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

January 12, 2016 - Radio Kitchen - Cooking with Winter Greens

Last week we talked about making vegetable-based winter stews that could tempt and satisfy the most demanding palate.  This week we want to continue the theme and talk about how to use one of the few local ingredients still in production, and that would be winter greens.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School has learned, something amazing happens when these hardy vegetables get exposed to some really cold weather.  They get sweeter and more flavorful!

January 5, 2016 - Radio Kitchen - Vegetable Stews

During the coldest days of the year we all start to crave a big steaming kettle of stew.  Ordinarily I would think of a beef stew as being my go-to dinner idea, but with a little thought you can actually come up with vegetable-based stews that are equally satisfying.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School points out, the trick is finding ingredients that can fill and satisfy.

December 29, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Winter Desserts

We're in the middle of the holidays and I'm willing to bet that more than a few of us are bending our diets a bit.  This time of year, it's tough to pass up those wonderful desserts that folks make for us.  So if you feel like indulging a little bit (because you can work it off later) Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School has a few ideas.  And it all centers on making a pie.

December 22, 2015 - Radio Kitchen -  Kerry Dunnington:  Holiday Appetizers

With Christmas breathing down our necks, quite a few of us are undoubtedly sweating out the final details of a holiday party.  Coming up with just the right appetizers can be tough, so we invited our good friend Kerry Dunnington on the show to help us out.  Kerry is the author of "This Book Cooks" and is a staunch locavore.

With the holiday season approaching, we have to give a thought or two the question of little gifts we can take to a party with us.  And since Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School has been doing quite a bit of work lately with his classes at Schola on baking bread, I thought I'd get some advice from him.

December 8, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Brussels Sprouts

When it comes to green vegetables, and I eat a lot of them, I have a list of my big 4.  Broccoli, green beans, asparagus and Brussels sprouts are on my vegetable Mt. Rushmore, but I needed to ask Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School how I could broaden my technique.  So he gave me a few new ideas.

December 1, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Apple Desserts Other Than Pies

 If you've been shopping at our local markets lately, you might have noticed that we still have a lot of apples coming in.  This is great, and because our local farmers know how to keep the apples fresh, you'll still have them for some time to come.  But as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School has said, there's lot  more you can do with apples beyond apple pie.

November 24, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Thanksgiving Sides: Part Two

Just a couple more days until the biggest meal of the year and I imagine more than a few folks are sweating it out:  what am I going to put on the table next to the turkey?  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School observes, there are a lot of great options still available at this late hour.

November 17, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Thanksgiving Sides

 I'm sure that home cooks all over Maryland are diligently poring over cookbooks looking for some fresh ideas for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Early  autumn is a great time to go shopping for fresh local produce, and Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Scola Cooking School, I think we ought to give you a few ideas to work with.

While searching the web, I came across a video by one of my favorite TV chefs, Alton Brown.  He gave us a quick lesson in constructing a good casserole, and we jotted it down.


Nov 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Okra

A few weeks ago I was having dinner at the Ambassador Dining Room, Baltimore's premier Indian restaurant.  Our meal started out with two vegetable appetizers, including a fabulous squash dish that featured okra.  It was wonderful, and it made me wonder, why doesn't everybody love okra?