Hey Sis, Eat This is a celebration of food, entertaining, and funny family tales hosted by sisters, Courtney & Whitney. Inspired by their mom, AKA Momma Ashley, a caterer who happens to know a thing or two about eat’n, drink’n, and tell'n stories! The sisters gather each week to gab about funny Momma Ashley stories, the hits and misses of their weekly menus, and parties thrown. Sibling guests join them to recount funny stories of holiday celebrations, family trips, and what it was like at their childhood dinner table. In each episode there is something new to learn about cooking and hosting while also recognizing the laughter and joy mothers provide us with daily. Visit our website at https://www.heysiseatthis.com/ to sign up for alerts and get our recipes! Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/heysiseatthis/
Strong & Able, Get Your Elbows Off The Table - Featuring Gail & Nancy Silverton
59:31We are ending our first season of Hey Sis, Eat This on the most delicious note! A spectacular interview with one of our long-time idols, James Beard Award-winning Chef, Nancy Silverton and her magical sister, Gail Silverton. Only one and half years apart to the day, these extremely close sisters open up about their incredible mother, Momma Doris, who was a genuine powerhouse of a woman. When most mothers of her generation were expected to stay home cleaning and cooking, Doris Silverton was shattering the glass ceiling as a successful female television writer in Hollywood. Alongside of her career, Doris was a remarkable wife, supportive mother, and one who never skipped on setting a proper dinner table! While Nancy wasn’t a huge admirer of Momma Doris’s cooking, she admits that the family dinner table, which she still owns, was a very big part of her childhood. As far as Momma Doris’ culinary style was concerned, the sisters describe it as eclectic and ahead of her time. Beef bourguignon, chili Colorado, spanakopita and Caesar salad were in the regular rotation. Gail loved her mother’s brisket and Paprika chicken, two dishes she continues to make today, while Nancy preferred to take matters into her own hands with fried bologna and “whim” outings to Denny’s whenever on a family road trip. With only a year and a half apart, these sisters were always close. So close, that they often shared friends and we even discover they dated some of the same guys! Yes... that is plural! Except for Nancy’s one run in with the law and Gail “experimenting’, the Silverton sisters were pretty well behaved in adolescence. Momma Doris was not one to discipline, instead she empowered them by creating a safe space to live and learn from their mistakes. Her democratic parenting style empowered them to be independent, responsible women who never had to second guess themselves in their professional careers. Doris, who passed away in 2001, left a beautiful legacy with her two extraordinary daughters. An inspiration to each of them, Nancy and Gail have made indelible contributions to the Los Angeles community through food and education. With all that these sisters have accomplished professionally, philanthropically and as mothers, Momma Doris would be so proud! Nancy's New York Times Bestselling cookbook, “The Cookie That Changed My Life” is available wherever books are sold. You can find the recipe for Peanut Butter cookie that changed her life on our website! Enjoy this season finale, but please keep your elbows off the table. Look for our next episode in 2024 as we kick off Season 2 of Hey Sis, Eat This!
Chef Shane, The Happy Cook
53:42We are thrilled to welcome the talented, creative and wildly artistic chef, Shane Fatemian AKA Chef Shane, to the podcast! Shane became an instagram sensation when he started posting his over the top spreads from his private chef events in Los Angeles. His artistic eye and his passion for amazing tasting food has catapulted his career to one of the most sought after private chefs in LA. Born in Iran, Shane’s family escaped to Southern California for a few short years in his youth, only to return to Iran during the revolution. When Shane was 15 and wanted to fight for his country, his parents feared for his life and had him smuggled out of Iran for his own protection. Several years and four countries later, Shane ended up back in Southern California working his way through restaurants, owning his own and eventually landing at Soho House where he’s created menus for the clubs many locations around the world. Never forgetting the flavors, freshness and bountiful spreads from his youth in Iran, Persian influence is reflected in so much of Shane’s cooking today. However one might say the special sauce to Shane’s food is his mindfulness and positive energy he feels while cooking. Inspired by his grandmother who he recalls as a “happy cook,” Chef Shane insists that approaching the ingredients with happy thoughts will make the food taste incredible. From childhood memories of extravagant neighborhood block parties in Iran to his very simple favorite dish of tomatoes and bread, we learn what inspires Chef Shane to create the stunningly visual and delicious food that he prepares with so much love, today. You might also learn how to up your kids snack game! Happy listening!
