A Turn for the Bitter

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November 6th, 2015November 4th, 2016

We look at the bitters craze with Mark Bitterman, author of Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari. Blogger Alana Chernila joins us with her new book, The Homemade Kitchen. Alan Muskat explains his forage-to-table tours, while the Sterns visit The Cupboard Restaurant in Memphis. And in honor of the show's 20th anniversary, we revisit a piece with journalist Anna Badkhen, author of Peace Meals.

Jane and Michael Stern's Roadfood

Here are some of Memphis's best vegetables, listed on a daily-printed menu that offers a choice of five entrees and eighteen to twenty side dishes, including paradigmatic buttered squash, luxurious corn pudding fresh tomatoes in season, and whole baked sweet potatoes. For dessert: some of the best cream pies anywhere.