The Splendid Table

Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper

More than just talking about recipes, Splendid Table explores everything about food: the culture, the science, the history, the back stories and the deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal.

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Food
12:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Try radish greens in sandwiches or salads

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Dear Lynne,
Are radish tops safe, or are they dangerous like rhubarb leaves? If they won't kill me, what can I do with them?
-Martin from Des Moines
Dear Martin,

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Food
2:51 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

10 commandments for perfect grilling

Ingram Publishing

1. Be organized

Have everything you need for grilling -- the food, marinade, basting sauce, seasonings, and equipment -- on hand and at grillside before you start grilling.

2. Gauge your fuel

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Food
9:12 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Honey From the Rock Cafe

Food
12:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

How to take your picnic to the next level

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The picnics Jen Stevenson attends are more elaborate than just a blanket and a basket of food. Stevenson's picnics involve pre-bottled cocktails, dishes assembled al fresco and dessert displays on wheels. She is co-author of The Picnic and a member of The Portland Picnic Society.

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Food
12:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Redefine the flavor and texture of your desserts using natural sugars

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Instead of conventional refined white sugar, Shauna Sever, author of Real Sweet, bakes with everything from muscovado sugar to maple syrup. "I think of [muscovado] as dark brown sugar on steroids," she says. "This has the crave-worthy molasses full flavor that we really want when we're using dark brown sugar."

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Food
12:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Author uncovers Jackson Pollock's hidden recipe collection

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Jackson Pollock was famous for creating abstract paint-splattered canvases, but he had a domestic side as well. "He was a man who loved puttering in his garden, gifting vegetables to his friends, baking loaves of bread and apple pie," says Robyn Lea, author of Dinner with Jackson Pollock (Assouline.com).

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Food
9:09 am
Wed May 6, 2015

How to cook artichokes

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Question: My mother gave me some fresh artichokes -- I have no idea how to cook them!


Recipe: Artichokes Stuffed with Ham and Pine Nuts

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Food
12:00 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Inside the factory farm, where 97% of U.S. pigs are raised

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While doing research for his book Pig Tales, author Barry Estabrook visited a farmer in Iowa who raised 150,000 pigs a year. What he saw at this factory farm -- the way 97 percent of pigs in the U.S. are raised -- is a far cry from Old MacDonald's.

"[The pigs] never see the light of day," he says. "They never set foot on anything but a bare, hard floor. They breathe that poisoned air 24/7."

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Food
12:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Growing pea shoots, step by step

One of the easiest plants to grow inside are pea shoots, which are really just the first stage of growth of the pea plant. You won't get the sweet peas as a result, but you'll have plenty of that summer taste, even in the middle of winter, because the edible stems and leaves are packed with flavor, tasting far more intense than any supermarket peas.

Also, pea shoots have plenty of nutritional clout as well: vitamin A, C, and folic acid, mainly. It has seven times more vitamin C than blueberries, and boasts beta-carotenoids and antioxidants.

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Food
12:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

How to grow microgreens, sprouts and shoots on your kitchen counter

Crystal Liepa

No matter what time of year it is, Elizabeth Millard always has fresh vegetables. The author of Indoor Kitchen Gardening grows everything from carrots to kale inside. She explains how to grow microgreens, sprouts and shoots on your kitchen counter. [Find Millard's step-by-step guide to growing pea shoots here.]

Microgreens

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Podcasts

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00am
    Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman on fried chicken, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on bay leaves, Ray Isle on the wine bottle.
  • Friday, May 8, 2015 12:00am
    Barry Estabrook on pork, Jackson Pollock's recipes, Jen Stevenson on picnics, Shauna Sever on sugar.
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00am
    Dan Harris on meditation, Ronna Welsh on waste, Donna Hay on recipes, Eric Prince on hypoxia, the Sterns.
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 12:00am
    David Gelb on chefs, Diana Henry on chicken, Elizabeth Millard on kitchen gardening, Tara Whitsitt.
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 12:00am
    April Bloomfield on chef school, Paul Breslin on salt, Ellie Krieger on oil, Frederick Douglass Opie on blues, The Perennial Plate.