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9 May 2012
This week we're taking a break from the serious stuff books and heading into the kitchen!
This Thursday on Woman-Stirred Radio, just in time for Mother's Day award-winning baking
authorityJudy Rosenberg’s famous
Rosie’s Bakeries are a beloved New England institution, her mouthwatering
confections have garnered countless Best of Boston awards, and her legendary
Chocolate Orgasm Brownie is pure gustatory ecstasy.
When it comes to sweet
indulgences, Rosenberg knows that great desserts call for authentic
ingredients: real butter, real cream, real chocolate, and lots of it!!
As a self-taught baker whose
career began in a tiny Boston apartment (every doorknob was coated in chocolate
and the sugar-dusted floor crunched with every step) Rosenberg is a connoisseur
of real homemade flavor and her recipes are easy, crowd-pleasing, and
irresistible. In The Rosie’s Bakery
All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book, Rosenberg offers the
home cook words of encouragement, step-by-step instructions, and helpful tips for
everything from writing on a cake to decorating with fresh flowers to salvaging
a mistake to executing a delicious “end-of-anxiety” pie crust.
Judy Rosenberg opened the Rosie's Bakery in Cambridge, Ma, in 1974. The bakery now has three locations and has won dozens of awards, including Best Bakery Sweets, Best Brownies, best Cakes, Best Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Best Pecan Pie. Judy lives in Newton, MA.
So tune in at 4:15 for a fun conversation with Judy Rosenberg! Want to join the conversation? Call the air-studio at 802.454.7762.
Then at 5:00, I ring up Katie Workman, whose The Mom 100 Cookbook is a pragmatic and fun addition to your cookbook collection written by the founding editor-in-chief of Cookstr.com and a mother
of two. Katie Workman delivers solutions to the 20 most common cooking dilemmas that every
modern mom faces, providing recipes and tips for parents who are so baffled by
their kids’ food preferences that mealtime has become a minefield.
Some of Workman's's suggestions include: The
English Muffin Pizza as a breakfast alternative; lunches
that won’t get tossed or returned; snacks
that don’t come in crinkly bags; entrées to
feed the overnight vegetarian convert; seafood mains
that even fish-o-phobes will embrace: best-shot
vegetable dishes; and the
fudgiest brownies you’ll ever eat . . . made using only one pot!
moms how to crack open the door for the salad rejector and how to make an
enticing entrée with whatever’s in the fridge. Her recipes include brilliant shortcuts,
such as a four-ingredient casserole perfect for family and company, and cooking
flank steak in the broiler—so quick and simple!
wise tips, personal anecdotes, and wry
one-liners sprinkled throughout. Exemplifying the deliciousness of simplicity,
each of her smart, crowd-pleasing recipes masterfully combines basic
ingredients and ingenious techniques for extraordinary results.
Katie Workman knows what it’s like to be a mom in the kitchen, her recipes also include
special Fork in the Road suggestions as well as Make Ahead and What the Kids
Can Do sidebars.
A Fork in the
Road recipe lets you make one basic dish while still catering to different
tastes. Example: Your picky eater is less adventurous with couscous than the
rest of your family. After the couscous is cooked, set aside a portion to be
kept plain, then add the rest of the spices and vegetables to the remaining
Kids Can Do sidebars include ways kids can join in and help prepare the
recipes. Example: When making Corn Chowder, kids can crumble cooled bacon,
smash up cooked potatoes and vegetables, and sprinkle individual portions with
scallions and chives.
recipes are ones you can prepare in advance and store in the fridge or freezer
to eat sometime later—they’re even better than leftovers.
the 100 recipes is complemented by mouthwatering color photographs taken by
Todd Coleman, executive food editor of Saveur
magazine. The result is an attractive, easy to understand, indispensable
resource that every mom will be grateful for every day of the week.
WORKMAN is the founding editor in chief of Cookstr.com. She writes about food
and cooking for websites and magazines, including The Huffington Post, The
Daily Beast, AOL Food, KitchenDaily.com, AARP.com, and New York magazine. She sits
on the board of City Harvest, New York’s leading food rescue nonprofit, and is
an active supporter of Share Our Strength. Katie lives with her husband
and two children in New York City, where she's developed such an open house
reputation that all sorts of friends, neighbors, and families with kids in tow
wind up at her table.
So tune in and listen up to Judy Rosenberg and Katie Workman, two of the best cooks on the East Coast visit Woman-Stirred Radio! Want to join the conversation? Call the air-studio at 802.454.7762.
Woman-Stirred Radio is underwritten by Sinister Wisdom, celebrating 35 years of lesbian-feminist arts and letters. Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live on WGDR 91.1 fm and WGDH 91.7 fm, Goddard College's community radio station located in Plainfield, Vermont.