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.


So grateful for @kickingbullfarms for my csa - beautiful produce!! And I made a delicious vegetable stew. . . . #sonomavalley #sonoma #thegirlandthefig #healthyfood #organic #csa ...

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Aired today! Conversation with Merrilee Olson about farm to pantry production. Link in bio for this show and lots more!!! . . . . #thebitegoeson #podcast #podcastlife #podcaster #podcasts #podcasthost #podcastlove #podcastoftheday #podcastoftheweek #podcastofinstagram #wetalkfood #bitetalk #getinmybelly #foodpodcast #radiomisfitspodcastnetwork ...

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You can tell a lot about someone by looking into their pantry, fridge or medicine cabinet. 🤭 Let’s see a picture of your pantry and tag us @bitetalk This will be fun and fascinating. Let’s see those Pantry Pics. #pantrypics #isolationgames #hunkerdown #shelterinplace @sonomawinelover ...

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304, 2020

The Bite Goes On – Merrilee Olson, Preserve Farm Kitchens

Merrilee Olson is the Founder of Preserve Farm Kitchens. Merrilee created this company because she was shocked that unsold product from the farmers market was being uneaten and she was determined to find a way to help farmers create another revenue stream and not waste their produce that they spent so much time and care procuring. Merrilee’s commitment to the farmers is to be commended and she is determined to create recipes that make their produce shine. [EP74]

Trying to make this a viable business is another story. She has been persistent in exploring all of the ways to move Preserve Farm Kitchens forward. Her food manufacturing company not only creates recipes and products for farmers, but also works with specialty food companies to develop and co-pack their branded product, offers in house products for Private Label and has a collection of products under the Preserve Farm Kitchens labels.

You can find more information at and even order products on line.
Instagram @preservefarmkitchens

2703, 2020

The Bite Goes On – State of Sonoma

The “shelter-in-place” order has been given by our California Governor Gavin Newsom. We are working from home this week. We joined forces with our brother podcast The Wine Makers and decided to practice “social distancing” by trying out the Zoom app and continue recording shows for our listeners. Sondra talks about the state of the food and wine industry going forward. Her restaurants and catering business have closed with no projected opening dates.Our Wine Maker friends are in a holding pattern. It’s getting weird out there !!! [EP73]

We will continue to do our shows, bring some information and hopefully spread a little joy. Once we get familiar with our different app options and sound quality, we will continue bringing guests onto the show. We hope that by continuing to record our podcasts we can bring some sense of normalcy into your lives. Enjoy the show.