PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 21 – “Livengood, Feelin’ Good!”

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 Daisy looks on as we stuff chicken pakoras from Chai Pani into our faces. - photo by Matt Johnson

Daisy looks on as we stuff chicken pakoras from Chai Pani into our faces. – photo by Matt Johnson

Hello Asheville!

AVL Food Fans episode #21 – “Livengood, Feelin’ Good” was another fun show to record, made even more so by the presence of Daisy the Dog! Yay! In addition to Daisy, Chef Joe and I are joined by Lucy Murphy, Anne Livengood, and this time even producer Matt speaks into a mic!

Please click the link to listen: http://www.spreaker.com/user/studiozapow/21-livengood-feelin-good

First, Lucy delivers The Food News to us, which this week includes: Taco Temple, Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen, Sonora Restaurant, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue‘s Cat Cafe Update! Black Forrest Restaurant Asheville, Rocket Fizz, Lex 18 – Appalachian Supper Club & Moonshine Bar, Mountain BizWorks, Black Mountain Ciderworks & Meadery, Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon, Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar, No Evil Foods, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, 12 Bones River, MG Road, Dynamite Roasting Company, Navitat Canopy Adventures, The Odditorium,


L: Stu Helm, R: Lucy Murphy from AIR – photo by Matt Johnson

At the half-hour, we are joined by Anne Livengood, who is the co-owner of an exercise company called Soundbarre. Anne worked with several local chefs who created healthy, delicious recipes, to help uplift people in body, mind, and spirit. We talk about healthy food, and Anne ALMOST reveals herself to be a crime-fighting super hero!


L: Stu Helm, R: Anne Livengood – photo by Matt Johnson

Here are four of the recipes that Chef Reza Setayesh, former owner of Rezaz and Piazza, provided for Anne’s Soundbarre Boot Camp. Click on the thumbnails to see larger version.

We wrap up with Anne about 12 mins before the show ends so that Joe and I can talk about Food Fest Season, which is upon us! We mention The Food Truck Showdown, Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck Off + Aural Pleasure Fest, Asheville Bread Festival, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest, The Spring Herb Festival, RampFest, Asheville Wine & Food Festival (Elixir, Sweet, Grand Tasting), Asheville VegFest: A Celebration of Vegan Food and Drink!, LEAF Community Arts, Livermush Festival, Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, Asheville VeganFest, Spruce Pine BBQ and Bluegrass, WNC Battle of the Burger, and Organicfest.

As I said, it’s a fun show, Anne plays along with me and Joe as we goof around, and we all have a lot of laughs. I hope you do too!


L: Chef Joe Scully, R: Stu Helm

Thanks as always to Chestnut, The Corner Kitchen, Corner Kitchen Catering, Buffalo Nickel, Aloft Asheville Downtown, and Blue Ridge Restaurant Equipment for their support, as well as ZaPow studios for hosting the show, WPVM 103.7 The Voice for rebroadcasting the show every Friday at 5pm, and the Derita Sisters for our theme song. Thanks to Asheville Independent Restaurant Association for lending us Lucy, and to Mikey, Andrew, Lauren, and Matt at Chai Pani for styling us out with fooood!

And thanks to you guys for listening to the show! You can listen to past episodes by clicking this link: http://www.avlfoodfans.com and by looking for it in the iTunes store, where you can listen, download, and subscribe for FREE!

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L: Chef Joe Scully, R: Stu Helm, The Food Fan. photo by Matt Johnson


IMG_0273Stu Helm is an artist, writer, and podcaster living in Asheville, NC, and a frequent diner at local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and the like. His tastes run from hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese, to haute cuisine, and his opinions are based on a lifetime of eating out. He began writing about food strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook. 


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