Friends, today I am beyond excited to announce that I started a Begin with Butter video podcast! It’s called “I’ll Bring Dessert” and I am having an absolute ball with it. On this show, I make my friends’ recipes while we talk about food, family, and everything else. At the end of the meal/interview, I tell you which dessert I would pair it with! We film live on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. ET on my YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there!), and you can catch the replays on Thursdays in the same place!
The entire premise of the podcast is to bring attention to other foodies. Whether they have a blog, another food business, or they’re just dope individuals who can really cook, I want you all to know about these people so that you can love them as much as I truly do!
I told my Uncle Clint about the podcast shortly after it started. Of course, I was gushing about which friends were coming on, and the things we were going to talk about. As usual, I was being deeply unserious about it all.
“This isn’t just an opportunity to laugh with your friends,” he said. “It’s your generation’s opportunity to add to our oral food history. And that’s important.”
That hit me like a ton of bricks, Friends! To play a part in our oral food history is an awesome responsibility and I’m honored to be able to do it in this way.
Uncle Clint, you were so right.
Season 1, Episode 1 (Pilot): Hammed Alabi
It was GONE. For his episode, I brought dessert, pairing this amazing Beef Lo Mein with my Orange Creamsicle Spritz Cookies. Such a perfect way to end the meal!
Hammed is a father of five and an amazing cook. Check out his interview here!
Season 1, Episode 2: Shanika Graham-White
One of my favorite blogs of all time is Shanika’s blog, Orchids and Sweet Tea. She fuses Southern and Jamaican cuisine, and she does it beautifully. She is truly a wizard of this cuisine and we are all better for it. And the TASTE of her recipes? OMG.
For her episode, we made her Creamy Garlic Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It was PERFECT for the weather (rainy, yucky) and perfect for my insides (ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS). I paired it with crusty bread, because it’s literally the most perfect thing that you could ever pair with this soup!
Check out Shanika’s interview here!
Season 1, Episode 3: Britney Brown-Chamberlain
Episode 3 brought one of my best friends in the whole wide world, Britney Brown-Chamberlain from Britney Breaks Bread! Y’all, cooking with Britney is like cooking with your best friend in the kitchen. I’m so glad we were filming an episode because I swear nothing would have gotten done if we weren’t!
I love Britney so much and can’t wait to make her Pepper Steak recipe again! Thank you so much Britney for your friendship and your overall dopeness! I’ve so enjoyed being part of your community, Friend!
For her episode, I paired her delicious Pepper Steak with my Very Vanilla Pound Cake. This cake has become an instant classic on the Begin with Butter site and I hope you all love it too!
Check out Britney’s episode here!
Season 1, Episode 4: Rashad Jiles
Friends, my Friend Rashad from Rashad Eats the World is an absolute whiz when it comes to making foods from around the world. We laughed so much during this interview, and he tried to help me salvage my cookout invite every which way he could!
We made Rashad’s Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders, which are a flavor that you MUST TRY NOW. His recipe is super top secret, but if you’re nice, he might share it with you!
Because nothing goes better with fried chicken than pound cake, I paired my classic Sour Cream Pound Cake with this meal. And I was so happy that I did!
You can watch this absolute delight of a human being’s interview right here!
There are so many incredible guests lined up for the show over the next few months. Next up is LaKita Anderson from Simply LaKita! She’s such a super cool individual and we have so much in common. I can’t wait for you all to meet her!
Want to meet her live? Join us tomorrow, April 15, 2023 at 2:30 ET on my YouTube channel! We’ll be talking about her Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Carrots, as well as her connections to Virginia and Alabama, two places that I love dearly.
I am so proud of this podcast and look forward to seeing it grow. I invite you to join me as we chat with these delightful culinary geniuses from week to week, and as usual, I’ll Bring Dessert!
See you soon, Friends!