Episode 180

Small Bites Radio

Jul 24 2023 • 2 hrs 40 mins

D and L Coffee Service Inc. presents Small Bites Radio the #1 listed “Food Radio show Philadelphia” and #1 listed “Food Radio show South Jersey”. Stay tuned for the link of our newest episode with a fantastic lineup! #SmallBitesRadio has been named #14 out of the Top 30 Best Hospitality Shows on the planet for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, #23 Top Philadelphia Lifestyle Influencer in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and nominated by Metro Philly Newspaper as 2022’s Best of Philly Arts & Entertainment.

We had a fantastic conversation with Ryan Mitchell at 01:05:50 of episode, the son of Ed Mitchell known as ‘The Pitmaster’ in barbecue circles. The-Pitmaster-ED-Mitchell has been cooking whole-hog barbecue the traditional way since he was a teenager in Wilson, North Carolina. Ryan Mitchell, Ed’s only son, serves as the business savvy brain behind his father’s brand and we chat about the newly released cookbook ‘Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque: Celebrating the Eastern North Carolina Whole Hog Barbeque of my African American Ancestors’ published by Ecco. This book is a celebration of the history and tradition of whole-hog barbeque from the “most famous” pitmaster in North Carolina. Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque is filled with delicious and essential recipes honed over decades. And, of course, there is the barbeque—mouth-watering baby back ribs, smoked pork chops, backyard brisket, and barbequed chicken—all paired with lively and warmly told stories from the Mitchell family. Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque is rich with the history of Wilson, North Carolina, and yet promises to bring barbeque to the next level that you can see at ThePreserveBBQ by LMhospitality, and you can order their sauces TrueMadeFoods from Goldbelly as well.

All the way from the Land Down Under we were thrilled to talk to the Grill-Sisters at 06:45 of episode. They discussed their new cookbook ‘The Grill Sisters’ Guide to Legendary BBQ: 60 Irresistible Recipes that Guarantee Mouthwatering, Finger-Lickin' Results’ published by Page Street Publishing. Irene Sharp and Desi Longinidis are The Grill Sisters and have worked with hundreds of big brands around the world. They have appeared on Australian television, hosted the World Food Championships in Australia and are an ambassador for Australia’s Biggest BBQ retailer, Barbeques Galore. The Grill Sisters’ easy-to-follow recipes are just what the backyard chef ordered. Having competed alongside world-renowned BBQ experts and as brand ambassadors, these ladies know their way around a grill. They walk you through setting up your grilling equipment, the art of using wood chips and cooking your meat to the perfect temperature, along with all the best ways to prepare food on your grill―searing, basting, smoking and more.

New Jersey isn’t normally mentioned as a hotbed of the BBQ scene nationally, but Steve Raab at 02:18:35 of episode the co-owner Local Smoke BBQ and his team are working hard to change that mentality. With over 135 awards, they have had the honor of winning 5 New Jersey State Championship titles and 1 World Championship Turkey Title in 2020. Highlights include 1st in Ribs against 488 teams at the American Royal in Kansas City (AKA the World Series of BBQ) and 1st place in Brisket at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, GA. To capture the essence of true BBQ, Local Smoke BBQ slow-smokes all meat with a combination of sugar maple and cherry woods and their award-winning BBQ is inspired by the authentic BBQ served up at these competitions throughout the country and they invite you to visit them at one of their many Local Smoke BBQ locations. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Are you or do you know an Egg Head? Chris Sussman, a.k.a, theBBQBuddha at 28:55 of episode is a founding member of the BGE Team Green, a group of individuals cooking for and representing Big Green Egg® at events and festivals around the world. He has been featured in publications such as Maxim, Thrillist and the Huffington Post and we talked to him about his latest cookbook ‘The Ultimate Big Green Egg Cookbook: An Independent Guide: 100 Master Recipes for Perfect Smoking, Grilling and Baking’ published by Page Street Publishing. Get ready to take your BBQ from just alright to flat-out amazing with your Big Green Egg! Packed with 100 mouthwatering recipes and vibrant photography, this is the only book you’ll need to help you achieve that next-level flavor you’ve been searching for. His comprehensive recipe collection provides you with a reliable road map to cook any food you crave on your Egg―every possible smoked meat, comfort-food classics, flavor-packed veggies and even desserts.

Most BBQ competitions are tied in with County Fairs. As you know at these fairs there are many contests to award blue ribbons for the best of categories. Well if you have been to one of these you have probably seen lindaskeensblueribbon at 01:38:55 of episode walking away with most of the blue ribbons as she has won close to 2,000 of them. Linda is an Appalachian grandmother who’s been cooking for her loved ones and entering county fairs for decades, frequently taking home the highest honors. Linda Skeens gained sudden and widespread fame for winning dozens of ribbons at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair in the summer of 2022. At that Virginia Kentucky State Fair, Linda won first, second and third place for best cookies. She also swept all three awards for candy and for savory bread. And won the blue ribbon for cake, pie, brownie, sweet bread and best overall baked goods (that was strawberry fudge.) But it didn't end there. She won for canned tomatoes, canned corn, pickled peppers, sauerkraut, relish, spaghetti sauce and both jelly and jam. She practically won every award available all by herself!!!!! She joined us and talked about her debut cookbook being released Tuesday, August 1st called ‘Linda Skeens Blue Ribbon Kitchen: Recipes & Tips from America's Favorite County Fair Champion’ published by 83 Press  hoffmanmedia and is available now to preorder everywhere.

Last, but certainly not least we chatted with the Founders and Co-CEOs of TNT Spices, Norma and Trevor Timm at 01:52:55 of episode. TNT spices is a small, family-owned business that specializes in fresh, hand-crafted specialty barbecue rubs and hot sauces. They use only the finest ingredients, and take pride in their unique flavors. The rubs and sauces are perfect for any occasion, whether you're grilling, smoking, or cooking in the oven. Offering a wide variety of flavors to choose from, you're sure to find something you love. They also offer a variety of gift sets, so you can give the gift of a great barbecue to your friends and family. They're committed to providing their customers with the best possible products and services. They hope you'll give our rubs and sauces a try and are confident you'll love them. Some of the benefits of their products are that they are made with only the finest ingredients, unique flavors, perfect for any occasion, and are all made by hand and with love. You can visit https://www.tntspices.com/ which is their online store and save now during their summer sale!

You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! The Small Bites team consists of many segment producers and correspondents. Expect culinary tips and events from celebrity Chef Barbie Marshall who was awarded the title of Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light Magazine, Season 10 Hell’s Kitchen Finalist and appeared on Season 17 Hell’s Kitchen All Stars. You’ll be provided with latest food news and happenings from John Howard-Fusco who has been featured in the Courier-Post South Jersey (a Gannett newspaper), as a contributor for NJ Monthly Magazine, and a New York Times recognized blogger for Eating in South Jersey. The latest trends and food concepts from Chef Beth Esposito the Chef/Owner of Pink Garlic Private Events and Butcher’s Pantry in the Reading Terminal Market and has been spotlighted on The Rachael Ray Show, The Food Network programming, multiple appearances on Fox 29 Good Day, and many more television and radio outlets. Enjoy a funny joke from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, the former head writer for “The Howard Stern Show”. Last but not least we also have freelance writer William Knowles, the personality behind “Around Town” for Bluejeanfood.com doing coverage and blog posts about events.

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