Show 524, May 6, 2023: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the recently launched, full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative Ask the Chef segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries.

Chefs still prefer to cook with natural gas given the state (and high cost) of the current induction range technology. Berkeley’s ban on gas lines going into new construction has been overturned in a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Federal court ruling. On the other hand New York State has become the first state to prohibit the use of fossil fuels for heating and cooking in new construction (starting in 2026 for buildings under 7-stories.) Chef Andrew explains the significance and provides added background. Keep in mind “clean” electricity is currently being majority generated by fossil fuels.

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