We're off on an adventure this week to places you may not get to on your own. John Willoughby sweeps us away to Istanbul for Turkish food and a stay at the charming Empress Zoe Hotel, then world traveler and tea purveyor Sebastian Beckwith takes us trekking into the backcountry of Laos in search of the birthplace of tea.
Jane and Michael Stern are raving about the impeccably fresh and lush seafood at San Francisco's Swan Oyster Depot, and gadget guru Dorie Greenspan is back with a report on stockpots just in time for soup season. Finally, Sandra Mizumoto Posey, author of Café Nation, talks coffee and magic and leaves us with a "recipe" for Simple Coffee Klatsch Divination. As always, Lynne will take your calls.