101 Zucchinis

At this moment in time, two-thirds of the space in my refrigerator is occupied by zucchini.

So I probably won't be able to resist asking "Chef Carlo" what he would do in my situation. Carlo Simon Peretti spends a lot of time in the kitchen with local produce. The London native is the new Executive Chef at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. I'll interview him this week for our special summer edition of Need to Know.

Peretti has cooked elsewhere in the Finger Lakes, however it seems an unusual choice to pick someone from across the ocean to develop a true "Finger Lakes cuisine." Should be an interesting interview as Carlet and I hit the road this week.

We are recording the whole show out of studio (the air-conditioning isn't working too well!)