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    Posted on October 20th, 2014

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    Oct 25 – This Week’s Show

    My guest this week is Keith Schroeder with his new book from Cooking Light; “Mad Delicious, The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing!”

    Discover the delicious science behind healthy cooking! Too often, home cooks with good intentions sacrifice flavor and texture in an attempt to make their favorite recipes healthier. Mad Delicious shows readers how to maximize flavor and texture through 120 new recipes, witty and funny narrative, insight on the nature of ingredients, and a fresh, innovative perspective on the science of cooking with illustrated explanations. The results are mad delicious!

    Mad Delicious takes the kitchen science genre to the next level: It’s not just about chemistry and molecules. Schroeder teaches home cooks about the nature of ingredients, how to maximize texture and flavor with clever cooking techniques (try steaming beef-then soaking it in wine sauce for the most tender steak ever!), smooth moves in the kitchen for better work flow, and how all the sciences-geography, meteorology, chemistry, physics, botany, biology, even human sociology and anthropology-can help home cooks master the science of light cooking.

    Every recipe is a fun adventure in the kitchen resulting in mad delicious eats: Learn how to cook pasta like risotto for a silky sauce and enjoy Toasted Penne with Chicken Sausage. Other recipes include Lower East Side Brisket, Fish Sticks!, Cocoa-Crusted New York Strip, Georgia Peanut Fried Chicken, Red Sauce Joint Hero Sandwiches, Spicy Crab Fried Rice, Tandoori Chicken, and Bourbon Steamed Peaches.  Get a Copy NOW!

    Chef Keith Schroeder

    Keith Schroeder, chef, food educator, and entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of Atlanta-based High Road Craft Ice Cream. He is the partner and consulting chef of New York-based Sunday Gravy. Prior to branching out as an entrepreneur, he led kitchens at resorts, restaurants, catering companies, and hotels in major food markets. Schroeder is an active writer, lecturer, and culinary teacher. He also writes the recurring Cooking Class column in Cooking Light magazine. He lives in Roswell, GA with his wife and two teenage children.

    At 25 years, Cooking Light is the nation’s leading epicurean brand with the largest audience, most epicurean editorial and the most recipes. Cooking Light is the only epicurean brand positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving an important and growing consumer need. The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, website, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app; and on social media platforms.

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from  Siduri

    Siduri Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a darkly colored Pinot Noir. It possesses strong red and black fruit flavors, but underlying these fruit flavors are the forest floor and herbal nuances we’ve come to expect from the Coast. The wine is big, but not unduly heavy, and should only improve and become more complex with several years in a cool cellar.

     

  • Oct 18 – Midwest Beerfest 2014

    LIVE from the 2014, 14th Annual Midwest Beerfest

    BeerFestLogoIt’s hard for me to grasp how fast time has gone by since the first Midwest Beerfest two weeks after September 11, 2001  It was a challenge to put on a FUN event when all of us where still trying to get a grip on what happened to the World Trade Center.  The first event was a success and had a patriotic theme.  Much has changed in the last 13 years and the event is bigger and better than ever.

    I’ll be talking to some of the key players that not only make the event happen but more importantly some of the participants who will be pouring there brews.  If you want to learn more…visit www.midwestbeerfest.com

    More importantly, get your tickets in advance and be ready to enjoy the FUN starting at 1:00 p.m.  The line will move quickly and will be lead by a bag pipe and drum corps…The Great American Beerfest in Denver has nothing on Wichita  :-)

    Good Life Guy’s Wine Beer of the Week:
    A sampling of some of the great hand crafted Kansas produced Brews

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  • Oct 11 – Beerfest Dinners

    It’s almost time for the Midwest Beerfest!  This year will see some nifty changes to the layout and special increased emphasis on craft beer from all over the USA as well as imports.

    BeerFestLogoToday I’ll be telling you all about the Beer dinners on Thursday Oct 16 and Friday Oct 17.  Two dinners this year and on separate nights so you could attend both :-)  There are still a few seats available at both so call today and make your reservations.

    Call (316) 682-5502 for reservations by October 13
    When calling for tickets to the dinners, please leave a message listing your first and second choice, someone will return your call in 24-48 hours ~ Thank you.
    Midwest Beerfest Celebrity Beer Dinners 7 p.m. $55

    Check out the menus at www.midwestbeerfest.com

    Thursday, Oct. 16
    Rogue Ales & Spirits with Celebrity Guest Rob Miller
    The Public at Brickyard (Oldtown)
    Presented by Standard Beverage Corporation & AIWF-Wichita

     

    rogueIn 1995 Rob Miller purchased Goebel Retail Liquor from his father-in-law, Bill Goebel. A family owned liquor store since 1971, Rob ventured into the liquor industry with his wife, Susie, after he graduated from WSU with an entrepreneurship degree. Rob always loved a good beer, but developed a passion for more exotic beers while working at a liquor store during his college years. With his own store, he set out to create the largest collection of beers in the state of Kansas. In fact, you would have to travel to Denver, Dallas, or even Chicago to find such a wide variety from which to choose. In the 15 short years that Rob & Susie have owned the store, they have transformed it into Wichita’s premier specialty beer destination. Rob and his trained staff have traveled the world looking for quality beers to expand “Rob’s World of 1,000+ Beers.”

