Beyond the Table
Naples, NY is famous for its grape pies, made from tangy concord grapes. I adore them! So when I visited in autumn, I talked to the region's biggest seller: Monica Schenk, owner of Monica's Pies. Monica shares how she went from stay-at-home mom selling pies at an unmanned roadside stand to national baking sensation. These days Monica's Pies is open year round selling some 60,000 pies each year, but she's as down-to-earth as ever. Meet Monica, owner of Monica's Pies in Naples, New...
Beyond the Garbage Plate
My hometown of Rochester, NY is most famous for inventing The Garbage Plate, a calorie packed, meat-heavy monstrosity that gets all the culinary glory (and publicity)! I finally tried it when I visited this autumn, so I'll give you my unbiased verdict. But Rochester has much more to offer food lovers, and if you want a taste of the city's culinary diversity, the Rochester Public Market is the perfect place to start. In this episode we'll take a mini tour. You'll meet Mark, the spicy pickle...
Perfect Nigerian Jollof
Meet Cassandra, winner of the 2017 JollofWars event in Sydney. Jollof rice is a quintessential West African dish, and Cassandra has perfected the Nigerian version--super spicey and bright red in colour. And delicious, of course. Growing up in Nigeria she'd cook a giant pot for her brothers and uncles-- but it was quite the endeavor since power outages are so frequent there. She has lots of tips if you're keen to create this dish yourself. And she laughs a ton:) Music in this episode was...
The French Connection
Monique is the irreverent and opinionated co-owner of The Rooster, a traditional French Restaurant in Katoomba. She's a storyteller with an adventurous spirit who is on a mission to bring fine food to regional Australia. Monique at her home in Katoomba, showing me a birthday present jumper
The Happy Baker: Eddie from Belmore Lebanese Bakery
Eddie Zanbaka, owner of Belmore Lebanese Bakery, on the art and science of baking, growing up catholic in Lebanon, adjusting to life Down Under, the investment that changed his career and finding happiness in simplicity. Belmore Lebanese Bakery specialises in made-to-order flatbreads and fatayars that Eddie has perfected from years of experience--with some help from a master Lebanese baker. Special thanks to James Mcgowan of jamesmcgowanaudio.com for his help on this episode-- I had...
Vivek from Not Just Curries
Not Just Curries quickly earned the number one spot on Trip Advisor in Harris Park-- a neighbourhood known for its top Indian food. Vivek Gulati is the head chef and one of the three co-owners. Vivek owned three successful restaurants before a series of health problems led him to change his plans. Listen to his story-- and the fascinating stories behind Not Just Curries. Podcast RSS