We hear from a select group of food-world superstars. The legendary restaurant Chez Panisse turns 40 this week. We see a new side of Alice Waters as she steps into the DJ booth with KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel. Alex Prud'homme, grand-nephew of Julia Child gives us a glimpse of Julia Child in France, where she first fell in love with food and cooking. Jonathan Gold takes on Wolfgang Puck, and Ruth Reichl discusses how she used disguises to shield her identity as restaurant critic of the New York Times. Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan reveal the food-rules they live by, and Coleman Andrews discusses the pioneer of Molecular Gastronomy, Ferran Adrià.
Culinary Big-Wigs, Alice Waters, Julia Child, Ferran Adria
From this Episode:
Julia Child in France
Alex Prud'homme, nephew of Julia Child, speaks about the book he wrote with her, My Life in France . It is Child’s reminiscence about the years she and her husband Paul...
Jonathan Gold on Wolfgang Puck
Jonathan Gold discusses Wolfgang Puck's high-end Chinese restaurant, WP24 . Jonathan declares that you can't get a bad dish at this restaurant. Highlights include steam...
A Critic in Disguise
Ruth Reichl talks about dressing up in disguise when she was the restaurant critic for the New York Times. Her book, Garlic & Sapphires : The Secret Life of A Critic in...
Mark Bittman of the New York Times explains his "less-meatatarian" eating and his practice of eating Vegan Before 6.
David Karp is a pomologist with UC Riverside and a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Times food section, where he writes the Market Watch column. This week he describes...
Michael Pollan is the author of the Omnivore’s Dilemma and most recently Food Rules : An Eater's Manifesto. He and Evan outline some food rules to live by. Music...
Colman Andrews' book is Ferran : The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food, a profile of Ferran Adrià.