In the midwestern tradition Lynn Rossetto Casper, discusses food and cooking with love. I like the road food section as well as the experts she invites. I especially like her sweet attitude.
The Splendid Table is a one-hour culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, The Splendid Table tours new culinary territory, from the vineyards of Provence to the city-street diners of Philadelphia. While doing so, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper uncovers hidden delights, and offers her modern take on getting food to the "splendid table" with cooking tips, recipes, and her own personal advice.
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The Splendid Table is a series hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, providing listeners with information on food preparation, appreciation, and culture.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Ben is scared to death to ride with his mom. She used to drive race cars, and still likes to treat Main Street as if it was Le Mans. Can Tom and Ray help Ben slow Mom down, or does he need to start hiding her keys?
David Sedaris joins us this week with his stories about family dinners. His latest book is Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. We look at an alternative and ancient way to bake – on the grill – with Paula Marcoux, author of Cooking with Fire, and learn the art of pairing beer with cheese from Steve Jones, owner of Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Sarah thinks her husband and kids might have held a peeing contest in her minivan while she was away for the weekend. Will Tom and Ray find them innocent or guilty, and what was Sarah thinking by leaving them alone in the first place?
This week Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and student Chanson Goodson tell us why the Dallas school converted its football field into a garden. Contributor Noelle Carter looks at the world of sake making with sake brewer Gordon Heady. Contributor Melissa Clark talks to food critic Robert Sietsema about his new book, New York in a Dozen Dishes.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Janet's beloved Grand Marquis got flooded in Houston's torrential rains. Janet decided to keep the car, despite her insurance wanting to total it. How big a mistake did she make? Well, probably not as big as the one Michael is about to make. He bought a new VW Jetta with a stick shift, but his wife really wanted an automatic, so Michael is considering a transmission transplant.
We learn some unconventional grilling techniques this week from Adam Perry Lang, author of Charred and Scruffed. Travel + Leisure magazine's Peter Jon Lindberg reports on the affordable food scene in Hawaii, and food scientist Harold McGee brings us some surprising news about the best way to thaw frozen meat.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Ann has the hots for her mechanic, and needs Tom and Ray's help on two fronts. First, she needs to break something so she has an excuse to bring in her car. Second, she needs to let Bubba (as we'll call him) know she's not as young as he thinks she is.
This week we hear about the eating strategies of the world's healthiest people with Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People. We look at the past, present and future of the most popular fruit, the banana, with Nicole Vitello, president of Equal Exchange Bananas. Chef Rick Bayless gives us a lesson in the Mexican way with vegetables. His latest book is More Mexican Everyday.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, a certain motor mouth puts his mouth in gear, as Tom tells the world his wife looks like a truck. And guess who's listening?
This week we ask the question, "Who owns the world's superfoods?" It's the battle over quinoa with journalist Lisa Hamilton, we hear the story of wine entrepreneur Jess Jackson of Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates from the author of A Man and His Mountain and the duo from the award-winning Perennial Plate takes us to Argentina for the tradition of mate.
Some issues are so grave they require even the most politically averse to stand up. This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray stand up in support of… the siesta. That's right. The mid-day nap needs saving, and is there anyone better to do it, than Tom and Ray?
Brian Wansink, author of Slim by Design, shares the latest findings on why we eat what we do, beer expert Greg Engert gives us a taste of the delicious world of spontaneous fermentation and Maryann Tebben joins us to talk about her book, Sauces: A Global History. Carla Siedl visits the mill Carolina Ground, and Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire, explains the role cooking played in the evolution of humans.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, can Bill keep his beloved Town Car after it hits 250,000 miles? Sure, if he follows a few simple rules such as never driving over 10 miles per hour, or more than a 10-minute walk from his house. Elsewhere, Heidi needs a new car to fit her two kids in car seats, and their Grandma. Can she somehow cram them all into her dream car, a Miata?
We are talking about fried chicken this week with Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman, authors of Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides, Food & Wine Magazine's Ray Isle explores a re-imagined wine bottle and we look at rice through a Persian cook's eyes with Louisa Shafia, author of The New Persian Kitchen.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, fuses keep blowing in Allison's car. Can it be fixed - or would investing in her local auto parts store be a better choice?
Journalist Barry Estabrook exposed the dark side of Florida's tomato crop in his best-selling book Tomatoland. He now takes on the pork industry with his latest book, Pig Tales. We get exuberant and professional help with our picnics from Jen Stevenson, a member of The Portland Picnic Society and co-author of the book The Picnic. Robyn Lea, author of Dinner with Jackson Pollock, shares how she discovered Jackson Pollock's recipes, and Shauna Sever, author of Real Sweet, has alternatives to refined sugar.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, John dove head first into his mid-life crisis by buying a Miata. Then, he started obsessing over how best to preserve its soft top. Can Tom and Ray rescue John from his mid-life crisis crisis? Elsewhere, Alicia's Camry began coughing up fur balls, and if that sounds nasty, just wait until Ray tells her what it's likely to cough up next.
