This week on the Dinner Party Download...
Icebreaker: The Love Language
Stuart McLamb, lead singer of The Love Language, marshals a joke.
Small Talk: Jessica Cohen
Jessica Cohen - writer for the online women's culture magazine "Jezebel" -- tells us about Brooklyn's hippest agricultural crop.
A History Lesson with Booze: The USS Princeton and "The Bloodyberry Fizz"
This week back in 1844, the Navy's first propeller-powered steam ship, the USS Princeton, set sail on a pleasure cruise. On board were U.S. President John Tyler, 350 guests, and "The Peacemaker" -- a 27,000 lb. gun that definitely did not live up to its name. Hear about the havoc it wreaked on passengers that day... then commemorate the carnage with a custom cocktail from award-winning mixologist Todd Thrasher.
Guest of Honor: Gabrielle Hamilton
Celebrated chef Gabrielle Hamilton draws rave reviews for the food at her East Village restaurant, Prune. Now she's garnering praise for her memoir, "Blood, Bones and Butter," tracing her life from idyllic childhood to shattered family to culinary salvation. She tells Brendan about her aversion to fame, her lifetime of dishwashing, and the truth about sweetbreads.
For more of that interview with Gabrielle - and to hear a new tune from Manchester, UK's Star Slinger - download the extended cut of the show at dinnerpartydownload.org.