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“Chef’s Special”: A Traveling Chef that Brings the Comforts of Home Through Southern Style Food

Chef’s Coast to Coast is highlighting a past favorite interview on this week’s episode. The “Chef’s Special,” typically a dish that uses the season’s best ingredients, is our version of bringing to light the stories of chefs that really spoke to us. Chef Darnell Reed talks about his biggest influence…
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Jessi Zabarsky’s Comics are like Cutie Comfort Food for Your Eyes and Heart

If you like animals, food and cute things, then you are going to love Jessi Zabarsky's comics! Influenced by her artist parents, she became exposed to comics such as The Adventures of Tintin and Calvin and Hobbes at a very young age.  She was just 12 years old when she…
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Get Insta-Likes for Your Foodie Pics with Mira Zaki’s Pro Tips

Full disclosure: If you are a foodie creative that wants to learn how to take the best food pics for your Instagram feed, you NEED to listen to our latest episode with Mira Zaki. Obsessed with taking Polaroids as kid, Mira received a degree in Commercial Advertising Photography with her…
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Cristina Hendrickson Creates Divine Treats for Primehouse

Cristina Hendrickson is an Executive Pastry Chef at Primehouse, the #1 Steakhouse in Chicago voted by Chicago magazine. Working alongside James Beard nominated chefs to landing her prestigious role at Primeshouse, Cristina found baking to be her calling from an early age. Learning how to bake from her mother and grandmother,…
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“Chef’s Special”: Ron Swanson Inspired Brunch

Chef’s Coast to Coast is highlighting a past favorite interview on this week’s episode. The “Chef’s Special,” typically a dish that uses the season’s best ingredients, is our version of bringing to light the stories of chefs that really spoke to us. I chatted with Ricky, co-founder of Whisk Chicago,…
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Spoken Cafe Has a Carefully Crafted Bespoke Menu

Will Goodwin, owner of Spoken Café, is a self-proclaimed “handyman” who once went to school for architecture but then found himself in the coffee/café world.  A New Orleans transplant, his penchant for big and bold flavors come through in his menu.  Will worked at Spoken Café when it was originally…
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“Chef’s Special”: Chef’s Coast to Coast Favorites of 2016

Chef's Coast to Coast is highlighting a past favorite interview on this week's episode. The "Chef's Special," typically a dish that uses the season's best ingredients, is our version of bringing to light the stories of chefs that really spoke to us.    This week’s episode features Chef Joey Celmer…
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A Traveling Chef that Brings the Comforts of Home Through Southern Style Food

For our first episode of 2017, Chef Darnell Reed talks about his biggest influence on his cooking career, his great grandmother, Luella, for whom he credits his recipes and restaurant namesake- Luella’s Southern Kitchen.  Having been in the industry for over 18 years, traveling the world and working in many…
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