Food Schmooze http://wnpr.org en The Rage: Crazy-Good Bánh Mì Sandwiches http://wnpr.org/post/rage-crazy-good-b-nh-m-sandwiches <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Bánh&nbsp;</em><em>mì</em>…<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the name might be new to you but we hope you'll try <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/outrageously-good-homemade-banh-mi-sandwiches/">the sandwich that is the rage coast to coast</a>. It has amazing, explosive flavor, the kind you want again and again. It sounds weird, we know, and you might think, how good can this be?</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:36:55 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25766 at http://wnpr.org The Rage: Crazy-Good Bánh Mì Sandwiches Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil and Grilled Peaches http://wnpr.org/post/prosciutto-wrapped-shrimp-basil-and-grilled-peaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every shrimp gets a leaf of fresh basil and together they're wrapped in a slice of prosciutto and grilled; the outside gets crispy, and the shrimp is succulent. The flavor trio of basil against sweet shrimp and salty prosciutto is fantastic. Sprinkle a little sugar on fresh peach halves before grilling and you get caramelized beauties to go with your </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/best-kebabs-prosciotto-wrapped-shrimp-fresh-basil-peaches/" style="line-height: 1.5;">prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and basil</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We adore this dish, it's so easy, and you can prep it before your guests arrive. No grill? No worries! The whole thing can be done in a cast-iron skillet indoors.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25327 at http://wnpr.org Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil and Grilled Peaches Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa http://wnpr.org/post/grilled-salmon-magic-peach-jalape-o-salsa <p>On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze:&nbsp;<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/ariston-olive-oil-chocolate-pizza-flavors/">Ariston's Pizza-Flavored Olive Oil</a>, and how farmers' markets are booming right now, including the full-service North End weekly market in Hartford. Cook <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/microwave-corn-cob/">corn on the cob in your microwave</a>, and don't miss a recipe for mouth-watering, <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/chocolate-mousse-pie/">no-bake chocolate mousse pie</a>. Make your salmon fantastic with a simple recipe for fresh<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/grilled-salmon-peach-salsa/"> peach-jalapeño salsa</a>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:08:24 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24976 at http://wnpr.org Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake http://wnpr.org/post/no-kidding-worlds-best-strawberry-shortcake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chill with a brandy-laced </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/alexs-sangria/" style="line-height: 1.5;">sangria by Alex Province</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and while you're sipping, try our lip-smacking </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/buffalo-chicken-burgers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chicken burgers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, juicy from buffalo-style wing sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24576 at http://wnpr.org No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake The World Cup of Potato Salads Plus Awesome Grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings http://wnpr.org/post/world-cup-potato-salads-plus-awesome-grilled-lemon-garlic-wings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Check out our collection of world class potato salad recipes. Since we love brown butter everything, we discovered that it's phenomenal as a </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/brown-butter-potato-salad-lemon-capers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">potato salad</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> base, especially mixed with snappy fresh lemon juice and capers. And then Chris </span>Prosperi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> created a crispy </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/chorizo-sausage-potato-salad/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chorizo potato salad</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which we could not stop eating, although we did pause to delight in Alex Province's favorite buttermilk, </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/potato-salad-radishes-crispy-bacon/" style="line-height: 1.5;">wine and radish creation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">inspired by Ina </span>Garten<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:57:23 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24184 at http://wnpr.org The World Cup of Potato Salads Plus Awesome Grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry http://wnpr.org/post/paleo-cooking-elanas-pantry-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Paleo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> diet emphasizes the basics: meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It's based on the foods our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The diet has also been touted as the solution for food allergy relief and better health. But healthy eating shouldn't mean you have to give up flavor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:01:47 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23821 at http://wnpr.org Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry Best Hot Lobster Roll and Grilled Veggies, Italian Style http://wnpr.org/post/best-hot-lobster-roll-and-grilled-veggies-italian-style <p>Mix fresh tomatoes with a touch of butter and you have a dreamy summer pasta… grilled vegetables Italian-style require only some herbs and olive oil to make them special… Lobster Landing in Clinton, Ct., is making, arguably, the best hot lobster roll in Connecticut, and they'll serve it on a gluten-free roll if you need one. Barrel-aged cocktails at <a href="http://ordinarynewhaven.com/">Ordinary's in New Haven</a>, to go with your BBQ. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:04:07 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23337 at http://wnpr.org Best Hot Lobster Roll and Grilled Veggies, Italian Style You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House http://wnpr.org/post/you-can-be-king-cocktails-your-house-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think only </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“</span>mixologists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">”</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can create good cocktails, think again, my friend. I have always believed that any of us can make a deeply satisfying drink, with or without alcohol. In fact, I'm living proof that it can be done.