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Smack Shack – Minneapolis, MN

Smack Shack – Minneapolis, MN

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What kind of food do you think of first when you think of Minneapolis? Probably not lobster, but Smack Shack will try to have you change that. Pictured is Connecticut Lobster Roll and it was so yummy. I would eat here again for sure.

11-04-18 Small Bites Radio

11-04-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-100/

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11-04-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-100/

The #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio is celebrating their 100th episode in style, and since it’s #Halloween this week we promise no tricks from us, only awesome #foodie treats with an amazing lineup! LIVE this Sunday, November 4th at 635pm Small Bites on Wildfire Radio with Derek away in Montreal, Quebec, we figured we’d double your pleasure and brought in studio to co-host the show QVC Guest Host, chef, and SAG-AFTRA Sag-Aftra Philadelphia actor John DiRenzo as well as Small Bites resident Vegan Food Chef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish for some fun and food talk with our awesome guests for our 100th show.

We are excited to be joined by Julia della Croce – Forktales cookbook author, journalist, blogger to talk about her new cookbook “Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey” from National Geographic and America’s Test Kitchen. Featuring 100 innovative, kitchen-tested recipes, 300 gorgeous color photographs, and 30 maps, this illustrated guide takes you on a captivating journey through the rich history of Italian cuisine, region by region. Rich excerpts feature the origins of celebrated cheeses, the nuances of different wine growing regions, the best farmer’s markets in Venice, and more. Intriguing prose illuminates key ingredients, from olive oil and how it’s made to the various pasta shapes of Northern Italy. In every region, the food experts at America’s Test Kitchen bring it all home, with foolproof recipes for standout dishes as well as hidden gems. America’s Test Kitchen is a 15,000-square-foot kitchen located in Boston Seaport District. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and Cook’s Country magazine, the public television shows America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, and the online America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School. Julia della Croce is one of America’s foremost authorities on Italian food. Julia is the author of more than 13 cooking and travel books. She has also conducted cultural and culinary tours to Italy. Her work has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Food & Wine, National Geographic Travel and the Washington Post. She has been broadcast on countless radio and national television shows, including on the Food Network. What a treat!

Also coming on for our 100th episode will be Joanna Saltz the editorial director of Delish.com to talk about new cookbook “Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Delish is the fastest-growing food media brand on the internet. They’ve carved a unique niche in the food landscape because the editors are food-lovers first, and home cooks second – not professional chefs. Their how-to food videos have garnered up to 15 billion views! Delish.com speaks to food lovers who don’t fancy themselves chefs—and they do it through helpful, shareable recipes that are as fun to watch as they are to make. Now, they’ve crammed all of that insanity and entertainment into their first-ever cookbook. Inside, you’ll find more than 275 recipes and ideas that are meant to be devoured, not perfected. Joanna Saltz was previously the executive editor of Food Network Magazine and Seventeen Magazine, and is a long-time Diet Coke addict. Sounds like fun to us!

Last, but certainly not least, we are happy to welcome back on the show Wildfire Radio’s Small Bites Live with Tracey Medeiros who is the author of “The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook: 125 Organic and Farm-to-Fork Recipes from the Green Mountain State” from Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., and it is a 2018 The Readable Feast Cookbook Awards Finalist. Tracey will be in town Saturday, November 17th teaching a cooking class at Audrey Claire Taichman’s COOK. Every guest who attends will receive a signed copy of the cookbook. Tracey also writes The Farmhouse Kitchen: A Guide to Eating Local column for Edible Green Mountains magazine and is also a freelance food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. She is often seen on various television cooking segments and travels regionally as a guest speaker and cooking instructor, emphasizing her commitment to the sustainable food movement by using locally produced fresh ingredients to create dishes that are healthy and delicious.

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.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 Try This Dish 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-100/

Smoke BBQ – Audubon, NJ

Smoke BBQ – Audubon, NJ

Enjoying a nice piece of smoked and seasoned meat is heavenly. Thankfully, Philadelphia has grown quite a bit with destinations to enjoy some good BBQ. Across the bridge in Southern Jersey, it seems the trend is continuing. Smoke BBQ is not exactly new to the neighborhood, but still young enough to be considered a newbie. Well, they are doing a good job in a well decorated restaurant space in the tiny town of Audubon, NJ. The have brought a fine dining sort of feel to the place, yet it is relaxed and enjoyable with classic rock posters adorning the walls and friendly service throughout with decent price points for the meal. I had dry rubbed smoked wings,1\3 rack of ribs with cornbread, and a side of brussel sprouts that really were delicious. They are certainly worthy of a visit.

 

 

Dock’s Oyster House – Atlantic City, NJ

Dock’s Oyster House – Atlantic City, NJ

This place has been in business since 1897 and there is a good reason for that. It’s because Dock’s Oyster House is AWESOME!!!! From the ambiance, service, quality of food, and variety that hit a home run in every category. Really, you have to give this place a try whenever you are in or around the Atlantic City region. Below is what I had and all of them were delicious.

Fried Calamari, Maine Chowder, Clams Casino, Crab Meat Sautee, Crème Brulee

10-21-18 Small Bites Radio

10-21-18

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

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10-21-18

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

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/

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