Today, I'm interviewing Matt Lokay, the self-taught grill master behind a successful Instagram account, California Grillin. Matt aspires to help others make their best barbecue by teaching in person workshops on both grilling and barbecue at his home in Temecula, California, and by displaying his grilling techniques on his Instagram account. Matt's been into live fire cooking for as far back as he can remember, and he's been innovating better ways to grill for more than a decade. His grilling skills started to go viral on his Instagram, where he's helped thousands of people perfect their backyard grilling skills. In this episode, Matt shares grilling techniques for various meats that you can put into practice right away, and the magic of reverse searing
Today, I'm interviewing K80 Jones, the creator of the Food Heroes Podcast. Before entering the food industry, K80 worked in wetland restorations. Seeing the change that she could make in the world and working in align with her values served as the catalyst for her own food journey, and is what has led her to work in the food industry. K80's love of science and her thirst for all things creative has allowed her to blossom, while working in the industry, and has allowed her to see that there are better ways to create food and give back to the causes we all care about. K80 is highly interested and deeply concerned about the social and environmental issues caused by food. On the Food Heroes Podcast, she asks guests from all corners of the culinary community to talk about the ways they are using food to solve problems to make the world a better, clearer, safer and tastier place.
Today I'm interviewing Traci Houston from The Gestational Diabetic, a blog that focuses on helping women navigate their pregnancies in a healthy and nutritious way. Traci is an Air Force veteran who realized nine years into her career that her true passion was in food. She left the military and enrolled in culinary school with the goal of opening a food truck. However, it was her experience with gestational diabetes during her pregnancy that truly shaped her culinary career, and it is the reason she founded her blog. The Gestational Diabetic had its first anniversary in April, and Traci has a cookbook and meal plan that were released this September. In this episode, we discuss Traci’s journey to becoming a chef, the creation of her blog from her experiences with gestational diabetes, and quick & easy ways that you can shop and cook healthier and easier!
Today I'm interviewing YouTube phenom Jen Phanomrat, the co-Founder of Just Eat Life and star of Just Jen on Tastemade TV. Together with her partner, Leo Samanamud, they create food, travel, and lifestyle videos to inspire their audience's hunger for life in and out of the kitchen. Jen is a self-taught cook, host, producer, editor, photographer, and food stylist who believes food and experiences should be approachable, enjoyable, and inspiring. With her playful and vibrant creations, Jen brings a blend of global influences from her culturally diverse hometown of Queens, New York along with her Filipino and Thai roots. This journey has taken her from stirring up cooking shows on Tastemade to hosting a travel series on the top of Machu Picchu. With every experience, she makes it her mission to just eat life with lots of humor and a hungry soul. In this episode, we talk about Jen’s wildly popular show on Tastemade – Just Jen, her journey to becoming a chef and food blogger, and a simple method for making creative dishes with what you already have in your refrigerator and pantry .
Today I'm interviewing Lisa Hatfield, the creator of Delicious Table, a food blog that is dedicated to helping home cooks by giving them every day, fresh, seasonal ingredient recipes along with holiday and party food ideas. With 25 years of professional culinary experience, Lisa is a pro at creating fun, festive recipes for busy people so, as she puts it, you look like a star chef in your own kitchen. In this episode, we talk about Lisa’s journey to becoming a food blogger, delicious dishes that you can incorporate in your menu starting tonight, and simple steps you can take in advance to host an unforgettable party.