Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.

SERIO COOKS! – Orange Chicken

There are three ways to enjoy Orange Chicken. (1) Order it from your favorite Chinese restaurant (knowing it’s probably pumped full of MSG) (2) Buy one of the bagged meals that you pop in a pan and warm up (not being able to pronounce all the ingredients or preservatives in …

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From the Food Nation Radio archives: You drive up to your favorite restaurant.  As you open the door, you close your eyes and you can smell steak, pizza or fish.  But is that wonderful aroma actually coming from the kitchen or are you being manipulated?  Remember, the goal of a …

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Hot Cocoa for a Cold Day

There are TWO ways to make hot cocoa. 1) You can open up one of those preservative-packed foil pouches that were filled months ago (or maybe even years ago) pour it into a cup, add milk, nuke it for a minute and you have a perfectly horrible, chemical laden cup …

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Blue Spruce Christmas Tree Story

Okay, so when your wife wants a real Blue Spruce Christmas Tree, the average, pathetic, Charlie Brown-like tree from the tent stand down the street just won’t do. This is one man’s struggle to find, set-up and then decorate a Blue Spruce Christmas Tree.  From the Food Nation Radio archives …

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So… since almost the very beginnings of this radio program, host Elizabeth Dougherty has been asking her producer Michael Serio (me) to find a way to put Food Nation Radio on a streaming video platform.  We are pleased to announce that Food Nation Radio can now be SEEN on Twitch.tv/FoodNationRadio.  …

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One of the questions that always pops up heading into the Thanksgiving holiday is “what foods pair well with what wines?”  The other question is how do I make gravy that’s lump-free, we’ll address that on this week’s TV/Radio program. Elizabeth spoke with Katrina Frey, from third-generation family-owned Frey Wine in …

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