03/15 What's Cookin' Today
TODD SICOLO - EXECUTIVE CHEF - ARIZONA BILTMORE
Whether it’s a romantic dinner at Wright's at the Biltmore or simply a quick snack at The Café, guests of the Arizona Biltmore have many dining options from which to choose. A skilled team of chefs, inventive cuisine and a variety of culinary experiences has earned Arizona Biltmore a reputation of excellence for dining in Phoenix. Heading the team is award-winning Executive Chef Todd Sicolo. My family owned two Italian restaurants in New York. I started out by peeling potatoes Uncle Jim – 50 cents a potato. What is your favorite dish? Right now, my favorite is our Queen Creek Olive Oil Poached Rocky Point Grouper.What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had? Christmas dinners with my family. If you could have anyone visit your restaurant, who would it be? Michael Simon – he’s the new Iron Chef – his food style is edgy, bold flavors and he thinks outside the box. I’d love to cook with him. Name three ingredients that you have at all times. Garlic, thyme & butter. What is your favorite cocktail? Wild turkey on the rocks. What do you like to do in your free time? I love the Phoenix area I love hiking with my girlfriend & our dog.
EXECUTIVE CHEF DAN COUDREAUT - "McDONALDS"
Chef Dan Coudreaut is the Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Innovation at McDonald’s. Chef Dan graduated at the top of his class from the Culinary Institute of America and became the Executive Sous Chef at Dallas' Café Pacific and Chef de Cuisine at The Four Seasons before joining McDonald's in August of 2004. His key responsibility is to help the creative team of chefs develop new menus for McDonald's approximately 14,000 restaurants. Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut is available to share with your listeners his tips and tricks on how to make mealtime and nutritious eating fun for the whole family, including everything from planting a garden to grow your own, fresh ingredients to instituting a family cooking day.
PATRICK TAYLOR - "NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR"
FACTS ABOUT ST. PATRICK'S DAY YOU MAY NOT KNOW
NewYork Times best selling author Patrick Taylor writes about the impact of Irish immigrant life in the United States and Canada. Patrick Taylor will be available to share little known facts (did you know there are 11 US and 1 Canadian city all named Dublin?) and long-held myths (GASP…corned beef isn’t really Irish!) to help usher in the annual celebration referred to globally as the “wearing of the green.”
RUBEN STUDDARD - FORMER AMERICAN IDOL WINNER
"The Velvet Teddy Bear" Upcoming Album "Letters from Birmingham"
Ruben, will be happy to chime in with his insight on the former and latest group of Idol contestants and the Idol elimination!)…along with some background on his upcoming album, Letters from Birmingham. The eleven-song set was produced by Elvis "Blac Elvis" Williams (Beyoncé, Fergie, T.I., Ludacris, Ciara) and Studdard's longtime collaborator, Harold Lilly (who co-wrote Alicia Keys' classic "You Don't Know My Name" and who has collaborated with Luther Vandross, Fantasia and Angie Stone among others).
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