Episode 139: Rock 'N Roll Caterer

April 8, 2000

World tours, glitz and glamour, a new city every night. At first glance, the life of a rock star seems exciting, but behind the scenes it's about greasy spoon food and months living on cramped tour busses. For singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, healthy, delicious food is as important as her music so she enlisted Chef Jaime Laurita to cook for her band and crew. Jaime has catered for musicians from the Rolling Stones to Placido Domingo and is a genius at producing gourmet delights from sparse resources, often in the middle of nowhere. Together he and Sarah wrote Plenty, a collection of Sarah's favorite recipes. Try their recipe for Sundried Tomato and Pecan Pesto with Prawns .

Our dining duo Jane and Michael Stern take us to Mother's for New Orleans soul food, Mary Ewing-Mulligan wants us to try Washington State wines, we'll go to Boston for Chinese food with Nina Simonds, and James Labe, thought to be the only tea sommelier in the world, talks pairing tea with food. Lynne is thinking tomatoes (yes, again) and shares her fabulous Tomato Sauce IV recipe.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • April 8, 2000