Show 39, August 31, 2013: Guest Co-Host Kedric Francis, Producer Andy Harris and Jet Tila via Satellite

Orange International Street FairSaturday we broadcast live from the patio of Wahoo’s Fish Taco on Chapman Ave. in Old Towne Orange (just East of The Plaza) right in the heart of the 3-day Orange International Street Fair, now in it’s 41st year. It’s really special because all the wonderful ethnic food and beverage booths are operated by area non-profits to fund their good works!

Chef Jet breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Fresh Fruit SaladThrough the wonders of technology Jet joined us in a segment recorded a bit earlier from his flight to the East Coast. He was headed to UMass Amherst to break his 5th certified Guinness World Record for large format food on Labor Day. This challenge was for World’s Largest Fresh Fruit Salad.

Great news: The goal was for 15,000 lbs. and the final weight for the giant Fruit Salad (using 150 varieties of fresh fruit) was an impressive 15, 291 lbs. !!!


Show 39, August 31, 2013: Scott Brandon, Chef / Proprietor of Linx in Old Towne Orange

Scott Brandon of Linx DogsLinx is located at 238 W. Chapman Ave. adjacent to Wahoo’s. Last year Chef Scott operated Linx out of an Airstream trailer at his location during the Fair because he hadn’t opened yet. On his menu are incredible artisan sausages served on fresh OC Baking Company bread.

Hand-cut Belgian fries are also top dog here. They are twice-fried and really good. They come with a variety of flavorful dipping sauces all prepared in-house.

Chef Scott comes from an impressive fine-dining background. Corona del Mar residents remember him from his long tenure at Oysters.


Show 39, August 31, 2013: Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco

Wing Lam of Wahoo's Fish TacosThe coolest dude in Orange County (because others identify him that way) has to be the incomparable Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco. It just comes to him naturally…It’s their 25th anniversary this year from a modest start.

Wing is also active in many local charitable activities as well as enjoys teaching marketing. He’s a seasoned master at guerrilla marketing.

Wing joined us in-person to reveal how he keeps Wahoo’s fresh after 25 years of increasing success…He also talked about how the unexpected Mr. Lee’s Hot Sauce became part of Wahoo’s menu.

On Sunday, Sept. 1st Wing was the star of an episode of ABC’s “Secret Millionaire.” He was in Mobile, Alabama for a week working with a homeless shelter and a local food bank. Very inspirational episode…


Show 12, January 5, 2013: Cathy Thomas, long-time, award-winning Food Journalist for The Orange County Register and best-selling author (Continued…)

Wing Lam of Wahoo's Fish Tacos with Cathy ThomasCathy picks up with a little tip of the toque to well-known Orange County personality, Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco. In The Register’s January 2nd Food Section

Cathy’s article was on Wing Lam sharing his famous recipe for the signature fish taco. There is also a short companion video with Wing showing the cooking process. You’ll find the video on her website.

Melissa's World Variety ProduceCathy then continued her comments on Melissa’s 50 Best Plants On The Planet with her notes on Chrysanthemum Leaf. The recipe for Thai-Style Carrot Soup with Chrysanthemum Leaves is posted on our Website in the “Recipe” File.

Kale, a current darling of chefs, was next on the menu. Kale salad seems to have popularized the current trend. The book includes a wonderful recipe for Kale Salad with Dates and Almonds.

Cathy concluded the conversation explaining the recipe for Kale and Cannellini Beans with Crumbled Sausage enjoyed by her daughter.

This is a handy book for reference that’s a must for any home cook.