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Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the Hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.

Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the Hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.

Location:

United States

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Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the Hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Bite Goes On – Put A Bow On It

1/15/2021
Sondra + Brian Welcome to The Bite Goes On wrap-up show and get ready for a long one. Before we go on a hiatus of an unyet determined amount of time, Brian and I wanted to revisit and share some of the episodes and the highlights of the past two years. Though we don't get to talk about every single one (lucky for you), it was joyful to go back and reminisce about the incredible guests that we have met during this time. We have learned so much and have gratefully had the chance to listen to...

Duration:01:35:09

The Bite Goes On – Amy Reiley, Eat Something Sexy

1/8/2021
It's not often that you get to have a conversation with someone who has a Masters in Gastronomy with a focus on aphrodisiacs. Amy Reiley is exactly that. I first met Amy years ago when her first book, fork me, spoon me was released. As a book about aphrodisiac foods, she of course had a chapter on figs that we were happy to contribute our fig scone recipe to - that she lovingly renamed "morning after fig scones with fresh cream". Catching up over ten years later in the midst of covid it's...

Duration:01:04:41

The Wine Makers – Sound & Fury

1/8/2021
The guys gather this week on the day after… No not New Years Day, the day after what can only be described unbelievable. We touched on a number of subjects, everything from what’s going on in the vineyard to vineyard designated gummies. We are looking forward to 2021 and already Read more... The post The Wine Makers – Sound & Fury appeared first on Radio Misfits.

Duration:01:02:32

The Bite Goes On – Jonathan Beard

1/1/2021
It is always curious how some of our guests end up in the culinary world when their academia was meant to take them elsewhere. This is how our conversation with Chef Jonathan Beard started and continued about his journey from being a successful restaurateur/chef in Sonoma County, to eventually trading it in for a more realistic schedule that would allow him to be around for his family with young kids. His first position took him to the Sonoma Juvenile Detention program teaching cooking and...

Duration:01:06:40

The Bite Goes On – Manon Servouse

12/25/2020
Manon Servouse is the Marketing Director for Laura Chenel, Marin French Cheese, St Benoit Creamery and Rians. She is the right person for the job as her passion for her company's products is impressive not only in her personal praise, but in the depth of her knowledge. Originally from france she has always known that she wanted to be in marketing and she started with United Biscuits. Wanting to branch out to something with more flavor (pun intended) she started working for Rians the parent...

Duration:01:11:02

The Bite Goes On – Otto Szilagyi, Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

12/18/2020
With New Years right around the corner, it is only appropriate to talk about caviar. Otto Szilagyi, caviar ambassador extraordinaire for Tsar Nicoulai has the details we need to know. Last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to taste a few of his products and this conversation definitely put some things in perspective. Most impressionable about Tsar Nicoulai is their approach to their vision which is to provide the cleanest and best caviar and seafood products while inspiring the continued...

Duration:01:02:38

The Bite Goes On – Amy Sherman

12/11/2020
Amy Sherman is a Longtime award-winning blogger, and food writer that has written for just about every food publication worth reading and other puclications. she is very highly regarding in the food world and pretty much knows everyone. In addition to her blog; cooking with Amy, Her current chapter is as the Editor in Chief of the relatively new 'The Cheese Professor' and the very recently introduced 'The Alcohol Professor.' She learned to cook and bake from her parents and grew up eating...

Duration:01:01:39

The Bite Goes On – Kyle Kuklewski

12/4/2020
Some of my best memories with Kyle have been sitting around the holiday table with our friends and eating a delicious meal that he has created most of. Well, even though I am not sitting around a table with friends, I am grateful that I can still savor in Chef Kyle's cooking. Since the pandemic, Kyle has been offering a meal for which he sources, prepares and personally delivers to your house. He also includes a pay it forward proposition in providing another family a meal at a discounted...

Duration:01:07:46

The Bite Goes On – Daybreak Seaweed Co

11/27/2020
I don't think we have spoken about or even said the word seaweed in the two years we have recording The Bite Goes On. So we needed to talk to the ladies of Daybreak Seaweed Co and find out what seaweed is all about. I don't imagine there is anyone better than Catherine and Avery to learn from. Though they are a relatively young company, their passion is inspiring. Not only are they working with a food that is not quite mainstream but they are dealing with the laws of sustainability every...

Duration:01:08:02

The Bite Goes On – Chef Michael Mina

11/20/2020
Chef Mina’s culinary and business vision led to the founding of his company, MINA Group in 2002. Under the auspices of MINA Group, he has opened over 45 operations around the world, including the Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA, Chef Mina’s flagship restaurant in the heart of San Francisco, which represents the culmination of his core culinary philosophies, Middle Eastern heritage, lauded chronicles as a chef and restaurateur, and personal character. We caught up with him while he was in Las...

