This week, we serve up some of Evan Kleiman’s favorite leftovers. We’ll revisit bold flavors with Padma Lakshmi, Amy Sedaris surprises us with her wacky, delightfully look at entertaining and Harold McGee tests the five-second rule. Science journalist Gary Taubes defends the high fat diet, A.J. Jacobs lives a year biblically, literally; and Henry Petroski pays homage to the toothpick. Plus, Rachael Sheridan is all about canning and Laura Avery has a fresh Market Report.
Best of Good Food: Five-Second Rule; Padma Lakshmi; Canning
From this Episode:
History of the Toothpick
Professor Henry Petroski pays homage to the toothpick, one of the oldest, yet simplest tools, in his book, The Toothpick : Technology and Culture. Petroski teaches civil...
6 min, 59 sec
Rachael Sheridan is all about canning. She explains what to can and how to do it. Sheriden is the food buyer at Cube on La Brea Ave in Los Angeles, where she also makes...
6 min, 7 sec
The Market Report
Rancho La Viña brings in fresh walnuts and walnut oil. They grow a special variety that is much less bitter than commercial varieties. Walnut oil makes a delicious...
7 min, 5 sec
Padma Lakshmi, host of Bravo's Top Chef , is a former model whose work allowed her to travel the world. She's fascinated by Mediterranean and Asian food, which she finds...
7 min, 25 sec
Good Calories, Bad Calories
Are there such things as good calories and bad ones? Remember the Atkins diet, which stressed lots of animal proteins and fats and no carbs? Gary Taubes contends that...
8 min, 11 sec
Amy Sedaris Entertains
Playwright Amy Sedaris walks us through her FUN approach to entertaining. She discusses her thriving cupcake business, her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her rabbit,...
8 min, 18 sec