christmas

  • Wed
    Dec 06
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Fri
    Dec 08
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

GREAT TASTE ITALIAN FEST FROM GREEN BUILDING SUPPLY!!!!!

Great Taste Live at GBSFOOD AND FUN AT GREEN BUILDING SUPPLY!

KRUU's Great Taste radio program was LIVE at Green Building Supply on Tuesday, December 5.  Pete DeCicco and Ed Malloy prepared Italian holiday fare.  The dishes were outstanding with bright, distinctive, and light-up-your-mouth flavors.

Ed made the Malloy version of caponata and it was served in a unique style with a dollop of homemade tomato sauce over pasta.  Pete created a root vegetable puree starring celery root, turnips, rutabaga, and parsnips with white wine, lemon, garlic, and a few other flourishes.  Those folks who stayed around for the final flourish enjoyed cannoli with fresh ricotta and cream.

Tune into Fairfield Media Center's video HERE.  Scroll down to the LIVE EVENTS panel on the lower left of the homepage.

Chef Tom GrayZagat ratings rely on three criteria for judging restaurants-food, decor, and service.  Each of those categories are critically important, and, in general, work as a reliable guideline for diners who want to take the pulse of a specific dining spot.

 

Depending on my mood, how much time I have, and whether I have a friend in the area who has already run restaurant interference for me, I’ll check Zagat, Chef’s Feed, Yelp (be very careful there), Slow Food,  and Eater in the hopes of uncovering the perfect location to fulfill my inner hunger for a special experience.

 

  • Thu
    Dec 25
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 28
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

christmas mashups

one of my favorite shows: christmas mashups.

you know mashups: take a bit of this song, mix it briliantly with that song, and blend two completely different emotional and musical mashupscontents into one new outrageous song. well this year, the challenge is even greater, as i found some brilliant, creative, outrageous, hilarious, and touching musical christmas mashups.

you'll hear led zeppelin, u2, the beatles, motown classics, and lines like the police classic: "rudolph the red-nosed raindeer, you don't have to put on the red light," and mashups of smokey robinson/jingle bells/queen that will leave you breathless and amazed (and perhaps laughing in the spirit of christmas creativity).

it all started years ago with david bowie/bing crosby which inspired combinations like muse's "madness" mashed with "white christmas," the soon to be classic "don't worry be happy/winter wonderland," and "carol of the bells/papa was a rolling stone." and there's the beatles's "feliz navidad" that you'll swear is better than the original of both songs that are mashed. 

this hour ends with my own mashup of 6 different versions of "carol of the bells."

each combination gets better and better if i do say, which makes this the best show i've ever done. and i do say so.

  • Mon
    Dec 22
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Dec 24
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

A Classical Christmas

Classical Christmas

  • Fri
    Dec 12
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Mon
    Dec 15
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Writers' Voices Very Special Christmas

Night before ChristmasWhen my kids were small, I ordered a personalized book for them.  It had their names in the story, and the names of their pets, but it was a cheaply made paperback and the story wasn't memorable.  Still, they liked seeing their names in print.

Today, print-on-demand technology has changed the publishing world in many ways; not the least in the availability of high-quality, hard cover children's books from companess like ISeeMe.com. This week on Writers' Voices, we welcome Maia Haag, President of I See Me!  We will be talking with her about how the business was started, and the technology behind it; how they work with authors and illustrators, and the impact these lovely books have on children.

In the second half of this Christmas special, Caroline will share some of her favorite Christmas stories collected over the past almost 80 years!

Join us for another Writers' Voices Christmas!

  • Mon
    Dec 15
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Dec 17
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Santa

  • Mon
    Dec 08
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Dec 10
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

Silver Bells

Silver Bells

  • Mon
    Dec 01
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Dec 03
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

Do you hear what I hear?

Because I hear that for the next four weeks the Wildflowers Café will have some of the best Christmas music around, music from different genres, countries and periods. So be sure to tune in, and I can guarantee you won't have a blue Christmas. Ba rum pum pum pum.

Only on KRUU-FM.

Christmas

Julia PunjTONIGHT: LAST LIVE GREAT TASTE OF THE YEAR!

HY-VEE CLUB ROOM AT 7PM

It's the Indian Hills Culinary crew along with musician Tom Allen tonight for 60 minutes of delicious radio.  Join us for a menu of holiday fare-turkey and turkey dressing, roasted potatoes, cabbage rolls, Christmas mice(?), and maybe an apple tart.

LISTEN on the KRUU STREAM: Wednesday at 7PM

Friday at 7AM

OYSTERS, DONUTS, AND A YULE LOG!

It's perfect listening on KRUU's Great Taste for holiday party ideas as Chef Julia Punj prepared oysters-raw with a riff on traditional cocktail sauce, baked motoyaki style, and pan-fried with a salsa verde. 

  • Sat
    Dec 14
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Mon
    Dec 16
    5:00 am -
    5:00 am

Pirate Satellite

A Family ChristmasThis weekend we're featuring music from A Family Christmas, the brand new holiday release by The Piano Guys. Pirate Satellite usually means ambient electronica, but during the Christmas holidays virtually all genre restrictions fly out the chimney with Santa.

As the Piano Guys write on their site: "We believe as Bobby McFerrin once said, listening to only one kind of music is like insisting on living in only one room of your home your entire life." The album "features new takes on Christmas classics such as "Let it Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "We Three Kings." It's A Family Christmas and other holiday joy, Saturday morning, 9:00 AM Central. We'll post the playlist afterward.

"Good music can be a source of joy, inspiration, and fulfillment."- The Piano Guys