This week The Splendid Table
looks at where Buddhism and the restaurant kitchen meet, with Annie Somerville, chef of the award-winning vegetarian restaurant Greens in San Francisco. Annie has almost single-handedly changed the face of vegetarian food in this country. Jane and Michael Stern have followed their noses to Otto's, a smokehouse in Portland, Oregon. The Splendid Table
gadget tester Dorie Greenspan tells us how to use chips, chunks, and planks to get smokehouse flavor from our grills. Novelist Monique Truong, author of The Book of Salt
, tells a tale from her intriguing novel about a fictional Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. (Broadcast Date: June 24, 2004)
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