Show 547, October 14, 2023: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

“One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architectural and engineering communities returns for year nine in Long Beach on October 18, 2023. The annual CANstruction Long Beach event provides a much-needed source of non-perishable food to help feed the unhoused in the Long Beach community. The 9th annual CANstruction Long Beach competition benefiting Long Beach Rescue Mission / Lydia House and hosted by the Landmark Square building lobby will take place October 18-29, 2023. CANstruction participants will have twelve hours to design and build unique structures made entirely out of canned goods. The structures may be built up to 10’ x 10’ x 10’ and will be comprised of 3,000 to 4,000 cans each. This year’s theme is “Halloween CAN-dy”, and participating teams may depict Halloween themed candy in any way they want.” CANstruction Long Beach Producer Terri Henry joins us to artfully stack-up all the details.

“Ukrainian-born Chef Anna Voloshyna (a previous guest) is the author of BUDMO!: Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen. Celebrate the rich culture of Ukrainian cuisine with these traditional Eastern European recipes infused with a fresh, contemporary approach for today’s home kitchen, from one of today’s most exciting young chefs of Ukrainian cuisine. With its emphasis on fresh ingredients, time-honored heritage, and warm hospitality, Eastern European cuisine is having a culinary moment, in addition to Ukraine being of great current interest.” Chef Anna Voloshyna just returned from a trip to Ukraine and will share her first-person observations of the current, ever-changing scene there.

Suisun Valley Wine Co-op in Fairfield (established in 2007) represents three local, family-owned micro wineries with distinct wine styles and approaches to winemaking tasting their wines in a single, unique, visitor-friendly tasting room. The three member wineries (Sunset Cellars, Blacksmith Cellars and King Andrew Vineyards) share a common goal of crafting high quality, distinctive wines from grapes grown locally in Suisun Valley and nearby regions. As long-time friends, the winemakers collaborate, exchange ideas, and lend hands in the vineyards and the cellars. With deep mutual respect, they are proud to represent one another’s wine at the Co-op. Most of the tasting room staff at the Wine Co-op are actual wine producers and grape growers. They all take turns pouring the wines. While visiting them, you will learn firsthand their vision and philosophies behind the wines.” Fah Sathirapongsasuti, the principal of the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Winemaker and Co-owner of Sunset Cellars joins us to uncork all that is the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op.

“Pacifica’s Rosalind Bakery’s delectable sourdough bread, pizzas, and pastries are made with a dash of love, a sprinkle of nostalgia, and a lot of dedication by proprietor and baker Matt Kosoy. They do more than just bake bread; they bring people together, creating moments of joy and connection. Named after the Matt’s maternal grandmother, Rosalind Bakery began in 2017 by building a community around food. They take pride in every step of the baking process, from selecting the finest ingredients to handcrafting each loaf, pizza, and pastry. The result? Unparalleled flavors that ignite your senses.” Matt has just closed an unusual, oversubscribed, $124,000 bond offering and expanded to a new location in Downtown San Francisco at 4 Embarcadero Center as part of the “Vacant to Vibrant Program.” We’ll meet the Bay Area’s rising “Sourdough King,” Matt Kosoy.

The Airliner is a historic, 100-year old, Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles) neighborhood bar that exudes warmth, character and hospitality. Whether you’re into beer and shots, sultry natural wines, or classic to modern cocktails, there’s something for almost everyone – with an intriguing Pan-Asian Izakaya comfort food menu created by fine-dining Chef Vinh Nguyen (ex-Grumpy Pig in Shanghai) and nostalgic soundtracks.” Menu highlights include Chong Qing Chicken Wings with whole crisp fried wings, chili oil and crispy bits, and Beef Rendang on a Roll with Indonesian stewed beef, cabbage and pickled red onions. Chef Vinh Nguyen joins us with a plate of Hunan BBQ Pork Ribs.

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. Can cash still be readily accepted in restaurants and other small businesses? The Los Angeles City Council is discussing a new ordinance that will compel all businesses to still accept cash. How does this impact restaurants? We’ll “Ask the Chef”?