A Couple Of Very Fine Wines
52:47We are back at it again, taking a trip down memory lane with two sisters from our childhood, Haley and Annabelle Wine. These two much younger siblings were always around during our holidays, graduations, proms and countless meals in between. Their Mother, Momma Kathy was BFF’s with Momma Ashley and we learn that Momma Ashley was a mentor mom to Kathy teaching her Jedi mom skills such as how to detect if your child has been drinking. Haley and Annabelle have fond memories of the Ashley sisters and admit that they idolized us when they were little. Whitney, who babysat these girls practically every weekend during her middle school years, has a vivid memory of Momma Kathy’s babysitting binder filled with numbers and protocols in case of emergency. Haley and Annabelle’s memories, however, are of "Whitney being the coolest," riding around in her black Jeep and going to the tanning salon. Thank goodness these girls had the fabulous Momma Kathy to keep them on the right track. Haley and Annabelle lovingly describe Momma Kathy as an incredible mother who knows her way around the kitchen, getting many of her beloved recipes from her mother in law, Momma Dot. Kathy had dinner on the table every night when the girls were growing up and now that the sisters are older, she hosts both girls families every Sunday night. Kathy was the kind of mom that welcomed the girls friends into their home with open arms and no judgment. She was always volunteering at the school, never missed a game, and continues to show up for all of it, once again, as a doting grandmother. So put your buns in the bathroom and fill your Ozarka bottle with vodka because you’re about to learn a lot about these delicious fine Wines!
Sisters Dish: Gabbing & Gobbling
32:35On this very food heavy episode of Sisters Dish, hot off Thanksgiving, we have our all time favorite guest and resident chef, Momma Ashley join us for a holiday recap of recipes and kitchen tips. From traditional Ashley family favorites to a few new experimental dishes, we dive deep into ingredients, hacks and kitchen conundrums from the biggest meal of the year. In Dallas, it was a wild and crazy Thanksgiving with kids running a muck on Viewside Drive, further confirming Lance and Whitney’s choice to not have children. Courtney on the other hand, still recovering from a Pecan Pie kitchen conundrum from last year decided to order her desserts from Winston Pies, getting out of cooking all together. The night before Thanksgiving, Whitney spent the evening with our dear friend and designer Jessica Maros, creating a gorgeous table scape for the big dinner. This fun filled night of florals and tequila resulted in a kitchen conundrum with Whitney leaving the frozen onions for the fam fave Onions Almondine on the counter over night. Whitney took a page from Momma Ashley's book with an “It'll be fine” and chose to go ahead and serve them anyway. Down at Momma Ashley’s house, Momma was in charge of making the family favorite, Cornbread Dressin’. However when it tasted a little off, she started fearing that she was losing her taste buds just like her grandmother did around her age. All in all, the dinner was a hit including the usually forbidden Thanksgiving side of mashed potatoes. This uncouth tradition, according to Momma Ashley, lead to a deeper discussion about different methods of cooking mashed potatoes. A conversation where even Momma Ashley might have to admit that her mashed potatoes have been beat! To round out the holiday weekend, Courtney’s daughters perform a pole dancing competition for her which ends with a very angry father. We have so much to be grateful for this year including anyone and everyone who listened to this podcast! Thanks Y'all!
