Restaurant TV and Preserving Fruit
Mark and Francis talk about restaurant based "reality" shows such as "The Restaurant" Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" featuring Gordon Ramsay and PBS's "Cooking Under Fire" where contestants compete to work for Todd English (Congratulations! You've won a job!).
Maraschino cherries aren't what they used to be. Once "real" cherries marinated in marachino a liquer from Croatia with a noble and ancient history. We now know them as a sugar syrup coated cherry, dyed red and flavored with almond (yuck). Francis recommends you make your own marachino cherries - use sour cherries and soak in marachino liquer for at least three days. Chef Anthony Bucco also recommends preserving stone fruit.
- For more information on canning and preserving Mark and Francis recommend 'Recipies from Home' at Amazon.com: Read about it | Buy it
Podcast Date: 7/15/2005