Duration:00:58:06

The Bite Goes On – The Local Butcher Shop

11/13/2020
Monica & Aaron Rocchino, veterans in the Bay Area food world for many years with stints at Chez Panisse, Olivetos and Paula Le Duc catering company as well as Monica's international event business. When they finally decided that working opposite schedules wasn't working, they decided they would create a business that would combine both their interests and expertise and most importantly an opportunity to work together. Finding that it was difficult to find the quality meat that they could get...

Duration:01:22:01

The Bite Goes On – Rachel and Andy Berliner, Amy’s Kitchen

11/6/2020
This was truly an honor to be able to talk to the founders of Amy's Kitchen , a company born (1987) in our backyards and possibly the largest employer in Sonoma County. Both Brian and I are huge fans of the pioneers in the organic and vegetarian frozen foods market, and we stayed on our best behavior. Waving my Amy's vegetable lasagna box, as a symbol of my loyalty, we talked about everything from how they met, how they started, how they have grown to a $500 million company and what their...

Duration:00:59:13

The Bite Goes On – Sarah Weiner, Good Food Foundation

10/30/2020
It was great catching up with Sarah Weiner, Executive Director of the Good Food Foundation. She is a perfect example of someone that followed their passion for food and seems to have created her dream career sharing sustainable food and promoting artisan producers. "Sarah has worked side by side with the sustainable food movement’s founders and visionaries across the globe. As the Director of Communication for the Slow Food International Office in Italy, she was immersed in the roots of the...

Duration:01:13:44

The Bite Goes On – Emily Martin The Jetsetting Fashionista

10/23/2020
Emily Martin Events With a true love of food and wine and a commitment to pursuing mastery, Emily has a distinctive voice and palate that sets her apart. Since 2009, she has curated the Lifestyle blog, The JetSetting Fashionista, where she writes about restaurants and wineries in the Bay Area and around the world, and interviews some of the industry’s most talented chefs and winemakers. Fueled by curiosity and a passion for learning, Emily’s hunger to explore the ever-expanding food, wine,...

Duration:01:20:33

The Bite Goes On – Martin Gobbée, Taub Family Outpost

10/16/2020
Taub Family Outpost opened in the midst of the pandemic - instead of a big sonoma splash opening party, they are doing it in a grassroots effort - one guest at a time. We can't wait to be able to drink & dine in one of the dining rooms and/or the hidden speakeasy. Taub Family is deep in the wine business, both as an importer as well as having their own label. As the company grew, they thought it would be advantageous to find a location where they can not only sell their imports but to share...

Duration:01:21:36

The Bite Goes On – Brian + Sondra

10/9/2020
The Restaurant Act + More On this episode Brian and Sondra talk about the state of economic affairs in the restaurant business during Covid. Sparked from Sondra's recent appearance as a witness on a Congressional hearing with the Ways and Means Committee regarding the need for continued assistance to the restaurant business before they all go out of business. [EP101]

Duration:01:22:12

The Bite Goes On – Valley Bar & Bottle

10/2/2020
We were lucky to get 3 of the 4 owners of Valley Bar & Bottle on our 100th episode! It takes a lot of guts to open a restaurant - even more so in the midst of a pandemic. The openings were always such an adrenaline rush for me, and have always been my favorite part - the newness, the feeling of accomplishment, the constant creative process and mostly seeing the dream realized. I can't imagine doing it during the stressful times we are having during the time of Covid-19. However, they did it...

Duration:00:51:32

The Bite Goes On – Lydia Kindheart

9/25/2020
Lydia's Food We had such a wonderful conversation with Lydia and loved hearing about her upbringing, her food and her philosophy. We caught up with her in Petaluma between trips to Hawaii where she is spending much of her time pruning trees and managing her Petaluma company via the internet and phone. Sounds ideal! Through her brands of food, festival and private catering, restaurants, and community work, Lydia became a forerunner in the Organic, Vegan, and Raw food industries. In continuing...

Duration:01:23:49

The Bite Goes On – Harveys Donuts

9/18/2020
It's all about donuts in this week's episode with Harvey Cohen, mastermind behind the cutest mini donuts you have ever seen and yes they are quite delicious. We talk about his process, his very unique machines, his recently reopened cafe and his new project just off the Sonoma Plaza. We spend some time talking about his corporate business as well as how things are going during the pandemic. [EP98] https://www.harveysdonuts.com on Instagram at @harveysdonuts

Duration:01:01:58

The Bite Goes On – Maggie Cameron

9/11/2020
The Hatch About 6 years ago I was introduced to Maggie through a good friend. She was working on her business plan for a restaurant and was looking for advice. Fast forward, as a successful restaurateur, she could now give me some good advice!! Brian and I have both been to her restaurant in Paso Robles a few times and loved it and revisiting her website, I was drooling over the menu. It is always so wonderful to see a friend succeed in this very challenging business. It was great to catch...

Duration:01:17:36