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

March 3, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Winter Soups and Stews With Root Vegetables

In the depths of winter we look to the kitchen as a source of warmth and comfort.  And few things warm us up better than a hearty stew.  And since we have so many good root vegetables available to us, it's easy to concoct a delicious winter stew.

February 24, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Vegetable Curries

Starting late last autumn, I began buying pumpkins and squash, cutting them up into bite-sized chunks and freezing them.  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, one culinary tradition in particular knows exactly what to do with pumpkin and squash... and that would be, make a curry.

February 17, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Cooking With Pickled Vegetables  

Late last autumn we encouraged you to buy up freshly harvested vegetables and preserve them for later use.  Well, winter is here and we ought to tell the people how to cook all those pickled veggies.  So let's look beyond pickled cucumbers and embrace everything from green beans, beets, carrots, cauliflower, radishes to hot little peppers.

February 10, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Even’ Star Farms
                    
When it comes to visiting Maryland farms, one of the biggest surprises I've ever had was seeing the winter fields of Even' Star Farm down in St. Mary's County several years ago.  Even in the middle of winter Even' Star looked like Ireland, it was so green.  And that's why we have invited the owner Brett Grohsgal to talk with.

February 3, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Sally Fallon "Nourishing Broth"
                
Last autumn I had the pleasure of meeting one of Maryland's most successful cookbook authors, Sally Fallon.  We got to talking about her latest project, a cookbook called "Nourishing Broth," and it seemed like a natural topic for our show.  We've talked about the importance of good broths and stocks for cooking, so it was  nice to have an expert on hand.
    

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