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Milk Street Radio: The Automat – The Amazing Story of America’s 5-Cent Cafeteria

Photo credit: Lawrence Fried 1951 Before McDonald’s or KFC, there was the Horn and Hardart Automat—a cafeteria-style restaurant where you could buy everything from creamed spinach to lemon meringue. This week, filmmaker Lisa Hurwitz tells us the story of the rise and fall of the Automat—with a little help from…

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The Best New Restaurants in NYC – from the Condé Nast Traveler Editors.

My old work alma mater, Condé Nast, (which owned Gourmet Magazine) has put out a handy new list of hot New York City Restaurants by Condé Nast Traveler which I recommend you check out: “Looking for the best new restaurants in New York City? You won’t have to look hard.…

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Milk Street Radio: Getting to Know Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has been on your TV for over 20 years, but how well do you really know him? This week, Jamie Oliver returns to Milk Street Radio and we get up close and personal! Plus, flavor scientist Arielle Johnson shares the unexpected ways she uses prosciutto and olives; J.…

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I am featured in the “Cool Beans” newsletter this week!

Photo by Liza Shoenfein “Cool Beans,” is a newsletter that explores the recipes, tips, and techniques you need to save the world from your kitchen—without going vegan. (They are featuring my go to quick weeknight meal: Broccoli Pasta.) Check out the newsletter – there is lots of valuable info in…

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Chickpea Patties with Creamy Garlic Dressing

Photo by Jessica Leibowitz For this weeknight salad I have streamlined and speeded up the process of making falafel. I’ve renamed it  “Chickpea Patties” since it is not the same as the authentic version.  I start with canned chickpeas instead of dried chickpeas or favas.  Then I shape them into…

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Milk Street Radio: Pink Margarine?! America’s Greatest Food Fight

99% Invisible’s Chris Berube shares margarine’s secret history from Supreme Court battles to Eleanor Roosevelt’s advertising campaign—and why in some states you could only buy margarine that was dyed pink or black. Plus, we learn about snacks from around the world with Unsnackable’s Folu Akinkuotu; Dan Pashman tells us what…

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Come Join Me at a Special Dinner in Amherst New Hampshire!

Get Tickets Now Join New Hampshire PBS and me for a Mediterranean feast at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, New Hampshire. LaBelle Winery’s Executive Chef Justin Bernatchez will be preparing a menu based on my recipes which will be paired with special wines selected by Founder and Winemaker Amy LaBelle. And bonus! — all ticket…

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Milk Street Radio: 10 Biggest Food Lies

Tamar Haspel of the Washington Post is here to share 10 truths about food that nobody wants to believe. From diet soda to organic vegetables to farm-fresh eggs, nothing is sacred. Plus, Amanda Herbert brings us inside history’s wildest dinner parties; Adam Gopnik reveals what your drink of choice says…

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Roasted Salmon with Lentil Salad

photo by Jessica Leibowitz French lentils are tiny green lentils that cook in no time and have a wonderful texture and flavor but if you can’t find them go ahead and use plain old green lentils. If you don’t eat pork you can just leave out the pancetta or you…

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Milk Street Radio: 101 Thai Dishes to Cook Before You Die

This week: Jet Tila on Thai food. He tells us about real Thai sriracha, what it takes to make the world’s largest stir-fry and why working at his family’s market sometimes meant visiting the set of “Star Trek.” Plus, we explore the wild world of cooking manga with Deb Aoki;…

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