WHERE THE MUSIC MATTERS LISTEN LIVE | DONATE NOW | PLAYLIST | PROGRAM SCHEDULE
wyep logo

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

May 22nd, 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 Bill:

Grimes and Bleachers collaborated on a song this year called “Entropy” that was featured on the most recent season of HBO’s Girls.  It’s a really cool song, and it’s also the tune that Cindy picked this week to open the segment.

.

Bill’s Menu for “Entropy” by Grimes and Bleachers:

The word “entropy” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder”.  Bill has some thoughts on how the word relates to cooking. ”Entropy is the ultimate enemy of the chef. Chefs like things to be lined up, organized,” he says.  The word makes him think of a salad he makes called the Rainbow Salad, which features over twenty ingredients arranged on a plate in a certain order.  The customer then takes the ingredients themselves and mixes them up when the dish is served to them – a delicious entropy.

Rainbow Salad

Mojito

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

Bill is having a pig roast down in the Strip District this Sunday, and he lays out a menu that’s both portable and delicious.

Roast Pig

Tortillas

Salsa

Fresh Greens

Cindy’s Pick for Bill’s Pig Roast Menu:

At Bill’s request, Cindy goes with a song that captures the spirit of the pig roast mixed with the vibes coming from the yoga going on simultaneously in the early morning:  ”Follow You, Follow Me” – Genesis.  ”I would think that if you were doing a yoga class and could smell a pig roast, it would sort of be like, ‘Ugh. That smells delicious, but it’s not exactly what you wanna think about when you’re doing the class.’” Cindy says, relating the situation to her own internal struggle between Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel.


 

 

Pairings May 22 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

May 15th, 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 May 15 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

May 8th, 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 Bill:

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and Cindy has a song for all the mothers out there.  It’s the opening track of Paul Simon’s 1972 self-titled album, “Mother and Child Reunion”.

Bill’s Menu for “Mother and Child Reunion”:

“That song has kind of a tropical sound to it,” Bill says, and that inspires the tropically-themed menu that he lays out for Cindy.  He starts off the meal with a large fruit plate consisting of mangoes, pineapple, papaya, and guava.  This is followed by a big ol’ platter of grilled Caribbean lobster with butter and soft buns.  The side dish for the meal is a nice helping of dirty rice with some sausage, peppers, and onions mixed in.  Mojitos are the beverage of choice.

Tropical Fruit Plate

Grilled Caribbean Lobster

Dirty Rice

Mojitos

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

“It’s getting to be soft-shell crab season,” Bill says excitedly.  He gives Cindy a recipe for a delicious crab sandwich that incorporates deep-fried soft shell crab, asparagus slaw, and lemon aioli all on a toasted sesame bun.  Cottage fries go great as a side, especially when dipped in some French onion dip.  Wash it all down with some sweet iced tea, and you’ve got a great looking meal!

Soft-shell Crab Sandwich

Asparagus Slaw

Cottage Fries

Sweet Tea

Cindy’s Pick for Bill’s Menu:

Cindy goes with “Sixteen Days”, a song by Whiskeytown – the alt-country band formerly fronted by Ryan Adams.  Whiskeytown are a band from Raleigh, North Carolina – a place where one is likely to find some good soft-shell crab.

Pairings May 8 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

May 1st, 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:

The annual Pittsburgh Marathon is this weekend, so Cindy decided to play something for the runners.  She went with “Runnin’ on Empty” by Jackson Browne.

 

Bill’s Menu for “Runnin’ on Empty” by Jackson Browne:

Bill said that due to injury, he unfortunately cannot run in the marathon this year.  Instead though, he will be “brunchin’”.  For brunch, he’ll have some creamy polenta topped with maple syrup, eggs benedict, smoked salmon, and home fries.  To wash it all down, he’ll go with a mimosa.

Polenta with Maple Syrup

Eggs Benedict

Smoked Salmon

Home Fries

Mimosas 

Bill’s Menu for Cindy:

It’s also Cinco de Mayo in the coming week, and Bill has accordingly prepared a menu that incorporates some Mexican flair.

Southwestern Chicken Wings

Barbacoa Burrito

Habanero Salsa

Guacamole

Bell’s Oberon

Cindy’s Music Pick for Bill’s “Cinco de Mayo” Menu:

When Cindy thinks of great Latin music, she thinks of the movie Chef.  The film features this song by Pete Rodriguez titled “I Like It Like That” from 1967.

 

Pairings May 1 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud