Jerry Pellegrino

Host, Radio Kitchen

Executive Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Corks restaurant is fascinated by food and wine, and the way they work in harmony on the palate.  His understanding of the two goes all the way to the molecular level, drawing on his advanced education in molecular biology.  His cuisine is simple and surprising, pairing unexpected ingredients together to work with Corks' extensive wine offerings.

His restaurant is set in a quaint 1849 rowhouse in Baltimore's Historic Federal Hill and he has transformed it into what Baltimore Magazine called "a miniature utopia for wine lovers".  But wine is just half of the equation. Corks is a restaurant where diners can be swept up in Chef Pellegrino's passion for food and wine and discover the distinctiveness of ingredients and the way they work together.

Chef Pellegrino is a member of the local board for the American Institute of Wine and Food, Vice Chancellor Culinare of the Baltimore Bailliage of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and often featured in cooking segments on local television.  Under his guidance, Corks has been named one of Baltimore's top 65 restaurants every year since opening in 1997 and has been given "The Wine Spectator" award of excellence.

Ways To Connect

October 6, 2015 - Radio Kitchen -Tomato Canning and Sauce Making

As Radio Kitchen begins its 14th year, we are pleased to announce that we are going to keep on doin' what we've been doin', and that is talking about the rich bounty of Maryland farms... and how to use it.  So let's start by giving our listeners some tips on how to capture the goodness of all those gorgeous tomatoes out there.

DIY Pickles

Sep 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - DIY Pickles

Summer officially ended last week, and although our local farms are going to be in production for quite some time, it's not too soon to start thinking about what to do with all of that produce.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School, as I was strolling around the market last weekend, I noticed a guy who was selling pickles.  It got me thinking.


Sep 22, 2015

September 22, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Apples

There used to be a sweet little tradition in these parts:  if you wanted to get in good with your school teacher, your gave her an apple every day.  Nice idea, but if the poor teacher comes to work every day and finds a plain old Red Delicious apple on here desk, she might get a little cranky.  As Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School has observed, the enterprising elementary school kid can do a lot better than that these days.  Here are some locally produced apples that have caught Jerry's eye.

September 15, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - This Book Cooks

We have a strong heritage of cooking here in Chesapeake Bay country, and I like nothing more than seeing a new cook book come along that brings all of our traditions and all of our locally grown food into one volume.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School knows, that's exactly what our guest today has done.

Buy for Thai

Sep 8, 2015

September 8, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Buy for Thai

One of the best aspects of the Maryland market basket is that it can support not only our indigenous cuisine, it can support cooking traditions from around the world.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School knows, peppers do amazingly well here in Maryland, and that suggests something:  Thai cooking.