Episode 136: Fast Food

March 18, 2000

Love it or hate it, "fast food" is a significant part of the average American diet these days. Our guest, Professor John Jakle, gives us a scholar's view on how it began, why it's taken over the way it has, and where it's headed. Professor Jakle coauthored Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age.

Our road-food experts, Jane and Michael Stern, are eating quintessential fast food at the Red Rooster Drive-In in Brewster, New York. Master of Wine Mary Ewing Mulligan explains the art of decanting wine, and we'll hear how award-winning artisan cheesemaker Mary Falk of Love Tree Farmstead Cheese divides her time between milking her sheep and fighting off wolves. This week's recipe is Lynne's Ancho Chile and Orange Marinade.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • March 18, 2000