culinary program

  • Wed
    Sep 21
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Sep 23
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Author Jessica Theroux and New Culinary Students at Indian Hills

Jessica TherouxAward-winning author Jessica Theroux kicks off our show this week.  Jessica was on the show last year talking about her book, Cooking with Italian Grandmothers.  In May the book won the coveted International Association of Culinary Professionals 2010 Judge's Choice Award.

This month Jessica is featured in Food and Wine magazine (September issue).  The article, Healthy Dinner in an Hour, includes a quick seasonal menu.  Also, on August 27 to commemorate Chez Panisse's 40th anniversary and raise money for AlicIHCC Students and Kathy in the KRUU studioe Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project, Jessica was one of many chefs who participated in ten benefit dinners in different locations around Berkeley, California.

Plus, the studio was buzzing with the new class of culinary students at Indian Hills (after all, it is the third Wednesday when we feature the program directed by Chef Gordon Rader).  It was a real thrill for me to meet and talk with the students on Monday in their Studio restaurant on the IHCC campus.  The energy in that room was sizzling.  I can't wait for all of you to meet them.

  • 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

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 kruufm.com home page.