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

Show 547, October 14, 2023: Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Sunset Cellars with Fah Sathirapongsasuti Part One

Fah Sathirapongsasuti of Suisun Valley Co Op

Suisun Valley Wine Co-op in Fairfield (established in 2007) represents three local, family owned micro wineries with distinct wine styles and approaches to winemaking tasting their wines in a single, unique, visitor-friendly indoor and outdoor tasting room.”

“The three member wineries (Sunset Cellars, Blacksmith Cellars and King Andrew Vineyards) share a common goal of crafting high quality, distinctive wines from grapes grown locally in Suisun Valley and nearby regions. As long-time friends, the winemakers collaborate, exchange ideas, and lend hands in the vineyards and the cellars. With deep mutual respect, they are proud to represent one another’s wine at the Co-op.”

“Most of the tasting room staff at the Wine Co-op are actual wine producers and grape growers. They all take turns pouring the wines. While visiting them, you will learn firsthand their vision and philosophies behind the wines. The Co-op Team enjoys spending time with visitors and like sharing Suisun Valley’s rustic and authentic charm.”

Fah Sathirapongsasuti, the principal of the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Winemaker and Co-owner of Sunset Cellar, joins us to uncork all that is the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op.

“Winemaker Matt Smith built Blacksmith Cellars on the philosophy of crafting distinctive varietal driven and blended wines that he is passionate about. The process of winemaking is a lifestyle he embraces and enjoys and it shows in his releases.

“Founded by Doug and Katsuko Sparks in their garage in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset District, Sunset Cellars believes in “Zen Zin” a minimalist winemaking style and respect for our grower’s efforts in the vineyards. In 2007 they founded the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op. Fah and Mio succeeded them as winemaker and co-owners in 2021”

“Wine grower Roger King and his wife Carol (King Andrews Vineyards) bring you unique and boutique wines of Suisun Valley and Solano County. Small lot winemaking from the vineyard to the winery brings fresh vibrant wines to your palate. They grow, vint and bottle their wines with limited intervention.”

Show 547, October 14, 2023: Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Sunset Cellars with Fah Sathirapongsasuti Part Two

Fah Sathirapongsasuti of Suisun Valley Co Op

Suisun Valley Wine Co-op in Fairfield (established in 2007) represents three local, family owned micro wineries with distinct wine styles and approaches to winemaking tasting their wines in a single, unique, visitor-friendly indoor and outdoor tasting room.”

“The three member wineries (Sunset Cellars, Blacksmith Cellars and King Andrew Vineyards) share a common goal of crafting high quality, distinctive wines from grapes grown locally in Suisun Valley and nearby regions. As long-time friends, the winemakers collaborate, exchange ideas, and lend hands in the vineyards and the cellars. With deep mutual respect, they are proud to represent one another’s wine at the Co-op.”

“Most of the tasting room staff at the Wine Co-op are actual wine producers and grape growers. They all take turns pouring the wines. While visiting them, you will learn firsthand their vision and philosophies behind the wines. The Co-op Team enjoys spending time with visitors and like sharing Suisun Valley’s rustic and authentic charm.”

Fah Sathirapongsasuti, the principal of the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Winemaker and Co-owner of Sunset Cellar, continue with us to uncork all that is the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op.

“Founded by Doug and Katsuko Sparks in their garage in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset District, Sunset Cellars believes in “Zen Zin” a minimalist winemaking style and respect for our grower’s efforts in the vineyards. In 2007 they founded the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op. Fah and Mio succeeded them as winemaker and co-owners in 2021”

October 14: CANstruction Long Beach, Anna Voloshyna, Suisun Valley Wine Co-op, Rosalind Bakery, The Airliner

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: CANstruction Long Beach with Producer Terri Henry
Segment Three: Ukrainian Chef and Author, Anna Voloshyna, Recap of Visiting Ukraine
Segment Four: Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Sunset Cellars with Fah Sathirapongsasuti Part One
Segment Five: Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Sunset Cellars with Fah Sathirapongsasuti Part Two
Segment Six: Rosalind Bakery, Pacifica, CA with Founder Matt Kosoy
Segment Seven: Airliner Bar, Lincoln Heights with Chef Vinh Nguyen
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

