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 Chow.com, 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.
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Stuff we talked about in this episode:
- Aida Mollenkamp bio & videos on FoodNetwork.com
- Aida Mollenkamp at Chow.com
- José Andrés profile from Wall Street Journal
- José Andrés restaurants
- José Andrés TV series "Made In Spain" on PBS
- Buy cookbooks by José Andrés
- Cornell Hotel School Guest Chefs Series 2009
Dinner with Chef Craig Koketsu will be April 25th, 2009
- "Last Restaurant Standing" on BBC America
- "The Chopping Block" on NBC
- CCE Local Foods Volunteer Party
Thu. March 12, 6:00-8:00pm
- CCE Annual CSA Fair
Sun. March 15, 1:00-4:00pm
- NY State Maple Weekend
March 21-22 & 28-29, 10:00am-4:00pm