LIVE this Sunday, March 25th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio returns with another stellar lineup. Some might even say a ROCKING lineup. We welcome Paul Green A.K.A the Godfather of Rock School Education and founder of School of Rock which was portrayed in the Hollywood movie “School of Rock” played by Jack Black. Paul returns home to Philadelphia to launch the PGRA Philly Paul Green Rock Academy. Twenty years since he opened a modest music school in Philly based on his ardent belief that kids would rather learn by rocking on stage. Well Paul Green has returned home to teach performance-based music again in the city where he founded the original School of Rock en route to revolutionizing music education across the nation. But this time, the Godfather of Rock School Education is starting small – and keeping it that way – to create The Greatest Music School in the Country. Unlike the School of Rock model, Green’s new school is an audition-only “Master’s Program in Rock Music” for kids “with big dreams and the chops to back them up.” In other words, serious musicians who need to already have “the gift of rock” before they even meet the man who gave it to an entire generation. The Paul Green Rock Academy is located 6183 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Serious musicians, aged 10-18, who are interested in auditioning should write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete information at www.paulgreenrock.com.
Another well-known name around Philadelphia was Ben Franklin. We are happy to welcome Rae Katherine Eighmey the author of “Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin: A Founding Father’s Culinary Adventures” from Smithsonian Books. Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin is a remarkable culinary biography that explores Benjamin Franklin’s life through the foods he favored and served. It includes sixty-two kitchen-tested recipes based on period sources from colonial Boston and Philadelphia, England, and France, all deliciously adapted for the modern kitchen. Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin conveys all of Franklin’s culinary adventures, demonstrating that Franklin’s love of food shaped not only his life but also the character of the young nation he helped build. Perfect for inquisitive cooks and history lovers alike, this book will inspire you to never think of Franklin in quite the same way again. Rae Katherine Eighmey is an award-winning author, food historian, and cook. She is the author of numerous books, including Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen, Soda Shop Salvation, and Food Will Win the War.
Then we welcome Jenn Segal who is the founder of Once Upon A Chef, a popular blog showcasing easy, family-friendly recipes from a chef’s point of view. Her recipes have been featured on numerous websites, magazines, and television programs, including The HuffPost ABC 7 News – WJLA‘s Good Morning Washington, and PARADE Magazine.com. Before starting her blog, Jenn cooked at the acclaimed L’Auberge Chez Francois and was director of marketing for a prominent restaurant group. She is joining us to talk about her new book “Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes” from Chronicle Books. Jenn cooks dinner for her family every night, and in her book, she shares 100 recipes that will up your kitchen game while surprising you with their ease. With the authority of a professional chef and the practicality of a busy working mom, Jenn teaches you to improve your cooking one recipe at a time, with helpful tips on topics such as how to season correctly with salt, how to balance flavors, and how to make the most of leftovers. This is the book you’ll turn to again and again, and with Jenn by your side in the kitchen, every meal will taste like the best night out!
We are thrilled to welcome back in studio Marilyn Johnson of Philly Grub, who is another prolific blogger covering all food related topics around the Philadelphia area. Philly Grub is a Philadelphia food news, reviews, and scene blog showcasing all that is good about eating and drinking in Philadelphia and South Jersey. It is one of Philadelphia’s longest-running blogs. Marilyn will be in studio to chat about “Dish It Up” presented by Women Against Abuse happening Wednesday, March 28th 6pm at Cescaphe Event Group’s Vie. Dish it Up provides delicious culinary delights and a mission focused evening of fun for more than 500 guests in celebration of the movement against domestic violence. Dish It Up is the only fundraising event and food tasting competition in Philadelphia featuring all female chefs. Dish It Up provides women leading the way in Philadelphia’s culinary arts with an opportunity to showcase their skills—and all for a great cause! Marilyn will be a judge for the event joined by other judges; Michael Klein who is a restaurant columnist at the The Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com, Diana Sabater who is Food Network‘s Ultimate Grand Chopped Champion and Owner of Diana’s Spice Cantina, Chef Roberta Pipito an Award winning chef as well as a food and beer/wine connoisseur as well as runs Homemade Delish, Chef Chef Rick Tarantino a Professional chef and media personality with QVC, and Small Bites very own Chef Barbie Marshall.
Last, but certainly not least we welcome Mark Rossi the owner of A Taste of Philly – Ice Cream Parlor/Coffee Shop out of West Deptford, NJ in studio. After winning awards, gaining many fans, and countless television appearances regarding their “pickle nickel” pretzels, it all came to crashing halt when a fire closed their business. Well after rising from the ashes, Mark and partners Keith Rossi and Albert Mastrando have a brand new location and lots of other products they offer to go along with the famed “pickle nickel” pretzel. They are also featuring ice cream, coffee from Revolution Coffee Roasters, baked goods from Summit Cakery & Cafe, java shakes, and pizza bowls and cones. We couldn’t be more proud of Mark and are happy to have him come back better than ever. Picture is of their 1st Annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, April 14th.
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 and appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was 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 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.