It’s the What Ya Got Cookin'? -Thanksgiving Edition, a beloved tradition here on Midday, going all the way back to...2016! Tom's guests today are two of Baltimore's pre-eminent culinary masters:
John Shields is the chef and proprietor, along with John Gilligan, of Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the author most recently, of The New Chesapeake Kitchen;
And David Thomas is the chef and co-owner with his wife Tonya of Ida B’s Table, a “modern soul food restaurant” on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore; and he was a winning contestant on last night's (11/21) episode of the hit show, Chopped, on the Food Network!
Later in the hour, a brand new segment, Midday with My Mom: Tom Hall's mother, Rosemary Hall, is in the house with our good friend, retired Baltimore restaurateur Sascha Wolhandler, and they'll share their memories of Thanksgiving dinners -- and desserts -- and the many ways that the kitchen helps bring families together.
But first, with the magical day of Thanksgiving upon us: Maybe you haven’t quite gotten your act together yet, and you’re at the brink of despair and panic. Or, conversely, maybe you’re completely on top of everything, and you risk making a mistake born of over-confidence.
Either way, or somewhere in between, Chefs David and John are here to talk you through any and all of it, and we’ll do what we can to help you make sure everything goes smoothly and tastes terrific tomorrow.
But most importantly, we look forward to hearing about your family’s special Thanksgiving traditions. Your favorite recipes, your favorite memories, your favorite part of what, for many folks, is their favorite holiday of the year.
Today's conversation was streamed live on WYPR's Facebook page, and you can watch the video here.
The Thanksgiving Day marathons Tom mentioned are part of the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K -- the YMCA's sponsored 3.1 mile charity runs, held at locations across Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore, to raise funds to help children and families living in poverty in your community. Follow the link for locations, routes and times.