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02-03-19 Small Bites Radio

02-03-19

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D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio this Sunday, February 3rd at 635pm with a great lineup as well as Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan Food Chef Christina Martin back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

We are thrilled to welcome Amy Lacey the founder of Califlour Foods and author of Cali’flour Kitchen: 125 Gluten-Free Recipes for the Carbs You Crave from ABRAMS Books. Amy Lacey’s Cali’Flour pizza crusts were selected as Clean Eating Magazine’s “Coolest New Find of 2017” and named one of “Whoopi Goldberg Favorite Things” on The View. Lacey is a health coach and authored the self-published The Clean Switch. Cali’Flour Foods has helped millions transform splurge foods into superfoods. And now, their first cookbook, Cali’Flour Kitchen, offers recipes for the dishes you haven’t been able to enjoy for years—from French Onion Soup and Quiche Lorraine to pizza, cookies, enchiladas, and lasagna. Cali’Flour Kitchen is designed for people across the dietary spectrum, providing perfect, guilt-free recipes for every carb-heavy craving, whether you’re eating vegan, dairy-free, Keto, The Paleo Diet, or a plant-based diet. For those suffering from health issues like diabetes and autoimmune diseases, this cookbook reintroduces those favorites that have long been forsaken, reinventing them to include a full serving of vegetables. With more than 125 recipes and photos plus detailed how-tos on creating cauliflower crusts, rice, crisps, wraps, and zoodles, Cali’Flour Kitchen is all about indulging without compromising health

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, joining us will be Julia Bernadsky the Founder of Untamed Hearts Jewelry which is jewelry with soul. They offer unique, beautiful, and meaningful objects. They offer gifts with energy since each piece tells a story and are all Vegan 100% animal cruelty free so that there is peace for all. You can catch them this week Visit Phoenix at the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival or shop online at untamedhearts.com for yourself or a wonderful gift for that special someone else in your life.

Looking for a date for Valentine’s Day but Tinder or Match not cutting it? Then we figured who better to join us than Anne Dinshah author of Dating Vegans from American Vegan Society. Dating Vegans is the first book of its kind to boldly explore this aspect of relationships. From its captivating cover to the bounty of advice found in real people’s stories, the pages are packed with useful insights and suggestive recipes. This is a must-read for everyone in a relationship vegan-with-a-nonvegan, or anyone who has a vegan friend. Better than a romance novel that whisks you away to fantasy, Dating Vegans is genuine. It is a catalyst for reevaluating your own interactions with other people whether you are the vegan or the other person. Where am I now? What is certain? What might I compromise? What would I do if I met a person like that? Will I make a recipe? This powerful function of the book can appeal to anyone, regardless of the relationship situation. Anne Dinshah has applicable tips for getting a date or keeping together long-term. Learn how to share information, so that vegan values get just consideration, without being socially abrasive to those not yet holding these ideals. This book will not sit on your shelf for long. You might read the dating portion once or twice, but you or your date can cook the recipes over and over for each other. Or take the book out in public. You might pick up a date if seen reading it!

So with your date secured by reading Dating Vegans and your lovely gift for them purchased at UntamedHearts Jewelry, all you need now is somewhere to go out and take them to enjoy a great meal. Well why not reserve a table for your special Valentine’s Day night out at Chubby’s 1 1/2 Hearth Steakhouse in Gloucester City, New Jersey. You say a steakhouse for a Vegan? Well you’d be surprised as they offer a little something for everyone while also serving some of the best steaks around for those meat lovers since they were just listed by Jason Sheehan in Philadelphia Magazine as one of MUST try Steakhouses in Philadelphia in their Ultimate Guide as well as reviewed by Christina Carrell for the popular blog Fork in the Pines. Chubby’s also offers daily #HappyHourdeals as well as varied dining and meal specials throughout the week. Sounds like a date to us to make it Gloucester Great. Chef Philip Petitt of Chubby’s will be in studio.

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 for Blog Eating in South Jersey, 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 on Amazon.com. D & L Coffee Services Inc. and Bluejeanfood.com 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 affiliated with PhillyBite Magazine, 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.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-104/

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.

