Episodes

Chef Roberto Santibañez, author of Truly Mexican, introduces us to the Mexican world of pipianes. Sally Schneider discusses her short list of favorite blogs, and Jane and Michael Stern have found first-rate Mexican food at a gas station in Dallas.

Saturday, May 21, 2011Saturday, May 26, 2012

We have another installment in our series The Key 3, interviews with chefs and good cooks about the three recipes other good cooks should know. This week it's award-winning chef Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas, and we hear about the Vietnamese tradition of monthly rice from journalist Claudia Kolker.

Saturday, May 19, 2012Saturday, May 18, 2013

This week, Lynne is out of the studio and into the world of honey bees with researcher Marla Spivak. Travel + Leisure Magazine's Peter Jon Lindberg has unearthed good food in unlikely places, and British horticulturalist Jekka McVicar brings us her pick of unusual culinary herbs to grow in your back yard.

Saturday, May 28, 2011Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mexican chef Pati Jinich, host of PBS's "Pati's Mexican Table," joins us with her take on authentic Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Jane and Michael Stern are at Eckl's Beef & Weck in Orchard Park, N.Y. And we talk to food activist and MacArthur Fellow (Genius Award recipient) Will Allen about his book, The Good Food Revolution.

Saturday, May 5, 2012Saturday, May 4, 2013

This week, we meet Britain's latest culinary phenomenon, columnist and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi, author of the vegetarian best-seller Plenty: Vibrant Dishes from London's Ottolenghi. Jane and Michael Stern are taking on a classic: a fish boil in Door County, Wis. Food & Wine Magazine's Ray Isle explains the beauty of wine blends, and we meet a historian who has put together the first African-American heritage seed collection.

Saturday, May 7, 2011Saturday, April 28, 2012

We meet up with JJ Goode, a culinary ghostwriter, Jane and Michael Stern are back from New Orleans with fresh finds, and we talk to Wine & Spirits editor Tara Q. Thomas about Greek wines.

Saturday, April 21, 2012Saturday, April 20, 2013

This week, it's another installment of our series The Key 3, conversations with good cooks about the three recipes they think are essential. Lidia Bastianich takes us into the kitchen of Felidia in NYC to teach us her key pasta recipes. Also, Jane and Michael Stern are at The Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton, Va., and Hank Shaw teaches us to harvest spring trees.

Saturday, April 14, 2012Saturday, April 13, 2013

This week, we go into the kitchen of Somali chef Jamal Hashi. John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, looks at the world of culinary apps. And Jane and Michael Stern take us to New Jersey for pork rolls.

Saturday, April 9, 2011Saturday, April 7, 2012

National Geographic explorer Barton Seaver joins us with his take on seasonal seafood. He is the author of For Cod and Country. Tea merchant Bill Waddington introduces us to the newest category of teas just discovered in China: dark tea. And Jane and Michael Stern are at the Sweet Water Cafe in Marquette, Mich.

Saturday, March 31, 2012Saturday, March 30, 2013

This week, Ruth Reichl takes a look back at Britain's culinary groundbreaker Elizabeth David. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Southern Kitchen in New Market, Va., and our wine guy Joshua Wesson brings his short list of wines that are sure to become your BFFs.

Saturday, March 26, 2011Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is featured in our series The Key 3. Jane and Michael Stern are eating classic Mexican in Mesilla, N.M., and we talk to Crescent Dragonwagon about her latest book, Bean by Bean.

Saturday, March 17, 2012Saturday, March 16, 2013

This week, New York Times columnist Matt Gross explains why he has fallen in love with schnapps. We're talking to Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, about our sometimes puzzling relationship with meat. And Diana Henry, author of Plenty, brings us a decidedly British take on leftovers.

Saturday, February 5, 2011Saturday, March 10, 2012

This week, we talk to Andrea Nguyen about her latest book, Asian Tofu. Jane and Michael Stern are on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at the Exmore Diner. We get a smell tour of Seattle with researcher Victoria Henshaw, and we talk to Renee Shepherd of Renee's Garden about the newest in culinary seeds.

