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Tony Street “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 1-18-18 January 18, 2018

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In fine family form

Tony Street

Jim White and Tony Street

Tony Street, chef and owner of Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, is this week’s guest on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com. Food is the family business.  Almost everyone in the Street family is involved with the restaurant industry.  Tony is the only chef, though.  It all started with his grandpa Snookie.  Tony’s uncle, restaurant icon Gene Street, gave Tony his first real restaurant job cooking at the original Black Eyed Pea, back when he was 12.  Years of training with fine French and Italian chefs, and international culinary stints followed.  The versatile restaurateur has successfully operated his West End steakhouse for over 20 years, and has recently partnered with Uncle Gene again to open Street’s Fine Chicken.  Hear great stories about a life and a family built around good cookin’ (as Uncle Gene says, “Everybody Eats!”).   It’s the podcast devoted to introducing you to the men and women who make the eats and drinks you love.  Thanks for checking us out.  Catch all of our shows on VOKALnow.com and on iTunes.  And remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Jeff Kunde-Kunde Family Winery “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 01-11-18 January 11, 2018

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Innovate; respect heritage

Jenna Kunde, Jim White, Jeff Kunde

Jenna Kunde, Jim White and Jeff Kunde

Innovation and heritage are words to live by for Jeff Kunde, chairman of Kunde Family Winery, this week’s guest on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  For over a century, Jeff’s family has grown grapes and made wine in Sonoma.  He talks about the importance of sustainability as “an on-going process”, not just a means to an end.  You’ve probably seen the Kunde estate in movies and big time TV commercials (Jeff will refresh your memory).  It’s a beautiful place to visit, and Jeff extends a hearty Kunde Family welcome to you.  He even shares the family’s favorite wine toast with you (a secret ritual that was used in pre World War II Germany to identify undercover Gestapo agents).  Mystery, intrigue, and great wine tasting ahead!  Join us on the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em reservations!

Paula Lambert “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-28-17 December 28, 2017

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Bella formaggio

Stephan and Paula

Good friends Stephan Pyles and Paula Lambert in the 80’s and today

Cheesemonger Paula Lambert, Dallas’ divine lady of hospitality, and celebrated owner of The Mozzarella Company is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  After more than three decades, her “little factory that could” still produces creamy, delicious mozzarella cheese (and other types too), made by hand in the old world style Paula learned from masters in Italy.  In today’s episode, hear stories about how she turned her little Deep Ellum business into the go to supplier for the celebrity chefs who created Southwest Cuisine, and how they helped her decide what flavors to use.  Humor and charm are part and parcel of Paula’s personality.  Find out how she used her powers of persuasion to avert an urban landscaping plan that would have chopped down a beloved tree outside her business. Paula also takes us along on her latest adventure:  Conducting culinary journeys to Italy, and tells you how you can join her.  Enjoy a delicious conversation with Paula Lambert, on the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all our episodes on VOKAL or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Steve DeShazo “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-21-17 December 21, 2017

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To train and to serve

Steve DeShazo 2Steve DeShazo is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Steve is director of the Food and Hospitality Institute at El Centro College.  The venerable program, operated by Dallas County Community College District, trains the chefs of tomorrow, today.  Some of the top chefs in Dallas-Fort Worth (and beyond) have graduated from the program.  On today’s episode Steve talks about his mission to “enhance and expand the program”, and to help people “find a career in a profession they love”.  To say that Steve is passionate about his job is an understatement.  Dig in to the conversation.  You’ll enjoy meeting Steve.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our shows on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Darren McGrady “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-14-17 December 14, 2017

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Dining Royally

Jim White and Darren McGrady

Jim White and Darren McGrady

Darren McGrady, AKA “The Royal Chef”, is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  The chef to Her Majesty the Queen, and to Her Royal Highness Princess Diana, reveals how he “got from the Palace to Dallas”; what those royal, lovable boys of Diana liked to snack on; and just in case a sous vide machine is in your Christmas stocking, Darren gives you some great chef tips on how to use it.  Tune-in for this is and so much more from a culinary treasure on this week’s episode.  It’s the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our shows on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Tiffany Derry “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-07-17 December 7, 2017