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New York City – Winter 2019

New York City – Winter 2019

A blog post doesn’t do New York City justice in the least. There are websites dedicated to the wonders of NYC, thousands of books have been written, and endless amounts of shows available to watch for those interested to learn more. What this post is going to try to do is go give you a glimpse of a fantastic base camp to have an easy to access, affordable, but yet wonderful NYC family oriented weekend and a few places to eat that taste good and won’t break the bank while there for a few days.

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We stayed at the Stewart Hotel which is literally just steps outside of Penn Station. They have a variety of rooms to fit every budget while still feeling luxurious throughout the facility and offering every amenity you could possibly need during your getaway. We were lucky enough to stay in their 2 Bedroom Penthouse Suite that has enough room to sleep 8 people, full kitchen stocked with all the utensils, two full bathrooms, large living and dining room area, and a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline overlooking the Hudson River. They even spoiled us with a gracious gift plate of fruits and cheeses, and a award winning bottle of wine. With Stewart Hotel being just steps from Penn Station, almost any destination you are trying to reach in NYC is easily accessible via subway for you to leave the car at home.

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The amount of shows to see on Broadway is staggering. Some are better than others, and it is sometimes difficult to find something that the entire family can enjoy. We went to see King Kong on Broadway; and I must admit it was spectacular. Now the Broadway purists may poo-poo this play with the fancy video screens shown for the background at times, a few special effects dabbled in, and nothing new regarding a storyline, but for pure entertainment and excitement you can’t beat King Kong. It is a story that transcends generations and with this new platform to see the story, the producers did a fantastic job to make it still feel fresh and relevant for all who come. The puppetry of King Kong and the emotions and feelings that they were able to portray with the puppet were truly breathtaking and groundbreaking.

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As far as good food goes, below are a few decent places that we enjoyed with decent ambiance, quality service, and a delicious meal. Hope you enjoy.
John’s of Times Square – NYC, NY

 


Sicilian Wings – chicken wings tossed with crushed red pepper, fresh garlic, and rosemary and a Traditional Pizza.
Niles NYC – NYC, NY

 


Really good French Onion Soup, Filet Mignon with crispy onions, pink peppercorns, mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus, and Madagascar Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
Chop Shop II – NYC, NY

 


Pork Pan-fried dumplings, Half Rack Thai Marinated St. Louis Spare Ribs, and Three Cups Chicken with organic baby chicken, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine, and Thai Basil that was REALLY delicious.

Special thanks go to the following individuals for making our stay so wonderful:
Mark Pandaleon – Director of Rooms for Stewart Hotel
Skylar Siminovsky – Assistant Director of Housekeeping for Stewart Hotel
Jessica Muniz – Director of Front Office for Stewart Hotel
Sarah – Front Desk for Stewart Hotel

01-13-19 Small Bites Radio

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-103/

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D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm ofBluejeanfood.com 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 athttps://www.bloombaes.com/

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 onAmazon.com. D & L Coffee Services Inc. and Bluejeanfood.com 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.

https://wildfireradio.com/small-bites/

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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01-06-19 Small Bites Radio

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-102/

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D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio as we return on Sunday, January 6th at 635pm EST for our first show of 2019 and welcome new co-host Donato Marino.

The Small Bites crew was thrilled to be a part of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back Studio Ramsay production that will air on Wednesday, January 9th at 8pm EST on FOX 29 and you will be able to see us and our thoughts during the episode. We welcome this Sunday on Small Bites, Melanie Tatasciore the owner of Shanty on 19th near the The Great Allentown Fair to talk about the experience as Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Hell On Wheels’ traveled to the Shanty on 19th, an iconic restaurant living in the heart Allentown, Pennsylvania Civic Theatre of Allentown district for over forty years. After intense investigation and surveillance, Chef Ramsay and his team discover that feuds between the restaurant’s owner and staff have taken a toll not only on the restaurant’s business, but on the personal lives of everyone involved. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours. As the clock ticks down and Ramsay and his team transform this restaurant with a spectacular renovation, a fresh new menu and hope for the future in the all-new “Shanty on 19th” episode of GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK airing Wednesday, Jan. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX 29

