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Episodes

Food for Thought: Cooking Tips

7/14/2010
Good information is timeless - and so are these tips from the pros as related by Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and her enabler, KPLU's Dick Stein on this reprise edition of Food for Thought.

Food for Thought: Marshmallows

6/30/2010
Some like them floating in their cocoa. Some prefer them flaming like a tiki torch on the end of a stick. But now that source of innocent campfire fun, the marshmallow, comes with a warning. Hear all about it and take heed on today's Food for Thought with Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and KPLU's Dick Stein.

Food for Thought: Nancy's Bee House

6/9/2010
On today's Food for Thought, Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and KPLU's Dick Stein share their Grow Your Own stories. Dick gardens the small stuff, while Nancy, with the help of her insect friends, has decided to go big.

Growing Up With Griffey

6/4/2010
Retirement is something that takes place in professional sports, as it does in any other profession. But it isn't every day that a retirement is so monumental that it brings fans, fellow players, and even play-by-play announcers to tears. The retirement of Ken Griffey, Jr. also moved KPLU's Kevin Kniestedt, who shares these memories of the future Hall-of-Famer.

Food for Thought: Long and Lean, Asparagus I Mean!

4/28/2010
They were loved by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, and except for a brief decline in popularity during the middle ages have remained a springtime favorite right up to the present day. On today's Food for Thought Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and KPLU's Dick Stein talk asparagus.

Food for Thought: When it Smells

4/14/2010
You're just home from the market and un-wrapping that package of meat when, uh-oh --"Does this smell okay to you?" And if not, then what? That's the topic nosed out on this week's Food for Thought with Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and KPLU's Dick Stein.

Food for Thought: World Brunch Tour

4/7/2010
In French it translates to "The Big Breakfast." In German, the "Fork Breakfast." But German and French speakers and people around the world usually just call it the same thing we do here in the States. Brunch -- the topic of today's Food for Thought with Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and KPLU's Dick Stein.

Food for Thought: Gone But Not Forgotten...

3/31/2010
Get out your handkerchiefs - and just to be on the safe side prepare to hold your nose - as KPLU's Dick Stein and Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson discuss two of their favorite odoriferous eatables which are gone - but not forgotten -- on today's Food for Thought.

Food for Thought: And Along With That Chicken...

3/3/2010
On last week's thrilling "Dueling Chickens" Food for Thought episode, KPLU's Dick Stein and Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson talked about their favorite poultry recipes. This week the conversation turns to what they like to put on the plate next to that chicken.

Food for Thought: Who Has The Better Chicken Recipe?

2/24/2010
On today's Food for Thought we learn that Seattle Times food and restaurant writer Nancy Leson and KPLU's Dick Stein have been trying to convince one another that each has the best-ever chicken recipe.

Food for Thought: Dumpling Madness!

2/17/2010
Seattle Times food and restaurant writer Nancy Leson and KPLU's Dick Stein recently had the opportunity to learn from the masters at a dumpling-making session at a local Vietnamese restaurant. Let's hear all about it on today's Food for Thought.

Record Bin Roulette: Oddball Duos

10/1/2009
KPLU's "All Blues" host John Kessler and long-time radio personality John Maynard have joined forces to create a funny and entertaining feature called "Record Bin Roulette" that scribbles way off the page. This week they take a look at bizarre pairings.