We are looking at mindfulness in the kitchen this week with Dan Harris, best-selling author of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help that Actually Works – A True Story. We talk to the Martha Stewart of Australia, Donna Hay, chef Ronna Welsh tells us how to reduce waste in the kitchen, and the Sterns fill us in on Arkansas fried pies.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, should Heidi let her husband change her Volvo's timing belt? Before you answer, we should tell you that Heidi's husband is a tennis pro, with no repair experience, and that messing up this job will kill the engine. Wanna rethink your answer?
One of NPR's most popular programs, Car Talk lets listeners (2.3 million of them) call in with their car woes while the hosts dish out their wit and know-how. At the end of each hour, 2 of 2 things are guaranteed to happen: you'll learn something about your motor vehicle and you'll have a belly laugh. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
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This week on Car Talk, we asked and our listeners delivered! We kick off the show with some of our listeners' favorite practical jokes, from taking a groom on a detour after his bachelor party to making a roommate question his very existence. Tommy even recalls an Army prank that further endeared him to good ol' Sergeant McNeely.
Each week, listeners call in with their car woes and brothers in grime Tom and Ray Magliozzi dish out their wit and know-how. Get the latest issue or subscribe, and hear an interview with Tom and Ray.
The Mayo Clinic's Dr. James Levine is convinced that we are moving animals, not sitting animals and that is the key to keeping our weight in check, He is the author of Move A Little, Lose A Lot. The Sterns have met the happy cows behind the divine ice cream at Woodside Farm in Delaware, and we learn the art of the grown-up popsicle from Karen Solomon author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It.
On this week's Car Talk, brace yourself for a show opening that truly brings the expression "too much information" to Car Talk, as Ray shares an intimate exercise anecdote. Any story that ends with his wife on the floor in laughter, has got to be worth hearing. Then it's on to North Carolina, where Rachel's convinced her mechanic's recommended engine flush is really just a wallet flush.
We're in the holiday spirit, and there are several reasons to be thankful. For starters, you probably haven't spent the last couple of weeks trying to get a lug nut off your Lincoln. And even if you have, you probably didn't resort to ballistics. Hear what happens when an armed and exceptionally frustrated shade tree mechanic finally loses his cool. If that's not enough, give thanks that you're not our poor hosts being forced to play Stump the Chumps.
This week on Car Talk, absence makes the heart grow more devious, as illness forces Ray to miss a trip South. Loving brother Tom gets a unique opportunity to deliver on his promise not to let Ray out of his thoughts with the perfect memento, courtesy of his accomplice, Ray's son Drew.
"Do two people who don't know what they're talking about know more or less than one person who doesn't know what he's talking about?" That's the query posed by listener Andy Reischman, whose legendary missive is featured on this week's encore edition of Car Talk. Then, our most infamous nemesis, Melissa Peterson, calls in. In case you've forgotten the little twerp, she hated us - and so did her dog. This time, she's asking Tom and Ray to side with her in a fight with her parents.
Here, the author of Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain tells how to use drawing to tap into the unique powers of the dual brain function for enhancing creativity, imagination, problem solving, and more. She shares how she became interested in art and how visual imaging can contribute to the thinking process. Edwards provides a wealth of insight for everyone interested in creative problem solving and innovative thinking.
This week on Car Talk, Judith's trip home for the holidays got a little more interesting when the transfer case in her Mazda exploded, sending flames into the car, and melting her brake pedal. Happily, Judith escaped injury, but she's calling in the Car Talk forensics team to try to figure out what happened.
This week on Car Talk, all is not quiet on home fronts across the land. For starters, Kay in Colorado is fretting about the state of her Ford Explorer after her daughter accidentally left it running overnight.
This week we talk to award-winning journalist ,about the food giants that decide what we eat. He is the author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Chopped's Ted Allen has advice on how to get out of our food ruts and we look at the stirrings of a movement in the wine world, natural wine.
This week, Car Talk kicks off with a Puzzler mea culpa. Who knew that Stamford, Connecticut, was not the only U.S. city with a certain geographic oddity? Apparently, a few thousand of our listeners.
This week we talk to Kat Kinsman, editor in chief of Tasting Table, about the ethics of food journalism. We turn to Michael Ruhlman, author of Ruhlman's How to Roast, about the essentials of that cooking technique, and meet Azalina Eusope, a fifth-generation street vendor from Malaysia who is setting San Francisco’s food scene on fire.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Joanna's 16-year-old son is ready for his first car, and what could be better than a vintage ice cream truck, complete with a working freezer and music?! Should Joanna buy the truck, and thank her lucky stars her son didn’t ask for a Viper? Or is this aging freezer on wheels one push pop away from a disaster. Elsewhere, Sarah discovered that she can’t get her dome light switch to work unless she pours water on it; Bear’s 100,000-mile plugs have become 200,000-mile plugs after fusing themselves to the engine block; and Juliette’s timing belt may be hanging on by a thread.
David Sedaris joins us this week with his stories about family dinner. His latest book is Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. We look at an alternative and ancient way to bake -- on the grill -- with Paula Marcoux, author of Cooking with Fire, and learn the art of pairing beer with cheese from Steve Jones, owner of Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon.
This week, a very memorable Stump the Chumps.