LIVE this Sunday, July 29th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, joining us in studio will be one of our favorite guests Vernon Rochester. Vernon is the owner of Rochester's Barbecue & Grill in Borough of Lawnside, New Jersey. They are doing a relaunch of their menu that we can’t wait to see and try what’s new. They are a BYOB with Wednesday Nights – All You Can Eat BBQ, and also locals love their Friday and Saturday Night Jazz sessions from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm featuring Michael J Corman, an amazing Keyboardist/Vocalist. They focus on soul food, barbecue, and southern cooking, but with locally sourced products as much as possible with a focus on dietary diversity. They do traditionally prepared items on the menu such as their amazing Ollie’s Triple beans, made with ground beef, sausage and bacon and simmered with “secret spices” all the way to a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from. You heard right, they also focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Since Rochester’s is a BYOB, we thought we better to join us in studio and talk about what you can bring there to drink than Tom Hendricks the NJ Brand Manager for River Horse Brewing Co.. River Horse brewing was started in 1996 by three brothers who really enjoyed homebrewing. Their original location was in Lambertville, New Jersey right across the bridge from New Hope PA. People often still associate them with that location because many people would walk around New Hope, or bike/run the river trail, and then swing by afterword for a beer. Then in 2007 the brothers were looking to sell the business and it was perfect timing for Chris Walsh and Glenn Bernabeo to take over. Chris and Glen were working in finance, but wanted to get out of the corporate world and start with a new opportunity. They jumped at the chance to own the brewery and took it over in 2007. One of the first things they did was hiring their head brewer, Chris Rakow, to handle making the beer and come up with new recipes. The first original recipe that Rakow made for the company was Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale, which is still one of their most popular seasonal beers. By 2013 they had out grown the brewery in Lambertville and needed to move so they could expand brewing. Their Lambertville brewery was only 10,000 sq feet and two stories, which is not very conducive for brewing beer. In Ewing, New Jersey they found a single level, 25,000 sq ft space that used the same water table as their Lambertville brewery, which is a very important factor in keeping the beer consistent. They are now able to distribute their beers through all of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern New York and all of Connecticut.
Then we are thrilled to welcome Becky Selengut the author of two recent books, “How to Taste: The Curious Cook's Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond--with Recipes” and “Good Fish: 100 Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast” both published by Sasquatch Books. When she's not squid jigging, fishing, or cavorting through the woods picking wild things for her next meal, Becky Selengut is a private chef, author, humorist, and cooking teacher. A regular instructor for PCC Community Markets and The Pantry, Selengut is also a private chef and author of two other books How to Taste and Shroom: Mind-Bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms, and co-author of Not One Shrine: Two Food Writers Devour Tokyo. In her spare time she co-hosts a comedy podcast called Look Inside This Book Club where she reviews only the free Look Inside samples of outrageous romance novels. Selengut lives Seattle - Capitol Hill with her wife and their two dogs.
Talking about cookbooks and podcasts our next guest is an expert on both subjects. When New Yorker Suzy Chase Osborne a former radio personality and cookbook publicist isn’t shooting Instagram stories of her beloved West Village neighborhood, sipping wine at a cozy New York, New York wine bar with her husband, whipping up after-school brownies for her 11-year-old son, shopping at a local grocery for dinner ingredients, assembling her latest Spotify Kitchen Mixtape or DJ’ing in Brooklyn, New York she’s behind the microphone chatting with chefs and cookbook authors. Many believed the internet would spell the end of the cookbook. But true foodies at heart always knew that nothing could break that special bond between tried and true recipe manuals and their love of the kitchen. Hence, the podcast is bringing to life what was once on a page of a cookbook like Suzy Chase’s Cookery by the Book. The 3rd season started in June. Suzy has merged the tried and true love of cooking with a modern flair to help the cookbook transcend new generations, and it’s working. Chase’s Cookery by the Book, now in its third season with more than 90 episodes, is the only cookbook podcast that has featured iconic names like Jacques Pépin, Dorie Greenspan, Pati Jinich, Pierre Thiam and Julia Turshen. It also marks Chase’s second venture into podcasting. A female podcasting pioneer, Chase introduced in 2003 TheGrooveRadio.com, the internet’s longest-running soul music show. She had a monthly residency at Trophy Bar in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn for six years, currently gigs around the city, and podcasts from her West Village apartment where she lives with her husband and pre-teen son.
To top it all off we are so happy to hear from Blaine Heinonen and Sarah Anne Wolff of the band Pretty Gritty with their song “Love Don't Live Here Anymore” that we will play for all of our listeners off their latest album - Seven Year Itch – by CD Baby, C and D Network Publishing, Cannon/Buono Production, and Creative and Dreams Music Network,LLC. What a lineup!!!!
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 TryThisDish 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.