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Listen to the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze on WNPR radio Thursdays at 3pm and 9pm, and Saturdays at noon.

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Listen to the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze on WNPR radio Thursdays at 3pm and 9pm, and Saturdays at noon.

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Fearless Foodies!

By Katie Joy B. - Jul 02 2019
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A talented host, fascinating guests, and engaging chat make the Food Schmooze podcast a MUST listen! Even if you're not a foodie, you're sure to enjoy the conversation! Thanks for putting out such a great show Faith - keep up the great work!

Food schmooze is great

By Nickname85839 - Jan 13 2016
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Great show, I love Anthony as the cocktail correspondent!

iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
35
8
2
2
3

Fearless Foodies!

By Katie Joy B. - Jul 02 2019
Read more
A talented host, fascinating guests, and engaging chat make the Food Schmooze podcast a MUST listen! Even if you're not a foodie, you're sure to enjoy the conversation! Thanks for putting out such a great show Faith - keep up the great work!

Food schmooze is great

By Nickname85839 - Jan 13 2016
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Great show, I love Anthony as the cocktail correspondent!
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Faith Middleton Food Schmooze

Latest release on Jul 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Secret to Great Barbecue Ribs, Burgers & More (Rebroadcast)

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The key to great barbecue is layering flavors. Steven Raichlen tells you how to do it with recipes for sauces, rubs, and marinades. Get ready for burgers, ribs, and more. Plus, a CT restaurant serves a soft-shell crab BLT that gets raves, and Amy Dickinson of Wait. . .Wait Don’t Tell Me!® and the “Ask Amy” column describes her early life on a dairy farm and her mother’s cooking. Finally, we’re happily surprised by Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Bianco, a white wine that actually pairs with the spice and heat of our new favorite barbecue burger.

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May 27 2020

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Rank #2: Bloody Mary Recipes + The Ultimate Avocado Toast (Rebroadcast)

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It’s a Bloody Mary Party! We’re celebrating everybody’s favorite brunch cocktail with recipes for the Classic Bloody Mary, as well as some sweet and savory spins. Brian Bartels, author of the book, The Bloody Mary, shares recipes for a Barbecue Bloody Mary and the wild PB&J Bloody Mary. Inspired, Faith creates a Puttanesca Bloody Mary with a spicy vodka from Waypoint Spirits in Bloomfield, CT. And Alex Province pours a rich white rhone, a $14 Clos des Lumières L’eclat that we fell in love with. Plus, one of our favorite farmers and cooks, Susie Middleton (formerly of CT), shares recipes from her cookbook, Simple Green Suppers.

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May 20 2020

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Rank #3: Ina Garten Helps You Cook Like a Pro at Home

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New York Times bestselling author and host of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, returns to The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® to dish about her latest cookbook, Cook Like a Pro. Nobody throws a dinner party like Ina, so along with recipes you know will work, Ina shares all the tips and tricks she’s learned over the years from masters in the food world for feeding and entertaining friends and family. You don’t have to be a chef to create dishes that impress. Cook with confidence! Ina’s got your back. Plus, we share news about local foodie events and sip a $20 Prosecco you’ll want on your holiday table.   

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Oct 30 2018

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Rank #4: Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Finale + Grilling Expert Jamie Purviance

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Faith starts the show with a special announcement and reminisces about favorite past shows and guests. Then, Faith and the gang get grilling tips and techniques from grill master Jamie Purviance. Jamie’s latest book is Weber’s Ultimate Grilling. For newbie grillers, we’ll start with some basics, and work our way up. Think: weeknight steak and chicken recipes, plus a grilled banana split for dessert. Grill tips galore!

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Nov 21 2019

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Rank #5: Recipes & Ideas for Weeknight Dinners on the Fly

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Here’s the scenario: It’s a busy weeknight—you can’t stop at the market on your way home. What are you making for dinner? This week, we’re musing about our favorite weeknight meals pulled together from what’s in the fridge, cabinets, and pantry. Are you well-stocked with rice, beans, canned tomatoes, and spices? Do you have a great tomato sauce you can turn into three different meals? If not, we’ve got a recipe for you! Cookbook author Pam Anderson joins the party with her updated classic, How to Cook Without a Book. Plus, we’re sharing Domaine La Font de Notre Dame, a beautiful $20 red wine from the Rhône region of France. And Faith discovers that One-Ingredient Ice Cream recipe online.  

