Food

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...

Adriana Trigiani: "Cooking With My Sisters" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2004

The Trigianis of Big Stone Gap, Virginia have a unique cultural and culinary heritage, mixing traditions from their Italian ancestry and from the Appalachian town in which they settled. Three of the five Trigiani sisters, led by...

Jacques Pepin: "Fast Food My Way" (Houghton Mifflin)

November 15, 2004

The mere mention of "fast food" is enough to send most serious chefs running. But for celebrity chef Jacques Pepin, fast food is nothing to sneer at. He presents his version of simple, straightforward food that can be prepared...

Nigella Lawson: "Feast" (Hyperion)

November 8, 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...

Adriana Trigiani: "Cooking With My Sisters" (Random House)

October 21, 2004

The Trigianis of Big Stone Gap, Virginia have a unique cultural and culinary heritage, mixing traditions from their Italian ancestry and from the Appalachian town in which they settled. Three of the five Trigiani sisters, led by...

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