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

“One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architectural and engineering communities returns for year nine in Long Beach on October 18, 2023. The annual CANstruction Long Beach event provides a much-needed source of non-perishable food to help feed the unhoused in the Long Beach community. The 9th annual CANstruction Long Beach competition benefiting Long Beach Rescue Mission/Lydia House and hosted by the Landmark Square building lobby will take place October 18-29, 2023. CANstruction participants will have twelve hours to design and build unique structures made entirely out of canned goods. The structures may be built up to 10’ x 10’ x 10’ and will be comprised of 3,000 to 4,000 cans each. This year’s theme is “Halloween CAN-dy”, and participating teams may depict Halloween themed candy in any way they want.” CANstruction Long Beach Producer Terri Henry joins us to artfully stack-up all the details.

“Ukrainian-born Chef Anna Voloshyna (a previous guest) is the author of BUDMO!: Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen. Celebrate the rich culture of Ukrainian cuisine with these traditional Eastern European recipes infused with a fresh, contemporary approach for today’s home kitchen, from one of today’s most exciting young chefs of Ukrainian cuisine. With its emphasis on fresh ingredients, time-honored heritage, and warm hospitality, Eastern European cuisine is having a culinary moment, in addition to Ukraine being of great current interest.” Chef Anna Voloshyna just returned from a trip to Ukraine and will share her first-person observations of the current, ever-changing scene there.

“Suisun Valley Wine Co-op in Fairfield (established in 2007) represents three local, family-owned micro wineries with distinct wine styles and approaches to winemaking tasting their wines in a single, unique, visitor-friendly tasting room. The three member wineries (Sunset Cellars, Blacksmith Cellars and King Andrew Vineyards) share a common goal of crafting high quality, distinctive wines from grapes grown locally in Suisun Valley and nearby regions. As long-time friends, the winemakers collaborate, exchange ideas, and lend hands in the vineyards and the cellars. With deep mutual respect, they are proud to represent one another’s wine at the Co-op. Most of the tasting room staff at the Wine Co-op are actual wine producers and grape growers. They all take turns pouring the wines. While visiting them, you will learn firsthand their vision and philosophies behind the wines.” Fah Sathirapongsasuti, the principal of the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Winemaker and Co-owner of Sunset Cellars joins us to uncork all that is the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op.

“Pacifica’s Rosalind Bakery’s delectable sourdough bread, pizzas, and pastries are made with a dash of love, a sprinkle of nostalgia, and a lot of dedication by proprietor and baker Matt Kosoy. They do more than just bake bread; they bring people together, creating moments of joy and connection. Named after the Matt’s maternal grandmother, Rosalind Bakery began in 2017 by building a community around food. They take pride in every step of the baking process, from selecting the finest ingredients to handcrafting each loaf, pizza, and pastry. The result? Unparalleled flavors that ignite your senses. proprietor and baker Matt Kosoy.” Matt has just closed an unusual, oversubscribed, $124,000 bond offering and expanded to a new location in Downtown San Francisco at 4 Embarcadero Center as part of the “Vacant to Vibrant Program.”

We’ll meet the Bay Area’s rising “Sourdough King,” Matt Kosoy.

“The Airliner is a historic, 100-year old, Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles) neighborhood bar that exudes warmth, character and hospitality. Whether you’re into beer and shots, sultry natural wines, or classic to modern cocktails, there’s something for almost everyone – with an intriguing Pan-Asian Izakaya comfort food menu created by fine-dining chef Vinh Nguyen (ex-Grumpy Pig in Shanghai) and nostalgic soundtracks.” Menu highlights include Chong Qing Chicken Wings with whole crisp fried wings, chili oil and crispy bits, and Beef Rendang on a Roll with Indonesian stewed beef, cabbage and pickled red onions. Chef Vinh Nguyen joins us with a plate of Hunan BBQ Pork Ribs.

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. Can cash still be readily used in restaurants and other small businesses? The Los Angeles City Council is discussing a new ordinance that will compel all businesses to still accept cash. How does this impact restaurants? We’ll “Ask the Chef”?

