TOP CHEF MASTERS WINNER RICK BAYLESS ON WEDNESDAY'S GREAT TASTE at 7pm!

Get ready to cook south of the border this Wednesday as Rick Bayless joins us from his restaurants in Chicago. Last Wednesday Bayless won Bravo's Top Chef Masters title and the $100,000 prize. All the funds go to his Frontera Farmer Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing capital development funds to farmers serving the Chicago area who are dedicated to local, seasonal and sustainable food production.

Here's the show menu-Guacamole with roasted pumpkin seeds, two salsas, tortilla soup, enchiladas with greens, and a peach dessert. It's regional Mexican cooking in the KRUU studio and lots of kitchen tips from the owner of Topolobombo, Frontera Grill, Frontera Fresca,and the soon-to-open XOCO in Chicago.

You can find Rick on Twitter @Rick_Bayless, check out his website, and watch his show Mexico: One Plate at a Tiime now in its sixth season on PBS.

Also, Joy Salmon and Elisabet Humble, two of our local food activists, will be on hand to discuss the local food conference on September 4 at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center plus they'll fill us in on Slow Food USA's Time for Lunch program and the local Farm to School programs.

Whew! Don't miss GREAT TASTE, Wednesday 7-8 PM and the rebroadcast Friday 7-8 AM. Follow us on Twitter and become a fan of GREAT TASTE on Facebook.