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Leonard Lopate - Food Fridays

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We're dedicating the Friday Leonard Lopate show to all things food for 10 weeks. We'll look at food through a variety of lenses—culinary, social, cultural, political, and talk to chefs, restaurant critics, food writers. We'll also have recipes, cooking tips, how-to demonstrations.

We're dedicating the Friday Leonard Lopate show to all things food for 10 weeks. We'll look at food through a variety of lenses—culinary, social, cultural, political, and talk to chefs, restaurant critics, food writers. We'll also have recipes, cooking tips, how-to demonstrations.
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Ithaca, NY

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WNYC

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We're dedicating the Friday Leonard Lopate show to all things food for 10 weeks. We'll look at food through a variety of lenses—culinary, social, cultural, political, and talk to chefs, restaurant critics, food writers. We'll also have recipes, cooking tips, how-to demonstrations.

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English

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WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-433-9692


Episodes

Minding Your Manners At Dinner Parties

5/12/2017
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For our final installment of our Food Friday’s mini-series on dinner parties, New York Times “Social Qs” columnist Philip Galanes, and New York Times food columnist and cookbook author Melissa Clark pair social graces with the perfect dishes for your next get together. Check out Melissa Clark's dinner party recipes! Turkish Lamb Chops with Sumac, Tahini and Dill Time: 50 minutes total, 30 minutes hands-off Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1 tablespoon Turkish red pepper or Aleppo pepper (or use...

Duration: 00:33:15


The Buzz Around Honey And Beekeeping

5/12/2017
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We end Food Fridays on a sweet note with a Please Explain all about honey and beekeeping! We’ll learn about the many different varieties and flavors of honey, and find out why raw honey - although twice as sweet as sugar - is filled with nutrients. We’ll also get recipes and tips for cooking with honey, and advice for aspiring beekeepers from Kim Flottum, veteran beekeeper, editor-in-chief of Bee Culture (the preeminent American beekeeping magazine) and author of The Backyard Beekeeper's...

Duration: 00:31:51


Barbara Lynch's Rebellious Rise To Culinary Fame

5/5/2017
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Award-winning chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch joins us to discuss her new memoir, Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire. It begins with Lynch's childhood growing up in South Boston and follows her as she establishes herself in the culinary world. Lynch details her transformation from a young woman with a history of stealing cars and evading arrest, to a professional chef who oversees a restaurant empire. Lynch was also named on TIME magazine's annual list of the world's most...

Duration: 00:17:45


Dinner Parties On The Cheap

5/5/2017
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For our mini-series on dinner parties, Food 52’s creative director Kristen Miglore and Amiel Stanek, associate editor at Bon Appetit, join us to talk about hosting dinner parties on a budget. We’ll discuss tips and tricks for hosting dinner, and how to do it without breaking the bank. They will also talk about batch cooking as a way to save money.

Duration: 00:32:09


Uncorking The Secrets Of Wine Sommeliers

5/5/2017
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Journalist Bianca Bosker joins us to discuss her latest book, Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. She investigates the world of wine sommeliers, trying to learn what drives their obsession, how they keep their palates sharp and what are their tricks for upselling customers. Bianca Bosker will appear at the following events: -May 6 at Pasanella & Son Vintners (115 South St., at Fulton...

Duration: 00:17:53


Dining With The Syria Supper Club

4/28/2017
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For our latest installment of our series on dinner parties, Kate McCaffrey and Melina Macall join us to discuss their Syria Supper Club. The club began in 2015 with a Jewish Christmas dinner of Chinese food for 10 recently arrived Syrian families, but has grown grown into a fundraiser and cultural exchange with 30 cooks. Women from the refugee families cook elaborate dinners, and Americans host the meals at their homes or community centers. Due to tremendous demand and interest, McCaffrey...

Duration: 00:29:30


From Dangerous Fish To Delicious Dish

4/28/2017
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The lionfish is an aggressive, invasive species that’s destroying coral reefs around the world. We will chat with three people from diverse backgrounds who are trying to address the issue by putting lionfish on the menu. John Rizzi is the executive director of Robots in Service of the Environment, a company developing an underwater robot to catch lionfish. Todd McGuire is program director of 11th Hour Racing, a sailing team promoting eating lionfish, and chef Rick Moonen is pushing to make...

Duration: 00:19:51


Exploring Spanish Cuisine

4/28/2017
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Our latest Please Explain is all about the variety and enduring creativity of Spanish food, including Basque food. We'll be joined by Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero, New York City-based chefs and owners of El Quinto Pino, La Vara, Tekoá, and Txikito, which is New York's only Basque restaurant. They are also the authors of The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito. This episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show" is guest hosted by Deb Perelman. Perelman is a...

Duration: 00:29:24


It Took A Community For The Good Fork

4/21/2017
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Sohui Kimand Ben Schneider, co-owners of The Good Fork in Red Hook, join us to talk about their new cookbook, The Good Fork Cookbook. Kim, the chef at The Good Fork, combines Korean and American styles in her dishes. They'll also discuss how the restaurant was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, and the local community's efforts to help them rebuild it. The Leonard Lopate Show needs your help! We’re conducting an anonymous 5-minute survey to learn a bit about you and the podcasts you love....

