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10-07-18 Small Bites Radio

10-07-18

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10-07-18

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LIVE this Sunday, October 7th at 635pmSmall Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, has a stellar lineup. To kick the show off, we will party with Hannah Jowith the Wildfire Radio PRIEMIRE of her new smash single “Closer” that is going viral as well as heavy play at clubs. She is excited to have our listeners hear from her and what a great way to get things started.

Also, we are thrilled to welcome Michael Tuono the owner T&N HomeMade Kitchen and the Jeet Mobiles. With signature menu items like The Frankie Five Stents, The Sunday Gravy, The Cubano Paesano, and Da’ Bomb (Omelet Stuffed Pancake), T&N Homemade Kitchen has been wowing patrons and having their taste buds dance for years and now they will be sharing these delights to the Northern Liberties section of Philly very soon with T&N Homemade Kitchen – Northern Liberties. They are a family-owned deli offering a large selection of sandwiches, plus burgers, wings & breakfast eats. We can only hope that they bring samples of these delicacies.

Then we have Brandi Shine Doming the founder of the extremely popular blog The Vegan 8 and now a blogger turned author with her debut cookbook “The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less” from Oxmoor House Books Time Inc. Booksbeing released October 16th and available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Five years ago, popular blogger Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 became a vegan, overhauling the way she and her family ate after a health diagnosis for her husband. The effects have been life-changing. Her recipes rely on refreshingly short ingredient lists that are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All of the recipes are dairy-free and most are oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free (if not, Brandi offers suitable alternatives), and ideally tailored to meet the needs of an array of health conditions. Each of the 100 recipes uses just 8 or fewer ingredients (not including salt, pepper, or water) to create satisfying, comforting meals from breakfast to dessert that your family—even the non-vegans—will love. Brandi is a mom, wife, designer, and blogger. Her blog was voted a Top 21 Vegan Blog of 2016 by the hugely popular vegan magazine, VegNews Magazine, she’s appeared regularly in FORKS OVER KNIVES magazine, and was featured in the documentary Eating You Alive.

All the way on the West Coast we say hello to Renata Lubinsky the author of “Around Seattle in 80 Dates: An Online Dating Journey” fromCreateSpaceIndependent Publishing Platform. After thirty-two years in one relationship, Renata M. Lubinsky divorced her husband and started a journey that she crafted on a daily basis, by using online dating sites. Renata’s massive experience in the online dating world and her love for the unexpected provided her with mesmerizing material that will make you laugh out loud in some stories, and in others, make you cry. Renata uses her witty and sensitive voice to describe the world from the perspective of a single, almost fifty-year-old woman starting the second chapter of her life. In the past few years, Renata has taken her stories on stage and performed in different stand-up events around Seattle. She has won first place in local stand-up competitions and participated in various storytelling shows. We can’t wait to hear about this journey.

Then Oh, Canada we say hello to Cara Clarkson the Manager of Guest Services for The The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta Canada. The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of one of the greatest wonders of the nature inside Banff National ParkCanada Keep Exploring. We look forward to hearing all about the property “eh” as the Canadians say.

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 onQVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.

Small Bites Radio’s resident Vegan FoodChef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish will also 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 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.comhope 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-97/

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09-30-18 Small Bites Radio

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LIVE this Sunday, September 30th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio with Derek again off this week, we have special host Donato Marino running the show. Donato is best known as the owner of D and L Coffee Service Inc. which is Philadelphia’s premier bean to barista coffee and espresso company as well as owner of Terry’s Too. Donato is thrilled to be hosting and has a great lineup for the show.

On the show will be Ben Fileccia the Director of Operations & Strategy for the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association. The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association strives to promote, protect, and improve the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PRLA is able to convey a unified voice for the hospitality and tourism industries, both of which significantly contribute to the economic growth of Pennsylvania.

