Three Great American Voices

Three Great American Voices

Mon, 01/02/2012 - 12:00pm

Tune in for three famous voices on everyone's favorite subject - food.

Willa Cather, John Steinbeck, and Julia Child: All loved to eat. In Three Great American Voices, airing Monday, January 2 at 12 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, they share stories of food. Cather wrote about a priest who loved his food more than his flock, and Steinbeck shares a piece about poaching a chicken over a campfire – all with digitally preserved commentary from Julia Child.

From Death Comes for the Archbishop, Michael Belitsos reads a story about a priest who loved his food more than his flock. At the end Julia Child introduces Judy Rodgers, of the Zuni Café in San Francisco, who recreates the recipe for the main course in the story -- a stew that incites calamity. From Cannery Row, Steinbeck's characters poach a chicken over a campfire, in a 5-gallon coffee can. Julia steps in to explain how the boys’ recipe is just like Poule au Pot, the favorite dish of King Henri IV in 15th century France. She introduces Chef Carlo Middione, who  gives practical kitchen advice -- and takes us to Chinatown for Chinese variations on the theme.