A culinary revolution is happening in Ireland these days due, in part, to a thriving economy, a new confidence among the Irish people, and the availability of superb local ingredients. Anya von Bremzen, Contributing Editor for Travel & Leisure magazine, stops by to tell us about some of therestaurants, inns and pubs she recently discovered on a trip into the Irish countryside. You'll want to pack your bags and take off.
Jane and Michael Stern are always traveling, of course, and this week they're in Oklahoma eating onion burgers at Johnnie's Grill in El Reno. Minimalist cook Mark Bittman is back with some thoughts on streamlining recipes for crispy fish cakes, including his Broiled Fish Cakes with Ginger and Cilantro and Crabby Crabcakes. Tea merchant Bill Waddington tells us how to evaluate teapots, we'll hear about this season's grape crush from California winemaker Steve Beckman, and Lynne takes your calls.