Live To Eat

with Candace Nelson

Pastry chef, food entrepreneur and TV judge Candace Nelson interviews culinary personalities and other notable nationally recognized figures about their passion for food, their earliest memories of eating, as well as their current cooking and dining routines.


Episodes

  • Half Baked Harvest’s Tieghan Gerard on self-taught successOne of seven children, Tieghan Gerard ventured into the kitchen at the age of fifteen determined to rein in the chaos of her big family and have dinner on the table before midnight. Completely self-taught, she began chronicling her fresh takes on old...
  • Cleanse Queen Elissa Goodman on healing cancer through foodAfter being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 32, Elissa Goodman made dramatic changes to her diet and lifestyle in lieu of traditional medicine, beating the illness. Years later, when cancer took her husband’s life, the tragic event propelled...
  • Revolutionizing an industry with Ellen Bennett of Hedley & BennettFresh out of culinary school, 23 year old Ellen Bennett unabashedly knocked on the back doors of Los Angeles' most acclaimed restaurants and earned herself a gig. In the kitchen, she came to realize that chef’s aprons were neither durable nor...
  • Against All Grain’s Danielle Walker on healing through foodAfter being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 22, Danielle Walker was prescribed a cocktail of medicines which came with severe side effects. When faced with the decision of whether to pursue yet another expensive and punishing...
  • Baking from Scratch with Brian Hart HoffmanAt the age of 18, Brian Hart Hoffman began his career in the airline industry where he traveled the world, discovering exotic foods and baked goods. Yearning for these delicious discoveries back in Birmingham, he would spend hours in the kitchen...
  • It’s all Sababa: explore Israeli tastes and flavors with cookbook author Adeena SussmanAdeena Sussman grew up in a religious Northern California home where cooking and entertaining were constants. As an adult, she immersed herself in the burgeoning food writing world and realized her calling for co-authoring cookbooks. 11 cookbooks...
  • Hollywood Event Planner Annie Campbell on Faking It 'til You Make ItAnnie Campbell is beloved by celebrities for her elegant events brimming with towering “naked” cakes, luxurious grilled cheeses and signature herbaceous cocktails. But her road to coveted event planner almost didn’t happen. When she was...
  • Taking the California Lifestyle East: West~bourne Founder Camilla MarcusCamilla Marcus is redefining restaurant culture with her popular New York restaurant West~bourne which pays homage to her California upbringing. “Accidentally vegetarian, decidedly wholesome,” it is on track to become the first zero waste...
  • Baking Up the American Dream: Bigger Bolder Baking’s Gemma StaffordGemma Stafford grew up cooking and baking as a respite from Ireland’s cold winters, but at the tender age of six, an 80’s movie starring Diane Keaton planted the seed of moving to America.  After training in cookery (that’s the Irish way to...
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous of Julie & Jesse CookModern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson has always said that if he hadn’t been an actor, he would have been a chef! But it wasn’t until he met Julie Tanous at a dinner party that he found the perfect partner with whom to explore his culinary side....
  • Weelicious & One Potato Box founder Catherine McCord on making healthy eating accessible for familiesCatherine McCord grew up in a Southern family who farmed, preserved and composted and who instilled in her a deep appreciation for wholesome food. Later as a new mom, she realized the lack of resources available to help parents feed their children...
  • Inspired Whole Foods With Cooking Instructor and Author Pamela SalzmanPamela Salzman’s lifelong penchant for healthy, whole foods turned into a second career after she left her high-powered marketing career to raise a family. When a friend encouraged her to share her knowledge, she began teaching cooking classes and...
  • Grain Free Goddess Laurel Gallucci's Journey to Sweet Laurel BakeryLaurel Gallucci grew up baking for family and friends but when she developed a serious autoimmune disorder she had to remove gluten and dairy from her diet forever.  Longing for the treats she once loved, she began experimenting in the kitchen...
  • Sister Pie Founder Lisa Ludwinski on Building a Sisterhood with PieLisa Ludwinski founded the nationally acclaimed @sisterpiedetroit bakery, which celebrates the seasons and local produce of Michigan through scratch-made pies. Her start-up story is far from traditional, raising funds for a brick and mortar...
  • Not Just a Roman Holiday - Award-Winning Food Writer Katie Parla’s Love Affair with Southern ItalyRome-based journalist and cookbook author Katie Parla was drawn to Southern Italy for its storied art history, but stayed for its remarkable food. In the sixteen years since relocating, Katie has immersed herself in the food and culture of...
  • What’s Gaby Cooking: Gaby Dalkins’ Recipe for SuccessAs a child, Gaby Dalkin was a picky eater, but today she is one of the internet’s top food bloggers and author of two successful cookbooks.  Though she was pre-med in school,  Gaby happened into a gig as a private chef, simultaneously...
  • Following Your Rainbow: From Fashion to Rainbow Explosion Cakes with Flour Shop Owner Amirah KassemInspired by her piñata-filled childhood in Mexico, Amirah Kassem created the now iconic rainbow explosion cake. But her road to success did not come the traditional way. Amirah attended fashion school instead of culinary school, and her baking side...
  • From the Commune to Cookbook Stardom: Sweet Success with Zoe Francois of @zoebakesWith a fanatical following for her show-stopping desserts on Instagram and as the coauthor of a best selling series of artisan bread baking books, Zoe Francois is a veritable pastry superstar.  Yet, having been raised on communes throughout...
  • Molly Sims: Lifestyle guru, Super mama, Supermodel, Actress, Philanthropist and FoodieThis supermodel stays true to her Southern roots with her passion for red velvet cake, themed parties and stunning tabletops.  Yet her SoCal lifestyle keeps her on the cutting edge of health, fitness and lifestyle trends....
  • Sugar Rush Host Hunter March on Breakfast Skillets, Going Gluten Free and Dating in the Instagram AgeAre you curious what goes on at the Sugar Rush judge’s table when the cameras aren’t rolling? This intimate and irreverent chat with host Hunter March will give you a taste of the hilarity on set, and answer your most pressing personal questions: why is Hunter licking the icing off of cakes, what are his favorite date spots, and why is breakfast his favorite meal of the day. Listen in for lots of laughs with this funny man.
  • Katie Lee: Food Network star and cookbook author shares her greatest food passions.Katie Lee grew up in a tightly knit, food-loving family in West Virginia, which instilled in her a lifelong passion for good food. Join me for an intimate chat with this culinary star about her penchant for cooking and entertaining.
  • Reinventing Neapolitan pizza with Pizzana executive chef Daniele UditiDaniele Uditi grew up in a small town outside Naples, learning the art of bread making at the hand of his aunt. Today he helms Pizzana, our Michelin Bib Gourmand- rated restaurant here in Los Angeles. Daniele and I chat about his rebellious new style of “Neo” Neapolitan pizza, marrying his Southern Italian heritage with a Southern California philosophy, and what it’s like to achieve the American dream.
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