This week the Savory Road leads to Malaga, a port city located on Spain’s southern coast. There I had a chance to take a Paella cooking class, and boy did I learn some great secrets to making this flavorful rice dish
Above - David of Laphroig Distillery stands by a peat oven while illustriating a traditional peat cutter they still use.
This week the Savory Road leads to Islay, a remote Scottish island that’s accessable only by ferry or airplane. Life is simple on this beautiful island. The only traffic jams are caused by crossing sheep. The locals are friendly and many speak Galic. My primary reason to visit? Their unusual tasting and suddenly popular whisky. Find out what makes it unique this Thursday morning at 6:45 and 8:45 during Morning Edition.. then again on Saturday morning at 5:35 and 7:35 during Weekend Edition - here on 91-9 KVCR.
Peter is the head tour guide at Teelings. He explains the history of Dublin distilling, the rise and fall of 20th Century Irish whiskey, fundamental differences between Scotch, Bourbon, and Irish whiskies, and current consumer trends.
Jeff talks with Peter Warren of Teelings Distillery - the only whiskey distillery currently producing within Dublin city limits (Jameson is based there, but actually distills farther south in Cork). Back in the day, there were over 35 distilleries in Dublin. What happened to them? Find out Thursday morning during NPR Morning Edition on 91.9 KVCR.
We may not think about cranberries for another several weeks, but Grant Keefer is thinking about them all day long. As a cranberry farmer preparing for the big season, he even dreams about them. Jeff gets a tour of his British Columbia farm and learns a few secrets about growing this powerful little berry.
Jeff and Donna visit northern Switzerland's Basel - so north it's on the border of France and Germany. Then travel to the Emmenal region where Jeff's ancestors lived and great cheese is made. They stay in a cool AirBnB chalet in the hillside village of Schangnau.