What's on DNTO: Oct. 10

It's a food fight! Besides the mashed potatoes, here's what's coming your way:

When have you landed yourself in a fight over food? Sook-Yin takes her mic to the street to find out.

How do you know a relationship is over? Well, maybe it's when your partner starts hurling condiments at you. We'll find out how flying ketchup spelled the end of Nadine Blum's romance.

Nick Purdon looks at the dirty little secret of the community garden…fights! We all know that community gardens are great. They empower people. They produce vegetables for crying out loud! But maybe you didn't know that they are also hotbeds for tension and intrigue. Nick gets the goods from brave gardener Gayla Trail. Gayla has a book coming out this February: "Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces" Also gardening guru Marjorie Harris will add her insights into why gardeners are the most territorial people around.

You're not supposed to fight with your co-workers. But when your co-workers are your family, that can be tough. Jaeny Baik will tell us what she learned working in her parents' restaurant... and how the hot sauce finally pushed her over the edge.

Not every food fight involves victuals flying through the air. Some are aggressive in a much more passive way. Sook-Yin will find out why from Kerry Miller, creator of the Passive Aggressive Notes blog.

One of the things that can make family dinners stressful is a strict father ... especially when he's strict about table manners. That's the kind of dad Mary Luz Mejia had. Until one Thanksgiving dinner when he let his attitudes about food ... fly.

Sometimes, food comes between people on purpose. Rachel Sanders explains how she used food as a weapon.

Can you make peace at the dinner table with a picky eater? Clare Lawlor brings us the answer. (And for more on dealing with picky eaters, check out Emma Waverman's book, Whining and Dining - Mealtime Survival for Picky Eaters and the Families Who Love Them.)

What if your biggest food fight is with yourself? That's been the case for New York Times writer Frank Bruni. A few years ago, he weighed 275 pounds. Then, the Times offered him a job as their top restaurant critic. How has he balanced it?

CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence will tell you how to turn a stuffy wedding into a Animal House-style free-for-all... using nothing more than an ordinary dinner roll.

Sook-Yin will visit the kitchen of singer, musician, and lover of fine food (don't call him "foodie...") Sebastien Grainger, formerly of the dance-punk duo Death from Above 1979. He'll talk about why he loves food and why he isn't a foodie... and play us a live-in-kitchen tune.

Kathryn Borel tells us how she tried to bond with her father over wine... and why it was an epic fail.

And a special programming note: Since it's Thanksgiving, and you're probably going to be at home nursing a turkey hangover, tune in Thanksgiving Day for "Pitching the Turkey," a CBC Radio comedy special featuring Winnipeg's up-and-comingest sketch comedy troupe, Hot Thespian Action. It's produced by the DNTO crew, written and performed by Hot Thespian Action, and is guaranteed not to give you heartburn. Check it out Monday, Oct. 12 at noon (12:30 NT) on CBC Radio One.

And here's this week's playlist:

Abdominal - "Fast Food (Fry Antics)"
Lullaby Baxter - "Cardboard Armoured Car"
Doug Mason - "Poutine Village"
Canned Hamm - "Princes of Poptronica"
Karen O and the Kids - "Rumpus"
Dean Martin - "(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You"
Amy Millan - "Broccoli Song"
The Sugarcubes - "Delicious Demon"
Patrick Watson - "Big Bird In a Small Cage"
Sebastien Grainger - "By Cover of Night" (Live)


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