Mad Genius Tips & Siriously Delicious, Fish from NC Streams & Shores

Books to really cook from: Justin Chapple of Mad Genius Tips, http://www.justinchapple.com/, Just Cook It; Siri Daly, http://siriouslydelicious.blogspot.com/, Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and not so Nutritious) Simple Recipes for Real Home Cooks; Debbie Moose, Raleigh NC, www.debbiemoose.com, Carolina Catch: Cooking North Carolina Fish & Shellfish from Mountains to Coast.

Best Food in LA, Window on Provence, Coconut+Avocado from NZ

Don’t forget to File your Tax Return by Monday. Alison Clare Steingold, Los Angeles, https://alisonsteingold.contently.com/, The LA Cookbook: Recipes from the Best Restaurants Bakeries & Bars in Los Angeles; Georgeanne Brennan, http://georgeannebrennan.com/., Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine and Culture of the South of France; Chris Nathan, Founder & CEO, Cocavo, Whangarei, NZ, www.cocavo,com, Combining Coconut & Avocado for Cooking Oils.

Great Books on How to Add Variety to your Kitchen; Mexico in the US South

Great Books on how to Cook with greater variety, plus a Mexican-American Success Story you can emulate in Your Kitchen: Alison Roman, Brooklyn NY, https://www.alisoneroman.com/about/, Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes; Jenn Segal, Blogger, Potomac MD, https://www.onceuponachef.com/, Once Upon a Chef; Eddie Hernandez, Chef-Partner, Taqueria Del Sol, several locations in GA & TN, www.taqueriadelsol.com/, Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices up the Southern Kitchen.

Happy Easter & Passover; Tribute to Culinary Icon Edna Lewis, Jelly Beans & Cider

We wish Happy Easter & Passover to all ON the Menu listeners around the world.  A tribute to an Iconic Chef, who celebrated the Cooking of the American South; Who knew about Jelly Bean’s most popular flavors; plus Craft Cider and an Unusual Urban experiment:  Sara Franklin, https://www.sarabfranklin.com/, Kingston NY, Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Legend; Tom Carter, Media Director, The Candystore, LA, www.candystore.com, Statistical Analysis Reveals the most Popular Flavor of Jelly Beans; Alejandro del Peral, Fonder & Cider Maker, Nine Pin Cider, www.ninepincider.com, Albany NY, Craft Cider & the Urban Orchard Project.

Exotic Award-Winning Chocolate Bars, Oat Milk, Little Fluffy Head Teas

Exotic, Award-winning Chocolate Bars, Milk made from Oats & a New Tea Taste Sensation: Brian Wallace, Founder & Partner, Endorfin Foods, Craft Chocolate Bars with Cardamone, Absinthe, Coconut Mylk & Sugar, Berkeley CA, www.endorfinfoods.com; Mike Messersmith, US General Mgr, Oatly-the original Oat Milk, NYC, www.oatly.com; Jenny Zheng, Founder, Little Fluffy Head Café, Bubble Teas & Cheese Teas, LA, www.littlefluffyhead.com.

Definitive Information on Liquors, Cocktails including Kosher items

A Definitive Tome on Spiritous Liquors, and Cocktail Mixers to rave about. Also Kosher Foods- not just for Passover: Richard Carleton Hacker, a True Expert on Spirits from around the world, Sherman Oaks CA, The Connoisseur's Guide to Worldwide Spirits, http://www.richardcarletonhacker.com/; Meredith Orfanos, Director of Communications, Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixes, Salem MA, https://www.powellandmahoney.com/; Vicki Jakubovic, Spokesperson for Kayco, Bayonne NJ, www.kayco.com & www.kosher.com.

New Ideas on Preparing Both Meats & Veggies

Fresh Ways with both Meat & Vegetables: Lee Clayton Roper, The Seasoned Kitchen, Denver CO, www.seasonedkitchen.com/,  Fresh Tastes: From a Well-Seasoned Kitchen; Camas Davis, Founder, The Good Meat Project, Portland OR, www.thegoodmeatproject.com; Shelley Westerhausen, Vegetarian Ventures, Bloomington IN, www.vegetarianventures.com, Platters & Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion.

Home-grown in Pittsburgh James Beard Semi-Finalist , TV-host Lorilyn Bauer, Vegan in 7 Ingrediients

Meet a Pittsburgh-based James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist for Outstanding Restauranteur, Take a New Look at Essential Sauces and Find a Fresh Approach to Cooking Vegan: Rick Deshantz, Founder & Partner, Deshantz Restaurant Group, Pittsburgh, http://richarddeshantz.com/restaurants/, Semi Finalist, JBF Outstanding Restaurateur; Lorilynn Bauer, TV Personality – Iron Chef America, Redwood City CA, https://twitter.com/redlulucooks, The Art of the Perfect Sauce (with Ramin Ganeshram); Rita Serano, Food Blogger, Amsterdam Netherlands, http://www.ritaserano.com/, Vegan in 7: Delicious Plant-based Recipes in 7 Ingredients or Fewer.

