food

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

Food Schmooze: Salsa, Scallops, and More

Katy Dillman photo

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

Mike McCune

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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The Faith Middleton Show
11:28 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Food Schmooze: Gourmet Weekday

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The great Sara Moulton has a new cookbook, inspired by the best of Gourmet Magazine, where she was executive chef. It's all about making mouth-watering food on week nights.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:28 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Food Schmooze: The French Slow Cooker

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Set it and forget it. One of the best cookbook authors in America has a new book, The French Slow Cooker. She went to France and adapted the country's best dishes for the slow cooker. Make remarkably delicious French dishes this summer and year round.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:16 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Cell Phone Addiction, Sugary Drinks, Nuns Behaving 'Badly' & Endorsements

Chion Wolf

What counts as a bad habit? And who should have the power to save us from one? That's a big part of our discussion today.

This week, addictions were all over the news. New Yorkers are facing a ban on sugary drinks, while California chefs repeal a foie gras ban. A Massachusetts teen is looking at a jail sentence for not being able to put down his cell phone.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:12 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Food Schmooze: Second Annual Cocktails Special

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Don't miss a special edition of The Food Schmooze Party, loaded with hot music, to get you ready for Faith's 2nd Annual Martini Cocktail Competition. Sold out last year. Get your tickets to this action-packed food and drink experience June 28th in Farmington.

FMS Cocktails Playlist 2012

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:08 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Food Schmooze: Teen Cuisine

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Schmooze with Faith and the gang as they discover a new food museum, give you useful kitchen tips, and show you how cool teen cuisine can be.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:56 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Food Schmooze: Party Like a Culinista

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Schmooze with Faith and the gang on the most fun food show on the air. You'll hear about the cookbook Party Like a Culinista, and discover a new line of bacon-inspired pottery.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:09 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Food Schmooze: Simple Asian Meals

Katy Dillman photo

Party with us on The Food Schmooze and learn about Faith's Martini Competition in Farmington this June, plus how to make Asian dishes the easy way on any weeknight.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:36 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Are American Workers Starving For A Longer Lunch?

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Lunch here at WNPR is both a sad and a joyous affair.

Those people who work on this show have, of course, almost no time for lunch. We mostly eat at our desks, but then so do most of our co-workers, even the ones on very different schedules.

On the happier side, we have established diplomatic relations with a wide network of cheap takeout providers, and it's not uncommon for ace newsman Jeff Cohen to blow a wooden whistle announcing what we call "the lunch train."  (To get on board is to consult that takeout menu and place one's order.)

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:46 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

The Nose: Sneaking Food Into Movie Theaters, Overpriced Tickets & 'Scream'

Chion Wolf

Today on The Nose, we link together a series of only marginally related stories.

We'll start with the amusing tale of Michael Wolff, a well-known media critic who found himself in a standoff with New York City cops over his attempt to bring his own juice to the movies.He got caught and then turned the whole thing into a Twitter episode.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:05 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Food Schmooze: Crêpes

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Don't miss The Food Schmooze, featuring mental health code violations in restaurants, a restaurant discovery, and how easy it is to make crêpes for main courses or desserts.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:51 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Keurig Coffee: Revolutionary Invention or Environmental Scourge?

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Twenty years ago, I got interested in those plastic -- usually white plastic -- outdoor chairs. "Resin casual furniture," as they were known in the industry. The most popular design was called a "bucket" chair.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:51 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Is It Time To Rethink Guilty Pleasures?

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What is a guilty pleasure?

In seventh grade, I had not quite given up on series books. Specifically, the Rick Brant books which I would say were a lot more satisfying (I guess I can't say they were cooler)  than the Hardy Boy books, all 43 of which I read in fourth grade.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:01 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Food Schmooze: Gourmet Weekday

AllanThinks/flickr creative commons

The great Sara Moulton has a new cookbook, inspired by the best of Gourmet Magazine, where she was executive chef. It's all about making mouth-watering food on week nights.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:56 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Just Talkin' About Shad

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It seems clicheed, but here in Connecticut, shad is more than a fish.

First of all, it's our official state fish. Second, it's linked to a peculiar fishing culture that barely exists any more. If you've driven down along the lower Connecticut River, you've probably seen those sad shacks and wondered about them. And the Windsor Shad Derby is still a giant event as is the selection of a Shad Derby Queen.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:45 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Food Schmooze: The French Slow Cooker

Br3nda/flickr creative commons

Set it and forget it. One of the best cookbook authors in America has a new book, The French Slow Cooker. She went to France and adapted the country's best dishes for the slow cooker. Make remarkably delicious French dishes this summer and year round.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:39 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Food Schmooze: Sweet & Skinny

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Only a skilled pastry chef and teacher could pull off Sweet & Skinny, one hundred desserts to enjoy without tipping the scales. What smart tricks she uses.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:31 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

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
9:59 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Authors of Your Brain on Food and Holy Ghosts

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Does what we eat control our thoughts and feelings? After many studies, a neuroscientist says it's true.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:06 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Food Schmooze: 1,000 Easy Recipes

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Discover restaurants, cookbooks, easy recipes and food trends with Faith and the gang on The Food Schmooze Party.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:32 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Food Schmooze: Salad Days

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A satire about Why French Women Don't Get Fat. Delicious salads for every month of the year from a salad dressing chef—who knew there was one? And useful kitchen tips and tricks.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:10 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Food Schmooze: March 21, 2012

Jonathan McNicol

Discover the dairy and cheese bar that has eyes popping in Bantam, Ct. And learn how you can compete to have a food truck and travel the country in it for The Food Network.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:15 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Food Schmooze: Handheld Pies

Chronicle Books

Join The Food Schmooze party to learn about Connecticut moonshine, the new spirit on the block. And, how to make your own homemade pop tarts for kids and those of you who can't forget them.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:15 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Food Schmooze: Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking

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The Food Schmooze gang gets into quick and easy weeknight Mexican cooking at home. Plus, the new surprising foodie thing at one hotel chain.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:41 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Sorting Through 'Seeds Of Doubt'

Wow. When I decided to do a show on genetically engineered foods, I had no understanding of the bitterness and distrust that exists on both sides of the issue. This is one of those debates in which pretty much everything is contested, from the credentials of the person talking against your points to the language employed in the discussions.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:27 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Food Schmooze: Rose's Heavenly Cakes, And Helen Chen's Easy Asian Noodles

This extraordinary collection of heavenly cake recipes from "Diva of Desserts" Rose Levy Beranbaum, the award-winning author of The Cake Bible, is an essential kitchen companion for anyone who loves to bake. Illustrated throughout with stunning full-color photography, the book's meticulously tested, easy-to-follow recipes are all you need to create spectacularly beautiful cakes in your home kitchen.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:40 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

What Do 'Supertasters' Say About How We Taste Food?

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I cook whenever possible. I experiment a lot with ingredients. But I wouldn't say I had a sharp sense of taste. I'm in the group of "medium tasters" who make up 50 percent of the human eating population.

Lately I've been using pink salt, mainly because a guy at a farmer's market gave me some to try. And I like the look of it. It does seem, even to my unrefined palate, that something a little different happens when I substitute it for more conventional salts.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:42 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Food Schmooze: Chris Prosperi's Chicken Chili, And The Queen Of Indian Cooking,

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Chicken Chilicourtesy of Chris Prosperi

1 tablespoon oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 – 12 ounce beer

1 pound chopped cooked chicken

1 can black or navy beans - drained

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:42 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Food Schmooze: Best Bake Sale Cookbook

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Best Bake Sale Cookbook: Cookies for Kids Cancer

Every cookie makes a difference!

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