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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

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.

December 31, 2013 - Radio Kitchen -  Root Veggies:  A New Year's Resolution

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  With the New Year looming, we think we might have a way to help you make a resolution you might want to actually keep.  Two trends deserve honoring:  the Eat Local Movement, and the Eat Healthy Movement.  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, I'm happy to say that these two fine notions can be blended into one easy resolution:  eat more root vegetables!

December 24, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Hors d'oeuvres for the Holidays

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  Boy, the holidays are right on top of us and the pressure is building.  Not only do we have to worry about doing our part for big planned parties that friends are throwing, we have to deal with those wonderful spontaneous celebrations that pop up. 

December 17, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Gifts

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  It's quite fortunate that we still have a week left for shopping for the holidays.  I've still got a few slots to fill, and whenever I can't make up my mind, I think "kitchen."  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, this is a good opportunity to talk about what's out there.
 

December 10, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Indian Pudding (with Chris Corbett)

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  I was browsing through my Facebook the other day and I came across an article about Indian Pudding.  The gist of it was that Indian Pudding is little known outside of New England... which seems true because I didn't even know what it was.  So, Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, I decided to ask my friend Chris Corbett, a New England native and philosopher of food to come on and educate us about how it's done Down East.

December 3, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Croquettes

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  During my recent trip to Spain, I kept encountering a type of food that grew on me every time I tried it.  It was the "croqueta," meaning of course, "croquette."  I never knew what was going to be inside these little fried shapes.  Sometimes it was seafood, sometimes it was cheese.  There were pork croquettes, and something like black bean croquettes.  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of the Waterfront Kitchen, we've never talked about these delightful little treats before.

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