It's the high season of fresh produce, and what better time to think about the French art of preserving with Georgeanne Brennan, author of The Glass Pantry. Georgeanne spends half the year in Provence and brings a different approach—French-inspired small batches of treasures that take little time to produce. How about recipes for pears pickled in Merlot and folie of fall fruits? Both are guaranteed to bring a spark of elegance to your holiday table. That classic autumn smell is in the air for our roadfood experts, Jane and Michael Stern, but it's not from burning leaves—it's those roasting chilies along Route 76 between Taos and Santa Fe! We're traveling with Bill Penzey, owner of Penzey's, Ltd., on an adventure to the Spice Islands; Marilyn from Minneapolis tries to Stump the Cook, and our grocery guru, Al Sicherman, has some insights into America's beef crisis.
Broadcast dates for this episode:
September 6, 1997