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It's only fitting to bid farewell to the KRUU era with my former co-host Kathy DuBois and me spending an hour talking about our favorite subject-food.  

Thanks to KRUU and everyone associated with the station for providing the platform for my/our soapbox.  We hope you enjoyed the show.

NOTE:  The LIVE Great Taste shows will continue at Green Building Supply the first Tuesday of every month.  Don't miss out on the fun.  The next show is Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. 

Also, Fairfield Media Center (FMC) will host the ongoing Great Taste weekly show.  Watch for new shows beginning in April on the Great Taste page of the FMC website (www.fairfieldmediacenter.com).

 

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Tuesday night was the monthly LIVE GREAT TASTE show at Green Building Supply. Thinking back over the more than ten years the show has been on the air; it was the first time I have ever hosted and cooked for the entire 60 minutes.  CLICK READ MORE!

Start 2018 off right and take a listen to this week's GREAT TASTE.  The LIVE show at Green Building Supply featured Dr. Dinesh Gyawali who made Ayurvedic kitcheree, and a detox tonic.  Alura Anderson provided vegan chili.  Steve McLaskey explained the significant differences between sprouts and microgreens, and Dan Gorman of Bubbling Brine Brothers lit up our mouths with his homemade probiotic hot sauces.

Lots of tips for a healthy 2018 in this week's broadcast.  Happy New Year and Healthy Eating!

LIVE Great Taste-1-2-2018

Thanks to Green Building Supply, Julie Stumo, Fairfield Media Center and Jason Strong, Everybody's Whole Foods, and all our listeners.

 



  • Wed
    Dec 13
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Dec 15
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Alan Tardi and the Story of Champagne

Alan TardiTwo months ago on a stunningly beautiful October day, my wife and I met Alan Tardi at Agriturismo Il Torriglione in La Morra, a small Piedmontese village in the Langhe.  Il Torriglione sits atop one of the many distinctly rolling hills dotted with grapevines, where the dominant grape is Nebbiolo in this Barolo wine-producing zone.  The Gagliasso family makes the only wines served at the agriturismo and winemaker Luca Gagliasso's mother and sister can be found in the kitchen or greeting hungry patrons on the weekend.

Over a bottle of their Barolo, and through many courses featuring typical Piedmontese cuisine, four hours slipped away unnoticed as we talked of family, especially little girls, wine, and champagne.  Our thanks to Alan for a fantastic afternoon that we will always treasure.

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  • Wed
    Dec 06
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Dec 08
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

GREAT TASTE ITALIAN FEST FROM GREEN BUILDING SUPPLY!!!!!

Great Taste Live at GBSFOOD AND FUN AT GREEN BUILDING SUPPLY!

KRUU's Great Taste radio program was LIVE at Green Building Supply on Tuesday, December 5.  Pete DeCicco and Ed Malloy prepared Italian holiday fare.  The dishes were outstanding with bright, distinctive, and light-up-your-mouth flavors.

Ed made the Malloy version of caponata and it was served in a unique style with a dollop of homemade tomato sauce over pasta.  Pete created a root vegetable puree starring celery root, turnips, rutabaga, and parsnips with white wine, lemon, garlic, and a few other flourishes.  Those folks who stayed around for the final flourish enjoyed cannoli with fresh ricotta and cream.

Tune into Fairfield Media Center's video HERE.  Scroll down to the LIVE EVENTS panel on the lower left of the homepage.

The Plant CollectiveTwo terrific cookbooks share the spotlight on this week's show, and they are both integral parts of the culinary world's social conscience.  First up is The Plant Collective, 50 plant-based holiday recipes curated by Fairfield's own Emily Rose Shaw.  The ebook will be available beginning December 1, and proceeds will benefit The Edible Schoolyard Project established more than 20 years ago by the iconic chef Alice Waters.  

I am very excited as Emily has chosen KRUU and Great Taste as the spot to publicly unveil the cover of the book and discuss the details of the project.  As soon as the URL for the book is live I'll add it to this post so you can order copies for holiday gifts.

  • Wed
    Nov 22
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Nov 24
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Nourished and Zingerman's Bakehouse on Great Taste this Week!

NourishedLia Huber, the author of Nourished:  A Memoir of Food, Faith and Enduring Love, is my guest on the opening segment of this week's show.  Lia has a writing style that engaged me as a reader and I lost myself in the intimate way she shared her story.  There are reicpes in the book, but her focus is the personal journey and how she discovered a practical way to eat well.

You can check out her website The Nourish Evolution here.  Talking with her was one of the highlights of doing the Great Taste show this year.

 

Great Taste LIve-BagelsI was really excited to welcome back Aaron Hall, an amazing baker and owner of The Local Crumb in Mount Vernon.  Aaron bakes bread and bagels for numerous restaurants including Rapid Creek Cidery and is a regular at both the Iowa City and Mount Vernon Farmer's Markets.

His bagels are outstanding, and I know several native New Yorkers who are converts.

On Tuesday, November 7 we spent an hour at Green Building Supply talking and making bagels and had plenty of fun.  It looked like they were not that difficult to make.  You can watch the video on the Fairfield Media Center's YouTube site HERE.

 TUESDAY NIGHT GREAT TASTE WAS LIVE AT GREEN BUILDING SUPPLY

WITH GUESTS  ALURA ANDERSON, COLLEEN BELL, AND DAN GORMAN

MENU:  VEGAN NO QUESO DIP, CHICKPEA TOFU, SALAD GREENS WITH VEGAN RANCH, LIVE FERMENTED PICKLES AND KRAUT, AND FIG DESSERTS!

Chickpea tofuMike Anderson and no queso dipTasting PlatesPickles and KrautThere was a lot going on at the GREAT TASTE LIVE show Tuesday, and it was all vegan.  

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  • Wed
    Sep 20
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am
  • Fri
    Sep 22
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Vermont, Thailand, and Paris-We Move Around on this Week's Show

Ethan WestI love real maple syrup and maple sugar, and, what's crazy is most consumers, perhaps as high as 7 out of 10, have only tasted the artificial brands that are on every store shelf, and served in most "restaurants."  As our guest and maple syrup maker Ethan West pointed out during our discussion, some manufacturers and eating spots mix a bit of real maple syrup into their corn syrup and artificially-flavored product.  Buyer beware because they can say with a straight face that it contains "real" maple syrup.  CLICK READ MORE!

 

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