FEED ME! The Stories Behind the Story of Food


Join host Marcus Najera as he talks with celebrities, food and lifestyle influencers, chefs, mixologists, wine experts and more! Feed Me! entertains and occasionally surprises listeners with the stories behind the story of food. With a focus on events, people, incidents and memories surrounding food and its deeply-rooted place in our lives, Feed Me! is light, fun, engaging and all about how food and cooking connect us.

Season 2 launches the week of June 24, 2019. Stream the podcast on iHeartRadio or download on iTunes and wherever podcasts are available.


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Season 2

Episode 22
Get Ready to Celebrate! Parker Wallace Drops by to Give Us the Skinny on Holiday Feasting

The holidays are a time to get together with friends and family…and friends who are like family! Marcus invites “Feed Me!” friend and regular Parker Wallace of Parker’s Plate to stop by to talk about holiday dishes, what to bring to a party that gets you the rave reviews, and how to survive the holidays with the family.  Plus, tips from Parker’s book, Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girl’s Guide to Holiday Feasting. And as a holiday bonus, Whitney Bond drops in with some ideas for kitchen gadgets perfect for holiday gift-giving.

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Herb-Seasoned Rib Roast with Red Wine Pan Sauce

A Rib Roast is perfect for the "wow" factor on your holiday table, and oven roasting is one of the simplest cooking methods because it requires little attention during roasting. This herb-seasoned Rib Roast also calls for a dry red wine in the pan sauce, blending with the rich flavors of the Beef and the steak seasoning, oregano and thyme. Cheers!

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Episode 21
Home Court Advantage: On-Location at the New Chase Center with Executive Chef Mark Jeffers

Just two months after the ribbon cutting and one month after the first Warriors game in their new arena, "Feed Me!" goes on-location at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco for a little one-on-one with Chase Center Executive Chef Mark Jeffers. We take over one of the court-side luxury suites to find out about cooking for 14,000+ people, what it means to cook farm-to-fork for tens of thousands of guests and pro tips for cooking for a crowd at your house. If you've ever felt overwhelmed because holiday dinner for 30 is your responsibility, then this is the episode for you! Plus, Marcus and Chef Mark swap a few stories about cooking for celebrities...and their pets.

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Asian Barbecued Skirt Steak

In this episode of “Feed Me!” Chase Center Executive Chef Mark Jeffers and host Marcus Najera talked about marinated skirt steak, so the “Feed Me!” team felt a recipe was in order. This Asian Barbecued Skirt Steak combines soy sauce, barbecue sauce, peanut butter and garlic powder to make a tasty Asian marinade.

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Episode 20
Home on the Range: 6th Generation Cattle Rancher Kiah Twisselman on Food, Life & the Perfect BBQ

Who knows more about grilling outdoors than a 6th generation California cattle rancher? Kiah Twisselman grew up on a Santa Margarita ranch not far from the birthplace of California’s legendary Tri-Tip, but she’s more than a rancher. An Entrepreneur, Lifestyle Coach and Weight Loss Coach who has her own incredible weight loss journey to share, Kiah and Marcus talk about how to deal when your love of food goes off the rails, what it means to strive to be your best self, and how to be a part of the riding, camping –or should we say, “glamping!”—and Santa Maria-style outdoor cooking that draws guests annually to the Twisselman Ranch.  Oh yeah…and how a REAL California cowboy grills Tri-Tip!

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Santa Maria-Style Tri-Tip the Twisselman Ranch Way

Kiah was kind enough to share her family's tried and true method for grilling Tri-Tip outside on the ranch. Get the Twisselman Family recipe!

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Beef 101: Skillet-to-Oven

For this episode's Beef 101, Marcus talks about the skillet-to-oven cooking method and getting a great sear. Check out this handy oven temp and time guideline.

Skillet-to-Oven Time Guidelines

Episode 19
Tailgating & "Homegating": Football Fan & Food Blogger Whitney Bond "Covers the Spread"

It’s football season. And if you’re going to Tailgate, you’d better have a plan, otherwise you’ll be sitting in the parking lot with a sandwich you picked up at the last minute. Don’t be that guy. Food blogger Whitney Bond is back with some make-ahead pro tips and ideas for a crowd-pleasing spread that will elevate your tailgate to legendary status as you master a different kind of gridiron. Or, if you want to host your friends for the game at home, Whitney has ideas for “Homegating” that might make your place the favorite game day viewing spot. Touchdown!

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Whitney's Marinated, Grilled Tri-Tip

We asked Whitney to create a Tri-Tip recipe that is Tailgate- and Homegate-worthy…and boy did she deliver! This marinated, grilled Tri-Tip features a full-bodied red wine-based marinade with soy sauce, honey, garlic, pepper and other ingredients. She also has some great suggestions for sides that complement this oh-so-California cut of beef.   Get the Tri-Tip and side dish recipes at WhitneyBond.com.

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Episode 18
Feed Me! on location: Catching up with Ayesha Curry at International Smoke

It’s our first ever on-location podcast, and we couldn’t be more excited! Marcus drops in at International Smoke in San Francisco to talk with First Lady of the Bay Ayesha Curry about getting into the restaurant and wine business, her new line of meal kits and baby food, her pro tips for other working moms, that first meal she cooked for Steph Curry and more.

