Ann Delisi’s Essential Cooking

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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Essential Cooking: James goes to Baja

Chef James Rigato reports back from his trip to the Valle de Guadalupe in the Baja Peninsula where he talks about regional differences in tacos, and what makes the wine in Baja so special.

Essential Cooking: Not all Detroit pizza is square

In this episode of the Essential Cooking podcast, Val Markel of Val’s Pizza talks about Detroit-style pizza and how she has found her niche by embracing a traditional pizza that is a world apart from Detroit square – Neapolitan.

Extend Your Growing Season With a Hoop House

In this episode of the Essential Cooking podcast, Tomm Becker of Nifty Hoops and Sunseed Farm joins Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato to talk about the benefits of hoop houses for home food growers.

Online Grocery Store Delivers Michigan-Grown Foods

In this episode of Essential Cooking, Drew Patrick of Michigan Fields joins Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato to talk about launching an online grocery store during the pandemic. Plus, learn how to cook beef liver like a pro.

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