The Inside Dish

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The Inside Dish is where you can explore the culinary, distillery, and winery arts in and around the Lehigh Valley including interviews with restaurateurs, chefs, farmers and festival organizers. Join Mike Drabenstott, host of your gastronomic tour of our region's amazing food and beverage scene.

Episode Date
Serving Up Local Italian Cuisine with The Vineyard's Luke and Rachael Prosseda | The Inside Dish
On this edition of The Inside Dish, Heidi Stahl welcomes sibling team Luke and Rachael Prosseda from The Vineyard Restaurant in Bethlehem. Luke, the chef, and Rachel, who runs the front of the house, describe the process of bringing their Italian food to Valley diners, with dishes crafted from local and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Aug 02, 2022
Bringing the Cuban-Latin Flair with Mi Havana's Chef George | The Inside Dish
Heidi Stahl speaks with Chef George from Mi Havana Cuban Cuisine in Emmaus, who talks about how he puts together his dishes - such as their Ropa Vieja - as well as how he brings a Cuban-Latin influence to diners in the Lehigh Valley.
Aug 02, 2022
Everything About Nut Butters with The Big Red Barn's Michael Joyce and Denise DiCicco | The Inside Dish
Michael Drabenstott chats about nut butters and more with Michael Joyce and Denise DiCicco co-owners of The Big Red Barn, which is an all-natural corner store operating out of Emmaus.
Jul 05, 2022
Jen Schuster and 19 Years of the Emmaus Farmers' Market | The Inside Dish
Michael Drabenstott welcomes Jen Schuster, marketing and event coordinator for the Emmaus Farmers' Market, which is now in its 19th year of supporting local agriculture and building community every Sunday.
Jul 05, 2022
Scratch-Made Vegan Specialties with Paranormal Pizza's Marc Kubushefski | The Inside Dish
Heidi Stahl talks with owner Marc Kubushefski from Paranormal Pizza in Bethlehem, a pizzeria specializing in scratch-made vegan pies and vegan wings.
Jun 07, 2022
An Homage to Nonna: Nonna Sulina's Giacomo Sgroi | The Inside Dish
Heidi Stahl welcomes Giacomo Sgroi from Nonna Sulina's Sicilian Kitchen & Grill to talk about their focus on using fresh ingredients, and the history of the restaurant and its namesake - Nonna Sulina.
Jun 07, 2022
The Secrets of Baking with The Flour Shop's Michael Corrigan | The Inside Dish
On this month's episode of The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott welcomes The Flour Shop's Michael Corrigan to talk about the secret behind a good sourdough loaf and recent baking trends.
May 17, 2022
Winemaking, Wine Names and More with Clever Girl Winery’s Don Andreas | The Inside Dish
Michael Drabenstott chats with Don Andreas of Clever Girl Winery, located on Broadway in Bangor, about how wine can be produced without farm fields of grapes, how they got their name and more.
May 17, 2022
Local Ingredients, Homemade Recipes and Jay's Legacy with the Scherline Family | The Inside Dish
Heidi sits down with the Scherline family — Lyell, Lorrie and Justin – of Jay's Local in Allentown to talk about their homemade recipes and honoring the restaurant’s namesake, attorney Jay Scherline.
Apr 05, 2022
DIY-ing Cookies with Sugar Mere's Meredith Wong | The Inside Dish
Heidi Stahl examines the title of "cookie-er," choosing a favorite cookie against her will and making a DIY Heidi cookie with Meredith Wong of Sugar Mere Bakery.
Apr 05, 2022
Getting Spicy with Easton Salsa Company's Art Skrzenski | The Inside Dish
Michael Drabenstott gets spicy as he welcomes Art Skrzenski from Easton Salsa Company to talk about his food's southwestern influences, as well as the fresh, local salsas and hot sauces he has available throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Mar 08, 2022
Family Orchards and Fresh Produce with Ben Scholl | The Inside Dish
Michael Drabenstott sits down with Ben Scholl from Scholl Orchards in Bethlehem to talk about the variety of fruit and vegetables locally grown and sold at their market on Center Street.
Mar 08, 2022
Linzell Robinson, Juwon Owolabi and LJ's Midnight Munchies on the SouthSide | The Inside Dish
New Inside Dish host Heidi Stahl welcomes Linzell Robinson and Juwon Owolabi of the recently-opened LJ's Midnight Munchies in SouthSide Bethlehem to talk about the inspiration behind their menu, startup business pains and more.
Feb 08, 2022
Herbs, Infusions and Charity with Twisted Olive's Steve and Sherri Kershner | The Inside Dish
Heidi Stahl chats with Chef Steve and Sherri Kershner of Twisted Olive Bistro on Bethlehem's Northside about their most popular dishes with freshly grown herbs from the house vegetable 'garden', alcoholic infusions, their charity work, and more.
Feb 08, 2022
What Makes an Urban Winery: Sleepy Cat's Mark and Carrie Gerencher | The Inside Dish
On the newest episode of The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott chats with Sleepy Cat Urban Winery owners Mark and Carrie Gerencher who explain what an urban winery is, their available varietals, and the origin of the West End Theatre District business' name.
Jan 04, 2022
Seasonals and Smart Growth with Rising River Brewing's Ron Beitler Jr. | The Inside Dish
Michael Drabenstott features Ron Beitler, Jr., one of the owners of Rising River Brewing, which will soon open in Lower Macungie Township. They discuss what will be brewing on tap and seasonals soon to come, along with the importance of regional smart growth and farmland preservation for local businesses including breweries.
Jan 04, 2022
Heritage Grains and Wheats with Red Cat’s Teena Bailey | The Inside Dish
On the newest episode of The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott learns more about different types of heritage grains and wheats from Teena Bailey of Red Cat Farm in Germansville.
Dec 08, 2021
Downtown Allentown Market’s Delicious Offerings with Nicole Wescoe | The Inside Dish
On this month’s edition of The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott welcomes Nicole Wescoe, Events and Activation Coordinator for City Center Allentown to talk about the Downtown Allentown Market's diverse collection of food purveyors, located on the ArtsWalk near the PPL Center.
Dec 08, 2021
Veronica & Quartez Moore, The Taste Smokers | The Inside Dish
On the most recent The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott explores one of the new culinary options in Bethlehem by chatting with Veronica and Quartez Moore, owners of The Taste Smokers, who bring Chicago-style barbecue and fixin's to the SouthSide.
Nov 02, 2021
Zeke Zelker & Zekraft - Curators of Taste | The Inside Dish
On this month's edition of The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott spotlights Zeke Zelker, co-owner of Zekraft - Curators of Taste, who talks about his restaurant's well-crafted food and kitchen items from the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
Nov 02, 2021