The Colin McEnroe Show
2:43 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

The Risks And Rituals Of Tailgating

Courtesy of Joe Cahn

I was in the parking area next to Yale Bowl two Saturdays ago as word spread around the clumps of tailgaters that there had been a fatality in one of the lots. Details were sketchy, but everyone seemed to know that people had been hit by a motor vehicle. And for a lot of us, the shadow of that tragedy hung over the whole day. My son was with me, and he has a knack for summing things up. "Imagine dying because you decided to go to a football game," he said sadly.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:55 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

A Toast To Toast!

Ren & Stimpy

On "Battlestar Galactica" the Cylons were a much-despised race of human-like machines made by man, and the ethnic slur for them was "toaster." I think that's because a toaster is such a humdrum and servile machine. Not much of an inner life. Just sitting there, at our disposal, waiting to serve us in a pretty simplistic way.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:46 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving, Without The Food

Flickr Creative Commons, katietower

In 2006, readers of the New York Times were treated to photographs of Canto and Owen

Canto had been following a version of the supposedly life extending calorie-restricting diet. He looked youthful and alert and healthy. Owen had been eating a reasonably healthy, traditional diet. He looked fat and run-down.

Canto and Owen were the same age. They were also monkeys.

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5:57 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Food Schmooze: Wine Bites: 64 Simple Nibbles That Pair Perfectly With Wine

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Wine Bites: 64 Simple Nibbles That Pair Perfectly with Wine

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:04 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Food Schmooze: The First Real Kitchen Cookbook

Nicole Vaughan/flickr creative commons

The First Real Kitchen Cookbook: 100 Recipes and Tips for New Cooks

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:18 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Food Schmooze: Allison Fishman's Cookbook, You Can Trust A Skinny Cook, And Chef

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You Can Trust a Skinny Cook

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:19 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Food Schmooze: Just Tacos

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Just Tacos: 100 Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Once a staple of Mexican street food, tacos have crossed the border to great popularity. Taco’s endless variety of great-tasting flavors satisfies any time of day—in all kinds of ways. Convenient, portable, and affordable, tacos are equally welcome at a dinner party, for brunch, or as an afternoon snack. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:23 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Cooking With Jams And Chutneys

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Cooking with Jams and Chutneys; Recipes from Beth's Farm Kitchen

Cookbook of jams, chutney recipes made from 100% natural products of Beth's Farm Kitchen, Hudson Valley, New York. Includes memoirs of Beth Linskey, founder of the company, including her 30 year contribution to the New York Green Market and Slow Food movements.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:38 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Food Schmooze: Man With A Pan

Kitty DuKane

Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families

Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families.

Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter Kaminsky’s youngest daughter won’t eat anything at all. Mark Bittman reveals the four stages of learning to cook. Stephen King offers tips about what to cook when you don’t feel like cooking. And Jim Harrison shows how good food and wine trump expensive cars and houses.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:54 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Food Schmooze: A World Tour Of Beloved Ground Meat Recipes From Award-Winning


From the Ground Up

Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:43 am
Mon October 17, 2011

The End Of Overeating And A Halloween Magic-Lantern Show

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business that's making Americans sick: the food industry. In The End of Overeating, Dr. Kessler shows us how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat: those that contain stimulating combinations of fat, sugar, and salt.

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Where We Live
10:28 am
Wed October 12, 2011

What the Fribble?!

Robert Banh

Today’s guest says when it comes to restaurants only three things matter: food, service and ambiance.

He says if restaurants don’t reinvent themselves every ten years or so, they’re doomed.

So goes our beloved Friendly’s, which hasn’t changed it’s decor in.... uh 50 years?! And the service and food were nothing to scream about.

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:36 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Food Schmooze: Fine Cooking In Season


Fine Cooking in Season: Your Guide to Choosing and Preparing the Season's Best

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The Colin McEnroe Show
9:15 am
Thu September 29, 2011

The Vegan Lifestyle

Elaine Vigneault, Flickr Creative Commons

Bill Clinton is a vegan. You'd think that would be a bigger story: one of humankind's most voracious carnivores swiching to the other extreme. For Clinton, it's probably all about heart health, although it may have helped that his daughter Chelsea was already a vegan. Veganism is increasingly popular among some of the bigshot of corporate capitalism. Steve Jobs, Steve Wynn, Mortimer Zuckerman, Russell Simmons.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Food Schmooze: Off The Menu

Welcome Enterprises

Off the Menu: Staff Meals from America's Top Restaurantsby Marissa Guggiana

Baby Back Ribs with Barbecue Sauce

Chef Jay Swift feels everyone should have a barbecue sauce of their own devising. Grocery-store shelves are full of them, but I never find one that hits just the right spot for me. In my estimation, they are often too sweet. If you need a starting point for your recipe, let this be it. Swift’s sauce—with its complexity, and its balance of sweet, spice, tart, and heat—stands up to any barbecue cut.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:39 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Connecticut Hot Dog Culture

Chion Wolf

You're about to meet several people who are mildly unhinged on the subject of hotdogs. One of them is David Pudlin. He used to be the majority leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Now he spends a great deal of time thinking about chili dogs, which he knows way too much about.

