The new food magazine Lucky Peach takes an irreverent look at cooking from all over the world. Co-editor Peter Meehan speaks to host David Greene about the first issue, which focuses on ramen â from the noodle shops of Tokyo to the dried and packaged dorm room staple.
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Twenty years ago, Italian food was regarded as cheap, peasant food. Now it’s served on menus worldwide and considered to be one of the healthiest cuisines. Esquire Magazine’s food critic John Mariani chronicles the story of pizza, macaroni and red sauce in How Italian Food Conquered the World.
Three years ago producer Ceil Muller’s husband died unexpectedly. In a sound essay she offers some tips for those who find themselves in such a situation.
[2009-11-04 13:00:00] Do you know how to savor a perfect peach or decode the wine list at an upscale restaurant? Have you eaten street food in a strange new city and lived to tell the tale? We’ll talk this hour with Pim Techamuanvivit, author of "The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy" (Chronicle, 2009).