- Great Taste - 20090826 - Top Chef Rick Bayless

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.

"Great food, like all art, enhances and reflects a community’s vitality, growth and solidarity. Yet history bears witness that great cuisines spring only from healthy local agriculture."

Rick Bayless, Proprietor of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo

Unbelievable. Steve, you've

Unbelievable. Steve, you've put KRUU on the foodie map!

Great Interview with Bayless!

Thanks for bringing a taste of Mexico to our area Steve! IHCC Culinary Arts students LOVE your show!