Episode 153: Olives

August 26, 2000
Listen: Olives

We're taking a look at olives this week with Ari Weinzweig, founder of Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ari will go anywhere to find high-quality, handmade foods and he knows all when it comes to superb olives. He has the scoop on some luscious and exotic varieties that bear little resemblance to those pitted black ones that appear on most Thanksgiving tables.

Jane and Michael Stern are at Zaharako's, a century-old soda fountain in Columbus, Indiana where Michael loves the Cheese-br-gr and Black Cow. Minimalist cook Mark Bittman, author of The Minimalist Cooks at Home, drops by to share a quick and easy recipe for Monkfish with Meat Sauce. We'll meet up with singer and zydeco band leader Queen Ida, who tells us about growing up in Bayou country. When she's not on the road with the band, Queen Ida cooks Creole and writes books like Cookin' with Queen Ida. Lynne shares her recipe for Siracusa Market Pasta and, finally, we'll talk sake with Grif Frost, founder and CEO of SakeOne, the only American-owned sake brewery in the world, and co-author of Sake Pure & Simple.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • August 26, 2000