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Mar 21 2019

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Rank #6: The Instant Pot Bible: Recipes & Strategies for Every Model

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You asked for it, and we’ve got it for you: a Food Schmooze® hour dedicated to the Instant Pot sensation. Why have home cooks put their slow cookers aside and jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon? (Even Faith has one now!). Bruce Weinstein, co-author of the blockbuster cookbook, The Instant Pot Bible, explains why Instant Pots have staying power and shares recipes for every size and model of Instant Pot. If you have an Instant Pot, do not miss the chance to get a copy of The Instant Pot Bible and support The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® at the same time. For a gift of $6 a month or a one-time gift of $72 to Connecticut Public Radio, we will send you The Instant Pot Bible. With 350 recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts, you’ll never be at a loss for what to cook in your Instant Pot again. You may even be inspired to get an Instant Pot, if you’re not one of the five million people worldwide who already have one.  

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Apr 18 2019

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Rank #7: Slow Cooker Apple Butter, Plus Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes (Rebroadcast)

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What little things can you do to make the grocery store checkout line move faster? Faith has some tips. And, it’s apple season! Make a super simple apple butter in the slow cooker. Plus, in this favorite from the archive, cookbook author Charlotte Druckman shares recipes for your cast-iron skillet.

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #8: Ina Garten Helps You Cook Like a Pro at Home (Rebroadcast)

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New York Times bestselling author and host of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, returns to The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® to dish about her cookbook, Cook Like a Pro. Nobody throws a dinner party like Ina, so along with recipes you know will work, Ina shares all the tips and tricks she’s learned over the years for feeding and entertaining friends and family. You don’t have to be a chef to create dishes that impress. Cook with confidence! Ina’s got your back. Plus, we sip a romantic $20 Prosecco you'll want to try.   

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Feb 12 2020

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Rank #9: Perfect Mashed Potatoes + Recipes & Ideas for Leftovers (Rebroadcast)

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Faith and the gang have ideas for reinventing Thanksgiving leftovers in this favorite from the archive, and Chris Prosperi explains step-by-step how to make perfect mashed potatoes. Plus, food writer and cookbook author Julia Turshen shares recipes—including roast turkey breasts and sheet-pan stuffing—from her book Now & Again.

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Nov 13 2019

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Rank #10: Recipes for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving (Rebroadcast)

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It’s our favorite time of year! Time to talk turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and wines to go along with Thanksgiving dinner. What are your Thanksgiving food traditions? What do you do to freshen up your holiday meal every year? We’re sharing ideas and stealing tips from Chris Prosperi, a man who makes Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of people every year. We’re big believers in stress-free holidays, so we’ve asked Lucinda Scala Quinn to share her “Straight-Talk Turkey” recipe, which is about the simplest bird you’ll ever roast. Plus, in this favorite from the archive, Faith offers up a make-ahead Shrimp and Pineapple Salsa Wrap to sub in for the rich appetizers you normally put out before the feast. Why overwhelm people? Recipes for Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes, Buttery Spice Poached Pears, an easy weeknight Trout, and a juicy $12 Pinot Noir to serve all through the holidays—all coming your way. Let’s get this holiday party started!

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Nov 06 2019

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Rank #11: Smashed Cheeseburgers, Three Fantastic Wines & More

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Alex Province makes smashed cheeseburgers at home for a crowd with a clever hack, and Faith and the gang taste three phenomenal wines (all available in our region!) from the portfolio of Rosenthal Wine Merchants. Plus, neuroscientist Rachel Herz shares findings from her fascinating book, Why You Eat What You Eat. We’re also sharing our thoughts on “massaged kale” and revealing the brand of Basmati rice Cooks Illustrated magazine declares best. This week’s shout-outs: Story and Soil Coffee and Capital Ice Cream. If you haven’t been to the Frog Hollow neighborhood in Hartford to check them out yet, fix that.

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Sep 12 2018

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Rank #12: Treasured Cookbooks, New Haven BBQ + Dr. Aaron Carroll's Bad Food Bible (Rebroadcast)

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In 2019, we celebrated the opening of Bear’s Smokehouse in New Haven. Listen back to Jamie McDonald and Jason Sobocinski describe their plans for the BBQ joint and biergarten. Cheer them on, knowing they’re feeding local heath care workers and first responders right now. Have you ordered take out yet this week? Plus, Dr. Aaron Carroll dispels myths about diet soda, red meat, coffee, and alcohol.

