Episode 5: Chocoloate

June 7, 1997

It's an entire hour devoted to chocolate with Alice Medrich, author of the award-winning books Cocolat: Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts and Chocolate and the Art of Low-fat Desserts. Check out this week's recipe, bittersweet chocolate truffles "Maison." Commentator Euan Kerr lauds haggis, the "Great Chieftan o' the puddin' race." Were you wondering what to serve to honor poet Robert Burns birthday? Specialty produce expert David Karp celebrates the Chinese New Year with the pummelo, and Michael Coe, author of The True History of Chocolate (coauthored with Sophie Coe) walks us through the origins of chocolate.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • February 1, 1997 (originally aired)

  • June 7, 1997 (rebroadcast)