It's Chinese New Year, How to Cook Chinese & Indian with an American Twist

Honoring Chinese New Year, a fresh approach to Potluck Dinners, and Indian cooking tweaked American: Hsiao-Ching Chou. Food Journalist & Cooking Instructor, Seattle WA, www.mychinesesoulfood.com, Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir Fries. Soups & More; Ali Rosen, TV Chef, Charleston SC, www.potluckvideo.com, Bring It: Tried & True Recipes for Potlucks & Casual Entertaining; Asha Shivakumar, Blogger, San Francisco, www.foodfashionparty.com, Masala & Meatballs: Incredible Indian Dishes with an American Twist.

2-Star British Chef MIchael Wignall; Carr Valley Cheese; a Bakery Incubator in Pittsburgh

This week – a Miscellany--a serial 2-Star British Chef, 5 Generations of Cheesemaking & a new bakery incubator in in Pittsburgh: Michael Wignall, embarking on a new Restaurant Venture after winning 2 Michelin Stars in Yorkshire, in Surrey and most recently at Gidleigh Park in Devon UK; Sid Cook Master Cheesemaker, Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle WI, http://www.carrvalleycheese.com/aboutus.asp; Phil Enck, Manager, The Bakery Society of Pittsburgh-First Bakery Incubator in the USA, www.tbspgh.com

Healthy Eating & Drinking, Spices, Tonics & Teas; Healthy Jewish Recipes

Healthy Eating & Drinking: Mark Stevens, Author & Film Director, New Orleans LA, Cooking with Spices: 100 Recipes for Blends, Marinades & Sauces from around the World; Lee White, Mendocino Teas, Tuber Tonic, Chai & Fine Teas, https://mendocinotea.com/; Paula Shoyer, Chevy Chase MD, www.thekosherbaker.com, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion.

Nonino - 120 years of Grappa; Snails & Charcuterie, Wines from Mornington OZ

120 Years of Artisanal Grappa Distillation, Farmed Snails, a Great Book about Charcuterie, and Wines from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula (in honor of the Australian Open Tennis Tournament ending today):  Antonella & Elisabetta Nonino, Family Partners, Nonino Distillatori, Percoto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, www.grappanonino.it; Taylor Knapp, Founder, Peconic Snails, Fresh Snails & Snail Caviar, Cutchogue NY www.peconicescargot.com;  Meredith Leigh, Mereleigh Food, Ashville NC, www.mereleighfood.com, Pure Charcuterie: the Craft & Poetry of Curing Meats at Home; then Ocean 8 & Polpero wines from the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia.

Metal Sheet for Baking, The Lotus Wok & Healthy Stir Fry, Belgian Chocodiem, Mira Merlot

Baking with Metal Sheets, cooking with Woks & Special Treats – Belgian Chocolate & Napa Wines with a Southern Connection: Andris Lagsdin, Inventor of the Baking Steel, Boston MA, www.bakingsteel.com; Baking with Steel: The Revolutionary New Approach to Perfect Pizza Bread & More; Ching-He Huang, TV Chef & Inventor of The Lotus Wok, LA-London & Asia, https://www.chinghehuang.com/; Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-Fry Recipes; Jean-Paul Hepp, Chocodiem Belgian Artisan Chocolate, Clinton NJ & Easton PA, www.chocodiem.com; Gustavo Gonzalez, Winemaker, Mira Family Estates, Napa CA & Charleston SC, Mira’s inaugural Merlot vintage, www.miranapa.com.

Super Sauces - Simple Meals - Some Secret, some for Sunday Supper

Super Sauces and/or Simple Meals:James Patterson, Brooklyn, www.jimcooks.com, Sauces: Classical & Contemporary Sauce Making 4th Edition; Vanessa Seder, Stonewall Kitchen, York Maine, http://www.vanessaseder.com/, Secret Sauces: Fresh & Modern Recipes with Hundreds of Ideas for Elevating Everyday Dishes; Amanda Cushman, Chapel Hill NC, www.amandacooks.com, Simple Real Food: Delicious Clean Food Prepared Simply; Cynthia Graubart, Atlanta GA, www.cynthiagraubart.com, Sunday Suppers: Simple Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings.

