St. Louis foodies Barbara Bryant and Betsy Fentress have been at it again, blending food history and healthful facts with luscious recipes and gracious hospitality. Their new book -- Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture(2014 Gibbs Smith) -- is an ode to one of nature’s finest treats.
Did you know, for example, that almonds are a “superfood” packed with protein, Vitamin E and magnesium?
Or, that the teen-aged Leonardo da Vinci sculpted figures of marzipan, a paste of almonds and sugar?
As a chef, culinary writer and restaurant owner, Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley has made a career out of food. Currently, she is the co-owner of Eagle’s Nest Inn and Winery and Josephine’s Bakery in Louisiana, Mo.
Cooking is also part of her family heritage, but it wasn’t until a year and a half ago that she was able to discover more. The result is “A Culinary Legacy: From Escoffier to Today,” a book that is part narrative, part history, and part cookbook.
Tired of regular old hamburgers and hot dogs for July 4?
You're in luck. On Tuesday's Fresh Air, Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen join Terry Gross to highlight some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes — everything from meats to vegetables to, yes, even desserts.
Bishop and Lancaster have been grilling for years. They love the technique because it concentrates flavors and makes food taste really, really good.