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Radio Kitchen

Tuesdays 8:45 am
  • Hosted by 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 the Schola Cooking School, offer up-to-date advice on the best in local ingredients, cooking techniques, recipe ideas and gadgets for the kitchen.

Archive Prior to 2014

March 11, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Chowder with Chris Corbett
    
The question these days, of course, is will winter ever go away?  Right now a lot of us are suffering late winter blues, and we desperately need a cure. Which is exactly why we invited our friend Chris Corbett to join us.  He came by to buck us up with talk of chowder.

Chris is a native of Maine, and he carries his heritage with him wherever he goes.  During the winter months he loves to whip up a steaming bowl of New England style chowder (chow-dah, as he says) to keep body and soul together.

Raw Beef

Mar 3, 2014

March 4, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Raw Beef

Our topic this week may be something of a turn-off to some people, and something of interest to others.  Here's the deal:  every now and then, maybe once every two years, I get a hankering for a raw beef sandwich.  It's a taste I inherited directly from my father, so I think it's in my genes.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of the Waterfront Kitchen tells me that every time he puts Beef Tartare on the menu, it sells out.

February 25, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - The All-American Casserole

As winter keeps its icy grip on us, more and more often we seek comfort from our family dinners.  Everyone has a short list of favorite dishes that warm the soul as well as the belly.  I love a simple dish my father taught me, cabbage and noodles, and my mother's old standby, tuna noodle casserole.  In fact the All-American casserole is classic comfort food, and Chef Jerry Pellegrino of the Waterfront Kitchen uncovered a few delicious recipes. 

February 18, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Scalloped Potatoes

There's no denying that this is the season of hearty eating, and along with our big old rib roasts and roasted chickens, there has to be something else on the plate.  And few dishes say "hearty" as well as a nice steaming casserole of scalloped potatoes.

February 11, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Valentine's Day

A little later this week we all have an opportunity to express our love to the one who matters most, and Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen knows that cooking up something special for Valentine's Day is a wonderful way to say you care.

February 4, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Pepper with Liz Nuttle

Pepper is called "The King of All Spices" and with good reason.  When you look at its place in history, pepper is right up there with beer, salt and sugar as the most significant foods of all time.  Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen couldn't get along without it, and neither could I.  When I stopped to ponder pepper, I realized I knew next to nothing about pepper.  Which is why we asked our friend Liz Nuttle, owner of En Olivier fine oils and vinegars, to shed a little light on the subject.

January 28, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Meatballs

Many of us who are of a certain age can remember a wonderful commercial for Alka Seltzer that launched the phrase, "speecie-spicy meatball."  Apparently, this little gut bomb could trigger a lot of discomfort which needed to be put to rest with a little seltzer water. 

 January 21, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Councilman Mosby

January is a month of earnest resolution keeping.  The gyms are packed with folks who have made a commitment to lose a few pounds and get healthy.  This is a laudable policy, and I'm right in there on the treadmills.  But exercise is not enough.  Eating smart is part of the equation.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen is friends with a Baltimore VIP who is really down with this whole concept.

Oysters

Jan 15, 2014

January 14, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Oysters

As we suffer through some very nasty weather this winter, it's good to stop and think about the Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay who are going out day after frigid day to harvest their oysters.  We're in the heart of oyster season right now, and it's a good time to talk about a few of the things you can do with our splendid bivalves.

January 7, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Dumplings

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.   A few weeks ago I made sour beef and dumplings for some friends, and it reminded me how comforting a dumpling can be.  These little balls of cooked dough are simplicity in itself, and their ability to warm the cockles of are hearts in all of proportion to the work it takes to make them.  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, winter is a great time to visit this topic.

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