“With the full-service Lola’s by MFK in the former CaliVino Wine Pub space off Katella Avenue next door to Angel Stadium, Chef Henry Pineda, 31, is celebrating his mother’s Filipino and father’s Guatemalan roots through the lens of his favorite meal serving a Modern Filipino Brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 7-days. Dinner service will eventually follow. “Every year on my birthday we don’t go to dinner, we go to breakfast,” said Pineda, who grew up in L.A and moved to Anaheim when he was six. “Breakfast was always the meal where my family ate together. My dad worked the graveyard shift and would just be coming home right before my mom was about to head out.” Chef Henry takes a break from the Brunch rush at Lola’s by MFK to join us with spatula in hand.
“Every New Yorker knows the satisfaction of biting into the perfect pickle. Whether it’s a family recipe passed down from generations, or your go-to cart in the middle of Manhattan, one never has to venture too far to find their favorite, tasty treat. After spending almost 30 years working in NYC, Scott Kaylin (aka “The Pickle Man”) found himself on the West Coast becoming his best self. However, one thing was missing: New York pickles. Well, honestly, even just an edible pickle. And that’s when Scott realized he had no choice but to make it easy for everyone, regardless of which coast they call home, to enjoy what he grew up knowing, loving, and suddenly wanting more than ever before.” Kaylin + Kaylin Pickles in the Original Farmers Market at 3rd & Fairfax Avenue was the inspired result. Scott takes a pause from his busy pickle-tasting bar at the Original Farmers Market to be our guest.
“Ray Lampe (aka Dr. BBQ) grew up in Chicago and after high school spent 25 years in the family trucking business. In 2000 the trucking business had run its course, and it was time for Ray to try something new. He had been participating in BBQ cookoffs as a hobby since 1982, so he decided to take a leap and turn his hobby into a career. In 2000 Ray moved to Florida and began his career as an outdoor cooking expert. In 2018 Ray opened “Dr. BBQ” restaurant, a modern American Smokehouse, in St. Petersburg, Florida with Roger and Suzanne Perry (the proprietors of Datz Restaurant Group.)” Ray has written nine best-selling cookbooks and is currently scoping out his tenth. He’s competed in over 300 BBQ competitions and has won over 300 awards. In 2014 Ray was inducted into the prestigious BBQ Hall of Fame. Ray takes a break from the smoker to join us with tongs in hand.
Our own Chef Andrew Gruel the Founder of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza), Two Birds and the soon to launch, full-service Calico Fish House (in Huntington Beach) provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. The Season of Holiday cooking is soon on the horizon…Is it always better with butter as culinary icon Julia Child enthusiastically suggested? Chef Andrew discusses the ins and outs of using butter in cooking. With the price of butter on the rise Chef Andrew also suggests some of his preferred brands. Chef Andrew explains all things butter with his usual insight.…
All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!