TV cooking shows. What´s your favorite? On today´s show we´ll take a look at the evolution of celebrity chefs and food on the tube. We´ll talk to historian Kathleen Collins about early shows and what´s happening on the screen today. Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio gives us a behind-the-scenes look at this successful reality cooking show. Marcus Samuelsson stops by to talk about a special Swedish custom this time of year - and you´ll hear his reluctant singing debut! Also, rating Big Apple eateries, a recipe from Seinfeld´s Soup Nazi, and what´s Graham Kerr galloping to today? Plus much more. [Broadcast Date: October 2, 2009] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/091001/rt_chef_091001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of Kitchen Confidential returns with an exclusive short story available only from Random House Audible! Holidays aren´t always happy for everyone, especially for the crew at Restaurant Saint Germain. The empty dining room has more waiters than customers, the staff is grumbling about the absence of this year´s Christmas bonus, and they may soon have to file a missing persons report for ´´America´s Sexiest Chef.´´ Determined to go down kicking and screaming, two employees come up with a last ditch plan of action with a truly unexpected result. While it´s not exactly a White Christmas, the crew of the Saint Germain find out that miracles can happen - even if they are accompanied by the sound of French lounge music. Anthony Bourdain once again brings to light the inner workings of the ´´culinary underbelly´´ in his bold reinvention of the traditional Christmas story. At once risqué and charming, A Chef´s Christmas is sure to bring holiday cheer to those who make dinner and those who only make reservations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Bourdain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000107/bk_rhau_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She, Veronica Ward, is a voluptuous journalist who doesn´t have the time to cook. He, Eric Walker, is sexy, a self-made billionaire, a war veteran with a dark and secret past, and her next journalism subject. When Veronica is assigned to cover the handsome chef, she can´t get her mind off of Eric. He offers to show her the ropes in the kitchen, and a lot more starts to heat up besides the stove. Eric´s a man who knows how to get what he wants, and he´ll make sure she learns a lot more from him than just how to make a souffle! Explicit: This sultry story contains explicit scenes of delicious nipple sucking, passionate oral sex, and wild vaginal sex with creampies in the middle of a hot billionaire chef´s expansive kitchen! It is of adult nature and meant for listeners over 18 years of age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011405/bk_acx0_011405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young, ambitious chef returns home to open her own restaurant. At first the toast of the town, the chef later falls prey to unkind gossip and reviews. This prompts her to take drastic measures to silence the offenders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachael Messer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019851/bk_acx0_019851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Carefully leveled text engages young listeners in learning about how chefs provide for their community. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a glossary help build nonfiction learning skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000162/bk_lrnr_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take Out Chef is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones! Jessica Summers works all day to support her family. Her social life consists of having dinner in front of the television watching Chef Tom´s magical hands prepare foods. Being a chef is her lifelong dream, but since her mom passed away, being there for her brother and helping ease the burden for her quirky grandmother are her priority. Her life takes an unexpected turn when her brother signs her up in an experimental program to help young delinquents. Chef Tom Simmons and Chef Bryan Sullen head the project, and, when they meet, Jessie is hoping to get a spot in the school - despite her noncriminal record - not to find a new job. Yet Tom is in desperate need of a new assistant, and Jessie is the perfect fit. Bryan has a rough facade. He´s obnoxious and bossy but shows moments of kindness, too. Their romance blossoms between remaking messy soufflés and baking crispy croissants. When they have plans to start dating, Bryan has an emergency and shuts down on Jessie. When Bryan comes back, Jesse must decide to follow her heart and give the man she loves a chance to open up or let him go for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Mazz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003353/bk_hach_003353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chefen beskriver mødet mellem det moderne fornuftmenneske og det helt umiddelbare menneske - et møde, der fører til en forbrydelse. Dommeren? Det er dig. Aksel Heltoft, 1922-1993, forfatter og generalsekretær. Aksel Heltoft deltog aktivt i modstandskampen under Anden Verdenskrig og udgav sammen med sin hustru Bente Hammerich et af besættelsestidens vigtigste illegale blade ´´Folk og Frihed´´ samt modstandsantologien ´´Der brænder en Ild´´ (1944) med bidrag fra næsten alle tidens førende lyrikere og prosaister. I december 1944 blev han arresteret og deporteret til koncentrationslejren Neuengamme, hvor han sad til krigens slutning. Senere debuterede han med tre noveller, der tager udgangspunkt i tiden i Neuengamme med et ubetvingeligt, religiøst betonet håb om en forløsning til en bedre tilværelse. I 1950 blev han cand.mag. i dansk og kristendomskundskab og senere lektor i dansk ved Stockholms Högskola. 1. Danish. Claes Bang. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001805/bk_lind_001805_sample.mp3.
Kirpal Singh is riding the slow train to Kashmir. With India passing by his window, he reflects on his destination, which is also his past: a military camp to which he has not returned for 14 years. Kirpal, called Kip, is shy and not yet 20 when he arrives for the first time at General Kumar’s camp, nestled in the shadow of the Siachen Glacier. At 20,000 feet, the glacier makes a forbidding battlefield; its crevasses claimed the body of Kip’s father. Kip becomes an apprentice under the camp’s chef, Kishen, a fiery mentor who guides him toward the heady spheres of food and women. In this place of contradictions, erratic violence, and extreme temperatures, Kip learns to prepare local dishes and delicacies from around the globe. Even as months pass, Kip, a Sikh, feels secure in his allegiance to India, firmly on the right side of this interminable conflict. Then, one muggy day, a Pakistani ´´terrorist´´ with long, flowing hair is swept up on the banks of the river and changes everything. Mesmeric, mournful, and intensely lyrical, Chef is a brave and compassionate debut about hope, love, and memory set against the devastatingly beautiful, war-scarred backdrop of occupied Kashmir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunil Malhotra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009703/bk_adbl_009703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her satisfying, sensual third novel, Nicole Mones takes readers inside the hidden world of elite cuisine in modern China through the story of an American food writer in Beijing. When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husband´s estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. Since work is all that will keep her sane, her magazine editor assigns her to profile Sam, a half-Chinese American who is the last in a line of gifted chefs tracing back to the imperial palace. As she watches Sam gear up for Chinas Olympic culinary competition by planning the banquet of a lifetime, she begins to see past the cuisines artistry to glimpse its coherent expression of Chinese civilization. It is here, amid lessons of tradition, obligation, and human connection that she finds the secret ingredient that may yet heal her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Chen, Elisabeth Rodgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002373/bk_adbl_002373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On today´s show, Chef´s Table is all about celebrating small traditions and simple pleasures - even reclaiming something as small as a recipe can have big rewards. Just ask participants in The Times Picayune Recipe Restoration Project. We´ll talk to the editor, who was able to replace reader´s recipes destroyed in Katrina. Philadelphia´s Beer Week inspires us to bake with beer and recall an interview with the late beer hunter Michael Jackson. Music critic Tom Moon shares some examples of drinking songs. Plus, a ´´recovering´´ commercial fisherman on the health of the ocean, a nod to St. Patrick, and much more. [Broadcast Date: March 12, 2009] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/090312/rt_chef_090312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.