Eat, Drink and Be Merry Radio



Interviews focusing on Food, Drink, Recipes and Entertaining. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine. See


  • Eat, Drink and Play in Rogue Valley - Debbie Stone on Big Blend Radio

    01/07/2021 Duración: 47min

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" Show, world traveler and writer Debbie Stone talks about her wine tasting, culinary, art, and outdoor adventures in Rogue Valley. This vibrant Southern Oregon locale has it all. It’s a mecca for outdoor recreationists, nirvana for wine enthusiasts, paradise for foodies, and a magnet for arts aficionados. See her article here:

  • A Taste of England - Glynn Burrows on Big Blend Radio

    30/06/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    Get a Taste of England on this episode of Big Blend Radio with Glynn Burrows, family history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours in England. Along with talking about the various British delicacies one can enjoy when visiting England, we also talk about local farming, and the authentic experience and importance of frequenting local establishments, no matter where one lives or travels to. Read Glynn's article here: BLEND RADIO HOST UPDATE: After this conversation was recorded, it has come out that Subway does indeed have real Tuna in its sandwiches.

  • Casa Rondena Winery in Albuquerque - John Calvin on Big Blend Radio

    27/06/2021 Duración: 17min

    Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry show features John Calvin, owner of the world-class and award-winning Casa Rondeña Winery in the North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Casa Rondeña Winery was lovingly established in late 1995 as a family undertaking, with the first plantings in 1990 at the hands of vintner John Calvin. The Tasting Room opened in August 1997 and a winery building, with a commemorative Tricentennial bell tower, was completed in the autumn of 2004. In 2008, a new barrel aging and storage facility, including the Founder's Rotunda, was built in order to expand production capability of the winery and hold special events for winery members and special guests. The Tasting Room and winery is open to the public daily. More:

  • Big Blend Radio - Eagle Mountain Casino and The River Steakhouse

    17/06/2021 Duración: 19min

    Recorded onsite at The River Steakhouse at Eagle Mountain Casino in California's Sequoia Country, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" Show features Ador Cardenas and Chef Manuel "Patrick" Carbajal. Hear about the casino's dining and gaming options, concerts, and upcoming expansion and relocation within the Porterville community.Known locally as "The People's Casino," Eagle Mountain Casino is a full-service casino that's owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe. It features over 1200 slot machines, 10 table games, four award winning dining options, concerts, The Summit Club and more. Eagle Mountain Casino always supports the local community and is a short drive from cities and towns within Tulare and Kern Counties. More:

  • Spicy Chickpea Rice Burgers - Ruth Milstein on Big Blend Radio

    03/06/2021 Duración: 29min

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" Show features Ruth Milstein, author of the Gourmand award-winning book, “Cooking with Love: Ventures into the New Israeli Cuisine.” Ruth shares how to make her recipe, Spicy Chickpea-Rice Burgers with BBQ Sauce. See the recipe here:

  • Seven Pots of Tea - Nandita Godbole and Linda Kissam on Big Blend Radio

    15/05/2021 Duración: 52min

    This episode of Big Blend Radio features Nandita Godbole, author of the book, “Seven Pots of Tea: An Ayurvedic Approach to Sips & Nosh,” and writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva.”“Seven Pots of Tea” is the first cookbook of its kind allowing readers to explore Ayurveda through tea by way of dozens of simple recipes for the contemporary kitchen. It’s a thoughtful approach to “taking tea”. There’s a bit of history, holistic wisdom, and health goals found in this book. It’s presented in an easy, approachable format with lots of wonderful photos to guide the way. Read Linda’s review and see a sample recipe here: music on this episode is “Lotus Blossom” by Michael and Spider.

  • Discover Arizona Wines - Cori Solomon on Big Blend Radio

    15/05/2021 Duración: 59min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, travel/wine writer Cori Solomon discusses Arizona wines and wineries including Callaghan Vineyards, Aridus Wine Company, Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards, Chateau Tumbleweed, Dos Cabezas WineWorks, Garage-East, and LDV Winery. Read Cori's Arizona Wine article here: music is "Summer Wine" by Shelley King

  • Mediterranean Chopped Salad - Shelley Whizin on Big Blend Radio

    16/04/2021 Duración: 27min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Shelley Whizin shares how to make her recipe ‘Mike’s Mighty Mediterranean Chopped Salad’ that’s featured in her latest book, “What Do You Bring to the Table? A Savory, Sensory and Inspirational Guide to Living a Yummy Delicious Life”. See the recipe: Shelley is the founder and CEO of the Soul Diving Institute™ (SDI), established to study and teach the art and science of Being Human. She’s also the author of “The Healing Journal” and “The Story of the Magical Baby Grand Piano”. Featured music on this episode is “Supergroove” the title track of the latest album by Andy Watts, known as Israel’s Ambassador of The Blues.

