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#053 – Lacie Thornton: Distiller, Scientist, & Bada**

Lacie Thornton is our fourth badass female distiller in three episodes, and she knows a thing or two about both sharks and booze!! Lacie is one of two distillers at Grand Traverse Distillery, where she is responsible for the production of vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, and rye whiskey at Michigan's first Craft Certified Grain-to-Bottle distillery. They’re a small company, but they produce more booze than any other distiller in the state of Michigan! In a former life, Lacie was a scientist working...


#052 – Ashby Marshall: The Grain-to-Glass Story of Spirit Works Distillery

Today we’re talking to another kick-ass, badass female distiller: Ashby Marshall, Co-Founder & Brand Director of Spirit Works Distillery. I’m not kidding when I say Ashby is a forking badass. She met her husband and co-founder, Timo, while they were both sailing around on the Rainbow Warrior for Greenpeace. Wow!! Just a few years later, they laid anchor in the Bay area. They originally wanted to work with local microdistilleries to reproduce a version of Timo’s family Sloe Gin recipe, but...


#051 – Joyce & Autumn Nethery: The Dynamic Mother-Daughter Duo Behind Jeptha Creed Distillery

In November, 2015, this dynamic duo broke ground on the 15,000-square-foot distillery in Shelbyville, KY. Joyce is the Master Distiller behind the operation, while her daughter Autumn acts as Co-Owner and Marketing Manager. And although Jeptha Creed is still very young, they’re already creating incredible buzz in the spirits world. This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite supplement company because they use only organic and sustainable ingredients in ALL of their supplements,...


#050 – Lorri Moore: Living the CBD Lifestyle

Returning guest Lorri Moore joins us on the boat once again, with a bottle of bubbly white wine and a toast to living the CBD lifestyle: healthy and abundant in all things wonderful. Lorri is the Founder of Iron Horse Organics, and her mission is to provide both individuals and animals with pharmaceutical grade, full spectrum hemp oil extracts. This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite supplement company because they use only organic and sustainable ingredients in ALL of their...


#049 – Mark Addison: How Cocktail Chameleon Brings Mixology to the Masses

Mark Addison is an award-winning designer, event planner, TV personality, entertaining expert, and the author of my new favorite book, Cocktail Chameleon. In Cocktail Chameleon, Mark dresses up 12 cocktails in 12 unique variations for 144 signature takes on the classics. Inspiring the creative mixologist in everyone, it is an ally for hosts looking to elevate an occasion, or anyone looking to unwind and end the day on a high note! A lot of people get nervous or intimidated when mixology is...


#048 – Jenée Libby: Let’s Stop Talking About Our Food & Start Connecting Over It

Jenée Libby is the creator and host of The Edacious Podcast, a show for enthusiasts, chefs, producers, and purveyors, as well as anyone ravenous about food in their region. By fostering connection, she celebrates the bounty that exists not only in her hometown, but throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rest of the country. This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite supplement company because they use only organic and sustainable ingredients in ALL of their supplements,...


#047 – Foodiamo: LA’s Guide to Italian Food Created by Italians for Food Lovers

Raffaele Asquer and Roberto Croci jointly manage Foodiamo, which leads to an obvious question: What the fork is Foodiamo? Foodiamo is the guide to Italian food created and written by Italians for all Italian food lovers – and a LA foodie’s dream come true! Really, you can think of Foodiamo as your local Italian friend who always knows the greatest places to eat and just can’t wait to tell you about it. Together with their correspondents, Raffaele and Roberto review restaurants, do taste...


#046 – David Pisarra: Come Together, Right Now, Over Food

Today we toast to all of the intrepid restaurateurs who are willing to work long hours and have a lifestyle like nobody else! Although our guest, David Pisarra, doesn’t run a restaurant, he does have a unique lifestyle... and he wears a LOT of hats: he is a columnist, author, speaker, filmmaker, podcaster, mentor, dog lover, and father’s rights lawyer. I adore David’s column in the Santa Monica Daily Press. His articles are not always about food – it fluctuates between politics, local...


#045 – Mercy Baron: Eating Hand to Mouth (in a Good Way)

Today we’re checking back in with Mercy Baron, AKA the Baroness of Barbecue, a Certified Barbecue Judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society and host of the new Hand to Mouth Podcast. I originally reached out to Mercy (back in Episode 11) because she hosted the All Forked Up podcast, and I loved the name! Now she’s hosting Hand to Mouth, which also has a really interesting name. While the phrase “hand to mouth” usually has a negative connotation related to poverty, Mercy wants to turn it...


#044 – Susan Futrell: The Incredible Story Behind Every Apple, Why Sustaining Family Orchards is Essential, & How You Can Help our Food System

Apples are such a staple food for so many people in the United States – almost everyone has a nostalgic memory of picking apples, baking (and eating!) apple pie, or even drinking a kid’s juicebox full of apple juice. But have you ever wondered about the story behind every bite of that apple? Susan Futrell, author of Good Apples: Behind Every Bite and Director of Marketing for the nonprofit Red Tomato, joins us today to share some incredible intel on apple history, and the economic and...


