Smorgasbord of Podcasts – Part One, Culinary Institute of America

Nov 22nd, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting

ironchef.jpgThe Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA) has a podcast series, entitled, “Insight From The Inside.” The program gives listeners a glimpse inside the prestigious culinary college through the eyes and personal testimonials of its students.

“Insight From The Inside” also includes interviews with some of the CIA’s celebrity chef alumni. The current episode features an interview with Michael Symon, CIA Class of 1990, and the winner of Food Network’s Next Iron Chef. Chef Symon is also the chef-owner of two restaurants in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio; Lola and Lolita. Chef Symon graduated with his associate degree (A.O.S.) from The Culinary Institute of America in 1990.

For those not familiar with the Iron Chef programs, competitors are given sixty minutes, a professional kitchen, and a single secret ingredient whch must make its way into every dish in a multi-course meal. The secret ingredient might be a variety of gourmet peaches… or might be a range of sardines. Yes, sardine-infused dessert. Perhaps this podcast can serve as inspiration for making a wide variety of leftover-turkey dishes this weekend, after the U.S. Thanksgiving feast.

The Culinary Institute of America’s “Insight From The Inside” podcast feed is here.

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