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Ayesha Curry's Easy Pan Steaks

Try one of Ayesha's recipes for an easy, elevated dinner. Her Easy Pan Steaks feature fresh rosemary and filet mignon, take only about 35 minutes, and feeds four.

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Episode 17
Cooking Trends & Food Blogging Tips with Whitney Bond

On this episode of "Feed Me!"...Marcus welcomes back one of his favorites from Season 1. Internationally known food blogger and lifestyle expert Whitney Bond is in the studio to talk about the trend of foil pack cooking as she offers up her own easy, fresh, delicious recipe for Buffalo Cheesesteak served two ways. And as a bonus for food blogger hopefuls, Whitney shares some of her pro tips for getting started in food blogging.

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Whitney's Way

Cooking in foil packs makes for an easy, "one pot" meal with minimal cleanup. For a casual summer dinner, make individual foil packs and serve the packs right at the table.

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Kurt's Way

Kurt, Whitney's significant other, likes to take the recipe one step further. He stuffs all that foil pack goodness into a roll for a more traditional cheesesteak "delivery system."

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Episode 16
Taking Food "Siriously" with Siri Daly

On this episode of "Feed Me!"...she's a Today Show Food Contributor and holds the enviable title of "Comfort Food Expert." Marcus talks with Siri Daly about how she got her start in TV, real home cooking, life with Carson Daly and their kids, and her cookbook, Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook.

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Sneaking in those veggies!

When Siri and Marcus talk about some of her recipes that "sneak" more vegetables into kids' meals it put us in mind of our own "sneaky" recipe, "Pizza with a Purpose."

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Episode 15
Love, Sandwiches and of course, Ike!

On this episode of “Feed Me!”…how do you go from a struggling real estate career and a stint at Victoria's Secret, to a sandwich empire favored by the likes of Robin Williams, Steph Curry and Marshawn Lynch? We get the whole story from the man behind the sandwich himself, Ike Shehadeh of Ike's Love & Sandwiches. Heck, there's even a Kardashian in this story!

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Pesto Steak & Artichoke Sandwich

Ike Shehadeh of Ike's Love & Sandwiches has shown that you can build a food empire by using great ingredients, stellar customer service and culinary imagination, and it all started with sandwiches. Warmer weather is a great time to try your own hand at an "elevated sandwich" for a summer meal that fits right in with everything that's going on. This Pesto Steak & Artichoke Sandwich is just one of several elevated sandwich recipes at BeefItsWhatsForDinner.

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Episode 14
Feeding Cake to the Sharks with Kim Nelson!

On this episode of “Feed Me!”…she turned a legacy of southern family recipes into a national business, even beating the odds on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to do it. Marcus Najera is talking with Kim Nelson of Daisy Cakes about growing up in a small South Carolina town, daring to quit the job that was holding her back, and the message from an ex-boyfriend that changed her life and made Daisy Cakes a coast-to-coast success!

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Garlic & Herb Steak Salad

When Kim visited iHeartRadio in Las Vegas to record her podcast, she brought one of her very popular Carrot Cakes. The 4-layer cake is—hands down—her best seller! So we thought, what summer time dinner would complement Daisy Cakes Carrot Cake for dessert? This Garlic & Herb Steak Salad fits the bill! 

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Episode 13
Carnie Wilson

She's one-third of the group Wilson Phillips and she has her own dessert company. On our Season 2 opening episode of "Feed Me!" we welcome singer, business exec and co-host of The Talk, Carnie Wilson. Listen as Marcus and Carnie talk about music, motherhood, family, Bridesmaids, growing up around the Beach Boys and her company, Love Bites by Carnie!

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Mediterranean Beef Pinwheels

When Marcus asked our guest Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips what dish she made that really knocked it out of the park for her husband, she said it was a rolled flank steak...yum! How about giving this one a try?

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Season 1

Episode 12
Hot Kitchen Picks for 2019

It's tough to predict the future, but we're going to try! Well, the culinary future, at any rate. Whitney Bond joins Marcus on our final Season 1 episode of Feed Me! to talk about Hot Kitchen Picks for 2019.

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

From WhitneyBond.com: "We talked all about electric pressure cookers, sous vide’s and air fryers on the latest episode of the Feed Me! podcast: Hot Kitchen Picks for 2019! Pressure cooking is a great way to make deliciously flavorful food in a very short amount of time. Take a beef chuck roast and turn it into this amazing French Onion Pot Roast or make the best Beef Ragu in just an hour!

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Episode 11
Holiday Entertaining Hacks with Parker Wallace

The holiday season has officially begun! And whether it's Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas, the holiday office party or a New Year's Eve bash, Feed Me! has you covered. Star 101.3"s Marcus D. and "culinary goddess" Parker Wallace talk about holiday entertaining hacks in this episode of the Feed Me! podcast.

