Charles, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of critical experience and the authority on artisan cheese. He also oversees the French Cheese Board, a retail and event space that champions French cheeses in NYC. Charles is eloquent and confident with infinite knowledge and enthusiasm for the specialty food industry.
Chef Gigi finishes the show the last five minutes and reviews how to build a proper cheese board for this holiday season!
Sunday Supper, Chef Gigi’s Food Talk Radio on KSCU 103.3 FM Santa Clara host Angela Reinertson, owner of Riverstar Vineyards- someone everyone loves & wants to be like! Angela is fun loving, warm-hearted and draws you into her magnetic, effervescent personality- it’s really no surprise she is the now mastermind of Riverstar Vineyards! Listen in as she gives us all the details on her new venture with crackin monthly music events, a vacation house on site, oversized games for visitors to includes a life sized Yatzee and Wine Pong games next to the tasting room and grassy knoll for Picnics and BBQ's what more does anyone need? Riverstar has something for everyone! Mention Gigi or KSCU 103.3 FM and recieve 20% off this years harvest. 805-467-0086
Riverstar, is a gorgeous 80 acre boutique, family-owned and operated winery on the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail just east of Paso Robles in San Miguel, California. With over fifty-eight of those acres grapes, they make some of the most delicious Central Coast blends from Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. Don’t miss this!
Holly Hofmann: Track- Minha, off the album: Minor Miracle, Capri Records released in 2004.
Stanley Turrentine: Track- Lets Grove, off the album: Stan "The Man " Turrentine, Time Records released in 1960.
Benny Goldson: Track, Staccato Swing, off the album: Gone with Golson, Concord Record label Re-Released in 1994.
Holly Hofmann for our Background Music: Track, Kaper On Green Dolphin Street, Off the album: Tales of Hofmann, Azica Record Label released in1995.
Hurbert Laws : Off the album: The Rite of Spring, Track-Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Second Movement, Epic Legacy Label, released in 2002.
Russell Malone: Track, Sweet Georgia Peach, off the album by the same title, Universal Music Mexico record label released in 1998.
Closing the show with Holly Hofmann: Track: Everything I love off the album Minor Miracle , Caprie Records 2004.
Raise Your Glasses People!
Chef Gigi’s Sunday Suppers, Food Talk Radio is raising the roof once again at KSCU 103.3 FM by celebrating the kick-off to my second season!
I will be in studio LIVE with the infamous Ed McGrath, Cider Merchant! Ed McGrath founded the Cider Merchant in 2011, offering professional consulting, education and brokerage services to cider businesses and breweries across the land!
McGrath is the mainline man for our county’s National Cider Association, and also works with Portland Cider Co. Lucky for me, he coming by to teach me a thing or two about this historical beverage!
All those interested in the art of fermentation, won’t want to miss this dynamic guest. The Cider Merchant walks me throughout history and we brainstorm new food pairings!
Ed will be taking questions during the show!
Special Thanks to Guest Co-Host, Chef Miriam Wadleigh- Russell
Music by Lyle Mayes
KSCU 103.3 FM Food Talk Radio Show. “Sunday Super with Chef Gigi” I will introduce you to the extremely talented, and knowledgeable culinary educator, Chef Almir Da Fonseca.
Hailing from the southeast region of Brazil, Chef Almir, an award winning executive chef consistently sprinkled with prestigious culinary accolades.He is a devoted culinary arts instructor at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Napa, California. Chef is also a national and international lecturer, and expert on the vast institution of gastronomy.
We will explore his latest compilation, his recently published book, “The Brazil Project”. Chef Almir’s life’s work, containing in depth research of his home city of Camops dos Goytacazes, in the state of Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
Chef Almir has his decades of study nicely wrapped up in 354 pages of impressive work. Chef Almir states his book is really in celebration of the great farmers, fishermen food producers of the world.
Check this book out : https://chefalmirdafonseca.com
Pasta, pasta... and more pasta! I want to explore the origin of pasta and speak to someone who actually quit her day job to give small business owner a try. Listen to my chit chat with founder of Semolina Artisanal Pasta Leah Ferrazzani. Prior to starting Semolina, Leah worked as a food and wine writer in Los Angeles, California. She is now suppling her pasta to some of LA's hottest restraurants. I love pasta! Coming from a large Italian family, I pretty much cut my teeth growing up on it.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be an artisanal pasta maker! Leah Ferrazzani the founder and owner of Semolina Pasta certainly did. Leah launched Semolina Artisanal Pasta in October 2014 out of her home kitchen, converting her laundry room into a makeshift pasta dryer using some consumer electronics and a lot of moxie. Now, Semolina pasta is sold all over the country and online for home cooks.
As part of her small business commitment, she also donates a portion of her pasta making profits to her local community organizations that focus on food justice, preservation and education.
“Our values as a company reflect my values as a mother, an environmental advocate, a feminist and a believer that a successful business can be conducted with transparency and integrity.”