Also joining them will be Mario Ferraiolo from Dolcissimo Desserts. For over 15 years, Dolcissimo Desserts has been distributing high quality, imported Italian desserts and pasta’s. They also carry a full line of Bindi Dessert USA as well as other gourmet product lines. Today, their surpassed level of service and dedication has created lasting partnerships with restaurants, café’s, country clubs, caterers, hotels and casinos. Their desserts are loved by all cultures, as thier products contain ingredients not only from Italy, but also from Spain, Ecuador and Asia. Exceptional imported, authentic ingredients and products is their way of life. Above all, they are dedicated to always exceed the expectations of their customers and provide the best quality and value.

They keep the fun going with Anthony Bellapigna who is the owner of the Fellini Cafe of Media, Ariano, and the recently opened Irpino Gelato Bar. Anthony Bellapigna was born and raised in South West Philadelphia; he is the fourth child and third son of Italian immigrants from southern Italy. Anthony’s youth was spent helping his mother in the kitchen, personally tasting the dishes she made. Anthony was the originator of Media, Pennsylvania’s Dining Under the Stars event which is currently in its 11th season. He has been recognized by multiple media outlets for culinary excellence and is an avid supporter of the Delaware County Veterans Society.

Last, but certainly not least, they welcome Robert Napoletano, Partner for Springfield Pasta Company and Napoletano Brothers retail store. The Napoletano Brothers have always manufactured and sold pasta products wholesale to restaurants and small markets under the name Springfield Pasta Company.  In 2016, the pasta manufacturing operation was moved to a large production facility in Chester, PA and the Springfield location was expanded to include many more Italian Specialties like charcuterie, imported cheeses, pizza romana, artisan sandwiches, fresh filled cannoli, as well as a coffee bar where you can find authentic Italian espresso and a tap flowing with nitro coffee and slow steeped cold brew. Napoletano Brothers plans on eventually adding a restaurant to their adjacent building which will include a second-floor roof deck and seat approximately 100.

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, 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. 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.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-96/

09-23-18 Small Bites Radio

09-23-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-95/

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09-23-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-95/

LIVE this Sunday, September 23rd at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com onWildfire Radio, has a stellar lineup.

We are thrilled to talk to Karine Bakhoum Iron Palate. Her venerable palate was the first ever to be insured by Lloyd’s for $1,000,000 making her also known as “The Million Dollar Palate”. Her remarkable palate, extensive knowledge of food, and unmatched reputation quickly earned her a spot as a frequent judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, for which she is now the female judge with the most appearances. Over the course of her twenty-five-plus-year career, Karine Bakhoum has worked with a number of the world’s top chefs including but not limited to Bobby Flay, Michael White, Alain Ducasse, Todd English, Gari Masatoshi Sugio, Marc Forgione andGeoffrey Zakarian, as well as leading hotelier Steve Wynn and restaurateurs Jeffery Chodorow (China Grill), Stephen Hanson BR GUEST, Jonathan Segal (The One Group) and John Meadows LDV Hospitality. As a tastemaker, culinary consultant, visionary of hospitality expertise, public relations, and networking her contagious enthusiasm spills over to her dedicated team of public relations experts and KB Network News which pride themselves in the high level of personal service and creativity they provide. Karine is also currently in the process of writing a memoir about her personal and professional experiences with taste, and she frequently contributes articles of her culinary adventures to the HuffPost.

Then we welcome James S Tonkin the Founder and President of Healthy Brand Builders. James has designed and implemented national infrastructure for over 2,000 companies with over 30 years of consulting in the food and beverage industry. He has successfully created business and financial strategies for domestic and international firms focusing on production and manufacturing, branding, sales, marketing and distribution. His expertise spans the gamut from domestic cheese to potato chips, fortified pet waters to nutraceutical-functional and enhanced beverages to new technology. He has been heralded as THE beverage expert or “guru” in the functional and nutraceutical food and beverage segments. As an expert in the beverage and food industries, he has developed a flair for teaching and educating, becoming an entrepreneur’s go-to mentor.

