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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Friday, October 25, 2013

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi discuss Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, available for the first time in an American edition and featuring 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. Yotam Ottolenghi’s four eponymous restaurants—each a patisserie, deli, restaurant, and bakery rolled into one—are among London’s most popular culinary destinations.

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Clean Plates; Ottolenghi; Candy

Friday, October 25, 2013

It’s Food Fridays! We’ll find out about how to eat sustainable, delicious, healthy food—at home and at restaurants. Then Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, the partners behind London’s famous Ottolenghi restaurants, discuss Mediterranean food and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. And this week’s Please Explain is all about candy!

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Clean Plates

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jared Koch tackles how to eat organic and well. The Clean Plates Cookbook: Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body offers sensible, sustainable, and healthful home cooking ideas and shows readers how to shop for the best ingredients no matter what their diet (omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans) and how to prepare food that’s simple and delicious. And his Clean Plates Manhattan 2013 guide includes over 100 reviews of restaurants serving organic, local, sustainably raised plant and/or animal foods.

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Recipe: Roast Chicken with Saffron, Hazelnuts, and Honey

Friday, October 25, 2013

The secret ingredient? Rose water. 

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Please Explain: Candy

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sugary sweets used to be a rare luxury, but these days, it is a cheap, everyday snack. Find out more on the long history of confectionery treats.

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We're Picking a Pickle Pic!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We launched our Pickling Project back in September, as part of our Food Fridays series. This Friday, Leonard will pick his favorite pickle pic on the show. And here are some of the great photos we've gotten on Instagram...

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Turning Food Past Its Sell-By Date into Healthy, Low-Cost Meals

Friday, October 18, 2013

Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, talks about food insecurity, food waste, and his new project, The Daily Table. Rauch plans to open a restaurant/grocery store that will sell prepared food, fruits and vegetables that are past their sell-by dates yet are still fresh and safe to eat. He wants to use some of the grocery industry’s estimated $47 million of wasted food each year to help feed low-income communities.

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Martha Stewart Takes the Cake

Friday, October 18, 2013

Martha Stewart talks about her first cookbook of cakes and why she's only just starting to love her Bundt pans. She gives us her golden rules for baking cakes and shares two recipes - New York style crumb cake and "tender lemon" cake.

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Chef Daniel Boulud

Friday, October 18, 2013

Chef Daniel Boulud talks about his coming of age as a young chef to adapting French cuisine to American ingredients and tastes, and how he expresses his culinary artistry at Restaurant Daniel. His new, definitive cookbook, Daniel: My French Cuisine, includes more than 75 signature recipes, plus an additional 12 recipes Boulud prepares at home for his friends on more casual occasions.

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Please Explain: Wine

Friday, October 18, 2013

Humans have been drinking wine for 8,000 years. On this week’s Please Explain Paul Lukacs tells us all about wine and its long, rich history. He’s the author of Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures.

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Martha Stewart; Daniel Boulud; Repurposing Wasted Food; Please Explain

Friday, October 18, 2013

Martha Stewart returns to Food Fridays! She’ll be here to talk about cakes and why she’s only just starting to love her Bundt pans. Chef Daniel Boulud shares recipes from his new cookbook, named after his flagship restaurant, Daniel. Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch describes his new project to help feed poor communities by selling deeply discounted food that may be past its official sell-by date, but is still safe to eat. And this week’s Please Explain is about the long, rich history of wine!

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Melissa Clark Picks Pumpkins

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's pumpkin-picking season. Melissa Clark shares her suggestions for what do with pumpkin—from soups to seed. She's New York Times Dining Section columnist and cookbook writer, and her most recent cookbook is Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make.

 

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The Twitter Recipe Challenge

Friday, October 11, 2013

Can you tweet an entire recipe in less than 140 characters?

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“Symphony of the Soil”

Friday, October 11, 2013

Producer and director Deborah Koons Garcia and scientists Dr. Ignacio Chapela and Dr. Michael Hansen talk about the documentary “Symphony of the Soil,” which explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, it shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. "Symphony of the Soil" opens on October 11 at the Quad Cinema.

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Melissa Clark's Pumpkin Recipes; Behind the Scenes at the Food Network; The Science of Soil; Please Explain: Food Poisoning

Friday, October 11, 2013

Melissa Clark shares her ideas on what to do with pumpkins other than carving them! We'll find out how the Food Network went from struggling start-up to cultural staple over the last 20 years. Documentarian Deborah Koons Garcia and scientists Ignacio Chapela and Michael Hansen talk about the complexity and mystery of soilAnd, with another salmonella outbreak in the news, Please Explain is about the things that cause food poisoning.

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Liz Neumark on Farm to Table Seasonal Recipes

Friday, October 04, 2013

Liz Neumark discusses founding Katchkie Farm and the Sylvia Center, where children learn firsthand where fresh food comes from—how to grow it, how to harvest it, and how to cook with it. Her new book Sylvia’s Table: Fresh, Seasonal Recipes from Our Farm to Your Table brings these lessons and recipes from the farm to home kitchens. It’s a cookbook for families, featuring recipes from friends like chefs like Michael Romano of Union Square Cafe and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto; culinary experts including Food & Wine’s Dana Cowin; cookbook authors Giuliano Bugialli, Rozanne Gold, Deborah Madison, and Sara Moulton.

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Pickling Tips from a Pro

Friday, October 04, 2013

We’ve been pickling as part of Food Fridays! Marisa McClellan, the author of Food in Jars and the blog of the same name, shares her ideas about how to make some more unusual pickles, using everything from cauliflower to pattypan squash.

Join our Pickle Project! Post a photo of your pickling creation on Instagram, and tag it #LopatePickles.

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Please Explain: The Farm Bill

Friday, October 04, 2013

Ron Nixon, New York Times reporter, talks about the Farm Bill—what it means for farmers, how it shapes food and nutrition policy in this country, and why it’s taken so long to pass and updated bill.

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Transforming a Community with Good Food

Friday, October 04, 2013

The Stop in Toronto that has revolutionized the way we combat hunger and poverty. Community worker Nick Saul became the executive director of The Stop in 1998, and he talks about transforming it from a cramped food bank to a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets and a mission to revolutionize our food system. He’s the co-author of The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement.

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Farm-to-Table; Food and Community; Food in Jars; Please Explain

Friday, October 04, 2013

Liz Neumark talks about owning one of the city’s premier catering companies and an organic farm—and how to make farm-to-table cooking a reality. We’ll find out about the story of The Stop, which started as a food bank in Toronto, and is now a community center with gardens, a greenhouse, and a farmers market. Marisa McClellan, who writes the blog Food in Jars, shares some pickling tips for everything from cauliflower to squash. This week’s Please Explain is all about the Farm Bill—we’ll find out what programs are affected by the omnibus spending bill, which has been stalled in Congress for over a year.