October 6, 2016
Exciting show today on location at Cavan restaurant on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Joining me around the table are two lovely ladies: Caitlin Watzke from Louisiana Cookinâ Magazine and Chef Ruby Bloch from Cavan, Meauxbar, and Sylvain in New Orleans. Chef Ruby is one of the six Chefs to Watch this year.
In 2002, Louisiana Cookinâ introduced Chefs to Watch as a way of recognizing talented up-and-coming chefs from restaurants throughout the state who show passion for traditions while delivering fresh, new concepts. This yearâs event is the 15th installment, and it will be hosted by MarchĂ© in the French Quarter.
Caitlin talks about Louisiana Cookinâ Magazine and this yearâs 15th Annual Chefs to Watch event: a special six-course dinner on October 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM at MarchĂ© in the French Quarter. The courses will be prepared by this yearâs six Chefs to Watch, including Chef Ruby Bloch who will be serving a Sweet Potato Spice Cake.Â
Chef Ruby talks food, cooking, creativity and inspiration with us today. And you might even hear a thing or two about desserts. She shares a bit of her story with us, and tells us how a New Jersey girl fell in love with the city and people of New Orleans.Â
Listen to the show for all the details. Full show notes can be found at CatholicFoodie.com.Â
August 2, 2016
On todayâsÂ The Catholic Foodie ShowâŠ itâs #TacoTuesday! We talk tacos and I give youÂ recipe for fish tacosÂ (and I tell you about the first time that I ever tried a fish taco!). I also share with youÂ a reflection on St. MarthaÂ who was a dear, dear friend of Jesus. Her feast day was last Friday, but she is going to encourage us today in our own friendship with Jesus and in our efforts to our best in our daily lives without losing our minds. All this and more right here onÂ The Catholic Foodie ShowâŠ where food meets faith!
August 1, 2016
In this episode ofÂ The Catholic Foodie ShowÂ I announce the new daily show themes, and I explain what exactly I mean byÂ Wash Day Wonders. I share my recipe for the New Orleans classic dish ofÂ Red Beans and Rice, give a shout out to my newly-minted Eagle Scout son Christopher, and reflect briefly on the amazing love that Jesus has for St. Martha. All this and more on The Catholic Foodie Show!
April 13, 2016
Pope Francisâ letter Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), love and hospitality in the family, and Robin Davisâ book Recipe for JoyâŠ all this and more onÂ The Catholic Foodie Show!
April 9, 2016
The French Quarter Festival, known as the âlargest free festival in the South,â is this weekend in New Orleans. Leading tourism officials call it the âkickoff toÂ the festival season in New Orleans,â and it is referred to by many as the âWorldâs largest Jazz Brunch.â
WHAT IS THE FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL?
The French Quarter Festival is four days of live performances by local musicians that draws people from all over the world. On twenty-one of its twenty-two stages, only Louisiana musicians are featured. One stage is reserved as an âinternational stageâ where traditional jazz bands from all over the world perform. This year the 33rd French Quarter Festival will feature more that 400 hours of live music and welcome more than 1700 local musicians to its stages. In addition to traditional jazz, attendees will also be treated to contemporary jazz, Cajun-Zydeco, world, brass band, blues, rock, and pop from some of New Orleansâ most well-known musicians. And accompanying the music, over 60 New Orleans restaurants will serve both classic and creative New Orleans food.Â
Listen to the show to hear more on the food, the music, and the event known as âthe worldâs largest Jazz Brunch!â
Full show notes can be found atÂ CatholicFoodie.com.
January 29, 2016
Dr. Brant PitreÂ joins me today onÂ The Catholic Foodie ShowÂ to discuss his new book (to be released February 2, 2016) entitledÂ The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ. In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, bestselling author ofÂ Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, taps into the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of questions about the origins and validity of the Gospels as well as one big question: Did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be God?
Though a seminary professor of Sacred Scripture, Dr. Brant Pitre is also a husband and father of five, and this book is written in plain language that everyone can understand. With his signature enthusiasm and with a deep love for both Jesus and the reader, Dr. Pitre offers compelling reasons for concluding that the four Gospels are first-century biographies of Jesus, written within the lifetime of the apostles and based directly on eyewitness testimony.Â
Buckle your seatbelt and get ready for an exciting ride to answer the question of a lifetime asked by Jesus, âAnd you, who do you say that I am?â
Full show notes available at CatholicFoodie.com.
January 14, 2016
On the show todayâŠ reality TV, a gumbo-cooking priest, and we talk food and faith with Miss Kay Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. All this and more onÂ The Catholic Foodie ShowâŠ where food meets faith!
Full show notes available at CatholicFoodie.com.
September 9, 2015
Jeff Young, theÂ Catholic Foodie, joins Diana to talk about Mary, St Peter Claver, and Soul Food. Â Your mouth will be watering and you will be seeking out okra by the end of this show!
September 2, 2015
Hear Jeff Young, The Catholic Foodie, and I talk about Pope St Gregory the Great, Sugar Detox, and Withdrawal Crankiness!