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May 13 2020

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Rank #13: Mother’s Day Ideas + Recipes from Red Truck Bakery Cookbook (Rebroadcast)

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People drive hours out of their way to experience the Red Truck Bakery in rural Virginia. Now you can make Brain Noyes' gold-standard recipes at home. The Red Truck Bakery Cookbook is filled with Brian’s stories (he’s a natural storyteller) and recipes you’ll want to make for friends and family—or President Obama, should you want to bake his favorite pie (he’s a fan!). Brain joins the party to share some of the stories behind the cakes and pies that have made him a household name. 

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May 06 2020

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Rank #14: Local Hot Spots + Recipes that Celebrate New England (Rebroadcast)

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The gang shares more restaurant hot spots (shout-outs to Old Wethersfield Country Store, Taste of China, ON20, Heirloom, Pierre's, Forbidden City Bistro, and more!) And Alex Province introduces Saumur, a lovely French white wine under $20. Fresh, with the right amount of acidity, it somehow worked with short ribs. Plus, Boston-based chef Matt Jennings joins the party to talk about his new cookbook celebrating New England, Homegrown. Get Matt’s recipes for Milk-Braised Chicken with Spiced Rice, Short Ribs with Moxie Beans, and a phenomenal Chocolate Beet Cake with Chocolate-Orange Glaze.

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Jan 23 2019

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Rank #15: Cooking (and Cleaning!) with Baking Soda, Plus Modern Jewish Cooking (Rebroadcast)

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In this blended favorite from the archive, Faith and the gang reminisce about a fabulous meal they shared in New Haven. Check to see if your favorite restaurant is offering curbside pick-up! Plus, Faith talks to author Suzy Scherr about cooking and cleaning with baking soda. And, doesn’t a comforting bowl of Matzo Ball Soup sound good right about now? Faith talks to Leah Koenig about her book, Modern Jewish Cooking, and the recipes Leah’s updated while honoring tradition.

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Mar 25 2020

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Rank #16: Meatless Mains, Plant-Based Meats & A Food-Friendly Malbec (Rebroadcast)

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What’s your go-to on Meatless Mondays? Faith and chef Chris Prosperi dream up a panko-crusted Portobello mushroom burger with Gruyere melting down the sides. If you’re ready to eat less meat, but not ready to give up meaty textures, author Robin Asbell, a plant-based eater herself, shares recipes and ideas from her cookbook, Plant-Based Meats.

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Apr 15 2020

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Rank #17: Grilling with Mark Bittman + Pure, Local Ice Cream (Rebroadcast)

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Mark Bittman joins the party with tips and recipes from his cookbook, How to Grill Everything. Think: the perfect steak, a whole chicken, and veggie “stacks.” Chris Prosperi introduces us to a sparkling rose in a can (and we loved it!). Plus, Netta Hadari—a New Haven local—makes phenomenal ice cream from pure ingredients. Netta’s business, an ice cream cart (peddled around on a tricycle), is called What Is Real? Ice Cream. We’ll take a triple scoop!  

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Jun 12 2019

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Rank #18: Dorie Greenspan + Spices That Make Great Gifts (Rebroadcast)

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Dorie Greenspan joins the party to talk about her cookbook, Everyday Dorie, in this favorite from the archive. Wouldn’t you love to cook like Dorie every day? Dorie shares recipes for Mediterranean Shepherd’s Pie, Bourbon-Roasted Pork Loin, and the most beautiful Triple-Layer Cranberry Cake you’ve ever seen. It’s a holiday showstopper. Plus, Faith and the gang respond to listener Jeffrey Fischer’s request for spices that would make great gifts. Dorie shares a few favorite gift ideas, too. There’s her Lemon Goop and beautiful cards by the California artist, Aliza Sokolow. Aliza hits the Santa Monica Farmers Market and starts snapping.

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Dec 09 2019

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Rank #19: Back Pocket Pasta + How to Prep Artichokes (Rebroadcast)

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Pull together the most delicious weeknight pastas from pantry staples and a few fresh ingredients. Food writer Colu Henry shares recipes and tips from her cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta. Plus, in this favorite from the archive, Faith and chef Chris Prosperi explain everything you ever wanted to know about how to get to the heart of an artichoke.

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Apr 29 2020

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Rank #20: Brain Food: Strategies and Recipes for Optimum Brain Health (Rebroadcast)

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This week, we’re revisiting Faith’s conversation with neuroscientist and nutritionist, Dr. Lisa Mosconi. Dr. Mosconi shares fascinating research along with strategies and recipes for eating for optimum brain health. Studies are beginning to show that it IS possible to improve memory and prevent cognitive decline—at any age—and it starts with what you eat.

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Dec 12 2018

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