Chef Tim Groody to Help WDAV Throw A Biscuit Party on Sunday, March 21st
POSTED March 19, 2010 — March 21 is an important date. Three hundred twenty-five years ago, Johann Sebastian Bach was born on that date. One year ago, WDAV”s Sunday morning show, Biscuits & Bach was born. And on March 21, 2010, WDAV will celebrate both anniversaries by hosting a Biscuit Party during its Spring 2010 On-Air Membership Campaign. Listeners are invited to drop by the station this Sunday from 8 to11 a.m., enjoy a free fresh-baked biscuit, listen to live Bach performances and watch station staff and volunteers as they conduct the campaign.
Tim Groody, one of Charlotte”s best-known chefs, will be the official biscuit-baker for WDAV”s Biscuit Party. Groody served as head chef at Charlotte”s Sonoma and Pie Town restaurant. His next culinary adventure will be the Flat Iron Kitchen and Tap House in downtown Davidson, set to open this summer. “WDAV approached me about this party, and I wanted to help right away,” says Groody. “It”s a great way for WDAV to connect with their Sunday morning listeners, and it gives me a chance to introduce everyone to the Flat Iron Kitchen!” Groody has recruited several farms in the area to help him provide “biscuit fixin”s” on Sunday morning, including Gilcrest Natural Farm, Wild Turkey Farms and Calico Farmstead Cheese. Coffee will be provided by Concord”s S&D Coffee.
In addition to biscuits, WDAV is also serving up generous portions of J.S. Bach”s music on Sunday morning. Hosts Rachel Stewart and Jennifer Foster will be joined in the WDAV studios by pianist Bruce Murray (Artistic Administrator and Dean of the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC) and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky (organist and Director of Music at St. Alban”s Episcopal Church in Davidson, NC).
“March 21st is a big day for classical music stations, and we wanted to do something special that day for – and with – our loyal listeners. Some people might think the Biscuit Party is a flaky idea – but what better way to raise some dough for classical music?” asks WDAV General Manager Ben Roe, with a mischievous wink.
Biscuits & Bach is a four-hour program hosted every Sunday morning by Rachel Stewart. She features music from the Renaissance to the Baroque and welcomes a weekly guest to share recipes and musings about breakfast. To support WDAV Classical Public Radio, listeners can call 1-877-333-8990 or give online at wdav.org. WDAV”s Spring On-Air Membership Campaign runs through Thursday, March 25, and the station seeks to raise $200,000 to support its operations.