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Episode 13 of Edacious – Food Talk for Gluttons.

11407045_10205563151371828_2815855348172948960_nEpisode 13 is live! Available at Edacious – Food Talk for Gluttons, on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and your regular podcast outlets. To quote NoBull Burger spokesperson Elizabeth Raymond, “Most veggie burgers taste like the cardboard box they came in.” Not NoBull. These are not punched-out soybean patties people. You can see the lentils, beans, barley, and vegetables depending on the kind you choose – NoBull has four including a gluten-free option. Throw them on the grill. It’s an organic meal in under 15 minutes. Only 3 points on Weight Watchers but tastes like 20. Coming soon, a NoBull crumble for tacos or spaghetti sauce or to throw into eggs. I can’t wait!

Crissanne Raymond developed the concept of the NoBull Burger 35 years ago while growing up in The Virgin Islands, because 1) you couldn’t really eat the meat there, unless you loved mutton, and 2) the hippie movement and Bob Marley’s One Love philosophy made vegetarianism a popular concept.

In five years they’ve gone from selling at farmer’s markets to appearing in restaurants, grocery stores, and university and hospital cafeterias nationwide. All the while their advertising has been mostly word of mouth. Is having a family business all hearts and butterflies? Is Charlottesville finally ready for a dedicated vegetarian restaurant? Listen to find out, and to discover how NoBull is working to change that food behemoth Sysco one veggie burger at a time.

This episode is sponsored by In A Flash Laser.

Episode 11 of Edacious – Food Talk for Gluttons.

11329875_10205463522561170_3723932174810071600_nEpisode 11 is up! Available at Edacious – Food Talk for Gluttons, on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and your regular podcast outlets. What if you could eat farm to table on the go? On the level of Chipotle or Panera? Except it’s local, not a chain, and all the ingredients come from within 100 miles of Charlottesville? Meet Danielle and Ken Notari owners of Nude Fude on Hydraulic Road. Along with CIA-trained chef Jarrod Brown, who worked with Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Lemaire in Richmond, this family restaurant hopes to change the dynamic of F2T – bringing it down from fine dining into something more realistic. Their goal is to get you in and out within 5 minutes. If you’re in a hurry? They have a great To-Go section. As well as beer, wine, and a great patio! These guys have done their research and it shows in the food and in the passion for their mission. I LOVED being able to interview such nice folks at the very beginning of their journey. Go eat In the Nude! You’ll love it. Get the boiled peanuts – they’re the real deal. How did a quote from Anthony Bourdain inspire Ken during his planning? Listen to find out and also learn about how they’re going to lure, and work with the high school across the street.

This episode is sponsored by In A Flash Laser.

Episode 10 of Edacious – Food Talk for Gluttons.

11295919_10205311516441112_6644931381684364286_nEpisode 10 is up! Available at Edacious – Food Talk for Gluttons, on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and your regular podcast outlets. I’m talking with Gerry Newman of Albemarle Baking Company, and I’m not sure who got more out of this conversation, him or me! I’m an amateur bread baker from way back, no-knead method, but of late my anxiety over fallen dough has kept me from this worthwhile past time. Gerry gave me tips on overcoming this, in addition to regaling me with stories of his apprenticeship, his passion for baking, and his love of Limpa. What is Limpa? You’ll have to listen to find out. Gerry has been at the helm of ABC for almost 20 years, and there’s good reason why you can find his baguettes on almost every restaurant table in town. He’s a fantastic storyteller, a sweet man, and a Charlottesville treasure. Hope you’ll listen. This one is great folks!

This episode is sponsored by In A Flash Laser.

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