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01-13-19 Small Bites Radio


D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm on Wildfire Radio this Sunday, January 13th at 635pm with a great lineup!

We are thrilled to welcome iconic Philadelphia broadcaster Marilyn Russellof 98.1 WOGL FM who hosts Marilyn Russell in the Morning from 5:30-9am and is also host of popular food podcast EatDrinkAndBeMarilyn. Marilyn who is a La Salle Universityalum, has worked on the The Preston & Steve Show on 93.3 WMMR PhiladelphiaWXPN102.9 WMGK, and BEN FM. She has had career highs and lows, but the lowest point of her career certainly had to be working on the same production as the Small Bites crew 😉Marilyn was a VIP during Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back#24HoursFOxepisode of Shanty on 19ththat recently aired on FOX 29. She will talk about the experience and her thoughts on the episode.

Then adding more of a Gordon Ramsay flavor to the show, we are happy to talk to Chef Heather Williams a Season 16 runner up and a contestant of the current season 18 of Hell’s Kitchen. The 18th season of Hell’s Kitchen airs Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Gordon Ramsay’s hit cooking competition series returns with a twist: pitting veteran contestants against rookies. For the first time in the show’s history, eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons – and lost – will be brought back for a shot at redemption and tested like never before, as they go up against eight ambitious rookies. Each week, the chefs will be put through a series of grueling culinary challenges and dinner services to prove to Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to win a life-changing grand prize: a position at the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Las Vegas at Caesars Palace inVisit Las Vegas and $250,000.

Closer to home, we are excited to chat with Mike Traud who is the Drexel University – Center for Food and Hospitality Management Program Director. On Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11, Drexel University’s annual Philly Chef Conference will return to University City, drawing top-level culinary and hospitality talent from around the world to Philadelphia. Tickets for all events will go on sale the same day that the full agenda is posted online: Wednesday, January 16 at 12 noon. “Our annual Chef’s Conference is the centerpiece of our year-round programming, bringing the best and brightest in the culinary world right to our students here in Philadelphia,” says Traud, JD, Ed.D, himself an alum of Vetri under Marc Vetri and Zeppoli under Joey Baldino. “This year’s line-up is our most robust yet, and we can’t wait to welcome these luminaries to Philadelphia and share their talents with our students – and our city’s thriving restaurant culture with them.” The annual Philly Chef Conference regularly sells out, and 2019 tickets are limited, so guests are encouraged to purchase theirs at once, to guarantee their seat at the proverbial table. A current list of participants is available at the bottom of this post.

Now, do you struggle finding the perfect gift for those you can’t personally deliver it to? Well we will be joined by Denise Fuchs the founder and CEO ofBloombaes because Bloombaes was sparked by a quest to make long distance gift giving a little more special. When she couldn’t find anything online beyond the gift delivery mainstays – flowers, gift cards, gourmet baskets, etc. – she decided take her favorite parts of those classics and create something new. The result was a handmade bouquet of chocolate truffles. It is beautiful, delicious, and thoughtful. A Bloombae is a handcrafted chocolate bouquet. It’s a colorful combination of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles and keepsake sola wood flowers, wrapped in smooth floral sheeting, and most importantly – made with love. Order one now at

Also, Glenn Gross will be stopping by in studio to say hello and formally give our listeners his signoff from being Small Bites co-host and any updates he has going on.

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 available, 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, as well 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 “The Joke Man” Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press is available for purchase D & L Coffee Services Inc. and hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, Indie Philly Radio, Player FM, iTunes, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world.

D & L Coffee Services has an expert staff of highly qualified, certified, and experienced office, technical, and sales personnel. D & L Coffee Services are able to provide your business, home, or special event the absolute best from the beans they sell, vendors they work with, Italian delicacies available for delivery, catering on-site for any sized affair, hands-on barista training, equipment available for purchase, and maintenance/repair services for your espresso and coffee machines. You can stop by their warehouse at 7000 HOLSTEIN AVE, SUITE 3, Philadelphia, PA 19153 during business hours or call the office at 215-365-5521 for an appointment, consultation, or any questions.

The 2019 Drexel Chef’s Conference will begin on Sunday, March 10. Participants will include:

Karen Akunowicz, Fox & the Knife, Boston, MA

Reem Assil, Reem’s California and Dyafa, Oakland, CA

Mashama Bailey, The Grey, Savannah, GA

Kristian Baumann, 108 and The Corner, Copenhagen, Denmark

Victoria Blamey, chef

Cristina Bowerman, Glass Hostaria, Rome, Italy

Katie Button, Cúrate Tapas Bar, Nightbell and Button & Co. Bagels, Asheville, NC

Marco Canora, Hearth, Zadie’s Oyster Room and Brodo, New York, NY

Hillary Dixler Canavan, Eater National

Tim Carman, Washington Post

Nicholas Coleman, Grove and Vine

Devita Davison, FoodLab Detroit, Detroit, MI

Angela Dimayuga, The Standard, multiple locations

Lisa Marie Donovan, James Beard Award winner: “Dear Women: Own Your Stories”

Charlotte Druckman, Stir, Sizzle, Bake: Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Skillet and Skirt Steak

Osayi Endolyn, writer

Joshua Evans, University of Oxford (formerly of the Nordic Food Lab)

Tiffani Faison, Tiger Mama, Boston, MA

Genevieve Gergis, Bavel and Bestia, Los Angeles, CA

Jeff Gordinier, Esquire

Michael Harlan Turkell, author, podcaster and photographer

Jorge Hernandez, Minibar by Jose Andres, Washington, DC

Arielle Johnson, MIT Media Lab

Carlin Karr, Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO

Amanda Kludt, Eater National

Priya Krishna, writer

Julia Kramer, Bon Appetit

Lior Lev Sercarz, La Boîte, New York, NY

Malcolm Livingston, Ghetto Gastro

Michael Lynn, Cornell University and Tipping Research

Jamie Malone, Grand Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Brett Martin, GQ

Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller, South Philly Barbacoa, Philadelphia, PA

Ignacio Mattos and Natasha Pickowicz, Estela, Cafe Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar, New York, NY

Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking: The science and Lore of the Kitchen

Joshua McFadden, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

Misti Norris, Petra & the Beast, Dallas, TX

Christina Nguyen, Hai Hai and Hola Arepa, Minneapolis, MN

Matt Orlando, Amass Restaurant, Copenhagen, Denmark

Diego Prado, Basque Culinary Center, Donostia, Spain

Stefen Ramirez, Tea Dealers and 29B, New York, NY

Nikita Richardson, writer

Jordana Rothman, Food & Wine

Adam Sachs, writer

Lane Selman, Oregon State University and Culinary Breeding Network

Mike Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia, PA

Kim Severson, The New York Times

Khushbu Shah, Thrillist

Nik Sharma, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food and San Francisco Chronicle

Chris Shepherd, Underbelly Hospitality, Houston, TX

Ben Shewry, Attica, Melbourne, Australia

Chef Elle Simone, SheChef Inc.

Jeremiah Stone and Fabián Von Hauske Valtierra, Contra and Wildair, New York, NY

Julia Turshen, Now & Again and Feed the Resistance and Equity at the Table

Jeremy Umansky, Larder Delicatessen and Bakery, Cleveland, OH

Adam Vavrick, The Publican, Chicago, IL

Lars Williams, Empirical Spirits, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ben Wurgaft, MIT

Marco Zappia, Martina and Colita, Minneapolis, MN

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