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    • A Chef's Table

    • Anthony Bourdain, February 7, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Everyone's favorite word is "YES!" But today's show is all about NO - what not to do. You know, all the things you've been told were oh so wrong - like cheese with fish, using a dull knife, and starting that shrimp sear in a cold pan. We'll also take a look at that very dubious food product, SPAM. And, discover a new way perfume is being used in restaurants.

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    • A Chef's Table, Community Food, October 4, 2007

    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Food sustains, nurtures, and defines us. No matter where you are from, chances are there is a regional dish! Today, we'll look at food and community beginning with Matt and Ted Lee and their book,The Lee Brothers' Southern Cookbook. Restaurateur Danny Meyer weighs in on how a restaurant can build community. We'll also visit with ex-pats looking for a taste of home in gardens. Also, the meditative chef, a farm and winery in Tuscany.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • July 19, 2007
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    What's your obsession? For some it's career; others have an insatiable curiosity, and some just can't stop thinking about their favorite dish. We'll discover some interesting stories that might not be true obsessions but sure come close! Farmer Jon gives us the real dirt on making a life on a farm.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • May 17, 2007
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Ever been down on your luck? How'd you turn it around? On today's show, we'll overcome little challenges and even tackle a few big ones. Celebrity chef Paula Deen recalls her early, difficult days starting a business and a new life. Then, author Liz Gilbert takes us on journey from divorce to an appetite for life. We'll get tips on fixing our baking mistakes, discover fancy recipes from opera librettos, and even take a trip to the race track. Learn how to make a salt-crusted prime rib, plus much more!

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    • A Chef's Table

    • What Not to Do, May 28, 2009
    • By: Jim Coleman
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    Everyone's favorite word is "YES!" But today's show is all about "NO" - what not to do. You know, all the things you've been told were oh, so wrong... like cheese with fish, using a dull knife, and starting that shrimp sear in a cold pan. We'll also take a look at that very dubious food product, SPAM. And we'll discover a new way perfume is being used in restaurants.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • July 12, 2007
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Some worthy things just have a bad reputation. On today's show we re-evaluate bad reputation stories: pig pens are a mess; tequila gives you a killer hangover; and tofu tastes like nothing. Often, you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. For instance, Sy Montgomery talks about her amazing pet pig. Mr. Cutlets talks about a pig of a whole other kind - a smuggled ham.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • A Little Taste of History, October 29, 2009
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Did you know Philadelphia was considered the most cosmopolitan of cities in the 18th century? We'll talk to Chef Walter Staib about his new TV series, A Taste of History. We'll also discover the great lost pastrami and go shopping for antique toasters. And while we are talking history, let's consider the tall tales and historical matter of moonshine.

    • A Little Taste of History, October 29, 2009
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-09
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    • A Chef's Table

    • March 23, 2006
    • By: Jim Coleman
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    March is Women's History Month so we'll celebrate and talk to the author of One Thousand Years Over A Hot Stove. Lidia Bastianich reveals the importance of the family dinner table through her personal story and Sara Moulton talks about culinary careers for women today. Then we'll do a little roadside dining and discover some retro diners. Plus, a look at how meat is consumed, and much more.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • Passover and Easter, April 2, 2009
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Passover and Easter are coming up. On today's show, finally learn how to prepare the perfect hard-boiled egg! The author of What Einstein Told His Cook 2 provides the scientific secret. Discover how one Jewish family kept Passover traditions in rural Scotland and then journey to the land of olive oil and honey for a taste of foods of biblical times. Then, find out how a millionaire built a town out of chocolate and left a legacy for troubled youth.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • Our Relationship with Food, April 17, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Food is all encompassing: how we buy it, store it, and celebrate with it. On today's show, we'll look at our relationship to food, from simple bananas to an unusual place to dine where the waiters are visually impaired and you eat in the dark. A cultural psychologist examines how we perceive what's on our plates, and we'll hear about "The Short History of the American Stomach". And, if you think you'd like to win the Pillsbury Bake-off contest, hear how one woman took the prize.

    • Our Relationship with Food, April 17, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Release date: 04-17-08
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    • A Chef's Table

    • Etiquette and Eating, September 18, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Etiquette and eating. Everybody always has questions and on today's show we'll try get some answers as well as a little etiquette history. We'll also find out what happens when things go wrong in "Dinner Disasters." Then travel around the world with dumplings. But we won't stop there. Our journey continues along the spice trail of the Indian Ocean.

