We always have fun talking to Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and this time I really needed her help to avoid a pre-holiday meltdown and/or freakout as we get ready to host Thanksgiving at our house. Alex had some great tips on staying organized, coming up with healthy versions of holiday classics, and how not to drive yourself (meaning me) crazy.Follow @bigwakeupcall
We always have fun when Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian calls in, and this time we got right down to business and talked steak and red wine. Listen carefully for GZ’s most valuable tip for successfully cooking a sirloin steak with a cast iron pan — it’s life-changing!Follow @bigwakeupcall
Geoffrey Zakarian is an Iron Chef and one of the stars of “The Kitchen” on Food Network, my favorite way to start a Saturday morning. In fact, with GZ’s appearance (and he was totally fine with me calling him GZ), I’ve now interviewed 4/5 of the panel with Jeff Mauro being the only holdout. [Jeff! Come do our show!] GZ called in with some expert grilling tips just in time for the unofficial kickoff of barbecue season this Memorial Day Weekend.
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.