Hungry Girl in STL on April 20

Lisa Lillien AKA Hungry Girl returns to St. Louis on Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. It’s a FREE appearance, but you need to obtain an advance ticket.


Lisa will be in town for a Jewish Book Festival event and will be promoting her newest book Clean & Hungry. Important note: “Snacks will be served.”


Here is my interview with Lisa recorded in fall of 2012 for the Food Talk STL radio show, just ahead of an appearance at a Dierberg’s store.


In the interview, Lisa mentions throwing out a first pitch at a Cardinals game. (Hmmm. There’s a day game against the Cubs at Busch Stadium on her appearance date. Maybe she could enjoy a repeat performance?)

For (free) tickets to see Lisa on 4/20 at the J, you can call 314-442-3299 OR you can send an email to OR you can stop by the box office at the JCC Arts and Education building. Location is 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis 63146.

For more info about Lisa at her Hungry Girl website, click HERE.






These Guys!

…will be on Saturday’s show to talk about The Block in the CWE at 33 N. Sarah Street.

Marc and Brian

Marc Del Pietro (on left) and Brian Doherty are co-owners of The Block, along with their wives Amy Del Pietro and Lea Doherty. Following their success in Webster Groves, The Block is now open in the Central West End.

Marc and Brian will chat with us at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday (3/30) on 590-AM, KFNS.

Among Our Guests This Saturday…Clodagh McKenna

For St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we’ll chat with Irish lady Clodagh McKenna. We’ll talk about St. Pat’s Day and about her new cookbook, Clodagh’s Kitchen Diaries.


You can follow her on Twitter at @clodaghmckenna.


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.)



Saturday: Panel Show; Many Topics


Our panel for Saturday’s show:

George Mahe of St. Louis magazine

Ligaya Figueras of Sauce magazine

and Jim Bafaro, former STL radio newsman, now working to help business startups in STL.

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Among our topics:

Why no STL cheftestants on Top Chef?

Cupcakes—pure wonderfulness or overrated?

Lengthy restaurant menus—how many choices are too many?

Listen at 11:00 a.m. on 590-AM, KFNS! And via

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Bobby Deen!

On Saturday’s show (2/16/13), we’ll talk to Bobby Deen (son of Paula) about his Cooking Channel TV show Not My Mama’s Meals and his cookbook From Mama’s Table to Mine: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Foods at 350 Calories or Less.

Deen brothers

That’s Bobby Deen on the left with mom Paula and brother Jamie.



Centennial Beer Festival

Beer Fest LogoKnow somebody who likes beer? Get details about the Centennial Beer Festival on Saturday’s Food Talk STL show (2/16), from Jason Arnold, founder of the Festival. Listen at 11:00 a.m. on 590-AM, KFNS. (The Festival is set for Saturday, 2/23.)