Small Bites – Episode 67

LIVE this Sunday, October 22nd at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio Derek returns to studio and we are thrilled to welcome on the program celebrity Chef Gabriele Corcos to talk about about new book “Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes and Simple Pleasures from Our Kitchen to Your Table” from Simon & SchusterTouchstone Books, the latest cookbook he has published with his wife Debi Mazar a native New Yorker who made her film debut in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas and has appeared in more than seventy feature films, as well as HBO hit series Entourage and TV Land new series Younger. From this celebrity/chef husband-wife team and authors of the bestselling Extra Virgin cookbook comes this brand-new cookbook with over 100 delicious recipes that incorporate Tuscan flair with classic American dishes. With five seasons of their Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin (TV series), still repeating regularly and their neighborhood Brooklyn, New York Italian café-slash-supper-club, The Tuscan Gun, thriving in its second year, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos have invited us again into their kitchen to share delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Good Italian cooking is family cooking. From potato gnocchi with a buttery red sauce just like how Gabriele’s grandmother used to make it, to the Tuscan fried chicken marinated in classic Italian flavors to put a whole new spin on a traditional American recipe, Super Tuscan showcases the best of both cultures, and introduces unique recipes that can only come from a multicultural kitchen. Along with over 100 tasty recipes, Debi and Gabriele share entertaining anecdotes, useful tips, and day-to-day life in their household with over 125 stunning photographs. Super Tuscan will inspire you to make cooking a daily experience in your family life and live la dolce vita wherever you are. They are also appearing at some very special events that you can attend such as Monday, October 30th from 6-830pm at De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy's by Miele at Macy's Herald Square 8th Floor and on Wednesday, November 8th from 7-830pm at The Shanty at New York Distilling Companyfor The Author's Table hosted by Noah Rothbaum of The Daily Beast where he has a monthly literary series featuring authors who share our passion for spirits & food through their writing and proceeds from The Author’s Table benefit the Brooklyn Public Library and the series is sponsored by Ragtime Rye and Women Who Whiskey. Also the book has already received critical acclaim from stars such Andrew Zimmern, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, Hilary Duff, Lee Schrager, Nina Y. Clemente, Zac Posen, and many more!

With great pasta and sauces, you also may think about all the delicious bread you would want to eat to go with them as I love some good bread to go with my meal. Well we have the perfect person to talk about just that subject as we welcome Rustic Crust and American Flatbread CEO Brad Sterl on the show as well. It is the mission of American Flatbread to provide good, flavorful, nutritious food that gives both joy and health, and to share this food with others in ways sustainable to all. They set out to do this by:

Creating a pleasant, fulfilling and secure workplace

Producing, Packaging, marketing and distributing their products in an environmentally conscious way

Trusting one another and practicing respectful relationships with those involved in this work

Supporting with their voices and their buying power local, regional and sustainable agriculture, the forces of peace and understanding, the cultural, economic and environmental needs of peoples worldwide and the ecological needs of the wild flora and fauna

Being an educational resource to the community

Being a good neighbor

Laughing and being of goodwill. Being grateful, respectful and forgiving and Encouraging these experiences in others

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To make truly good food, food that not only fills our hunger and tastes good to our mouths but also nourishes, nurtures, and heals, we must start with good ingredients. American Flatbread is made with organic flour, organic tomatoes, and many organic & locally-farmed meats, veggies, and cheeses. American Flatbread sources ingredients from their unique, local network of farmers and producers and Rustic Crust pizza crusts are made with all natural, organic ingredients with no preservatives and GMOS. It all sounds delicious!

That’s us just getting started; we also have the pleasure of joining us in studio Jessica Hickey Kiefer who is the Sales and Event Planner for one of Philadelphia’s Premier restaurants, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House. With almost 40 Years of Rich Tradition, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House was born in 1981 with a bold vision – to embody the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse. Since then, their purpose has remained the same. They keep this tradition alive, but with a modern, sleek twist, bringing the guest an unparalleled experience every time they dine. Just don’t take our word for it, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has earned awards from Wine Spectator, Business Insider, The New York Times, Vibe Vista Awards, Bloomberg Pursuits, and OpenTable to name a few. These awards are no surprise as Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse dry-aged steaks are tenderized to perfection up to 45 days before hitting your palette. This age-old technique intensifies the flavor in meat, bringing out sophisticated notes, such as hazelnut and blue cheese. Then if you didn’t know, Sundays are prime time at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, when you can savor the Prime Pair, their $59 prix-fixe menu. Choose from a perfectly prepared 8 oz. Filet, Manhattan-Cut New York Strip, or Seared Salmon Filet paired with their signature Crab Cake, plus the salad and side of your fancy. Pairs well with interesting company, a robust wine, and an appreciation for the finer meals in life. Best of all, make your company holiday party a night to remember. Book your holiday event before October 31 and receive a $100 bonus card as a thank you from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. Celebrate a year well done and make a toast to your employees with remarkable food and wine in a lively, class-act atmosphere.

Heading back to the food of Italy we are happy to welcome on the show Elisa Costantini the author of Italian Moms - The Art of Classic Italian Cooking & Tradition. Elisa was born in 1938 in Poggio Valle, Italy. The daughter of farmers, she learned to cook at a very young age as an apprentice to a local chef using simple, fresh ingredients to create wonderful food for those closest to her. After appearing on the Today Show and reoccurring guest spots on Rachael Ray Show, Elisa has signed with Sterling Publishing, a division of Barnes & Noble. Sterling released a hardback edition of her book in Fall 2017, and her new title Italian Moms – Something Old Something New will be released April 2018. The brand, Italian Moms, will also debut a line of Kitchen and Table Linens and Dinnerware in 2018. A treatment for a Motion Picture of her life story and immigration to the United States is also in the production stage. In May 2017, Elisa received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, for her lifetime achievements, service to those with special needs and her work with charities. What a thrill to talk to such an inspiration.

Most shows would call it quits or be content with just one guest, but NOT US! How does all this food get cooked? In a kitchen of course and lucky us Chef Kathy Gold the owner of In The Kitchen Cooking School located in Downtown Haddonfield, New Jersey will also be coming in studio. Someone has to teach people how to cook and Chef Kathy is one of the best and most respected in the area as In the Kitchen Cooking School is the premier cooking school in the Delaware Valley. As featured in the HuffPost, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Courier Post, Bucks County Courier Times, and both New Jersey and NJ magazines, they offer deliciously creative and fun hands-on gourmet cooking classes, private parties, and team building events. Classes at In the Kitchen get students involved in every aspect of the art of cooking — just as if they were professional chefs. Students learn to prepare mise en place, cook with and without recipes, orchestrate a full meal, and plate their culinary creations. At the end of the evening, students dine together on the delicious meals they have created. WOW, that is what I call a show.

Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also 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 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 Season 10 finalist and appears 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 recent 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 TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.