Also joining us will be Michele Tartaglione the State Fair GroupManaging Director. She will talk about things to eat, drink, and celebrate with the arrival of Fall at Yogi Berra Stadium‘s second annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Taking place at 12pm – 7pm rain or shine, and with free Yogi Tribute Day activities taking place at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, it’s going to be a great day and parking is free. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will boast more than 25 food trucks with a decadently delicious assortment of hearty food and treats for everybody to go along with more than 75 craft beers to quench your thirst. Plus festival attendees can enjoy a wide variety of FREE on-field activities including live music from the original Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, B Street Bandto inflatables and backyard games for kids to enjoy. And what would a day at Yogi Berra Stadium be without baseball? Everybody attending the festival can celebrate the life and legacy of Yogi Berra by participating in a wide variety of festivities happening at the Yogi Berra Museum.

In studio we are thrilled to welcome Chef Bobby Saritsoglou and Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou (Co-Founder of Philly AIDS Thrift) who will be opening Stina Pizzeria in Philadelphia, PA very soon at 1705 Snyder Avenue. Chef will draw inspiration for the menu from the many countries and cuisines of the Mediterranean. The menu will center around foods cooked in the wood fired oven. Look for pizza, handmade pasta, salads, desserts and many vegetable offerings. While the menu will feature Chef’s version of familiar favorites, look for him to push the boundaries and elevate the casual cuisine through local sourcing, seasonal selections and inventive rotating specials.

Stina will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner service with dine-in, take-out and delivery. Stina will support the local community by hosting neighborhood events and programs, and through a monthly donation program for local charities. Stina is a passion project for the duo that will bring together their love of food, love of the fringe, love of their neighborhood and their love of each other. Look for them to welcome you inside their new home away from home at Stina – coming this fall.

Finally we welcome Kevin Vaughn with pen name PNT GVN the author of “How Millennials Will BEAT Their Parents to Retirement”. He asks “Why hasn’t there been any major revelations when it comes to retirement in the last 20 years? So, let me get this straight. I’m supposed to work 40 hours a week. For 52 weeks a year. For 40+years. Yeah, that’s not gonna work. It’s time to Beat the Parents.” Sounds like a plan to us!

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.

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 onAmazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ andBluejeanfood.comhope 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-95/

More Myrtle Beach Eats

Myrtle Beach, SC

The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor – Myrtle Beach, SC

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, SC

Best of Philly – Myrtle Beach, SC

Burger Fi – Myrtle Beach, SC

Great ice cream salon is The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor and I had a blueberry cheesecake milkshake, a few carnitas tacos at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, trying some Philly Cheesesteaks at Best of Philly, and a double bacon cheeseburger with onion rings at Burger Fi.

 

Small Bites Radio 09-09-18

09-09-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-93/

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Happy Labor Day! LIVE this Sunday, September 9th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm ofBluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, the whole band is back together with Derek returning to studio as well as Small Bites Radio resident Vegan Food Chef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish will also be back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

Joining us will be Executive Chef Will Savarese of Robert’s Steakhouse of Atlantic City located inside the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic Cityin Do Atlantic City to let you know that theJersey Shore season is all year round down there. Critically acclaimed as one of the best steakhouses in the region, Robert’s Steakhouse was named “Best Steakhouse” in the Philadelphia metro region by the editors of the Best of Philly edition of Philadelphia Magazine. Robert’s Steakhouse features 200 seats across a modern dining room with leather banquettes, dark woods and dramatic ceiling beams, as well as a cozy lounge area with rippled glass louvers and a glass-enclosed fireplace as well as being the only steakhouse in town to dry age its prime meat in-house for a minimum of six weeks, taking its signature porterhouse, rib eye, New York strip, cuts to unmatched levels of texture and flavor. So have a steak and catch the new Miss America Organization fromGretchen Carlson. Sounds great to us!

