Show 548, October 21, 2023: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

ADYA Executive Chef & Partner Shachi Mehra and Gracias Madre Executive Chef Diana Briscoe present a plant-based culinary journey from Mumbai to Mexico on Wednesday, November 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gracias Madre Newport Beach. The four-course collaborative dinner on Dia de Los Muertos will showcase each chef’s individual style, as well as the magic that happens when the bold, authentic flavors of Indian and Mexican cuisine collide.” Chefs Shachi and Diana join us to tempt us with all the menu specifics.

When I venture into a new city I always investigate and research the very best food tour operators. It’s a great way to experience (and get to know) with insider’s the culinary culture of an area you’re not familiar with. You’re eating like a true local. Enter Carlsbad Food Tours in Carlsbad, CA. which I experienced a few weeks ago. I participated in their original Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour. “Carlsbad Food Tours are easily walkable in the downtown area that hosts some of the best flavors one can imagine. Their outgoing tour guides are fun, local, knowledgeable, and are eager to provide guests with a glimpse into the local flavor, culture, art, and architecture.” Joining us with all the tasty insight is Carlsbad Food Tours Founder Cherimarie Poulos and Tour Guide extraordinaire, David Jenson.

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column. Anne Marie will also be discussing her “Let’s Brunch” piece from the 2023 issue of Taste, a tribute to the late OC restaurant publicist and former President of the OC & Los Angeles Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, Patty Mitchell, and her observations on a recent familiarity tour of West Hollywood (hosted by Visit West Hollywood) highlighted by a VIP tour with lunch at the renown (and steeped in music lore) Sunset Marquis.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries. It’s National Seafood Month and that’s cause for celebration. Chef Andrew explains why this is of significance and the fact that we really need to support sustainable domestic seafood and enjoy more fish in our diets.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Show 548, October 21, 2023: Carlsbad Food Tours, Carlsbad, CA Part One

Cherimarie Poulos of Carlsbad Food Tours

When I venture into a new city I always investigate and research the very best food tour operators. It’s a great way to experience (and get to know) the culinary culture of an area you’re not familiar with. You’re eating like a local. Enter Carlsbad Food Tours in Carlsbad, CA. which I experienced a few weeks ago as their guest along with Visit Carlsbad.

I participated in their original Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour. “Carlsbad Food Tours are easily walkable in the downtown area that hosts some of the best flavors one can imagine.”

“Their outgoing tour guides are fun, local, knowledgeable, and are eager to provide guests with a glimpse into the local flavor, culture, art, and architecture.”

“Embark on your food-focused excursion with locally owned Italian restaurants and cafes, where you can savor Old World dishes including generations-old recipes from Cicciotti’s. From Italian delights to French crepes, authentic Italian gelato and Strawberry Shortcake, Carlsbad, surprisingly, has it all.”

“To complement your foodie exploration, between each destination your guide offers interesting commentary about the lovely Victorian architecture and old-fashioned storefronts that fill downtown Carlsbad. Your ticket also gets you Carlsbad Food Tours’ Tasting Guide, which features local maps and exclusive discounts and coupons to give you special access to Carlsbad’s unique, artisan food scene.”

“Guests learn about the historical significance of Carlsbad as you walk down Grand Ave to Carlsbad Blvd and enjoy the majesty of the Twin Inns and the Carlsbad Mineral Spa historic landmarks.” Water is the genesis of Carlsbad.

Joining us with all the insight is Carlsbad Food Tours Founder Cherimarie Poulos and Tour Guide extraordinaire, David Jenson.

Show 548, October 21, 2023: Carlsbad Food Tours, Carlsbad, CA Part Two

Cherimarie Poulos of Carlsbad Food Tours

When I venture into a new city I always investigate and research the very best food tour operators. It’s a great way to experience (and get to know) the culinary culture of an area you’re not familiar with. You’re eating like a local. Enter Carlsbad Food Tours in Carlsbad, CA. which I experienced a few weeks ago as their guest along with Visit Carlsbad.