Christmas Greetings. Celebrating the Holiday Italian Style in the USA; Fine Wine+Oil from Umbria

Very Merry Christmas Greetings to all OTM Listeners around the World.  And for this Week’s program  - Who celebrates the Festive Season Better than Italians – we bring you three of our Best.  Lidia Bastianich, Chef-Restaurateur & Cooking TV Celebrity, Queens NYC, www.lidiasitaly.com, Celebrate like an Italian: 220 Foolproof Recipes that make every Meal a Party; Gabrielle Corcors, Chef-Partner, The Tuscan Gun, Brooklyn, http://thetuscangun.com/, Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes & Simple Pleasures from our Kitchen to Your Table; Lorenzo DeMonaco, Owner, Winemaker, La Segreta, Collazzonia, Umbria Italy, www.lasegreta.com, Fine Wines and Olive Oils;

Karen Page on Kitchen Creativity; LA Mexicana; Recipes-People-Places-getting involved

Three outstanding contributions to the Cookbook genre: Karen Page, with Photographer Andrew Dornenburg, NYC, https://www.karenandandrew.com/, Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius; Bill Esparza, Journalist & TV personality, Los Angeles, www.streetgourmetla.com, L A Mexicano: Recipes, People, Places; Julia Turshen, Upstate NY, http://www.juliaturshen.com/, Feed the Resistance: Recipes & Ideas for Getting Involved.

US Chefs atop the World - The Bocuse D'Or; Our Friend Chris Fennimore' Book. 2018 Freeman Report

How the USA won the celebrated Bocuse D’Or.  It took a big page-turner book by a winning chef to explain how, a captivating account.  OTM’s long time friend and popular PBS chef, Chris Fennimore, finally pens his first Cookbook; and Food Industry  Guru Andrew Freeman “crystal balls” what to expect in 2018:  Philip Tessier, formerly Executive Sous Chef, The French Laundry, http://www.philiptessier.com, co-founder and culinary director of Hestan Smart Cooking; http://www.hestan.com/newsroom/; Chasing Bocuse: Americas Journey to the Culinary World Stage; Chris Fennimore, many years Host of QED Cooks, http://www.pbs.org/food/ (with Chef Daniel Agurera), Simple Pleasures: Recipes & Memories of Real Food); Andrew Freeman, Restaurant & Hospitality Consulting Specialist, the af&co 2018 Trends Report https://www.afandco.com/.

"Drink to me Only"' Rum & Cordials, Niven Winery Paso Robles, Tonics & Teas, Marshmallows+Cocoa

A Mostly Liquid Program--Wine, Rum, Tonics and ……. Marshmallows (with cocoa); Christian Roguenant, Winemaker, Niven Family Wine Estates, Eden Valley – Paso Robles, California, www.nivenfamilywines.com, specializing in exotic grapes (Gruner Veltliner, Albarino) and True Myth, a glorious Cab with Butterflies all over the label; Tunch & Aylin Doker, Partners, Turquoiselife, Importers & Distributors of unique international Cordials – such as Parce Rum from Colombia, Chicago IL, www.turquoiselife.com; Rachel de Thample, River Cottage, Axminster UK, www.racheldethamples.com, Vital Tonics & Soothing Teas: Traditional & Modern Remedies; Lindzi Shanks & Kat Connor, Partners, XO Marshmallows, Chicago IL, https://www.xomarshmallow.com.  

 

Culinary Giants Publish Once Again; Darina Allen, Joanne Chang. Myron Mixon

Culinary Giants dish food: Darina Allen, Founder, Ballymaloe Cookery School, Shanagarry, E. Cork, Ireland, www.cookingisfun.ieGrow Cook Nourish: A Kitchen Garden Companion in 400 Recipes; Joanne Chang, Owner, Flour Bakeries, & Myer+ Chang Cafe, Boston MA, https://flourbakery.com/,Myers & Chang At Home; Myron Mixon, BBQ Master, Unadilla GA, http://www.jacksoldsouth.com/, https://myronmixonsmokers.com/, https://www.mapleguild.com, Tailgating with Maple.

Thanksgiving Greetings; This Episode Mostly Bread; Sullivan St, Zingerman's Ecovessel Pots

We wish Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  Based on recent information, even European Restaurants are beginning to catch on to demand for the USA-traditional Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce that will be on our Menu too!  But today’s program is mostly about Baking, plus a new source of cleverly designed, sustainable food & drink containers: Jim Lahey, Founder, Sullivan Street Bakery NYC, Miami FL, www.sullivanstreetbakery.com; The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook; Amy Emberling & Frank Carollo, Zingermans Bakehouse, Ann Arbor MI, www.zingermansbakehouse.com, Zingerman's Bakehouse; Jon Fox, CEO, Ecovessel, innovatively designed food & drink containers, Boulder CO, www.ecovessel.com

"Dairy" Stories; Bufffalo Mozzarella from Colombia, Nut Milk from OZ, All About Chickens

Dairy Stories!!  Alejandro Gomez, Founder, & Alexa Bell, Director Business Development, Buf  Creamery, Colombia & Charlottesville VA, Producers of Mozzarella, Burrata, Ricotta, etc, from the Milk of Grass-Fed Water Bufffalo, www.bufcreamery.com; Elaine Khosrova, Food Historian, Hudson Valley NY, Butter: A Rich History; Jim Richards, CEO, Milkadamia, Nut Milk made from Australian Macadamia Nuts, Byron Bay NSW & Burr Ridge IL, http://www.milkadamia.com/; Lisa Steele, Chicken Farmer, Maine; http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/, Fresh Eggs Daily.

