Tom Harte

Host - Caffé Concerto

Tom Harte is a retired faculty member from Southeast Missouri State University where he was an award-winning teacher, a nationally recognized debate coach, and chair of the department of Speech Communication and Theatre.

A founder of “My Daddy’s Cheesecake,” a bakery/café in Cape Girardeau, a  food columnist for The Southeast Missourian, and a cookbook author, he blends his passion for food with his passion for classical music in his daily program, The Caffe Concerto.

An inveterate traveler as well as a connoisseur of food and classical music, Tom has been to the five major continents and sailed the seven seas in search of great music and great cuisine, delicacies which he enjoys most when consumed simultaneously.  He also hosts A Harte Appetite.

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"Going Whole Hog"

Mar 2, 2013

Grilled Tenderloin & Fingerling Potato Salad
(adapted from the Whole Hog Cookbook by Libbie Summers)

1 lb. pork tenderloin                                      1 clove garlic, minced
7 TB olive oil                                                    1 tsp. honey
1 lb. fingerling potatoes                                2 TB drained capers
1 TB Dijon mustard                                        2 cups arugula
2 TB rice vinegar

The Pope's Kitchen

Mar 1, 2013

These days the pope is every bit as much a celebrity as any rock star or movie idol. Consequently, almost every conceivable aspect of the papacy has been analyzed and discussed -- all but one that is. For some reason there's been scant attention paid to LaCucina del Papa, the pope's kitchen.

The Oxford Companion to Food says meatloaf is "a worthy dish," but declares, "Its range, however, does not extend into the realm of haute cuisine."

Flash in the Pan!

Jan 7, 2013

Below are recipes from the January cooking demonstration at Schnucks, hosted by Tom Harte and Georganne Syler.

At the Caffe Concerto Cooking Demonstration held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, Tom and Georganne shared recipes to get bakers ready for the holiday season.

Cranberry Clafouti
(adapted from Martha Stewart Living)