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Dean Fearing “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-20-18 December 24, 2018

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Dean of top chefs is “better than A1”

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Jim White and Dean Fearing

I chuckle everytime I think about Chef Dean Fearing’s tongue in cheek description of one of his spot-on delicious, new finishing sauces: Called D1.  “It’s better than A1!” quips the legendary father of Southwestern Cuisine as he glazes a pan roasted chicken breast with the sauce (it and a campanion line of finishing sauces are available at all Central Market locations in Texas and through the Fearing’s website).  It’s a comparison that might be applied to the cuisine created by the famous and affable chef: flavors better than the standard brands; with high quality food that appeals to a wide variety of tastes without becoming mainstream mediocre.  Dean is riding high into his 12th year of operation of namesake Fearing’s in the plush Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas, and is sanguine about his legacy from the Mansion on Turtle Creek years, and those heady “Gang of Five” days in the 80’s when he, Robert Del Grande, Stephan Pyles, Anne Lindsey Greer (Anne McCann), and Avner Samuel banded together to rustle up some larrapin Southwestern style grub. Check out our conversation with one of the most likeable people you’ll ever meet on the latest edition of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  You can also see Dean prepare the aforementioned pan roasted chicken breast when you visit the VOKAL site (“KISS Cooking-keep it simple and straightforward”).  Welcome to the program devoted to introducing you to the people behind the flavors you love.  Watch or listen on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, of course, always here on WineandDineDFW.com.  And, remember. If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Nikky Phinyawatana-Asian Mint “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 12-13-18 December 13, 2018

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Savoring EnjoyMint

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Jim White and Nikky Phinyawatana

Nikky Phinyawatana and her team at Asian Mint-and offspring EnjoyMint-have enjoyed rousing success with their fresh and fun approach to Asian fusion cuisine.  They have popularized sophisticated Thai food and made it accessbile to a broader audience than ever before in Dallas-Fort Worth.  At the heart of everything is, well, her heart.  And, a desire to help, give back, mentor, and provide enjoyment for as many people as she can.  Meet “Chef Nikky”, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and teacher on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  It’s the program devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Watch or listen to our show on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anyone asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

Christy Rost “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 11-15-18 November 15, 2018

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Gracious living everyday

Jim and ChristyChristy Rost exudes excitement in living her gracious life.  Her spacious, historic home in Breckenridge, Colorado, “Swan’s Nest” is a reflection of the style and charm Christy is certain we can add to our life with just a little thought and planning.  Her latest book Celebrating Home-A Handbook for Gracious Living is a guide to help us create “memorable occasions” instead of the run of the mill events we all too often attend or host, unfortunately.  Christy is a celebrated author and PBS program host whose festive and nostalgic holiday special A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving is the perfect balm for the seasonal blahs.  She joins us this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” to offer lots of entertaining and cooking tips to make your occasions memorable.  Join us on the program devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the flavors you love.  Watch or listen to our show on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em reservations!

Joanne Bondy-Stocks and Bondy “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 11-01-18 November 1, 2018

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Stock tip you can count on

Joanne and JimChef Joanne Bondy believes that not all stocks are created equal.  Her wonderful shop Stocks and Bondy in the Dallas Farmers Market offers you (and untold numbers of chefs) the opportunity to buy the freshest, most nutritious, and best tasting stocks and broth you’ve likely ever tasted.  She joins us on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Her commitment to quality is inspiring.  Her grateful appreciation of life and kindness makes her one of the most beloved people I know.  And, she is one of the most talented chefs you’ll ever meet.  Find out more about all the delicious possibilities you’ll find when you stop by her cozy corner of the world.  This is one stock you’ll be glad you bought.  Guest Gourmet Christy Rost has some delightful holiday entertaining and recipes to share on the program, too. Watch or listen to all of our episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  It’s the program devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the flavors you love.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Bud Kennedy “Wining and Dining with Jim White”10-18-18 October 18, 2018

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Covering the “Eats Beat”

BudBud Kennedy is one of America’s most talented journalists.  We’re lucky he calls Dallas-Fort Worth home.  He’s been a star columnist and political reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for 30 years.  His wildly popular (and entertaining) “Eats Beat” column sings the praises far and wide of the Fort Worth and Tarrant County dining scene.  It’s a delightful reunion for us as Bud joins me on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  For a decade, Bud was a part of my “KRLD Restaurant Show”.  He brought us great restaurant tips almost every week.  He borrowed a phrase from legendary sports writer Dan Jenkins and brought us one of the most popular features we ever presented on the radio:  “The Brown Food Bowl” each Super Bowl Sunday.  Mr. Jenkins surmised that the best food in Texas is “either brown or white”-meaning, of course, barbecue, chili, steaks, hamburgers, fried chicken, etc. (brown food), and mashed potatoes, gravy, and Mrs. Baird’s Bread (white food).  I’m eternally grateful to Bud for suggesting the idea, and even more so that he co-hosted the “Brown Food Bowl” every year with me, live on 1080 am.  Back in the day we took all your calls and suggestions for your favorite brown food.  On this week’s show, we’ll talk about some of the old favorites, new favorites, and foods of many colors!  Who knows?  It might even be the impetus that gets Bud back in the studio with me more often.  I sure hope so.  And, I hope you enjoy the show.  Watch or listen on VOKAL Media, YouTube, Vimeo, or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Janice Provost-Parigi “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 10-11-18 October 11, 2018

