Mangia! We all love to eat delicious foods, and on Food Farms and Chefs we enjoy sharing all the amazing places, stories, and opportunities with you! And on this week’s show we’re stirring up everything from soups to craft brews from around the globe!
From the age of 15, our first guest had a first taste of his future while busing tables at a local restaurant, and fell in love with the fast-paced industry. After pursuing that love by way of The Art Institutes, Chef Michael DeLone gradually worked his way from line cook to becoming the Executive Chef–and along the way meeting, learning under, and earning the respect of Chef Nunzio Patruno. Years later, Michael was seeking locations to open his own restaurant when his mentor called with the perfect opportunity: Becoming the new Owner and Chef of Nunzio’s in Collingswood, NJ. Since then, Chef DeLone has been making his mark on the popular Italian restaurant, and is excited to share the new look and re-branding of Nunzio’s in the coming months.
Speaking of new looks and re-branding, the Craft Beer Store’s (Springfield) Owner, Matthew Titus Sr. was elated to share some big news–and you get to hear it first on Food, Farms, and Chefs Radio Show! After Titus Sr. acquired the business via his position within another company, Matthew Titus Jr. approached his father with a plan–to keep Craft Beer Store and make it their own. After some much needed renovations and an addition to the beer offerings, the venue became a popular spot for locals to enjoy. Since then, they’ve made several other changes to the space, including their big news–but we’re not into spoilers, so tune in to hear what their Grand Opening (happening on Sept 23rd at 1pm) is celebrating, as well as a few more exciting announcements to look forward to!
Looking forward to new things comes with this week’s final guest, Michele Di Pietro. As a Chef; Recipe Developer; Culinary Consultant; Cookbook Author; Food Writer and former Accountant, Michele blended left-brain and right-brain thinking into an artform. That duality aided in her rising career, taking several different forms along the way. Chef Di Pietro has blossomed into a multi-faceted business owner and Chef, creating delicious recipes and cuisines for everyone to enjoy. Not only has Michele developed recipes produced on a larger scale, she offers easy-to-make recipes on her blog and in her book, “Soupified: Soups Inspired by Your Favorite Dishes.” So if you’re pondering what to make, feel free to subscribe to MangiawithMichele.com for sauces to entrees and everything in between, or purchase her cookbook and Fall in love with your new favorite soup!