This week it's a look at the native foods of the Philippines with restaurateur Amy Besa, co-author ofMemories of Philippine Kitchens. With all the curiosity recently about the flavors of the Pacific Rim, it's odd that the cuisine of this nation of 7,000 islands has been overlooked. Amy aims to change that as she introduces us to uniquely haunting tastes that are quite unlike anything we've experienced before. She leaves us with the most popular adobo recipe in the Philippines:Chicken Adobo.
Sally Schneider, author of the award-winning The Improvisational Cook, stops by with a little discourse on confidence building and culinary logic. It's all about trusting ourselves to know what foods go with what. Sally shares her recipe for Spring Vegetable Ragout inspired by a long-ago trip to Venice.
Essayist Scott Huler has a cautionary tale about never celebrating tomorrow what you can celebrate today, broken wine glasses and the idea of a life well lived. Scott is a frequent contributor to public radio and author of Defining the Wind.
We'll hear about an Adopt-A-Peach-Tree program that brings back the heirloom Elberta with its old-fashioned lush peach flavor that's all but gone in supermarket specimens these days. Those of us of a certain age who remember these spectacular peaches from childhood will rejoice!
Lynne shares her recipe for Belgian Tartine and, as always, takes your calls.