This week we examine the education of a wine rookie. Can you turn someone who is nearly clueless into an instant wine expert?Food & Winemagazine's Lettie Teague thought you could and set out to prove it with her student, famous film critic Peter Travers ofRolling Stone. We'll hear Lettie's side then Peter weighs in with a rebuttal. Take a look atThe Final Exam: Peter's Wine Quizto find out how much you know! Lettie's new book isEducating Peter.
The Sterns dissertate on the famous hot tamales at Rhoda's in Lake Village, Arkansas.
Sara Baer-Sinnott, Executive Vice President of Oldways, joins us for a look at the culinary think tank that opens cultural doors for food pros. A recipe for Fresh Fava Bean Soup is from The Oldways Table co-authored by Sara.
Julie Sabatier tells of a new dining trendone-pot meals served in private homesthat's part of a nationwide underground food scene.
Doug Lambrecht takes a look at wasabi, and the phone lines will be open for your calls.