Small Bites – Episode 112

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, June 2nd at 635pm EST with a stellar lineup and Courier-Post’s John Howard-Fusco will be in studio as special guest co-host.

We are happy to welcome award-winning creators of the popular travel inspired cooking blog Husbands that Cook, Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrinwho have written their very first vegetarian cookbook: HUSBANDS THAT COOK (St. Martin's Press Griffin). Written with the same endearing, can-do spirit of their blog, the husbands present more than 120 brand-new recipes―plus some greatest hits from the site―that yield delicious results every time. Each entry in Husbands That Cook is a reminder of how simple and satisfying vegetarian meal-making can be, from hearty main dishes and sides to healthy snacks and decadent desserts and drinks. Ryan and Adam also outline common pantry items and everyday tools you’ll need to fully stock your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for one or feeding the whole family, this book is chock-full of great creative recipes for every day of the week, all year long. Adam is one of the founding members of the indie-rock band The 88 and Ryan sings classical music and acts in TV shows and commercials.

In studio we are ecstatic to be joined by Jessica Jenkins the Director of Marketing & Communications for FCM Hospitality. FCM Hospitality is a Philadelphia-based hospitality and entertainment company, managing bars, restaurants and seasonal pop-ups throughout the region. The company is owned by Avram Hornik, a leader with more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, who has created some of the area’s most popular permanent and temporary venues in the city. Jessica will talk about their newest venture Craft Hall which is an experiential dining, drinking and entertainment concept. It is home to Mainstay Independent Brewery, Lost Bread Co. Bakery, a fully furnished kitchen, two bars and several seating areas. Guests will get to see how the beer is brewed, bread is baked, and food is cooked along with other interactive elements like a playground for kids and adults alike, lawn games, a live music stage and more. They invite guests to watch how the flour is milled, meat is smoked, and beer is brewed, providing a unique experience and better understanding of the foods' origins and craftsmanship that went into creating them. She will also chat about one of Philly’s favorite waterfront destinations Morgan's Pier which is Philadelphia’s backyard beer garden. Morgan’s Pier is named after George C. Morgan, a construction worker on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge 85 years ago, who is credited as being the first person to cross the bridge. He defied his boss' orders and shimmied across the wires before the deck was completed. Each season, Morgan’s Pier invites a different celebrated chef to take over the kitchen with their own version of a chef-hosted backyard barbecue, allowing a larger population of Philadelphia and its visitors to enjoy the casual cuisine while soaking up the outdoors and its scenery just steps from the Ben Franklin Bridge. In 2015, Morgan's Pier was named "Most Popular Bar in Pennsylvania" by BuzzFeed. We can’t wait!

Hailing from NYC, and with celebrity fans such as Denis Leary, we are pleased to have on New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Lt. John Sierpout of Ladder 8 in Tribeca with his newest restaurant endeavor Home BaseBistro in Murray Hill. The New York native boasts multiple cooking championships and has been featured on a variety of prominent television shows including Food Network’s CHOPPED, The Rachael Ray Show, The Martha Stewart Show and has even served as a judge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. John’s acclaimed cooking embody’s the spirit of New York: diverse, progressive, and timeless. His latest cullinary endeavour, Home Base, is a collaboration with the rising entertainment connoisseurs at One Creative Marketing Group. Dubbed as an “American Bistro” the cuisine will represent a mix of John’s famous dishes and new boundary pushing menu items devised specifically for this restaurant.

Circling back to Philly and representing Philadelphia in season 12 of Ink Master: Battle Of The Sexes which premieres Tuesday, June 11th at 10 pm EST on Paramount Network Viacom we can’t wait to talk to Fon from Money & Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio. This season, titled Ink Master: Battle Of The Sexes, features teams of male and female artists competing against each other in the ultimate battle for a chance to win $100,000, an editorial feature in Inked and the coveted “Ink Master” title. In addition, past contestants and fan favorites will return throughout the season to coach the teams in various challenges during the competition. Throughout the competition, the artists will be tested on their technical skills along with their on-the-spot creativity, as they must conceive and execute original tattoos on “human canvases.” Each episode will focus on a different and distinct style of tattooing and, as always, while the artists’ masterpieces will last a lifetime, so will their mistakes. Contestants face a tough panel made up of Dave Navarro (musician, filmmaker and artist) and renowned tattoo artists Chris Núñez (Handcrafted Tattoo And Art Gallery) and Oliver Pecker (Elm Street Tattoo).

Then we are thrilled have on Mark Matthews who is the person behind the keyboard on one of South Jersey’s most popular blogs 42 Freeway that was recently spotlighted by Kevin Riordan in the philly.com The Philadelphia Inquirer. If there is something going on in South Jersey around Camden County Government and Gloucester County NJ, there is a good chance Mark has a pulse of what is happening with the who, what, why, and where. Whether it is a new restaurant, store, road change, or closures Mark has been the first to break these types of stories many times and is quickly become an authority and the go to voice for many in these communities.

Last, but certainly not least joining us in studio will be Ettore Ceraso the General Manager of the soon to open Rosalie Restaurant at the Wayne Hotel. Most recently, Ettore was with Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse as Vice President overseeing 10 restaurants for the last 18 years, and prior to that Ettore was with The Philadelphia’s Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for 15 years. At Rosalie, they will feature Italian soul food described by Rosalie Executive Chef Merick Devine as, “Italian cuisine, deeply rooted in tradition, heritage and technique, adapted to the local landscape with a gentle-contemporary approach with a perpetually changing menu sculpted by seasonality and the best of local and traditional Italian ingredients.” Rosalie is named for Fearless Restaurants Owner Marty Grims mother whose family emigrated from Italy. Rosalie will be open for brunch, lunch and dinner daily and will offer outdoor dining, as well as private event space. For information about hosting an event at Rosalie, contact Fearless Restaurant’s Private Events Concierge Christian Leo at 484.451.7414.

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 SJ, 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, 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.

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