Derek arrives back from Canada after celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com returns this Sunday, July 9th at 635pm on Wildfire Radio after a week off. With BBQ season in full force, we are thrilled to welcome on the show Big Moe Cason of Moe Cason barbecue. Big Moe Cason is a self-taught BBQ pit master. The Iowa native has participated in 260+ BBQ contests and was a Season two finalist on TLC “BBQ Pitmasters.” He was also a judge along with Cool Smoke owner Tuffy Stone and Myron Mixon's Jack's Old South owner Myron Mixon for Destination America “BBQ Pitmasters” in 2014 and “SMOKED” in 2013. He joins us to talk about Big Red BBQ Across America promotion. Big Red Celebrates their 80th Anniversary with BBQ and Summer Prizes, including a Grand Prize Experience to Host the Ultimate Summer Backyard BBQ Party. Big Moe will give us the five tips to host an Ultimate Summer BBQ. For more information and to enter contest click link below:
With the peak of the summer heat in full effect around Philadelphia, who better to join us on the show to have us think cool thoughts then Alex McNeil the Expedition Staff Manager for Quark Expeditions. Since 1991 Quark Expeditions has taken thousands of curious travelers to corners of the world that earlier generations could only dream of visiting. Along the way, we’ve achieved an unprecedented series of firsts in polar exploration and have led the way in polar expeditions, making the Arctic and Antarctica accessible to travelers from 50 countries around the world. They carry the spirit of the great explorers while sharing their passion for regions whose environmental purity transcends political boundaries so we can Save The Arctic and whose beauty defies description. Polar travel is all they do, and they’re passionate about ensuring every passenger has the experience of a lifetime. I was also lucky enough to join them for a visit to Antarctica and they also interviewed me about my experience. Click links below:
Continuing our worldwide tour, we are pleased to also welcome Chef Farhana Sahibzada author of “Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking” from CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform with book’s introduction from Chef Joanne Weir who has appeared on “Small Bites”. Chef Farhana Sahibzada is full of passion for the South Asian cuisine she cooks, which in turn make her dishes ooze with the authenticity of her homeland Pakistan. Born in Karachi and raised in Lahore, Chef Farhana has lived in Los Angeles, California for the past thirty years. She teaches classes at some of L.A.’s most prestigious cooking schools, turning age-old South Asian cuisine into quick, healthy and satisfying meals for every modern American household. Chef Farhana's classes are often listed as ‘A Top Event’ in LA Weekly Best of L.A. section. Chef Farhana’s goal is to remove the intimidation and encourage people to cook South Asian food at home. She has performed cooking segments on national and local television shows such as Live with Kelly and Ryan but when Michael was there 😉 , Hallmark Channel USA, and LA 18 television. She was a Semi Finalist on the ABC Television Network ‘Grill Star’ contest and her book ‘Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian and Pakistani Cooking’ Trafford Publisher won the Beverly Hills Book Awards as the Best International cookbook. Chef Farhana's website is located here:
Getting back to a little closer to home, we also welcome Thomas Monahanin studio. Tom is a very well respected and successful restaurateur with his highly regarded restaurants Chubby's 1 1/2 Hearth Steak House and Max's Seafood Cafe as well as being the President of the Gloucester City, New Jersey Business Association. His two dining destinations alone have some thinking Gloucester Great. Only time will tell if Gloucester Citynj will be able to follow Tom’s lead and finally develop their waterfront area after decades of failure and shake their reputation as a tough town. No matter what happens with the town’s development, be rest assured a visit to Chubby’s and Max’s are well deserved and worth the visit to this town anytime to dine at both restaurants. Below click link to see a recent visit photos to Chubby’s:
Still hungry??? We also have a representative to talk about Ardmore Restaurant Week 2017 being back from July 17th-30th, 2017 with budget-friendly offerings showcasing why Ardmore, Pennsylvania is the hottest culinary destination on the Main Line. Experience the difference for yourself by trying one of Ardmore’s diverse dining options, ranging from Malaysian to Moroccan. Fyi, Parking is free after 6pm and on Sundays and Ardmore Restaurant Week is produced by the Ardmore Initiative, Downtown Ardmore’s official business district authority for DestinationArdmore. Marie Suvansin the Assistant the Executive Director of Ardmore Initiative and Joe Petrucci the owner of The Tasting Room by JPM Catering and Events will be joining us in studio. For a list of restaurants and more information click below:
Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world.
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 new 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 finalist and was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light with her tip of the week, and joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie Martling is releasing his autobiography "The Joke Man: Bow to Stern" from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange and is available to pre-order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack's BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.