    • Etiquette and Eating, September 18, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-08
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    • A Chef's Table

    • Julia Child and Cooking for Celebs, March 20, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Women are making a mark in the culinary arts. So, since March is Women's History Month, we'll highlight some of these women and their contributions. Of course, when you think women and food, Julia Child comes to mind. We'll talk to Julia's long-time editor and her nephew about her career and success on TV. Then, Rozanne Gold was the first chef at Mayor Koch's Gracie Mansion in the 70s.

    • Julia Child and Cooking for Celebs, March 20, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Release date: 03-20-08
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    • A Chef's Table, Women and Men, November 22, 2007

    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Some call it the difference between Venice and Mars. For one married man, it's all about sex, love, and dirty dishes. We're having some fun with the battle of the sexes. We'll visit with the author of Husbandry, and Judith Jones weighs in on men in the kitchen. Plus, where would the martini be without it? How would you pass hors douvres? Every diner in America offers them at the cash register -we'll hear about the history of the toothpick.

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    • A Chef's Table, Hawaii, Cheese, and Goose, December 13, 2007

    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Well, we're almost at holiday lift off! Whether you have a lot left to do, or are ready to sit by the fireside and enjoy yourself, today's show will get you in the mood. The Barefoot Contessa stops by to simplify our entertaining. Sam Choy gives the holiday a little Hawaiian twist, and Murray's Cheese gives us a slice of cheese wisdom. Eco-friendly wrapping, Darina Allen's Christmas goose, plus Graham Kerr on outdulgences and more.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • February 8, 2007
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    For a short month February has a lot going on! On today's show we'll cover the highlights: Presidents Day, Chinese New Year and Valentines.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • August 17, 2006
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Peasant food, rustic food, comfort food: no matter what you call it, down-home regional dishes passed from generation to generation remain our favorites. Today, we'll celebrate the home cook and enjoy simple meals from kitchens around the world. Mario Batali chats about simplicity and Mr. Cutlets finds an unusual dinner. Finally, a walking and noshing tour of New York City's most delicious neighborhoods.

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    • A Chef's Table, Potluck, November 8, 2007

    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Want to have more fun and less stress in the kitchen? We've got some ideas! Learn the art of potluck - and how to include the kids when you entertain. Then, Mark Bittman reveals everything about vegetarian meals. Later, our nutritionist gives you advice on what to do when you over-do. And our sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, offers a great no-fat dessert. Plus, Chef Tom Douglas on cooking Seattle style at home - and we'll play the last-supper chef game.

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    • A Chef's Table

    • Ingredients & Techniques, September 25, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Whether you sit down to an elaborate meal at a restaurant, or eat a bowl of cereal standing over the sink, there's so much that goes into what and how we eat. Today, we'll look at ingredients, techniques....even a waiter's rant (plus a few from customers). Then, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out we've got an obesity problem. A behavioral psychologist says to eat like our ancestors.

    • Ingredients & Techniques, September 25, 2008
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-08
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    • A Chef's Table

    • Living Green, April 23, 2009
    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 49 mins
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    It's been said that eating is not only an agricultural act, but also a political one. But it does make sense that how we eat can make a lasting impact on our environment - the problem is figuring out what choices really matter. Paper plates? Organic Vegetables? Bottled Water? This week we examine some choices. From replacing veal with buffalo to entertaining tips that don't fill up the landfill with one-time products, we'll discuss the quandries, questions and curious solutions to "living green."

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    • A Chef's Table, Cheese and Flexitarianism, December 6, 2007

    • By: Jim Coleman
    • Length: 50 mins
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    No doubt you are in the throws of the holiday entertaining. Want to make your life a little easier? Make a cheese platter! Terrance Brennan stops by to offer some tips. Later we hear about Chinatown's dim sum and Corrine Trang offers curries from around the world. The Registered Dietician known as the "digestive diva" helps us with some common tummy troubles. For our holiday story, the son of a famous writer reveals how he left a life of privilege and learned how to be happy. Plus, visit Shelburne Farms, discover the world of flexitarianism and tips for cooking for a crowd.

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