Monday, March 9, 2009

Ep. 29 - Famous Guest Chefs Come to Ithaca

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It's time for the 20th Annual Guest Chefs Dinner Series at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and we're sharing the experience with you.

First is our interview with the first Guest Chef of 2009, Aida Mollenkamp. She's the popular host of "Ask Aida"on the Food Network and also the food editor at, but she spent time in Ithaca earning her degree at the Cornell Hotel School. She was very excited to be back in town to share her enthusiasm for fresh regional cooking .

We also have a special dining review for this episode all about our experiences at the Guest Chef dinner with the James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés. A master of combining the old-world flavors of Spain with modern avant guard techniques, his restaurants in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles have made him one of the most successful chefs in the country. It was an amazing dinner and you can see photos of every single dish and bottle of wine we were served on our Flickr page, along with notes and sources for some of the ingredients.

And as always, we've got news on upcoming food events and other updates from our listeners. If you want to get in touch or be part of a future episode, you may leave a comment on the blog, call our voicemail line anytime at 607-215-4392, or send an email to: feedback at eatingithaca dot com. Remember to follow us on Twitter for continuing updates throughout the week. Thanks for joining us!

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Anonymous said...

With Hot Cross Bun season approaching, it might be a good time to explore where it, or other yummy bakery products, can be obtained.


Anonymous said...

Another seasonal treat you might try are the varieties of "Kosher for Passover" soda that appear around this time of year (they have REAL SUGAR in them rather than high-fructose corn syrup). I believe MHA keeps tabs on this kind of thing ;-)



Thanks for these ideas, Doug! We'll see what we can find out in time for the next episode!



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