Search Results
Hosted By
What-doesn_t-kill-you
Sponsored by
Bonnie
Get ready to go beyond the label as Katy Keiffer explores the world of olive oil on a new episode of What Doesn't Kill You. How has California emerged as an olive region? How can you spot fraudulent olive oil? Guest Dan Flynn, Executive Director of UC Davis Olive Center, helps listeners answer these questions. Dan served as a consultant to the California State Legislature from 1985 to 2004 in a variety of policy areas and is the former owner and manager of an organic farm in the Sierra foothills. Dan received a B.A. in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a M.A in Political Science from Rutgers University. This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.

"We're trying to do for olives what UC Davis did for wine." [01:00]

"What we've found when we analyzed olive oil is that a lot of oil available to consumers here in the US is not meeting the standards of extra virgin. From our view point, there needs to be better methods to analyze quality and the existing standards need to be tightened up." [09:00]

"Olive oil is a fruit juice so freshness is important! One way to determine freshness is the harvest date. In our experience, if a producer cares enough to put a harvest date on the product they usually care about the oil." [29:00]

--Dan Flynn on What Doesn't Kill You


To comment on this episode click here. There are currently Comments

Hosted By
Tasteofthepast
Sponsored by
Fairway
On today's episode of A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio speaks with special guest Mollie Katzen, known throughout the culinary world as one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time. A 2007 inductee into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame—and largely credited with moving plant-based cuisine from the fringe to the center of the American dinner plate—Katzen has been named by Health Magazine as one of The Five Women Who Changed the Way We Eat, and she has been a member of the faculty at Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives, the groundbreaking annual symposium co-hosted by The Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard School of Public Health, since its inception. Today's topic on the show includes the evolution of vegetarian cuisine, and how Mollie has taken the rise of vegetarian popularity to even further heights. Her latest cookbook, The Heart of the Plate, completely reinvents the vegetarian repertoire, unveiling a collection of beautiful, healthful, and unfussy dishes — her “absolutely most loved.” Whether it’s a salad of kale and angel hair pasta with orange chili oil or a seasonal autumn lasagna, these dishes are celebrations of vegetables. Tune-in to learn more! This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

"A lot of vegetarian food isn't actually about vegetables. In some ways it's actually about meat, and how you swap things out." [9:50]

"It's so much easier to make a dish that is focused on the vegetable. It's so enjoyable!" [23:50]

-- Mollie Katzen on A Taste of the Past


To comment on this episode click here. There are currently Comments

Hosted By
Tasteofthepast
Sponsored by
Hearst_logo
In this episode of A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio talks kosher wine with Jay Buchsbaum of the Royal Wine Corp. Tune in to hear Linda and Jay define kosher wine, the history of wine in Israel, the caliber and standards for kosher wine and its place among wine connoisseurs. Forget what you know about Manischewitz; these are some high-quality wines! Listen in as Linda samples three of the wines that Royal Wine Corp. distributes. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"Wine is an integral part of every part of Jewish life- Friday nights, every celebration, etc. And the only grapes were available were of the Labrusca variety, and they need sugar to make them palatable. So that's when the tradition- in fact, it's a new tradition, only 100 years old- of [sweet] kosher wine started."

--Jay Buchsbaum on A Taste of the Past

"The producers invariably want to be judged by the quality of the wine, not whether or not it's kosher. That's first and foremost."

--Jay Buchsbaum on A Taste of the Past


To comment on this episode click here. There are currently Comments

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

PARTNERS
FEATURED EVENTS