Closer to home we welcome Chef William Beck the owner of Beck’s Cajun Cafe at Reading Terminal Market famous for their cheesesteak and Cajun mashup sandwich called the Train Wreck. Beck’s Cajun Café brings A Taste of N’Awlins in PHILLY. Nowhere else in Philadelphia will you find the exotic, flavorful and spicy Cajun/Creole favorites you love, passionately prepared by Chef Bill Beck with authentic ingredients shipped direct from The Big Easy. Chef Beck was twice showcased as a guest chef at Manhattan’s world-famous James Beard Foundation House. He has also participated in numerous TV shows. Whether you’re craving crawfish or po boys, beignets or cornbread, Beck’s Cajun Cafe has all the traditional foods you love, plus creative menu items inspired by the rich culture, people, and history of New Orleans. Get ready to “Let the Good Times Roll” – or as they say in N’awlins, “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler” – with Beck’s Cajun Café atReading Terminal Market or at Amtrak30th Street Station.

Escape the ordinary at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. To talk more about this amazing vacation destination we will talk to Rachel Dinbokowitz the Public Relations Manager Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Standing on the shores of the Potomac River, their stylish resort offers convenient access to many of Maryland’s most beloved attractions, including the National Harbor area, Air Force One ExperienceThe Capital Wheeland MGM National Harbor. There also are plenty of things to explore right under the roof of their hotel. From the 19-story glass atrium overlooking the river and full-service spa to their seven distinct restaurants, you can experience it all. Their signature attraction ICE! comes to life during the winter season. Cap off your night at Pose Lounge & Nightclub, their rooftop bar with stunning views of National Harbor. Afterwards, unwind in their spacious rooms and suites furnished with comfortable beds, flat-panel Smart TVs and mini-refrigerators. They house 94 event rooms for conferences, business meetings and wedding receptions. Whatever the reason for your trip to Visit Washington DC area, allow Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center to make it one you won’t soon forget.

Last but certainly not least, to start 2019 off with a few laughs and put a smile on your face, we figured who better to join us then Johnny Brennan who is an actor, film writer, voice actor well known for multiple characters in the Emmys / Television Academy-nominated animated series Family Guy, and the creator of the wildly hilarious and iconic comedy series The Jerky Boys. After a an extremely successful live show in December, Johnny will be doing more live shows and the best news of all is that after 25 years of waiting, a BRAND NEW Jerky Boys album will be available for purchase soon. In the meantime be sure to get all your Jerky Boys merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs, autographed copies of movies, and you can even get a personal roast or audio message sent to you or a friend which is the perfect gift from The Jerky Boys at www.thejerkyboys.com

Small Bites Radio correspondent ActorJohn DiRenzo with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and our resident Vegan Chef Christina Martin will both 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 Timesrecognized 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 PublishingThe History Press is available, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist, appeared on Season 17 of FOXHell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Lightwill 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 Showfame and his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Pressis available for purchase on Amazon.com. D & L Coffee Services Inc. 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 as well as on PhillyBite Magazine Indie Philly Radio beginning this Monday and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunesand Player FM.

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.

 

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-102/

Happy Holidays in Alexandria, VA and National Harbor, MD

Alexandria, VA and National Harbor, MD

The holiday season is in full effect and if you are looking for a nice mixture of history, shopping, adult fun, family fun, and delicious eats, then the area of Alexandria, VA and National Harbor MD is a great destination. You can start things off in Alexandria, VA with many different historical places and things to see and explore. A good mid-priced place to stay a little off the main tourist area is Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria. It is only about a 10-15 minute walk to all the hot spots on King Street and the Marina area, but if you don’t feel like walking, they do offer a complimentary shuttle back and forth.

To get even more into the holiday spirit you just cross the bridge into National Harbor, MD and stay at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. They offer an array of holiday packages to suit every need from budget to luxurious or even family friendly. The resort has everything and anything you could want or desire while there with multiple restaurants, stores, spa, pool, arcades, activities, and shows. The main attractions are ICE At Gaylord National Resort where they bring in the famous Harbin, China ice sculptors to build a cartoon land to walk through, the world famous Cirque du Soleil team puts on a holiday team show Cirque Dreams Unwrapped, and the Christmas Wish extravaganza in their amazing atrium where they make it snow every night during the holiday season with a laser light show. Gaylord National is a city within itself. Outside around the National Harbor there is the Capital Wheel for an amazing view of the surrounding area, many great shops and restaurants, and a water taxi to get around the waterfront.

