Small Bites Episode 95

LIVE this Sunday, September 23rd at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio, has a stellar lineup.

We are thrilled to talk to Karine Bakhoum Iron Palate. Her venerable palate was the first ever to be insured by Lloyd's for $1,000,000 making her also known as “The Million Dollar Palate”. Her remarkable palate, extensive knowledge of food, and unmatched reputation quickly earned her a spot as a frequent judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, for which she is now the female judge with the most appearances. Over the course of her twenty-five-plus-year career, Karine Bakhoum has worked with a number of the world’s top chefs including but not limited to Bobby Flay, Michael White, Alain Ducasse, Todd English, Gari Masatoshi Sugio, Marc Forgione and Geoffrey Zakarian, as well as leading hotelier Steve Wynn and restaurateurs Jeffery Chodorow (China Grill), Stephen Hanson BR GUEST, Jonathan Segal (The One Group) and John Meadows LDV Hospitality. As a tastemaker, culinary consultant, visionary of hospitality expertise, public relations, and networking her contagious enthusiasm spills over to her dedicated team of public relations experts and KB Network News which pride themselves in the high level of personal service and creativity they provide. Karine is also currently in the process of writing a memoir about her personal and professional experiences with taste, and she frequently contributes articles of her culinary adventures to the HuffPost.

Then we welcome James S Tonkin the Founder and President of Healthy Brand Builders. James has designed and implemented national infrastructure for over 2,000 companies with over 30 years of consulting in the food and beverage industry. He has successfully created business and financial strategies for domestic and international firms focusing on production and manufacturing, branding, sales, marketing and distribution. His expertise spans the gamut from domestic cheese to potato chips, fortified pet waters to nutraceutical-functional and enhanced beverages to new technology. He has been heralded as THE beverage expert or “guru” in the functional and nutraceutical food and beverage segments. As an expert in the beverage and food industries, he has developed a flair for teaching and educating, becoming an entrepreneur’s go-to mentor.

Also joining us will be Michele Tartaglione the State Fair Group Managing Director. She will talk about things to eat, drink, and celebrate with the arrival of Fall at Yogi Berra Stadium's second annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Taking place at 12pm - 7pm rain or shine, and with free Yogi Tribute Day activities taking place at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, it’s going to be a great day and parking is free. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will boast more than 25 food trucks with a decadently delicious assortment of hearty food and treats for everybody to go along with more than 75 craft beers to quench your thirst. Plus festival attendees can enjoy a wide variety of FREE on-field activities including live music from the original Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, B Street Band to inflatables and backyard games for kids to enjoy. And what would a day at Yogi Berra Stadium be without baseball? Everybody attending the festival can celebrate the life and legacy of Yogi Berra by participating in a wide variety of festivities happening at the Yogi Berra Museum.

In studio we are thrilled to welcome Chef Bobby Saritsoglou and Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou (Co-Founder of Philly AIDS Thrift) who will be opening Stina Pizzeria in Philadelphia, PA very soon at 1705 Snyder Avenue. Chef will draw inspiration for the menu from the many countries and cuisines of the Mediterranean. The menu will center around foods cooked in the wood fired oven. Look for pizza, handmade pasta, salads, desserts and many vegetable offerings. While the menu will feature Chef's version of familiar favorites, look for him to push the boundaries and elevate the casual cuisine through local sourcing, seasonal selections and inventive rotating specials.

Stina will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner service with dine-in, take-out and delivery. Stina will support the local community by hosting neighborhood events and programs, and through a monthly donation program for local charities. Stina is a passion project for the duo that will bring together their love of food, love of the fringe, love of their neighborhood and their love of each other. Look for them to welcome you inside their new home away from home at Stina - coming this fall.

Finally we welcome Kevin Vaughn with pen name PNT GVN the author of "How Millennials Will BEAT Their Parents to Retirement". He asks “Why hasn't there been any major revelations when it comes to retirement in the last 20 years? So, let me get this straight. I'm supposed to work 40 hours a week. For 52 weeks a year. For 40+years. Yeah, that's not gonna work. It's time to Beat the Parents.” Sounds like a plan to 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, appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, 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.comhope 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.