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Chef Julian ArranzAfter a two-week road adventure, the Great Taste crew is back in the studio with a live show this week.  This Wednesday it's the monthly Indian Hills Culinary student invasion, plus the director of the IHCC program, Chef Gordon Rader, is bringing a very special guest.   Get ready for dessert whipped up in the studio by Chef Julian Arranz of award-winning father and son pastry team extraordinaire Raul and Julian Arranz from Valladolid, Spain.  Julian is at Indian Hills for a month working with the students as part of a culinary educational exchnange.  In addition, he has been meeting with area high school students, and conducting classes at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMAC). You can take a look at Chef Julian’s work on his website using the following link.

Local chefs, Liz and Helen Perralta, are also planning to stop by.  I've received a tip that Helen is making tiramisu.  It's definitely going to be a sweet evening.

Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier passed away in 1935, but his influence on food lives on.  His Le Guide Culinaire is still used as a textbook in many culinary schools where students learn the techniques and many of the recipes he popularized when he revamped French cooking in the early part of the 20th century.

Indian Hills' culinary program is based on learning French technique and two of the students, Ben Froah and Ben Millard, are going to pass on some of Escoffier's knowledge in our studio kitchen.  They'll walk us through cutting up a whole chicken (organic), and then teach us how to pan fry it, and make it look great, even though it is just fried chicken. 

The usual "come on by and taste for yourself," isn't flowing easily from the computer keys (believe it or not, I am a reluctant food sharer), but "COME ON BY."

If you can't, the stream starts at 7:00 PM CDT and replays Friday at 7:00 AM CDT.  Just click on "Listen Now" on the home page.

President ObamaToday on Planet Erstwild, host James Moore presents President Barack Obama'sAmy Greenfield of Ideal Energy address from his "Main Street Tour" stopover in Ottumwa at Indian Hills Community College. About 2000 people attended the event and KRUU-FM's Dennis Raimondi and James Moore were there.

Following that, James interviews Ottumwa Courier staff writer and website master Matt Milner, who has graced KRUU's airwaves many times but not for some time. They will discuss Obama's visit and more.

James also talks strategic planning and carbon emissions with Ideal Energy's Amy Greenfield who is auditing the city's carbon emissions with several interns from MUM.