• Wed
    Jan 28
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Fri
    Jan 30
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

ChefsFeed and a Bit of Dining Advice from Your Great Taste Show Hosts!

ChefsFeedAfter two weeks on the road, I am more convinced than ever that ChefsFeed is the one go-to app to have on your smart phone if you want the best restaurant recommendations.  The content on the site is chef-driven, and top name chefs, too.  

The app is clearly focussed on presenting you concise information on where the best chefs like to eat, and what their favorite dishes are on the menu.  Jared Rivera, co-founder of ChefsFeed is my guest on the first half of the show.  Did you know that people can still get gout?  Listen in and find out how Jared and gout had two encounters.

Check out my article about the app in iPhone Life href="">here.

  • Wed
    Oct 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Oct 04
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Coffee, Tea and Teresa Storch on Lyrical Venus!

Teresa StorchMonday was national coffee day! So I've got a whole bunch of coffee songs for you today! And a couple tea songs, because T is also for Teresa Storch, who is coming to Fairfield for a house concert on Sunday Oct 5th, so we'll finish up with a set of songs from her new album, Come Clean!

(Thanks also to DJ Brandon Nelson for the coffee theme inspiration!)

(Email DJ Hum at LyricalVenus at gmail for details about the house concert.)

  • Sun
    Sep 28
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

coffeetime at chill cafe


one hour of music about the world's number 1 inspiration (sorry sex, love, and dog lovers; you were wrong): coffee.

coffee praises run the gamut from blues (mississippi john hurt), psychedelic (cream), swing (sinatra, ella fitzgerald), pop (squeeze), country (freedie johnson), soul (otis redding), and crazy creative (blurtodd rundgrenyung joc, and steve mclain & the jefferson county green band)...

here's what you'll be hearing sunday morning at 8:00 am CT, and here's where you can listen anytime.


This Wednesday's GREAT TASTE LIVE show is in a new location for one night only-Caribou Coffee.  It's a fitting site since we're talking about-come on, I know you can figure it out.  That's right, coffee.  Those special beans are the key ingredient that gets the day started for millions of folks.  We'll visit with Dennis Lopp, who helped get the Caribou facility up and running locally.  In addition to sampling the coffee and some of the food choices on the menu, we'll learn about the company's commitment to the Rain Forest Alliance, the type of commercial equipment necessary to run a spot entrusted with the difficult task of keeping folks alert, and some insight into its "Do Good" corporate philosophy.

What about making coffee at home?  Do you need an expensive espresso machine with all sorts of bells and whistles?  Is it better to join a coffee club and have everything you need shipped to your door regularly?  Do I need to grind the beans fresh every morning?  Whatever works for you is part of my answer, but I'll share my personal preferences and discuss two simple methods of preparing deliciously rich espresso quickly and economically.  

On the KRUU stThimmaiahream at 7:00 pm CT our health coach, Emily Rose Shaw, discusses berries.  Personally, I'm a big berry fan,  and Emily clues us in on why they are so good for us, fresh versus frozen, and ways to prepare them. 

Our guest the remainder of the hour is Dr.Thimmaiah, an inspiring proponent of agricultural methods that enrich our environment and individual lives.  Dr. Tim, as I like to call him, has an infectious personality that will take enthrall you, and help you understand why and how everyone must assist in making our food system healthier.  As the advisor to the Bhutanese Ministry of Agriculture, and the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Tim is assisting that nation in its drive to have its farming community 100% organic by 2020.  He is an expert on organic, bio-dynamic, and Vedic agriculture, and advises governments in many other countries about the critical environmental and health issues surrounding the growing of food.  I need to mention he's also a terrific cook.  You can find his blog here:

We're recreating the hip scene of the "beat generation" as GREAT TASTE  presents poetry, java and simple food with every element served up in the KRUU coffee house.  Drop into a couch to listen if you are close by or pour yourself a steaming cup in the confines of your own cozy quarters. 

Susie Niedermeyer will join us in the studio.  For many years Susie lived in rural Jefferson County on land sporting a large organic garden, a herd of Alpine dairy goats and a flock of egg-laying chickens.  Naturally, she developed recipes to use seasonal produce as well as her ample supply of goat’s milk and eggs.   Also, she developed an interest in growing beautiful flowers…roses, in particular.  Her signature recipe using these roses is that of an all organic rose petal conserve.  As an everything-from-scratch cook other standouts from her kitchen include sesame crackers, herbed panir spread and poetry. 
Susie in Flowers