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Vivian Aronson on Carrying Her Precious Pickle Jar on a Plane

Fri, 19 Aug 2022

Content creator Vivan Aronson, also known as @CookingBomb, talks about the first twenty-seven years of her life in Chengdu, China and the most memorable dishes she cooked with her grandmother who raised her. She talks about adjusting to life in the states and what soapy show she watched to learn conversational English. Vivian shares the reason she posted her first cooking video and how she manages and includes her four kids (or “circus” as she lovingly calls them) in the kitchen. She shares the handwritten fan letter that impacted her the most and the moment she knew she had gone viral. She talks about carefully maintaining her famous pickle brine and how she will celebrate its upcoming seventeenth birthday before listing some of her favorite things to pickle. Vivian shares the difficult process of writing a cookbook in her second language and why she decided to make dessert dumplings on Food Network’s TikTok Challenge. 

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Zoë François on the Baking Staple You Must Make Yourself

Fri, 12 Aug 2022

Pastry chef Zoë François reveals what it was like to grow up on a commune in the sixties and how formative the experience was to her personal food philosophy. She shares the lie her parents told her about raisins and the packaged snack that opened her eyes to a world of sweet possibilities. Zoë affectionately talks about the value of knowing where food comes from and the effort it takes to make it because of her childhood living on a commune and how that informs how she approaches her work today. She talks about the first few jobs she ever had and what she learned by starting her own cookie cart in college. Zoë shares how she became friends with Andrew Zimmern and the one thing he would always bring to lunch that was way before his time. She talks about working with Andrew and how he encouraged her to get into teaching, which she has now been doing for over two decades. Zoë shares her journey to the Magnolia Network with her show, Zoë Bakes, the baking mishaps she tends to observe the most, and her love for the culinary community of Minneapolis. She talks about being a guest judge on Silos Baking Competition and why it makes her super nervous. 

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Tabitha Brown On Finding Freedom & Feeding the Soul

Fri, 05 Aug 2022

Tabitha Brown talks about why she wanted to be considered “America’s Mom” and what the title means to her. She talks about how striving to manage health issues and chronic pain led her to pursue a vegan lifestyle and the ways it has improved her quality of life and perspective. Tabitha reveals her family’s favorite plant-based dinner and some of her go-to vegan substitutes. She talks about her new show, It’s CompliPlated, and how it reflects her real-life issues of finding meals that work for her family’s various preferences and dietary requirements. Tabitha shares the upcoming projects she is excited about and the mindset that has contributed to her success. 

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Dan Pelosi on That Viral Vodka Sauce

Fri, 29 Jul 2022

Internet sensation Dan Pelosi shares the story behind his digital identity, GrossyPelosi, and his journey from the fashion industry to full-time food influencer and blogger. Dan shares how he brings his unique perspective and family traditions to the table with his annual holiday cookie party and why his 2019 gathering was so pivotal. He describes why the pandemic and renewed focus on home cooking put him on a fast track to social media fame and becoming a voice in the domestic digital space. Dan reveals his most popular recipe he has deemed “The Sawce” and the spirit that makes the recipe sing. He talks about his personal philosophy in the kitchen and why not taking himself too seriously allows his followers to relate to him in an authentic way. Dan shares some special memories with his greatest inspiration, his hundred-year-old grandfather, Bimpi, and the story of cooking for his entire study abroad cohort. He talks about entertaining friends and some impressive recipes that are actually super simple, as well as his top tips for cooking in a vacation rental. Dan and Jaymee share their favorite Brooklyn eateries and Dan explains why second breakfast is a crucial part of his day. He makes a case for divisive ingredients like cottage cheese and sardines and why he is passionate about not yucking other people’s yum. 

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Lee Schrager on the Evolution of the Iconic Wine & Food Festival

Fri, 22 Jul 2022

Creator of the New York City and South Beach Wine and Food Festivals, Lee Schrager, shares the humble beginnings of the festival, which started as a fundraiser, and his favorite festival event today. He talks about his commitment to producing a quality event and showcasing promising, upcoming talent within the food space. Lee shares what separates his events from the rest and how the philanthropic mission of the festival is the cornerstone of their organization. Lee talks about his hopes for the future of the hospitality industry and how run-ins with former beneficiaries of the festival have impacted him in a special way. Lee reveals the exciting things he is looking forward to for the upcoming New York City Wine and Food Festival taking place this October 13th-16th and why he is dedicated to partnership with God’s Love We Deliver and addressing food insecurity. He talks about his own journey through the industry and culinary school as well as his experiences authoring three cookbooks. 

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