LIVE this Sunday, May 20th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio is a great lineup. We are thrilled to welcome Chef/Partners Scott Schroeder and Pat O’Malley of Hungry Pigeon in studio. The restaurant is the dream project of Scott and Pat. Best known for serving comfort food in an all-day cafe/restaurant environment, Hungry Pigeon is beloved by Philadelphians and visitors alike. They met as line cooks 13 years ago at ¡Pasion! Restaurant and they haven’t matured a bit despite their combined thirty-five plus years in the restaurant industry. They also have friendship, resourcefulness, and, fortunately, complimentary skills. The two of them plan the Hungry Pigeon’s menus daily. Their girlfriends designed the space, but O’Malley and Schroeder take credit for it every time. The team was also on the James Beard Foundation Semifinalist list this year: Chef/Partner Pat O’Malley up for Outstanding Pastry Chef nationwide. Can’t wait to talk to them!
Our next guest is Gregory Conocchioli the owner of Gregory Benjamin Artisan Preserves and Marmalades. Greg started making preserves with neighbors when he was eight years old. His passion for artisan home made products and home style presentation took him from this simple beginning to the opening of his own catering business in Philadelphia, PA in 1984. Preserves led to chutneys and pickled products and also to baked confections, and then to off-premise catering which led to his wholesale bakery, Made in Buck’s County. Philadelphia Magazine named Gregory’s Chocolate Chip Cookie the Best of Philly. He was again named by Philadelphia Magazine, the Best of Philly in August 2013, for his preserves. In November 2013, he was named Best Artisanal Spread by Cooking Light magazine. In 2015 his Country Christmas Marmalade received the prestigious Artisan Marmalade Gold Award at the Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Cumbria Travel, England. Once again in 2016 he received the Artisan Marmalade Silver Award for his MacGregory Benjamins Orange Marmalade, a Bronze Award for Scented Lemon Rhubarb Marmalade, and a special commendation for his Sealed with a Kiss Chocolate Orange Raspberry Marmalade. His gourmet food stores in Frenchtown, New Jerseyand New Hope PA were known for his signature gift baskets and gift boxes. For many years these stores were the only places in America where you could buy his amazing products. Now you can buy them on-line and we’ll ship them directly from his kitchen to your home or gift recipient. They all sound delicious!
With warmer weather finally upon us on the East Coast, it’s that time again to PLAY BALL! We are happy to welcome General Manager Justin Ferrarella of the Sussex County Miners, a professional baseball team in the independent Can-Am League. Fans can enjoy exciting baseball, promotional nights, and great daily specials, including their spectacular fireworks shows. They have a unique set-up in rural and picturesque Sussex County, New Jersey where you can check out a fun dinner-and-a-show experience at Skylands Stadium, a minor league baseball park in Augusta, NJ with an on-site restaurant run by Krave Cafe + Caterer. The restaurant WheelHouse Craft Kitchen + Bar, works with many local farms, breweries and distilleries in Northwest NJ to create fresh menu items that are always changing to reflect the changing season and events. They also provide cocktails and refreshments inside the events including food truck festivals, beer festivals, comedy nights, boat shows, light shows, and holiday extravaganzas, as well as private and corporate functions. Sounds like a match made in heaven!
To top it all off we also have joining us Nathan Marshall. He is a passionate and dedicated wine enthusiast who loves to have fun! He has worked in the industry creating tasting notes for wineries/agencies, running digital marketing campaigns promoting wine and beer, and working as a wine expert for a chain of wine and spirits retailers. He started off several years ago as someone who was at best, mildly interested in wine. I remembered hearing people discuss different types of wine and how something like where the grapes were grown can even impact the end result. To someone who didn’t really grow up with wine, this was a very strange idea to him. Over the course of the next several years, a mild interest flourished into a full on passion. He began attending regular tastings, subscribing to different magazines, interacting with people online, and basically soaking up any and all information he could get my hands on related to wine. His website is http://nathantm.com and his YouTube is http://www.youtube.com/jalapenonate
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 and getting ready for his new show Regional Eats.
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