“I participated in their original Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour. Carlsbad Food Tours are easily walkable in the downtown area that hosts some of the best flavors one can imagine.”

“Their outgoing tour guides are fun, local, knowledgeable, and are eager to provide guests with a glimpse into the local flavor, culture, art, and architecture.”

“Embark on your food-focused excursion with locally owned Italian restaurants and cafes, where you can savor Old World dishes including generations-old recipes from Cicciotti’s. From Italian delights to French crepes, authentic Italian gelato and Strawberry Shortcake, Carlsbad, surprisingly, has it all.”

“To complement your foodie exploration, between each destination your guide offers interesting commentary about the lovely Victorian architecture and old-fashioned storefronts that fill downtown Carlsbad. Your ticket also gets you Carlsbad Food Tours’ Tasting Guide, which features local maps and exclusive discounts and coupons to give you special access to Carlsbad’s unique, artisan food scene.”

“Guests learn about the historical significance of Carlsbad as you walk down Grand Ave to Carlsbad Blvd and enjoy the majesty of the Twin Inns and the Carlsbad Mineral Spa historic landmarks.” Water is at the center of Carlsbad’s initial development.

Continuing with us providing all the tasty insight is Carlsbad Food Tours Founder Cherimarie Poulos and Tour Guide extraordinaire, David Jenson.

On as warm day don’t miss gelatolove located in the historic Village Faire Shopping Center. It’s the most authentic premium Gelato you’ll taste outside of Milan. Logically they are owned by 2 generations of a hands-on, hospitable Italian Family.

October 21: ADYA, Gracias Madre, Carlsbad Food Tours, Anne Marie Panoringan

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Chef Shachi Mehra of ADYA and Chef Diana Briscoe of Gracias Madre – Chefs’ Collaboration Dinner Part One
Segment Three: Chef Shachi Mehra of ADYA and Chef Diana Briscoe of Gracias Madre – Chefs’ Collaboration Dinner Part Two
Segment Four: Carlsbad Food Tours, Carlsbad, CA Part One
Segment Five: Carlsbad Food Tours, Carlsbad, CA Part Two
Segment Six: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, Culture OC Part One
Segment Seven: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, Culture OC Part Two
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Andy Harris, Executive Producer and Co-host previews the show.

ADYA Executive Chef & Partner Shachi Mehra and Gracias Madre Executive Chef Diana Briscoe present a plant-based culinary journey from Mumbai to Mexico on Wednesday, November 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gracias Madre Newport Beach. The four-course collaborative dinner on Dia de Los Muertos will showcase each chef’s individual style, as well as the magic that happens when the bold, authentic flavors of Indian and Mexican cuisine collide. Chefs Shachi and Diana join us to tempt us with all the menu specifics.”

When I venture into a new city I always investigate and research the very best food tour operators. It’s a great way to experience (and get to know) with insider’s the culinary culture of an area you’re not familiar with. You’re eating like a local. Enter Carlsbad Food Tours in Carlsbad, CA. which I experienced a few weeks ago. I participated in their original Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour. “Carlsbad Food Tours are easily walkable in the downtown area that hosts some of the best flavors one can imagine. Their outgoing tour guides are fun, local, knowledgeable, and are eager to provide guests with a glimpse into the local flavor, culture, art, and architecture.” Joining us with all the tasty insight is Carlsbad Food Tours Founder Cherimarie Poulos and Tour Guide extraordinaire, David Jenson.

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column. Anne Marie will also be discussing her “Let’s Brunch” piece from the 2023 issue of Taste, her visit to the acclaimed Truly Pizza in Dana Point, a tribute to the late OC restaurant publicist and former President of the OC & Los Angeles Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, Patty Mitchell, and her observations on a recent familiarity tour of West Hollywood (hosted by Visit West Hollywood) highlighted by a VIP tour of the renown (and steeped in music lore) Sunset Marquis.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries. It’s National Seafood Month and that’s cause for celebration. Chef Andrew explains why this is of significance and the fact that we really need to support sustainable domestic seafood.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Shachi Mehra of ADYA

ADYA Executive Chef & Partner Shachi Mehra and Gracias Madre Executive Chef Diana Briscoe present a plant-based culinary journey from Mumbai to Mexico on Wednesday, November 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gracias Madre Newport Beach. The four-course collaborative dinner on Dia de Los Muertos will showcase each chef’s individual style, as well as the magic that happens when the bold, authentic flavors of Indian and Mexican cuisine collide. Chefs Shachi and Diana join us to tempt us with all the menu specifics.”

