Wednesday, November 24, 2010

11/25- Chef Piero Biondi

Happy Thanksgiving!

Legendary LA Chef Piero Biondi joins Paul & Jack to tell the secrets of an old fashioned American Thanksgiving. From tips on how to prepare the bird, the temperature to cook so the turkey is perfect, to the famous side dishes, dessert. cranberry sauce, stuffing and classic pumpkin pie. Chef Biondi will cover it all. Oh yes, and let's not forget the egg nog!  Spend Thanksgiving with CRN, and from all of us have a safe and happy holiday. Piero Biondi is eminently qualified to discuss all aspects of the culinary art, as one of the founding hosts on CRN's popular daily food and beverage program, "What's Cookin". He arrived in the US from his native Italy at age 15, speaking no English but possessing a practical knowledge of the kitchen and food. He started his apprenticeship at Gusti's, a fashionable restaurant in Washington, D.C. He eventually worked his way up to head chef. While in Washington he prepared special dinners for then Vice President Richard Nixon, and for members of the Supreme Court. He eventually moved to California and opened Piero's Restaurant and Trattoria, a favorite dining spot near the NBC studios in Burbank.  Piero Biondi has more than 30 years experience as a chef and has hosted his own successful radio talk show for many years. He also was the owner and head chef of his own restaurant. "Piero's" in Burbank, California for more than 3 decades. He has been called, "the Julia Child of talk radio"

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