Saturday, March 3, 2012Saturday, March 2, 2013

This week, we meet up with chef Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones & Butter. Jane and Michael Stern are eating at Flip's BBQ in Wilmington, N.C. We learn to corn our own beef, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, with John Kowalski of the Culinary Institute of America. And veterinarian Gary Weitzman, author of The Art Of Charcuterie and animal adviser for WAMU's The Animal House, tells us what we really need to be feeding our pets.

Saturday, February 26, 2011Saturday, February 25, 2012

This week, we play another round of Stump the Cook with Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi. We meet Erin Byers Murray, author of the memoir Shucked, Life on a New England Oyster Farm, and we look at low-alcohol wines with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, author of Drink This, Wine Made Simple.

Saturday, February 18, 2012Saturday, February 16, 2013

We look at the food life of Thailand with David Thompson, author of Thai Street Food. Then, it's the mysterious eel with James Prosek, author of Eels, An Exploration, From New Zealand To The Saragasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish. And Gilt Taste's Francis Lam teaches us to make Ginger Milk Pudding.

Saturday, February 19, 2011Saturday, February 11, 2012

This week in The Key 3, it's Thai food expert Andy Ricker. Jane and Michael Stern are at Sylvan Park in Nashville, Tenn. We take on homemade mustards with Los Angeles Times reporter Noelle Carter, and we look at the food world through its knives with Allegra McEvedy, author of Bought, Borrowed & Stolen.

Saturday, February 4, 2012Saturday, February 2, 2013

This week, we meet Nordic chef Rene Redzepi, author of Noma, Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine. The Sterns are at Hathaway's Coffee Shop in Cincinnati, and Jenna Woginrich gives advice on raising egg-laying chickens in the city.

Saturday, January 29, 2011Saturday, January 28, 2012

This week, we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of Cheese Bar in Portland, Ore. We're also looking at willpower with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. And Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, Ore.

Saturday, January 21, 2012Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chinese chef Ming Tsai joins us with his Asian-influenced take on one-pot cooking. His new book is Simply Ming, One Pot Meals. The Sterns are in Atlanta at Mary Mac's Tea Room, and Tom Owen of the coffee lovers website Sweet Maria's joins us with a guide to home roasting.

Saturday, January 15, 2011Saturday, January 14, 2012

This week it's a look at the sometimes scandalous world of olive oil with Tom Mueller author of Extra Virginity. Legendary vegetarian cook Anna Thomas brings us her take on steaming bowls of green soup for the winter months. Her book is Love Soup. We talk with Christian DeBenedetti about his book The Great American Ale Trail, and play another round of Stump the Cook with Modern Family's Ty Burrell.

Saturday, January 7, 2012Saturday, January 12, 2013

This week we're looking at why we find things pleasurable with Paul Bloom, author of How Pleasure Works, The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Jane and Michael Stern are at The Orange Inn in Laguna Beach, CA, and tea authority Bill Waddington introduces to the first brand-new strain of tea ever developed, Ruby 18.

Saturday, January 8, 2011Saturday, December 31, 2011

British food writer Nigel Slater, author of Tender, joins us with his take on the holiday meal; Edward Behr has a new book, The Art of Eating Cookbook; and Andrew Schloss, author of Homemade Soda, brings some non-alcoholic suggestions for the holiday.

Saturday, December 24, 2011Saturday, December 29, 2012

Childhood nostalgia comes full circle with pastry chef Christina Tosi and her new book, Momofuku Milk Bar. Food Stylist Annie Rigg joins us with her charmingly British take on homemade gifts. Her book is Gifts From the Kitchen. John Moe takes on techy food gifts. And Jane and Michael Stern have declared Los Angeles as the best city for 24-hour eating.

Saturday, December 17, 2011Saturday, December 15, 2012

This week, Markus Bachmann of Sonor Wines explains how he uses music in the fermenting process. We talk to Stephanie Pierson, author of The Brisket Book; we visit a beer stock exchange in Washington, D.C.; and Jane and Michael Stern head to Lafayette, La.

Saturday, December 10, 2011Saturday, December 1, 2012