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St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast
59 minutes | 3 days ago
138: Chris Ciarcia from the New Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria. Conversation about Quesa Birria Tacos and a Ketchup Shortage.
We interview Chris Ciarcia. He was the GM and sommelier at Annata for five years, and he is now opening his own place named Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria. They are in a 100-year old building on the first block ever built in St. Pete, and they will be serving Italian-inspired New American cuisine including homemade pasta and gelato, Creekstone Farms steaks and more. To start they will have 177 bottles of wine, including - 115 reds, 42 whites, 16 sparkling, four rosés with 73 available by the glass. There is also an optional membership with benefits including temperature controlled wine lockers. At the top of the show we'll talk about the quesa birria taco craze, and Ketchup shortage.
63 minutes | 10 days ago
137: Florida Food Expert Heather McPherson. News & Food from St. Pete Meat & Provisions
We interview Florida food expert Heather McPherson. She doesn't bill herself as a food expert, but that is what we are calling her after we found out how much she knows about farms, livestock, fish, and produce that has its origins in our state. A few interesting things we found out during this interview are that olives and blueberries love old citrus soil, Florida is in the top five cow producing states, and there is real sturgeon caviar being farmed in Florida. Who knew? Heather was the food critic and a food editor during her over 30-years with The Orlando Sentinel. She has authored three cookbooks, and co-hosted a radio talk show about food. Currently, she is the media relations and PR machine behind Chef Art Smith's Homecomin Florida Kitchen, Splitsville, and several other restaurants.
64 minutes | 17 days ago
136: ESPN & Fox Sports TV Personality, and Former TV Food Show Host, Rich Hollenberg
We interview Rich Hollenberg. Rich is a TV sports personality calling college basketball on ESPN, and the pre and post games on Fox Sports for The Rays. He is also a former TV food show host, and has cooked on live television with the likes of Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Cat Cora, Art Smith, Scott Conant, Michelle Bernstein, and Roy Yamaguchi amongst many others. Rich's first culinary lessons came from the late Tom Pritchard of Salt Rock Grill fame. At the top of the show we have Abby Allen with her modern, lighter recipe take on the classic Lobster Thermidor.
70 minutes | 24 days ago
135: Celebrity Chef to the Stars - Art Smith
We interview Celebrity Chef Art Smith. He has been Oprah's personal chef. He has cooked for the Obamas, Lady Gaga, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and many more celebrities. He owns several restaurants, and occasionally visits St. Pete. Some of the things you'll find out on this show are who Art's secret friend is in St. Pete that takes him around to local restaurants, and several other St. Pete locals that he is friends with. We'll find out who the one celebrity is that he hasn't cooked for but might want to, how he makes his grits, and a ton of more information. This entire hour-long episode is dedicated to Art Smith.
41 minutes | a month ago
134: Online Cooking Coach Chef Michal Kováč from The Czech Republic. Tik Tok's Feta Pasta and a Blind Soy Sauce Tasting.
We interview online cooking coach Chef Michal Kováč from The Czech Republic. We talk about the fine dining establishments he has worked in in London and Czech, as well as his personal one on one live coaching. At the top of the show we talk about Tik Tok's Feta Pasta craze and failures, and Kevin & Lori's blind soy sauce tasting. We try and compare Chinese, Japanese, and American made soy sauces.
42 minutes | a month ago
133: Maggie Prittie from Pritties Chocolates. We go to Greenstock for the Highest Quality Gourmet Salads for Lunch.
We interview Maggie Prittie from Prittie's Chocolates. You'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate, and didn't even know to ask about. Most importantly, the best, and healthiest chocolates have just four ingredients, and you won't find them at your chain super market. We also discuss a chocolate tasting we did with Maggie earlier. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
39 minutes | a month ago
132: Jason Gordon & Ashley Simmons from 727Prep, 3Rivets Catering & St. Pete Salmon. Recipe for Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Salad with Watercress & Crispy Rice.
We interview Jason Gordon & Ashley Simmons from 727Prep, 3Rivets Catering and St. Pete Salmon Co. Jason is an award winning chef that created spectacular menus for two different St. Pete eateries before starting his three new businesses. His philosophy is that anyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, should be able to eat good, healthy food. At the top of the show we have Abby Allen straight out of the St. Pete Foodies Test Kitchen with her recipe for Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Salad with Watercress & Crispy Rice.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
131: Ashley Haywood from Embrew Sweetened Artisan Tea Bags. Spicy Italian Sausage and Pasta from St. Pete Meat & Provisions.
We interview Ashley Haywood. She is the CEO and founder of Embrew Sweetened Artisan Tea Bags. They are the only tea bags in the world that have sweetener already added. They use the highest quality teas that are responsibly sourced, and have some great unique flavor combinations. After Ashley, we talk about the handmade spicy Italian sausage, and scratch made pasta dinner we made from St. Pete Meat & Provisions.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
130: Jim Pachence from Serious Foodie - Gourmet Sauces, Condiments, Rubs and Spices. Crazy Food News and Trends.
