Award Winning Writer and Food Blogger Sasha Martin is my first guest today.  Will be talking about her blog, website and her first book “Life from Scratch – A memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness.”

20590683It was a culinary journey like no other: Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life through the prism of food and world cultures. From the tiny, makeshift kitchen of her eccentric, creative mother to a string of foster homes to the house from which she launches her own cooking adventure, Martin’s heartfelt, brutally honest memoir reveals the power of cooking to bond, to empower, and to heal—and celebrates the simple truth that happiness is created from within.  Get a copy NOW!

Sasha Martin

Sasha Martin

SASHA MARTIN is an award-winning writer and blogger who spent almost four years cooking her way around the world. She graduated from Wesleyan University and was an MFK Fisher Scholar at the Culinary Institute of America. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband Keith and their daughter Ava.

Sasha’s work has been featured on NPR, as well as in Whole Living, Bon Appetit, The Smithsonian, The Huffington Post, and CNNgo. Her website, Global Table Adventure, is a go-to hub for foodies around the world. Her first book, LIFE FROM SCRATCH (National Geographic, 2015) chronicles her lifelong struggle to find inner-peace, including the years she spent cooking the world as a new mother.  Learn more at:

Chris Benziger

Chris Benziger

In the second half I’ll be talking to my good friend Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Winery in Sonoma.  Learn more about Chris and Benziger winery at Chris will be in town for the Midwest Winefest and hosting one of the four dinners this year.  Always a welcome addition to the Winefest having been here for several wine dinners in the past, Chris will be hosting the dinner at the Wichita Country Club.  Check out the menus.

Finally…I’ll tell you all about “Shaken Not Stirred” a cool event at Abode Venue Wednesday April 1st between 6:00 -10:00 p.m.

This is a Cocktail Competition and you get to be the judge for the peoples choice favorite.  The competitors include some of Old Town’s finest mixologist:

  • The Public at the Brickyard
  • The Hyatt’s Harvest Bar
  • Mort’s Cigar Bar
  • The Anchor
  • The Monarch
  • Gianni Bacci
  • larkspur

In addition to the competition there will be Dueling Pianos, DJ Carbon, Craft Beer & Wine and a cigar bar by the Humidor Cigars & Lounge.    Tickets are $65


Good Life Guy’s Wine of The Week:
Something cool from the Benziger lineup at Jacob Liquor Exchange


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