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Join Harmons in our exploration of what’s new and trending in food, the stories behind local products, traditions of cuisine, and so much more as we interview a team of food experts through The Taste of Harmons.

Taste of Harmons Podcast Harmons Grocery

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Join Harmons in our exploration of what’s new and trending in food, the stories behind local products, traditions of cuisine, and so much more as we interview a team of food experts through The Taste of Harmons.

    Fighting Hunger with Utah Food Bank

    Fighting Hunger with Utah Food Bank

    With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, most people take time to reflect on all the good things they have. Giving back comes naturally at this time of year, and one of the best ways to help others is to donate time, goods, or money to our local Utah Food Bank.
    Today’s episode of the Taste of Harmons Podcast, Bob Harmon and Ginette Bott, president and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, join our host Brandon Young to discuss the importance of supporting the food bank not just at this time of year, but all year round.
    Tune in to the podcast to learn about the special relationship we have with the Utah Food Bank, and more about how you can help. 
    And remember you can donate to our Give a Gobble fundraiser when you shop at any Harmons and through eShop. Help us provide Thanksgiving meals to Utahns in need. 



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    • 49 min
    We’re Nuts for Red Rock Pistachios

    We’re Nuts for Red Rock Pistachios

    Pistachios are one of the world’s healthiest and tastiest nuts. The trees they grow on are native to the desert, so they only grow a few places in the world, most commonly in the Middle East, California, and Hurricane, Utah. Wait, what? Hurricane, Utah? Bryce Thornberg, an engineer by trade, discovered the climate and growing conditions in Hurricane, located in Southern Utah, were a lot like Iran and Turkey. So, twenty or so years ago he planted some trees, and the rest is Red Rock Pistachios history.
    Bryce and his daughter, Halley Bonfanti, join our host Brandon Young for the latest episode of the Taste of Harmons Podcast. You will want to hear about the fascinating journey Bryce and family have taken as they supply Utah with the tasty—and very addictive—treats.
    Bryce Thornberg
    Along with running the family-owned pistachio orchard, Bryce Thornberg is the co-founder, president and CEO of dB Systems. Bryce has his bachelor of science and master’s degree in engineering. In 1991, he founded dB Systems Inc. with his father, Dean Thornberg. With decades of experience in RF design engineering, project management, production testing, and engineering management, Bryce has been integral to the growth and success of both companies.
    Halley Bonfanti
    Halley Thornberg-Bonfanti is the manager of Red Rock Orchards and is also the vice president and CFO of another family-owned business, dB Systems. Halley loves to put her education and experience to good use by driving innovation, growth, and success. She thrives when creating new processes to increase efficiency and productivity. Striving to take the company to the next level while ensuring they have a great team and benefits has been a difficult but fulfilling challenge.
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    • 38 min
    Join the Caramel Club

    Join the Caramel Club

    There are few things as good as a mouthwatering caramel, especially when they are made with love by a dedicated candy maker, and that describes Rowena Montoya perfectly. 
    Rowena is the Utah-based owner of JulieAnn Caramels, which can be found in all of our stores, and is one of our favorites (admittedly, we have quite a few). On the latest edition of Taste of Harmons, Rowena joins Brandon Young and Chef Lesli to discuss her story, trials, and ultimately her successes. 
    You’ll want to tune in to hear her inspiring story, and you’ll be glad you did when you hear about the special promotion we are offering on JulieAnn Caramels. 
    When you visit her site you really CAN join the caramel club. 
    Rowena Montoya’s caramel story began many years ago, with two very loving aunts who took her into their home and hearts, following the untimely death of her mother. 
    Among the gifts they shared, was a very remarkable caramel recipe, which has evolved into something extraordinary. 
    She started her business in 2012, naming it JulieAnn Caramels after her two aunts. Her days are packed full as she works to grow her business and the women she employs.
    You can learn all about (and special order) JulieAnn Caramels by visiting: https://julieanncaramels.com
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    • 56 min
    Gluten Free Sweets from Lucky Spoon

