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10-21-18 Small Bites Radio

10-21-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-99/

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10-21-18

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The #1 listed “food radio show Philadelphia” from Google and Bing is back LIVE this Sunday, October 21st at 635pm. That’s right Derek is back in studio and Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio is a #Foodie star studded spectacular!

Things get started with Ingrid Hoffmannwho has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to publish “Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy (Clásicos latinos a lo saludable): More than 100 diabetes-friendly Latin favorites”. The book celebrates the joys of cooking and eating healthier versions of traditional Latin recipes bursting with flavor while staying within the nutritional guidelines of the ADA and relying on Ingrid’s concept of delicious, easy, and simple recipes with a healthy twist. Raised in Colombia and the Netherlands, Ingrid Hoffmann is a professional eater, author and host of Top ChefEstrellas (Telemundo, NBC), Simply, Delicioso(Cooking Channel) and Delicioso(Univision) is passionate about cooking, entertaining, and helping her fans lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Via her cookbooks, “chica tips” and social media platforms, Ingrid hopes to educate her followers about “better for you” ingredients, implementing cooking habits and to think of food as medicine. With this in mind, in 2015, Ingrid launched her very own food brand, Cocina by Ingrid Hoffmann, which focuses on easy, delicious and healthy meal solutions for the family. She writes a monthly column for Delta Air LinesDelta Sky Magazine and AARP en Español and is a frequent guest of shows like Un Nuevo DíaThe Talk, Oprah, Martha StewartThe View, The Today Show, The Early Show, and The Wendy Williams Show.

Then we talk to Dorie Greenspan who has a new book “Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook” from Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt being released October 23rd and available for pre-order onAmazon.com. To the hundreds of thousands who follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, Dorie Greenspan’s food is powerfully cookable—her recipes instant classics. In Everyday Dorie, she invites readers into her kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-Glazed Salmon to Lemon Goop. What makes a “Dorie recipe”? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers’ market, or pantry, like Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs, which is both weeknight simple and fine enough for company, and Eton Mess, a beautifully casual dessert of crumbled meringue, fruit, and whipped cream. They are easygoing, providing swaps and substitutions. They invite mixing and matching. Many can be served as dinner, or as a side dish, or as an appetizer, or hot, cold, or room temperature. And every single one is like a best friend in the kitchen, full of Dorie’s infectious love of cooking and her trademark hand-holding directions. Inducted into theJames Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, Dorie Greenspan is also the author of Dorie’s Cookies, a 2017 James Beard Award-winner for Best Baking and Dessert book; Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller that was named Cookbook of the Year by the IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals, Baking Chez Moi, also a Times bestseller; and Baking: From My Home to Yours, another James Beard Award winner.

To talk about the most important meal of the day, we will be joined by Ryan Grim who is the editor of Extra Crispy and has new book “Breakfast: The Most Important Book About the Best Meal of the Day: The Most Important Book About the Best Meal of the Day” from Oxmoor House Books being released October 23rd and available for pre-order on Amazon. The book Breakfast is an exploration of everything about breakfast and brunch. This celebration of the most popular meal of the day offers engaging stories, essential how-tos, and killer breakfast recipes. Discover exciting new ingredients and the secrets to making Entenmann’s Cake Doughnuts and Taco Bell Crunchwraps at home, among many other dishes. Learn the origins of scrapple and how to brew barista-level drinks. Based on the popular website ExtraCrispy.com, this book—the perfect gift for anyone who loves all-day-breakfast—is packed with 100 photos, humorous illustrations, and amazing, craveable food. Ryan was previously the deputy editor of Tasting Table, but covering all three meals was too much of a burden, so he decided to get into the breakfast media world. Before that, he was the managing editor of VICE magazine. Now Extra Crispy is the authority on breakfast, brunch, and every nook and cranny of morning culture. It is the leader of the growing global breakfast trend, showcasing celebrity chefs and emerging voices.

Last, but certainly not least we are thrilled to welcome Steven Cook the co-author of new cookbook “Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious” from Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Usually served from tiny eateries, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or market stalls, these food specialties have passed from father to son or mother to daughter for generations. To find the best versions, the authors Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook scoured bustling cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, and sleepy towns on mountaintops. They visited bakeries, juice carts, beaches, even weddings. Their finds include meals in the hand like falafel and pita; juicy, grilled and roasted spice-rubbed meats; stuffed vegetables; a wealth of chopped vegetable salads; a five-minute fluffy hummus with more than two dozen toppings; pastries, ice creams, and shakes and adapted every recipe for the home kitchen. Each chapter weaves history with contemporary portrayals of the food. Striking photographs capture all its flavor and vitality, while step-by-step how-to and close-ups of finished dishes make everything simple and accessible. Steven Cook is the co-founder of CookNSolo Restaurant Partners. He is the co-author of Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, winner of two James Beard Awards in 2016 for “Best International Cookbook” and “Book of the Year”. Cook also sits on Broad Street Ministry Hospitality and Corporate Council, which supports Broad Street’s mission of providing meals and social services to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens. Prior to founding CookNSolo, Cook was the owner and executive chef of Marigold Kitchen. Cook is a graduate of the The Wharton Schoolof the University of Pennsylvania and the The-French-Culinary-Institute. He left a job as an investment banker in New York to return to Philadelphia and pursue a career as a hospitality entrepreneur overseeing highly acclaimed and award winning Zahav Federal DonutsAbe FisherDizengoffThe Roosterand Goldie Falafel restaurants.

