Nancy Leson http://www.kplu.org en Waiting for a Table http://www.kplu.org/post/waiting-table <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So how long would </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">you </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">be willing to stand on line for a table at a popular restaurant? Ten minutes? A half hour? Longer? Not </span>KPLU&rsquo;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dick Stein, as he tells Seattle Times food writer Nancy </span>Leson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on today&rsquo;s Food for Thought.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Nancy Leson & Dick Stein 306 at http://www.kplu.org Waiting for a Table Homemade vinegar: For starters, it's easy to do http://www.kplu.org/post/homemade-vinegar-starters-its-easy-do <p>Making your own vinegar is not complicated, thank goodness, but it does require a&nbsp; good starter. <em>Seattle Times </em>food writer, Nancy Leson, tells KPLU's Erin Hennessey how she makes her own red wine vinegar and why it's so special.</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Erin Hennessey & Nancy Leson 7818 at http://www.kplu.org Homemade vinegar: For starters, it's easy to do John Pizzarelli's box lunch serenade http://www.kplu.org/post/john-pizzarellis-box-lunch-serenade <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956597.mp3</p><p>The only difference between John Pizzarelli and a <em>real </em>ham is...</p><p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:14:44 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 951 at http://www.kplu.org John Pizzarelli's box lunch serenade Ugliest cooking pot winner http://www.kplu.org/post/ugliest-cooking-pot-winner <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955367.mp3</p><p>And the winner is...</p><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:24:28 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 907 at http://www.kplu.org Ugliest cooking pot winner The power of sour http://www.kplu.org/post/power-sour <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-953965.mp3</p><p>I like it straight out of the bottle, no ice, no glass.&nbsp; And with apologies to Fast Eddie Felson, I don&#39;t mean JTS Brown bourbon.</p><p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:16:08 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 849 at http://www.kplu.org The power of sour Put them all together, they spell tiramisu http://www.kplu.org/post/put-them-all-together-they-spell-tiramisu <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952635.mp3</p><p>Created for a Medici, it was the dessert of choice for Venetian working girls.</p><p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:31:57 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 805 at http://www.kplu.org Put them all together, they spell tiramisu Leson and Stein put feet in mouth – again http://www.kplu.org/post/leson-and-stein-put-feet-mouth-%E2%80%93-again <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951189.mp3</p><p>Our diets lay bound, gagged and locked in the trunk as Nancy and I sped toward our date with Wretched Excess.</p><p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:49:29 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 744 at http://www.kplu.org Leson and Stein put feet in mouth – again Supermarkets' trading on 'charade of intimacy' http://www.kplu.org/post/supermarkets-charade-intimacy <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946514.mp3</p><p>Have you noticed your local grocery clerk asking you more personal questions of late? "Plastic or paper?" is giving way to "What are your weekend plans?"</p><p>This wicked turn toward what they call a 'charade of intimacy' doesn't sit well with Dick and Nancy. They've had it up to their squeaky shopping carts with faux familiarity!</p><p>And what about those frequent shopper cards that populate your wallet? Are they really 'saving' you money, as you're told at check out?&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:52:01 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 554 at http://www.kplu.org Supermarkets' trading on 'charade of intimacy' Seattle's restless restaurant scene http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-restless-restaurant-scene <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-945427.mp3</p><p>The end (and the beginning!) of the year often marks change in business of all kinds, and the restaurant business is no exception.&nbsp;</p><p>Nancy and Dick lay down the latest on some noteworthy Seattle restaurateurs who have opened - or are about to open - new kitchens. Other famous spots have new names, or new owners. &nbsp;Nancy says look out for:</p><p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:02:58 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 519 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's restless restaurant scene Making mochi to ring in the year http://www.kplu.org/post/making-mochi-ring-year <p>It's the first Food for Thought of 2011, so Nancy and Dick put the spotlight on a little morsel associated with the start of a new year from the Japanese tradition: Mochi making. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:24:24 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 475 at http://www.kplu.org Making mochi to ring in the year Cooking in a power outage http://www.kplu.org/post/cooking-power-outage <p>A lot of folks around these parts lately have become experts at cooking during a power outage. A listener asked Nancy and Dick to offer their own tips on making do when the juice shuts off. &nbsp;</p><p>This week's Food for Thought makes sure your covered when the lights go out.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:18:24 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 443 at http://www.kplu.org Cooking in a power outage 2010's best cookbooks include some local gems http://www.kplu.org/post/2010s-best-cookbooks-include-some-local-gems <p>Picture your favorite cookbook, and how you have come to savor the experience of its splendor.&nbsp; This week’s Food for Thought reveals new favorites that rank in that class, and Nancy and Dick are naming their top picks, &nbsp; in time for Christmas.</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:48:02 +0000 Nancy Leson 412 at http://www.kplu.org 2010's best cookbooks include some local gems Nancy's French Adventures http://www.kplu.org/post/nancys-french-adventures <p>Seattle Times Food Writer Nancy Leson is back from her KPLU Travel Club trip to Paris, where she ate…and ate…and, well, you get the idea. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:01:01 +0000 Dick Stein & Nancy Leson 367 at http://www.kplu.org Nancy's French Adventures Following the Fish http://www.kplu.org/post/following-fish <p>Ever wonder how your favorite restaurants make sure they have the freshest seafood ready to serve to you? Dick and Nancy take you on a journey from the boat (and the airfreight cargo office) to the table, and follow one of the regions top seafood proprietors on this week's Food for Thought. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:57:46 +0000 Nancy Leson & Dick Stein 247 at http://www.kplu.org Following the Fish Nancy's Thanksgiving Hotline http://www.kplu.org/post/nancys-thanksgiving-hotline <p><span class="article-content"><span>Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson and Dick Stein usually get together at the KPLU&nbsp;studios each Tuesday to record Food for Thought -- but given Tuesday's hazardous driving conditions it seemed more prudent for Dick to just get Nancy on the phone for their Thanksgiving chat.</span></span></p><p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:28:30 +0000 Nancy Leson & Dick Stein 210 at http://www.kplu.org Nancy's Thanksgiving Hotline