28 episodes

Pastry chef, food entrepreneur and TV judge Candace Nelson interviews culinary personalities and other notable nationally recognized figures about their passion for food, their earliest memories of eating, as well as their current cooking and dining routines.

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Pastry chef, food entrepreneur and TV judge Candace Nelson interviews culinary personalities and other notable nationally recognized figures about their passion for food, their earliest memories of eating, as well as their current cooking and dining routines.

    Marissa Hermer: Restaurateur, Cookbook Author and Lady of London

    Marissa Hermer: Restaurateur, Cookbook Author and Lady of London

    Growing up in Orange County, Marissa Hermer was raised on fresh, healthful food and homemade granola. As an adult working in PR in London, she met her husband and helped him run and expand their restaurant and nightclub empire. There, she became a well known face as one of the ladies on the hit Bravo reality show, Ladies of London. At home, the foods she cooked for her family were a mix of the traditional British fare they loved and the lighter flavors of Southern California, which she documented in her cookbook "An American Girl in London.” Now, she’s back in Southern California with the wildly popular Draycott restaurant, inspired by her time in London, and new West Hollywood hot spot Olivetta. Join us for a fun conversation to learn why every night at her restaurant is opening night. and why you should give mincemeat pie a try.

    • 47 min
    Jenni Kayne: effortless entertainer, fashion designer and California style guru

    Jenni Kayne: effortless entertainer, fashion designer and California style guru

    Jenni Kayne grew up in Los Angeles where she was inspired by California’s natural beauty and neutral textures. As a teenager, she launched her eponymous fashion brand which became known for its d’Orsay flat shoes and cozy, oversized sweaters. Today, Jenni Kayne has evolved into a lifestyle brand with seven retail stores, a partnership with Nordstrom, a home collection and a beauty line on the way. Even Martha Stewart is singing Jenni’s praises, having written the foreword to her book Pacific Natural: Simple Seasonal Entertaining. Tune in for Jenni's tips for effortless entertaining, DIY holiday gift ideas and a recipe for the detox tonic she drinks every day.

    • 49 min
    Homesteading with actress, sustainability advocate and mom Genevieve Padalecki

    Homesteading with actress, sustainability advocate and mom Genevieve Padalecki

    Genevieve Padalecki began her career as an actress but when she moved to Austin, her natural curiosity prompted her to explore homesteading. Today, she raises her three children on whole foods grown from her garden while teaching them how to conserve and minimize waste. Her backyard is also home to a hive of honeybees, 14 chickens, 2 dogs and a handful of ducks, all which play a role in living healthily and sustainably in the modern world. Tune in for a lively chat where Gen shares how to grow a thriving garden, her favorite Austin barbecue haunts and other practical wellness tips!

    • 46 min
    Adriano Zumbo: from supermarket to Sugar Rush

    Adriano Zumbo: from supermarket to Sugar Rush

    At the age that most people learn how to drive, 15 year-old Adriano Zumbo knew he wanted to enter the culinary world and earned himself an apprenticeship where we immersed himself in pastry. After building a successful dessert empire where he sold thousands of macarons a day, today, he is my Sugar Rush co-judge and host of Just Desserts on Netflix. Tune in to find out what it was like for Adriano to grow up Down Under, how he created a craze for toothpaste-flavored macarons and what he looks for in a Sugar Rush dessert!

    • 36 min
    Reinventing a guilty pleasure: Dō’s Kristen Tomlan on edible cookie dough

    Reinventing a guilty pleasure: Dō’s Kristen Tomlan on edible cookie dough

    In her early 20’s, Kristen Tomlan was working in branding in New York when a cookie dough craving had her wondering why no one ever made the guilty pleasure safe to eat. She set out to create safe, edible cookie dough and began selling the product online. Her side hustle quickly snowballed into a full blown brick and mortar as word spread like wildfire about her treats. Dō, Cookie Dough Confections opened to a line down the block and business has not slowed since. Aspiring entrepreneurs and bowl-lickers alike will love this chat about building a business that brings out the kid in all of us.
     
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    • 27 min
    Half Baked Harvest’s Tieghan Gerard on self-taught success

    Half Baked Harvest’s Tieghan Gerard on self-taught success

    One of seven children, Tieghan Gerard ventured into the kitchen at the age of fifteen determined to rein in the chaos of her big family and have dinner on the table before midnight. Completely self-taught, she began chronicling her fresh takes on old favorites with a unique penchant for styling her dishes. Today, at only 26 years old, Tieghan's blog Half Baked Harvest is beloved by millions and she is a twice-published cookbook author. Join us for a lively chat about Tieghan’s journey and find out what her Thanksgiving table will look like, what it was like to cheer on her brother’s gold medal win in Pyongyang and how she almost burnt her eyebrows off in the kitchen.
     
    Produced by Dear Media. 

    • 38 min

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