WRITER: GEORGE MCCRORY
CONTACT: KATHRYN WIESE
Marketing Manager, WSUI/KSUI
Release: Aug. 7, 2002
(Photo: Madison, left; Kasper, right)
Culinary Celebration features noted chefs Deborah Madison and Lynne Rossetto
and KSUI the University of Iowa's public radio stations, are presenting "From
Field to Family--A Culinary Celebration" Sept. 4-7, 2002 in Iowa City.
"From Field to Family" will feature Deborah Madison, celebrated
chef, author, and founding chef of Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, and
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, chef, author and host of public radio's "The Splendid
Table," joined by local farmers and chefs.
The four-day event includes cooking classes, farm tours, an Iowa City culinary
walk, book readings, live broadcasts and a special formal, and an evening
benefit for local public radio. Co-sponsors are WSUI, KSUI, Everybody's Whole
Foods in Fairfield, the Iowa Memorial Union and Slow Food Iowa.
"This event showcases locally-produced, organic food prepared by local
chefs. Deborah Madison and Lynne Rossetto Kasper are strong supporters of
people eating foods grown and prepared near where they live. Our event is
an effort to help perpetuate a strong movement in our nation toward the support
of local economies," said Kathryn Wiese, co-organizer of the event and
marketing manager at WSUI/KSUI.
Prior to the event, "Iowa Talks," a call-in Public Radio Series
featured every Thursday at 10 a.m. on WSUI AM910, will feature farming, food,
gardening or health topics. Madison will be a special guest for the Thursday,
Aug. 15, "Iowa Talks" program.
Here's the schedule of events:
Wednesday, Sept. 4:
8 p.m.: "A Bountiful Harvest with Leslie Loveless." A discussion
and presentation of local farm photography as featured in her book, "A
Bountiful Harvest: The Midwest Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925-1965."
The free event at Shambaugh Auditorium on the UI campus will be broadcast
on "Live from Prairie Lights," WSUI's literary program.
Thursday, Sept. 5:
6-9 p.m.: Culinary Walk. This event showcases the best of local cuisine
at downtown Iowa City restaurants Adagio, Atlas World Grill, Cafe 126, Devotay,
New Pioneer Cooperative (hosted by dulcinea), and Red Avocado. Deborah Madison
and Lynne Rossetto Kasper will participate. Cost is $30 per person, $10 for
students, with children 3 years and under free. Passports for the Culinary
Walk can be purchased at participating restaurants, or phone WSUI/KSUI at
Friday, Sept. 6:
-- 10 a.m. "Iowa Talks Live from The Java House." Lynne
Rossetto Kasper, Deborah Madison and Robert Morey, the "Cheese Guy"
from New Pioneer Co-op, discuss local cheeses with Host Ben Kieffer and provide
samplings for the audience. Robert Morey will perform live music. The free
event, at The Java House in downtown Iowa City, is broadcast live on WSUI
-- 1 p.m. Farm Tour. Fae Ridge Farm, north of Iowa City. Free.
-- 2 p.m. Farm Tour. Wilson's Orchard, north of Iowa City. Lynne
Rossetto Kasper and Deborah Madison to participate in both tours. Free.
-- 5-7 p.m. "Know the Score." a live 2-hour music/literary/cultural
commentary public radio program broadcast by KSUI 91.7 FM. Lynne Rossetto
Kasper will appear during this special program, which focuses on the sensuality
of food. A reception by Eta Burken, Bon Vivant Fine Foods and Catering follows
the program. The free event is at the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
-- 6-8 p.m. Beer Tasting and Seminar with Millstream Brewing Company.
The program at New Pioneer Cooperative in Coralville is free, but register
by calling (319) 338-9441.
-- 8 p.m. Deborah Madison on "Live from Prairie Lights."
The author and chef will comment from her latest cookbook, "Local Flavors,"
during the broadcast on "Live from Prairie Lights," from Clapp Recital
Hall at the UI. A reception after the program by Iowa Memorial Union Catering
will feature selections from "Local Flavors."
Saturday, Sept. 7:
-- 8 a.m.-noon. Cooking Demonstrations and Displays at Farmers Market,
Chauncey Swan Park, Gilbert and Washington Streets in downtown Iowa City.
The schedule for free cooking demos: 8 a.m., chef Becky Young, Everybody's
Whole Foods, Fairfield; 9 a.m., chefs Derek Roller and Dave Burt from Red
Avocado, with Deborah Madison; 10 a.m., chefs Barry Greenberg, John Moloney,
Juan Casco and Jennifer Wilkins of Iowa Memorial Union Food Services will
make sweet rosemary apple pizza with Lynne Rossetto Kasper; 11 a.m., chef
Kurt Friese, of Adagio and Devotay and Patrick Martins, president of Slow
Food USA will prepare Niman Ranch pork.
-- 12:30 p.m. From Field to Family: A Panel Discussion and Sampling.
Local chef Kurt Friese will moderate a panel discussion with Deborah Madison,
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, local farmer Jon Fogarty, and Patrick Martins, president
of Slow Food USA, will explore the politics of food and how we eat. A reception
and food sampling follows the free discussion at New Pioneer Cooperative,
Coralville. Call (319) 338-9441 for more information.
-- 6-10 p.m. Gala Evening Celebration. This fundraiser for local
public radio features an evening meal showcasing local chefs and foods, created
in coordination with Deborah Madison. Presentations will be made by Lynne
Rossetto Kasper, Deborah Madison, local chef Barry Greenberg and local farmer
Susan Zacharakis-Jutz. The event includes music by guitarist Tom Nothnagle
and dancing with the Mike and Amy Finders Band. Call WSUI/KSUI for an invitation,
For more information, call the WSUI/KSUI studios at (319) 335-5730, or visit
our web sites at http://wsui.uiowa.edu
For more information about Madison see http://www.randomhouse.com/features/deborahmadison/about.html;
for more information about Rossetto Kasper.