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22973 at http://wnpr.org You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House Grilled Bread Toppers http://wnpr.org/post/grilled-bread-toppers <p>On this fresh edition:<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/grilled-bread-toppers/"> Grilled bread with sensational toppings</a> is our fast, easy, fantastic snack or meal. Check out our recipes along with one for <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/grilled-salad-mini-pizzas/">real grilled pizza covered in salad and prosciutto</a>&nbsp;(from <em>Fresh from the Farm</em>).</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22575 at http://wnpr.org Grilled Bread Toppers New England Diner Breakfast Specials http://wnpr.org/post/new-england-diner-breakfast-specials <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The grill is out, so joy is here. Try our recommended </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/faiths-go-to-grilled-chicken-chive-burger/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chicken burger studded with chives</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Or surprise your friends with a new kind of salad—grilled romaine slathered in olive oil to produce a char.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:00:48 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22168 at http://wnpr.org New England Diner Breakfast Specials You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House http://wnpr.org/post/you-can-be-king-cocktails-your-house <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> If you think only </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“</span>mixologists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">”</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can create good cocktails, think again, my friend. I have always believed that any of us can make a deeply satisfying drink, with or without alcohol. In fact, I'm living proof that it can be done.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 21799 at http://wnpr.org You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House Easy Thai Summer Rolls http://wnpr.org/post/easy-thai-summer-rolls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> Years ago in Southern California, at ocean-side Montage Resort, I ordered the same thing for six lunches in a row—Thai Summer Roll with dipping sauce. It was a knock–out, and now we can tell you how to make delicious ones at home. We can tell you how thanks to a respected chef, Gale Gand, author of <em>Lunch!</em> As Gale told us, she learned from a Thai woman who was making them as fast as she could manage for thousands of hungry fans at the Lolllapalooza Music Festival.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 21381 at http://wnpr.org Easy Thai Summer Rolls Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic and Vermouth http://wnpr.org/post/chicken-40-cloves-garlic-and-vermouth <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em>Who knows where this started—throwing enormous amounts of garlic at chicken… a garlic festival in California? The French countryside? On a farm with more garlic than anyone knew what do with? The point is that we have someone to thank for creating one of the simplest, most delicious dishes, featuring garlic that becomes sweet and nutty from time spent in the oven, as well as juicy from bathing in those divine chicken juices.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20918 at http://wnpr.org Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic and Vermouth Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry http://wnpr.org/post/paleo-cooking-elanas-pantry-0 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show originally aired April 16 and 19, 2014.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Paleo diet emphasizes the basics: meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It's based on the foods our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The diet has also been touted as the solution for food allergy relief and better health. But healthy eating shouldn't mean you have to give up flavor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20804 at http://wnpr.org Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry The Good-to-Go Cookbook http://wnpr.org/post/good-go-cookbook-0 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show has aired on three previous dates, most recently on December 5, 2013.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em>If your schedule is rushed, have we got a cookbook for you! The </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Good-to-Go</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> collection of about 300 recipes is a winner with adults and children. It's also the perfect cookbook for transitioning kids in a first apartment, or for kids in college.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20634 at http://wnpr.org The Good-to-Go Cookbook Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry http://wnpr.org/post/paleo-cooking-elanas-pantry <p></p><p>The Paleo diet emphasizes the basics: meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It's based on the foods our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The diet has also been touted as the solution for food allergy relief and better health. But healthy eating shouldn't mean you have to give up flavor.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:23:59 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20217 at http://wnpr.org Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry Make the Bread, Buy the Butter http://wnpr.org/post/make-bread-buy-butter-1 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show has aired on eight previous dates, most recently on February 11, 2014.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When blogger Jennifer Reese lost her job, she began a series of food-related experiments. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that “doing it yourself” doesn’t always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foods from scratch—marshmallows, hot dog buns, and hummus—can be augmented by buying certain ready-made foods—butter, ketchup, and hamburger buns. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it.</span></p><p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20010 at http://wnpr.org Make the Bread, Buy the Butter Lobster Quinoa Horseradish Salad http://wnpr.org/post/lobster-quinoa-horseradish-salad <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em> Chomping at the bit, I'm already cruising lobster salad recipes, and I can't wait to share this one with you. It's got a kick from horseradish and a touch of Tabasco, but not too much to cancel out the briny rich lobster flavor.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19777 at http://wnpr.org Lobster Quinoa Horseradish Salad Lidia Bastianich: Salmon with Prosecco Sauce http://wnpr.org/post/lidia-bastianich-salmon-prosecco-sauce <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em>If it is the Lord who should be praised, then praise the Lord for <a href="http://www.lidiasitaly.com/">Lidia Bastianich,</a> one of the great chefs in America. She is always in service to the food, not her own ego, yet there is a self-contained sureness in her as she teaches on television and in her books.