LIVE this Sunday, April 15th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, Derek returns from Europe, and Small Bites has an AMAZING lineup. We are thrilled to welcome Chef Devin Alexander. Chef Devin Alexander is joining us to talk about her new cookbook “You Can Have It!: More Than 125 Decadent Diabetes-Friendly Recipes” from American Diabetes Association. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Biggest Loser Cookbook series, an indulgent comfort cookbook filled with recipes for anyone who wants to be healthy, whether they have diabetes or not! Whether you’re managing diabetes, want to lose weight, or just plain want to be fit while eating insanely scrumptious meals, weight-loss expert Devin Alexander is here to assure you, “You Can Have It!” The celebrity chef on the hit series, The Biggest Loser, and the author of the New York Times bestselling The Biggest Loser Cookbook series and The Most Decadent Diet Ever!, Devin Alexander, has created a collection of easy diabetes-friendly recipes that seem simply too good, and too decadent, to be healthy. Using her chef secrets, tips, and techniques that helped contestants on the hit show lose weight and that wowed customers in her restaurants, Devin Alexander has crafted more than 125 easy diabetes-friendly recipes that bust the myth that eating well means giving up the comfort foods you love. Best of all, Devin is living proof that these meals work—even as a chef, around food all day, she’s lost 70 pounds and kept it off for close to 30 years! With beautiful photographs, doable tips, simple techniques, affordable ingredients, and mouthwatering meals, this is the cookbook every person who cares about their health (whether they have diabetes or not!) will want to own. Inside you’ll find hundreds of decadent and simple-to-prepare dishes. Even if you’re managing diabetes, heart health, or trying to lose weight, no type of meal is “off limits” and no favorite is forbidden. With small tweaks and the right approach, Devin is here to show that, yes, You Can Have It! Devin has shared her Devinly™ Decadent secrets as the host of Healthy Decadence on Discovery Life Channel and Fit Tv from 2007-2011, as Host of “America’s Chefs on Tour” on PBS Food and through frequent appearances on Today Show, Good Morning America, The Biggest Loser, Dr. Oz, Access Hollywood Live, The Doctors, Dr. Drew, The View, OMG Insider, Dr. Phil, FOX, CNN, HGTV, USA, Style Network and others as well as through over 500 magazine features including Prevention, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Shape. She’s served as Culinary Advisor to Men’s Fitness Magazine and as Cooking Expert to Women’s Health in addition to penning columns in Clean Eating, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, American Fitness and others. After 9 years as the Owner and Executive Chef of Café Renee Catering, Devin now travels the country lecturing and consulting for major U.S. food and cookware companies. She’s a proud Ambassador of the American Diabetes Association, a Blogger for The American Heart Association, served on the Advisory Board of the American Culinary Federation’s Chef Child Foundation and spent years as Larry King Foundation’s Go-To-Chef to speak on “Obesity in America”. Her dessert line, Devinly Delites™ is heading to mass market soon. It will be an honor to talk to Chef Devin!!
Then Small Bites is happy to be joined by Scott Cronick of the immensely popular show Off The Press with Scott Cronick on News Talk 1400 WOND. Scott is an award-winning journalist and is the The Press of Atlantic City, At The Shore, and Atlantic City Weekly director of entertainment publications. On his show, “Off the Press” it is a program consisting of entertainment, music, food, casinos, politics, local issues and government spotlighting mostly Atlantic City. Being the go to authority of all things related to Atlantic City, Scott will also be joining us to talk about the highly anticipated Tennessee Avenue Renaissance Project, a concept that will not just be something new for Atlantic City, but for the state of New Jersey. The first to open was The Leadership Studio, the area’s first yoga studio in the Fall of 2017 founded by Grace & Glory Yoga Enterprise Founder Allie Nunzi and yoga instructor Kathy Whitmore. Next up will be MADE Atlantic City Chocolate Bar opening April 27, providing an awesomely sweet spot on Tennessee Avenue that will appeal to everyone who loves chocolate, cocktails and wine from Deborah Pellegrino and Mark Pellegrino. Then after MADE will be Hayday Coffee Atlantic City’s Coffee Shop, by Evan Sanchez, Zenith Shah and Loryn Lyn Simonsen. Sanchez says it will become “Atlantic City’s go-to-coffee shop and a center of community” featuring quality coffee and espresso drinks and baked goods from Kizbee’s Kitchen. This will all be topped off with the centerpiece of the project which will be the Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall expected to open early summer of 2018, that will be a fun, hip alternative to the Atlantic City bar scene that will feature dozens of craft beer options, video games and pinball, pool tables, the best jukebox in town and a “down and dirty menu” conceptualized and executed by Charles Soreth of Sublime Seafood Company and BR Guest Hospitality fame. The menu will feature the best hot dogs in South Jersey, greasy burgers, German-style hot pretzels, creative takes on the classic grilled cheese and more. The Beer Hall, which will have a giant outdoor beer garden, is a joint partnership between Scott and Mark Callazzo the CEO of Alpha Funding Solutions and founder member of Atlantic City Bottle Company and The Iron Room. Sounds great!!
