BWUC EXCLUSIVE: Chef Amanda Freitag reveals why Brussels Sprouts suddenly became edible in 2002! She also shared a great pork-on-pork recipe, which I misunderstood as pork-on-pork-on-pork and inadvertently made it better. Next: pork-on-pork-on-pork, batter-dipped and deep-fried — coming soon to the Wisconsin State Fair.
We always have a good time when Sandra Lee calls in. Today she had a nice candy corn buzz on as she shared tips on Halloween costumes, decor, and adult beverages. At the end, she called me “honey.” Either she forgot who she was talking to, or we’ve really bonded over the years in the 6-to-8 minutes we have together every 6 months or so.
Restaurant owner, James Beard award winner and Top Chef Season 4 champion Stephanie Izard called in to talk about a new series of stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service to honor some legendary chefs. We also talked about her recent win on Top Chef Duels, then I derailed the whole chat by shamelessly begging for a reservation at Girl & The Goat.
Chef Robert Irvine from “Dinner Impossible” and “Restaurant Impossible” called into plug his upcoming live show, share some tips for dining on the road, and threaten to crush my skull with his bicep.
Max Silvestri‘s newest album is King Piglet. He is also part of a new TV show called “The Feed” airing on the FYI Network. We talked about comedy and his lovely and charming co-host, Gail Simmons.