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First Aired - 02/17/2011 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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To celebrate President's Day, Linda invites author and former visiting White House Chef Jack Hanny to the studio to talk about his latest book, "Secrets from the White House Kitchens". Jack goes into the history of cuisine at the Oval Office, chronicling everything from JFK's favorite clam chowder, to FDR's nightmares with former chef Henrietta Nesbit. Learn more about the tastes of presidents past on an entertaining an informative episode of A Taste of the Past. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. For more information visit www.surryfarms.com

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR, he had a woman cook in the White House, Henrietta Nesbit, FDR was used to good food, he was from the Hudson Valley, she fed him the same thing every day, FDR hated her, he loved Martha Washington's crab soup, most presidents eat what is in front of them, hot dogs, Harry S Truman, he was a farmer, had simple tastes, hamburger soup, Ronald Reagan, his favorite dish was macaroni and cheese, Andrew Jackson was well known for bringing a huge wheel of cheddar cheese to a dinner, rowdy parties at the White House, Reagan had a ton at jelly beans for his inauguration, the Navy always ate well, The Eagle House, Williamsville, suburb of Buffalo, 184 years old, 1st hotel license and 2nd liquor license in New York State, http://www.secretsfromthewhitehousekitchens.com/,

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First Aired - 01/23/2011 04:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Burning Down the House debuts at it's new time slot - now airing live every Sunday at 4:30PM EST. Tune in this week as Curtis is joined by special guest Steve Fuchs and friends of the show Roderick L Knox & Caroline Bailey. Together they embark on a conversation that revisits the old form/function debate, with a twist - Steven Fuchs's idea of "Formtion". The gang goes on to explore the idea of monuments as architecture, imagery in Church design and the significance of the tallest buildings. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch - the nations largest single source supplier of grassfed and grass finished beef. For more information visit www.hearstranch.com

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Steve harvested tangerines today, it's 20 degrees in New York, does form follow function?, Sir Banister Flight Fletcher, Vincent Scully, William Barrett, Joseph Campbell, decadence of culture, decay, decrepitude, development of architectural expressions, minimalism, is it our new mannerism?, architecture is the art of decoration, embellishing utility, embellishing logic, to make things beautiful takes a specific talent, design vs decoration, stretching the truth, monumental myopia, stevefuchs.blogspot.com, nature or nurture, form and function are synonymous, can sculpture be architecture?, monuments as sculpture or architecture?, architecture functions, sculptures are free to leave out human accommodation all together, form follows philosophy, architects solve problems, Cooper Union Building, some art is monumental, installation art, sculpture can be architectonic,

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First Aired - 09/24/2009 08:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Curtis B. Wayne discusses the influence of trains and the rail on 18th, 19th and 20th century New York City with Oliver E. Allen, Fred Allen, and Debra Allen. http://burningdownthehouse-radioarchitecture.blogspot.com/
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Roberta's Restaurant, masters of chaos, rail, West Side, locomotive, wood burning locomotives on the streets, 7 to 8 feet long steam engines, before the tunnels, rail heads all in New Jersey, Liberty State Park, Jersey Shore full of freight yards, flat boats, all food brought by boat to the city, the Chelsea Market, piers with rails, Trump City, railroads were making less money in the 30's, slow food movement, in front of every engine was a cowboy, Livingston, Jon Stevens, Fulton not a promoter, invent the submarine, Oliver E. Allen, Fred Allen, Debra Allen, Manhattan, peers made of flexible wood, the mechanism crumbles, two original rail lines, Chambers Street is one of the first railroad hubs built in the 1850's, Samuel F.B. Morris, Fulton is a jack of all trades, Tenth Ave Rail System, New York Central, Hudson River Railroad, trains ran on the street, Grand Central had three facelifts, Vanderbilt Ferries, pier fires are why there are fire boats,

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