Small Bites Radio correspondent ActorJohn DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products and he visited the grand opening of Steve’s Prince of Steaks.

It will be a full night of Derek on the radio as he also joins the Dining On A Dime crew of Kevin Wilson and John Cohlat 5pm and then after Small Bites at 8pm he sits with the We’re Justgrubbin crew of JustGrubbin.

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco for his news of the week and please remember that John’s book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press is now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week as well as she visited Yards Brewing Co., and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order onAmazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ andBluejeanfood.com hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

 

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-99/

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Dolsot House K-Town BBQ – Cherry Hill, NJ

Dolsot House K-Town BBQ – Cherry Hill, NJ

This place is flat-out delicious. From start to finish I REALLY enjoyed my meal here. Beginning with the accompaniments to start the meal all the way to end and the service was TOP notch to go along with an amazing meal. If you have never been, you MUST go! Below is listed what I had.

Korean Pajun Seafood Mix

Korean Fried Chicken Wings – One order Honey Sesame and other order Soy Garlic

Pork Bulgogi Dolsot

The Twenties Restaurant – Atlantic City, NJ

The Twenties Restaurant – Atlantic City, NJ

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Situated inside of the Claridge Hotel is The Twenties Restaurant. This is like a trip back in time going here with all of the 1920’s themed décor and the view of the beach while dining is stunning. I had breakfast there and it was a pleasant surprise to find scrapple available. Below is what I had:

Two eggs over easy, home fries, bacon, scrapple, and rye toast.

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10-07-18 Small Bites Radio

10-07-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-97/

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10-07-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-97/

LIVE this Sunday, October 7th at 635pmSmall Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, has a stellar lineup. To kick the show off, we will party with Hannah Jowith the Wildfire Radio PRIEMIRE of her new smash single “Closer” that is going viral as well as heavy play at clubs. She is excited to have our listeners hear from her and what a great way to get things started.

Also, we are thrilled to welcome Michael Tuono the owner T&N HomeMade Kitchen and the Jeet Mobiles. With signature menu items like The Frankie Five Stents, The Sunday Gravy, The Cubano Paesano, and Da’ Bomb (Omelet Stuffed Pancake), T&N Homemade Kitchen has been wowing patrons and having their taste buds dance for years and now they will be sharing these delights to the Northern Liberties section of Philly very soon with T&N Homemade Kitchen – Northern Liberties. They are a family-owned deli offering a large selection of sandwiches, plus burgers, wings & breakfast eats. We can only hope that they bring samples of these delicacies.

Then we have Brandi Shine Doming the founder of the extremely popular blog The Vegan 8 and now a blogger turned author with her debut cookbook “The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less” from Oxmoor House Books Time Inc. Booksbeing released October 16th and available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Five years ago, popular blogger Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 became a vegan, overhauling the way she and her family ate after a health diagnosis for her husband. The effects have been life-changing. Her recipes rely on refreshingly short ingredient lists that are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All of the recipes are dairy-free and most are oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free (if not, Brandi offers suitable alternatives), and ideally tailored to meet the needs of an array of health conditions. Each of the 100 recipes uses just 8 or fewer ingredients (not including salt, pepper, or water) to create satisfying, comforting meals from breakfast to dessert that your family—even the non-vegans—will love. Brandi is a mom, wife, designer, and blogger. Her blog was voted a Top 21 Vegan Blog of 2016 by the hugely popular vegan magazine, VegNews Magazine, she’s appeared regularly in FORKS OVER KNIVES magazine, and was featured in the documentary Eating You Alive.

All the way on the West Coast we say hello to Renata Lubinsky the author of “Around Seattle in 80 Dates: An Online Dating Journey” fromCreateSpaceIndependent Publishing Platform. After thirty-two years in one relationship, Renata M. Lubinsky divorced her husband and started a journey that she crafted on a daily basis, by using online dating sites. Renata’s massive experience in the online dating world and her love for the unexpected provided her with mesmerizing material that will make you laugh out loud in some stories, and in others, make you cry. Renata uses her witty and sensitive voice to describe the world from the perspective of a single, almost fifty-year-old woman starting the second chapter of her life. In the past few years, Renata has taken her stories on stage and performed in different stand-up events around Seattle. She has won first place in local stand-up competitions and participated in various storytelling shows. We can’t wait to hear about this journey.

Then Oh, Canada we say hello to Cara Clarkson the Manager of Guest Services for The The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta Canada. The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of one of the greatest wonders of the nature inside Banff National ParkCanada Keep Exploring. We look forward to hearing all about the property “eh” as the Canadians say.

