This week it's a tragic story from the Napa Valley. Robert Mondavi built a family empire on innovation, evangelical salesmanship and, at times, stunning quality. Now it's gone, a victim of family betrayal and corporate takeovers.Wall Street Journalreporter Julia Flynn Siler tells the story in her bookThe House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty. Then Lynne shares her recipe forPan-Grilled Porterhouse with Red Wine Glaze, the steak she made to go with her first bottle of Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon. The year was 1974. The wine was a 1969.
It's a kinder and gentler story for the Sterns. They're tucking into old-fashioned comfort food at Kumback Lunch in Perry, a cozy 1926-era eatery on Oklahoma's Cherokee Strip.
We have an origins check on that dorm room mainstay, the Ramen Noodle Cup, from David Rosengarten, author of The Rosengarten Report.