cuisine

Iliana Regan is a self-taught chef. She is the founder and owner of the Michelin-starred “new gatherer” restaurant Elizabeth and the Japanese-inspired pub Kitsune, both located in Chicago.

She was a little girl who longed to be a boy, gay in an intolerant community, an alcoholic before she turned twenty, and a woman in an industry dominated by men. She often felt she “wasn’t made for this world,” and as far as she could tell, the world tended to agree.

Ruth Reichl is an award-winning journalist, honored with six James Beard Awards for her journalism, magazine feature writing, and criticism. Her latest book, “Save Me the Plums,” chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine. The book is also a commentary on the revolutionary world of food from 1999 to 2009.

Deanna Fox is an award-winning food and agriculture journalist who writes for the Times Union, The Daily Gazette, USA Today, The Washington Post, Beer Advocate, Eater, The Kitchn and many more.

She is also the owner of Albany Cooking School, which hosts cooking classes inside of Different Drummer's Kitchen in Albany, NY.

This morning she joins us for a bonus Book Picks – her list features all cookbooks.

  For thousands of years, the people of the Jewish Diaspora have carried their culinary traditions and kosher laws throughout the world. In the United States, this has resulted primarily in an Ashkenazi table of matzo ball soup and knishes, brisket and gefilte fish. But Joyce Goldstein is now expanding that menu.

The New Mediterranean Jewish Table is an authoritative guide to Jewish home cooking from North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East. It is a treasury filled with vibrant, seasonal recipes—both classic and updated—that embrace fresh fruits and vegetables; grains and legumes; small portions of meat, poultry, and fish; and a healthy mix of herbs and spices.

  This Thursday, March 27th the International Center of the Capital Region presents Tastes of the World at The Linda in Albany, NY.

There will be sample-sized portions of global food from providers including the Century House, the Chocolate Gecko, Flavors of India, Empanada Llama, Normanside Country Club, R&G Cheesemakers, Terra International Cuisine, the Turkish Cultural Center and Yono's.