PRK On The Air: Chef/Recipe Bonanza

A turkey by Kathy Gunst. Photo: Jesse Costa for WBUR

Food is everywhere this week at WBUR.

On Monday, Here & Now featured a great segment with resident chef Kathy Gunst (including a turkey carving video which you shouldn’t miss). Gunst shared some fantastic recipes and helpful tips. Her husband John Rudolph (my first radio teacher, by the way) turns out to be an excellent turkey carver. Seriously, don’t miss that video.

Monday afternoon, Radio Boston went to Smolak Farms with Tremont 647’s Andy Husbands and brought back two fantastic recipes for apple sauce and spiced, candied peanuts.

Tuesday on Radio Boston, a quartet of chefs go way beyond stuffing, sharing their not-so-traditional recipes for the fall season. They include: Michael Schlow of Tico, Radius, Via Matta and Alta Strada; Joanne Chang of Flour and Myers + Chang; Andy Husbands of Tremont 647, and Jody Adams of Rialto and the newly opened Trade. Visit at 3pm for the recipes, tantalizing photographs and audio.

And it’s only TUESDAY! More awaits.

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Associate Producer, Here & Now Most recently, Jessica worked as an associate producer at WBUR's daily local program, Radio Boston. Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, university teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI), and the BBC. Jessica's freelance radio work has received various awards including accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. As a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, Jessica collected and studied oral histories from the Jewish Community based in San Salvador. Jessica received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her M.A. in history from Indiana University. She learned how to make radio from the phenomenal folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Jessica lives in Somerville with her husband, twin son and daughter, and two cats. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, both current and past, please visit