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.
EP37: This week, we are thrilled to welcome Duskie Estes and John Stewart from Zazu restaurant. On this episode we hear all about how they met, their move from Washington State to Sonoma County, the trials and tribulations of having a restaurant that has changed locations and that had to unfortunately close its doors after the extreme flooding just a few months ago. As we hear it from them, they are still energized as they decide what their next step is. Their combined restaurant histories give us lots to talk about including; their Black Pig Bacon line, head to tail philosophy, farming, Duskie’s TV experiences with Guy Fieri’ Guy’s Grocery Games and Iron Chef as well as their food truck, the black piglet.
You can see where the black piglet will be this summer and what else Duskie & John are up to on their website at https://zazukitchen.com
You can also follow them on Instagram @zazukitchen or Facebook at www.facebook.com/zazukitchenandfarm
You can also visit www.foodnetwork.com/shows/guys-grocery-games to take a look inside Flavortown.
EP36: Bohemian Creamery lies just a mile outside downtown Sebastopol California on a hilltop overlooking the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the Mayacama mountains and our herd of Alpine dairy goats. It also happens to be Sonoma County’s first “Latteria”, offering all things milk, including whey sodas, goat yogurt and more. Inspired by all things Italian, Lisa has created her California cheeses with Italian traditions. Part of the fun for Lisa has been naming the 18 cheeses, whether it be Romeo, the holiday cheese or Twist and Shout or ShredHead there is no lack in creativity on top of impeccable tasting and produced cheeses. Sold only in the shop, a handful of specialty cheese shops and many restaurants in Wine Country and San Francisco, the girl & the fig has been honored to offer Lisa’s cheeses from just about her beginning.
Visit: 7380 Occidental Road, Sebastopol, CA Friday – Sunday 10 – 6pm