Pat Conroy, known for acclaimed novels like The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, also authored The Pat Conroy Cookbook, sharing recipes and stories from his beloved home state and worldwide travels. In this 2004 interview, he talked about his introduction to cooking, making gallons of stock, and being embraced by, and embracing, his "hometown" of Beaufort, South Carolina. He also shared a recipe for Cocktail Pecans.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.