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- Around Town - 20140702

30:20 minutes (41.66 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Views and comments by Melinda Arndt

- Great Taste - 20140702

60:00 minutes (82.39 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Done.-front coverI admit to feeling a bit intimidated before I picked up the studio phone to call James Peterson.  The first of his fifteen books, Sauces, has a permanent spot on the bookshelf in my office.  He's won seven James Beard awards-the highest official honor for food professionals in North America; tying him with Jacques Pépin for top honors in awards earned.  And I had to tell him the interview wouldn't start on time because someone was still in the studio with the red "Recording" light ablaze.

His warm voice and reply of "That's ok," to my predicament melted my nervousness. We finished recording 35 minutes later, but it took me several hours to come down from the thrill of that discussion.  I hope you enjoy our talk, and it inspires you to cook at home a bit more.

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