This week it's a newspaper that gets it. America is food obsessed as never before, yet newspapers across the country are slashing their food sections down to a few recipe columns off the wire amid a mass of ads. And forget local coverage. An exception is theSan Francisco Chronicle food & diningpage. Executive food and wine editor Michael Bauer joins us to talk the plight of the food page. The recipe forPomegranate and Spice-Braised Porkcomes from theChronicle.
The Sterns tuck into a plate of soul food spaghetti at Ramon's in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
The high priestess of wine, Andrea Immer, brings a real world take to wine issues like glasses, temperature, and what to do with that open bottle. Her latest work is Andrea's Complete Wine Course for Everyone on DVD.
Are you ready for some wattle seed or Inca Aji? Spice purveyor Nirmala Narine hunts down the truly unusual from the spice world to create her remarkable blends.