Show 537, August 5, 2023: Chef & Co-Host Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Andy Harris and Andrew Gruel at Cabana 14 at the Cove at Pechanga Resort and Casino

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

Chef Andrew has just returned from a stay in Portugal particularly known for their seafood and wine. We’ll hear about some popular Portuguese dishes including Fish Stew, Portuguese Cod Fish, Fried Cod Cakes and Grilled Sardines. Chef Andrew observes that the produce is locally sourced from within Portugal.

Show 24, April 6, 2013: Chef Scott Leibfried, Gordon Ramsay’s sous chef on Fox TV’s “Hell’s Kitchen” for the past 10 years. Executive Chef of Arch Rock Fish is Santa Barbara (Continued…)

Scott Leibfried of Hells Kitchen and Arch Rock GrillChef Scott then continued with an overview of Arch Rock Fish in Santa Barbara where he is executive chef and a partner.

He then took us through Arch Rock Fish’s award-winning recipe for cioppino originally created by Italian-Americans in San Francisco. This memorable fish stew is made with tomatoes and a variety of fish and shellfish. The Arch Rock Fish recipe was awarded “Best in Show” and “Best Cioppino” at last year’s Santa Barbara Bouillabaisse Festival.