How do you make great fried chicken? In all the years we’ve done the cooking segment on MacTalk we’ve never discussed this quintessentially American dish — we change that today. We also talk about your “go to” order at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Kim Holmes joined us to talk a little food history on this Bastille Day.
– Did you know that French Toast is not a French invention?
– Did you know that Italian sausage was an invention that sought to preserve meat in the warm Italian climate?
– Did you know that the Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico?
FOOD HISTORY… who knew it was so interesting?!
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.
Friday, June 09 2017, Hour 1
The MacTalk Head Chef Kim Holmes joins us to talk (1) WHAT MAKES A GREAT TACO AND (2) SHISH KEBAB… a favorite summer… and favorite ingredients to include in TACO IN A BAG!
SHISH KEBAB — what kind of beef, chicken, pork or even fish? Favorite marinade? Vegetables & fruits? Cooking instructions?
We cover it all!
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!
MacTalk favorite Greg Lotysz joins the program to talk:
(1) Bunny costumes & Luring
(2) Grad parties
The Official MacTalk Chef, Kim Holmes, give GREAT advice for parents planning graduation parties this year!
So pay attention, you learn about great food that can be planned and prepared ahead of the party so that you’ll be able to enjoy the event too!