Julia Turshen

The Plant CollectiveTwo terrific cookbooks share the spotlight on this week's show, and they are both integral parts of the culinary world's social conscience.  First up is The Plant Collective, 50 plant-based holiday recipes curated by Fairfield's own Emily Rose Shaw.  The ebook will be available beginning December 1, and proceeds will benefit The Edible Schoolyard Project established more than 20 years ago by the iconic chef Alice Waters.  

I am very excited as Emily has chosen KRUU and Great Taste as the spot to publicly unveil the cover of the book and discuss the details of the project.  As soon as the URL for the book is live I'll add it to this post so you can order copies for holiday gifts.

Small VictoriesInterviews either click or they don't.  Luckily, most of the time, they flow smoothly.  Some times they flow like they could go on forever.

It was a real pleasure talking with Julia Turshen, and I actually discovered the "why" near the end of our discussion.  Sorry, I can't give the revelation away, but I hope you'll listen and find out for yourself.

Julia has co-authored cookbooks, many for top-notch chefs and cooks like Mario Batali and Dana Cowin, and even the actor, Gwyneth Paltrow.  She even hosted her own radio show for a time, Radio Cherry Bombe, on the Heritage Radio Network.  Small Victories is her first cookbook, and it is an intimately personal tome full of stories that accompany each recipe.