This week it's the story of one man, a one thousand pound buffalo and a passel of hungry wolves and bears on an Alaskan mountainside. Our guest is naturalist and hunter Steve Rinella, who talks 14,000 years of the American buffalo and the humans who hunted them. Steve's new book is American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon.
Jane and Michael Stern, on the hunt for the essential Cajun breakfast, end up at Café Des Amis in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
We say meat is so over! We're moving on to great beans, and talking with Steve Sando, author of Heirloom Beans: Great Recipes for Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Salads and Salsas, and Much More from Rancho Gordo. He has a bunch of heirloom varieties we've never heard of.
Food and music is not a new idea, but music critic Tom Moon has a new niche for the
combo: music to clean up by. It's just what we need in the kitchen. Tom is the author of 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die.
The poems of Jane Hirshfield are called "honest and beautiful, sensual and clean, risky and wise." The same could be said of an inspired dish. Jane reads us her poem, "Cook."