Warm weather and the shore have us thinking BBQ. Well also coming on the show will be Chef Ray Sheehan the founder and owner of BBQ Buddha, an award winning line of healthy-minded BBQ sauces and seasoning rubs. Under his close supervision, the products are crafted at the famed Brooks’ Bottling Co., Oneonta, NY. They are made with only premium ingredients, never using additives or anything artificial and are packed with flavor! Chef Ray states “I’ve been around the food business all my life. At an early age I would spend endless hours at my grandfather’s farm where he gifted me an appreciation for hard work and honest good food. I want to use my skills to create products made free of additives, artificial flavors and colors – all good for you and your family. It is that promise that guides everything we do at BBQ Buddha.”
All BBQ Buddha products have finished in the Top 10 National BBQ News awards
2017 NBBQA Awards of Excellence 1st Place Memphis Mop BBQ sauce Vinegar/Mild Category
2017 Scovie Awards 2nd Place All Natural BBQ sauce, 2nd Place Vinegar BBQ sauce Memphis Mop
2018 World Hot Sauce/BBQ sauce awards 1st Place Grand Champion Memphis Mop Vinegar BBQ sauce
Chef Ray finished 21st in the world at the World Food Championships 2016 Orange Beach Alabama
Qualified for World Food Championships for 2018
Chef Ray is the Pitmaster for the BBQ Buddha Competition Team and a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society Judge. He or his products have been featured in numerous publications including: The National Barbecue News, Industry Magazine, NJ Monthly, and Edible Jersey Magazine. BBQ Buddha recipes have appeared in The Asbury Park Press, 2520Fitness.com, and numerous food blogs. He currently is a monthly contributor to National Barbecue News, a chef ambassador for Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery and Cookware, Cuttingboards2go.com, and The Perfect Draft BBQ Blower. Wow we can’t wait!
Our next guest will not only CRACK you up, but she may pluck you away from the way you thought about eggs and have you cluck and try your luck with her blog and books. Lisa steele will join us to talk about her books such as Let’s Hatch Chicks, Fresh Eggs Daily, Duck Eggs Daily, and Gardening with Chickens. In addition to being a bestselling author Lisa Steele is the darling of the backyard chicken keeping community. She is the founder of the Better Homes & Gardens award-winning blog Fresh Eggs Daily, the most well-respected and well-known chicken keeping brand, and one of the very few that focuses entirely on natural chicken keeping. In addition to authoring books and touring the country speaking and making public appearances, Lisa writes for Hobby Farm, Backyard Poultry and Chickens magazines, HGTVGardens and the Old Farmers Almanac, among others, and has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, as well as in American Farmhouse Style, The Cottage Journal and Down East (the special “Martha Stewart” edition) magazines. Having appeared on several national radio and television programs including the Hallmark Home and Family show, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Style on PBS, NPR, Good Day Sacramento,Good Morning Maine and Bill Green’s Maine, most recently Lisa is hosting her own chicken lifestyle television show “Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele” on the CW (WPXT/WPME-TV) in the local Portland, Maine viewing area.
To send Small Bites off with a ROCKING finale this week, we also welcome US doom metallers Vessel Of Light (featuring Nathan Opposition of Ancient VVisdom and Dan Lorenzo of HADES) who have released their new single taken from the forthcoming full length album. The song “Son of Man” is an impressive step forward compared to the already highly acclaimed self-titled EP. By commenting the single, Doomed and Stoned says: “I can’t get enough of the new material and I suspect you’ll take to its brand of badassery quite well, too. Fans of Danzig, Corrosion of Conformity and Alice in Chains, give eye and ear to ‘Son of Man’. “Son of Man” is taken from the forthcoming full-length “WOODSHED”, to be released by Argonauta Recordson CD/LP/DD in September 2018.
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. See him Tuesday, April 17th at #BourbonBash2018 at Bank & Bourbon’s Loews Philadelphia Hotel 4th Annual Bourbon Bash from Executive Chef Thomas Harkins who will be preparing some of his signature dishes including Corn Cakes with Tomato Marmalade, Beef Tartare on Crispy Fingerling Potato and Crab Fritters with Spicy Remoulade. Guests will also enjoy multiple carving stations with accompanying Bourbon as well as a Singe Barrel tasting bar with bourbon-aged lager brewed by Flavor Philadelphia partner Saint Benjamin exclusively for Bank & Bourbon. Proceeds from Bourbon Bash benefit DonorsChoose.org, an organization that supports educational needs and programs in the Tri-State area. In the last three years, Bank & Bourbon has donated over $50,000 in supplies to our local school teachers and students to improve the quality of education and touched over 15,000 students!
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 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, 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 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.