Jacksonville

 

Eat PrettyI'm super excited as I'm back in the KRUU studio for the first time in many weeks.  At the outset of the show, I welcome back certified health coach, and beauty editor, Jolene Hart.  Jolene is someone who really understands that eating is critical to inner and outer happiness.  Her new book, Eat Pretty, is replete with guidance that will uplift you 365 days of the year, and support your quest for a more positive lifestyle.  

Jolene does not subscribe to one particular style of dietary recommendations or way of living.  Rather, she has distilled from her personal experience, research, and client relationships concentrated nuggets of information designed to enhance anyone's well-being.  Though the book's admirers tend to be female, I believe its tips work for any gender.  Tune in, and let Jolene inspire you.

Chef Tom GrayZagat ratings rely on three criteria for judging restaurants-food, decor, and service.  Each of those categories are critically important, and, in general, work as a reliable guideline for diners who want to take the pulse of a specific dining spot.

 

Depending on my mood, how much time I have, and whether I have a friend in the area who has already run restaurant interference for me, I’ll check Zagat, Chef’s Feed, Yelp (be very careful there), Slow Food,  and Eater in the hopes of uncovering the perfect location to fulfill my inner hunger for a special experience.

 

Vegetable LiteracyDeborah Madison is one of my food heroes, and this week's show starts with an interview I did with her about Spring/Summer foods last year.  Good timing.  For all her fans, she's working on a new book, and we'll get the details when she is a guest on Great Taste next month.

In GT's second half, Kathy DuBois is in town for a couple of weeks, and she will reprise her long time co-host role this week, and at our live Green Building Supply show next Tuesday.  We have been cooking almost nonstop together since she got off the plane, and, as always, it's a load of fun not only to hang out in the kitchen, but eat and enjoy the results.

We'll talk some food philosophy, and I have some of my latest travel eats to share, including an inspiring dinner at Moxie Kitchen in Jacksonville, Florida.

Next Tuesday is our monthoy live show at Green Building Supply.  Put it on your calendar.  The fun and eats start at 7:00 pm.  Kathy will cook up a dish yet-to-be-determined, and Chiraj El will make his famous vegan pizza plus a hasselback apple dessert.  Will Love is coming, too, so there is probably another dish in store if you show up to enjoy the show.  We'll have a tasting of Jack's Root Beer from our amazing local company Shaktea Kombucha, and door prizes, too!