Duration: 00:16:13


The Secrets Of Pie Making

4/21/2017
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Our first Food Fridays Please Explain will be all about pies and pie making with Ron and Melissa Silver, co-owners of Bubby’s. Bubby's opened over 25 years ago as a wholesale pie business, but it has grown into a string of restaurants. They’ll share their secrets to the art of pie making, from the making the perfect filling to rolling out a flaky crust. Ron is also the author of Bubby's Homemade Pies. Bubby's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie (Courtesy of Bubby's) Makes One 9-inch Double-crust...

Duration: 00:32:46


Food & Wine's Best New Chefs In America

4/21/2017
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Food & Wine editor-in-chief Nilou Motamed joins us, along with Angie Mar, one of the 12 chefs featured on Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America list. Mar is the chef of the Beatrice Inn, which is redefining the traditional steakhouse. The Leonard Lopate Show needs your help! We’re conducting an anonymous 5-minute survey to learn a bit about you and the podcasts you love. You can find it at wnyc.podcastingsurvey.com. We would really appreciate your help - knowing more about you helps us...

Duration: 00:19:26


Planning A Perfect Dinner Party

4/21/2017
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Andrew Tarlow, the owner of acclaimed Brooklyn restaurants like Brooklyn's Diner, Reynard, The Ides and the Wythe Hotel, joins us along with Anna Dunn, editor-in-chief of the company’s quarterly magazine, Diner Journal. They will discuss their new cookbook, Dinner at the Long Table , to kick off our mini-series all about dinner parties. We’ll also take calls about tips and tricks for organizing dinner parties, and about the perennial New York problem: how to host a dinner party with very...

Duration: 00:30:48


Mario Batali's Big American Cookbook

10/14/2016
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Celebrity chef, restaurateur and host of "The Chew" Mario Batali talks about his new cookbook: Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA. Batali spent over two years collecting the best regional American recipes from the Northeast/New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Pacific Coast. He includes a variety of barbecue recipes from Texas, the Smoky Mountains and the Carolinas, seafood soups from Boston and...

Duration: 00:21:15


A Culinary Exploration of the Lower East Side

10/14/2016
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Jane Ziegelman, director of the culinary program at NYC's Tenement Museum, and author of 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement and co-author of A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, joins us to talk about the evolution of food on New York’s Lower East Side. Ziegelman explains how the different immigrant groups - Germans, Italians, Eastern European Jews, Greeks, Hungarians, Poles, Romanians, Russians, Slovaks and Ukrainians -...

Duration: 00:33:23


The History of Restaurants Revealed

10/14/2016
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Centuries before the restaurant became a dining destination, a "restaurant" was actually a medicinal broth that contained ingredients like capon, gold ducats, rubies and other precious gems. So how did restaurants become what they are today? When did eating become an enjoyable, leisurely activity? Rebecca Spang, author of The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture, joins us for today’s Please Explain all about the history of restaurants! Dr. Spang is a Professor...

Duration: 00:28:00


Tasting the Best of London's Modern Food Scene

10/14/2016
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Wall Street Journal food columnist Aleksandra Crapanzano joins us to talk about The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City. She spent many years living in London and shares the adventurous and vibrant cuisine of a city that once had a reputation for “watery potatoes, stringy mutton, and grayed vegetables.” Event: Aleksandra Crapanzano will be signing copies of her cookbook at Book Court (163 Court Street) in Brooklyn on Friday,...

Duration: 00:15:43


What's Happening to Our Supermarkets?

8/26/2016
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From Park Slope to East Harlem, supermarkets in New York City are closing. Charles Platkin, Executive Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, explains the complex issues that contribute to supermarket closures around the city and how the closures affect the people who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. Many New Yorkers still don’t have access to fresh produce, despite city-wide initiatives like FRESH (Food Retail Expansion to Support Health) and...

Duration: 00:28:11


Grits, Oatmeal, Quinoa, and Other Grains to Get You Through the Morning

8/26/2016
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On the final installment of our Food Friday breakfast series, chef Evan Hanczor of Egg in Williamsburg and Niki Achitoff-Gray, Managing Editor at Serious Eats, teach us how to jazz up even the humblest of grain breakfasts, and how to achieve the perfect texture for our oatmeal, farro, and more! Evan Hanczor is also the co-author of the cookbook Breakfast: Recipes to Wake Up For. Niki Achitoff-Gray has written about breakfast grains, including Beyond Oatmeal:Everything You Can Do With Oats...

Duration: 00:21:30


We've Got the Scoop on Ice Cream!

8/26/2016
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The summer is not over yet, and to prove it, we’re talking all about ice cream! We’ll look into the history of the beloved frozen treat, as well as the many variations on flavor, sweetness and texture that have developed over the years. We’ll also find out how to make ice cream (with and without dairy) and the science behind the perfect scoop from Laura O’Neill, Co-Founder Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, based in Greenpoint, and Ben Van Leeuwen, Co-Founder. They’re the co-authors of the Van Leeuwen...

Duration: 00:26:30


Celebrating 40 Years of the NYC Greenmarket

8/19/2016
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In honor of the Greenmarket’s 40th birthday this summer, we’ll be joined by veteran Hudson Valley farmers, Morse Pitts and Chip Kent, to talk about the history and future of the Greenmarket, and discuss how farmer's markets are working to preserve our region’s quickly disappearing farmland. Event: On Friday, August 19th, from 4 pm to 9 pm, Grow NYC’s Union Square Greenmarket will host the last Summer Friday for the 2016 summer season. The theme for the evening will be Asian street food...

Duration: 00:20:30

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