Then located in University City District, Philadelphia we welcome Chef Ralph Patrick Fernandez the Director of Culinary for Louie Louie an American bistro with a French inspired menu offering seasonal, ingredient-inspired dishes based on a classical combination of flavors. House-made pastries and an extensive beverage program highlighting wines by the glass and bottle as well as seasonal specialty cocktails and craft beers add to the dining experience. The décor pays homage to ART NOUVEAUand European cafes with a touch of the 1970s. Traditional wood tones, reclaimed subway tiles, tried and true black and white marble stones as flooring and wainscoting and blue and buttery leathers, fabrics and patterns bring color and graphic identities to the space. The Lounge offers custom lux seating, perfect for gathering with friends for cocktails and snacks. Outdoor seating reminiscent of French cafes is the ideal spot for dining and people watching. Can’t wait!

We all know Small Bites is proven to their listeners to sleep 😉 but what if you’re hungry before bedtime? Joining us will be Sean Folkson the Founder ofNightfood. Nightfood is specially formulated for nighttime cravings. Unlike other healthier snacks and nutrition bars, which are typically formulated to boost energy, delicious NightFood bars are specifically formulated for snacking between dinner and bed. What’s special about NightFood is as much about what we leave out as what we put in. Sleep and nutrition experts agree that there are certain do’s and don’ts if you’re going to snack before bed. NightFood is formulated to meet these expert recommendations. So that’s a win-win!

Fall is upon as now and cider will be the rage. Joining us will be Nicole Blum and Jonathan Carr to talk about their new book “Ciderhouse Cookbook: 127 Recipes That Celebrate the Sweet, Tart, Tangy Flavors of Apple Cider” fromStorey Publishing. Inspired by the full flavors produced from their idyllic ciderhouse in the heart of a rustic New England apple orchard, Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum’s recipes, developed in collaboration with chef Andrea Blum, celebrate the versatility of fresh cider in all its forms. Ciderhouse Cookbook teaches home cooks how to make a full array of traditional cider products, including cider syrups, molasses, vinegars, shrubs, and switchels, as well as apple preserves. The 127 cider-enriched recipes that follow are simple yet elegant, with beautiful photography that captures the ambiance of the ciderhouse. This book is a deliciously loving tribute to America’s favorite fruit.

We are also very excited to have a special food drop-off in from one of our favorite chefs, Chopped Champion ChefTimothy Witcher who will be delighting us with some of the food served at his The Wing Kitchen pop-up at theWedgwood Country Club this Sunday, September 9th for the kickoff of the NFLseason. Be sure to go out and support him and enjoy some great food sincePhiladelphia Eagles are in First Place again!!!

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. John DiRenzo covered theAmerican Idol auditions at Franklin Square this week!

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, and Executive Chef of Trolley Car Station 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 with his timely special Catholic Churchthemed joke. 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.

09-09-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-93/

08-19-18 Small Bites Radio

08-19-18

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-92/

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08-19-18

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LIVE this Sunday, August 19th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio will be a special episode hosted by Chetna Macwan the founder of Spice Culture Cooking, an Indian Cooking instructor, and an award winning chef. She will be joined by Small Bites Radio’s resident #Vegan Chef Christina Martin.

They are thrilled to welcome Jesse McDonald and Cole Forrest of New Wing Order Food Truck who serve award-winning wings and Southern grub. New Wing Order is a hot wing focused food truck hitting the streets of Memphis! In addition to award-winning wings, they offer delicious dishes like Buffalo Chicken Tacos and BBQ Nachos. It started as a group of friends who loved hot wings – fried, grilled, smoked – you name it, they ate it. They would count down the days to the Southern Hotwing Festival. The event is like no other, featuring more than 70 competition cooking teams making the best wings in the South. They’d go each year, partake of amazing wings, and watch as a new team was crowned Grand Champion. After years of developing their own recipes, they decided to throw their hat in the ring and began competing. They made finals their inaugural year competing in the Southern Hot Wing Festival. After a couple more years of creating and perfecting new flavors, they took home the Grand Championship in 2015, Third Place in 2016, the Grand Championship in 2017, and Second Place in 2018! One of the team members, Jesse McDonald, had been working in the culinary industry for years and looked at the success at the festival, the biggest one of its kind in the South, as a sign these wings should be available to Memphians year round.

