Program 352: Curry Nation; Java Trekker; Open Phones
Release Date: 01-18-2014
The stereotype of bland food in Britain is changing. Actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey tells us how Britain has become a "Curry Nation." Also, the owner of a fair trade coffee company explains the workings of the coffee industry, from the perspective of the growers.
- Actress Madhur Jaffrey, author of "Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation" (Ebury Press) and "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey" (Knopf)
- Dean Cycon, proprietor of Deans Beans and author of "Java Trekker" (Chelsea Green Publishing)
- Madhur Jaffrey posts some her favorite Indian cuisine recipes on her website.
- Madhur hosted a ten-part series called "Curry Nation" on the Good Food channel in Britain.
- Publisher's page for "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey."
- Ms. Jaffrey appeared on Travel with Rick Steves in conjunction with a lecture she gave as part of the Seattle Arts and Lectures series.
- Dean Cycon's coffee business is called Dean's Beans.
- Dean Cycon has written "Java Trekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee."
- There is a short video on You Tube with the background history of Dean’s Beans.
- Dean Cycon gave a regional TED Talk on the topics of "corporations as people."
- Dean Cycon was awarded a United National Leadership Award in 2013. The Huffington Post calls the award the "Nobel Prize of Business" for promoting fair trade.
Program 352 Extra 1 - Actress Madhur Jaffrey is also known for her many helpful cookbooks for Indian food. She tells Rick why mustard seeds are like a "Jeckyll and Hyde" of spices. (runs 1:29)
Program 352 Extra 2 - Dean Cycon, author of Java Trekker, explains what the process is for certifying a coffee grower's operation as "organic," and why that makes for a more flavorful coffee, and what "fair trade" practices means for people in coffee growing countries. (runs 4:23)