The Splendid Table on AM 1370

Fri, 02/12/2010 - 9:00pm

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Join The Splendid Table for an accessible and delicious introduction to the food of Senegal.

This week we're being introduced to the lush foods of Senegal with Pierre Tham author of Yolele: Recipes from the Heart of Senegal. Jane and Michael Stern are at Sahagun in Portland, OR and we learn the art of cooking on your car engine with Bill Sheller, author of Manifold Destiny.The Splendid Table airs Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m., and again on Sunday, February 14 at 3 p.m.  on AM1370/FM-HD91.5-2.

Yolele! Recipes From the Heart of Senegal

By Pierre Thiam

Situated on the western coast of Africa, Senegal is a multicultural country with culinary influences from all over the world. Author Pierre Thiam grew up in its capital, Dakar, surrounded by bright, flavorful ingredients and passionate home cooks. His debut cookbook celebrates the art of creating family meals using organic, local produce and farm-fresh meats and seafood. An accessible and delicious introduction to the next big thing: African cuisine.

Manifold Destiny

By Bill Sheller

Giving new meaning to the term "fast food".

Rest-stop grade F meat patty? Nah. Nuggets of reconstituted poultry bits? Pass. Deep-fried fish discus? No, really, thanks all the same.

It's time to bid farewell to the roadside meal as you know it. Nearly twenty years ago, Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller opened the world's eyes to the beautym of car-engine gastronomy in the original Manifold Destiny. And now that another generation of both drivers and eaters has emerged, the cult classic is due for an overhaul. In this shiny, spanking-new edition, learn how to make s'mores in your Scion, poach fish in your Pontiac, even bust out a gourmet snack from under the hood of your Escalade.

With step-by-step diagrams, crowd-pleasing recipes, and thorough instructions, now you can turn your car into a kitchen without ever crossing any golden arches. Hilarious, bizarre, and ultimately (seriously!) useful, Manifold Destiny is and always will be an unparalleled original. So, slap a ham steak under the hood of your car, hit the gas, and drive until you reach delicious -- which is in approximately fifty miles, depending on traffic.

Jane and Michael Stern write the monthly column "Two For The Road" for Gourmet magazine, an ongoing, cross-country guide dedicated to ferreting out the best in American food. The Sterns' relentless quest takes them all over the country - checking out the offbeat and often going off the beaten path to places as varied as Mom's Cafe at the crossroads in Salina, Utah, to the foremost knish palaces of New York. The Sterns are the authors of more than 20 books, including Roadfood, Eat Your Way Across the USA, and Chili Nation: The Ultimate Chili Cookbook with Recipes from Every State in the Nation, and also run the Web site roadfood.com.