How to sharpen your knives, what drinks to serve, where your seafood comes from – WDET’s Ann Delisi and James Beard-nominated Chef James Rigato are here to empower you in the kitchen and have some fun along the way. Through interviews with chefs and industry experts, the Essential Cooking Podcast is a key ingredient in your culinary journey.
Hosted By: Ann Delisi, James Rigato
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Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato talk with two medical doctors about food allergies.
Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato talk with Oak & Reel’s Michelin-starred chef and owner, Jared Gadbaw.
Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato chat with Detroit chef, author, and social media start Jon Kung.
Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato chat with the owners of Fairway Packing Co. about the company’s history and the meat supply industry.
In this episode of the Essential Cooking podcast, Chef James Rigato discusses his recent adventures in Italy — a country that holds food in the highest regard.
The Warda Patisserie founder tells Ann Delisi and James Rigato about her path to Detroit, winning national recognition, and her goal of creating pastries without borders.
Sadie Quagliotto of Hip in Detroit and vegan pro-artist Jessica Hayes talk veganism in Detroit and across the U.S.
Food enthusiast and expert Fred Sareini joins Ann Delisi and James Rigato to talk about some of his favorite spots in Dearborn’s rich food scene.
Chef John Vermiglio of Grey Ghost chronicles his career, including his time with influential Chicago chef Charlie Trotter.
Cookbook author and Emmy-nominated TV host Katie Parla joins Ann Delisi and James Rigato to talk about the uniqueness of Italian food from island to island.
Paulina Schemanski talks everything champagne with Ann Delisi and James Rigato.
Mamba talks to Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato about his inspiring life journey from Burundi to Detroit.