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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!

 

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!

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!

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!

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