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    Jan 16
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Indian and Columbian Delicacies with Two GREAT Cooks on GREAT TASTE!

Sabi's CafeOther than spending time with family members, the most fulfilling moments for me are when I get to cook, talk, and eat with friends.  I hope you enjoy listening in on the GREAT TASTE conversation this week with Sabitha Sawhney, assistant professor of business at Maharishi University of Management, and proprietor/chef of Sabi's Cafe, and Sonia Vera, a courtroom interpreter who helped us learn some basic Columbian dishes. 

Colombian repastSabitha and Sonia's food and philosophies of cooking are both dear to my heart and stomach.  Thanks to Dori Rector and my wife, too for helping out in the kitchen. Dori's Colombian bean soup was extraordinary.  The link to the basic recipe is below, but she added a bit more garlic and salt, a leek, and substituted three whole chipotle chilis for the ham hocks.

Originally aired 20140409.



Foods to enlivAlarik Arenanderen the brain, and how to use all that SQUASH are the topics for our live show this Wednesday, September 18 in the Club Room at 7:00 pm.

Part of neuroscientist Dr. Alaric Arenander's mission is to help us understand how to keep the brain functioning at a high level.  That can be a daily challenge for many of us.  It's always an entertaining learning experience to have Alaric on the show, and the best part is you will find his suggestions extremely helpful.  As a bonus, he'll bring some of his delicious honey for everyone to taste.

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    Sep 11
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  • Fri
    Sep 13
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am


JChef Gabbyoin us in the Club Room at 7:00 pm as we welcome Chef Gaby from Iowa City.  Gaby is a personal chef , who is going to bring South American cooking to our local table.

Gaby's roots are in Venezuela where the arepa is an everyday fixture on plates from breakfast to dinner.  Similar to the gordita (Mexico) and the papusa (El Salvador), the arepa is made with corn.  Gaby will teach us how to make this simple flatbread and fill it with beans and avocado/tofu cream.  She has a special apple dish planned for dessert.  Also, we'll get a look into the working life of a personal chef, and why she made that career choice as opposed to standing in front of the powerful stoves in a commercial kitchen.

GREAT TASTE LIVE Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm CDT with Chef Gaby, our health coach, Emily Rose Shaw, Cinebites with Beverly Merson, and Tom Allen on guitar.  Don't miss it!