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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

February 27th, 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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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

February 20th, 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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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

February 13th, 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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To celebrate Valentine’s day this weekend, Cindy went with a song that she considered to be romantic:  ”All I Want Is You” by U2.  The song comes from their 1988 album <em>Rattle and Hum</em>.  The sound of the tune reminds Chef Bill of a restaurant with thick leather seats, dim lighting, white tablecloths, and sturdy silverware (the kind you would “want to steal”).  To accompany the lush sound of U2, Bill comes up with a menu he thinks would be served at this restaurant in his mind.

 

Cindy’s Pick:

Bill’s Menu:

 

Lobster Pasta

 

 

Spinone (Ribeye)

Mashed Potatoes w/ Veal Jus

Red Wine (Relic Ritual)

Small Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolates

Glass of Champagne

Bill put together a fun menu incorporating some food items that his children really enjoy.  Bill calls this really simple meal “not gourmet at all”, but it looks great nonetheless.  For her song choice, Cindy goes with the equally fun “Everything is Awesome” by The Lonely Island featuring Tegan and Sara.

Bill’s Menu:

Pepper-flaked Pierogies

Pork Dumplings

Coca-Cola

Vanilla Ice Cream

Chocolate Black Cherry Ice Cream

Cindy’s Pick:

 

 

 

 

 

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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

February 6th, 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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Jason Isbell will be playing Monday night at the Carnegie Music Hall in Munhall.  Late last year, the former member of Drive-By Truckers took home a slew of Americana Music Awards including Best Artist, Best Song, and Best Album.  This week, Cindy goes with the track “Cover Me Up” from Isbell’s much-acclaimed 2013 album Southeastern.  This wonderful folksy love song gives Chef Bill visions of cold weather, rustic cabins, and – perhaps most importantly – breakfast.  Bill puts together an excellent, straight-from-the-skillet meal to start off the day.

Cindy’s Music Pick:

Bill’s Menu:

Some Strong Coffee

Thick-cut Southern Ham

Sunny-side-up Eggs

 

Savory Biscuits

 

Black Raspberry Jam

Apple Butter

This week, Bill recalls a menu he has prepared for a small, intimate dinner with members of the symphony orchestra.  Incorporating a wide range of elements, Bill’s multifaceted menu for a fancy Saturday evening begins with a course of different crostinis followed by a hearty combination of carefully-crafted dishes.  Cindy decides to pair Bill’s menu with a song involving some strings, so she settles on a tune by Devotchka.  The song in question is a piece from the Denver-based ensemble’s 2011 album One Hundred Lovers, the similarly-titled “One Hundred Other Lovers”.

Bill’s Menu:

Champagne

 

Crostinis

Warm Burrata Fondue

 

Braised Short Ribs

 

Parmesan Polenta

Gremolata

Cindy’s Music Pick: