food

The Colin McEnroe Show
3:51 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

The Nose: 'Food Porn,' Hillary Bites Back, & A Case Against Cats

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In the Satyricon by Petronius, I know, is that a pretentious opening or what? We read about the feast of Trimalchio. It's long, it's opulent, and precious.

It's a satire of the moires of the moment. But them, as we digest it, it's a little more than that. It's an Instagram of a moment in time. It's all about a monied class completely out of touch and, implicitly, about an empire grown top heavy with spoils.

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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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Where We Live
10:59 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Feeding Our Children

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According to Children’s HealthWatch, in 2010, there were 48.8 million Americans who lived in households that were food insecure, including 16.2 million children.

But in a nation suffering from an obesity epidemic, is hunger really the problem? Experts tell us that yes, while obese kids are not all hungry, many of the most malnourished are obese.

But, as the richest state in the nation, how can Connecticut really have that many hungry kids?

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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
3:37 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Eating Mindfully

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Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no menus or recipes. It is being more aware of your eating habits, the sensations you experience when you eat, and the thoughts and emotions that you have about food. It is more about how you eat than what you eat. Today, Dr. Susan Albers joins us to talk Eating Mindfully.

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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
2:18 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Eating Mindfully

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Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no menus or recipes. It is being more aware of your eating habits, the sensations you experience when you eat, and the thoughts and emotions that you have about food. It is more about how you eat than what you eat. Today, Dr. Susan Albers joins us to talk Eating Mindfully.

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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 Colin McEnroe Show
3:29 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

The Nose: Twinkies May Go Bye-Bye - So Don't Be A Sore Loser

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On this critical day in the life of American pseudo-food, I am again reminded if a tour I took in the 1980s with Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith. We visited in a Hostess factory in the Greater Boston area. We saw Twinkies being made.

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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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Where We Live
10:52 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Sick and Tired from Sugar

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Sugar is getting a lot of the blame these days for its role in obesity and other illness from heart disease to cancer.

We’ve been eating sugar for a long time, so, what’s changed?

According to the USDA, Americans now consume approximately 156 pounds of sugar, per person, per year--much of it hidden in the foods we eat, even when those foods don’t taste sweet.

Doctors say that willpower alone may not be enough to counter our love for sugar. Yeah, you heard right in that we eat about 156 pounds, per person, per year!!!

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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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Homemade Wine
6:40 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Capturing Summer's Harvest, One DIY Wine Bottle At A Time

Customers at a Hartford produce market, choosing grapes to turn into homemade wine.
Jeff Cohen NPR

If buying a local wine just isn't local enough for you, then you might consider joining the growing ranks of people making homemade wine this fall.

Some home winemakers make wine with friends for fun, some make wine with family for tradition; some make it "old school," adding nothing, and drink it by Christmas; others do it "new school," adding preservatives, and wait a year or more to bottle.

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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
4:29 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Authors of Odd Girls Out and What I Eat

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Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio stop by to discuss their book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. Their collection of profiles features a Japanese sumo wrestler, a Massai herdswoman, world-renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria, an American competitive eater, and more, and expands our understanding of the complex relationships among individuals, culture, and food.

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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 Colin McEnroe Show
12:31 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

What's It Like Being A Gay Farmer?

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Today's show is about gay farmers -- and about the possibility that there's a gay farming movement. There's a documentary film about American gay farmers currently in the late stages of editing. And, as you'll learn today, there's a gay farmer reality show.

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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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