Food

Darrin Nordahl: "Public Produce" (Island Press)

October 21, 2009

Urban agriculture: A city designer explains how growing food in urban, public spaces can help feed the hungry, supplement the existing agribusiness model, and promote good health for all.

Taxing Soft Drinks

October 15, 2009

Soda pop, obesity and spiraling healthcare costs. Studies that link soft drink consumption to America's growing obesity epidemic have led to calls for a new tax on sugary soft drinks. Arguments for and against.

Ruth Reichl: "Garlic and Sapphires" (The Penguin Press) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2005

A former New York Times restaurant critic tells about wearing disguises to the fanciest Manhattan eateries in an attempt to remain anonymous in America's highest-profile restaurant reviewing job.

Mort Rosenblum: "Chocolate" (North Point Press) (Rebroadcast)

November 24, 2005

Food writer Mort Rosenblum traces chocolate from its origins to it most elaborate forms and explains why he believes chocolate to be as nuanced as a glass of fine wine.

Mireille Guiliano: "French Women Don't Get Fat" (Knopf)

May 27, 2005

French women are known to enjoy bread, pastry, wine, and regular three-course meals. One French woman shares her secrets of eating for pleasure without getting fat.

Ruth Reichl: "Garlic and Sapphires" (The Penguin Press)

April 22, 2005

A former New York Times restaurant critic tells about wearing disguises to the fanciest Manhattan eateries in an attempt to remain anonymous in America's highest-profile restaurant reviewing job.

Nina Simonds: "Spices of Life" (Knopf)

April 1, 2005

An acclaimed cookbook author presents her latest collection of recipes, inspired by her travels in Asia, scientific research and cultural traditions that explore the relationship between food and health, favorite dishes from her childhood...

Mort Rosenblum: "Chocolate" (North Point Press)

February 7, 2005

Food writer Mort Rosenblum traces chocolate from its origins to it most elaborate forms and explains why he believes chocolate to be as nuanced as a glass of fine wine.

Nigella Lawson: "Feast" (Hyperion) (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2004

British cookbook author and television host Nigella Lawson talks about the foods that make holidays and celebrations really special -- from an abundant family Christmas dinner to a festive children's birthday party to an intimate...

Karen MacNeil: "The Wine Bible" (Workman)

December 8, 2004

Wine scares some people. It makes others inflexible. One of America's most renowned wine teachers says just relax and enjoy the delicious possiblities wine has to offer. Karen MacNeil demystifies everything from choosing to serving to...

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