The real tagline for this podcast is “a food podcast for schmucks,” that alone gives you the first hint of what is to come from chefs Allison and Matt Robicelli, their teenaged sidekick Noah Parker, and producer Evan Siple, recognized for his work on the award-winning podcast, The City that Breeds.
Food will always be central in the bantering by this motley crew, although you can be assured of off-the-wall discussions (arguments). Beneath all the bickering is humor, off-color comments and occasional truths to be learned. Nothing, I mean nothing, is sacred, no holds barred with this group.
The Robicelli’s debuted The Robicelli Argument Clinic in January 2019 after their successful yet irreverent guest appearances on The City that Breeds podcasts. As one of their guests on the recent podcast, Family Table of Despair: Drink, Scream Cry, I served up a theme, the family table, which for me stirs fond and happy memories, not so for the Matt, Allison, Noah, and Evan. Those memories took everyone else as Allison called it, “A DARK PLACE.” The fun starts there and moves to basements, rye bread, and a 1940’s pin-up calendar.
Brooklyn born with an Italian/Norwegian heritage, Allison comes to the podcast table with strong roots, well anchored in this New York borough. She had numerous years in the hospitality industry from working in restaurants and catering. After meeting and marrying Matt, they opened a gourmet foods and sandwich shop that begat their popular cupcakes, which begat their first cookbook, Robicelli’s A Love Story, with Cupcakes. Now, parents of two pre-teen sons, they have made Baltimore their home where they both do restaurant consulting, recipe development, writing and now, adding the podcast to their already lengthy CVs.
Allison claims the title as a D-list celebrity-chef to round off her numerous talents; author, humorist, and nationally known culinary personality. You will find her in the numerous nooks and crannies of the food media from Eater, Food 52, Food Network, and more. Allison is the loudest of the couple, so she seems to get the most recognition but don’t sell Matt short, he is an integral cog in the bantering, humor, and angst generated within this segment of life with the Robicellis.
Growing rapidly in popularity, you can download The Robicelli Argument Clinic sessions from Apple, Tunein, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and Spotify or directly from www:robicelliargumentclinic.libsyn.com/
For Dara Bunjon if it is food, Dara Does It, in fact, that is the name of her company which offers creative solutions for the food industry the likes of public relations, marketing, social media, cookbook compilations, food styling, culinary events, networking and freelance writing. You will now find Dara applying her broad range of culinary skills as a food stylist for television chefs/cookbook authors the likes of Steven Raichlen, Sara Moulton, Nick Malgieri, and Nathalie Dupree. Dara Bunjon lives, eats, dreams and writes about food and isn’t hesitant to share her views and experiences about restaurants, culinary trends, recipes, cookbooks or even her childhood food memories. She has been on the food scene for too many years to mention. Known both in Baltimore and nationally, Dara Bunjon is a former member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs’ national public relations committee.
In the past, she has written for Style Magazine, Foodservice Monthly, Mid-Atlantic Restaurant Digest, Urbanite and other sundry publications. Since 2004 she has maintained an award-winning food-related blog called Dining Dish. She co-authored her first cookbook Yum! Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats in association with Studio Spear. And has written Baltimore restaurant reviews for Gayot.com
Dara believes food is subjective; everyone’s taste is different and she enjoys bringing you to her table to commiserate and enjoy lively discourse.
Considered one of Baltimore’s food influencers, you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @daracooks.