LIVE this Sunday, May 6th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio with Cinco de Mayo! on most Americans minds this weekend, we are happy to welcome Chef Eddie Hernandez who was born in Monterrey, Mexico and is the executive chef of Taqueria del Sol. He and his business partner, Mike Klank , were nominated for a 2017 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur Award. His recipes have appeared in Bon Appétit Magazine, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun Magazine. He joins us to talk about his new cookbook “Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen” from Rux Martin and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt written with Susan Puckett. USA TODAY called Taqueria del Sol “a runaway success.” Bon Appétit wrote: “Move over, Chipotle!” The fast-casual food of Eddie Hernandez, the James Beard-nominated chef/co-owner of the restaurant, lands on the commonalities of Southern and Mexican food, with dishes like Memphis barbecue pork tacos, chicken pot pie served in a “bowl” of a puffed tortilla, turnip greens in “pot likker” spiked with chiles, or the “Eddie Palmer,” sweet tea with a jab of tequila. Eddie never hesitates to break with purists to make food taste better, adding sugar to creamy grits to balance the jalapeños, or substituting tomatillos in fried green tomatoes for a more delicate texture. Throughout, “Eddie’s Way” sidebars show how to make each dish even more special. What a treat!
Then coming on the show will be Ray Sheehan the Event Organizer of the 2nd Annual Philadelphia All Star Craft Beer & Wine Festival at Citizens Bank Park. After a sell-out crowd last year, thousands of beer enthusiasts and wine lovers will return to Citizens Bank Park on May 19, 2018 for the The Philly All-Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival. Guests will be treated like ballpark royalty with exclusive giveaways, activities, and amazing craft beer and wine samples from around the world. This year, the festival area has expanded by 50% to provide attendees with more space to walk around, hang out with their friends, and have fun! With over 100 craft beer and wine vendors, food vendors, and live musical entertainment, guests are guaranteed the experience of a lifetime. Ticket holders will also receive free parking, a voucher for two (2) tickets to a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, and get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get their picture taken in the Philadelphia Phillies dugout after walking the bases and warning track! This year, “The Yard” will also be open for attendees to take swings at the Phillies new whiffle ball park, and enjoy a variety of games throughout the entire concourse, such as giant bocci, fowling, cornhole, and even shoot some hot dogs from the Hatfield hot dog launcher. Four DJ’s, and two Acoustic Duo’s will also amp up the crowd, and keep the party going. Additionally, the Phillies vs. Cardinals will be airing LIVE on the giant 1,500” screen and dozens of screens throughout the ballpark to provide a true all star experience. The event runs from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and VIP ticket holders will have access to the Hall of Fame Club/VIP Area with one-hour early entry at 2:00 p.m., and additional select beer & wine samples. The All-Star Craft Beer and Wine will benefit the Phila FOP Lodge 5 and Michael Barkann's The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation uniting a sense of community in the Philadelphia region. The Foundation provides financial assistance to families who are in need, due to recent adversity or tragedy and are immensely grateful to be a part of the festival. Planning to take the festival across the nation, Dennis Gaudenzi, owner of Upcoming Events.com is thrilled to host the annual festival in the City of Brotherly Love for its second year. He says “We are so excited to have this Festival at one of the best Ballparks in the Majors – the Home of the Phillies! It is certain to be a “can’t miss” event with entertainment and great craft beer and wine, both local and from around the world!” It’s an event that should not be missed!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.BallparkFestival.com.
Also joining us will be Domenick Crimi the General Manager of Cappuccio's Meats Old World Butcher Shop a Family Affair Since 1920 in the heart of 9th Street Italian Market. Cappuccio's Meats has been providing authentic Italian sausage and curated meats for almost 100 years. They have more sausage flavors than anyone in the region, and as an added bonus you can get dry aged steaks and a variety of other gourmet meats from them. They are great!
We are also thrilled to welcome Nancy Sirianni a singer, songwriter, actor and producer from Long Island, New York. Her long-time group, recording artists the scoldees, released two critically acclaimed CDs of original music that received nationwide airplay: MY PATHETIC LIFE and NIGHTCAP WORLD (OHR Records ©2000 and 2003). Band credits include Woodstock '99, Mountain Stage New Song Music Festival, The Bottom Line (NYC),The Whisky A Go-Go (LA), and Jazz in Duketown - Café De Smidse in Leiden, The Netherlands. Solo credits include a recent performance at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and opening for American Idol Taylor Hicks at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. You can hear Nancy's original songs National Lampoon's One Two Many (available on DVD), as well as six independent films and MTV reality shows MADE and MY SUPER SWEET 16. She is coming on to talk about her appearance playing an acoustic set with guitar player extraordinaire Jon Lauter at Susan Robbins Rhythm & Verse: A Literary and Music Salon Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting on Friday night, May 18th in Philadelphia. We can’t wait!
We are all about having quality family time here at Small Bites and as such we welcome Jen Chiou the CEO of CodeSpeak Labs. They have recently released CodeSpeak Books. These are Children's Story Books for kids to learn computer coding concepts. For our kids' generation, coding-- the language of computers and technology-- is going to be a necessary literacy. Like learning any language, it's easiest for kids to start learning the fundamentals early on, in age appropriate ways. How to Turn Your Grown-Up into a Robot and Other Coding Stories is our hardcover Children's Book with 3 fun stories for kids in grades PreK-2.
You can order a copy of the book on their website: http://www.codespeaklabs.com/hour-of-code
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 and getting ready for his new show Regional Eats.
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