The MacTalk Head Chef joined to discuss the wonders of the Avocado and how to cook great walleye.
Kim Holmes makes us smart about how to pick avocados out of a pile, how to ripen them after you get them home and his favorite uses of one of the world’s great fruits (that’s right, the avocado is a fruit!) and a couple of tricks to preserve it after you’ve used avocados to make guacamole.
We also discuss preparing one of the upper Midwest’s great regional treats: WALLEYE. Kim discusses his preference for Wondra Flour over All Purpose Flour when preparing walleye and how to cook it.
Scott Franz and Kim Holmes join the program to talk about “ELY’S IVY” — the new restaurant that will go into the “Sander’s Building” on 3rd Street in downtown Grand Forks.
A Grand Forks native and a Central High graduate, Scott and his wife Rachel will open a pub style restaurant before the end of 2017. Listen as Scott talks about their vision for Ely’s Ivy, their road to opening a small business in downtown Grand Forks and where the idea for the name came from!
In a wide ranging conversation Kim Holmes and Mac discuss (1) drinking tequila on Cinco de Mayo, (2) Kim’s longtime desire for a downtown grocery store in Grand Forks, (3) the opening of Paola’s Bakery in downtown Grand Forks and finally… (4) taking your grill out of hibernation and bringing it back to life for the year!
Quite by accident we discuss the Flood of 1997 and it’s impact on Kim as a business owner. From the decision to reopen Sanders 1907 as soon as possible after the flood to the decision to move the restaurant back downtown… this conversation is an interesting look at how one business coped with “the flood.”
AND… we talk Chicken Marsala, check out the recipe and pictures of what Kim discusses while you listen here — all are labelled “Chicken Marsala.”