Radio Kitchen

Tuesdays 8:45 am
Hosted by: Al Spoler and Chef Jerry Pellegrino

Every Tuesday morning at 8:45 WYPR listeners are treated to a tasty serving of culinary advice on "Radio Kitchen".

Hosts Al Spoler and Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen offer up-to-date advice on the best in local ingredients, cooking techniques, recipe ideas and gadgets for the kitchen.


Radio Kitchen #1343
8:27 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Stuffed Peppers Rioja Style

July 28, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Stuffed Peppers Rioja Style

It always happens:  I go on a trip and I try a wonderful dish and I want to recreate it at home.  In this case I was in Spain, in a lovely restaurant in Salamanca where they served us a dish of red peppers stuffed with shredded beef, smothered in a tangy pepper and tomato sauce.  The menu translated the name of the dish as Stuffed Peppers Rioja Style.

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Radio Kitchen #1342
8:49 am
Tue July 21, 2015

Maryland Peaches

July 21, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Maryland Peaches
I'm not quite sure why it is, but I don't think Maryland gets enough credit for its peaches.  This is high season for this wonderfully sweet and versatile fruit.  My favorite farmers, like Dave Hocheimer of Black Rock Orchards, are bringing their peaches to the market by the ton.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School can attest, there's a lot to like when it comes to peaches.

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Radio Kitchen #1341
8:29 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Churrasco and Chesapeake Chimichuri

July 14, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Churrasco and Chesapeake Chimichuri

One of the things that I like most about Maryland-grown food is the number of different culinary traditions it supports.  Inspired by a recent trip to Puerto Rico, I went shopping for the ingredients for a well-known Latino specialty, Churrasco.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino was the beneficiary of my cooking.

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Radio Kitchen #1340
8:14 am
Tue July 7, 2015


July 7, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Blueberries

One of my favorite fruits is showing up in the market these days.  Those wonderful little blueberries are here, and that puts a smile on my face. A lot of Maryland farms have pick-your-own programs that translate into a wonderful family day in the country.  And one of the first things we come to realize is that there is an enormous number of varieties.  Whichever you discover, the opportunities for delightful summer dishes are the same.

Here's some recipes Jerry came up with.

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Radio Kitchen #1339
12:29 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

All Those Potatoes

June 30, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - All those Potatoes

Strolling around the Farmers Market the other day, I was taken by the surprising variety of potatoes available.  It seems there is some sort of heirloom action going on in Spudsville, and that's really good news.  There's nothing like jazzing up and old standby.  Here are some of the potatoes you're going to find.

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