Saturday, March 2

We’ll visit Saturday with Companion’s Josh Allen. We’ll chat about his bread and the many places around St. Louis where you may have tasted it during his company’s 20 years (!) in business. Here is his official portrait, lifted from the Companion website.


Also tomorrow, we’ll talk to Justin Haifley, chef at The Tavern at Big Bend and Dougherty Ferry in West County. Here’s Justin:


Plus, we’ll tell you about the movie A Place at the Table and give away passes to see the movie at the Tivoli in University City.

Listen at 11:00 a.m. on 590-AM, KFNS. And via (You can also hear the show and everything else on 590 via the TuneIn Radio app on your smartphone.)



This Weekend’s Show

On Saturday, November 17, we bring you another roundtable discussion show with guests sharing their thoughts and opinions about a variety of food and drink related topics.



Our panelists are Beckie Jacobs of Serendipity Ice Cream in Webster Groves, Marianne Moore of Dierberg’s School of Cooking in Des Peres and Michael Renner, restaurant reviewer for Sauce magazine.

We’ll talk about several Thanksgiving things, of course, as well as wine, beer, grits, Guy Fieri, fruitcake and waiting for a table at a restaurant.

Listen at 11:00 a.m. to noon Saturday on 590-AM, KFNS, St. Louis. You may also listen online at



Chili Festival Saturday!

This Saturday, October 20, Food Talk STL will broadcast from the Soulard Chili Festival at 1731 South Broadway, right across from Soulard Market. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, click HERE.

Saturday’s guests on the show include Lisa Lillien from the Food Network’s “Hungry Girl.” She will discuss her new “Hungry Girl to the Max” cookbook and her upcoming appearance at Dierberg’s in Des Peres on 11/1/12. We will give away copies of Lisa’s book—listen for the signal to call.

Also, Dan Kopman of Schlafly Bottleworks will visit to discuss the upcoming Fall Food Frenzy fundraiser, set for 11/4/12, from the St. Louis Originals restaurant group.

Also, we’ll give away passes to the movie “Step Up to the Plate,” which opens on 10/26/12 at the Tivoli.

Listen at 11:00 a.m. Saturday via 590-AM, KFNS.

The farm scene in this post is the wall mural at the new Niche restaurant, opening soon in the Centene building in Clayton. The artist is Peat Wollaeger.




FOOD TALK STL show schedule

Food Talk STL will not be heard on Saturday, September 29, as KFNS will carry the Illinois-Penn State football game.

Our show will be on the air on October 6, 13 and 20 at 11:00 a.m. each of those Saturdays.

On October 6, guests will include George Mahe of St. Louis magazine, Chuck Dressel of Mt. Pleasant Winery and Caryn Dugan, a local vegan cook and consultant. We will give away several pairs of tickets to the Soulard Chili Cookoff, which is set for October 20.

On October 13, guests will include chef Carl Hazel of 1111 Mississippi and Beth Huch of St. Louis Culinary Tours.

On October 20, we will broadcast live from the Soulard Chili Cookoff. Guests will include Dan Kopman of Schlafly Bottleworks (and representing St. Louis Originals) and Lisa Lillien, author of Hungry Girl to the Max. Lisa will be appearing on Thursday, November 1, at the new Dierberg’s in Des Peres. (We will be giving away copies of her book during the show on 10/20.)

On October 27, the Illini start early, so no show.

In the meantime, click on the “past shows” tab to hear interviews from previous shows. Click HERE to listen to our recent chat with Gerard Craft.










Saturday, September 22

Guests on Food Talk STL this week are chef/restaurant owner Gerard Craft, who’ll talk about all the new things he has going on, and Jenny Agnew who teaches writing at SLU and blogs for St. Louis magazine’s Relish blog.

Also, Scott Thomas will provide scoop on the Backyard Barbeque Bash in Arnold. And we have many announcements and news items to share.

And we’ll give away a copy of the new St. Louis Chefs’ Recipes cookbook. Valued at 19.95. This will be a “call in and win” contest, so listen for the cue to call.

Thanks for listening Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on 590, the Fan, KFNS.

Free Brewfest Tickets!

On Saturday’s (6/9/12) Food Talk STL show, we will give away tickets to the St. Louis Brewer’s Heritage Festival. That event is set for June 15, 16 & 17 at the Ballpark Village site in downtown St. Louis.

Here’s another way to get a free ticket for the Brewfest: VOLUNTEER! ¬†Anyone who volunteers to work one session receive a complimentary ticket to another session of their choosing.¬† You can sign up by going to

Joining us on Saturday’s show will be Stephen Hale, a brewer from Schlafly, and Jay Cunningham, chief organizer of the festival.

Saturday’s guests (4/7/12)

Saturday’s guests are:

We will be giving away three prize packs, each with gift cards from Tani Sushi Bistro and passes to see new movie “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”

Listen 11:00 a.m.-noon on 590-AM, The Fan, KFNS!

Sushi Saturday!

This Saturday (4/7) on Food Talk STL, we’ll be giving away passes to see the movie “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” along with gift certificates from Tani Sushi Bistro in Clayton!

The movie opens April 13 at the Tivoli in U. City. This documentary introduces you to a Tokyo sushi bar owner with an amazing passion for excellence in sushi. Tani, on Bemiston in Clayton, offers traditional and fusion-style sushi, stunning signature rolls, as well as classic Japanese cuisine.

Listen Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to noon, to 590-AM, KFNS, for your chance to win.