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Delicious in any language

Jim, Janice and Bud

Jim White welcomes Janice Provost and Bud Kennedy

Parigi is the Italian word for Paris.  It’s also a longtime foodie favorite restaurant in Dallas operated by Chef Janice Provost (who just happens to love all things French,and especially Paris).  Janice is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Find out how she put herself in a position to succeed with the restaurant.  First, though, she had to learn how to be a chef (El Centro took care of that).  Join us for the rest of the story on the program devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the flavors you love.  Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is back with us as “Guest Gourmet”, and he has more tips from his famous “Eats Beat” column.  Watch or listen to our show on VOKAL Media, YouTube, Vimeo or iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em, reservations!

Hamish Clark-Saint Clair Family Estates “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 9-28-18 September 28, 2018

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New Zealand winemaking at its best

Hamish Clark Saint ClairHamish Clark, senior winemaker, for Saint Clair Family Estate in New Zealand is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  This hail-fellow-well-met, and former scientific investigator in the UK (their equivalent of our CSI), has enjoyed making one of New Zealand’s premier Sauvignon Blancs for over 20 years (along with a host of other great wines in the Saint Clair portfolio).  Get his take on the evolution of the wine industry in New Zealand, with a specific focus on his winemaking region in Marlborough on this week’s episode.  Many years ago, another winemaker told me that New Zealand was a “bottle of wine and three movies away from the states, or if you prefer, a movie and three bottles of wine”.  Join us as Hamish Clark brings New Zealand much closer on your favorite digital device.  Welcome to the program devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybodys asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Nick Barclay “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 09-06-18 September 6, 2018

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Stateside Cornwall calling

Nick BarclayNick Barclay is one of the most popular chefs in Dallas-Fort Worth fine dining history.  You may not know his name, though, unless you were here in the 80’s and 90’s.  Find out what the gregarious Englishman is up to these days this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  Spoiler alert:  Nick and his wife Kelli returned to Nick’s native soil to raise their children and run a seaside lodge and restaurant in Cornwall.  Fast forward 20 years and they’re back in Texas and operating their new restaurant Fish & Fizz in Richardson (smile if you love fish and chips, Bubble and Squeak, and all those wonderful UK dishes to which Nick introduced us at Barclay’s back in the day).  We’ve got great stories from Nick, plus he shows you how to make Bubble and Squeak, and we welcome “Guest Gourmet” Steven Doyle to the program from CRAVEDFW.com.  Get the skinny on the people who make the eats and drinks you love every week on “”Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  See or listen to all our episodes on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo and iTunes.  And remember, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em, reservations!

Paula Lambert “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 08-30-18 August 30, 2018

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Say cheese!

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Vicki Briley-White and Paula Lambert

Or formaggio, if you prefer, in Paula Lambert’s case.  The founder of the Mozzarella Company and Dallas dining and travel doyenne is our guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com.  For thirty plus years she’s been collaborating with the top celebrity chefs  and heralding cheese appreciation throughout the world.  Now, in addition to running her successful company, she is taking people on exclusive culinary tours throughout Europe.  Find out what’s on Paula’s itenerary, and how you can join her, and the fascinating story behind the little cheese company that could on this week’s episode.  Welcome to the digital TV program and podcast that’s devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our episodes on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em reservations!

Meaders Ozarow Empire Baking “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 08-23-18 August 23, 2018

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Baking the best

Paula, Jim and MeadersIf you love the bread when you dine out in Dallas chances are you’re eating product from Empire Baking Company.  Owner Meaders Ozarow joins us to talk about how she and her husband Robert maintain traditional methods of baking while operating 24 hours a day to service the needs of their restaurant partners.  “Guest Gourmet” Paula Lambert from Mozzarella Company returns to join in the conversation with Meaders, her frequent sampling partner at numerous Dallas food events.  And, we get part 2 of Vicki Briley-White’s insightful conversation with wine legend Bob Levy from Harlan Estate on “Vicki Uncorked”, about the wines he and his wife Martha are delivering from Levy & McClellan.  Join us for the digital TV program and podcast devoted to introducing you to the people who create the flavors you love:  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com, YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

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