Feed Me! Episode 11

Parker's Roast Beef Crostinis with Horseradish Cream

"Roast Beef crostinis with horseradish cream and caramelized onions are one of my all-time favorite appetizers! It's also an hors-d'oeuvre you can serve during any season because it's got the rich, earthy elements that are suited to fall and winter with the pop of flavor and freshness that are perfect for spring and summer entertaining."

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Episode 10
Family & Food with Sydel Curry

Sydel Curry-Lee joins us to talk about family. Sister of Steph and Seth Curry, daughter of Dell Curry, sister-in-law of "Queen of the Kitchen" Ayesha Curry, and new bride of Damien Lee...it's a family affair and Marcus D. and Sydel are talking about where Food and Family come together. From stories around the dinner table to siblings eating habits to stadium food and Domaine Curry, the wine label Sydel and Ayesha started...it's all on Feed Me!

Feed Me! Episode 10

Domaine Curry

For the Currys, food and family also intersect with wine. Learn more about Sydel and Ayesha Curry's partnership to produce wines that are big and bold, and the special meaning the wine embodies for the Curry family women.

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Episode 9
One-Pot Wonders, Fall Edition with Whitney Bond

Our regular contributor, food blogger and author Whitney Bond returns to Feed Me! to talk about One-Pot Wonders for Autumn. Whitney and Marcus discuss slow-cooker and Instant Pot recipes including Taco Soup, Buffalo Taco Spaghetti, Pumpkin Enchiladas and our featured recipe, French Onion Pot Roast. Listen to Feed Me! Episode 9, and don’t forget to go subscribe to the podcast!

Feed Me! Episode 9

French Onion Pot Roast

Whitney Bond's French Onion Pot Roast recipe can be made in either your slow cooker or pressure cooker. Check out her blog post for this and other recipes she talks about in Episode 9 of Feed Me!

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Episode 8
Tailgate Like A Pro with Eric Dickerson

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson joins Marcus D. to talk about grilling, tailgating and some "exotic" meats that likely won't be hitting the grill any time soon.

Feed Me! Episode 8

Pepper-Crusted Tri-Tip with Garlic-Sherry Sauce


Grilled Tri-Tip with Tropical Fruit Salsa


Episode 7
Coast-side Crab Surf & Turf with Chef Matthew Dolan

California has some 840 miles of coastline, so of course Feed Me! must do a surf and turf. For this episode, Marcus D. is joined by Chef Matthew Dolan, owner and executive chef of Twenty-Five Lusk in San Francisco. We’re calling this our Coastal Crab episode, but in addition to the crab we’ve got rib eye and garlic noodles. It’s a surf and turf Bay Area style!

Feed Me! Episode 7

Episode 7 Bonus Video
Watch our host, Marcus D., break down a crab in less than :60 seconds



Episode 6
Packed Lunch Hacks with Whitney Bond

Food blogger Whitney Bond returns to Feed Me! This time she's all about great ideas for packing your lunch, getting kids to eat what you've packed for them and more!

Feed Me! Episode 6

Korean BBQ Beef

Whitney Bond talks about her recipe for Korean BBQ Beef on Episode Six of Feed Me! One of her best lunch-packing hacks is to make a dish like Korean BBQ Beef and then portion it in different ways for lunches, like bowls or wraps.

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Episode 5
Don't Fear the Kitchen with Parker Wallace

Marcus D. and Parker Wallace are on a mission to help cooking novices take a deep breath and face their kitchen fears.

Feed Me! Episode 5

Recipe Bonus

Parker Wallace recently posted this recipe for Ribeye Cap Steaks with Peppercorn Sauce on Parker's Plate. 

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Episode 4
Margaritas with Tim Rita

Camarena Tequila master mixologist Tim Rita joins Marcus D. to talk all things Margarita as we follow Episode 3 about Tacos with Episode 4 about Tequila!

Feed Me! Episode 4

Grilled Steak Tacos with Poblano-Mango Salsa

With Episodes 3 and 4 celebrating both tacos AND tequila, we thought we'd throw in a bonus recipe video for our Grilled Steak Tacos. These tacos are perfect with a Camarena Tequila Fiery Mango Margarita!

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Episode 2
"What's in Season" with Parker Wallace

You may have seen her doing TV cooking segments all over the country. For this segment, Emmy-nominated "culinary goddess" Parker Wallace stops in at the studio to talk with Marcus D. about eating in season, and she drops by with some great food to share! 

Episode 3
"Tacos!" with Whitney Bond

Food blogger Whitney Bond is back with Marcus D. to talk tacos and "think outside the shell." Your "Taco Tuesday" will never be the same! Whitney's featured recipe for this episode is Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos...enjoy! 

Feed Me! Episode 3

Episode 3 Bonus

Whitney and Marcus share some of their taco knowledge.


Marcus D

Marcus D.

iHeartMedia San Francisco's Star 101.3 morning show host Marcus D. hosts Feed Me!, a new original podcast series featuring tips and tutorials from food and lifestyle bloggers and cooking experts.


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Episode 1
"One Pot Wonders" for Summer with Whitney Bond

Food blogger and author Whitney Bond joins Marcus D. to talk about the Instant Pot, slow cookers and great summer meals including this episode's featured recipe, Instant Pot Bruschetta Beef.