FOODIE & THE BEAST: OCTOBER 6, 2019

On this edition of Foodie & the Beast: celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, doing the plant burger thing in a big way; master bread baker Daniel Leader, a living legend, who’s authored another stunning cookbook for artisan bakers, “Living Bread;”John Melfi, the executive chef at one of the many great restaurants in Ashok Bajaj’s Knightsbridge Group – Modena, on New York Avenue. It’s a new concept, offering Italian-influenced California cuisine driven by sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. John has weathered some serious health issues while staying the course and serving dishes worthy of la vera Cucina Italiana and, toasting our anniversaries, Anna Bran-Leis and Levi Woodzell are in from Dos Mamis and the Taqueria del Barrio.