To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
Meat and Potatoes isn't just what's for dinner. Meat
and Potatoes is a way of life. In this hour of To the Best of
Our Knowledge, food that sticks to your ribs. We'll get into
the science of the French fry and celebrate the 100th Anniversary
of the hamburger. And for all you veggies, don't despair! A top
vegetarian chef cooks up a salivating feast of non-meat comfort
James McNair is a judge of the Sutter Home
Winery Build A Better Burger Contest. He tells Anne Strainchamps
how to grill a burger and recalls some of his favorite winners.
Also, Susan Mello, the 2003 Build A Better Burger Grand
Prize winner, tells Anne about "My Big Fat Greco-Inspired
Burger," and why it deserved to win.
Anthony Bourdain had a hit with his book
"Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly."
He tells Steve Paulson about his early days in professional kitchens
and as an executive chef. Also, Stewart Lee Allen designs
for Anne Strainchamps a menu based on the 7 deadly sins. Allen's
book is "In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden
Food." Also, Russ Parsons is the author of "How
to Read a French Fry: And Other Intriguing Tales of Kitchen Science."
He tells Jim Fleming how to make a great french fry, and why potatoes
are only the beginning!
Mr. Cutlets loves meat. His book is "Meat
Me in Manhattan." Mr. Cutlets rhapsodizes about pork chops
and his favorite steaks with Jim Fleming. Also, Celia Brooks
Brown is the author of "Party Food for Vegetarians."
She tells Anne Strainchamps vegetarian food is gaining in popularity
because it is healthy and delicious.
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 04-11-28-B.
- James McNair, Burgers
- Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential:
Adventures in the Culinary
Underbelly (Ecco Press)
- Steward Lee Allen, The Devil's Garden:
A Sinful History of Forbidden Food (Ballantine)
- Russ Parsons, How to Read a French Fry:
And Other Intriguing Tales of Kitchen Science (Houghton
- Mr. Cutlets, Meat Me in Manhattan: A
Carnivore's Guide to New York (Gamble Guides)
- Celia Brown,
Party Food for Vegetarians (Laurel Glen Publishing)
- Various tunes by Django Reinhardt from his "Djangology
Vol 1: 1934-35" CD
on Naxos Jazz Legends Records.
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