While visiting a few places that I highly recommend to eat at are below as I really enjoyed these spots and you just might as well.  The highlight was an amazing meal at Thanida Thai.

Thanida Thai – Alexandria, VA

Kanom Jeeb, Tod Mun, Tom Yum soup with shrimp, Pad See-ew with pork, Fried Ice Cream that they light on fire

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque – Alexandria, VA

3 Meat Plate with Huney Muney Cluck Rubbed Pulled Chicken, Black Angus Beef Brisket, and Baby Back Ribs with sides of Brunswich Stew and Jacks Peach BBQ Baked Beans and Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie A La Mode

Extra Perks – Alexandria, VA

American Breakfast with apple wood smoked bacon, multi grain bread, and fruit

Grace’s Mandarin – National Harbor, MD

Hong Kong X.O. Shrimp

Mason’s Lobster Rolls

Lobster Bisque topped with lobster, Connecticut Roll with full lobster

I would like to thank the following individuals for making this trip special:

Trey Newstedt – Specialist, Global Crowne Plaza Hotels

Julie Sharp – Corporate Liaison, Marriott International Inc.

Tim Moyer – Guest Experience Manager, Gaylord National Resort

12-02-18 Small Bites Radio

12-02-18

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The #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia”, Small Bites on Wildfire Radio returns for their last show of 2018 and we are in the holiday spirit.

The show will begin with a holiday song from country music icon Martina McBride who has sold over 14 million albums and has released a new holiday album called “It’s The Holiday Season” from Broken Bow Records. She will then join us on air to talk about her new cookbook “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” from Oxmoor House Books Time Inc. Books. In this gorgeously photographed cookbook, readers will find more than 100 simple and satisfying recipes filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients and down-home flavor. Martina encourages cooking “outside the lines” and shows you how to make cooking fun with creative “ad-lib” tips for recipe riffs you might consider.

Then keeping us jolly in Philadelphia we are thrilled to welcome Tobias Fischer of German American Marketing, Inc. and he is the PR & Social Media Manager for Christmas Village in Philadelphia and Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. To join him is Charisse McGill, Owner/Producer of Lokal Artisan Foods Group, LLC who is debuting at Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market with her French Toast Bites stand. Through Christmas Eve, Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park for the month into an authentic open-air German Christmas market, with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music, children’s activities, and photos with Santa presented by ACME Markets. Shoppers will find high-quality international and local gifts along with beautiful decorations and are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free as always, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Instagram and Twitter, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting http://www.philachristmas.com/. Across the street at Dilworth Park until Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market sponsored by B101 Philly MORE FM. More than 50 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and special holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhuter Sterne Stars. In contrast to the authentic German Christmas Village with international vendors, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market offers a wide variety of arts and crafts from local vendors from the greater Philadelphia area. With such a wide selection, visitors will be sure to find the perfect gift for their loved ones and themselves, like fashionable jewelry and clothes, unique decoration items and so much more. At the same time, a wide choice of locally-made sweets and foods will be available for visitors’ enjoyment, as well as the beautiful Wintergarden presented by TD Bank with an extended seating area, the ice skating at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Ice Rink and the Rothman Cabin, all conveniently located in Dilworth Park. Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the vibrant holiday atmosphere and shop local to find unique gifts for your family and friends!

To finish our holiday show off with the perfect stocking stuffers, we welcome back Irene At Spotlight Levy Baker, who is also author of 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die and owner of Spotlight Public Relations who now brings us her new book Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia published by Reedy Press. If you’re hungry for a good meal and a delicious story, Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia is here to serve you. The newly-published book includes the sweet and spicy stories behind 90 of the Philadelphia area’s most fascinating restaurants. Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia is available online at www.UniqueEatsPhilly.com for $20.95 plus tax and shipping, as well as on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble and in independent bookstores. Updates can be found at Facebook & Instagram: @100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia and Twitter: @100Philly.

Last, but certainly not least we are excited to welcome in studio Amaris Pollock a Philly area restaurant and dining influencer and regular contributor for Philly’s #1 food blog Philly Grub.

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 PublishingThe 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 Langeavailable to order on Amazon.com. Our blog 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.

Also Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com wishes everyone a very happy holiday season and a great new year 2019!

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-101/

11-04-18 Small Bites Radio

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11-04-18

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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/