- 20110615 - Great Taste - Peace Tree Brewing Company & All Things Italian Fest

Saturday, June 18 Fairfield turns red, green and white as we celebrate the best of Italia during the All Things Italian Street Festival.  On Great Taste we honor the food heritage of Italy with a little in-studio cooking done by our resident Sicilian, Kathy DuBois.  Also, we'll tell you about the pastas we'll be making at the At Home Store on Saturday afternoon.  Dick Deangelis, the godfather of the affair, will drop by to fill us in on all the festival details including the dishes that will be available on the piazza.

Micro-brews are continuing to expand their niche in the beer end of beverages.  We have an interesting micro-brewery almost on our doorstep-Peace Tree Brewing Company in Knoxville.  With luck we'll talk to the brewmaster (if his son's little league team loses on Tuesday we're on for sure, if they win there is another game on Wednesday so we have to hope his mobile signal works from the ballpark) and get the crazy story of how with a little smoke and mirrors the company was created and is putting out some delicious brews.

Plus, all the details on the next KRUU fund-raising dinner extravaganza, The Streets of Taipei, Saturday, July 9 at the Rukmapura Park Hotel.  We're going to continue using our auction format since it was so successful for our inaugural event in February. 

Only 40 seats are available.  You can snag one or more simply by sending an email to:  greattaste@kruufm.com.  The minimum bid for dinner is $30/person.  We want to encourage you to bid higher so the evening is a huge success for the station.  All the food we serve will be organically grown and cooked by native Taiwanese who are bringing the joy of their own street food culture to this event.  Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available.