Local chef Robert Parriott is cooking up a novel idea. Parriott
, best known for "Robert's Most Yum Cooking Show" on the Mountain Television Network, will co-host "Robert's Most Yum Cooking Show: The Radio Version" on WASU-FM.
said the radio program is an extension of his
television show, and will "help listeners plan meals that are nutritious and tasteful."The nutritional aspect will follow recently-released national dietary guidelines, dealing primarily with the reduction of saturated fats and an increase in grains.
Rather than teach students and community members how to took "high-fat, high-carbohydrate pleasure food," Parriott wants to share "alternatives that are enjoyable eating experiences, providing the nutrition needed by our bodies."Parriott worked as a disc jockey at WASU in the mid-1990s, when attaining a master's degree in biology at Appalachian.
"When I talked to Robert
, we pretty much left it that if we could work the show out, I would just find somebody to run the board for him," Tyrie said.
..."But five minutes after Robert walked out the door, Jon Freeman poked his head in the door and a little light bulb went off in my head."
When the concept is boiled down, Parriott
said it relates to community service through providing nutritional information to students and others in the High Country.
The challenge, Parriott
said, will be finding music to match the food ,a task he
has left in Freeman's capable hands.Both believe the program holds a lot of potential, and Parriott soon hopes to incorporate the musical aspect into his
television cooking show.
The show, which will air Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., starting this Thursday, will also mark Freeman's return to the airwaves.Up till now, he has served as station manager, and has not hosted a show since November.Parriott
, Freeman and Tyrie agree the show will be most interesting, though Parriott's hoping for a little more.
As the catchphrase goes on his
television series, Parriott
hopes the radio program will turn out to be "most yum."