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Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

March 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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Cindy’s pick:

This week, Cindy played “Penitentiary”, a track from Houndsmouth’s 2013 album From the Hills Below the City.  Houndsmouth will be in town Saturday night for a show at Mr. Small’s in Millvale.

Bill’s menu for “Penitentiary” by Houndsmouth:

Bill told Cindy that the song reminded him of his younger days – when he was versed in Kerouac and hitchhiking the open road. Bill told a story of a shifty-looking fellow he came across in Nebraska.  Bill remembers the meal the two had in an Omaha diner vividly.  ”He’s in the penitentiary,” Bill joked.

Grilled Cheese

Cole Slaw in a Tiny Dish

 

Coca-Cola

Chocolate Pudding Pie

 

Bill’s menu:

Bill discussed an event he’s participating in this Sunday afternoon, the Empty Bowl Benefit.  There, local chefs and restaurants cook up some soup to raise money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  Accordingly, Bill gave Cindy a recipe for some delicious bouillabaisse seafood soup.

Shrimp

Clams

Halibut

Mussels

Diced Tomatoes

Butter

 

Fennel

Final Product

Grilled Bread

Sancerre (White Wine)

 

Cindy’s pick for Bill’s menu:

The traditional elements of Bill’s menu appealed to Cindy’s vintage tastes, so she went with a classic Nick Drake tune, “Northern Sky”.

Pairings March 27 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

March 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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Cindy’s Pick:

This week, Cindy went with “Somebody to Love” by Queen.

 

Bill’s menu for “Somebody to Love”:

Bill called Queen “majestic, beautiful, fancy, and sad”.  Accordingly, he chose a “meal” that fit those tones rather well.  He described a massive four-tier, lavender and baby blue wedding cake for a wedding that never happened.  Bill remarks that there’s no need to cut the cake, and it should be washed down with “a lot of champagne”.

Un-used Wedding Cake

 

Drinking Champagne from the Bottle

Bill’s Menu Selection:

To celebrate the beginning of spring, Bill chose one of his favorite spring meals: halibut.  Bill described some halibut tacos with a lemon-mayo aioli and a lentil salad  garnished with feta and lemon as a side.  To wash that down, Bill recommended a wheat beer – specifically Bell’s Oberon.

Halibut Tacos

 

Lentil Salad w/ Peas, Feta Cheese, and Olive Oil

 

Bell’s Oberon

Cindy’s Music Pick for Bill’s Menu:

To fit Bill’s “springy” menu, Cindy went with a band that makes her think of the season.  She picked “Current Carry” by Vetiver from their upcoming album, Complete Strangers.


 

Pairings March 20 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

March 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.

Listen to the audio:

Pairings March 13 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

March 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.

Listen to the audio:

Pairings March 6 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud