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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.



#094 – Ani Torosyan: How DishDivvy is Solving the Dinner Dilemma was

  Ani Torosyan is the CEO and Founder of DishDivvy, an online platform that connects approved home cooks with hungry neighbors. If you’re one of those hungry people, you can download the DishDivvy app to find homemade food with the click of a button – and if you’re someone who makes…

#093 – Shoop’s Delicatessen | Friday Forkisode

  One part delicatessen + one part European market + one part cafe = a recipe for a delicious day in Santa Monica. If you want a European delicacy of sweet treat for entertaining your guests (or yourself), Shoop’s Delicatessen on Main Street is the place to be – and…

#092 – Chelsea Poling: Natural Tools to Bring Out the Wisdom Within

  Chelsea Poling is a certified Reiki Level I Practitioner, natural beauty authority and wellness expert, and the founder Rose Botanica, a natural online health and wellness boutique. Formerly employed by NASA and USAID, Chelsea has worked on behalf of the U.S. government to do everything from procuring parts for…

#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…