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to showcase the synergy between Indian and Mexican cuisines on a day that celebrates and honors lost loved ones,” explains Chef Shachi, who revealed that she enjoys collaborating with chefs to show how Indian food can come together with cuisines from other parts of the world to create unique flavors and combinations. “Gracias Madre’s plant-based focus has given me an opportunity to get creative with the menu and beverage pairings that are sure to surprise and delight guests.”

“The dinner will be held at Gracias Madre Newport Beach and seating is extremely limited. Tickets for the dinner are $95 per guest (excludes tax & ticket fees). Guests will be able to add on Mezcal pairings for $45 and non-alcoholic beverage pairings for $35.” Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Cherimarie Poulos of Carlsbad Food Tours

When I venture into a new city I always investigate and research the very best food tour operators. It’s a great way to experience (and get to know) the culinary culture of an area you’re not familiar with. You’re eating like a local. Enter Carlsbad Food Tours in Carlsbad, CA. which I experienced a few weeks ago.

I participated in their original Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour. “Carlsbad Food Tours are easily walkable in the downtown area that hosts some of the best flavors one can imagine.”

“Their outgoing tour guides are fun, local, knowledgeable, and are eager to provide guests with a glimpse into the local flavor, culture, art, and architecture.”

“Embark on your food-focused excursion with locally owned Italian restaurants and cafes, where you can savor Old World dishes including generations-old recipes from Cicciotti’s. From Italian delights to French crepes, authentic Italian gelato and Strawberry Shortcake, Carlsbad, surprisingly, has it all.”

“To complement your foodie exploration, between each destination your guide offers interesting commentary about the lovely Victorian architecture and old-fashioned storefronts that fill downtown Carlsbad. Your ticket also gets you Carlsbad Food Tours’ Tasting Guide, which features local maps and exclusive discounts and coupons to give you special access to Carlsbad’s unique, artisan food scene.”

“Guests learn about the historical significance of Carlsbad as you walk down Grand Ave to Carlsbad Blvd and enjoy the majesty of the Twin Inns and the Carlsbad Mineral Spa historic landmarks.” Water is the genesis of Carlsbad.

Joining us with all the insight is Carlsbad Food Tours Founder Cherimarie Poulos and Tour Guide extraordinaire, David Jenson.

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications.

Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column. Anne Marie will also be discussing her “Let’s Brunch” piece from the 2023 issue of Taste, her visit to the acclaimed Truly Pizza in Dana Point, a tribute to the late OC restaurant publicist, Patty Mitchell, and her observations on a recent familiarity tour of West Hollywood (hosted by Visit West Hollywood) highlighted by a visit to the renown (and steeped in music lore) Sunset Marquis.

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative Ask the Chef segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries.

It’s National Seafood Month and that’s cause for celebration. Chef Andrew explains why this is of significance and the fact that we really need to support sustainable domestic seafood. The United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood for both wild-caught and farmed species.

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Chef Shachi Mehra of ADYA and Chef Diana Briscoe of Gracias Madre – Chefs’ Collaboration Dinner Part One
Segment Three: Chef Shachi Mehra of ADYA and Chef Diana Briscoe of Gracias Madre – Chefs’ Collaboration Dinner Part Two
Segment Four: Carlsbad Food Tours, Carlsbad, CA Part One
Segment Five: Carlsbad Food Tours, Carlsbad, CA Part Two
Segment Six: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, Culture OC Part One
Segment Seven: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, Culture OC Part Two
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”