Edible San Diego Publisher Katie Stokes chats with Chef Alynn Silliman from Neat Underground, a popup restaurant in Imperial Beach’s Red House Kitchen. Chef Alynn talks about how she came to be a chef, what rustic, comfort-food cooking means to her, and why sourcing locally is so important.
Meet Jamie and Marie, a dynamic couple who have built great businesses based on their belief that good food should be humble and comforting. These two are firmly committed to sourcing great ingredients, and letting those ingredients shine by “getting out of their way.” Learn about this team’s journey from event planners to caterers to restaurateurs, as they raised a family and stayed true to their core values about food.
Meet the co-founder and Executive Director of Changing Tides, a group of adventurous female change-makers that team up with local organizations globally to raise awareness and address social, environmental, health and safety concerns. In this episode Becky talks about her evolution as an advocate and shares tips for a zero-waste lifestyle that are easy and accessible to all. She also shares about her work with The Community Compost Movement, and gives us the scoop on how we can compost at home! Huge thanks to Becky Mendoza for taking the time to tell this inspiring story!
Meet Farmer Paul, a former Marine Corps officer and accountant who grew tired of BS labels and green-washing and decided to make a change in the poultry industry. Now that largest pasture poultry producer in the US, Paul and his Pasturebird family are passionate about raising animals the right way. Hear about how his farming practices contribute to human and environmental health, and how we can all make better choices as consumers of local and responsibly raised meats.
“My vision has less to do with size and more to do with impact. I want to leave a positive mark on global agriculture. I want to see environmentally destructive factory farming come to an end. I want to see antibiotics, especially prophylactic antibiotic use, come to and end – preferably before a major outbreak of antibiotic resistance caused by livestock. I want to see a future that’s regenerative, where manure is an asset and not a liability. Where we’re building soil organic matter, producing a nutrient dense chicken, and giving animals a high level of welfare that we can be proud of and transparent to.”
This locally-driven chef has been a force in the SD culinary scene! Chef Esteban grew up in National City and studied culinary arts in San Diego. After launching his career at The Guild in Barrio Logan, Craft & Commerce, and Tender Greens, Esteban traveled to New York City to cook at David Chang’s famed Momofuku Ssam Bar. Upon his return to San Diego, he worked at Nine-Ten before helping to open The Cork & Craft in Rancho Bernardo. In 2016, Esteban joined CH Projects (Born & Raised, Ironside) as the group’s research and development chef. He has been a supporter of local farms, fishermen and non-profits, and last weekend he was a featured chef at the Berry Good Food + Coastal Roots Farm collaboration, ‘Revive our Roots.’
Chef’s next project, WellFed, will take him back to his roots as he returns to National City to create a restaurant project that will be inspired by his Filipino heritage and his goal of giving back to the city where he grew up. Meet the WellFed team and learn about their plans to integrate into their community and build a culture fed by creativity, inclusivity, and delicious Filipino food!
Elaine and Don talk with Lisa Redwine, local sales representative for Regal Wine Company and Lisa Kelley, operations manager at Cheval Winery in Escondido.
Today’s guests discuss what it means and want it takes to be a sommelier and take a look at some of the great wineries, vineyards and tasting opportunities right here in San Diego County.
Elaine and Don talk with the head of the San Diego Food and Beverage Association and a former local restaurant owner about the regulatory difficulties faced by folks in the local food service industry.
Pastry chefs, Ray + Manuel Miranda-Vizcaino of Mr. Cakes USA talk to us about cake, their Food Network experiences, their struggles and their journey to stardom.
Chef Danilo (DJ) Tangalin of Bivouac Ciderworks talks about the importance of inspiring future chefs and having mentors along the way. Jack Monaco, who’s been cooking for 50 years, shares his wisdom with the Rising Stars.