• Wed
    Nov 22
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Nov 24
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Nourished and Zingerman's Bakehouse on Great Taste this Week!

NourishedLia Huber, the author of Nourished:  A Memoir of Food, Faith and Enduring Love, is my guest on the opening segment of this week's show.  Lia has a writing style that engaged me as a reader and I lost myself in the intimate way she shared her story.  There are reicpes in the book, but her focus is the personal journey and how she discovered a practical way to eat well.

You can check out her website The Nourish Evolution here.  Talking with her was one of the highlights of doing the Great Taste show this year.


  • Wed
    Jun 18
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Fri
    Jun 20
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Local Iron Chefs and Art of Cultures-GREAT TASTE this Week!

Iron Chef WinnersSeveral weeks ago I had the honor of being one of the judges at the final of the Iron Chef competition for upper school students enrolled in an advanced culinary course at the Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment (MSAE).  The three winners-Overall Victor-Mickey DeAngelis, Most Creative-Brandon Pratherhuff, and Best Presentation-Davin Titus will join me at KRUU along with their teacher, Laurie Baumann. 

The plan is for the competition to go an extra round as each student will bring a dish to the studio.  Really, I am just looking for more to eat from these talented individuals.  True confession-I wasn't expecting to be blown away by the dishes these guys created during the competition, but it happened.  I'll let them share the details about the ingredients they were given, the rules, and what transpired in the heat of our local kitchen stadium.

As their prize for winning, we went to the Lincoln Wine Bar in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and the boys enjoyed the terrific pizzas turned out by owner Matt Steigerwald and his crew.  As an added bonus, Matt and his wife, Michelle, ate dinner with us, and afterwards he took the budding cooks behind the counter to show them the pizza oven.

Click on READ MORE (below right) for information on the second half of the show.

We'll share our ideas for yummy holiday party food when you tune into

GREAT TASTE tonight or for our encore performance Friday morning 8-9 AM.

Don't miss the fun and good eats!

KRUU's unique food show where we're always Cooking in the Studio.