  • Shopping Adventures at The Peanut Patch - Donna George on Big Blend Radio

    15/04/2021 Duración: 19min

    This episode of Big Blend Radio features Donna George, owner of The Peanut Patch in Yuma, Arizona. Open from October-April, The Peanut Patch is a southwest tradition where folks gather to buy nuts and peanuts, homemade peanut brittle and peanut butter, fine chocolates and confections, snacks and candies, dried fruit and dates, and gourmet gifts including salsas, relishes, jams, syrups, preserves, olives, and more. They’re known for the homemade fudge too. Shop online at

  • Brewmance Film - Filmmaker Christo Brock on Big Blend Radio

    14/04/2021 Duración: 25min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, filmmaker Christo Brock discusses his new craft beer documentary, BREWMANCE. The American Craft Beer movement began with a group of restless homebrewers searching for something genuine and flavorful. Today it’s evolved into a redefinition of beer and an international cultural phenomenon. That uniquely American spirit of rebellion and innovation survives in two groups of homebrewers from Long Beach, California who are looking to open their own breweries and bring their beers to the world. These include a Christian father-son team who grew close over making beer and a retired rock star looking for the “quiet" existence of a brewery owner.  With the insight and commentary of legendary brewers Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada), Fritz Maytag (Anchor Brewing), Charlie Papazian, Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River), Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Jim Koch (Boston Brewing) and others, BREWMANCE reveals the soul of craft beer in the heart of America. More: Featur

  • Spiced Strawberry Bruschetta - Chef Ivan Flowers on Big Blend Radio

    22/03/2021 Duración: 39min

    Ivan Flowers, 5-Star Chef and Culinary Instructor, joins Big Blend Radio's Spring Brunch Party to share how to make his Spiced Strawberry Bruschetta. See the recipe here:

  • Breakfast at The Rosevine Inn - Rebecca Powell on Big Blend Radio

    11/02/2021 Duración: 11min

    This episode of Big Blend Radio was recorded onsite at The Rosevine Inn in Tyler, Texas "The Rose Capital of America." Innkeeper Rebecca Powell shares how to make her Cinnamon Muffins, Baking Powder Biscuits, and Frittata. See her recipes here:

  • Wine and Honey on Whidbey and Camano Islands in Washington

    25/01/2021 Duración: 41min

    Big Blend Radio spotlight on Whidbey & Camano Islands in Washington with Sherrye Wyatt - Whidbey & Camano Islands Tourism, Greg "Elvis" Martinez - Holmes Harbor Cellars, and Jennifer Short - Camano Island Honey at Sanctuary Farms. Featured music is "Azwan" by guitarist Pierre Bensusan.Links:

  • What Do You Bring To The Table - Shelley Whizin and Linda Kissam

    24/01/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    This episode of Big Blend Radio features travel and food writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva,” and Shelley Whizin, author of "What Do You Bring to the Table: A Savory, Sensory and Inspirational Guide to Living a Yummy Delicious Life.” Read Linda's article about the book, here: Founder of the Soul Diving Institute, Shelley guides you how to build awareness that what you bring to the table of life is always more important than what you get from it. Using brief Happy Mindful Meditations before cooking is a way to re-acquaint and connect with an Essence of yours, a mini "Soul Diving" which you then carry over to your food preparation. The energy of that Essence is key, since you are your own CEO (Chief Energy Officer). Featured music is “Diva Bossa Nova” by guitarist Micha Schellhaas. More:

  • Cultural Culinary Travels with Priscilla Willis

    22/01/2021 Duración: 57min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Friday Food Wine & Travel Show with the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, Priscilla Willis shares her cultural culinary experiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico; St. Augustine, Florida; and the Delta region of Arkansas. Specializing in culinary travel and light adventure to burn those calories, Priscilla is a freelance writer and the creative behind music on this episode is “Ham & Eggs” from the album “Evangeline” by Blind Lemon Pledge.

  • Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken - Chef Ivan Flowers on Big Blend Radio

    11/01/2021 Duración: 39min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Ivan Flowers, 5-star chef and culinary instructor, shares how to make his oven-roasted barbecue chicken recipe. See recipe:

  • Wine Adventures Around the World - Penny Sadler on Big Blend Radio

    09/01/2021 Duración: 40min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Penny Sadler, a travel and wine writer, and publisher of, talks about her wine adventures around the world from picking grapes in Barolo and exploring the Grand Cru vineyards of Alsace. Featured music is "Wine Headed" by Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys.Follow Penny's adventures at

  • Italian Cuisine - Chris Cutler on Big Blend Radio

    14/12/2020 Duración: 01h22s

    This episode of Big Blend Radio features travel, food, and wine writer writer Chris Cutler who discusses five Italian foods that you won’t find in Italy. Read her article here: Music is "Fresh Squeezed" by Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys

  • Big Blend Radio Spotlight on Craft Wines and Wineries

    21/11/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, travel writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva”, explores the world of craft wines with special guests: Carole Lawson - CEO/Founder of the Craft Wine Association, William & Jennifer Layton - Owners of Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery in Maryland, and Bill Schinkle - owner of Tranquil Heart Vineyard & Winery in Southern California. Read Linda's "Craft Wine" article here:

  • Cooking Orange Chicken - Ruth Milstein on Big Blend Radio

    20/11/2020 Duración: 36min

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Ruth Milstein shares how to make nhere recipe for Sweet Orange Coconut Glazed Chicken. Ruth is the author of the Gourmand award-winning recipe book "Cooking with Love: Ventures Into the New Israeli Cuisine." See her recipe here: music is "Date Nut Porridge" by the Walk A-Bout Band.

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