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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

 

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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

April 10th, 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.

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Cindy’s Pick:

Martin Sexton will be playing a show Saturday night at the Rex Theater, and Cindy remembers playing his “Glory Bound” nearly every week during her college radio days. That’s the tune she used to challenge Chef Bill this week on Pairings.

 Bill’s Menu for “Glory Bound” by Martin Sexton:

The song reminds Bill of the open road, and as such Bill describes the things he would use to curb his hunger on a long road trip.

Beef Jerky

Hostess Cupcakes

Fritos. A lot of Fritos.

Some lukewarm-ish Sheetz coffee

 

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

Tax Day is coming up next week, and this reminds Bill of legions of accountants furiously trying to get everyone’s taxes done on time.  This only makes him wonder one question: “What are they eating??”

Deli Sandwich Platter

Good Pizza

Bottles of Diet Coke

Bottles of Iced Coffee

Candy….candy….and more candy.

Cindy’s Music Pick for Bill’s 9 to 5 Accountant Menu:

Cindy goes with Devo’s “Workin’ in a Coal Mine” for obvious reasons, and even Bill agrees that few songs would fit better.


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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

April 3rd, 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.

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