The amazing Gisella Isidori is our special guest on a bonus GREAT TASTE show live from Hy-Vee on Thursday evening. Fresh from surviving Hurricane Sandy, Gisella blew into Fairfield last weekend and proceeded to capture the hearts of local food lovers and Italophiles. On Sunday, she taught a hands-on class at the At Home Store with 20 people. In a little over two hours they made 12 different dishes including polenta, sauces, and dessert. On Monday, a group of middle school students at MSAE learned how to make pasta and two sauces with her. Tuesday at Indian Hills she interacted with 30 culinary students, and they turned out an array of 12 plates featuring classic Italian dishes such as risotto Milanese.
The holidays are in sight so over the next few shows we're going to ratchet things up to help you prepare. This week we even have two "live" shows for your listening or, if you are a local, viewing pleasure.
Our first guest is author and editor, Gina Hyams. Gina came up with a very fun concept-hosting cooking contests at home. She's packaged the idea, so far, into three "in a box" products-Pie Contest in a Box, Chili Cook-Off in a Box, and her newest release, Christmas Cookie Contest in a Box. Each kit includes everything you need as the fun party host-judge badges, prize ribbons, scorecards, and more. We'll cook up some chili and talk with Gina about how to throw a different and exciting holiday party, plus we'll give away one of each of the "in a box" items. If you bring some chili, a pie or Christmas cookies to share with the audience, you'll get first chance at the prizes.
Make Fairfield's Hy-Vee your destination Wednesday at 7 pm as KRUU's Great Taste broadcasts live from the Club Room/Food Laboratory. Our special guest is Gisella Isidori, well-known Italian Food and Travel consultant, and general whirlwind.
Join Gisella for the show where she'll discuss different Italian regional food traditions, current food trends in Italy, and share some of her favorite recipes. She'll make several dishes including a Sicilian orange salad, the classic pasta dish spaghetti cacao e pepe, and more. After the show stick around for another hour of cooking and a question and answer session.
Don't miss this great chance to learn how to prepare authentic Italian specialties. If you can't join us, tune into the stream at www.kruufm.com. Ciao.