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The will to win

Tiffany Derry and Jim White

Tiffany Derry and Jim White

Chef Tiffany Derry guest stars this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL now.com.  Spend a few minutes with her and you’ll understand how her tendency to be engaged, enthusiastic and energetic propel her to be the best she can be every minute, every day.  Her big splash on “Top Chef” opened the door to a flourishing TV career that continues with “Top Chef Junior” (among other productions).  On our show today, find out how she almost blew-off the “Top Chef” call.  Hear about the cool niche food hall in Uptown where The Cupboard by Tiffany Derry rocks daily.  And all about  the MOAFH (mother of all food halls), Legacy Halllaunching in the next week or so,  featuring her Roots Chicken Shack–yes, kids you can get her scrumptious duck fat fried chicken recipes there!  She talks about her love of sports, her desire to contribute to the world and help others, and of course, her passion:  cooking, and why she’s no longer reluctant to claim her Southern heritage professionally.  Thanks for joining us on the podcast devoted to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Julian Barsotti “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 11-30-17 November 30, 2017

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That’s amore!

 

Julian Barsotti is a bustle of energy and passion.  Just the qualities the talented young chef, restaurant owner and father of three requires to keep all his spinning plates (or hand made dough) airborne.  His effervescent and wildly popular Nonna is celebrating 10 years winning hearts and appetites.  Carbone’s and Sprezza are tantalizing Italian food lovers with different flavor profiles, and he’s about to open an “old school” New York inspired “red sauce joint” named Fachini in Highland Park Village as part of a very creative partnership with Nick Badovinus.   Dig in.  The conversation with “Jules” is fun.  Buon appetito!   “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKALnow.com and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

 

Alamos and Don Miguel Gascon Wines “Wining and Dining with Jim White” November 16, 2017

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Magical Mendoza Malbec

Tatiana and Jim

Tatiana Nessier and Jim White

Take a tasting excursion with us to Argentina and meet two of the friendliest wine pros around on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Sevy’s restaurant was the backdrop as we tasted Mendoza’s nectar of the gods, Malbec from Alamos Wines and Don Miguel Gascon.  Tatiana Nessier may have the best job in the world as a high-flying, fun loving brand ambassador for the high altitude wines of Alamos.  Winemaker Matias Ciciani from Don Miguel Gascon is the third generation of winemakers in his family and literally was born a block away from the winery where he works today!  Find out about the joyous Argentine cultural celebration of wine and foods called Asado, and discover some delicious wines.  It’s on the program devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the flavors you love.  Check out all our episodes on

Matias and Jim

Matias Ciciani, Gascon winemaker

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Tom Fleming “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 11-09-17 November 9, 2017

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Top o’ the morning to you

 

Jim White and Tom Fleming

Jim White and Chef Tom Fleming

Tom Fleming is our guest this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL. Tom agrees with Auguste Escoffier’s judgment that the egg is the most difficult food to cook correctly.  As a classically trained chef, Fleming is serious not only about the egg, but every other ingredient (mostly made from scratch) he serves for breakfast and lunch at his Crossroads Diner.  It’s the quintessential family operation that he and wife Karen run with a little help from their daughters (when they’re not in school).  It’s their “Plan B”, as Tom calls it, in case his bright young ladies ever need a fallback career opportunity.  Someone’s been cooking (seriously if not professionally) in Tom’s family for almost a century.  Find out how Tom was introduced to the craft, how he faced his personal crossroads, and his views on how the Dallas-Fort Worth dining scene has changed since he arrived here 20 years ago from Chicago, fresh off a James Beard “Best New Restaurant” win.  It’s the podcast devoted to the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all of our episodes on iTunes and at VOKALnow.com.

 

And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em RESERVATIONS! 

Sonny Pache “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 11-02-17 November 2, 2017

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Power Dining maestro

Sonny Pache and Jim White

Jim White and chef Sonny Pache

Sonny Pache, executive chef of Ocean Prime in Dallas, joins us on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  Find out why Sonny’s colleagues affectionately refer to him as “Kung Fu Panda” in the kitchen, and how his agile footwork, determination, and talent took him from high school football player, to business major in college, to executive chef (in 8 months) for one of America’s top independent restaurant companies (Cameron Mitchell Restaurants).  It’s the podcast devoted to bringing you stories about the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  You can catch all of our episodes on iTunes and on VOKALnow.com.  Remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em reservations!

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