Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.


2203, 2019

The Bite Goes On – Laci Sandoval

EP20: This week we meet with Laci Sandoval, one of the best bakers in the country. Raised in South Dakota, she grew her love of seasonal fruits and hand-crafted baked goods, ultimately moving to California and working at such restaurants as Boulevard, Chez Panisse, Redd and Jack Falstaff. She now runs a kitchen that offers cooking classes for kids and adults, reaching out to her community through food. Her husband Travis is a glass blower and makes incredible cake stands that are available with your wedding cake. Truly inspirational. Check it out !!!

1503, 2019

The Bite Goes On – Kathleen Hill

EP19: Kathleen Hill comes back to chat this week on The Bite Goes On. The conversation is all over the map with Bread in a Can, Trader Vics, Food in Tin Cans, her upcoming exhibit at Marin Arts & Garden and so much more. Kathleen Hill is one of Sonoma’s icons and a local celebrity. She is the Food & Wine editor and columist for the Sonoma Index Tribune and author of over 40 books. See Episode #5 notes for more information on Kathleen Hill. She is also a Culinary Historian and the collector of about 4,000 kitchen utensils, machines, devices, cookbooks and food pamphlets. She spent weekdays for seven years with the great writer M.F.K. Fisher and even prepared lunch one day for her and Julia Child, a somewhat terrifying experience for her. Parts of the Kathleen Hill Culinary Collection have been exhibited at museums throughout California and at several Williams-Sonoma stores. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a member of both the New York and Southern California Culinary Historians, and is a Compagnon of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers.

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