The Music: New Over Five

    I love all types of music, hence the feast in the title of this program. I also love so much of the new music that has been coming out over the past few years, across a range of different genres. Given that the recipe is absolutely brand new, I thought that it might be interesting to pick out some of my favorite tracks from 2015 through 2019. (I'm saving my choices from 2020 for a later show)
    I feature some of my favorites from pop, alternative, blues, r&b, dance, country, and jazz. But we live in a genre busting time and the music reflects this. There are so many artists - famous and unknown - doing so many innovative or interesting things. And for me, melody is back as it was melodic hooks that first got me as a 6 year old child. It is what keeps me listening to music 60 years later, hours every day.
    The last song by Richard Hawley is one of my favorites, is dedicated to my wife and got a little cut off on the stream. Here is a great video version of it for all you romantics
    BELOW is the player for the on demand version

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      • Phenomenal Woman
        Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk)
        Want You Back
        Stay High
        Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak) [Radio Edit]
        The Valley
        Me & You ◑
        Havana (feat. Young Thug)
        Harry Dean (Mato Version)
        A Trick of the Light
        I Dare You
        Coming on Strong
        How Long Will This Last? (Acoustic)
        Losers (feat. Labrinth)
        Lay It All On Me (feat. Ed Sheeran)
        Georgia
        Show You the Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
        Love in the Neighborhood
        So Caught Up
        Bad News
        Dog Years
        Lover Come Back
        Where To Start
        Standing on My Own
        24 Frames
        What Gave Me Away (feat. Garth Brooks)
        Lost In California
        Black Tears (feat. Jeff Beck)
        Take Me to the Alley
        I Still Want You

      • Laura Mvula
        Christine and the Queens
        HAIM
        Brittany Howard
        MAC MILLER
        Mayer Hawthorne
        HONNE
        Camila Cabello
        Tosca
        Villagers
        The xx
        Jane's Party
        Blossoms
        The Weeknd
        Rudimental
        Tiggs Da Author
        Thundercat
        Tad Robinson
        The Teskey Brothers
        Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers
        Maggie Rogers
        City and Colour
        Lou Doillon
        Max Jury
        Jason Isbell
        Trisha Yearwood
        Little Big Town
        Imelda May
        Gregory Porter
        Richard Hawley

      • The Dreaming Room
        Damn, dis-moi (feat. Dâm-Funk) - Single
        Something To Tell You
        Jaime
        Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak) [Radio Edit] - Single
        Man About Town
        Love Me / Love Me Not
        Camila
        Shopsca (The Outta Here Versions)
        The Art of Pretending to Swim
        I See You
        Tunnel Visions
        Cool Like You (Deluxe)
        Beauty Behind the Madness
        We the Generation
        Georgia - Single
        Drunk
        Real Street
        Run Home Slow
        No Good Deed
        Now That the Light Is Fading - EP
        If I Should Go Before You
        Lay Low
        Max Jury
        Something More Than Free
        Every Girl
        The Breaker
        Life Love Flesh Blood (Deluxe)
        Take Me to the Alley
        Hollow Meadows

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      • Phenomenal Woman
        Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk)
        Want You Back
        Stay High
        Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak) [Radio Edit]
        The Valley
        Me & You ◑
        Havana (feat. Young Thug)
        Harry Dean (Mato Version)
        A Trick of the Light
        I Dare You
        Coming on Strong
        How Long Will This Last? (Acoustic)
        Losers (feat. Labrinth)
        Lay It All On Me (feat. Ed Sheeran)
        Georgia
        Show You the Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
        Love in the Neighborhood
        So Caught Up
        Bad News
        Dog Years
        Lover Come Back
        Where To Start
        Standing on My Own
        24 Frames
        What Gave Me Away (feat. Garth Brooks)
        Lost In California
        Black Tears (feat. Jeff Beck)
        Take Me to the Alley
        I Still Want You

