Thursday, July 07, 2011

Good Cookin' With Bruce Aidells on Live Well Network

This week I'm very excited to tell you about a "Facebook" friend of mine, Bruce Aidells'.
Bruce has a wonderful cooking show on the Live Well Network and it's definitely worth watching!

Since 1982, Aidells has written 11 cookbooks. Four have received cookbook award nominations. His first book, with Denis Kelly, Hot Links and Country Flavors, received the IACP Julia Child award for best single subject cookbook in 1991. The Complete Meat Cookbook was nominated for a James Beard Award in 1999 and Bruce Aidells's Complete Pork Book received another Beard nomination in 2005. His other titles include Flying Sausages and Bruce Aidells' Complete Sausage Cookbook. In addition, Aidells contributed to The Joy of Cooking, 1997 Edition, writing the meat, poultry and stuffing chapters.   Aidells has appeared on NBC Today, Martha Stewart Living Al Roker on the Road, The FoodTV Network and many other cooking shows.
I hope that you're able to watch "Good Cookin With Bruce Aidells on Live Well Network, but the good news is that even if you don't get the Live Well Network you can watch all the episodes at  http://livewellnetwork.com/Good-Cookin-With-Bruce-Aidells/768751
 I have to say that one of my favorite episodes is "Fabulous Brunch Recipes"
I love giving a brunch party in the Summer.  It's just wonderful to entertain while it's still cool, and early in the day.  I usually do this outside, since here in Northern Colorado, we have beautiful mornings this time of year.  If you love growing your own tomatoes, you should also check out Bruce's episode on Heirloom tomatoes, he makes a wonderful Panzanella Salad :)  I thought it would be great to feature one of Bruce's brunch recipes so here is a fabulous Frittata

Fast and Delicious Frittata


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch kale or chard, washed well, cooked and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound linguisa, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 
In a large bowl, combine the ingredients and mix well.
Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the egg mixture and stir occasionally until the eggs begin to set. Continue to cook, undisturbed, until the eggs have set on the bottom, about 3-5 minutes. Flip the frittata and cook 3-5 minutes more, until the eggs are set and lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature. 
 So Check out Bruce's Show, check out the web page, and don't be afraid to leave some nice comments.  As we all know, cooks love to know that their food brings a smile to someones face, it's the reason we love cooking :)


  1. WOW that is quite the resume all by it self! I am going to try that frittata,I will ck out his web page too thanks for letting us know!

  2. Oh Shannon this looks so very good. I am going to try that recipe and I would love to meet this Chef. I will definitely watch his show and I know I'll learn so much...and as for the cookbooks....they are a must read for me. One day we will throw a brunch together and I know it will be the best ever!!

  3. I love linguisa! This is definitely worth.trying. will have to check out his cookbooks and show.

  4. Nice feature on your blog Shannon. Thanks for sharing this talented chef and one of his recipe. Cookbooks... I am going to check out! That is a passion!

  5. This guy is awesome Shannon! I have seen him on TV too. Thank you for sharing the links for him-I WILL be checking them out!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing Bruce with us, this frittata is lovely...I love the ease of making a frittata and the simplicity of this is absolutely divine! I bet your brunch parties are something to be remembered....cherished....I do adore a fabulous brunch...in fact, I simply do not have enough brunches in my life at the moment...note to self...I think it's time!