Our first guest today is the Chili Queen of Texas, Diana Anderson, Diana does a wonderful job of discussing how she and her husband John started JD’s Chili Parlor. She will also discuss what she was cooking today on “Let’s Just Talk.”
JD’s was born out of true love for each other and chili! On Diana and John Anderson’s first date over 10 years ago, he made her a pot of chili. As it was far too spicy for her to eat, he made her a milder batch on the spot, and the rest is history! Well, not quite. In truth, it was thanks to their son, Wade, who wanted to start a business and share his family’s amazing chili with the world.
Since then, chili has become a great passion of Diana and John’s, inspiring them to explore the origin and evolution of chili, which just so happen to have started right in San Antonio, Texas. They began by serving chili to the public through the New Braunfels Farmers Market and quickly developed a following of loyal chili heads. From there, they expanded into other markets and special events, such as the Folklife Festival and Fiesta.
Soon, they needed their own commercial kitchen, so they became a part of the Local Sprout Food Hub family, a group of independent local food companies with a shared vision of sustainability and creating the highest quality artisan products for their community.
It wasn’t long before Diana and John’s customers asked how they could make their chili at home, which is why they created their Chili Fixin’s, so that everyone could easily make a gourmet pot of their Americana fusions on their own. As you might have guessed, the Chili Queen & King of Texas have spent many late nights sitting around the campfire dreaming up other delicious ways to “chilify” your world, and they are just getting just started! To order their products go to www.jdschiliparlor.com/ and visit them on their Facebook page at JdsChiliParlor
Our second guest is Amy Krambeck, MD,Urologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; professor of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Amy Krambeck, one of the leading doctors in the United States who performs the HoLEP procedure, will offer the latest details about BPH and the pioneering new treatment options available to patients. She was the first surgeon in Chicago to perform HoLEP. Dr. Krambeck is an internationally recognized expert in the surgical and medical treatment of stone disease and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). For more information go to nnw.org/urology https://www.dr-krambeck.com/
Our last guest is Laura Shields, Ph. D: Manager of Corporate Responsibility, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).With NYC Fashion Week coming up the week of February 11th, vegan materials take the stage as consumers increasingly prioritize concern for cruelty to animals and environmental sustainability when choosing what brands to buy. In 2022, more people are now aware that animals are abused and/or killed for their skins, wool, and feathers, and choosing clothing and accessories that are ethically produced—as well as functional, stylish, and better for the environment. Just recently, Shields helped facilitate a vegan fashion collaboration between PETA and H&M. Shields’ work to promote animal rights has been featured in The New York Times. For more information, please visit: PETA.org