Get ready for music and food on this week's GREAT TASTE live from Hy-Vee on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 pm. The opening number is "Canning some Jam" with Indian Hills culinary students, Curt Goudey and Sara Valentine. Curt leads off with apple butter, followed by Sara on the freshest local fruit.
The harmony they create segues into our next two performances conducted by Rob Ferguson. In a dramatic solo, Rob, the genius behind the melodious Cruzers sandwich will serve some of those super food laden delights for us to sample. For his second number, he has a new pizza crust made with high-powered grains, and with the help of a quartet from the audience we're going to top them with plenty of fresh vitamin-rich delights. Rob's making his second journey to Fairfield in hopes of building a Cruzers' manufacturing plant here.
To keep the mood just right, perhaps a little pizzicato-style music? World class bass fiddler Jim Kerwin, who has played with mandolin king David Grisman for 28 years, will be weaving his musical magic, along with classical guitarist Tom Allen. Jim has played with the likes of Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, Yo-Yo Ma, Vassar Clements, Mark O'Connor, Edgar Meyer, and also on six Grammy-nominated records. But I'll bet he's never played second fiddle to fresh-made jams and pizzas on what we humbly refer to as the most delicious 60 minutes on the radio. Jim performs in concert at Cafe Paradiso Thursday night at 8pm.
It's Great Taste's top cooks and terrific musicians in concert at Hy-Vee on Wednesday. If you can't join the fun live, tune into the stream provided by the maestros of cyberspace by clicking on this link.