#043 – Dr Janet Orion: DIY Natural Healing & Kinesiology

Dr. Janet Orion is a Natural Medicine Woman and Healthy Lifestyle Coach who specializes in healing pain through kinesiology, which is the study of the human body’s movement and performance. Anyone can learn how to use kinesiology and muscle testing for their own self-care, health, and wellbeing – and Dr. Janet will tell you how! Want to work with Dr. Orion? Dr. Orion helps people discover the specific lifestyle medicines, resources, ideas, and strategies that match their circumstances,...


#042 – Live from The Gallery Montecito w/ Bobbi Bennett: Art, Wine, & Trivia

This episode is a little different than usual. I recorded ‘live’ from the Gallery Montecito a couple of months ago, at an event I co-hosted with Bobbi Bennett. We had a blast, it was PACKED, and we gave away tons of shirts to the JFA contest winners! You’ll hear a compilation of really cool clips from some people who were at the event, mixed with my own thoughts. Contest Questions & Answers Would you have gotten every question right? Find out! Questions: Napoleon Hill authored a 200 page...


#041 – Katherine Spiers: Food Anthropology & The Smart Mouth Podcast

This week we have a baller guest for you: Katherine Spiers, Host and Creator of the Smart Mouth Podcast, a food history podcast where she talks to some of her favorite people about their favorite food. This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite supplement company because they use only organic and sustainable ingredients in ALL of their supplements, the products forking work, and who doesn’t love sexy packaging, right? I am so excited for you all to experience Ora Organic for...


#040 – Kristian Cosentino: The Positive Mindset Behind Some of San Francisco’s Most Interesting Bars and Restaurants

Today we toast to focusing on and maintaining positivity in everything we do! Kristian Cosentino is the owner of two San Francisco bars, Dirty Water and The Rusted Mule. Dirty Water is a high-end bar and restaurant located in the lobby of Twitter’s HQ, and The Rusted Mule is a cocktail lounge with a unique steampunk aesthetic. Kristian is also working on a new project, Le Plonc, in which he plans to make wine just as accessible as beer. This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite...


#039 – Alan Tardi: All About Prosecco: DOCG, DOC, & More

It’s December, so it’s the perfect time to talk about Prosecco – and there’s no better person to talk to about this bubbly treat than Alan Tardi (who you may remember from our bonus episode on National Champagne Day). The world of Prosecco isn’t quite as well known as Champagne – yet – but that doesn’t negate the quality, deliciousness, or history of this delectable drink. This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite supplement company because they use only organic and sustainable...


#038 – Michael Schibel: #TravelWithMeaning

Today we toast to a life filled with extraordinary adventures, friendships, love, unique experiences, open roads, and incredible sunsets! Michael Schibel is the Founder of both The Schibel Group and Travel With Meaning, and he has a wonderful story to share that will take us on an adventure all around his world. You can expect tips and tools on travel, and some juicy tales never told before. A little bit more about Michael’s businesses: The Schibel Group works with brands and talent...


#037 – Dennis Oakley: The Forking Great Story Behind The Original BarBack™ Tool

Dennis Oakley is the inventor, founder, creator, and patent holder of The Original BarBack™ Tool, an elegant multi function tool for kitchens and bars. This nifty little tool isn’t just for bartenders – it’s perfect for anyone who likes to make a good drink, and it’s forking convenient on my boat. We dive into not just the tool, but also mindset, personal development, and what it takes to achieve a goal. Want to get your own BarBack Tool? Go to originalbarback.com and use the coupon code...


#036 – Annie Patterson: A Server’s Perspective + Preparing to be a Sommelier

Today we’re sharing a super important but under-appreciated perspective: your server’s. Annie Patterson joins us to discuss the knowledge, focus, and mental toughness it takes to keep a smile on and provide the top-notch service that everybody deserves when they go into a restaurant. And, of course, we talk about wine! This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite supplement company because they use only organic and sustainable ingredients in ALL of their supplements, the products...


#035 – Farley Elliott: A Brief History of Los Angeles Street Food

Today’s guest grew up in a town so small that he had to travel 20 minutes to the nearest “big” town to eat at late-night Denny’s with his friends Now, Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor for Eater Mag in LA and author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. How he got there, and what he’s done along the way, is incredible. A lot of things have changed throughout the years, but some things remain the same – there probably wasn’t a taco or avocado in sight at...


#034 – Chef Chris Hill: Crush Your Career in the Kitchen & Online

Chef Chris Hill returns for another forking delicious episode! In episode 20, Chris discussed the biggest challenges in the food industry and his book, Making the Cut: What Separates the Best From the Rest. Today we dig into Chris’ next book, Crush Your Career: A Proven Path to Sustainability in the Kitchen. This episode is sponsored by Ora Organic, my favorite supplement company because they use only organic and sustainable ingredients in ALL of their supplements, the products forking...


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