Food Schmooze®

The Faith Middleton Show
2:34 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Food Schmooze: Lidia's Favorite Recipes

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Lidia Bastianich—one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America—presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of the recipes that have become her go-to meals for her very own family. Lidia joins the Food Schmooze gang to talk Lidia's Favorite Recipes—the best, the most comforting, and the most delicious dishes in her repertoire.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:13 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Food Schmooze: Roots

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On this week's Schmooze, we look at root vegetables—from the familiar (beets, carrots, potatoes) to the unfamiliar (jicama, salsify, malanga) to the practically unheard of (cassava, galangal, crosnes)—with an author of the new cookbook, Roots. From Andean tubers and burdock to yams and yuca, we'll look at recipes for salads, soups, side dishes, main courses, drinks, and desserts that bring out the earthy goodness of each and every one of these intriguing vegetables.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:46 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Food Schmooze: Dinner—A Love Story

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Inspired by her beloved blog, Jenny Rosenstrach’s Dinner: A Love Story is many wonderful things: a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of magnificent, palate-pleasing recipes. Jenny joins the Food Schmooze gang to tell the unforgettable story of her transformation from enthusiastic kitchen novice to family dinnertime doyen—and to revel in the delectable dishes in Dinner.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:04 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Food Schmooze: The Mediterranean Slow Cooker

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First it was The Italian Slow Cooker. Then The French Slow Cooker. Now Michele Scicolone returns to The Food Schmooze with her new book, The Mediterranean Slow Cooker. With the combination of tradition, innovation, and ease that have made her recipes so popular, Scicolone gathers intriguing dishes from every corner of the Mediterranean and streamlines them for the slow cooker.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:14 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Food Schmooze: Pad Thai And The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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 Chris Prosperi's Pad Thai recipe

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:46 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Food Schmooze: Grain Mains

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:01 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Food Schmooze: A History of Connecticut Food

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What is Connecticut food? Which crops, livestock and seafood have shaped the complex cuisines that its people have cherished for more than four centuries? From familiar comforts like chicken potpie and fried oysters to curious concoctions like Grape-Nuts pudding and steamed cheeseburgers, Connecticut's food history is long and varied. Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki, authors of A History of Connecticut Food, join us on The Food Schmooze.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:36 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Food Schmooze: Burgers, Bourbon And Soup

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Today we talk burgers, bourbon and soup. It's the usual crowd plus our special guests from Plan B Burger Bar.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:31 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Food Schmooze: Authors of Bite Me and Pig

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Pork every which way, from the book Pig. Plus two sisters create inventive dinner party recipes explained in their book, Bite Me.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:39 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Food Schmooze: Fireplace Cooking, Plus the Authors of Time for Dinner

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It happens to all of us. we get so busy we throw together meals without thinking about health consequences. How to cook fast and healthfully on The Food Schmooze.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:56 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Food Schmooze: Wine Recommendations from Frederick Wildman & Sons

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Party with us on The Food Schmooze: We've got kitchen tips for the holiday season, we'll introduce you to The Toaster Oven Lady, and Mark Raymond from Frederick Wildman & Sons drops by with a slew of recommendations: a gift wine, a champagne for celebrations, and more.

Wine Recommendations

Michel Tornino, 2010
Don David
Malbec Reserve, $16

Museum Real, 2008
Reserva, $30 

Champagne
Pol Roger Reserve, $50

Distributor
in CT: Worldwide Wines
in NY: Frederick Wildman & Sons

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:08 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Food Schmooze: From a Southern Oven

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No one knows Southern cooking quite like Jean Anderson. A long-time food editor and the author of such books as A Love Affair with Southern Cooking and Falling Off the Bone, her encyclopedic knowledge of Southern food makes her the perfect author for this delicious down-home collection. If it's baked and it's from the South, you'll find it in this week's Food Schmooze.

Baked Shrimp-Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:28 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Food Schmooze: From A Southern Oven

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Baked Shrimp-Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

By Jean Anderson

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:44 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Food Schmooze: Chris Prosperi's Slow Roasted Pork

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It's Thanksgiving week. You're probably spending a day or two—or MORE—cooking. Cooking and cooking and cooking. And eating some. But cooking mostly, right? In appreciation of that, we present to you this week easy easy easy recipes. Simple, set it and forget ideas for food. Chris Prosperi's Slow Roasted Pork. A new take on oatmeal. Easy grilled cheese. We've got your post-holiday food prep covered.