We interview Jim Pachence about how Serious Foodie explores the regional cuisines of the world and brings them to your kitchen with quick, easy, healthy sauces, spice rubs, recipes, and more. At the top of the show Kevin and Lori discuss how fried chicken sandwiches are all the rage, someone accidentally buying enough paprika to last until 2040, food companies lying about vanilla, Subway's alleged fake tuna, and a great story of how a dishwasher worked his way up to head chef at two prestigious local eateries.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
129: Chef Erik Youngs, Culinary Instructor, Podcaster, Owner of VooDoo Chef Sauces, Rubs, & Seasonings. The Best Steak We Ever Had!
We interview Chef Erik Youngs. We talk about his video podcast, his start in the business as a teenager, his work as a culinary instructor, and about his line of sauces, and rubs, VooDoo Chef. Part of VooDoo Chef proceeds go to funding culinary education. VooDoo Chef is also the official spices and rubs of Gasparilla. After Erik, we'll be raving about the best steak we ever had in our lives that we got at St. Pete Meat & Provisions.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
128: Jackie Eash, Sommelier & Beverage Director at Sea Salt St. Pete. Abby's Easy Recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo & Pasta with a Healthy Twist.
We interview Sea Salt St. Pete's Sommelier & Beverage Director, Jackie Eash. We talk about the wonderful wine pairing tasting dinner we recently had at Sea Salt. We discuss many wine topics, such as; how to pair wine with food, how and why did we go from Champagne flutes to drinking sparkling wine in white wine glasses, cliches we'd like to banish from the wine world, unusual pairings that work, what determines if a wine will age well, or not, and much more. The "cork dorks" will love this episode. At the top of the show we have Abby straight out of the St. Pete Foodies Test Kitchen with an easy, and delicious recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo with a healthy twist. The recipe discussion also has Kevin and Lori disagreeing on whether Banza Chick Pea pasta is like real pasta or not, and we also discuss how different, or the same Fra Diavolo is to Arrabbiata sauce. "Googling" it was mostly a waste of time with most of the information being wrong. We checked with one of the most well-known Italian chefs in town.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
127: Chef Jeffrey Jew on Lingr, His New Restaurant Opening in March. St. Louis Style Ribs from St. Pete Meat & Provisions.
We interview Chef Jeffrey Jew about Lingr, his new restaurant opening in March / April in downtown St. Petersburg. The eatery will provide a unique combination of Norwegian and Chinese cuisines. They will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. After chef, we talk about the incredible St. Louis Style Ribs we got from St. Pete Meat & Provisions. They provide restaurant quality meats, and other items for cooking at home. They have some hard-to-find cuts, and their meats come from local independent farms where the animals are humanely raised, free range, organic, and non-GMO.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
126: Rob Bowen & Jason Teabout - Owners of the Newest Downtown St. Pete Eatery: Social Roost.
We interview Rob Bowen & Jason Teabout. They are the owners of the latest restaurant to open in downtown St. Pete, Social Roost. They specialize in serving up amazing renditions of all types of chicken dishes from around the world from many diffrent cultures. At the top of the show we talk about Mexican oregano, the reality TV chef competition show "Hell's Kitchen", why Kevin says to NOT call him "Chef", and the over abundance of lobster in Australia.
54 minutes | 3 months ago
125: Jacob Linzey Interview
We interview the new co-owner of Annata Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Alto Mare Fish Bar, Jacob Linzey. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
124: David Benstock Interview
We interview David Benstock. He is the Co-Owner and Executive Chef of IL Ritorno, Greenstock, and St. Pete Meat & Provisions. At the top of the show we have Abby Allen with her new recipe for a slightly healthier version of Zuppa Toscana, and boy is it so delicious!
84 minutes | 4 months ago
123: Khristopher Johnson Interview
We interview the Co-Owner and Head Brewer of Green Bench Brewing, Khristopher Johnson. After the interview, we talk about our weekend lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
122: Shannon O'Malley, Brad Doyle Interview
We interview Shannon O'Malley and Brad Doyle from Brick Street Farms. Kevin and Lori discuss book "The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu".
63 minutes | 4 months ago
121: Kristen Hess Interview
We interview Kristen Hess from The Artful Gourmet. She has several degrees and certifications as a Food Stylist, Food Photographer, Food Writer, Recipe Creator, and Chef. She does work for large national brands, and local St. Pete food companies, and restaurants. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
73 minutes | 4 months ago
120: Fred Zammataro Interview
We interview Fred Zammataro, the COO and Executive Vice President of Schramsberg Vineyards in Napa Valley. They were originally founded in the 1800s, and their sparkling wines are one of the only served at The White House. We'll discuss how the Davies family revived the vineyard in the 1960s, President Nixon brought several cases to China in the 1970s, and fast-forward to the present, talking about the terrible fires in 2020. At the top of the show, we have an outtake of Nate Najar telling us about the oldest restaurant in London, Rule's, which was founded in the late 1700s.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
119: Russell Andrade Interview
We interview Russell Andrade, the owner of Avo's Kitchen. Avo's is the only Goan restaurant in all of the southeast U.S. It is a unique style of Indian cuisine in a fast-casual pop-up inside of Iberian Rooster. After the interview, we have lunch at Greenstock, which is a Chef-driven and ingredient-focused salad and wraps, fast casual eatery right in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
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