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.
EP7: Chef John Ash visits with Sondra & Brian to talk about his journey from Fine Arts to being the iconic Chef considered to be the Father of Wine Country Food. Chef Ash, a veteran of the restaurant business, culinary instruction and award-winning author shares his wisdom on his life of a Chef both in the private and public sector. Chef John Ash also hosts the Good Food Hour with Steve Garner on their weekly Radio Program on KSRO FM Radio on Saturdays from 11am – 12pm.
EP6: Susan & Jeff Mall, founders and owners of VOLO Chocolate join the podcast to discuss their journey from restaurant owners, to chefs at a farm to table resort in Baja, Mexico to their grassroots bean to bar chocolate company. They produce over 1,200 chocolate bars per week in their production studio in Windsor using local ingredients whenever possible including: Clover Dairy, Petaluma Hill Dairy, Merchant & Miller Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Flying Goat Coffee. The cocoa beans are sourced from the Lachua and the Polochic Valley regions from farmers’ associations of growers in Guatemala and from another farmers’ association in Haiti.