This weeks show begins with Gisele Perez, Chef, Caterer and more…with some fun summer time recipes with a New Orleans twist.
Gisele Perez is an honors graduate of the renown California Culinary Academy As a native of New Orleans, she knows a thing or two about what makes for a good party. Ms. Perez has worked in some of the finest hotels, estaurants and catering companies in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area before settling in Los Angeles to establish Small Pleasures Catering, the finest boutique caterer in Los Angeles. She has been helping her discerning clientele create their dream events, and serving beautifully presented, elegant comfort food that satisfies the soul since 1997. She is also a recognized food blogger and lifestyle columnist. www.smallpleasurescatering.com
In the second half I’ll be talking to Sharon Entz owner and baker at Crust and Crumb Company in Newton Kansas. Sharon is making some fine bread that is available locally including the Old Town Farmers Market where I got some this past Saturday. www.crustandcrumbcompany.com
Sharon Marie Entz grew up on a central Kansas wheat farm, where she learned the joy of producing food from the field to the table. After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Milling Science & Management, she spent ten years working in the milling industry. In 2012, she decided to pursue a dream. She converted her garage into a small bakery so that she could produce her own field-to-table bread. She’s even planted a garden of wheat in her backyard.
Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2011 Benziger Family Sonoma County Chardonnay
This wine has well-developed flavors, from long hang times that the cool growing season allowed. This vibrant, engaging wine is bursting with mouth-watering fruit and lively acid. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear and apricot pop on the palate, before subtle, creamy butter and meringue notes and a luscious, refreshing finish.