Sometimes we all want to do better. You don´t have to be perfect, but doing a little extra to get it right or close to right can mean the difference between ho-hum and really stellar. This week we are all about ´´getting it right.´´ We´ll find some fool-proof recipes from the woman who tests the recipes for The New York Times and then talk to the founder of the famed New York cooking school, De Gustibus, celebrating its 25th year. Our sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, will find us the perfect wine for June, and we´ll hear from an event planner with some party ideas. Finally,we´ll talk to the biographer of Bernard Loiseau about Perfection: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine. (Broadcast Date: June 1, 2006) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/060601/rt_chef_060601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many immigrants become American citizens in special ceremonies held on the 4th of July, reminding us that people from all over the world are united in our country. Food is a way to stay in touch with one´s heritage; it can connect people, but also isolate us. We´ll hear from Chinese American writer Leslie Li who uses food as a symbol to tell her family´s story in her new book, Daughter of Heaven. We´ll also talk to a second-generation restaurateur Jacques Haeringer about his father´s homeland; Alsace. Mr. Cutlets stops by to discuss unusual meats to throw on the grill for 4th of July, and he´ll explain how to prepare the perfect hamburger. Finally, we´ll visit with Patrick O´Connell. His Inn at Little Washington is considered one of America´s best restaurants and has been called the birthplace of refined American cuisine. (Broadcast Date: June 22, 2006) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/060622/rt_chef_060622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether it´s a cross-country road trip, a transcontinental flight, or a walk to the hammock in the backyard, it´s vacation time! On today´s show, we´re all about places to visit and dine. John T. Edge gives us a tour of some great Southern food finds. We also plan a visit to Provence. A crabologist from Maryland gives us a 101 on preparing and eating hardshells. Plus, romance in Italy, cooking with whole grains, and much more! [Broadcast Date: June 14, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070614/rt_chef_070614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s been said that eating is not only an agricultural act, but also a political one. It does make sense that how we eat can make a lasting impact on our environment - the problem is figuring out what choices really matter. Paper plates? Organic Vegetables? Bottled Water? This week we examine some choices. From replacing veal with buffalo meat, to entertaining tips that don´t fill up the landfill with one-time products, we´ll discuss the quandaries, questions, and curious solutions to ´´living green´´. We´ll talk to the author of The Ethical Gourmet, discover a winery that composts four-star meals, and talk to the Soup Peddler. (Original Airdate: 9/20/2006) [Broadcast Date: June 7, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070607/rt_chef_070607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today we´re all about the upcoming celebration on the Fourth. It´s all about patriotic ceremonies, fireworks, history, and of course, the food. And, as a nation of many immigrants, we´re lucky to have many food influences. Lidia Bastianich discusses her 10 favorite places in Italy, plus her life as a native of Italy and her adopted America. Grilling expert David Joachim reveals how to master your grill. Hear about the ludicrous burger and get some tips to make your burgers perfect. Then, we´ll find out what´s cooking in Yosemite and learn how to make a patriotic pizza dessert. Plus, the Texas State Fair! [Broadcast Date: June 28, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070628/rt_chef_070628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this encore presentation, Chef Coleman talks to Barbara Haber about her book, Hard Tack and Home Fries. Haber looks at the intersection of American women´s history and culinary practice, and how each shaped the other. Then, David Rosengarten takes a look at German wine and explains the intials QA and QMP. Plus, our nutritionist talks about snacking at night and just in time for summer we get the low down on ice tea and lemonade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/060608/rt_chef_060608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On today´s show we´re solving some mysteries. From the authenticity of the world´s most expensive bottle of wine to answering those pesky questions on how to cook fish. Actress Lorraine Bracco stops by to talk about her line of Italian wines. Jonathan Waxman describes the most unusual way he found his way into a professional kitchen. Plus, finding happiness through learning how to cook and much more. [Broadcast Date: June 19, 2008] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/080619/rt_chef_080619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We speak with Corrine Trang about asian grilling and essential ingredients for making Asian food at home. She´s been called the Julia Child of Asian food. Robert Markel is the co-author of Cocktail Hour: Authentic Recipes and Illustrations from 1920 to 1960. He shares some ideas on how to make a drink worthy of the Fourth of July. Lari Robling speaks with Andrew Dawson, one of the owners of Brokers Gin from London, and we find out how gin was invented.Stephen Bruce, co-founder of the New York Sweet Shoppe Serendiptity, has written Serendipity Sundaes. He shares secrets of making a fabulous sundae.Jennifer Rubell´s uncle owned Studio 54. She´s written Real Life Entertaining: Easy Recipes and Unconventional Wisdom. She recalls some of the grown-up parties in her childhood.Jim Tarrantino has written Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures and Glazes. He shares some tips for getting the marinade just right.Geoffrey Zakarian wrote Town/Country and is the chef/owner of two restaurants of the same name, he discusses his favorite foods of summer.Jane Butel is an authority on cooking of the American Southwest and a chile aficionado. She wrote Real Women Eat Chiles she shares some of her secrets of spicing things up. (Broadcast Date: June 29, 2006) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/060629/rt_chef_060629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On today´s show, let´s examine the good life! Finding the right job is often a key, so we´ll talk to Irena Chalmers who knows of 150 jobs for food lovers. Later, a restaurant consultant reveals what it takes to succeed. Ruth Reichl´s personal journey on learning how NOT to become her mother - and a few thoughts on mothers and food. Plus being Down Home with the Food Networks´ Neely family. Later, success in the kitchen is all in the measuring, and one woman´s ´´love gone wrong... with recipes´´. [Broadcast Date: June 4, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/090604/rt_chef_090604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Picture this...it´s after midnight, you can´t sleep and the refrigerator is calling. Or, like many chefs, you´ve just finished a long shift at work and deserve some down time before hitting the hay. I asked a lot of my colleagues just that - what do you enjoy eating in those wee hours of the morning-- what´s your favorite midnight snack? Some folks might surprise you! We´ll also talk with Corrine Trang about Asian noodle recipes -- good for any time of the day. Plus, the history of one of our favorite snacks, the potato chip. Later, artisan cheese from Vermont, and cuisine from the land of the midnight sun. And, a nutritionist weighs in on the midnight snack habit and you´ll be surprised to hear what she has to say. [Broadcast Date: 18, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/090618/rt_chef_090618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.