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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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Sweet On Onions

Friday, March 21, 2014

Before ramps jump in and steal the seasonal spotlight, Dirt Candy chef Amanda Cohen talks about how to make onions the star of the show — even in desserts. Try her recipe for grilled onion salad with fermented black bean dressing.

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Intelligence Squared US

Should you eat anything with a face?

Saturday, February 01, 2014

A doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer recently waded into a hot-button topic in the food world: Is it a bad idea to eat meat?

According to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported eating no animal products. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we or aren’t we meant to be carnivores? The Debaters are Dr. Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, Chris Masterjohn, and Joel Salatin

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Tips on Creating a Thanksgiving Menu for Every Dietary Restriction

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegan and vegetarian — has your Thanksgiving menu being undermined by food allergies and ethical objections? Tell us about what you don’t eat or share how you've catered to the dietary restrictions of your friends and family.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mollie Katzen's Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation

Friday, November 22, 2013

The latest release from the vegetarian cookbook pioneer and illustrator.

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Queens School Serving All-Vegetarian Meals Sees Student Progress

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

After becoming the first public school in the nation to serve only vegetarian meals, P.S. 244 said it’s seeing results in student attendance and achievement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Veganism and Vegetarianism

Friday, April 19, 2013

We’re talking about vegetarianism and veganism on this week’s Food Friday Please Explain. Joining us: Amanda Cohen, Chef and owner of the restaurant Dirty Candy and author of Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant; food historian Andy Smith; and Rynn Berry, the historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society and the author of a number of books including The Vegan Guide to New York City. They’ll explain the basics of vegan and vegetarian diets and how you can cut meat and animal products from your diet without sacrificing nutrition or taste.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: What Is Stuffed Inside of What Is Stuffed Inside of What Edition

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new James Bond film "Skyfall" and a list of the ten best American essays since 1950, plus Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast and blog joins them to discuss his new Thanksgiving cr


The Leonard Lopate Show

Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Pam Anderson shares meatless recipes and techniques for part-time and full-time vegetarians. In Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals, she encourages readers to eat meat-free a day or two a week and makes it easy to do so with recipes for simple vegetarian and vegan meals. She lays out blueprints with ingredient options for everything from breakfasts and salads and sandwiches to satisfying main courses—so readers can craft a rewarding dish exactly to their personal tastes.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Pulling off a Veggie, Vegan or Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chef Peter Berley offers his advice on making a Thanksgiving meal that appeals to vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free eaters and meat-eaters alike. Try his recipe for Lasagna of Fall Vegetables, Sage Bechamel, and Gruyere here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shmeat: Is It What's for Dinner?

Friday, September 09, 2011

Michael Specter, New Yorker staff writer on science, technology and public health and the author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives (Penguin 2009), explains the science of lab-grown meat, or shmeat, and takes your calls on whether you'd eat it as an alternative to meat.

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The Leonard Lopate Show: Mark Bittman

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman talks to WNYC's Leonard Lopate about a plan for responsible eating that is good for the consumer and the planet.

You can listen to Lopate and Bittman's complete conversation here.