This week we meet the man responsible for more good culinary juju than anyone else in the world. Harold McGee is the author of On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
. Jane and Michael Stern have been taken to a Cajun party by a policeman at D.I.'s in Basile, LA; New York Times
columnist Marion Burros brings us her favorite picks from her yearly holiday mail-order list; Lise Stern author of How to Keep Kosher
, explains its origins; reporter Scott Haas tracks down the story behind the Swiss craze of night milk, and we talk with Andrew Smith, editor of the stunning Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
. (Broadcast Date: December 3, 2004)
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