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Sublime Ketchup from Chef Michael Anthony

Dec 17, 2016 | From the kitchen of Rose in Radio


I have been a lover of ketchup since I was a little girl and my grandmother served me spaghetti with ketchup and butter, thinking it was like the tomato sauce which she saw our Italian neighbors preparing. I never dreamed one could make real ketchup at home. But when I ordered the hamburger special at Gramercy Tavern, in New York City, it was served with the best ketchup I had ever tasted and I learned that it was the creation of executive chef Michael Anthony (one of my top favorite chefs). I immediately begged for the recipe.

Chef Michael's ketchup is a world apart from even the best bottled store-bought variety. It is a brilliant blending of ingredients--less sweet, more vibrant, and far more complex. You will see why when you look at the ingredient list. It takes time, and attention, especially when cooking down the sauce so as not to scorch the reducing juices, and you'll need a food mill to achieve the classic silky consistency, but boy is it worth it! For me there is no going back.

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WQXR Nutcracker Sweets Annual Holiday Posting

Dec 10, 2016 | From the kitchen of Rose in Radio


I taped these radio segments with host Naomi Lewin of WQXR in December of 2010. When she invited me to do the show it was because she was familiar with my book. Coincidentally, I danced in George Ballenchine's second production of the Nutcracker Suite, pictured in the above photo.

Rose's Christmas Cookies

What she didn't know at the time was that as a little girl I was a toy soldier in George Ballanchine's second production of The Nutcracker Suite at City Center in New York. Doing this show was like a revisit to my past!

It was such a delightful concept, choosing themes from the "sweets" in Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite ballet, talking about the history of the ingredient, recipes, and then the unforgettable music, that I promised myself to post the link to this show every December as a special holiday present to all of you. Enjoy!

PS Naomi generously gave me a present of her home-baked cookies and my favorite, a family heirloom from her grandmother Hanna Gaertner called Dattelkonfekt (Date Confections), The recipe now graces my newest book, The Baking Bible.






Martha Stewart Live Radio Show: Baking Bible Tour Finale, part 17

Apr 15, 2015 | From the kitchen of Rose in Radio


Our six weeks of touring concluded just about where we started--New York City. We left extra early to be sure to arrive at the Martha Stewart New York studios well ahead of time given the variables of traffic on route 80 and arrived so early we headed straight to the reasonably close by Doughnut Plant for doughnuts and coffee.
They claim to be creator of the world's first crème brûlée doughnut, which quickly became the Doughnut Plant's signature, and also square jellied filled doughnuts. They now even have shops in Japan.



The engaging manager enjoyed telling us about the doughnuts and, as a self-proclaimed dessert lover, looking through our new "Baking Bible."


My dear friend Martha had recently made one of my cupcake recipes on her television show, so I was looking forward to an unstructured live radio conversation with her on her Sirius Radio Show. I had been on several times in the past with her radio host Lucinda Scala Quinn. But when we arrived at the studio we were informed that Martha had the flue.

We also learned that I was to share the air time with another cookbook author, Carol Barrow. We were both delighted to make her acquaintance. Her wonderful book, "Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving" on canning and preserving was released just after ours. She brought along several of her homemade preserves for all of us to enjoy.


Lucinda, who had moderated my 92nd Y event just a few weeks ago, and had read my book cover to cover, stepped in for Martha. We briefly talked about "The Baking Bible" and then went on to discuss my thoughts and tips for solving common baking problems, after which Lucinda opened up the phone lines for me to answer caller's questions from Delaware to California. The time went all too quickly with the lively array of questions.

With our final event completed for the year, we decided to celebrate with an excellent lunch at the nearby Trestle on Tenth. We toasted over wine and enjoyed sharing the Brook Trout with Chanterelles and Roasted Cauliflower, followed by a perfectly cooked to rare and delicious Dry aged Beef Burger with exquisitely crispy and flavorful shoestring French fries, dusted with paprika.



A grand finale to an amazingly successful and enjoyable tour filled with events, old friends and new, family, bloggers, radio hosts, and culinary professionals.
More events, however, are already slated for next year from Dallas to upstate New York to mile high Denver. We are grateful to the brilliant team at our publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for their support and creative ingenuity.

Edible Radio Podcast for The Baking Bible

Nov 28, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Radio


Kitchen Workshop host Mary Reilly, editor and publisher of Edible Pioneer Valley Radio, was a delight to meet over a phone interview. Click here to listen to an informative and dynamic discussion about the Baking Bible, recommendations and tips for holiday baking, and for one of my top favorite recipes from the book: The Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Tart.

Publisher's Weekly Radio Podcast

Nov 10, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Radio

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Thursday of last week I had a great time doing an interview on radio with my dear friend Nancy Weber's daughter Rose Fox and Co-host Mark Rotello. Click on this link. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did participating.

Food Schmooze

Feb 28, 2012 | From the kitchen of Rose in Radio

When Rose's Heavenly Cakes was published three years ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Faith Middleton's radio show. Last week the audio rebroadcast to the show in addition to the written text appeared on her website. It is one of the best reviews I've ever had so I wanted to share it with you.

Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze

Cookie Baking Tips on Fox Radio Network

Dec 25, 2011 | From the kitchen of Rose in Radio

Merry Christmas and still Happy Hannuka! Here's a special little holiday treat:

Radio host Lilian Woo invited me to offer some tips for cookie baking. Click here for the broadcast!

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