Foodie and the Beast -Feb. 5, 2023

Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.
On today’s show:
·        Clyde Davis Jr. , North American brand ambassador for the Equiano Rum Company. Based in the U.K., it is a black and woman-owned company. He’s also the owner of 75 Proof Beverage Solutions, a company dedicated to the success of black and woman-owned spirit brands;                                                                                                                                     
·        Steve DiFillippo, chef/owner of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. There are 11 locations, including a new one now open in Reston Station. He’s been in the restaurant industry for 40 years, was inducted into the Massachusetts Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2008 and was recognized as the Restaurateur of the Year in 2014;                                                                                                                                                                                                          
·        “Chinese Homestyle” by Maggie Zhu is a tasty new cookbook with plant-based recipes for every day of the week: make your own dim sum, delicious noodle dishes and more. Best of all, Maggie is here with us to give away all the secrets locked in her new cookbook;
·        When it’s time for steak, I’ll have a Wangus. That’s a mix of Wagyu and Angus. Also known as an F1. Meet Karen Way, Jessica Morton and Roy Lambert of Ovoka Farm in Paris, Virginia. They are cattle entrepreneurs, dedicated to bringing the best of all steak worlds to your dinner plate.  Their herd is a carefully balanced mix of superior Japanese Wagyu and American Angus, so you get  the balance of traditional American expectations regarding cuts and sizes – gimme that monster ribeye! – paired with the deep flavor and richness of Wagyu.