eggplant parmesan

Cooks at Italian Fest-GTTofu meatballs

Great Taste was live on Tuesday at Green Building Supply with guests Liliana Rosano, Ed Malloy, and Pete DeCicco.

Ed and Pete were amazing.  Pete's grilled eggplant parmigianno with loads of other veggies was super tasty and pleasingly light.  His tofu meatballs, laden with fresh herbs, and some other flavor enhancers like Spike and Bragg's liquid aminos were partnered with Ed's famous red sauce.  I'm not saying you wouldn't have noticed the meat was missing, but they were great-a definite crowd pleaser in a vegetarian-friendly atmosphere.

 Also, the crew made penne with chickpeas, kale, and the red sauce.  Dessert featured strawberries and ice cream with traditional balsamic vinegar.

There were plenty of fun moments, some liberties taken that may have caused lovers of Italian cusine to wither, but I was impressed with the results and dedication to craft exhibited by Pete and Ed.  

Luckily, we also had Liliana around to explain what is happening on the culinary scene in Italy and with Italian chefs in New York.

Catch the Great Taste radio show on KRUU Wednesday night or Friday morning.  You can find the video (soon if it is not up yet) on the Fairfield Media Center's YouTube channel.