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28 Apr 2017

The Leonard Lopate Show

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Leonard Lopate hosts the conversation New Yorkers turn to each afternoon for insight into contemporary art, theater, and literature, plus expert tips about the ever-important lunchtime topic: food.

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    Dining With The Syria Supper Club

    For our latest installment of our series on dinner parties, Kate McCaffrey and Melina Macall join us to discuss their Syria Supper Club. The club began in 2015 with a Jewish Christmas dinner of Chinese food for 10 recently arrived Syrian families, but has grown grown into a fundraiser and cultural exchange with 30 cooks. Women from the refugee families cook elaborate dinners, and Americans host the meals at their homes or community centers. 

    Due to tremendous demand and interest, McCaffrey and Macall have expanded their initiative into a brand new organization: The United Tastes of America. To attend an event or support their efforts, visit The United Tastes of America website.  

    All of the dishes for the evening were prepared by Dyana Aljizawi.

     

    This episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show" is guest hosted by Deb Perelman. Perelman is a self-taught home cook, photographer and creator of SmittenKitchen.com. Her first book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children, and is currently at work on her second cookbook, which is due out this fall.


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    Exploring Spanish Cuisine

    Our latest Please Explain is all about the variety and enduring creativity of Spanish food, including Basque food. We'll be joined by Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero, New York City-based chefs and owners of El Quinto Pino, La Vara, Tekoá, and Txikito, which is New York's only Basque restaurant. They are also the authors of The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito.

    This episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show" is guest hosted by Deb Perelman. Perelman is a self-taught home cook, photographer and creator of SmittenKitchen.com. Her first book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children, and is currently at work on her second cookbook, which is due out this fall.


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    From Dangerous Fish To Delicious Dish

    The lionfish is an aggressive, invasive species that’s destroying coral reefs around the world. We will chat with three people with diverse backgrounds about how they're trying to address the issue by putting lionfish on the menu. John Rizzi is the executive director of Robots in Service of the Environment, a company developing an underwater robot to catch lionfish. Todd McGuire is program director of 11th Hour Racing, a sailing team promoting eating lionfish, and chef Rick Moonen is pushing to make lionfish a popular menu item for restaurants. 

    This episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show" is guest hosted by Deb Perelman. Perelman is a self-taught home cook, photographer and creator of SmittenKitchen.com. Her first book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children, and is currently at work on her second cookbook, which is due out this fall.

     

     


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    Inside SoHo's Balthazar

    Author Reggie Nadelson joins us to discuss her new book, At Balthazar: The New York Brasserie at the Center of the World. She will also be joined by the restaurant's executive chef Shane McBride. Nadelson and McBride will discuss the history of the SoHo brassiere, and what it's like to work inside of a restaurant that serves more than half a million meals a year. 

    Reggie Nadelson will appear in conversation with Balthazar's Shane McBride and Erin Wendt on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the 92Y (1935 Lexington Ave., at E. 92nd St.).  

    This episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show" is guest hosted by Deb Perelman. Perelman is a self-taught home cook, photographer and creator of SmittenKitchen.com. Her first book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children, and is currently at work on her second cookbook, which is due out this fall.


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    The Syria Supper Club, Taming Lionfish, Inside Balthazar, Exploring Spanish Cuisine

    Kate McCaffrey and Melina Macall join us to discuss their Syria Supper Club. The club began in 2015 as a Christmas Eve dinner for Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq, but has grown into a fundraiser with 30 cooks. Author Reggie Nadelson joins us to discuss the history of the SoHo brassiere Balthazar, and what it's like to work inside of a restaurant that serves more than half a million meals a year. She will be joined by the restaurant's executive chef, Shane McBride. The lionfish is an invasive species harming coral reefs across the world. We'll hear from three people with diverse backgrounds about how they're trying to address the issue by putting lionfish on the menu. Our latest Please Explain is all about the variety and enduring creativity of Spanish food, including Basque food. We'll be joined by Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero, New York City-based chefs and owners of Txikito, which is New York's only Basque restaurant.

    This episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show" is guest hosted by Deb Perelman. Perelman is a self-taught home cook, photographer and creator of SmittenKitchen.com. Her first book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children, and is currently at work on her second cookbook, which is due out this fall.


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