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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

April 24th, 2015 by Cindy H

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

Cindy’s Music Pick for the Week:

Cindy learned recently that her former high school band director, Mr. Michael Falker, had passed away.  ”He was just this giant force,” Cindy says, “He was a big guy, he had big hair, he had a big heart, he had a big soul, big voice, and a big influence on everybody that he taught.”  In honor of her teacher’s legacy, Cindy decided to go with an old Cab Calloway tune this week called “Minnie the Moocher”.


Bill Fuller’s Pick for “Minnie the Moocher”:

Bill sees a big old-fashioned jazz club, “Everybody’s sitting around at tables having just a big ol’ jazz-time dinner.  It should be a big ol’ meal.”   He immediately thinks that the biggest meal you could have in that situation would be a nice steak and some lobster tail – classic surf’n'turf.  The sides, baked potato and asparagus, are big enough to have their own plate.

Steak

Lobster Tail

Baked Potato

Asparagus w/ Hollandaise

A Very Large Martini

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

Tomorrow is Bill’s wife’s birthday.  She enjoys Indian food, particularly the Northern India fare with lots of curry.  ”When we order takeout, she orders like way more things than two people could ever eat,” Bill says, “Mary, order as much Indian food as you want.  I’ll eat it with you and will not complain.”

Chana Masala

Dal

Naan

Palak Paneer

Gobi Aloo

Sparkling Pink Wine

Cindy’s Music Pick For Bill’s Menu:

For a musical pick, Cindy went with a band with some Eastern influences, Cornershop.  She played their song “Brimful of Asha”.

Pairings April 24 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

The 9:13 Buzz with Sarah Wardrop

April 22nd, 2015 by Cindy H

Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Sarah Wardrop from WFUV in New York!

In case you missed, it here’s what she played:

Best Coast, “Feeling OK” – The new Best Coast album California Nights is due out in early May, and its title track points to a more expansive sound for the band. This song definitely turns up the volume a bit, but it gets right to the pop punk, ’90s nostalgia, recalling Letters To Cleo or even K’s Choice. I also appreciate that it celebrates the grey of life: not feeling good or bad, but okay.

Calexico, “When The Angels Played” – For a couple of decades Calexico has embraced the sounds and stories of the Southwest, and the cinematic quality of the band’s songs continues on the new album, Edge of the Sun. The layers of instrumentation are a huge part of that visual feel, but this particular track strips them back a bit. It may be a short song, but there is a lot to grab onto in the melody and lyrics, and while it’s a sad song, it’s also full of beauty.

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

April 17th, 2015 by Cindy H

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Listen to the audio:

Cindy’s Pick:

This week, Cindy chose “I’m Looking Through You”, a song from The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul.

Bill’s Menu for “I’m Looking Through You”:

The song’s title couldn’t help but make Bill think of a food that you actually can see through:  aspic terrine.  Aspic is a chilled dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock.  In this case, Bill chose chicken.  Topped upon a small salad with rhubarb vinaigrette and washed down with some sparkling wine, this would make a great meal for lunch.  ”Because The Beatles are just effervescent,” Bill says.

Chicken Aspic

 

Asparagus

Small Salad w/ Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Sparkling Wine

 

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

Bill mentions that he often goes on “eating trips” as part of his job.  When he goes to New York City, he always makes a point to stop by Chinatown and buy a couple of roast ducks to eat in the car on the way home.  ”It’s awesome,” Bill says.  ”The crucial part of the roast duck is that the skin is crispy and delicious.  Eaten on a fresh bun with some chili sauce and scallions, it’s just delicious.

 

Roast Duck Sandwich w/ Chili Sauce

 

Cindy’s Pick for Bill’s Menu:

Cindy goes with a song that she thinks might be as messy as Bill’s meal:  ”Super Bon Bon” by the NYC-based Soul Coughing.

 

Pairings April 17 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

The 9:13 Buzz with Jess Phaneuf

April 15th, 2015 by Cindy H

Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Jess Phaneuf from MVY Radio on Martha’s Vineyard!

In case you missed, it here’s what she played:

Dawes, “Things Happen” – “Things happen…that’s all they ever do.” I can’t get enough of this honest tune from the new Dawes album. These lyrics really hit me and somehow make me feel like everything is gonna be OK. I’m really excited to hear the entire new album – “All Your Favorite Bands” comes out June 2nd.

Ryan Montbleau Band, “Pacing Like Prince” – Before they went their separate ways, the Ryan Montbleau Band recorded one last album. After a decade of touring the country together, this release certainly marks the end of an era for the band. You’ll hear a lot of emotion within the tracks on “Growing Light” (officially out 4/21), but there’s a whole lotta funkiness in this particular song.