09/20/12 - Thursday's Topical Currents is an edition of our popular “Restaurant Roundabout” with Linda Gassenheimer and dining critics from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. Learn about new hot spots and chefs old favorites and best values. Critics Jen Karetnik, Rochelle Koff and Jan Norris will take calls. Plus Fred Tasker gives his wine suggestions. That’s Topical Currents with hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman 09/20/12 at 1pm on 91.3 WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.
09/13/12 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with Miami-Herald obituary writer Elinor Brecher. It takes singular skill and diplomacy to interview family and friends and craft a polished, posthumous profile. Brecher has made it an art. And more: The Jewish New Year begins this weekend and Linda Gassenheimer gets holiday food tips from Chef Hector Morales, of the famed Miami Beach Epicure Market and Café.
09/10/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Jenny Brown, the author of The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight For Farm Animals. She’s a former television documentary producer who once flipped burgers at McDonald’s but now operates the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in upstate New York. She became devoted to the cause of farm animals after working undercover documenting abuse in Texas. Brown promotes a vegan diet.
09/06/12 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with author and gardener Janisse Ray, author of The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution To Save Food. Of the thousands of seed varieties available at the turn of the 20th century, 94% have been lost—forever. And more: Linda Gassenheimer with Irish Chef Darina Allen. The chef runs an Inn and Cookery School in County Cork, and is a popular TV figure.
08/30/12 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with relationship expert Dr. Terri Orbuch. In her book, Finding Love Again, she discusses how to move on after a relationship ends. And more: Linda Gassenheimer with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. An Ethiopian orphan, he was adopted by a Swedish couple at age three.
08/02/12 - In the second half of the program, Linda Gassenheimer with Miami Herald columnist Lesley Abravenel. She’ll give an update on the South Florida social and restaurant scene. Plus, wine columnist Fred Tasker. That’s Topical Currents . .
Diana Abu-Jaber read her essay for Under the Sun about her family’s heritage of hosting guests during the holidays. Here are a few recipes you might want to add to your holiday table. One is more elaborate–perhaps for a host to serve. The other is super simple–perhaps something a guest can contribute to a party. These recipes are from Abu-Jaber’s memoir, The Language of Baklava (Pantheon Books).
For many of us, cooking for a holiday feast or making preparations for a party are well worn and beloved holiday routines. All of that hosting can also be exhausting! Listen to author Diana Abu-Jaber read her essay on her family’s heritage of hosting guests during the holidays.
It’s mango season in South Florida. Thanks to our humid climate and poor soil, this region excels at mango growing – only rivaled by Hawaii. The man who knows most about mangoes in Miami is Dr. Richard Campbell, the senior curator of tropical fruit at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables.
Farm Stores have been a staple of South Florida since the 1950s, when the chain opened its first drive-through store in South Beach. Generations have taken advantage of its convenience, picking up necessities such as milk and eggs and treats such as ice cream. Today, there are 100 stores across South Florida.
Good food and good stories are two of life’s greatest pleasures. I usually write about food at Miami Dish, but today Under the Sun ventures into the culinary world. Last Sunday, I saw Liliane Nerette Louis present at the Historical Museum of South Florida. She is all about good food and good stories; she is both an honored storyteller and a masterful cook.