Indian Hills Culinary Arts

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Maintaining a healthy physiology is an important objective for most people, and a physiology in good shape is a critical element for enjoying all aspects of life.  Unfortunately, a universal system that works for everyone to achieve and maintain "good health" doesn't seem to exist.  Our physiologies, though basically the same, have their own peculiarities.  A diet and lifestyle that work for one person is another person's nightmare.

Liana Werner-Gray, founder of The Earth Diet may have hit on some strategies that make it easier for a good portion of humanity to live a healthy life.  Before developing the myriad of programs that make up The Earth Diet, Liana went through her own battle with poor health, and we'll have the opportunity to hear her story during this week's LIVE show at Hy-Vee.

Gisella Isidori on GREAT TASTE Live at HY-VEE


Indian Hills Culinary students-Kelli Kuenzler, Savanna Strode, and Cody Remington-are going all out to teach us some really fun stuff.  Grilled wild coho salmon is part of the menu with their own tartar sauce.  Also, corn tortillas, tortilla chips, and salsa.  Fun stuff.  Join us in the Club Room at Hy-Vee if you have a chance.  The action starts at 7:00 pm.  Our health coach Emily Rose Shaw, musician Tom Allen, and Cinebites Beverly Merson are all part of the show, too.

Swiss fondueI ran out of time to get this blog post out for this week's show so here's the short, savory, and sweet message:  Curt Goudy and Sara Valentine, students in the Indian Hills Culinary Arts program, are cooking fondue-three different ways-on Great Taste live at Hy-Vee.  You'll love it.  Come down to the Club Room for the show or listen in on the stream.

Thank you to Wikipedia for the remainder of the blog post :)!


The earliest known recipe for cheese fondue as we know it today comes from a 1699 book published in Zurich, under the name "Käss mit Wein zu kochen" 'to cook cheese with wine'.[4] It calls for grated or cut-up cheese to be melted with wine, and for bread to be dipped in it.

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Great Taste Celebrates Thanksgiving

Baking MessThanksgiving comes once a year.  Too bad there is always such a mess that's created during the furious preparation for that quintessential "eating" holiday.  All that cooking and baking takes plenty of measuring cups, bowls, the Cuisinart and other items. The good news is all the deliciousness that comes out of that mess.  

Truth is cooking always means cleaning. Good cooks clean as much as possible as they move from one step of preparing a meal to the next.  The results are the cooking area is less cluttered, prep goes quicker, and the final cleanup is less grueling.  Or if you are lucky to live in a multi-person household, perhaps "kitchen rules" work in your favor?  If you cook, you don't have to clean.  I love that one.  Unfortunately, it doesn't always hold up.