Family Vacations, Project Smoke, Valiant Ambition

Family Vacations, Project Smoke, Valiant Ambition

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Jul 1, 2016 11:00 pm
  • 1:42:48 mins

Summer Vacations Guest: Susan Rugh, PhD, Professor of History at BYU, Author of “Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations” Somewhere in your memory bank, I bet there’s a golden nugget from a family vacation on the road: kids piled in a car, maybe a camper in tow, eating ice cream at gas stops, parents groaning at the constant “Are we there yet?” questions en route to a national park or the beach or grandma’s house.   Project Smoke Guest: Steven Raichlen, Host of “Primal Grill,” “Barbecue University,” and “Project Smoke” on PBS, Author of “Project Smoke” What says summer more than an outdoor barbecue? Steven Raichlen is a certified barbecue master and host of numerous cooking shows on PBS including “Primal Grill” and “Barbecue University.” “Project Smoke” is the title of his new show and cookbook. We’re not just talking about smoked meat. Would you believe he’s got recipes for smoked ice cream? See, smoking food does not always mean cooking the food. Raichlen’s a big fan of cold smoking, where you basically marinate food in smoke so it picks up the flavor, not the heat.  Barbecue Competition with Steven Reichlen Guests: Steven Raichlen, BBQ Competition Judge; Tara and Brian Winthrop, BBQ Competitors on Team HQO In addition to being a TV host and author, Raichlen is also an official inductee into the Barbecue Hall of Fame and a frequent judge of BBQ competitions. He headed to one right after our interview. The competitors take barbecue to a whole new level with a passion for making the perfect chicken, ribs, and brisket. Valiant Ambition Guest: Nathaniel Philbrick, Author of “Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution” On July 4th, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration in 1776, but independence for the colonists wouldn’t come for another five years. First, the Continental army would need to triumph at Saratoga, endure the harsh winter at Valley Forge, ally with the French and taste the bitter betrayal of heroic army general Benedict Arnold.   Arnold’s treason made him the villain to George Washington’s hero. But the truth, according to master historian and best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick, is that without Benedict Arnold, the colonies likely wouldn’t have one the war. His betrayal galvanized them at a moment when Americans were close to losing it all thanks to their own apathy and self-interest.