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 Waterfront Kitchen offer up-to-date advice on the best in local ingredients, cooking techniques, recipe ideas and gadgets for the kitchen.

Apples

Sep 22, 2015

September 22, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Apples

There used to be a sweet little tradition in these parts:  if you wanted to get in good with your school teacher, your gave her an apple every day.  Nice idea, but if the poor teacher comes to work every day and finds a plain old Red Delicious apple on here desk, she might get a little cranky.  As Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School has observed, the enterprising elementary school kid can do a lot better than that these days.  Here are some locally produced apples that have caught Jerry's eye.

September 15, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - This Book Cooks

We have a strong heritage of cooking here in Chesapeake Bay country, and I like nothing more than seeing a new cook book come along that brings all of our traditions and all of our locally grown food into one volume.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School knows, that's exactly what our guest today has done.

Buy for Thai

Sep 8, 2015

September 8, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Buy for Thai

One of the best aspects of the Maryland market basket is that it can support not only our indigenous cuisine, it can support cooking traditions from around the world.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School knows, peppers do amazingly well here in Maryland, and that suggests something:  Thai cooking.

Melons

Sep 1, 2015

September 1, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Melons

It's hard to imagine a Maryland summer without melons.  This state, especially the Eastern Shore, is perfect for growing them.  We're all used to the wonderful cantaloupes and watermelons, but there are a whole lot more available now that you may not have tried.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School can testify the folks out there are in for a tasty treat.

August 25, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Al's Market Report

If you love local produce, this is the Happy Season.  You'll never see greater abundance as you'll see now, and every year our Maryland farmers are working hard to bring exciting new food to the market.  Here's an idea of what's out there that will give you a fun day at the market.

August 18, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Onions in All Their Variety

Of all the varieties of produce that are grown in Maryland, one of them happens to be ubiquitous world-wide.  And that's the onion.  I've tried and tried, but I can't think of any cuisine anywhere that doesn't rely on this most savory of vegetables.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School agrees, there seems to be a special onion for every conceivable use.

Timpano

Aug 11, 2015

August 11, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Timpano

In 1996, a movie came out that captured my imagination.  "The Big Night" told the story of two young Italian brothers who wanted to make their little New York restaurant a temple to classic Italian cooking.  To promote their cuisine, they plan for a special dinner featuring a special dish:  the timpano.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School can bear witness that yours truly figured out how to tackle this wonderful dish.

Corn Season

Aug 4, 2015

August 4, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Corn Season

In case you haven't noticed, we'd better point out that Maryland sweet corn is in the market in a very big way.  Keeping in mind that whatever kind of weather we get during a summer, it's always good for at least some kind of crop... this has been a great year for corn.  It just doesn't get any better than this for corn lovers. Here are some of Jerry's thoughts on corn, plus recipes for flavored butters that will add to your pleasure.

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.

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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