Friday, August 29, 2014

Igudesman and Joo

On Thursday evening, on PBS, we watched a new (to us anyway) couple called Igudesman and Joo – a Russian violinist and an Asian pianist. They are both excellent on their chosen instruments, but they make fun whilst they are playing. They are absolutely hilarious, shades of Victor Borge if you remember him, the Great Dane. We really enjoyed these two and will watch out for more of them. They are apparently all over YouTube and get millions of hits. This clip actually shows a little bit of many things they do. There is one section where they are using lumps of wood to play chords – why? Because Rachmaninoff had big hands!!!! I hope you enjoy.

I’m not a big potato eater, but I thought these from Kraft looked absolutely scrumptious. Saw them when I was copying yesterday’s recipe.

Crispy Parmesan Baked Potatoes

Meet your family's new favourite side dish: Yukon gold potatoes Crispy Parmesan Baked Potatoes recipecoated in Parmesan and garlic powder and baked till tender and crispy.

8 servings

What You Need

1/2 cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp.  garlic powder
8 small  Yukon gold potatoes (1-3/4 lb.), cut lengthwise in half
3 Tbsp.  butter, melted

Make It

HEAT oven to 400ºF.
MIX cheese and garlic powder in shallow dish.
DIP cut-sides of potatoes in butter, then in cheese mixture. Place, cheese-sides down, on baking sheet; drizzle with any remaining butter.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until potatoes are tender.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion Mix 3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives. Serve with potatoes.
Note from the Kraft Kitchens After testing a variety of potatoes for this recipe, we found 2-inch Yukon gold potatoes worked best.
Note Do not cover the baking sheet with foil since the cheese mixture will stick to it.

Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - fun clip - and clever to listen to and watch. Now the Parmesan Potato dish looks very good indeed ... and no wonder Matt enjoys it so much .. Happy Weekend .. Hilary

    1. They are great, I really enjoyed them.

      Thanks Hilary

  2. That potato recipe has my mouth watering. I love tatoes!!!

    1. Many people love taters so you are not alone in that JoJo. As I said, not something I eat a lot of.

  3. Never heard of Igudesman and Joo. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You're welcome Vanessa. We both had a good laugh.

  4. The part with inserting your credit card and the vacuum cleaner was funny!

    1. I loved the bit playing the chords with wood.