The Best of Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly throughout the United States and elsewhere. Its subjects are automobiles and repair, and it often takes humorous turns. The hosts of The Best of Car Talk are brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
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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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Ming Tsai on one-pot cooking, Harold McGee on pasta, Tom Owen on coffee, James Oliver Cury on records.
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 we talk to comedian Jim Gaffigan about vegetables. Journalists Jane Black and Brent Cunningham spent 7 months in Huntington, West Virginia, the town whose food system Jamie Oliver tried to remake. Contributor David Leite talks to Andrea Slonecker, author of Pretzel Making at Home, and we visit Thai Park, a market/picnic in a Berlin park that serves authentic Thai food that flies in the face of German code and culture.
Perfumer and chef Mandy Aftel explains the connection between scent and emotion. Her book is Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent. The Sterns have found a first-rate gluten-free bakery at Mama’s Cheese Bread Factory in Brookfield, Connecticut, and Lisa Gross talks about The League of Kitchens, an organization where immigrants teach others to cook. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt debunks five myths about cast iron, while Fuchsia Dunlop cooks Gong Bao Chicken.
It's happened to all of us. You're on a long drive, when nature takes its course and you find yourself desperately needing to "take a haircut." Finally, a restroom appears, but it's inside a fast-food restaurant. This week on Car Talk, we tackle the moral quandary--if you use this restroom, are you obligated to get fries with that? Elsewhere, Tom is worried whether his Nissan's shocks can handle an upcoming road trip. Click and Clack are more worried that Tom plans to make said road trip with his mother and his girlfriend.
This week on Car Talk, Suzy's drive across Mexico is off to a rocky start. She hasn't even crossed the border, and her Vanagon is already making a new noise that could foreshadow the Death of a Transmission. Will Tom and Ray counsel her to turn back, or just to go shopping for a good pair of noise-canceling headphones?
Water is a big issue for community gardens. They often don't have access to this valuable resource. Organic Gardening Editor Scott Meyer joins us to discuss the magazine's program that helps to keep community gardens well hydrated. And, do you struggle with sandy soil that just won't hold any water or nutrients? Or are you cursed with clay that holds water slightly better than a bathtub, and is drowning your poor plants?
Listen to the voice of the renowned Dr. Ernest Holmes as if he was here today. These wonderful recordings are from his earliest Sunday live broadcasts.
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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Leonard Bernstein is immortalized in automotive lore for a shifting technique he handed down to his son. Elsewhere, Adla got a rude welcome to Boston when someone stole the battery from her Civic; Jennifer made an ill-advised bet on steering wheels with her know-it-all 18-year-old nephew; and Esther's low coolant light and buzzer might be trying to send her a subtle signal about the state of her cooling system. All this and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Remember Rebecca from a few weeks ago, whose anal retentive dad insisted she keep detailed records of her gas mileage in his book? This week, Dad has his say. Topher explains the book's origins in a Datsun 510, and what it will take for Rebecca to free herself from book duty. Elsewhere, Scott may have to decide whether he wants to be right or be happy, as he and his wife disagree on how to use their truck's 4-wheel drive.
Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly throughout the United States and elsewhere. Its subjects are automobiles and repair, and it often takes humorous turns. The hosts of Car Talk are brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
We know, we know, Best of Car Talk is probably Webster's working definition for "oxymoron". But you might enjoy some of these highlights from our first eight years of radio shows. Hear some callers who really broke us up, including "Eggs Prestone", "The Day Ole Moses Blew Lunch", and "Bad Hair Days".
Spring. It's all about new beginnings, and new growth and, oh yeah, there's spring cleaning and organizing. On today's show we'll talk to an expert and find out why the pantry can be a literary place. We'll chat with a master chocolatier about some unusual flavors, and discover why butter is back - and oh, baby, better than ever! Later, we'll visit Southern Italy. Plus, we crave healthy foods and learn how to make those whimsical cupcakes.
This week on Car Talk, it's a very Merry Christmas for mechanics across the country, thanks to Jennifer's leaky radiator, Billy's cooked clutch, and Mike's El Dorado with a slight steering problem--he can't turn the wheel. But, it's not all bad news, as Mary Jo in South Carolina is about to win an argument with her husband over the state of their windshield.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, we thought nobody could be more devoted to an old heap than Tommy, but then we met Lita who has written a poem about her Monte Carlo - we're just relieved she didn't try to rhyme anything with "rust bucket". Elsewhere, Steve moved to Chicago for a job and a girlfriend. He lost both, but he's most confused about why his Acura was the only car not towed from a party.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, is Phil's Buick Roadmaster making noise because of a steering problem or because he needs to make 20-point turns to navigate the narrow streets of Our Fair City? Elsewhere, Fred doesn't know whether he should listen to his mechanic or his FSTB (Future Son-in-Law To Be) on how to start the Alfa that's been sitting in his garage for a year. Will siding with the mechanic doom Fred's daughter's marriage?