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

Terri Henry of Dine LBC and Terri Henry Marketing

“One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architectural and engineering communities returns for year nine in Long Beach on October 18, 2023. The annual CANstruction Long Beach event provides a much-needed source of non-perishable food to help feed the unhoused in the Long Beach community”

“The 9th annual CANstruction Long Beach competition benefiting Long Beach Rescue Mission / Lydia House and hosted by the Landmark Square building lobby will take place October 18-29, 2023. October 18th is the official “Build Night” starting at 7pm; the teams will be building their structure OVERNIGHT the evening of October 18th and into the morning of October 19th.”

“CANstruction participants will have twelve hours to design and build unique structures made entirely out of canned goods. The structures may be built up to 10’ x 10’ x 10’ and will be comprised of 3000-4000 cans each. This year’s theme is “Halloween CAN-dy”, and participating teams may depict Halloween themed candy in any way they want”

“Our two talented teams (Gensler Architects and Valero Energy) have spent months designing their structures and are allowed only 12 hours to meticulously stack and color-coordinate their cans into ingenious feats of design”, added Terri Henry of terri henry marketing LLC, who organizes the event. “The ultimate donation of thousands of cans of food to feed the hungry in our community makes it all worthwhile to the teams.”

“The completed structures will be on display to the public October 19-29 at Landmark Square during their regular business hours. Visitors are encouraged to bring additional canned goods to the event to be used as “votes” for their favorite structure by placing the cans in bins next to each structure resulting in a “People’s Choice” award. Additional awards including “Structural Ingenuity”, “Best Use of Labels”, “Most Cans”, “Best Meal” and “Juror’s Favorite”, will be awarded following the exhibition.”

CANstruction Long Beach Producer Terri Henry joins us to artfully stack-up all the details.

Cookbook Author Anna Voloshyna

“Ukrainian-born Chef Anna Voloshyna (a previous guest) is the author of BUDMO!: Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen. Celebrate the rich culture of Ukrainian cuisine with these traditional Eastern European recipes infused with a fresh, contemporary approach for today’s home kitchen, from one of today’s most exciting young chefs of Ukrainian cuisine. With its emphasis on fresh ingredients, time-honored heritage, and warm hospitality, Eastern European cuisine is having a culinary moment, in addition to Ukraine being of great current interest.” Chef Anna Voloshyna just returned from a trip to Ukraine and will share her first-person observations of the current scene there.

“Meaning “cheers!” in Ukrainian, Budmo! is the first cookbook to celebrate classic Eastern European recipes with a modern, creative twist. Presented by Ukrainian-born, California-based chef, blogger, and culinary instructor Anna Voloshyna, bright flavors and vibrant ingredients sing from each plate. A gorgeous magenta pkhali comes alive with roasted beets and a tangy pomegranate molasses. Borscht is reinvented with green sorrels and semi-soft eggs. And Voloshyna even shares a personal recipe for her Ukrainian grandmother’s duck—roasted to a delicious crispy-brown perfection. These are the dishes that are perfect for gathering your favorite people with, and each one is bound to uncover the mouthwatering flavors and traditions of this endlessly fascinating part of the world.”

Anna Voloshyna was born in southern Ukraine in 1990 and relocated to the United States in 2011. She is a chef, blogger, and culinary instructor who translates Eastern European cuisine and flavors into approachable dishes for the modern home cook, and is particularly known for her wildly successful pop-up dinners and workshops. She resides with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Chef Anna has previously graciously shared with us her recipe for Golden Beet Vinegret Salad.

Fah Sathirapongsasuti of Suisun Valley Co Op

Suisun Valley Wine Co-op in Fairfield (established in 2007) represents three local, family owned micro wineries with distinct wine styles and approaches to winemaking tasting their wines in a single, unique, visitor-friendly indoor and outdoor tasting room.”

“The three member wineries (Sunset Cellars, Blacksmith Cellars and King Andrew Vineyards) share a common goal of crafting high quality, distinctive wines from grapes grown locally in Suisun Valley and nearby regions. As long-time friends, the winemakers collaborate, exchange ideas, and lend hands in the vineyards and the cellars. With deep mutual respect, they are proud to represent one another’s wine at the Co-op.”

“Most of the tasting room staff at the Wine Co-op are actual wine producers and grape growers. They all take turns pouring the wines. While visiting them, you will learn firsthand their vision and philosophies behind the wines. The Co-op Team enjoys spending time with visitors and like sharing Suisun Valley’s rustic and authentic charm.”

