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Nikky Phinyawatana “Wining and Dining with Jim White” October 12, 2017

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Feeding heart and soul

Nikky Phinyawatana

Nikky Phinyawatana and Jim White

Nikky Phinyawatana owner of Asian Mint is our special guest on this week’s “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  The proprietor of Dallas’ popular Asian fusion restaurants believes in giving back for all she has received.  You’ll love Nikky’s upbeat attitude and hearing about her unique upbringing.  It’s the podcast devoted to bringing you stories about the women and men who create the flavors you savor.  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!

Omar Flores “Wining and Dining with Jim White” September 28, 2017

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

Omar Flores and Jim WhiteTo get to Whistle Britches of course!  Chef Omar Flores guest stars on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  This week’s episode traces the young chef’s career from his family’s restaurants in El Paso and Chicago, to his training at the Culinary Institute, onto those heady days at 5 Star Abacus, and his rapid ascension as a restaurateur with Driftwood and Casa Rubia.  He’s working on expanding his chicken empire with new locations of Whistle Britches on the way (and he explains what Whistle Britches means in case you don’t know).  His family will also be expanding soon, too.  Check it out as Omar slows his 24×7 break neck pace for a while to visit with us on the podcast devoted to bringing you the stories about the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all our shows on iTunes and on VOKALnow.com.  Bon appétit. Remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em RESERVATIONS!  

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Kent Rathbun “Wining and Dining with Jim White” September 21, 2017

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Indomitable human spirit

Kent Rathbun and Jim White

Jim White joins Kent Rathbun in his kitchen at home.

Celebrity chef Kent Rathbun is our guest this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  Join us on VOKAL for the latest episode of the podcast devoted to the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  No doubt you’ve heard the old saying “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”.  The message inspires wonderful lessons like humility, gratitude, and acceptance.  It comes to mind as I consider the rough patch Kent Rathbun and his family have been through over the last year.  Consider these predicaments:  Your association with the restaurant and the business that brought you fame and fortune is finished;  torn asunder and still in litigation-even the use of your own name and likeness under challenge.  Then, within a short time, you suffer a near fatal accident on a family vacation, a lengthy hospital stay, and months of physical therapy (ongoing).  These are things that might knock a man down and make him not want to get back up.  Ah, but not Kent Rathbun.  Find out what he’s doing to write the next chapter in his life on today’s podcast, which could be subtitled:  “Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly”.   Catch all of our podcasts on iTunes and on Vokalnow.com.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Nick Badovinus “Wining and Dining with Jim White” September 14, 2017

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FULL speed ahead

Nick BadovinusDynamic chef and restaurateur Nick Badovinus guest stars on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” this week on VOKAL.  Nick appears to operate on two speeds:  faster and fastest!  The seemingly indefatigable owner of Neighborhood Services, Town Hearth, Montlake Cut, and Off-Site Kitchen, takes us back to his early days in the Pacific Northwest and how they set the stage for his success in Dallas.  Join us for the podcast devoted to bringing you the stories about 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!

Joel Peterson Part 2 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” September 7, 2017

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Let there be Zinfandel!

visit_DailyTastingsJoin us for Part 2 of our luncheon conversation with Joel Peterson from Ravenswood Winery on VOKAL.  Joel traces the origins of Zinfandel and highlights some new projects that are a culmination of his storied and colorful career in the California wine business.  Share a toast with “The godfather of Zin” on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  It’s the podcast devoted to bringing you the stories about the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  Catch all our shows on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em reservations!

 

 

 

Joel Peterson Part 1 “Wining and Dining with Jim White” August 31, 2017

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Quoth the raven evermore

Joel Peterson

Joel Peterson Ravenswood Winery

Join us for lunch, a leisurely wine tasting, and a free-wheeling conversation with legendary winemaker Joel Petersonthe “Godfather of Zin”, from Ravenswood Winery. Welcome to  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  In part one, enjoy tasting notes and reflections from Joel on some of his viticultural “children” and great stories from the vineyards.  He also takes us on a tour of Croatia (worthy of Rick Steves), as he and Jancis Robinson explore the region’s wines, and the true origin of Zinfandel.  It’s the podcast devoted to bringing Ravenswood Wineryyou the stories about the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  À votre santé!

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Dotty Griffith “Wining and Dining with Jim White” August 24, 2017

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All around Texas woman

Dotty GriffithSpend some time with Dotty Griffith on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  Dotty has worn many hats through the years:  award winning journalist for The Dallas Morning News, cookbook author, and educator.   She’s likely to don a cowboy hat, too, especially when she’s helping charitable causes like EQuest.  She considers herself an “international citizen of the food world firmly rooted in Texas”.  We get a chance to talk to her about her new cookbook (her ninth) coming this fall–The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook, Tortilla Press Bookher days as Food Editor and Restaurant Critic in Dallas, and her new endeavor as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas teaching a course she designed on culinary journalism.  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the women and men who conjure up the flavors you love.  Catch all our episodes on VOKAL and on iTunes.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

Marcus Paslay “Wining and Dining with Jim White” August 17, 2017

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Small saucers, big servings

Marcus Paslay and Jim White

Chef Marcus Paslay and Jim White

Chef Marcus Paslay is spinning plates, so to speak. He operates two successful Fort Worth restaurants, Clay Pigeon and Piattello Italian Kitchen (both affectionately named for the flying targets he loves to shoot), and manages to balance his family’s interest with the growing business.  We sat down with the affable chefpreneur for this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  “Good food, well prepared feeds my soul”, says Marcus, who started his career in the restaurant industry as a “working tourist”.  “Tune in” to hear about his journeys, and his sage advice for aspiring chefs and restaurateurs.  Welcome to the podcast devoted to introducing you to the likes, loves and life of the men and women behind the eats and drinks you love.  You can subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes.  Please remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

Dean Fearing “Wining and Dining with Jim White” August 10, 2017

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Singin’ a sweet savory song

Jim White and Dean FearingWorld famous chef Dean Fearing is one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.  His heralded eponymous restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is sublime, and doing great business.  He continues to explore and refine his elevated American cuisine.  But, if he had ventured down the road that beckoned in his youth, you might never have been greeted by him at Fearing’s or The Mansion on Turtle Creek.  Or, any other restaurant for that matter. What?!?  No Lobster Tacos?  No Tortilla Soup? No Antelope on Coriander/Smoked Pepita Pesto?  Find out what we’re talking about as Dean joins us on today’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  It’s the podcast devoted to bringing you life stories behind the men and women who create the flavors you love.  Catch all our conversations with top chefs and winemakers on VOKALnow.com and on iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner….tell ’em, reservations!

Katherine Clapner “Wining and Dining with Jim White” August 3, 2017

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Life is uncertain.  Have chocolate first!

Katherine Clapner and Jim White

Katherine Clapner with Jim White at Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Renowned pastry chef Katherine Clapner is this week’s special guest on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  Her labor of love, Dude, Sweet Chocolate, is bustling and she is developing new products for her Dallas based business.  On today’s episode, Katherine tells Jim how “Dude” came about, discusses highlights and lowlights with some famous chefs with whom she’s worked, and takes you on a magical tour of flavors in her Bishop Arts chocolate shop.  “Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to bringing you the stories about the people who make the eats and drinks you love.  You can also hear our program on iTunes.  Until next time, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em, reservations!

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