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“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Apple Soup

Makes About 3 1/2 Cups

Core and chop the apples. Put them in a large saucepan with the water, cider, lemon juice, and sugar. Tie the lemon zest, vanilla seeds and pod, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, nutmeg, clove, and star anise in a piece of cheesecloth and add to the pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and simmer until the apples break down, about 1 hour.

Remove the cheesecloth sachet and strain the soup through a fine strainer, pushing down the solids. Line a strainer with at least 4 layers of cheesecloth and set over a bowl. Strain the soup again and put the refrigerator overnight to clarify.

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.