Cooking and Cuisine http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/eating-wild-side-missing-link-optimum-health <p>Buying local and frequenting farmers' markets continue to be very popular pursuits, and for obvious reasons. But what's the best strategy for navigating the produce section of your average supermarket? Our guest on ST is Jo Robinson, an investigative journalist who lives (and often "grows her own") on Vashon Island, Washington, and who specializes in science and health. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:06:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 63356 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" "Is It Ready Yet?" --- A Noted Cookbook Author Answers an Age-Old Question of the Kitchen in "Done." http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/it-ready-yet-noted-cookbook-author-answers-age-old-question-kitchen-done <p>Our guest is James Peterson, the James Beard Award-winning food writer, cookbook author, photographer, and cooking teacher who started his career as a restaurant cook in Paris in the 1970s. He's written more than a dozen cooking guides and recipe books over the years, including "Sauces," "Fish &amp; Shellfish," "Meat: A Kitchen Education," and "Cooking." His newest book, just out, is called "Done.: A Cook's Guide to Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked," and <a href="http://jimcooks.com/">Peterson</a> joins us today to discuss this volume. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:12:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 61725 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Is It Ready Yet?" --- A Noted Cookbook Author Answers an Age-Old Question of the Kitchen in "Done." The Noted Author of "Blue Plate Special," a Popular Memoir Just Out in Paperback, Visits Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-author-blue-plate-special-popular-memoir-just-out-paperback-visits-tulsa <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to a great conversation we had last year with Kate Christensen, the award-winning author of several novels as well as a memoir --- "Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites" --- which is just out in paperback. Christensen will be reading from and signing copies of this book tonight (Tuesday the 6th) at a Book Smart Tulsa eevent at Pohlenz Cucine Moderne (at 3402 South Peoria); this event is free to the public and begins at 7pm. Tue, 06 May 2014 19:37:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 59126 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Noted Author of "Blue Plate Special," a Popular Memoir Just Out in Paperback, Visits Tulsa "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) "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" "A History of How We Cook and Eat" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/history-how-we-cook-and-eat-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This interview originally aired in November of last year.) On this installment of ST, a fascinating book about culture, cuisine, customs, cutlery, crockery, and civilization itself. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:47:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 36083 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A History of How We Cook and Eat" (Encore presentation.) 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"