Our 60 minutes of radio you can taste features gluten-free baker, Jeanne Sauvage, author of the just published book, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays. Jeanne has spent years perfecting the art of baking real tasty foods with flours that most of us have never used in our kitchens. Her basic flour mix consists of three types of rice flours-brown, white, and sweet, plus tapioca flour.
Jeanne began her quest to bake gluten-free when the birth of her daughter in 2000 triggered, not only her gluten intolerance, but a life-threatening allergy to wheat. Her goal has been to bake gluten-free goods that taste as good or better than their wheat-based counterparts.
We're very excited to have KRUU's Great Taste be a part of Jeanne's book tour. Jeanne's been on Great Taste several times, sharing her insights into gluten-free baking, and providing a terrific aid and inspiration for people who face the challenge of eating without consuming wheat. In addition, Jeanne is inaugurating our first Skype video interview format during the live radio show.
We're going to test out three of Jeanne's recipes with local baker and Indian Hills culinary arts student, KellieVetter, assisting us in the Hy-Vee Kitchen Lab. On the menu are shortbread cookies, applesauce muffins, and cheese straws.
Local food coordinator, Jan Swinton, was on last week's show, and presented a growing primer on shoots as opposed to sprouts. The three different shoots we tasted were chock full of freshness and vitality. After the show, Jan was besieged with requests for a starter kit that would make it easy to grow shoots at home. The farm girl in her politely responded, "It's so easy. Go to a farm store and get ..." and she rattled off a short list of items. After thinking about the city folks she was talking to (Yes, we have a lot of city folks in the audience, even though we live in farm country. We're small city folks!) Jan decided to develop a kit. If you tune in and take notes tonight, Jan will provide an assist so you will have plenty of fresh shoots to get through the upcoming winter.
Let's see-my vivacious and talented co-host, Kathy DuBois, will brew up some stovetop espresso, Tom Allen will add the music, and, as always, there's bound to be a surprise or two.
Join us live at Hy-Vee from 7-8 pm or on the stream at www.kruufm.com.