    Gluten Free Sweets from Lucky Spoon

    When her husband was diagnosed with celiac disease, Pamela Schulte went on a mission to make the sweets and treats he still craved but couldn’t eat. She spent hours and hours refining recipes to take the “tasteless” out of gluten-free baking, and her husband was happy when she came up with some cookies, muffins, and cupcakes that were moist, delicious, and completely free of gluten. 
    Her quest became her passion, and Lucky Spoon Bakery was born.
    Pam joins our hosts in the latest episode of The Taste of Harmons Podcast, to talk about her experiences developing delicious treats that everyone can enjoy, not just those who are gluten-intolerant. You’ll want to tune in to hear her trips and tricks to gluten-free baking, and more. 
    Pamela Schulte is proud that her business, Lucky Spoon Bakery, is changing the way people think about gluten-free food. Instead of gluten-free being code for taste-free, she spent hours refining recipes to make it good…really good.
    Always a baker at heart, Pam found her niche when her husband became gluten-intolerant. She set out to reinvent the concept, and to serve up foods “every bit as tasty as their fully glutenized counterparts.”
    Now she is on a mission to share her gluten-free treats—including cookies, cupcakes, muffins, brownies, and cakes—with the world, making Lucky Spoon Bakery synonymous with moist, fresh, and delicious baked goods.
    Find out more about Lucky Spoon by visiting their website at https://luckyspoon.com
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    • 51 min
    The Art of Asian Cuisine

    The Art of Asian Cuisine

    All of our chefs have amazing culinary skills, but almost all of them specialize in a certain food culture or cuisine, and Chef Jake Driffil is definitely that way. He knows the art of Asian cuisine inside and out. In this episode of the Taste of Harmons Podcast, Chef Jake joins our hosts Chef Lesli Sommerdorf and Brandon Young to talk about all the different varieties of food that fall under the “Asian” category.  Chef Jake also shares his “aha” moment, the day he realized that he wanted to make a career working in the food industry. You’ll have to tune in to the podcast to learn what that moment was for him, along with all the amazing things you can experience and try that is considered “Asian” cuisine.
    Chef Jake Driffill discovered he had a love for food and cooking at the age of 10, while spending time making holiday desserts with his mother and grandmother.
    In 2002 he took a job as a line cook, and after learning some basics recognized the culinary arts as his pathway in life. He enrolled in the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco, where he learned cooking techniques from French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and Latin American cuisines.
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    • 51 min
    Cookie Chat with RubySnap

    Cookie Chat with RubySnap

    There’s nothing like cookies fresh from the oven. Nobody knows this better than RubySnap's owner, Tami Steggell. And she is passionate about them. Especially those that feature distinctive and unique flavor combinations. Tami joins our hosts Chef Lesli Sommerdorf and Brandon Young in the latest episode of the Taste of Harmons Podcast.
    RubySnap is a past winner of our Local Development Grant. And we are thrilled to work with Tami and company, selling delicious frozen cookies that you take home and bake yourself. 
    You’ll want to listen as Tami shares her fascinating journey into cookie baking and also learn just how she comes up with her unique, creative flavors. 
    Tami Steggell is the founder of RubySnap Bakery in Salt Lake City, where fresh cookies abound in creatively distinctive flavor combinations. She is originally from Arizona but spent much of her life in the Middle East and traveling Europe and Asia. Tami has a degree in architectural design from Brigham Young University, and spent 15 years in that industry. She is now running the successful RubySnap company, which has steadily grown from year to year. Her brand is fashioned after the WWII era and an idealism of yesteryear. At that time, fresh food meant cooking from crops in season and enjoying the full flavor experience of real ingredients.
    You can learn more about RubySnap and their season cookie selection at https://rubysnap.com
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Strawbs88 ,

It’s nice to have a bougie store so close to home

In my childhood when my mom would say let’s go to Harmon's I’d know that day was about to get exponentially better and we would get all sorts of fun stuff to taste for the night and we would have no idea what we would be getting but we knew it would be good or defiantly something interesting. This podcast defiantly goes more in detail about specific subjects and the sustainability that is defiantly possible or goes with it. It’s bougie, it’s fun, and the associates are always so nice and have actual people vibes.

801podcasts ,

Good listen

I just want to give a shout out to the guy that said shower beers in the craft beer episode. There is nothing more relaxing. Over all great information and still engaging. You guys are doing a wonderful job!

Cazzie0925 ,

Flowers

Amanda is so knowledgeable about all things flowers. I enjoyed Cheryl’s story about the greenhouses in South America.

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