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19097 at http://wnpr.org Lidia Bastianich: Salmon with Prosecco Sauce One-Skillet Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya http://wnpr.org/post/one-skillet-sausage-and-shrimp-jambalaya <p></p><p><em>From Faith:&nbsp;</em>Mostly we think of Cajuns when we talk about hearty, soul-deep Jambalaya, a blend of flavors that go to town on your palette...smoky sausage, diced tomatoes, shrimp, smoked paprika, green onions and rice. Oh yes, and in this recipe you begin it all with one teaspoon of bacon fat, unless you prefer vegetable oil.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19001 at http://wnpr.org One-Skillet Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya Quick Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca http://wnpr.org/post/quick-lemony-chicken-saltimbocca <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> If you want a "jump in the mouth," you've just discovered the right easy, quick and delicious recipe, combining flavors I love -- chicken, fresh lemon juice, sage and crispy prosciutto.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18558 at http://wnpr.org Quick Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca 15-Minute St. Pat's Brown Soda Bread http://wnpr.org/post/15-minute-st-pats-brown-soda-bread <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> You know the usual American-style St. Patrick's Day drill… corned beef and cabbage, or beef and beer stew. They're great, but for something different this year we recommend a 15-minute Irish Brown Soda bread, made especially tasty from buttermilk and brown sugar.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18252 at http://wnpr.org 15-Minute St. Pat's Brown Soda Bread Throw a Twice-Baked Potato Party http://wnpr.org/post/throw-twice-baked-potato-party <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The twice-baked potato is one of the ultimate comfort foods, and as easy to do as it is delicious. Because of its </span>umami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> charm, I just threw a twice-baked potato party that was a big hit. All you do is prepare a big salad, and put out bowls of add-ins so your guests can make their own stuffing mixtures for the final 30-minute baking session.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 17860 at http://wnpr.org Throw a Twice-Baked Potato Party Food Schmooze: Ryan's Easy Pepperoni Pasta Fagioli http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-ryans-easy-pepperoni-pasta-fagioli <p></p><p>This recipe is from home cook Ryan Pelletier, who works in the dining room at <a href="http://www.metrobis.com/">Metro Bis</a> in Simsbury, CT. It's easy and wildly delicious.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 17270 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: Ryan's Easy Pepperoni Pasta Fagioli Food Schmooze: Foil Packet Velvet Steamed Salmon with Razzle Dazzle Sauce http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-foil-packet-velvet-steamed-salmon-razzle-dazzle-sauce <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> If you've eaten a velvety salmon and wondered how it's done, wonder no more. Now you can easily do it at home by steaming your salmon in an aluminum foil pouch in the oven. And what's more, we're providing you with what I call Lucinda's Razzle Dazzle Green Sauce to drizzle on.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 17194 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: Foil Packet Velvet Steamed Salmon with Razzle Dazzle Sauce Food Schmooze: 365 Slow Cooker Suppers http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-365-slow-cooker-suppers <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show has aired on five previous dates, most recently on February 8, 2014.</span></em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Middleton</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: The queen of slow cooking gives us Beer-Braised Brown Sugar Brisket with Bacon, Cajun Shrimp Chowder, Artichoke Chicken Lasagna, and Thai Peanut Butter Pork Roast. Throw the ingredients in a slow-cooker in the morning, and return hours later to a house full of comforting aromas. Honestly, it's like having staff!</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:44:30 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 16929 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: 365 Slow Cooker Suppers Food Schmooze: Pork Chop Heaven http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-pork-chop-heaven <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em>&nbsp;Pork Chop Flat Bread Pizza. Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops. Slow-Cooker Pork Chop Chili. If you are a pork chop-lover, as I am, you will love Ray “Dr. BBQ”&nbsp;Lampe's cookbook, <em>Pork Chop: 60 Recipes for Living High on the Hog</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 16857 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: Pork Chop Heaven Food Schmooze: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-make-bread-buy-butter-1 <p></p><p><em>Today's show has aired on seven previous dates, most recently on October 5 and 15, 2013.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When blogger Jennifer Reese lost her job, she began a series of food-related experiments. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that “doing it yourself” doesn’t always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foods from scratch—marshmallows, hot dog buns, and hummus—can be augmented by buying certain ready-made foods—butter, ketchup, and hamburger buns. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:57:17 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 16808 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter Food Schmooze: The Science of Skinny http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-science-skinny <p></p><p><em>Today's show has aired on ten previous dates, most recently on October 8 and 17, 2013.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>With scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not-so-distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age-old wisdom: Eating foods in their closest-to-natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the remedy for almost any health problem. We are so far removed from foods in their natural state that we now call them “health foods,” a sad admission that we’ve compromised our health for the sake of convenience.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:49:25 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 16791 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: The Science of Skinny Food Schmooze: 365 Slow Cooker Suppers http://wnpr.org/post/food-schmooze-365-slow-cooker-suppers-0 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show originally aired October 16, October 19, December 4, and December 7, 2013.</span></em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Middleton</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: The queen of slow cooking gives us Beer-Braised Brown Sugar Brisket with Bacon, Cajun Shrimp Chowder, Artichoke Chicken Lasagna, and Thai Peanut Butter Pork Roast. Throw the ingredients in a slow-cooker in the morning, and return hours later to a house full of comforting aromas. Honestly, it's like having staff!</span></p><p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 15:10:22 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 16685 at http://wnpr.org Food Schmooze: 365 Slow Cooker Suppers