skip navigation
Support KUOW
The Beat

'The Herbal Kitchen'

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
12/12/2005

"Best American Chef: Northwest" Jerry Traunfeld of the legendary Herbfarm in Woodinville creates meals as theater, and at his own restaurant has created a unique dining experience. In his new book, The Herbal Kitchen, Traunfeld shows all of us how to explore the world of herbal flavor in our own cooking and in our own gardens. Jerry speaks today with Megan Sukys. Also, poet Marjorie Manwaring and Nancy Pearl reviews books.

Today's Featured Music Selection: Ken Benshoof
Composer and pianist Ken Benshoof (BEN-shoff) recently retired from a teaching career at the University of Washington School of Music. He composed some of the earliest pieces written for the Kronos String Quartet and has a musical language that mixes jazz, folk and influences from composers as wide ranging as Scarlatti, Ravel and Gershwin. Ken Benshoof's piano music is featured on a new recording. We'll hear selections from his 24 Preludes and the set called Patti's Parlour Pieces. The music is performed by Seattle based pianist, teacher and artistic director of several Pacific Northwest music ventures, Lisa Bergman. The recording is on the national classical label Albany Records.

Related Links:

  • Ken Benshoof
  • Lisa Bergman
  • Albany Records


  • At 2:05pm - 'The Herbal Kitchen'
    "Best American Chef: Northwest" Jerry Traunfeld of the legendary Herbfarm in Woodinville creates meals as theater, and at his own restaurant has created a unique dining experience. In his new book, The Herbal Kitchen, Traunfeld shows all of us how to explore the world of herbal flavor in our own cooking and in our own gardens. Jerry speaks today with Megan Sukys.

    Related Links:

  • Jerry Traunfeld
  • Lark Restaurant
  • Jerry's recipes from this show


  • At 2:33pm - Marjorie Manwaring
    Marjorie Manwaring reads poems inspired by the Jazz Age, newspaper headlines and the short-lived mayfly. She is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Seattle and is a co-editor of the online poetry journal Switched-on Gutenberg. Her manuscript Minions of the Heart was a finalist in the 2005 Blue Light Press Chapbook Competition, and her manuscript Magic Word was a finalist in the 2004 Floating Bridge Chapbook contest. Recorded at On the House in Capitol Hill as part of the "Reel to Reel" poetry series.

    Related Links:

  • Seattle Poetry Festival


  • At 2:50pm - Book Reviews with Nancy Pearl
    Our weekly session with bibliophile, public radio librarian and author of More Book Lust, Nancy Pearl.

    Related Links:

  • Nancy Pearl's book reviews
  • Nancy Pearl’s podcast
  • 10.18.17

    Schedules

    spacer