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Rachael Perron, Culinary Director for Kowalski's Markets, along with her producer and sidekick Adam Lee are joined by their foodtastic friends and colleagues to chat about seasonal flavors, favorite foods, trending topics in nutrition, and all things yummy, all while trying to answer the question, "What's for Dinner Tonight?" Podcasts averaging 15 minutes per episode are perfect for busy yet hungry listeners who'd like a little assistance making dinner plans. Each episode ends with an easy and delicious seasonal menu suggestion.

Adam Lee and Rachael Perron in Studio

Latest Episodes 

Episode 787/24/17Every Berry Is a Lovely Berry
Guest: Sue Moores
The hosts recount a seasonally relevant conversation with the most frequent guest of the show in Season 1, Nutritionist and registered Dietitian Sue Moores: "Nutritious and Berry Delicious."
Dinner Tonight Menu: Whole Grain Earthy Vegetarian Bowl
Listen to "Every Berry is a Lovely Berry" on Spreaker.
Episode 777/31/17Back to Burgers
Guest: Brian Mallie
Rachael and Adam relive a refreshing conversation with Brian Mallie about pairing burgers and brews in "Burger & Beer Pairings."
Dinner Tonight Menu: Sushi-Style Beef Burgers
Listen to "Back to Burgers" on Spreaker.
Episode 767/24/17It's Mozzarella Time Again
Guest: Joe Moore
Rachael and Adam think back all the way to Episode 2, a conversation about the cheeses of summer. Cheese expert Joe Moores makes his first guest appearance.
Dinner Tonight Menu: Caprese Burgers
Listen to "It's Mozzarella Time Again" on Spreaker.
Episode 757/17/17Pre- and Probiotics
Guest: Sue Moores
What are the pros and cons of pre's and pro's? Biotics, that is. Adam asks regular guest Sue Moores to define each and offer suggestions on when and how to incorporate them into your nutrition plan.
Dinner Tonight Menu: Summery Thai Salmon Sandwich
Listen to "Pre- and Probiotics" on Spreaker.
Episode 747/10/17Rooting for Roots
Guest: Sue Moores
Kowalski's Nutritionist Sue Moores is back, this time in her capacity as founder of Roots for the Home Team. The program, which partners with youth gardens in the Twin Cities, is growing some good in our community. Adam learns what's new and tasty with Roots this season.
Dinner Tonight Menu: Tropical Grilled Tuna
Listen to "Rooting for Roots" on Spreaker.
Episode 737/3/17The Evolution of Nutrition Bars
Guest: Sue Moores
When it comes to nutrition bars these days, we certainly don't lack choices. Do you know how to pick a good one? Rachael and Adam get the lowdown on selecting a beneficial bar from their favorite health and nutrition expert, Sue Moores.
Dinner Tonight Menu: Chimichurri Flank Steak
Listen to "The Evolution of Nutrition Bars" on Spreaker.
Episode 726/26/17Battling Blood Pressure
Guest: Sue Moores
One in three adults has high blood pressure, and one in five don't even know they have an issue. Sue Moores joins Rachael and Adam with practical advice on how to get a handle on hypertension.
Dinner Tonight Menu: Lamb Burgers
Listen to "Battling Blood Pressure" on Spreaker.
Episode 716/19/17Everything's Coming Up KalbiKowalski's Original Kalbi, an ingredient used in authentic Korean barbeque, may be our most successful Signature item ever. Learn about the two newest additions to our Kalbi line and how this extremely versatile sauce can bring an exotic flavor to chicken, fish, pork, red meat and even veggies.
Dinner Tonight Menu: Sticky Sweet Chicken Satays
Listen to "Everything's Coming Up Kalbi" on Spreaker.


About the Hosts

Dinner Tonight Podcast Host Rachael Perron

Rachael Perron is the host of Kowalski's Dinner Tonight. Her prior experience in the recording "biz" includes voicemail greetings, answering machine work and a few unpublished mix tapes she self-produced in the late '80s using a SHARP QT-50 cassette player.

When she's not recording, Rachael serves as the Culinary Director at Kowalski's Markets, specializing in product development and selection. She directs research and production chefs in both hot foods and ready-to-eat prepared foods and organizes culinary education and related communications. She participates actively in marketing, merchandising, media strategies and branding initiatives for the company and serves as Art and Content Director for Kowalski's in-house publication, At Home with Kowalski's.

Rachael spends the rest of her off hours making dinner (and breakfast, lunch and lots of snacks) for two hungry teens and her husband, Jerry. The Perrons call White Bear Lake home.

Dinner Tonight Podcast Producer Adam Lee

Dinner Tonight Producer Adam Lee started his broadcast career at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. In the past 12 years he's worked at three different radio stations, most notably a four-year stint at 92 KQRS. He has also worked on several podcasts as both producer and host.

Adam's great passion for broadcasting is matched by his love of food. He serves as Assistant Manager at Kowalski's Shoreview Market, and he is proud to sell the best quality groceries in the Twin Cities.

Adam spends his free time with his lovely wife, Erin, messing around with friends and family, traveling, fishing and trying to stay out of trouble. He and Erin live in Hugo.