Radio Kitchen

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?

November 3, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Liberty Delight Farm

As I prowl up and down the aisles of my favorite markets, I start to cook up ideas for the week's coming dinners.  In this season of squash and beets and cabbage, I keep turning to pork as my protein of choice.  One of my all-time favorite meat guys paid a visit to Radio Kitchen:  Shane Hughes of Liberty Delight Farms.

With Halloween coming up, it's a good and responsible idea to see if you can't tempt your kids with some nice home-made treats that may be a little more healthy than some of the store-bought sweets they crave.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School has come up with a list of ideas for treats that will delight your kids.

October 20, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Autumn Spices for Autumn Food

I would say that Autumn is in full swing right now, and this is a great time to be planning your meals based on what you find at the market.  Part of the fun of shopping is having plans for all the food you bring home, and part of planning a dish is knowing how to properly season it.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School says, there seems to be an entire family of spices that seem custom made for the fall.  Here is a list of these marvelous spices and the foods and other spices they work well with.   Many of these spices are not in themselves sweet, but they work very well with sugars.

An Autumn Menu

Oct 13, 2015

October 13, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - An Autumn Menu

As anyone who has visited a farmers market these last few weeks can see, it's Cornucopia Time.  I've been strolling through the farm stands, taking notes, filling my shopping bag, and going home to look up ideas in my library of cookbooks.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School points out, it's child's play to come up with a nice menu for dinner these days.

October 6, 2015 - Radio Kitchen -Tomato Canning and Sauce Making

As Radio Kitchen begins its 14th year, we are pleased to announce that we are going to keep on doin' what we've been doin', and that is talking about the rich bounty of Maryland farms... and how to use it.  So let's start by giving our listeners some tips on how to capture the goodness of all those gorgeous tomatoes out there.

DIY Pickles

Sep 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - DIY Pickles

Summer officially ended last week, and although our local farms are going to be in production for quite some time, it's not too soon to start thinking about what to do with all of that produce.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School, as I was strolling around the market last weekend, I noticed a guy who was selling pickles.  It got me thinking.


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.