Food http://publicradiotulsa.org en Professor Robert Dudley of UC-Berkeley and the "Drunken Monkey Hypothesis" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/professor-robert-dudley-uc-berkeley-and-drunken-monkey-hypothesis <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Robert Dudley, who's a Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Prof. Dudley tells us about his interesting "drunken monkey hypothesis," which (per <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunken_monkey_hypothesis">its Wikipedia entry</a>) "proposes that human attraction to ethanol may have a genetic basis due to the high dependence of the primate ancestor of <em>Homo sapiens</em> on fruit as a food source. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:41:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 63562 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Professor Robert Dudley of UC-Berkeley and the "Drunken Monkey Hypothesis" "Hello, Wine: The Most Essential Things You Need to Know About Wine" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hello-wine-most-essential-things-you-need-know-about-wine <p>For many of us, each and every year, Holiday Time equals Wine Time --- it's a part of all the celebrating, it tends to make a good gift, and it goes nicely with all that rich food. Our guest on ST today is Melanie Wagner, a certified sommelier and wine consultant who lives and works in Chicago. She is also the author of "Hello, Wine: The Most Essential Things You Need to Know About Wine," which is newly available from Chronicle Books. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:27:01 +0000 Rich Fisher 51558 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Hello, Wine: The Most Essential Things You Need to Know About Wine" "Blue Plate Special" -- A Memoir of Food, Comfort, and Comfort Food...and More (Encore Presentation) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blue-plate-special-memoir-food-comfort-and-comfort-foodand-more-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show first aired earlier this year.) Our guest is the writer Kate Christensen, whose six novels include "The Great Man," which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. Her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Elle, and elsewhere --- and her popular blog can be accessed <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com/">here</a>. Her latest book is "Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites," an acclaimed memoir, which she discusses with us on today's ST. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:50:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 50287 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Blue Plate Special" -- A Memoir of Food, Comfort, and Comfort Food...and More (Encore Presentation) "True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/true-tales-food-family-and-how-we-learn-eat-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) Food, glorious food --- it's more, of course, than what we eat. Food is memory, family, love, culture, and community. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:35:01 +0000 Rich Fisher 45590 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat" (Encore presentation.) "Blue Plate Special" --- A Memoir of Food, Comfort, and Comfort Food (and So Much More) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blue-plate-special-memoir-food-comfort-and-comfort-food-and-so-much-more <p>Our guest is the writer Kate Christensen, whose six novels include "The Great Man," which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. Her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Elle, and elsewhere --- and her popular blog can be accessed <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com">here</a>. Her latest book is "Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites," an acclaimed memoir, which she discusses with us on today's ST. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:58:29 +0000 Rich Fisher 43408 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Blue Plate Special" --- A Memoir of Food, Comfort, and Comfort Food (and So Much More) From a Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department at OSU Comes a New Book: "The Food Police" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/professor-agricultural-economics-department-osu-comes-new-book-food-police <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Jayson Lusk, who holds the Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Agricultural Economics Department at Oklahoma State University. Lusk has a new book out called "The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate." Here are a few sentences from the book's opening pages: "A catastrophe is looming. Farmers are raping the land and torturing animals. Food is riddled with deadly pesticides, hormones, and foreign DNA. Corporate farms are wallowing in government subsidies. Sat, 04 May 2013 00:24:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 38468 at http://publicradiotulsa.org From a Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department at OSU Comes a New Book: "The Food Police" "True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/true-tales-food-family-and-how-we-learn-eat <p>Food, glorious food --- it's so much more, of course, than what we eat. Food is memory, food is family, food is love, food is culture, and food is community. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:21:22 +0000 Rich Fisher 38261 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat" It's a Full Menu's Worth of Far-Reaching Foodie Musings in "My Mother Is a Chicken" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/its-full-menus-worth-far-reaching-foodie-musings-my-mother-chicken <p>Marcel Proust has his little madeleine cakes. Calvin Trillin has Arthur Bryant's BBQ in Kansas City. And Tulsa-based writer and editor Mark Brown has, well, his mother's bygone fried chicken. Food, for so many of us, is about much more than taste and sustenance, much more than flavors and rations. It's about culture, society, tradition, and practically everything else --- about the past, the seasons, our memories, our loved ones. Food is as basic to the human species as are celebrations, rituals, fingerprints, or dreams. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:30:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 32622 at http://publicradiotulsa.org It's a Full Menu's Worth of Far-Reaching Foodie Musings in "My Mother Is a Chicken" "A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/compendium-impish-romantic-amusing-and-occasionally-appalling-potations-bygone-eras <p>"It's always five o'clock somewhere," as the old saying goes. And this expression, of course, was as true in the 1770s or 1860s or 1930s as it is today --- and maybe it's all the more fitting right this instant, as we approach the holiday season. On today's show, therefore, we are discussing the histories, traditions, origins, myths, and/or recipes related to various cocktails. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:09:03 +0000 Rich Fisher 29797 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras" Food for Thought, and Then Some: A Conversation with James Oseland http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/food-thought-and-then-some-conversation-james-oseland <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with James Oseland, who is the editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine --- and who is also known for his TV appearances as a judge on Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." Oseland's 2006 book, "Cradle of Flavor," a memoir with recipes about living in Southeast Asia, was an award-winning volume that drew rave reviews from critics, readers, and foodies alike. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:50:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 24854 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Food for Thought, and Then Some: A Conversation with James Oseland