We're going to take a light-hearted approach to food on this week's show, but there is a somewhat hidden agenda. Authors Bill and Claire Wurtzel know breakfast foods can be tasty and healthy. No need for junk. For 50 years, Bill has created breakfasts for his wife to enjoy out of almost anything you can put on a plate-eggs, oatmeal, carrots, toast, fruits and more. Playing with your food takes on a new meaning browsing through Funny Food. It's a whimsical ode to creativity on a plate, and is a guide to making fun meals that a kid of any age can enjoy.
UPDATE: Molly had food poisoning and was not able to join us. We have to applaud her as she is always on the front line sacrificing for her food info starved blog readers. We made risotto in her honor. She'll join us next week.
In the second half of the show, Molly Aronica of The Daily Meal, joins us for her monthly look at the food scene. We'll explore how the massive amount of information on The Daily Meal site is compiled because it's quite an undertaking. Also, she'll give us an inside look at the greenest restaurants in America so we are culinarily aware in anticipation of the annual Earth Day celebration set for April 22.
GREAT TASTE is live in the studio, Wednesday, April 11. Come on by or catch the stream at www.kruufm.com. [Click on "Read more" below to continue.]
From the Funny Food website:
BILL WURTZEL was an award-winning advertising creative director by day and jazz guitarist at night from 1960 to 1989, when he switched to a music career and became an occasional consultant to his daughter's ad agency wurtzelinc.com.
Bill won over 200 ad & design awards including the Gold Lion by Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (Best Commercial, Olympic Airlines); and the ASIFA Gold (World's Best Animated Commercial, Hanes Hosiery). He was an art director at CBS TV, and Executive Creative Director at top New York ad agencies Lampert (where he was also president), Hicks & Greist and Ketchum NY.
As a jazz musician,he played for many years with the Count Basie Countsmen, Bill Doggett, and Jimmy McGriff among other jazz legends. Bill performs weekly at HENRYS, and the American Museum of Folk Art (see billwurtzel.com ). He is a founding director of the Jazz Foundation of America, which helps jazz and blues musicians in need jazzfoundation.org
CLAIRE WURTZEL has been an educator for 40 years, supporting teachers who work with students struggling with learning and/or behavior difficulties. She was on the faculty of Bank Street Graduate School for 17 years and taughtand was chairof the Department of Special Education. She works with teachers, administrators, families, psychologists, librarians, and museum educators both nationally and internationally.