Horsin' Around With Wendy
48:25On this Thanksgiving we are so thankful and honored to have the opportunity to sit down with this kind soul of a woman who has one of the biggest hearts of anyone we know. Wendy Holsapple is true Dallas royalty and joins us today to talk about her incredibly interesting mother and father, her equestrian background and her career as the queen of the King’s X, a famous watering hole in North Dallas that’s been around since 1977. Wendy opens up about her charmed childhood growing up in Dallas, riding horses in her front yard and having a momma who was a New York Rockette. Wendy recalls her mother, Faye Ola as a great cook, growing up on homemade spaghetti and meatballs and chicken and dumplings. Momma Faye was an entertainer at heart. Whether it was doing Rockette style high kicks around the house to get a laugh out of her kids or throwing a dinner party on the roof of her house to do something different, she loved for everyone around her to have a good time. Just like her warm and kind mother, Wendy is always there to lend a listening ear to her customers at the King’s X, spreading genuine love to everyone who comes to know her. She goes on to spill all the tea on the infamous bar from the most rewarding and hardest part of the job to the craziest thing she's ever witnessed at the bar which happens to include Whitney! Wendy's true passion is her art, Wire Wonders by Wendy using rocks, vessels, glass, beads and even horseshoes. We are so blessed to know Wendy and to have her as a friend. She is one special lady!
Don’t Tell Mom The Money Is Gone!
52:29This week the sisters are joined by one of Whitney’s BFF from childhood, Natalie Huber and her three sisters, Elizabeth, Tiffany, and Ali. The thick as thieves Huber sisters delve into their close-knit relationship shaped by their hardworking, loyal and loving mom, Lynn. A nurse with a demanding schedule, Momma Lynn instilled independence, a strong work ethic, and a reliance on family in her five children. The sisters share hilarious stories from childhood, highlighting moments of mischief and camaraderie. A self proclaimed “not the warm and fuzzy type", Lynn provided plenty of love when it came to her cooking. From her signature "Ham and Rice” dish, a family favorite by all, to her dreaded beef stroganoff, Lynn made family dinners a priority despite her busy schedule. The sisters reminisce about chaotic family road trips curated by Momma Lynn’s playlists featuring songs by Carly Simon, Dion Warwick, and Olivia Newton John. From MOD (Make Own Dinner) nights to recruiting friends to share in the household chores on weekends, these siblings were savvy beyond their years. The sisters recall an infamous incident when their parents entrusted the girls to stay home alone for two weeks, resulting in a stolen sum of money and their creative attempts to raise funds before their mom's return. The essence of the Huber sisters' upbringing was filled with love, laughter, independence, and memorable escapades that contributed to their enduring closeness.
Besties, Brides & Boobies
44:17We’re throwing another party this week on Hey Sis, Eat This to celebrate the most special of all birthday girls, our best friend since childhood, Elle Warren. Elle sits down with us to talk about her world famous bridal salon, Warren Barron Bridal, her husband's world famous BBQ restaurant, Sonny Bryan's and the world famous chef, Dean Fearing who created her wedding menu. Since food has always played such an integral role in our 40 plus year relationship with Elle it only seemed fitting to take a trip down memory lane to discuss her lively childhood dinner table, favorite family recipes and of course her incredible Momma Jeannie! While Jeannie had to keep the weekly meals on the blander side because of her husband, Charlie’s heart condition, we learn that the spice was served alongside the meal in the form of conversation. With two attorney parents, there was never a lack of flavor or variety when it came time to debate the nightly topic of discussion around the table. From Tex Mex induced vomit fests to topless nights in our 20’s, there is no shortage of LOL stories as these 3 besties cover only a tiny slice of their rich and tasty history together. Elle is truly our sister and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome this hilarious woman to the podcast this week in celebration of her birthday and our beautiful friendship. Happy Birthday, Elle, LOVE YOU, LOVE YOUR SHOW!!!