OTM Reports from Star Chefs Congress. Lots of Chefs, Lots of Exciting New Ingredients

Remember to turn back your timepieces. This program is our report from the StarChefs 12th Annual International Chefs Congress held recently in Brooklyn--3 FULL days meeting Chefs and Exhibitors, and despite how busy it was we captured some interesting sound bites: Eduardo Jordan, Chef-Owner, June Baby & Salare, Seattle, https://www.junebabyseattle.com/, http://salarerestaurant.com/; Hari Cameron, Chef Owner, a(muse) & Grandpa Mac, Rehoboth DE, http://www.amuse-rehoboth.com/, http://www.grandpamac.com/; Luis Arce Mota, Chef-Partner, La Contenta NYC, http://lacontentanyc.com/; Max McCalman, Maitre Fromager, NYC, http://www.max-mccalman.com/; David Sasuga, Fresh Origins, Exotic Edible Flowers & Plants, including Wasabi Leaves & Stems, San Marcos CA, www.freshorigins.com; Michael Fabro, VP North America, ORA KING, King Salmon from NZ, www.orakingsalmon.com, NYC; Gabriele de Foresta & Elliott Pierron, CNI Brands, Importers of Pisco from Chile, NYC, www.cnibrands.com; Emma Charron, www.mbws.com, Ft, Lauderdale FL, Templeton Rye, http://www.templetonrye.com/, Templeton IA

Its all about Temperature; Thermometers & Timers; Must Have & Adventurous Recipes for Slow Cooker

Cooking, it’s all about the temperature--how to measure it and how to control it: Tim Robinson, Founder, ThermoWorks, Cooking  Thermometers and Timers to make sure your Thanksgiving Dinner turns out just right, American Fork UT, www.thermoworks.com.  Then there's the Slow Cooker--how to use it successfully & creatively: Phyllis Good, Lancaster PA,  http://fix-itandforget-it.com/blog/about-phyllis/Stock the Crock:100 Must-Have Slow-Cooker Recipes, 200 Variations for Every Appetite; Sarah DiGregorio, Brooklyn NY, http://sarahdigregorio.com/, Adventures in Slow Cooking.

London Calling - World Kosher Recipes, The World of Fine Wine, Neal's Yard Dairy

A Modern Jewish Cookbook, a Book devoted to “Real Cheese,”and, finally, a Serious Slice of Culinary History: Tracey Fine & Georgie Tarn, Creators of the Brand “Jewish Princesses”, London, https://www.thejewishprincesses.com/, The Modern Jewish Table: 100 Kosher Recipe from around the Globe; Bronwen & Francis Percival, Bronwen – Cheese Buyer, Neal’s Yard Dairy, London, Francis  Percival, The World of Fine Wine, London, https://www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk/, http://www.londongastronomyseminars.com/, Reinventing the Wheel; Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese; Culinary Historian Laura Shapiro, NYC, https://laurashapirowriter.com/, What She Ate; Six Remarkable Women and the Food that tells their Stories.

Jacques Pepin, Andrew Garbarino, Spice Stores in NYC, Recipe Shorts from Canada

Cooking French, a well-loved veteran chef “passes the torch” to his grand-daughter, a young Chef-Owner launches 2 Restaurants right in our neighborhood, a Cookbook Author inspired by the Food Scene in NYC, & recipes packed into instructions that are “Twitter length.  Listen to: Jacques Pepin, legendary French Master Chef & TV Personality, Madison CT, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques Pepin, a Grandfather’s Lessons: in the Kitchen with Shorey; Andrew Garbarino, Chef-Partner, Bar Frenchman & The Twisted Frenchman, Pittsburgh, http://thetwistedfrenchman.com/; Tracey Ceurvels, Creator, The NYC Kitchen Blog, NYC http://newyorkcity.kitchen/, The NYC Kitchen Cookbook: 150 Recipes Inspired by the Specialty Food Shops, Spice Stores & Markets of New York City; & Andrea Stewart, Fouder, Ingredients Matter, Toronto, http://recipeshorts.com/, Recipe Shorts: Delicious Dishes in 140 Characters.