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.

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Radio Kitchen #1337
8:22 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Grilling for Father's Day

June 16, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Grilling for Father's Day

One of the most enduring images of American suburban life (Al's background, as it happens) is the Dad of the Family holding court grillside in the backyard.  And for many of us,  there is something near perfect about a fiery grill, a set of tongs, a big hunk of meat and a gaggle of hungry people. So this Father's Day, we thought we'd toss out few ideas for the grill.

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Radio Kitchen #1336
9:29 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Strawberry and Rhubarb

June 9, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Strawberry and Rhubarb

This is high season for one of the odder couples in the food universe:  strawberries and rhubarb.  OK, we get the strawberries, but rhubarb is a different matter.  But according to Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen, in many ways this is a marriage made in heaven.

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Radio Kitchen #1335
8:33 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Dressings for Spring Salads with Liz Nuttle

June 2, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Dressings for Spring Salads with Liz Nuttle

These days, if you can't go out and find the makings for a summer salad, you may not have a pulse.  This is high season for delicious locally grown produce to show up in the markets.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen would admit, the fixings are only half of the salad.  We need the dressing too.

So we asked Liz Nuttle, owner of EN Olivier, to swing by with some salad dressing advice.  EN Olivier is one of our favorite stores, with lots of great super premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and other gourmet items.    

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Radio Kitchen #1334
5:30 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Spring Mushrooms

 May 26,2015 - Radio Kitchen - Spring Mushrooms

During the first few weeks of spring, fresh Maryland produce seems to spring up like, well, mushrooms.  In fact this is a great time of the year to go shopping for your favorite fungi.  And we know that cooks all over town are pretty excited about these new arrivals.  What we are finding now are the portobello, criminis, white button, shiitake, and the queen of them all, the woodsy morel.

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Radio Kitchen #1333
8:13 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Fish From the Bay

May 19, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Fish from the Bay

Shopping this time of year for fresh Maryland produce is a pleasure.  Spring brings us broccoli, cabbage, asparagus and tons of herbs and greens. A lot of us are thinking light, and finding a suitable protein for the plate couldn't be easier.  So while we are composing brilliant variations on the theme of spring vegetables, we can dip into the Bay for suitable partners.

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