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GREAT TASTE THIS WEEK!

THIS WEEK ON GREAT TASTE

LIVE AT HY-VEE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7:00 PM

Karin HauringJoin us in the Club Room where we’ll explore the holiday food of Germany with Karin Hauring.  Karin is a long-time resident of Fairfield, but she was born in Hechingen, Germany in the Black Forest region of the country.  Her food sensibilities were developed with a multi-fold of influences from the surrounding countryside, including the nearby Rhine river, Italy and Switzerland to the south, Austria to the southeast, and on the west the Alsace region of France. 

I am a great pasta lover and spaetzle is a type of egg noodle found in Karin’s home city and in the neighboring areas including Alsace, Switzerland, and Austria.  She’ll teach us how to make it, and prepare another dish-red cabbage and apples-that was and still is a standard in her home.  Finally, she’ll make a pumpkin cheese cake, which I think is an influence from her adopted country.  It’s crustless so it’s an easy addition for a holiday menu.

Click READ MORE for complete details on the Live show and THE KRUU STREAM this Wednesday and Friday featuring Liam Scheff.

LIVE at Hy-Vee on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm

Join Liam Scheff for an entertaining cooking lesson featuring the foods of fall and winter.  If you missed Liam last time he was on the show, don't miss him again.  Not only does Liam have a unique sense of humor, but he excells at teaching how to prepare simple, healthy, tasty food.

ON THE KRUU STREAM-WEDNESDAY-7:00 PM CDT & FRIDAY-7:00 AM CDT

Seth Kugel“The Frugal Traveler” for The New York Times, Seth Kugel, is our guest during the first half of this week’s show.    After graduating from Yale and Harvard and doing public service work, Seth began writing pieces for The New York Times in 1998.  In addition to the Times, Seth has written for O, the Oprah Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Food and Wine and numerous other publications. 

In June, 2010, he took over the “Frugal Traveler” blog for the Travel section of The New York Times.  His first “road trip” lasted 13-weeks as he made his way mostly by bus from São Paulo,Brazil to New York City.  Seth is on the road about 50% of the time, and I'm certain you'll discover his insights fascinating and useful next time the road beckons.  You can find Seth's articles at www.nytimes.com/frugaltraveler.

I try to keep up with Seth's coming and goings and over the summer he embarked on a trip to explore the USA “Heartland.”  His August 14 column, “Eating in Iowa:  Farm-Fresh, Fried and Frugal,” not only drew me in immediately, but numerous listeners to Great Taste sent me the link attached to a “Can you believe he was in Iowa” email.  Reading the article I admit feeling a bit of a pleasant shock when I came across this paragraph:

“Back to lean and green: Fairfield, home to the Maharishi University of Management, which calls itself a “home of consciousness-based education,” has more than its share of vegetarian cafeterias and restaurants. I went to the Golden Dome Market and Cafe, near (but alas, not in) the campus’s two golden domes. The vegetarian buffet ($7.50 a pound) yielded some saag paneer, a bean taco loaded with vegetables, some tasty artichoke lasagna and a piece of fresh peach blueberry pie.”

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GISELLA ISIDORI Cooks and Talks ITALY!

NO LIVE SHOW THIS WEEK! | ON THE KRUU STREAM

This episode of Great Taste is dedicated to Jerry Deprey.  Thanks for hanging out with us.  We're going to miss you.

Gisella Isidori and Kelli KuenzlerThe amazing Gisella Isidori returned to the Club Room last week.  As always, she brought with her the collective knowledge of Italian culture and cuisine, pouring it out during every encounter in a never-ending flow in exchanges always full of surprises. And she did surprise me several times. 

Gisella/Kelli/SavannahDuring the show Gisella was assisted by Indian Hills Culinary Arts students Savannah Strode and Kellie Kuenzler.  She had nothing but praise for their perfect rendering of her recipes into food reality-Halloween panini, pumpkin soup, grape mostarda, roasted chestnuts, and pollo schiachiatta.

(A few recipes are at the end of the post.) 

Also, Emily Rose Shaw, our health coach, gave us an inside look at the Blue Zone initiative, and Tom Allen provided the musical entertainment.

LIVE Show-Hy-Vee Club Room-7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 16

The live show will feel a bGisella on Great Tasteit empty this week and in succeeding weeks because of the passing Sunday of Jerry Deprey.  Every week, with rare exceptions, Jerry was in the front row, usually with his son Jason.  He always met me with a smile and handshake before the show, and expressed how much he enjoyed the experience (and food) after each program concluded.  Thank you, Jerry, for hanging out with us.  I hope your Red Sox make it to the World Series. 

The amazing Gisella Isidori returns to the Club Room this week.  As always, she brings with her the collective knowledge of Italian culture and cuisine, pouring it out during every encounter in a never-ending flow in exchanges always full of surprises. 

I write this blog post pleasantly full after making a dish tonight-riso sconcho (dialect)- she recalled from her childhood  in Valtellina, about as far north as you can go in the Lombardia region of Italy before crossing into Switzerland. 

