Sunday, December 21, 2008

Wisconsin Foodie Segment

Today I had a really fun and unique opportunity to be on a cooking show called 'Wisconsin Foodie.' This is a new show that focuses on the unique and flavorful foods Wisconsin has to offer. They have also had well known chefs, cheese makers and restaurants in their episodes. I was asked to be on the show and to bring a healthy and tasty recipe to prepare with the resident chef, Brian Moran. I prepared bison steaks seared with herbs and finished with a red wine reduction. Why bison? Because it's a flavorful red meat that is low in fat and high in protein.
We started shooting the show at about 10:00am and continued for a couple hours. It really was like being on something I'd watched so many times on the Food Network. At first we talked all about the preparation, the smells, the bison, the nutritional content of the meal etc. Then the cooking began. My recipe calls to pan sear the outside of the bison and finish it in the oven. All the while Brian and I were talking about cooking, food, swimming, and my training.
This was a great opportunity for me to get some experience cooking on a show and being in front of a camera crew in this type of setting. I really want and plan to get more and more into the food industry. Thankfully the producers of 'Wisconsin Foodie' Mark and Arthur invited me to be on the show and give me some exposure.

The producers plan to have the show run in the middle January. I will put a link to the show on the blog as soon as it is available!
Definitely check out the 'Wisconsin Foodie' website to get more of an idea of the show.

7 comments:

Sjtientje said...

Sounds good....bison steak...I cooked a simple "Hutspot"...

gr. Christina

Sparkl0413 said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing it on the internet when i airs. Hope you are having fun in the snow and staying warm.

KZA said...

Wow! The steak seems delish!

I can't wait to check out the episode. :)
How does cooking for a camera crew for Wisconsin foodie compare to the cooking vids you post on youtube?

Way to spread the athletic foodie love! haha

Isa said...

Seems like you enjoyed being on the show...
About the bison steak I can't tell that is good because I never tasted bison meat...lol

Garrett said...

Bison is really tasty and it is very healthy too!

It was really fun being on the show and cooking for 'Wisconsin Foodie'

I will post the recipe on my website soon...

definitely try Bison...it is a great piece of red meat that is much healthier for you than beef.

Isa said...

I will see if I can find bison meat and maybe try your recipe...

Miss Melanie said...

I've used ground buffalo quite a bit as a substitute for ground beef. It's very lean. I can't say I taste a difference, though. My supermarket sells it in vacuum sealed packages so I can buy it and let it stay in the fridge for a few days before using it, or just throw the package in the frezer.

If anyone has ever read the "Wagons West" series by Dana Fuller Ross, you'll be familiar with buffalo stew!

A good source for bison/buffalo is Neuske's in Wisconsin.

Merry Christmas everyone!


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