"I'm from New Britain. What else am I going to know about?" is his answer. "If I had grown up in Rome, I'd probably know a lot about statues and fountains.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:25 am
Tue September 20, 2011

What Are Your Responsibilities to Your Dinner Host if You Have Food Issues?

Kristin Andrus

Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice From This Realm and Beyond

Lessons learned from the cards, and the incomparable Jane Stern

Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern they can help clarify the decisions we make every day and realign our lives to work more effectively.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:09 pm
Sun September 18, 2011

Gina Barreca Answers The Question "Should Your Lover Be Your Best Friend";

Marcela ferna♂dez

Award-winning actress Christine Baranski talks about her starring role on the new season of The Good Wife on CBS. And, we riff on the question, should your lover also be your best friend?

Shrimp and Orzo Pasta1 tablespoon oil

1cup small diced onion

2 tablespoon curry powder

1 cup white wine

2 cups half and half

1 pound orzo pasta cooked in boiling salted water and drained

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 pound of cooked salad shrimp

¼ cup diced fresh tomato

4 tablespoons chopped chives (optional, for garnish)

Cook the orzo in a gallon of boiling salted water until just soft. Then drain and set aside until you make the sauce. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and curry powder then cook for an additional 2 minutes on medium low heat. Pour in white wine and reduce until almost evaporated. Incorporate the half and half and the orzo pasta then cook until the half and half is reduced and absorbed into the pasta. Season with the one tablespoon salt and one tablespoon sugar then add the cooked shrimp. Finish with diced tomatoes and chopped chives. Heat through and serve.

Makes 8 portions.

(Courtesy of Chris Prosperi)

The Faith Middleton Show
10:15 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Food Schmooze: Patricia Wells, Salad As A Meal


Recipes from 
Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season

by Patricia Wells

Bar de la Croix Rouge Assiette Saint-Germain4 SERVINGS

4 thin slices Multigrain Sourdough Bread, toasted

1 tablespoon salted butter

1 tablespoon Homemade Mayonnaise

24 ultra- thin slices rare roast beef

2 handfuls of soft salad greens

Creamy Lemon- Mustard Dressing (see below)

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:17 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

What's For Dinner?

Chion Wolf

In 2009 I moderated a Connecticut Forum panel of chefs made famous by television and radio. When word got out that I was doing this, I was approached by people who wanted -- really wanted -- to meet a particular chef. Sometimes it was Duff Goldman from the TV Show "Ace of Cakes." Sometimes it was Anthony Bourdain or Alice Waters.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:18 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Patrick Skahill's Vegan Journal

Photo / Chion Wolf, WNPR

There isn't too much Colin McEnroe Show producer Patrick Skahill won't do for his job, and this month that includes giving up meat, dairy and all manner of animal products for an upcoming show on veganism. Follow along as Patrick heats the tofurky and goes through hard-core donut withdrawl. Add your questions, cheers, and complaints in the comments section. 

September 8, 2011

Here's a tip - if you don't want to be the center of attention at your neice's first birthday, DON'T announce you've gone vegan.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:37 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Food Schmooze: Indian Cuisine; Fast Breads

Prasad Chirnomula

Today we're sampling the regional cuisine of India with Chef Prasad Chirnomula. Plus 50 easy and delicious fast bread recipes.

Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:49 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: Secrets Of The Sommeliers; Quiches, Kugels And Couscous

Alex Ranaldi

Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals

A fascinating exploration of the inside world of sommeliers, sharing their unique perspectives, extensive expertise, and best stories.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:25 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Food Schmooze: Comfortable In The Kitchen; Cooking With Healthy Girl

The Blue Jean chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen By Meredith Laurence

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:22 am
Wed August 17, 2011

Food Schmooze: Quick & Kosher; One Big Table

Joseph DeLeo

Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes

Five years after her wedding, Jamie Geller is juggling a career and running a busy household - and she still has no time to cook! 

As her family and career rapidly grew, Jamie set out to learn how to cook with children around, how to cook meals that kids would eat (while not boring adult family and guests) and how to do it all without losing her cool.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
9:57 pm
Tue August 16, 2011

First Annual CMS Chili Cookoff!

Chion Wolf

In the Old West, chili was a sacrament and maybe still is.

Pat Garrett said of  Billy the Kid: "Anybody that eats chili cant' be all bad." And the James Brothers repeatedly passed up chances to rob a bank in McKinney Texas, because the chili parlor there was so good they believed the town deserved a break. Kit Carson said, when he died -- and he was about my age -- "I wish I had time for one more bowl of chili."

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:46 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Wölffer Estate Vineyard; Award-Winning Author James Villas

Winemaker Roman Roth talks with Faith about Wölffer vineyards world class wines.

The state-of-the-art winemaking facility is equipped with massive, computerized stainless-steel tanks, a laboratory, riddling rooms, a bottling line, and a cellar to hold the wines before distribution. In keeping with the European tradition, the barrel rooms are constructed of high-vaulted caves where wines are aged in imported French oak barrels.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:41 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

The Check-Out Lane Experience

Lomo-Cam, Flickr Creative Commons

Ah, the supermarket! The temple of abundance!
Listen to  Don Delillo's characters describe it in the novel "White Noise":

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:24 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Food Schmooze: Boozehound Jason Wilson And The Best Of Recipes For Health

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Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits
by Jason Wilson

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