Small Bites – Episode 93

Happy Labor Day! LIVE this Sunday, September 9th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, the whole band is back together with Derek returning to studio as well as Small Bites Radio resident Vegan Food Chef Christina Martin of Cooking to Nourish will also be back in studio for some fun and food talk with us and our guests.

Joining us will be Executive Chef Will Savarese of Robert's Steakhouse of Atlantic City located inside the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic Cityin Do Atlantic City to let you know that the Jersey Shore season is all year round down there. Critically acclaimed as one of the best steakhouses in the region, Robert’s Steakhouse was named “Best Steakhouse” in the Philadelphia metro region by the editors of the Best of Philly edition of Philadelphia Magazine. Robert’s Steakhouse features 200 seats across a modern dining room with leather banquettes, dark woods and dramatic ceiling beams, as well as a cozy lounge area with rippled glass louvers and a glass-enclosed fireplace as well as being the only steakhouse in town to dry age its prime meat in-house for a minimum of six weeks, taking its signature porterhouse, rib eye, New York strip, cuts to unmatched levels of texture and flavor. So have a steak and catch the new Miss America Organization from Gretchen Carlson. Sounds great to us!

Then located in University City District, Philadelphia we welcome Chef Ralph Patrick Fernandez the Director of Culinary for Louie Louie an American bistro with a French inspired menu offering seasonal, ingredient-inspired dishes based on a classical combination of flavors. House-made pastries and an extensive beverage program highlighting wines by the glass and bottle as well as seasonal specialty cocktails and craft beers add to the dining experience. The décor pays homage to ART NOUVEAU and European cafes with a touch of the 1970s. Traditional wood tones, reclaimed subway tiles, tried and true black and white marble stones as flooring and wainscoting and blue and buttery leathers, fabrics and patterns bring color and graphic identities to the space. The Lounge offers custom lux seating, perfect for gathering with friends for cocktails and snacks. Outdoor seating reminiscent of French cafes is the ideal spot for dining and people watching. Can’t wait!

We all know Small Bites is proven to their listeners to sleep 😉 but what if you’re hungry before bedtime? Joining us will be Sean Folkson the Founder of Nightfood. Nightfood is specially formulated for nighttime cravings. Unlike other healthier snacks and nutrition bars, which are typically formulated to boost energy, delicious NightFood bars are specifically formulated for snacking between dinner and bed. What’s special about NightFood is as much about what we leave out as what we put in. Sleep and nutrition experts agree that there are certain do’s and don’ts if you’re going to snack before bed. NightFood is formulated to meet these expert recommendations. So that’s a win-win!

Fall is upon as now and cider will be the rage. Joining us will be Nicole Blum and Jonathan Carr to talk about their new book “Ciderhouse Cookbook: 127 Recipes That Celebrate the Sweet, Tart, Tangy Flavors of Apple Cider” from Storey Publishing. Inspired by the full flavors produced from their idyllic ciderhouse in the heart of a rustic New England apple orchard, Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum’s recipes, developed in collaboration with chef Andrea Blum, celebrate the versatility of fresh cider in all its forms. Ciderhouse Cookbook teaches home cooks how to make a full array of traditional cider products, including cider syrups, molasses, vinegars, shrubs, and switchels, as well as apple preserves. The 127 cider-enriched recipes that follow are simple yet elegant, with beautiful photography that captures the ambiance of the ciderhouse. This book is a deliciously loving tribute to America’s favorite fruit.

We are also very excited to have a special food drop-off in from one of our favorite chefs, Chopped Champion Chef Timothy Witcher who will be delighting us with some of the food served at his The Wing Kitchen pop-up at the Wedgwood Country Club this Sunday, September 9th for the kickoff of the NFL season. Be sure to go out and support him and enjoy some great food since Philadelphia Eagles are in First Place again!!!

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. John DiRenzo covered the American Idol auditions at Franklin Square this week!

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, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light, and Executive Chef of Trolley Car Station 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 with his timely special Catholic Church themed joke. 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.