Episode 19: James Beard Award!

May 10, 1997

Need some advice on how to throw a really great party? Join us for a look at entertaining with one of the doyennes of good living, Alexandra Stoddard, author of Gracious Living in a New World. She brings us her knowledge and enthusiasm for living well. Whether you're entertaining friends or home alone for the evening, a cheese plate is an indulgence you won't want to miss, and cheesemonger Steve Jenkins gives us a few ideas for a memorable meal. Mindy Marin, author of The Secret to Tender Pie—America's Grandmothers Share Their Favorite Recipes, talks about her quest for those closely held secrets lurking in grandmother's pantries!  CONGRATULATIONS! Among the recipient's of last Monday's James Beard Awards were Splendid Table regulars Jane and Michael Stern ("Best Magazine Series" for three articles in their "Two for the Road" series) and Steve Jenkins ("Reference and Food Guides" for his book Cheese Primer). Hats off from all of us at the Splendid Table. Lynne answers listener mail and challenges another contestant in this week's "Stump the Cook." Today's recipe: Alexandra Stoddard's welcome crudite