Earning Trust Through Excellence with Oak & Reel's Jared Gadbaw
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET
3M ago
Jared Gadbaw, the Michelin-starred chef-owner at Oak and Reel, sits down for a conversation with Ann and James, delving into the chapters of his culinary expedition from culinary school to New York City, and ultimately Detroit, where he started Oak & Reel. Gadbaw compares Detroit and New York's food scenes and talks about building trust and pushing the boundaries of the Midwestern palate with seafood and house made pasta ..read more
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Jon Kung's Chinese American Recipes
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET
4M ago
Detroit chef and social media star Jon Kung sits down with Ann and James to discuss his new book: "KUNG FOOD: Chinese American Recipes from a Third Culture Kitchen ..read more
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The Family Business and Delicious Tradition of Fairway Packing Co.
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET
6M ago
Ann and James sit down with cousins Emmet and Gino Baratta from Fairway Packing for a conversation about their family business located in Southeast Michigan. They talk about how relationships with chefs are vital to their success, and they discuss the quality focused mindset that began with the generations before them. Tune in to learn what goes into producing and supplying quality meats, from farm to to delivery truck. And get your notepad out, because they're going to teach you a thing or two about how to perfectly prepare that nice steak you just bought ..read more
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Travel Italy Like a Chef
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET FM
7M ago
How would a Chef approach traveling to a country renowned for its culinary excellence? In this episode, Ann sits down with her co-host, Chef James Rigatto, to discuss his recent adventures in Italy—a country that holds food in the highest regard. James shares his practical strategies for planning his trips, including booking flights, indulging in local cuisine and drinks, and finding balance after a week of indulgent dining. Get ready to be inspired as James reveals his secrets for maximizing his culinary journeys in Italy ..read more
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Pastries Without Borders with Warda Bouguettaya
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET FM
8M ago
Warda Bouguettaya is the visionary chef behind Warda Patisserie in Midtown Detroit. Warda has achieved remarkable success in the culinary world, being named one of Food and Wine's Best Chefs in America in 2022 and receiving the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Warda’s creations are a fusion of Algerian heritage, French flair, and Chinese influences. She talks with Ann Delisi and James Rigato about her path to Detroit, the enduring influence of her mother's cooking, and the thrill of being nationally recognized and celebrated for her delectable pastries ..read more
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The Many Shades of Veganism
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET FM
8M ago
Sadie Quagliotto of Hip in Detroit, and Vegan pro-artist Jessica Hayes join Ann and James to break down what it means to be vegan. They tackle the subjects of "animal product free" food, lifestyle, and makeup. Learn where to get a great vegan meal in the Detroit region, and how to know if your makeup is truly vegan ..read more
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Chef John Virmiglio’s Path from Charlie Trotter’s to Detroit
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET FM
9M ago
John Virmiglio is the chef behind Detroit restaurants Grey Ghost, 2nd Best, and Basan, but his career kicked off in Chicago under the direction of the highly influential and infamous chef, Charlie Trotter. In this episode, John dives into what it was like to work with the legendary chef and how those experiences shaped his approach to opening his Detroit dining destinations ..read more
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Demystifying Champagne with Paulina Schemanski
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET FM
10M ago
Take a deep dive into everything champagne with Paulina Schemanski, sommolier at Mabel Gray. She tells Ann and James all about what makes champagne... champagne, and how to best enjoy the misunderstood and underappreciated beverage. (Hint, you don't have to be at a wedding or New Year's party to enjoy ..read more
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Chef Javiar Bardauil on bringing a wood-fired Argentinian culinary experience to Detroit and learning from Francis Mallmann
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET FM
1y ago
Chef Javiar Bardauil joins Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato to talk about his Core City restaurant Barda, which is known for its wood-fired cooking and Argentinian menu. He also talks about learning from world-renowned chef Francis Mallmann, and about his journey to Detroit ..read more
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What's Wrong With Food Media, with Chef Andrew Carmellini
Ann Delisi's Essential Cooking
by WDET FM
1y ago
Chef Andrew Carmellini, a two-time James Beard Foundation awardee talks with Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato about how the rise in media attention surrounding Chefs has changed the industry, and how the work has changed in his thirty years in the industry. (Note: this episode contains explicit language ..read more
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