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      • Laura Mvula
        Christine and the Queens
        HAIM
        Brittany Howard
        MAC MILLER
        Mayer Hawthorne
        HONNE
        Camila Cabello
        Tosca
        Villagers
        The xx
        Jane's Party
        Blossoms
        The Weeknd
        Rudimental
        Tiggs Da Author
        Thundercat
        Tad Robinson
        The Teskey Brothers
        Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers
        Maggie Rogers
        City and Colour
        Lou Doillon
        Max Jury
        Jason Isbell
        Trisha Yearwood
        Little Big Town
        Imelda May
        Gregory Porter
        Richard Hawley

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      • The Dreaming Room
        Damn, dis-moi (feat. Dâm-Funk) - Single
        Something To Tell You
        Jaime
        Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak) [Radio Edit] - Single
        Man About Town
        Love Me / Love Me Not
        Camila
        Shopsca (The Outta Here Versions)
        The Art of Pretending to Swim
        I See You
        Tunnel Visions
        Cool Like You (Deluxe)
        Beauty Behind the Madness
        We the Generation
        Georgia - Single
        Drunk
        Real Street
        Run Home Slow
        No Good Deed
        Now That the Light Is Fading - EP
        If I Should Go Before You
        Lay Low
        Max Jury
        Something More Than Free
        Every Girl
        The Breaker
        Life Love Flesh Blood (Deluxe)
        Take Me to the Alley
        Hollow Meadows

    The Recipe: Lamb Fusion Stew

    A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Sue at Duck Creek Farm where I pick up a weekly box of produce through a CSA. (click the link to get to their website). We were sharing recipes and I was telling her about this radio program. She said "Why don't I do a recipe using our produce and then we can share each other's information on our website". So I went home that night and came up with this recipe, influenced by the contents of my box
    I like the idea of having a North African flavoured lamb stew that was fused with some Western stew concepts, like roasted vegetables and pot barley. This is the result of this mix and it is really great. Thanks Sue for the inspiration. I served it on the side with what I’m calling Harissa greens (see instructions below)

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    The Ingredients

      1 onion
      1 garlic
      5 or 6 large leaves of chard
      6-8 small potatoes
      Handful of fresh turnips
      Handful of fresh spring radishes
      2-3 lbs of lamb cubes
      2 TB of chickpea flour
      3 cups of chicken stock
      A selection of dried fruits - figs, raisins, dates
      a handful of pot barley and red lentils
      1/2 tsp tumeric
      1/2 tsp sweet paprika
      1/4 tsp cumin
      1 tsp coriander
      1/8 tsp cinnamon
      Fresh and dried basil, and a little parsley
      Dried sage

    The Instructions

    • Step 1 - Chop and roast root vegetables

        Rough chop of turnips, radishes and potatoes
        Cover liberally in olive oil, dried sage, salt, and pepper
        Roast in a 425 degree oven for 45 minutes
    • Step 2 - Braise Harissa Greens

        Trim turnip and radish greens
        Stew turnip and radish greens slowly for about 45 minutes in stock and a healthy tsp or two of Harissa sauce
    • Step 3 - Chop and Fry Vegetables & Meat

        Measure out all spices before starting
        Roughly chop the dried figs and dates
        Roughly chop onion and garlic
        Trim leaves from chard stocks. Chop stocks as if they were celery
        On medium heat sautee the vegetables
        Trim and cube lamb, if necessary
        Add meat to vegetables, sprinkle with salt and pepper then brown all over
    • Step 4 - Add spices and liquid for braising

        Add chickpea flour to cover meat and cook for 5 minutes
        Add in all of the spices at once
        Add in 3 cups of chicken stock, the pot barley and lentils
        Bring to a boil and then add in the dried fruit
        Turn down once the stew down and simmer covered for about 15 minutes
    • Step 5 - Complete the stew

        Add the chard greens, mix thoroughly, and cook for 5 more minutes
        Take the roast vegetables out of the oven
        Add all of the root vegetables into the stew, mix well, and cook for about 5 more minutes
        Plate, sprinkle on some feta, and serve with the greens