Get your fill of GREAT TASTE two ways on Wednesday.  Live at the Hy-Vee Club Room it's a star-studded cast of characters-Holistic Nutrition Coach Emily Rose Shaw, Chef Vanessa Allen, GMO expert Jeffrey Smith, and cornbread maker Joy Salmon with Cook for Good's Linda Watson via Skype. 

Complete Book of Knfe SkillsOn the KRUU stream we're featuring "the knife guy" Jeffrey Elliot, and the Indian Hills Culinary Crew.  Jeffrey's career path to becoming a chef was fascinating, and after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America he worked in some of America's top kitchens.  He'll take the confusion and mystique out of choosing the right knives, and clue you in on what knives you actually need to make life a breeze in the kitchen.  Jeffrey is the author of the Zwilling J. A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills:  The Essential Guide to Use, Techniques and Care.  The Henckels Professional Series knives are used in the Great Taste kitchen.

From knives we transitioned to pasta with Kellie Vetter making a gluten

Ravioli and sauces

-free ravioli that was filled with marinated artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, ricotta, and parmigiano.  She served it with a butter and sage sauce.  Also, Kellie cranked out fettuccine and with the aid of Shannell Wallace and her two assistants, served that two ways-one plate with a simple red sauce, and the other featuring a cilantro pesto.  I'll post the recipes in the next few days, but if you listen closely the steps are all revealed during the broadcast.

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LIVE AT HY-VEE IN THE CLUB ROOM AT 7:00 PM CT-Join the Indian Hills Culinary Crew for gluten-free pastaPiemontese pasta with two easy-to-make fresh sauces, and Jeffrey Elliot, author of the Zwilling J. A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills:  The Essential Guide to Use, Techniques and Care gives us an introduction to the topic via Skype.  Watch a great video of Jeffrey here.

ON-THE-AIR AT 7:00 PM CT- is our discussion with James Beard award-winning author, Alan Tardi.  Alan talks with us about closing Follonico, his restaurant in New York City, moving to the region of Piemonte in Italy, and what it was like adjusting to a different culture.

Alan's Italian heritage and love of wine serve as entry points into his new life, and he has recounted the events of the first few years in his book, Romancing the Vine-Life, Love, and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo.  Now that he's spent a decade living in Piemonte, his reflections on both the viticulture and human culture make for a fascinating hour.   Check out some of Alan's articles on food, including his latest piece, Out on Lost Lagoon, here.