LIVE this Sunday, July 15th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio is another stellar lineup. We welcome Melissa Coleman the author of “The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques” from Oxmoor House Books Time Inc. Books. Melissa Coleman is a home cook and baker, designer, wife, mother, and cozy minimalist. Her popular blog, The Fauxmartha, was named a HuffPost Top 10 Food Blog and was selected as a Better Homes & Gardens Top 10 Baking Blog nominee and a SAVEUR Magazine Blog Awards Style & Design finalist. After spending three decades bouncing around the states, she’s happily planted under the snow banks of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, Kevin, and tiny sous chef, Hallie. Melissa cooks with the rhythm of the week—simple, modern, and mostly vegetarian on weekdays and slow and classic with a heavy dose of brunch on the weekend. She is in the process of decorating The Fauxhouse, their modern, city farmhouse. The Minimalist Kitchen is her first book. The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques is a cookbook, but more importantly, it’s a framework for creating a minimalist kitchen, a kitchen pared down to the essentials so you can create more. This framework will touch everything in your kitchen from your ingredients, tools, pantry, to your cooking techniques, meal planning, and shopping habits. Once the framework is in place, you can make 100+ wholesome, mix and match recipes. You’ll find Blueberry-Orange Breakfast Rolls, Banana-Coconut Baked Oatmeal, White Wine Spring Pasta, BBQ Black Bean and Quick Slaw Tacos, Crispy Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Chickpea Tikka Masala, Stovetop Mac and Cheese, and Two-Bowl Carrot Cupcakes.
Then we are happy to have join us Chef Todd Richards the author of “SOUL: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes” from Southern Living. Todd Richards is a self-taught chef who paid his dues in numerous restaurant kitchens before becoming an executive chef who garnered national attention. He has two James Beard Foundation nominations for Best Chef in the Southeast, was an Iron Chef America Cuisine competitor, and was named one of “Four New Chefs to Watch” by Esquire magazine. He is the owner/chef of Richards’ Southern Fried at Krog Street Market in Atlanta, Georgia. Black American chefs and cooks are often typecast as the experts of only one cuisine—soul food, but Todd Richards’ food is anything but stereotypical. Taste his Hot-Chicken-Style Country-Fried Lamb Steak or Blueberry-Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken Thighs as evidence. While his dishes are rooted in family and the American cuisine known as soul food, he doesn’t let his heritage restrain him. The message of Soul is that cooks can honor tradition yet be liberated to explore. Todd Richards celebrates the restorative wonders of a classic pot of Collard Greens with Ham Hocks, yet doesn’t shy away from building upon that foundational recipe with his Collard Green Ramen, a reinterpretation that incorporates far-flung flavors of cultural influences and exemplifies culinary evolution. Page after page, in more than 150 recipes and stunning photos, Todd shares his creativity and passion to highlight what soul food can be for a new generation of cooks. Whether you’re new to Southern and soul food or call the South your home, Soul will encourage you to not only step outside of the box, but to boldly walk away from it. The chapters in Soul are organized by featured ingredients: Collards, Onions, Berries, Lamb, Seafood, Corn, Tomatoes, Melons, Stone Fruit, Eggs and Poultry, Pork and Beef, Beans and Rice, and Roots. Each one begins with a traditional recipe and progresses alongside Richards’ exploration of flavor combinations and techniques.
Then Philadelphia has a visitor coming soon Wildfire Radio’s Small Bites Live with Tracey Medeiros. Tracey Medeiros 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., Inc. and it is a 2018 Readable Feast Cookbook Awards Finalist. Tracey will be in town Saturday, July 21st teaching a cooking class at Audrey Claire Taichman‘s COOK. Also, she 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 preparing one of her favorite recipes while sharing helpful culinary tips with the viewing audience. Tracey 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. The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook honors the state’s mission to connect with its local organic farmlands and the farmers who nurture and care for them. It also serves as a guide for eating organically and Non-GMO Project in Vermont. The book celebrates the region’s esteemed organic food producers, farmers, cheesemakers, dairy farmers, and the chefs who partner with them to create delicious, innovative, organic, and non-GMO recipes.
We are thrilled to welcome our next guests Corey and Sara Meyer of Little Bird will be on the show as well. Little Bird Kitchen makes candied jalapeno chocolates, syrup and powder. Everything is hot and sweet, with the heat coming at the end. Each product is handcrafted and uses high-quality ingredients such as local, fresh jalapenos, premium Belgian Chocolates and non-GMO cane sugar. Sara Meyer, a former TV sound technician, needed to balance out taking care of the twins and a demanding job so she started a food blog and began testing recipes. After figuring out how to make husband and co-founder Corey Meyer’s favorite- chocolate covered orange peels- she began candying everything in the kitchen, including leftover jalapeños, even after Corey said, “you’re nuts.” After bringing them to work and having co-workers request to purchase them, Sara headed home and said, “I think we have a business.” Candied jalapeños are front and center in each recipe. Each product is handcrafted and uses high-quality ingredients such as local, fresh jalapeños, premium Belgian chocolate and non-GMO cane sugar. All Little Bird Kitchen products are kosher certified (dairy and pareve) and never use any preservatives. “We’ve noticed consumers are going out of their comfort zones and starting to explore new flavor profiles. One of the categories they turn to is spicy and Little Bird Kitchen is at the forefront of this trend. Whether it’s munching on our Fire Bites or utilizing the Fire Syrup as a marinade, we give users the option to control how much heat they get in their snack or meal,” said Sara and Corey Meyer, co-founders of Little Bird Kitchen. “Although we stumbled upon candied jalapeños, we stuck with it because it allows other flavor profiles to come through before the heat comes at the end.” Little Bird Kitchen’s candied jalapeños bring an elevation in flavor to whatever you are eating.
Finally we have Revital Shiri-Horowitz author of “It’s Just Your Imagination: Growing Up with a Narcissistic Mother – Insights of a Personal Journey” from Horowitz Publishing. Revital Shiri-Horowitz is an experienced author and presenter to communities and audiences around the world. Using her own life story and excerpts of her novels, Revital Shiri-Horowitz generates a warm and uplifting experience for the listener. Revital Shiri-Horowitz was born and raised in Israel. As a kid, she wrote poetry and short stories. She’s been writing in her journal almost every day since she was nine years old, and up to the time she met her husband, but never imagined that one day she would become a published author in more than one language, and in so many countries, and continents. Revital went on to earn a BA in Hebrew Literature and Geography from Tel Aviv University USA – AFTAU, an MA in Geography from אוניברסיטת חיפה – University Of Haifa, and an MA in Hebrew Literature from Tel Aviv University. She was an assistant professor of Geography in Haifa and Tel Aviv Universities, and has been an editor for Hebrew-language books. Shiri-Horowitz published three books and won two awards. Her first book “Daughters of Iraq” came out it 2007 and won an award from “The Iraqi Jewish Heritage Center”, her second book “Hope to See You Soon” came out in 2014 speaks about immigrants always divided between two homelands, and her third book “It`s Just Your Imagination” won the “Pinnacle Book Achievement Award” for a self-help book.
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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