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Basilica Hudson, in partnership with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) will host the first READ & FEED this Saturday, July 30th. The event brings together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature.

This inaugural “mini-festival” will feature panel discussions bringing together writers, farmers and chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations, a marathon reading of John Cage Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), and a marketplace featuring more than twenty small press publishers and artisanal food makers, plus spectacular eats and drinks.

Here to tell us more are: Jeffrey Lependorf, CLMP’s Executive Director; Lisa Pearson, publisher of Siglio Press and the John Cage Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse); and Michael Albin, proprietor of Hudson Wine Merchants.

  Chef/restaurateur/cook book author and Emmy-winning host of Public Television’s Lidia's Kitchen and Lidia’s Italy, Lidia Bastianich will be at Proctors in Schenectady, NY this Friday at 8pm.

The best-selling author is a beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions throughout the world. Her multiple culinary endeavors have married her two passions in life – her family and food. Her most recent book is  Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian Cook.

Nancy Fuller - host of  Farmhouse Rules - the #1 in-kitchen show on the Food Network will talk about America's yearnings for authentic comfort food & sign copies of her new cookbook in a pair of upcoming events in the region. She will be at the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Claverack Library on Monday at 7 p.m.

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We have two expert cooking instructors in the studio today. Sharon Masciocco of The Big Table Cooking Company is here, as is Chef Instructor John Winnek of The Market Bistro Cooking School.

    

  Let me read you some tasty recipe names: Slow-Cooked Dopple Bock BBQ Meatballs and American Wheat Beer Steamed Clams, as well as Crawfish Bordelaise, Roasted Pheasant, Chopped Reuben Salad, Beermosas, and Pineapple Brown Sugar Pale Ale Cupcakes.

According to our next guest, the food you eat should be just as delicious as the beer you drink and award-winning beer journalist John Holl captures the best of the brewery and brewpub menus in his latest book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook. The 155 recipes cover breakfast to dessert, with vegetarian and gluten free options along with soups, seafood and more.

    America's Test Kitchen on PBS is one of the most popular cooking shows on television today. Host and founder Christopher Kimball brings a live, behind-the-scenes experience of the world of America's Test Kitchen to fans around the country. Kimball is on a never-ending quest to answer the question, "What is good cooking all about?" Dan Souza from America's Test Kitchen will be joining Chris on stage for demos, tests and more!

  The holiday season is upon us, and today we’ve got two guests who are sure to have some suggestions on how to spice up your holiday cooking!

Chef Ric Orlando
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Thanksgiving is upon us, and today we’ve got a guest who is sure to have some suggestions on how to spice up your holiday cooking. From your plate to your airwaves – today we’re pleased to welcome Chef Ric Orlando, chef-owner of new world home cooking company in Saugerties, New York and chef-manager of New World Bistro Bar in Albany.

Chef Ric Orlando
http://www.ricorlando.com

The Fourth of July is upon us, and today we’ve got a guest who is sure to have some suggestions on how to spice up your holiday cook outs and barbecues.

from your plate to your airwaves – today we’re pleased to welcome Chef Ric Orlando, chef-owner of New World Home Cooking Company in Saugerties, New York and Chef-Manager of New World Bistro Bar in Albany. WAMC's Patrick Donges hosts.

You can get more information on Chef Ric Orlando, New World Home Cooking, New World Bistro Bar, and recipes online at www.ricorlando.com.

We’re talking about a subject close to all of our hearts and stomachs today, food, and specifically how to prepare food in tasty and exciting ways.

Rachael Ray

Apr 18, 2013

    Rachel Ray is a nationally syndicated host of the Rachael Ray Show as well as a food network superstar. She is best known for her 30 minute meals, her many cookbooks, magazine and other television programs.

Rachael Ray has become a staple of both cable and syndicated television it all began at WRGB in Schenectady, New York when she started the 30 minute meal segment more than a decade ago she would regularly appear here in WAMC and cook for us.

She would come in and make burgers, jambalaya and chicken stirfry. During one program, a food network executive was listening, heard her and a few weeks later she went on to sign a huge contract with the food network and later get a syndicated talk show with Oprah Winfrey's company.

Two years after her great success, E! entertainment television did an E True Hollywood Story on Rachael and asked me if I would take part. It was the last time I actually saw Rachael Ray. This past weekend, I got to catch up with her while she's on spring break from her show and spending time in this region, a region she calls home. We reminisced about our time on the radio and of course about the E True Hollywood Story.

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  Different Drummer’s Kitchen Company has three locations in our listening area: Albany, NY and Lenox and Northampton, MA.

In addition to providing a resource for home cooks and professional chefs to acquire equipment for their culinary tasks, the Albany and Northampton locations also host cooking classes in a number of specialties including Cake Decorating, Beginning Sushi, and Homemade Pasta.

Virginia Rhinehart, the Cooking School Coordinator from Different Drummer’s Kitchen in Albany and she joins us now to tell us more about Different Drummer’s Kitchen cooking school and to tell us about some time saving kitchen gadgets. 

Abigail Dodge - Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets

Jan 16, 2013
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There’s just something about having that perfect single serving of sweet goodness in a neat package, like a cupcake. But if you’re sick of the same old cupcakes and cookies, and want to add some spice to your desserts, we have the perfect cookbook for you. Abigail Johnson Dodge has created some delectable recipes for her book Mini Treats & Hand-held Sweets.

Jack Bishop - The Science of Good Cooking

Jan 14, 2013

In the past decade a resurgence has occurred in the family home, as more people have become foodies and broadened their palates as they experiment with newly available ingredients. Jack Bishop is the editorial  director of America’s Test Kitchen, and has helped put together everything we’ve wanted to know about The Science of Good Cooking to make sure those newly tweaked recipes are up to snuff. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke about the new cookbook, and how just because he’s an editorial director, doesn’t means he’s not hands-on in the kitchen.

Yankee Magazine Recipe Extrvaganza

Nov 21, 2012

Amy Traverso is the Lifestyle Editor for Yankee Magazine and she joins us to talk about The Apple Lover's Cookbook and Yankee's Lost & Vintage Recipes

Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well

Nov 21, 2012

From one of America’s finest food writers, the former restaurant critic for The New York Times, comes a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving dinner—preparing it, surviving it, and pulling it off in style. We welcome Sam Sifton and speak with him about his book, Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well.

The Great American Cookbook

Nov 21, 2012

Kelly Alexander is a longtime editor at Saveur magazine, has written for The New Republic, Food & Wine, and The New York Times. She joins us to talk about The Great American Cookbook: 500 Time-Tested Recipes: Favorite Food from Every State.

Missy Chase Lapine - Speedy Sneaky Chef

Apr 10, 2012

Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine added a few more vegetable here, and some fruit there to our everyday recipes and voila! Meals with all the vitamins and nutrients kids (and adults) need, without the complaints.

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