A show about the wonderful world of food and beverages and the incredible people who grow, craft, brew, cook, serve and create within it.

Just Forking Around Host - Debi Saltzberg










Join me as I feature a rotating cast of guests and explore with me how they did what they did and why they do what they do.



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#091 – Christopher Mercier: What Goes into Iconic Restaurant Spaces?

People may not understand or even stop to consider the depth or complexity that goes into designing and building restaurant spaces, but today we’re going to learn a LOT more about this often-overlooked aspect of the hospitality industry.   Here to discuss what goes into creating iconic restaurant spaces is…

#090 – LUIGI al TEATRO | Friday Forkisode

Almost hidden behind a sneaky doorway on 2nd St. in Santa Monica, hungry and curious walkers by are just a few steps away from LUIGI al TEATRO, a secret piece of heaven nestled near Main St. High ceilings, wall frescos of theater actors, and custom furniture direct the diner towards…

#089 – Charles Duque: The Five French Cheeses You Must Try Before You Die

Did you know that there are over 1,300 different varieties of cheese – just in France? I’m not forking with you! Joining the show to teach us more about these delicious dairy delicacies is Charles Duque, Managing Director of the Americas for the CNIEL (Centre national interprofessionnel de l'économie laitière),…

#088 – Devon Loftus: How Moon Cycle Bakery’s Hormone-Supportive Treats Celebrate Our Cycles & Empower Women

Devon Loftus is the founder of Moon Cycle Bakery, a sweet treat service that delivers hormone-supportive treats to people on their cycle. Devon and her team at Moon Cycle value celebration, empowerment, choice, and knowledge – and the power of a forking delicious brownie. Stigma is used to isolate people,…

#087 – Judging the San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest | Friday Forkisode

Two award-winning top chefs, a news station producer, a fine-palated foodie, and a podcast host sit down at a table together – no, this isn’t the first line of a very obscure bar joke, this is what happened at the 4th annual San Diego Mac ‘n Cheese Fest! I had…

#086 – Gino Campagna: Raising the Food IQ of American Families

For over 15 years, Chef Gino Campagna has made it his personal mission to raise kids’ food IQs and help fight childhood obesity, and he has a forking awesome philosophy that helps him tackle this much-needed task: if kids are involved in their food choices and preparations – and having…

#085 – Shelley Callahan: How Children Incorporated Gives Kids in Need an Opportunity to Succeed

Shelley Callahan is the Director of Development at Children Incorporated, meaning she’s basically a media correspondent who gets to share the stories of incredible children all around the world who are given a chance to succeed and thrive in spite of the circumstances they’re born into.   “A toast to…

BONUS – Dr. Tilar Mazzeo: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It

Ah, champagne... there is something so mysterious, so sexy, so celebratory about this delightful bubbly beverage. But it can be difficult to put our fingers on what exactly this mystical drink represents; maybe it has to do with the trajectory of the drink, the games that were played, and the…

#084 – | Friday Forkisode

Zinqué Cafe Zinqué cafe exudes LA cool: almost-famous and striving youngs ambitiously scribing their tales to pitch mixed with mature, seasoned, well-dressed dudes and very attractive women. It’s a melting pot of all who have made it and those who are striving to arrive. The vibe is far from pretentious…

#083 – Kaitlin Mogentale: How Pulp Pantry is Upcycling Would-Be Waste, Changing the Food System, & Creating Delicious Snacks

In the beginning, there was juice – then there was pulp. But what do you do with it? That’s the question that led Kaitlin Mogentale to found Pulp Pantry, a fruit and vegetable snack company on a mission to usher in a new wave of good nutrition and sustainability that’s…