Fah Sathirapongsasuti, the principal of the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Winemaker and Co-owner of Sunset Cellar, joins us to uncork all that is the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op.

“Winemaker Matt Smith built Blacksmith Cellars on the philosophy of crafting distinctive varietal driven and blended wines that he is passionate about. The process of winemaking is a lifestyle he embraces and enjoys and it shows in his releases.

“Founded by Doug and Katsuko Sparks in their garage in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset District, Sunset Cellars believes in “Zen Zin” a minimalist winemaking style and respect for our grower’s efforts in the vineyards. In 2007 they founded the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op. Fah and Mio succeeded them as winemaker and co-owners in 2021”

“Wine grower Roger King and his wife Carol (King Andrews Vineyards) bring you unique and boutique wines of Suisun Valley and Solano County. Small lot winemaking from the vineyard to the winery brings fresh vibrant wines to your palate. They grow, vint and bottle their wines with limited intervention.”

Matt Kosoy of Rosalind Bakery

“Pacifica’s Rosalind Bakery’s delectable sourdough bread, pizzas, and pastries are made with a dash of love, a sprinkle of nostalgia, and a lot of dedication by proprietor and baker Matt Kosoy. They do more than just bake bread; they bring people together, creating moments of joy and connection.”

“Named after the Matt’s maternal grandmother, Rosalind Bakery began in 2017 by building a community around food. They take pride in every step of the baking process, from selecting the finest ingredients to handcrafting each loaf, pizza, and pastry. The result? Unparalleled flavors that ignite your senses.”

“Some of their most popular sourdough flavors are walnut rosemary, sesame rye, and olive. Rosalind also serves eye-catching hibiscus bear claws and “Mr. Charlie” pizzas – a Roman-style pizza with Point Reyes Toma Cheese, red sauce, shredded mozzarella, peaches, Mike’s Hot Honey, purple basil, red onion, parmesan, black pepper.”

“Quality is at the heart of everything they do. It’s not just about the ingredients—it’s about the connections they nurture—with their ingredients, their methods, and most importantly, their community.”

“Just like their namesake, Rosalind, Matt believes in the magic of bringing people together. The bakery isn’t just a place to buy treats—it’s a hub where stories are shared, friendships are formed, and memories are made.”

Matt has just closed an unusual, oversubscribed, $124,000 bond offering to finance the growing enterprise and expanded to a new location in Downtown San Francisco at 4 Embarcadero Center as part of the “Vacant to Vibrant Program.”

We’ll meet the Bay Area’s rising “Sourdough King” Matt Kosoy.

Vinh Nguyen of the Airliner

The Airliner is a historic, 100-year old, Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles) neighborhood bar that exudes warmth, character and hospitality. Whether you’re into beer and shots, sultry natural wines, or classic to modern cocktails, there’s something for everyone – with an intriguing Pan-Asian Izakaya comfort food menu created by fine-dining chef Vinh Nguyen (ex-Grumpy Pig in Shanghai) and nostalgic soundtracks.”

A design highlight is the impressive, restored and distinctive curved wooden bar running the length of the space.

Menu highlights include Chong Qing Chicken Wings with whole crisp fried wings, chili oil and crispy bits, and Beef Rendang on a Roll with Indonesian stewed beef, cabbage and pickled red onions.

Chef Vinh Nguyen joins us with a plate of Hunan BBQ Pork Ribs.

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.

Can cash still be conveniently used without a hassle in restaurants and other small businesses? The Los Angeles City Council is discussing a new ordinance that will compel all businesses to still accept cash. How does this impact restaurants? We’ll “Ask the Chef”?

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: CANstruction Long Beach with Producer Terri Henry
Segment Three: Ukrainian Chef and Author, Anna Voloshyna, Recap of Visiting Ukraine
Segment Four: Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Sunset Cellars with Fah Sathirapongsasuti Part One
Segment Five: Suisun Valley Wine Co-op and Sunset Cellars with Fah Sathirapongsasuti Part Two
Segment Six: Rosalind Bakery, Pacifica, CA with Founder Matt Kosoy
Segment Seven: Airliner Bar, Lincoln Heights with Chef Vinh Nguyen
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”