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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

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.

November 26, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Thanksgiving Maryland Style

We still have just enough time to do some shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, the day after tomorrow, and for those who want to carry through with a Eat Local theme, we would like to propose a few side dishes that are quintessentially Maryland.

November 19, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Jerry's Italian Thanksgiving

We've got Thanksgiving coming up, and it's mandatory for a food show like this to give you some tips.  And so we will.  Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen is simply not a big fan of turkey, so what does he end up doing in late November every year?

November 12, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - The Cassoulet Variations

As the Fall settles in for a long stay, we naturally start adjusting our eating habits to accommodate the season.  The brisk weather sharpens our appetites, and motivates us to get outdoors and scurry around.  The upshot is that our taste for more substantial fare increases, and the delicious South of France stew known as Cassoulet is the Grand Père of all hearty dishes.

During a trip to France, maybe a decade ago, I came across a variety of street food that absolutely cracked me up:  it was the French version of the hot dog.  Simply put,  it involved about 10 inches of a baguette and a broom handle.  I kid you not!  We invited out friend Daniel Raffel, the owner of Haute Dog Carte, to talk about his fabulous dogs, made, so it would seem, in the Parisian manner.

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