LIVE this Sunday, August 5th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, we are thrilled to be joined by Virginia Willis to talk about her new cookbook “Secrets of the Southern Table” from Houghton–Mifflin In Secrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today's South—a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and "Cathead" Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area's many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking. Georgia-born, French-trained chef, Virginia Willis, is one of the most well-respected authorities on Southern Cooking today. She is the author of five previous cookbooks, including the James Beard Foundation Award-winning Lighten Up, Y’all and is an editor-at-large for Southern Living and author of the magazine’s popular column “Cooking with Virginia.” Her articles have appeared nationally including Food52, CNN, All Recipes, Country Living Magazine, EatingWell, FamilyFun, and Fine Cooking. The Chicago Tribune has named her one of “Seven Food Writers You Need to Know.” We can’t wait!
Then we couldn’t be happier to be joined by celebrity caterer Andrea Correale who is the founder of Elegant Affairs Off Premise Catering & Event Design to talk about her latest endeavor with celebrity Chef David Burke, of ESquared Hospitality, Tavern62 by David Burke and Woodpecker by David Burke, among many other highly acclaimed restaurants, including appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, and receiving a US patent for his pink Himalayan salt dry-age technique for steaks have announced their exclusive catering collaboration. Out of that collaboration is David Burke Off-Premise Catering – David By Andrea, a full-service catering company for weddings, corporate gatherings, and social events. The famous culinary duo, who have been friends for decades, and will bring their signature gastronomic styles and expertise to create bespoke catering packages and curate events In New York City, the Hamptons and New Jersey, with plans to expand operations in the coming months. The team will specialize in weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events, and social gatherings. In addition, their partnership has a stronghold in the corporate entertaining arena – from small-scale meetings to large scale events and galas, political fundraisers, and media events. Andrea Correale is committed to providing the best food, service and overall experience; precisely why Elegant Affairs is known as the go to caterer for the Long Island Gold Coast, Manhattan and the Hamptons. Andrea’s infectious personality and expertise prompted requests from L'Oréal ParisAcademy and Lenox China to represent their brands as a lifestyle and entertaining expert. Andrea can often be seen in her many appearances as the celebrity caterer to the stars on Bravo, CBS, FOX, HGTV, MTV, NBC, and VH1. Also, as a regular contributor to Hamptons Magazine, 25A Magazine, and Social Life Magazine, Andrea’s goal is to encourage home cooks to make the ordinary extraordinary using simple ingredients in unexpected ways.
We are excited to welcome back on the program Stuart Gordon the event organizer for PhillykosherBbq.com as The Men’s Club of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El will host the second annual Charity BBQ Festival in the Mid-Atlantic region, certified by the The Kansas City Barbeque Society. The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 12 noon to 5PM on the Main Line of Philadelphia. Twenty cooking teams will compete under the competition guidelines of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, as well as the scrutiny of the kosher supervisors Keystone K. The goal of Hava NaGrilla Smoke BBQ Festival Charity BBQ is to bring community together and support the work of the Jewish Relief Agency; relieving hunger, improving lives and strengthening our bonds of fellowship. Also be on the lookout for Yehuda Sichel, Steve Cook, Giovanni Varallo, Six13, Baal Shem Tov Band, Kosher Guru and Pickle Guys there.
Last, but certainly not least we welcome in studio Anthony Roebuck and Donald Stevenson the owners of Chic-A-Delphia Chicken Burger. Who else can you count on for Gourmet Chicken Burgers? #chicadelphia that's who!!! DM them on Instagram @_chicadelphia or email them Chicadelphia@yahoo.com to purchase yours for a new spin on chicken, burgers, and Philadelphia as a whole.