    Friday, Oct. 17
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Brian DeBold
    The Marriott East Wichita
    Presented by House of Schwan & AIWF-Wichita

    sierra nevadaBrian DeBold was born in the North, was raised in the South (most recently Asheville, NC) and is now living in the Midwest. He has worked in the Wine & Beer industry for nearly 18 years. After moving to the Kansas City area — the first ever Kansas employee — he was hired as the Area Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Having the utmost respect for Ken Grossman and Sierra Nevada, Brian is honored to now be a part of one of the Best Breweries in the World. From day one, we’ve never compromised quality and brew some of the best beer in the World.

    As we transition to the Wine of the Week, Jon Cressler joins us to talk about a FUN wine event next week…
    …it’s the Wichita Wine Opener.  October 16 at Abode Venue

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2013 Perseverance California Chardonnay
    2012 Perseverance California Cabernet Sauvignon

    perseverance cab    perseverance chard

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    Posted on October 1st, 2014

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    Oct 4 – The Whip White Wine Blend

    Well DANG!   This week’s show has been pre-empted for live sports coverage here on KNSS 1`330AM

    But we still have a wine of the week…

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2012 Murrieta’s Well “The Whip” White Blend
    43% Chardonnay, 15% Gewurztraminer, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Orange Muscat, 8% Viognier, 5% Pinot Blanc,, 4% Simillon and 3% Muscat Canelli…all from the the Livermore Valley.

    whipThe Whip is a tribute to the great white blends of the world; a sophisticated yet approachable blend of aromatic white grapes. Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, this wine displays full-bodied aromas of white peach, pear and melon with a hit of citrus. It shows flavors of cantaloupe, green pear, honey and butterscotch that give way to a full-bodied mid palate with balanced acidity and a creamy finish.

    The Whip is our tribute to the great white blends of the world; a sophisticated yet approachable blend of aromatic white grapes. Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, this wine displays full-bodied aromas of white peach, pear and melon with a hit of citrus. It shows flavors of cantaloupe, green pear, honey and butterscotch that give way to a full-bodied mid palate with balanced acidity and a creamy finish.

    The Whip is our tribute to the great white blends of the world; a sophisticated yet approachable blend of aromatic white grapes. Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, this wine displays full-bodied aromas of white peach, pear and melon with a hit of citrus. It shows flavors of cantaloupe, green pear, honey and butterscotch that give way to a full-bodied mid palate with balanced acidity and a creamy finish.

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    Posted on September 23rd, 2014

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    Sept 27 – Downtown Chili Cook-Off

    This show is live from the Wichita Wagon Masters Downtown Chili Cook-Off.

    I’ll tell you all about this fun family event and introduce you to the many folks who make it happen.  We’ll talk to one of the official judges of the competition as well as some of the contestants.   There are many entrants this year and it’s a great opportunity to taste some first class chili from every category imaginable.  Cooking starts early and public tasting begins at Noon.

     

    With teams from Kansas and surrounding states (70 teams expected in 2014), the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff has been a Wichita tradition for 30 years. Since 2005 when the Wagonmasters took over the event and brought it back Downtown, the event has exploded with a renewed level of enthusiasm by contestants and attendees alike.

    Since the return to Douglas Avenue the crowds have responded in great numbers. And, the best part…the weather doesn’t matter! Hot, mild or even cold, it’s chili weather! We expect the crowd to be over 9,000 strong and all of them eager to taste some of the best chili in the Midwest!  www.wagonmasterschili.com

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    Don Grant was the official Chili Dipper & Good Life Guy was the 2010 Potentate. Broadcasting LIVE from the event :-)

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2013 Chateau des Templiers Muscadet Sevre & Maine Sur Lie

    templier muscadetMuscadet Sevre & Maine is the best known of the Muscadet appellations of the Loire Valley located on the central western coast of France.  This wine is not Muscat! Muscadet grapes and resulting wine from this area are produced dry, crisp and aromatic.   The wine opens with subtle apple and citrus aromas followed by a little minerality.  The mouth-feel is crisp with bright acidity and a touch of white pepper in the almost salty finish.  This is the perfect wine for shell fish and light French cheese.

    Grab a bottle at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road here in Wichita and join us!

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