Foodie and the Beast – Oct. 15, 2023


Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis.


On today’s show:


·        Lead Bartender Sara Chaudhuri of Michelin-starred Bresca uses her creative background in graphic design to inspire her cocktail menu, which relates life experiences to nostalgia and sentiment with ingredients. Sara’s in today with tastes and talk of her works-of-art cocktails;                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

·        Hungry for food culture? Get ready to be well fed! Nov. 3 and 4 the annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend explores how food, climate, and community intersect with the lives of women in different regions of the country. We’re joined by Theresa McCulla, curator of the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History;


·        Rock Harper is a celebrated chef, TV personality, restaurateur and a very cool guy – Rock won in the third season of Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” Chef Rock’s restaurant,  Queen Mother’s Kitchen, is an homage to his mom, Carole Harper. The fried chicken is said to be so good that grown men cry when there’s nothing left on the bones!


·        Way back in 2013, when The Yards neighborhood was just coming together, Osteria Morini opened almost before the cenment was dry. It was great then and it has remained so. Suddenly, we’re all a decade older – and so is Osteria Morini. We have invited Bill Dorrler, the restaurant’s corporate executive chef, to talk about its evolved menu and amazing staying power.