"My grandmother used to make this.  Maybe it's been 20 years or more since I've thought about it," mused Gisella.

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Halloween Treats LIVE at Hy-Vee and Southern Delights on the Stream!

HalloweenGET READY FOR HALLOWEEN THIS WEEK LIVE AT HY-VEE ON GREAT TASTE-7:00 PM IN THE CLUB ROOM

We are going to have a scary good time this Wednesday in the Hy-Vee Club Room.  The Indian Hills culinary crew featuring Savannah Strode and Kellie KuenzlerWitch have a spooktacular Halloween bash planned.  Featured on the menu are:

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup

Mesculun Meanies-a salad full of surprises & Pumpkin Bars

Now, here's the challenge:  Put on a costume and join in the fun.  Best costume wins a prize!!!!!!!!!! Join Hy-Vee's Dennis Lopp, our health coach, Emily Rose Shaw, and musician Tom Allen, for 60 minutes of delicious radio.

ON THE STREAM THIS WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY-A REBROADCAST OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE INTERVIEWS

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LIANA WERNER-GREY, FOUNDER OF THE EARTH DIET ON THE STREAM!

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Liana Werner-Grey

Maintaining a healthy physiology is an important objective for most people, and a physiology in good shape is a critical element for enjoying all aspects of life.  Unfortunately, a universal system that works for everyone to achieve and maintain "good health" doesn't seem to exist.  Our physiologies, though basically the same, have their own peculiarities.  A diet and lifestyle that work for one person is another person's nightmare.

Liana Werner-Gray, founder of The Earth Diet may have hit on some strategies that make it easier for a good portion of humanity to live a healthy life.  Before developing the myriad of programs that make up The Earth Diet, Liana went through her own battle with poor health, and we'll have the opportunity to hear her story during this week's show.

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LIVE AT HY-VEE IN THE CLUB ROOM-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 7:00 PMLiana Werner-Grey

Maintaining a healthy physiology is an important objective for most people, and a physiology in good shape is a critical element for enjoying all aspects of life.  Unfortunately, a universal system that works for everyone to achieve and maintain "good health" doesn't seem to exist.  Our physiologies, though basically the same, have their own peculiarities.  A diet and lifestyle that work for one person is another person's nightmare.

Liana Werner-Gray, founder of The Earth Diet may have hit on some strategies that make it easier for a good portion of humanity to live a healthy life.  Before developing the myriad of programs that make up The Earth Diet, Liana went through her own battle with poor health, and we'll have the opportunity to hear her story during this week's LIVE show at Hy-Vee.

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LIVE AT HY-VEE

Foods to enlivAlarik Arenanderen the brain, and how to use all that SQUASH are the topics for our live show this Wednesday, September 18 in the Club Room at 7:00 pm.

Part of neuroscientist Dr. Alaric Arenander's mission is to help us understand how to keep the brain functioning at a high level.  That can be a daily challenge for many of us.  It's always an entertaining learning experience to have Alaric on the show, and the best part is you will find his suggestions extremely helpful.  As a bonus, he'll bring some of his delicious honey for everyone to taste.

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GREAT TASTE IS BACK LIVE ON WEDNESDAY FROM HY-VEE!

JChef Gabbyoin us in the Club Room at 7:00 pm as we welcome Chef Gaby from Iowa City.  Gaby is a personal chef , who is going to bring South American cooking to our local table.

Gaby's roots are in Venezuela where the arepa is an everyday fixture on plates from breakfast to dinner.  Similar to the gordita (Mexico) and the papusa (El Salvador), the arepa is made with corn.  Gaby will teach us how to make this simple flatbread and fill it with beans and avocado/tofu cream.  She has a special apple dish planned for dessert.  Also, we'll get a look into the working life of a personal chef, and why she made that career choice as opposed to standing in front of the powerful stoves in a commercial kitchen.

GREAT TASTE LIVE Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm CDT with Chef Gaby, our health coach, Emily Rose Shaw, Cinebites with Beverly Merson, and Tom Allen on guitar.  Don't miss it!

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Matt Steigerwald LIVE at Hy-Vee | His last show online streaming, too!

LIVE AT HY-VEE
I am so excited that Matt SteigerCorn pizzawald, owner/chef of the Lincoln Cafe and Lincoln Wine Bar in Mount Vernon, Iowa will join us in the Hy-Vee Club Room at 7:00 pm Wednesday.  Matt always draws a large crowd  so you might want to come down a little early to grab a seat.

CORN, CORN, CORN

Sweet corn and sweet peppers made an amazing combination for a pizza topping recently at Matt's Lincoln Wine Bar.  We're in the thick of sweet corn season so, what the heck, we might as well go with it.  Matt's going to whip up some corn dishes using luscious kernels from the farm of  Laura Krouse, owner of Abee Hills Farm.  Laura runs a CSA with over 200 members, and she is an expert on open-pollinated corn.  She'll join Matt for the show and discuss her concerns about the future of seeds and seed security.

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