LIVE this Sunday, April 29th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio Derek returns from I LOVE NEW YORK and Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the show has a foodie wonderland and feast for the ears with one of our biggest lineups ever. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month (April), we are thrilled to welcome Chef Katie Lee, the ultimate comfort food expert and co-host of the Emmy nominated Food Network’s The Kitchen and the Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee. She shares ways to elevate your comfort food experience with delicious grilled cheese sandwich mashups that are easy to make at home. Lee is a member of the Feeding America Entertainment Council, an ambassador for 96 Elephants, on the board of the Food Bank of New York, works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society, and she has also volunteered for Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI), an organization that educates and mentors women in the culinary profession. What an honor!
Then we are so happy to welcome Siri Daly of food blog Siriously Deliciousto talk about her new cookbook "Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook" from Oxmoor House Books. Like many of us trying to feed our families, Siri Daly is a very busy cook. As a mother of three under the age of 10, Today Show food contributor, and wife of a bicoastal traveling man, Carson Daly ("The Voice" host and TODAY show co-host), Siri often doesn’t know which end is up. Siri is not a serious cook, but she is serious about her food—and what she serves her family, friends and loved ones. Siriously Delicious is organized by how a busy mom gets through her day—breakfast, lunch, happy hour (her favorite!), dinner with sides, and dessert. Siri’s recipes are created with three goals in mind: to create food that is delicious and satisfying for both kids and adults, to prepare dishes packed with traditionally comforting flavors and ingredients (think cheese, avocado, chocolate!), and to make each recipe approachable for even a novice cook—no trips to specialty food stores are required. Whether you’re looking for easy-to-cook recipes your kids will devour, such as mouth-watering Bacon Pizzadillas, or you’re dying to relax with a Spicy Grapefruit Cocktail when the days feel too long, this cookbook has a recipe for every occasion. Siri also includes extra tips to make your time in the kitchen easier: Siriously Simple offers a hack or time-saving tip, Siriously Sinful details how to make something even more indulgent, Siriously Nutritious explains how to make something healthier, and Siriously Mini advises how to satisfy the kiddos. Filled with Siri’s often hilarious anecdotes, Siriously Delicious will not only feed your family’s bellies but hopefully deliver a belly laugh along the way. We can’t wait!
Keeping the fun going, joining us as well is Justin Chapple the Culinary Director of Food & Wine and host of Food & Wine’s video series Mad Genius Tips to talk about his new book “Just Cook It!: 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Time Inc. Books. Before joining FOOD & WINE, he graduated from the The French Culinary Institute and worked under Chef Alain Allegretti in New York City, but Justin Chapple knows how people really cook at home. He grew up with a large family, first learning kitchen tricks from his grandmother who made do with whatever they had, and she made the food delicious. In his job as the Culinary Director of the test kitchen, he's often asked to take recipes from superstar chefs (think David Chang and Thomas Keller) and simplify them for home cooks. Now he is putting all of his expertise to good use in Just Cook It!, a collection of 125 mouthwatering recipes like Avocado Pizza with Dukka and Stovetop Mac-n-Cheese with Bacon Breadcrumbs, with Justin's signature time-saving tips and hacks throughout. AMESOME!!!
All this cooking has us needing a drink. Tim Herlihy, the United Staed Ambassador for Tullamore Dew will be on to talk about their latest innovative release: Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish. Available now in the U.S. market, the new variant consists of the brand’s signature Irish whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W. Original, finished in barrels previously used to age Demerara rum. Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is inspired by the brand’s new global vision, “Beauty of Blend,” which champions the ways in which blends of all kinds impact our whiskey and our world for the better. In the 16th and 17th centuries, more than 50,000 Irish immigrants settled in the West Indies where a tradition of Irish whiskey distilling blended with local rum production and expanded the business globally. Reflecting this unique history, the product’s packaging is inspired by antique Caribbean trade maps, passport stamps and travel journals. Tullamore D.E.W. Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is a permanent addition to the Tullamore D.E.W. collection and joins an impressive innovation line-up, including the Tullamore D.E.W. Original, 12 Year Old Special Reserve, 15 Year Old Trilogy and 14 and 18 Year Old Single Malts as well as the seasonal Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask. What a treat!
Let’s top all of this food and drink greatness with a treat. This treat will be a little different as a robot will serve it to us. Joining us to talk about this technology advancement is Reis and Irvy's’s Chaiman Nick Yates. Reis & Irvy’s a subsidiary franchise concept of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (OTCB: VEND) announced that the world’s first frozen yogurt robots will arrive at select grocery retailers in 16 US states this spring. The Reis & Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Robots provide a fun and delicious experience to the shopper. Savvy grocers recognize the value of front-of-store services like Reis & Irvy’s frozen yogurt robots, offering shoppers a unique service and product. To check this concept out for yourself; it can be seen in Pennsylvania at The The Fresh Grocer Reis & Irvy's- Philly. We hope they just serve frozen yogurt and a Blade Runner 2049 will not be needed to keep them under control 😉
Then to give us a peek of a blogger life we are happy to have in studio Chetna Macwan the founder of Spice Culture Blog, an Indian Cooking instructor, and award winning chef for her Butter Chicken where she recently won 2nd place at a cooking challenge at Rowan University. She believes in lots of fresh ingredients, lots of traditional Indian flavors/spices, but easier steps to cook. Her dream is to have a successful cooking show on a TV Network to allow audiences to see that Indian food is very flavorful and accessible. The program would show people that Indian food it is not as intimidating as it seems when steps are simplified, can be done without sacrificing flavor, and share how wonderful Indian food really is. Chetna is proud of her culture and the dishes offered, and we couldn’t be happier that she is joining us.
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.
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 Try This Dish 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.