A Bone-Appetite Halloween
31:33This week on Hey Sis, Eat This the sisters welcome Momma Ashley to recap all the Halloween food and festivities! The party gets started in Dallas when Whitney transforms last week’s geriatric party “Mr. Six” costume into the Phantom of the Opera, while Courtney rides Whitney's costume coat tails with her old Björk swan costume. Whitney and Momma Ashley boast the hottest trick-or-treating spot in Dallas right on Viewside Drive where children come far and wide to see Whitney and Lance's incredible decorations and parents come to sip libations from neighbor Seldon and David’s illegal front yard bar featuring Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails. In LA, Courtney is recovering from her epic 70+ person Halloween bash but thanks to G-sheets and a timeline it went off without a hitch. Going against Whitney’s advice to keep it simple, Courtney makes enough food to feed an army. From beef and bison chili, and dill pickle dip to her famous brisket tacos there was something for everyone. However, in true LA fashion, her cornbread sat untouched since no one freaking eats carbs in this state! Then we catch up with Momma Ashley to hear all about her thriving catering business that’s keeping her busier than ever. It wouldn’t be a Sisters Dish episode without a few kitchen conundrums! Momma Ashley almost burns her buns when her oven locks up before a catering gig. Courtney’s kitchen is saved with a Momma’s tip on how to get the dead hooker smell out of your house after cooking seafood. You won’t want to miss hearing about our favorite costumes, recipes and stories where we tell you how to eat, drink and be scary!!
Sweet Corn, Slow Cooker and the Side Queen
48:58It’s our first ever 3 brother interview with Alex, Kyle and Jordan Rasch! Growing up in the very small town of Mascoutah, Illinois, population 7,500, these brothers spent their time between their grandparents farm and their childhood home, one stoplight away. Food played a huge role in the upbringing of these mid-western brothers and their extended family, where a 30 plus person Sunday supper cooked by their blind grandma took place every weekend at the family farm, come rain, snow or shine. While the brothers claim their mom, Cindy, AKA Chi Chi or just Cheech, brings the flavor with her personality over her food, she was certainly no stranger to cooking. We dive into the world of Momma Chi Chi who is one of seven siblings raised on a crop farm that she actually lives on today. Chi Chi’s boys have fond memories of shucking and preserving sweet corn with their cousins to store up for the winter but when Summer came around, meals shifted to crockpots in the camper because Chi Chi much preferred to be out on the lake as opposed to in the kitchen. Camping at the lake with her sons was a favorite past time for Momma Chi Chi who strung up her jalapeno lights, made friends with everyone at the site, always offered to bring the side dishes to the picnics and was in no rush to get the boys home when school was starting. But the greatest culinary memory for the brothers is the infamous Amann family cookbook, "From Our Home To Yours" that was created, curated and bound together in one big assembly line by Momma Chi Chi and her 6 siblings. Filled with family recipes and cocktails, the boys admit that this family cookbook is a true heirloom that they all cherish and actually cook from on the regular. Momma Chi Chi is one momma that deserves to be celebrated in true Hey Sis fashion! Her lively personality, dedication to family, fun and adventure created a wonderful childhood for her three boys who love and adore her completely. So crack open a Zima because Chi Chi would want you to and enjoy the hilarious tales from the Rasch brothers.
Torry The Tornado Featuring the Neitzel Siblings
55:49Courtney and Whitney are in full Halloween planning mode with their impending annual bashes on the horizon. The sisters debate whether to cook a smorgasbord of random food, trying once again to please everyone or just keep it simple for their sanity! Momma Ashley has another recipe win with her Texas inspired Pecan Pesto which the sisters claim is their favorite, yet. Causing trouble as she always does, Whitney almost gets arrested at a Beastie Boys cover band concert for being a ‘lil idiot. Then it’s time to duck and cover! The Neitzel sibs are in the house to celebrate Momma Torry AKA “Torry the Tornado! There was never a dull moment with this whimsical momma who was always up for an adventure. Whitney’s high school girl crush, Elyse, joins the sisters with her two brothers, Michael and Chef Johnathan to reminisce about favorite dishes, family vacations and of course, Halloween. And it wouldn’t be a Hey Sis sibling episode without a few teenage idiot stories that involved Momma Torry’s intervention. Join us as we crack up alongside this trio and honor the woman who was nothing less than “over the moon” for her children.