Chris Prosperi's Slow Roasted Pork
with Bok Choy, Fennel, Carrots and Pork Glaze

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:36 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Live Storm Edition

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It's a live, call-in edition of The Food Schmooze: What are you eating, and how are you cooking, while the power's out?

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:50 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Food Schmooze: Lard

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Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at… Lard! No, really. Stick with us on this one. Lard is a good, healthful cooking fat, and we’ll go over the science that says so. PLUS, a whole slew of recipes from Grit magazine’s new cookbook, Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:21 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Food Schmooze: Italian, My Way and Sunday Brunch

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As the temperatures start to dip, the Food Schmooze gang talks soup. Plus, Jonathan Waxman breathes new life into Italian classics with Italian, My Way. And Betty Rosbottom returns with simple, delicious recipes for leisurely mornings: Sunday Brunch.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:36 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Food Schmooze: Cook This Now and The Southern Italian Farmer's Table

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If it’s Wednesday, it’s The Food Schmooze: The gang takes a look at that favorite mainstay, pasta. Melissa Clark returns with her book Cook This Now. And we’re joined by special guests Matthew Scialabba and Melissa Pellegrino from Bufalina restaurant in Guilford, CT. Their new book is The Southern Italian Farmer’s Table.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:22 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Food Schmooze: The Apple Lover's Cookbook and Quick-Fix Indian

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Fall officially arrives this week, and to celebrate we devote most of the Food Schmooze to apples. Amy Traverso returns with her book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook. Plus, Ruta Kahate and her Quick-Fix Indian.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:32 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Food Schmooze: Wine Bites and The Book Club Cookbook

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Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at post-summer grilling. Plus, the cookbooks Wine Bites: 64 Nibbles That Pair Perfectly with Wine and The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:07 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Food Schmooze: The First Real Kitchen Cookbook and Party Like a Culinista

The First Real Kitchen Cookbook: 100 Recipes and Tips for New Cooks
by Megan & Jill Carle

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:43 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Food Schmooze: Simple, Simple, and More Simple

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The dog days of summer have arrived, kids are heading back to school, and have we got an hour of SIMPLE cooking planned for you: Food Schmooze all-star and six-time James Beard Award-winner, James Peterson is back to talk about Kitchen Simple: Essential Recipes for Everyday Cooking.   Nina Simonds returns with her cookbook, Simple Asian Meals.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:47 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Food Schmooze: Mussels, You Can Trust a Skinny Cook, and Crêpes

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Join the Food Schmooze gang for a talk about all things mussels. Plus, a look at the cookbook Crêpes, a collection of fifty sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon to the cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Food Schmooze: Fine Cooking in Season and 1,000 Easy Recipes

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Recipes galore! Jennifer Armentrout, editor of Fine Cooking magazine, has some great ideas for using what's fresh in the markets now. And Katherine Alford tells you how to make some delicious meals from her new cookbook 1,000 Easy Recipes.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:12 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Food Schmooze: Salad Days and Essential Pepin

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On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze, we’ll look at Pam Powell’s Salad Days: Recipes for Delicious Organic Salads and Dressings for Every Season. And Food Schmooze all-star Jacques Pépin joins us to discuss Essential Pepin.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:54 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Food Schmooze: Off the Menu and The Intolerant Gourmet

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It’s August (August?!), it’s Wednesday—it’s The Food Schmooze. At every restaurant, for every lunch and dinner service, there’s a staff meal. We’ll talk to Marissa Guggiana about Off the Menu, her cookbook of staff meals from small plates to multi-course extravaganzas. Plus, glorious recipes without gluten or lactose from The Intolerant Gourmet.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:25 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Food Schmooze: Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy and Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking

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Almost everybody loves a good lobster roll, and while we usually eat them out, why not make your own at home? Plus, Michele Barboa talks about summer recipes that you can make ahead and freeze. And Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:41 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Food Schmooze: Tomato Sandwiches, Blueberries, Salad as a Meal, Paletas

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Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season
by Patricia Wells

Culinary legend Patricia Wells is back with the definitive guide to creating delicious and hearty salads for any occasion—including more than 150 recipes and gorgeous color photographs.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:36 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Food Schmooze: Salsa, Scallops, and More

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Don't miss the Food Schmooze Party. We'll get you ready with recipes for scallops, featuring the New England Coastal Cookbook.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:03 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Food Schmooze: Tex Mex On The Grill And The Meat-Lovers Meatless Cookbook

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Learn how to cook real Tex Mex on the grill, and the Meat-Lovers Meatless Cookbook. We have you covered if you're looking for great summer recipes.

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