Live at Hy-Vee this week we're going to spice things up with Thai food.  Local student of culture and climates, Sean Hickey, will prepare three dishes-dry-style street noodle, chicken rice soup, and kao soy.  Gisella Isidori will visit with us, and we're going to talk about a special Italian trip coming up in June.

Corey and AnnaIf you can't make it to Hy-Vee, join us on the web for our tea show with Bruce Richardson and Corey MorrowBruce is a world-reknowned expert on the Camellia sinensis, while Corey brews the leaves up locally at earth and water.

It was an evening filled with knowledge, history, practical tips, and some laughter about the world of tea.  We tasted four different types of tea so if you would like to taste along with us, here's what to find (or something close) at your local tea purveyor-Silver Needle (white), Wu Yu Green Mist (green), Ti Guan Yin (oolong), and Assam Gold (assam).  Bake some scones, invite a group of friends over, (don't pre-boil the water), and experience some of the infinite aromas and tastes that come from one, that's right, one--in case you didn't know--plant.

Great Taste is live at Hy-Vee on Wednesday at 7:00 pm CT, and on the air with our previously recorded show at the same time.  The show airs this Friday at 7:00 am CT and again next Wednesday at 7:00 pm CT.  The tea show will be rebroadcast on Friday, March 8 at 2:00 pm CT. See Chai recipe by clicking "Read more" below.

Our 60 minutes of radGluten-Free Baking for the Holidaysio you can taste features gluten-free baker, Jeanne Sauvage, author of the just published book, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays.  Jeanne has spent years perfecting the art of baking real tasty foods with flours that most of us have never used in our kitchens.  Her basic flour mix consists of three types of rice flours-brown, white, and sweet, plus tapioca flour. 

Jeanne began her quest to bake gluten-free when the birth of her daughter in 2000 triggered, not only her gluten intolerance, but a life-threatening allergy to wheat.  Her goal has been to bake gluten-free goods that taste as good or better than their wheat-based counterparts. 

We're very excitJeanne's Familyed to have KRUU's Great Taste be a part of Jeanne's book tour.  Jeanne's been on Great Taste several times, sharing her insights into gluten-free baking, and providing a terrific aid and inspiration for people who face the challenge of eating without consuming wheat.  In addition, Jeanne is inaugurating our first Skype video interview format during the live radio show.

We're going to test out three of Jeanne's recipes with local baker and Indian Hills culinary arts student, KellieVetter, assisting us in the Hy-Vee Kitchen Lab.  On the menu are shortbread cookies, applesauce muffins, and cheese straws.

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Tilapia-Spanish styleIf you missed out on our Spanish food night last month, here's another opportunity.  After two weeks in Spain, during June and July, several of the culinary students at Indian Hills will recreate dishes they learned to prepare, and regale us with their late-night adventures.  Fortunate are we who find a spot in the audience at Hy-Vee for a sampling of yogurt mousse, tortillas (not Mexican tortillas, a totally different food in Spain), pork-Spanish style, olive oil bonbons, and more.

Gisella IsidoriMake Fairfield's Hy-Vee your destination Wednesday at 7 pm as KRUU's Great Taste broadcasts live from the Club Room/Food Laboratory.  Our special guest is Gisella Isidori, well-known Italian Food and Travel consultant, and general whirlwind. 

Join Gisella for the show where she'll discuss different Italian regional food traditions, current food trends in Italy, and share some of her favorite recipes.  She'll make several dishes including a Sicilian orange salad, the classic pasta dish spaghetti cacao e pepe, and more.  After the show stick around for another hour of cooking and a question and answer session.

Don't miss this great chance to learn how to prepare authentic Italian specialties. If you can't join us, tune into the stream at www.kruufm.com.  Ciao.

Last week, our "live" Great Taste show debuted from Hy-Vee's Club Room/Kitchen Lab and the place was packed and buzzing. Our good friend, Gisella Isidori, wowed the crowd with a dazzling array of dishes including bruschetta, bucatini cacio e pepe, polenta with two sauces, and a Sicilian orange salad.

Indian Hills students in the KRUU studioThis Wednesday at 7pm, host Steve Boss and Great Taste is back at Hy-Vee for another "live" show.  We invite you to come and learn about the world of Spanish tapas with culinary students from Indian Hills.  This is part one of a two-part tapas extravaganza. 

Students who have previously participated in the  educational exchange program and studied in Vallodolid, Spain, along with Chef/Instructor Liz Peralta will discuss the basic principles of creating tapas dishes.  In part two (next month) students who are currently in Vallodolid will show off what they learned.  No matter if you come to one or both events, you'll get to taste some luscious dishes.

Don't miss out. Tell your friends. It's fun, tasty, educational and free at Hy-Vee. If you can't make it, tune in at 100.1FM locally, or online at www.kruufm.com.