In this Bonus Track of the IHC podcast, host Susan Mintert demos her Vegetable Tian on the Grill. It's a delicious combination of summer vegetables, easily prepared with minimal fuss. The recipe and pictures are on the blog, indianahomecooks.com.
June is Indiana Wine Grape Month and on the Indiana Home Cooks podcast, host Susan Mintert is sampling Indiana's official State Wine--Traminette. Meredith Easley of Easley Winery in Indianapolis and Thom England, Culinary Arts Program Director at Ivy Tech provide the wines and food pairings, as the three discuss and sample the versatile Traminette. See pictures from the episode and other information at indianahomecooks.com or on the Indiana Home Cooks Blog link on the Podbean player.
Now that it's grilling and barbecue season, we are taking Indiana Home Cooks outdoors and firing up the grill with Andy and Michelle Schwindler of the Sandy Beach Barbecue Company. Situated on Lake Freeman just south of Monticello, Indiana, Sandy Beach has its own outdoor kitchen, plus retail space for Big Green Egg Grills, accessories, seasonings, etc. Andy and Michelle share the story of how their business evolved from building outdoor kitchens to selling the grills and other products needed to get the most from the outdoor cooking experience. They also share several barbecue techniques, tips, and tricks that apply to the Big Green Egg, or to gas or charcoal grilling. See pictures and more from this episode at indianahomecooks.com.
Indiana Artisans are the top tier of artists, craftspeople, and food makers in the state. Their annual Artisan Marketplace was held recently at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Susan Mintert met several food artisans there and profiles them on this edition of the Indiana Home Cooks podcast. We cover barbecue, German inspired baked goods, and barrel aged maple syrup! Learn more about the Indiana Artisans program, see pictures from the podcast and links to the artisans at Susan's blog, indianahomecooks.com. And share this podcast with a friend! Just click the share button on show's page. Thanks!
In this episode we take a peak inside Sweet Revolution Bake Shop, in downtown Lafayette, as host Susan Mintert visits with owners Sarah McGregor-Raye and Jonathan McGregor. This sister and brother are an unbeatable combo at cranking out pies and a wide assortment of pastries for their Lafayette customers. Hear how they combined their skills and drive to make Sweet Revolution a sweet success. Learn more and see pictures at indianahomecooks.com.
The number of wineries in Indiana continues to grow and the quality of the wine they're making continues to improve. During the cold winter months grape growers and wine makers are learning ways to keep the momentum going in their industry. One place they do that is the annual Horticulture Congress, put on by Purdue University, in Indianapolis. Host Susan Mintert attended the Congress this month and visited with several wine makers, grape growers, and members of Purdue's Wine Grape Team.
In this IHC bonus track, host Susan Mintert cooks a family favorite dish that will warm your insides on a cold winter evening. Hear how her Cincinnati-Style Chili comes together, and find the recipe at the indianahomecooks.com website.
Holiday celebrations center on food. There is no denying it. Whatever time of year the holiday falls, there is some food or other that is central to the celebration and to the gathering of family and friends. In the midst of the Christmas holiday season, Susan Mintert and her daughter, Christine Hack, sat down and talked about some favorite holiday foods they love to prepare, as well as eat.
Music is by The Underscore Orkestra and Borrtex at freemusicarchive.org.