Small Bites Radio correspondent ActorJohn DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him onQVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan FoodChef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish will also be back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco for his news of the week and please remember that John’s book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press is now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week, and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.comhope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-97/

Sate Kampar – Philadelphia, PA

Sate Kampar – Philadelphia, PA

 

Oh man this place is great and fun. It’s even family friendly which is always an added bonus. They really make the little ones feel at home with special plates and cups. Really enjoyed my meal here. Pictured is TEH-AIS beverage, coconut rice, jasmine rice, Chicken and Goat SATE KAJANG, Pork and Chicken SATE MELAKA, and RENDANG DAGING that was AWESOME!!!! Will be back here for sure.

Topgolf – Mount Laurel, NJ

Topgolf – Mount Laurel, NJ

(The following is a special series on Bluejeanfood.com written by guest contributing writer and correspondent for “Small Bites Radio” William Knowles. He highlights his passions of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been a while. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)

Topgolf has recently taken the country, and world, by storm. With a number of locations sprouting up all over the land, this concept of dining, entertainment and driving range-style play has become a popular alternative to traditional sports outings and gatherings. A new location, the 48th in all, is opening in our area on Friday, October 5th, in Mount Laurel, NJ. I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful facility at a gathering held this past week…

The mission of Topgolf is to provide fun entertainment for your family, for your business gatherings, and just the everyday person who is looking to sharpen their skills. Through technology that has been developed using microchipped balls, golfers hitting in the range can keep track of their accuracy and distance via TV screens set up in their bay. Whether you’re a novice or expert, adult or child, the spirit of Topgolf is have to fun, and hopefully sharpen your skills all the while.

To amplify the enjoyment of your outing, a large and varied menu offers dining selections specially created by a chef, along with several fully stocked bars with top shelf beverages. The bays can be privately enclosed for you and your group, and big screen TV’s are present throughout so you can catch all the big game action. Other leisure offerings are available, such as a billiard room and table soccer. Simulator lounges allow you to experience all that technology has to offer to improve your game. And if you’re looking for a unique spot for your business needs, Topgolf offers private conference rooms that are fully modernized for your meeting requirements.

The gorgeous, three floor, 65,000 foot facility (located right off exit 40B on Interstate 295) is quite an achievement. The site has more than 500 full and part time employees, all working to make your experience special. I had the chance to meet many of the folks, who were warm and accommodating; resident experts are there to also help you grow your golf game (something I need lots of help on!). It’s a facility and concept that most everyone should be proud to be associated with, and will without question receive a rave reception once it opens its doors this Friday.

Whether you’re out for business, personal pleasure, or to party with your friends, Topgolf will be a top go to spot once you’ve had the chance to experience it. I will see you on the driving range, and again “around town”…

09-30-18 Small Bites Radio

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-96/

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LIVE this Sunday, September 30th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio with Derek again off this week, we have special host Donato Marino running the show. Donato is best known as the owner of D and L Coffee Service Inc. which is Philadelphia’s premier bean to barista coffee and espresso company as well as owner of Terry’s Too. Donato is thrilled to be hosting and has a great lineup for the show.

On the show will be Ben Fileccia the Director of Operations & Strategy for the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association. The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association strives to promote, protect, and improve the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PRLA is able to convey a unified voice for the hospitality and tourism industries, both of which significantly contribute to the economic growth of Pennsylvania.

Also joining them will be Mario Ferraiolo from Dolcissimo Desserts. For over 15 years, Dolcissimo Desserts has been distributing high quality, imported Italian desserts and pasta’s. They also carry a full line of Bindi Dessert USA as well as other gourmet product lines. Today, their surpassed level of service and dedication has created lasting partnerships with restaurants, café’s, country clubs, caterers, hotels and casinos. Their desserts are loved by all cultures, as thier products contain ingredients not only from Italy, but also from Spain, Ecuador and Asia. Exceptional imported, authentic ingredients and products is their way of life. Above all, they are dedicated to always exceed the expectations of their customers and provide the best quality and value.

They keep the fun going with Anthony Bellapigna who is the owner of the Fellini Cafe of Media, Ariano, and the recently opened Irpino Gelato Bar. Anthony Bellapigna was born and raised in South West Philadelphia; he is the fourth child and third son of Italian immigrants from southern Italy. Anthony’s youth was spent helping his mother in the kitchen, personally tasting the dishes she made. Anthony was the originator of Media, Pennsylvania’s Dining Under the Stars event which is currently in its 11th season. He has been recognized by multiple media outlets for culinary excellence and is an avid supporter of the Delaware County Veterans Society.

Last, but certainly not least, they welcome Robert Napoletano, Partner for Springfield Pasta Company and Napoletano Brothers retail store. The Napoletano Brothers have always manufactured and sold pasta products wholesale to restaurants and small markets under the name Springfield Pasta Company.  In 2016, the pasta manufacturing operation was moved to a large production facility in Chester, PA and the Springfield location was expanded to include many more Italian Specialties like charcuterie, imported cheeses, pizza romana, artisan sandwiches, fresh filled cannoli, as well as a coffee bar where you can find authentic Italian espresso and a tap flowing with nitro coffee and slow steeped cold brew. Napoletano Brothers plans on eventually adding a restaurant to their adjacent building which will include a second-floor roof deck and seat approximately 100.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco for his news of the week and please remember that John’s book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press is now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-96/