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LIVE IN THE HY-VEE CLUB ROOM AT 7:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY

Mexican food, like many other culturally-rich cuisines, suffers a great injustice in restaurants, grocery stores, and households throughout our country.  Typically, when you wander into the local Los Arcos or Mi Pueblo or a myriad of other spots with the same names, the menu is basically the same.  Instead of General Tso's Chicken, found on every postage-stamp "Chinese" restaurant's menu, you find the "list"-different nachos, taco, enchilada, chimichanga, and assorted other "specialties" available in combinations, or à la carte.  In groceries you can find many varieties of Mexcian cheese.  What that means is the queso fresco is hiding, if it's even on the shelf, but there are lots of those tiny shredded packaged blends that combine cheeses you won't really find in authentic Mexican regional cooking.  Mexican food is mainly understood by the public as "fast food."

KRUUHyVee Several listeners find our new dual format a bit confusing.  Let me clear things up.  Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm CT there are two distinctly different Great Taste shows.  On solar-powered KRUU at 100.1 FM, simultaneously streaming online, is a GT show usually recorded the week before (unless noted otherwise).

Which brings us to the other GT event on Wednesday--the LIVE at Hy-Vee show.  Again, unless you read something different in the blog, we are cooking and dishing on some food-centric topic(s) in the Club Room at Hy-Vee every Wednesday evening.  It's always free, open to food lovers of any age, and tasting the results is a heavy responsibility that most folks don't pass up.

GREAT TASTE WEDNESDAY ON KRUU