This week it's soul food, or what some think of as the culinary calling card of African Americans. It's an odd juxtaposition that out of great poverty and struggle came some of America's best eating. Our guest is history professor Frederick Opie, author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History).
For Jane and Michael Stern it's hot corned beef on rye and potato pancakes at McBob's in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Food & Wine magazine's Ray Isle has good news from the wine world: it's prime time for good cheap wine from around the globe! He'll share some picks.
Spanish chef José Andres, author of Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen, considers the glory of the egg. No country finesses that little ovoid like Spain.