Archive for December 2014

Meatless Monday (podcast)

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Mondays are like the New Year’s Day of each week. It’s when we resolve to do better and to be better at…well…whatever. And for some, that may mean eating less meat for personal health and planetary health.



Grilled Cauliflower, Thai Chili Sauce, Sweet Potato Puree

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

A carnivore, vegetarian and vegan all walked into a dinner party. Sounds like the beginning of a joke — or disaster. But that’s a likely scenario given today’s varied diet preferences. Avert disaster with t hyis delicious dish from Vegetarian Dinner Parties by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein.



Tips for Going Meat Free

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: show tips, the show

If you’ve been omnivorous your entire life, it could be difficult to remove animal protein from your diet cold turkey (no pun intended).



Peggy Neu, Monday Campaigns

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Peggy Neu impressed at 2011’s inaugural SXSW Eco Conference in Austin, Texas, where she told attendees about the Monday Campaigns, and in particular, Meatless Mondays.



Recipe: Asparagus Spears, Pickled Radicchio

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

Ever the side dish, never the meal: Asparagus is the bridesmaid of vegetables, but always welcome at the party. Perhaps best of all, this spiky but straightforward starter can be made well in advance.



Tips for a Great Dinner Party

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Mark Scarbrough is the writing half of the writing and cooking team that includes Bruce Weinstein. Avid dinner party throwers, they know a few things about food challenges among guests and how to be a great host. Mark shares some tips with us, just in time for holiday entertaining (or any time)



Mark & Bruce: Hardest Working Food Writers Nobody Knows

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Avid dinner party throwers, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are perhaps best known as authors of the QVC smash-hit The Great American Slow Cooker Book and the creators of the Ultimate Cookbook series.



Drama-free Dinner Parties (podcast + giveaway)

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

You’ve been thinking about throwing a dinner party for friends and family and you’re a nervous because your guest list includes carnivores, vegetarians and vegans. How do you manage that range? We have the answer.



Recipe: Cocktails for the Holidays

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: beverages, blog, cook something, winter

It’s citrus season, which is a terrific time for making seasonal cocktails. Give the Texas Sipper or the Tito’s Sage Grapefruit Splash from Jack Allen’s Kitchen a try at your next dinner party or holiday gathering.



Tito’s Tips for Tipplers

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Vodka dominates the market at 34% of consumption in the US among spirits drinkers [per the US Beverage Alcohol Forum], and Tito’s vodka is in the mix. I asked Tito Beveridge, master distiller and creator of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, for some tips for tippers on enjoying the spirit responsibly.

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