, based in Iowa, recalled 152 million eggs yesterday due fears of salmonella contamination. This brings the grand total to 380 million, after another recall back on August 13. Marion Nestle is an acclaimed nutritionist from New York University and the author of "Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety." She says that this isn't the first time the Wright County Egg company has found trouble with the FDA, and that salmonella should not be difficult to prevent.