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Meet The Foodie: Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood & Small Bites Radio

We’re back with another edition of Meet The Foodie. One day I am going to interview these people in person for a video or podcast episode if I can find the time. Until then read up on Derek Timm of popular local food blog

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Derek Timm


Philadelphia Area

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Launching “Small Bites with Scott Macom and Derek Timm of”. It’s an innovative, captivating, and funny new program airing live Sundays from 6:35 PM to 7:35 PM on Wildfire Radio. This show is about food, beverages, travel, nightlife, and all topics related to the hospitality industry.

When did you start being an active online foodie?
Around 2011 when my wife started the website for me since she thought people should hear directly from me.

What do you like best about being a foodie?
Every meal is like a photograph in my mind to me. I equate food with memories, whether good or bad.

What platforms do you use?
Radio show, Blog, Facebook, Twitter.

How do you promote your work?

What is your favorite “foodie” or food blogging experience so far?
Meeting chefs and everyone in the industry.

What are your favorite cuisines/meals/recipes?

What are your favorite Philly area restaurants?
Too many to name. I always say to anyone that asks me what is the best place to eat, my reply is always it depends what you are craving at that exact moment. If I am craving sushi and someone gives me a cheesesteak, I don’t care how good that cheesesteak was, it was sushi I was thinking about.

Who are your favorite Philly area chefs or food business personalities?
All of the media professionals. Michael Klein, Craig LaBan, Drew Lazor, Danya Henninger, Adam Erace, Brian Freedman, etc. Anytime someone says to me they love my stuff or only read my blog, it feels like a slap in the face to all these hard working individuals who are much more talented than I’ll ever be.

How often do you go out to eat at Philly area restaurants?
As often as I can, usually twice a week

How often do you cook at home?
Several times per week.

What are your favorite stores/shops/markets to shop for food products?

  • Italian Market

  • Reading Terminal

  • DiBruno Bros

  • Aldi – my son loves it there

  • Any Farmer’s Market

Tell us a few things you think our readers would find interesting about the local food scene.
Philly has done a complete makeover of the type and quality of food you can have almost anywhere around the entire city. Except for the lower income areas which sadly are still food deserts for the most part where variety and nutrition is almost non existent. You can truly fill any niche at any moment almost.

Tell us more about yourself.
I love to eat, travel, and try new restaurants. I like to say my tastes are sophisticated as a result of my palate being cultured extensively in six continents. I like bold flavors and appreciate subtlety. I have earned the esteemed credential of being a CBJ (Certified Barbeque Judge) from the Kansas City Barbeque Society and has been honored by them with a lifetime membership to this elite culinary group.

I was a full-time contributing writer for Ed Hitzel Enterprises, Communications, Media and Marketing and weekly on-air talent for award winning radio broadcast “Table for One” syndicated on 610AM Philadelphia, 1400AM Atlantic City, 1240AM Millville and has appeared on many other radio programs as host, co-host, guest-host, and special guest.

I have done freelance writing, as well as being an actor, producer, executive producer and have been in numerous movies, television series, and web programs. I performed stand-up comedy numerous times live on stage and was spotlighted on “The IT Factor” program and website which considers  themselves the “authority” featuring young hot celebrities who the fashion world should pay attention to.

Last but not least, I have professionally judged dozens of food events, provided culinary consulting to restaurants, and created public relations, promotions, and marketing plans for many clients.

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Did we miss anything?
Tune in to “Small Bites with Scott Macom and Derek Timm of” every Sunday 6:35 PM to 7:35 PM. We also have weekly segments from Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist Chef Barbie Marshall, legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, Courier Post nightlife reporter John Howard-Fusco, and reports from Philabundance and Food Bank of South Jersey. 

This week live Sunday on Wildfire Radio at 6:35pm on “Small Bites with Scott Macom and Derek Timm of” a James Beard Foundation winner Joanne Weir will talk about her new book “KITCHEN GYPSY” and much more. Also we have someone who has a dream of being a chef. He was homeless and living in a shelter while going to Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. A caring teacher took him under her wing and boosted him to win the CCAP – Careers through Culinary Arts Program competition and receive a full scholarship to New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and he graduated. Now he can’t find a job. He will be live in studio along with his mentor and caring teacher. Also, segments from Barbie Marshall a Hell’s Kitchen finalist, legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, and John Howard-Fusco contributor for Courier-Post. DO NOT MISS IT!

Thanks Derek – we will definitely be tuning into Small Bites!

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