Meet Nathalie Dupree

If you’re a fan of Southern cooking, chances are you’ve heard of Nathalie Dupree. She was Southern cooking before Southern cooking was cool, and if you want to learn how to make biscuits, Nathalie’s your gal. Her cookbooks have sold more than half a million copies, and she’s hosted more than 300 episodes of cooking shows that have aired on PBS, the Learning Channel and the Food Network. She’s written food columns, run a cooking school and been a chef in three restaurants. Plus, she’s run for office. The international organization for women in the food and beverage industries, “Les Dames d’Escoffier,” has named her a Grand Dame. To me, Nathalie is a grand dame…and a friend. She talks to me in her historic Charleston home, a fairy cottage of color, crockery and one mischievous cat. If you want to talk to someone who’s living a juicy life, you have to meet my friend Nathalie Dupree.

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Chef Emily Luchetti

“Juicy” Emily Luchetti is the chief pastry officer for Big Night Restaurant Group in San Francisco. That includes The Cavalier, Marlowe and Park Tavern. You or I might easily say that our passion is pastry or chocolate, but Emily actually followed that passion to a career that has seen her write six cookbooks and win many awards. I was lucky enough to taste one of Emily’s desserts at an event and, maybe it was a chocolate high but before I knew it, she had volunteered to be on my podcast. She talks passion, the macho kitchen culture, and how getting older can up your game as a chef.

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