Gordon Rader

  • Wed
    Feb 15
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Fri
    Feb 17
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Going Green w/ Indian Hills Culinary Crew!

Chef Gordon Rader with studentsValentine's Day is over folks.  Sorry if you missed it, but we cannot look back.  Next up, St. Patrick's Day.  I know it's not for a month, but we have to take advantage of opportunities when they are presented, so when the Indian Hills culinary gang said they were preparing Irish specialties this week it sounded like a great show idea.  The crew, lead by their inspiring chef, Gordon Rader (pictured), will teach us how to make Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage soup, and a Baileys Irish Cream cake.  The crew's coordinator, Curt Goudey, promises a bit of Irish food history, too.  (See recipe ingredients below)

  • Wed
    Mar 16
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Mar 18
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Great Taste visits Indian Hills' Culinary School Headquarters!

artichoke soupIt's almost Spring so it's time to eat baby artichokes that make their way here from California.  The best I've found are grown organically by T & D Willey Farms in Madera.  We've had them in soup, pasta, risotto, and braised.  Every day is artichoke day; at least for a short while.  Before we know it asparagus will arrive, and the flood that follows that amazing stalk.  That reminds me I still haven't ordered seeds for a number of plants.  Hmmm, better get on that.

SHOW INFO

  • Wed
    Dec 15
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Fri
    Dec 17
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Chef Gordon Rader "Studio Chat" on GREAT TASTE

Chef Gordon Rader and students

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Being around Chef Gordon Rader, Program Director for Culinary Arts at Indian Hills Community College, is always a multi-faceted experience.  He is self-deprecating in a way that makes others feel at ease.  That's why he is a master at communication because once he has your attention, he holds it through a quiet sense of command that is backed by years of knowledge and experience.  During the past four years he has begun to change the culinary landscape of SE Iowa through his commitment to training top-level chefs in the college's French-technique based program.  But that is really only the smallest part of what he's accomplishing.  By opening the minds of young people to various cultures and culinary traditions, expanding the school's outreach through exchanges with Spanish educators, supporting local farmers, and various other initiatives, Chef Rader is one of the driving forces behind a regional culinary vision and culture that will provide support for the birth of numerous artisanal products, new restaurants, and specialty food shops.  We'll talk about his students, a recent trip to Spain and his favorite holiday foods during his studio visit.

NOTE:  THIS WEEK'S BROADCAST IS AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE.  JOIN US NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR HOLIDAY FOOD AND COOKING LIVE IN THE STUDIO.Croqueta de Gambas

One of the winners of the 1st International Culinary Schools Tapas Competition held last week in Valladolid, Spain, Mangal Tamang, and his culinary instructor, Gordon Rader take over the cooking chores in the studio Wednesday, November 18. Mangal was one of 11 culinary students from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden participating in the contest.

The official press release summarized the criteria and results:

Mangal Tamang Shrimp croquette tapa

 

 

 

The winnersOne of the winners of the 1st International Culinary Schools Tapas Competition held last week in Valladolid, Spain, Mangal Tamang, and his culinary instructor, Gordon Rader take over the cooking chores in the studio Wednesday, November 18. Mangal was one of 11 culinary students from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden participating in the contest.

The official press release summarized the criteria and results:

After almost three years we FINALLY are getting some professional cooks into our KRUU studio kitchen! Chef Gordon Rader, Program Director and Lead Culinary Instructor at Indian Hills Community College,
takes over the duties of cooking James Moore's dinner, and he's bringing a crew to help: Adam Darland, a recent graduate from the IHCC program and Jon Ulrich one of his current students. The menu includes eggplant parmesan and local greens plus lots of insight into what goes into a culinary education.

Lights, camera, action!! Fairfield Public Access Cable (FPAC) will record this show for future broadcast. We're hoping to video most upcoming episodes of GREAT TASTE so you can doubly enjoy our kitchen antics.