Rowan Jacobsen on underground tea in Montreal, Martha Cheng on poke, Simon Majumdar on America and its food, America Test Kitchen tests muffin tins
Osayi Endolyn on Hoppin' John, Kurt Soller on Impossible Burger, Jacques Pépin on chicken, ATK on NJ Crumb Buns, Dan Pashman on the Greensboro Four
You've no doubt heard Tom and Ray warn callers about the danger of wheels falling off their cars. Well, this week on The Best of Car Talk, Mike's wheel fell off - twice! Happily, he lived to tell the tale. Can Tom and Ray help prevent strike three? Elsewhere, Carl's daughter drove from Boston to Colorado, and swears her truck added gas along the way. And Father John has decided to splurge on a Miata, and doesn't know if he'll get the best deal with his clerical collar on or off
Lynne welcomes new show host Francis Lam, The Perennial Plate in Ireland, ATK on Kitchen Safety, and Hannan Hart's My Drunk Kitchen
This week on the Best of Car Talk, how do you handle a slightly anal retentive dad who insists on keeping verrrry thorough car records? If you're Rebecca, you ignore Dad's beloved gas mileage book, tell Dad what you really think, and then call on Tom and Ray to try to get Dad to re-open his wallet. Elsewhere, should Carl try quieting his Rolls Royce by bending the door frame, or splurge for official Rolls duct tape?
Simran Sethi on biodiversity, Matt Goulding on Japan, Molly Birnbaum on alliums, Sam Seneviratne on spice, Alex Stupak on tortillas.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Joyce's mild-mannered husband teaches meditation by day, but when he gets behind the wheel, he turns into a cross between Mario Andretti and Tony Soprano. Is it the car, the traffic, or does Joyce's husband have a dark side? Elsewhere, Andrew is concerned about his washer fluid lacking testosterone; Catherine has lived five years with a buzzing oil pressure indicator; and Aaron's Impala now takes off like it's dragging a ton of bricks.
Ragavhan Iyer on potatoes, Joe Yonan on jackfruit, ATK on sourdough starters, Elaine Khosrova on butter, Andrea Cherng on Panda Express
This week on The Best of Car Talk, might three simple words be Cathy's best response to her dealer's accusation that she was lax in changing her Camry's oil? Elsewhere, Martin's love for his Cadillac has him concerned that he might actually be older than his Dad; Tony is sleeping on the sofa after his failed attempt to fix his wife's starting problem; and Sarah can only enter her car through the trunk, since the doors are frozen shut.
What should we expect from the people who sell us food? We get an opinion from cheesemonger and food retailer Steve Jenkins...
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Peterson is afraid to put air in his tires. Is he doomed to depending on the kindness of strangers with pumps, or can Tom and Ray help cure him - or at least outfit him properly in case there is an explosion? Elsewhere, towing may be Dave's best option for transporting his beloved LeMans cross-country, because the car could fall off somewhere in Nebraska.
J. Kenji López-Alt on breakfast, ATK gets bitter, Betty Fussell on life, Shaina Shealy on West Bank olive harvest, Dan Zigmond on Buddha's Diet
Toni Tipton-Martin on cookbooks, Madhur Jaffrey on India, Tal Ronnen on vegan cooking, Tim Neville on fondue.
In The Money Pit, named among America's 100 Most Important Radio Shows by Talkers magazine, Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Mary loaded her Mustang's trunk with compost two months ago. Her husband says it's rotting the floor, but Mary wants to keep the compost all winter for ballast. One added wrinkle: Mary got the Mustang because her husband works for Ford - at least, for the time being. Elsewhere, Carla would love to escape from Alaska for a bit, but the fact that her truck will only drive backwards is making it difficult.
This week on the Splendid Table, we’re looking at willpower with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, OR, and we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of The Cheese Bar in Portland, OR.
Ferran Adria on cooking, Nigella Lawson on celebrating food, Michael Solomonov on Israel, Karen MacNeil on port.