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.
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Leah’s story is fabulous as she starts from absolute scratch. She started making pizza because she was 18 and needed money. Turns out she was a natural. After working her way up the ranks and managing a pizza chain of 24 units, she decided to do it for herself. Leah Scurto is an award-winning pizza chef and a 7-year member of the United States Pizza Team. She has won multiple awards for cooking pizza. Because of her win in the US she was invited to compete in the world Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy where she finished 13th in the world. She opened her Pizza Leah restaurant in Windsor, CA sadly just 2 weeks prior to the state order to stay home and shelter in place. We can’t wait to go taste leah’s pizza – as the 13th best pizza maker in the world, I have high expectations except that every single pie sounds delish! [EP86]
Taste Leah’s Pizza in Windsor at 9240 Old Redwood Hwy (707) 620-0551
So fun to catch up with Christian during Shelter in Place. Along Christian’s journey, he has worked for the girl & the fig, owned a pickle company and was very involved with the Good Food Awards and invited Sondra to be a pickle judge one year. Christian is also a professional olive oil taster, like Arden Coturri (episode 69), which shows us how small our Bay Area food world is. Christian talks about his time cooking and progression at Zuni and all about his new column in the San Francisco Chronicle called Bounty. He is also a Cookbook recipe tester and a photographer. His food photographs are stunning. Tune in to learn more. [EP85]