Then in studio is Madura Sotolongo, the Founder of The Chai Bar. She came to the U.S. as a graduate student of Financial Engineering at Temple University in the Summer of 2014 after completing her undergrad in Math and master’s in International Business in India. She ended up getting an 8 am desk job at Comcast as a Data Analyst right after her graduation. While at work she got Chai tea cravings and would often go to coffee shops in search of a good cup. She soon realized that if she wanted a real cup of Chai she would have to brew her own. This led Madura to brew for her friends as well and she really enjoyed sharing Chai and culture with an expanding group of friends and Chai lovers. She left Comcast in the spring of 2017 to start working on The Chai Bar and was up and running in farmers markets that fall. Her love for all things Chai and disappointment at the lack of availability of good Chai at coffee shops drove her to quit her job and purse this dream of introducing a real cup of Chai in American lifestyle. Chai is a most loved and served Indian drink and Madura says, it takes practice and patience to brew this surprisingly simple drink to make. A fresh and delicious cup of Chai is a work of alchemy. The Chai Bar in Philadelphia welcomes you to experience this wonderful experience called Chai in its most authentic form made from freshly ground spices with love and recipes that’s been handed down generations over centuries. So, don’t forget when you sip a cup of Chai it’s not just a blend of spices and tea with milk, it’s the amalgamation of popular culture, tradition, diversity, history and stories in one cup!

Also in studio will be Natasha Bhalla a Health & Wellness Coach for Prana Wellness & Health. Natasha has fused her knowledge, experience and passion into programs and workshops that empower individuals to take control of their health and wellness. Through vital nutrition and self-care techniques, Natasha offers the knowledge and skills necessary to increase prana, a Sanskrit word that mean “life force energy,” which is critical to feeling well and happy. Natasha’s mission is to help women and men become their healthiest versions naturally. A breast cancer survivor and thriver, Natasha is well-versed in healing the body through nutrition, meditation, and is a Reiki practioner. She uses different modalities that foster physical, mental and emotional wellness, as well as, energetic healing in her clients. Natasha has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has experience both behind-the-chair as a makeup artist and as a marketing and communications professional, giving her great insight into cosmetologists’ lifestyles and needs. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Natasha gained her Health Coaching certificate in 2011 and prior to this, she graduated as a Makeup Artist from the Christine Valmy International School Institute. Natasha attended Pace University for her undergraduate studies and has a BA in Mass Communications and Marketing. Now that is what I call a show!

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 will be visiting Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and New York Jets with a report on both TBA.

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 and 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. 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.

http://wildfireradio.com/small-bites-episode-92/

After the show this week, we hope everyone has a great rest of summer and a Happy Labor Day. Derek and the Small Bites crew will return for your listening pleasure Sunday, September 9th at 635pm for more foodie fun. See you then!

Binghamton, NY Quick Eats

Binghamton, NY Quick Eats

I was extremely impressed with Binghamton, New York. This is a really cool little town with lots going on, decent places to eat, nice sports complexes, and great walkability in and around the city and waterway. This town was a lot of fun and would definitely head back there. Below are just a few of the spots visited.

 Old World Deli

I really liked this spot. It is a very affordable breakfast destination with great meals and free coffee with every meal. The service was top notch as well. I had bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel that was eaten before a picture was even thought about.

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Lost Dog Café

This is one of the best places to eat and hang out in Binghamton in my opinion. The vibe is very chill and relaxed, while the food was delicious. I had the Beef Barley Soup which was one of better cups of this soup I have had in a long time. Then I had chicken lemongrass fried dumplings that were yummy, roast beef sammie sliders that were outstanding, and ended my visit with parmesan sage-crusted chicken sandwich.

 

NYSEG Stadium home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies

This is a really nice place to catch a baseball game. Not a bad seat in the house and the Roundabout BBQ Pit was surprisingly tasty for stadium food with their local foods of a Chicken Spiedie Deluxe with Salt Potatoes and Mac and Cheese.