Interview: Rod Lechelt & the cheapest wine in NYC – e106s3

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Cheapest bottle of Wine in NYC

Hey Everyone, it’s Valerie here, Todays show $14 Bottle of Rose in New York  I have a special guest, Rod Lechalt, we originally met when I was working on an audiobook production/radio show called Project DF he was one of my casted characters, take a listen…

He was so good I casted him for another part

…take a listen

And then we followed each others socials and I discovered we have similar interests like food and drinks so, we got to talking and here’s our interview, think EAT – great good around the world, CREATE – great memories about travel and a good storyteller, oh and he’s from Calgary, Alberta also like me, enjoy the show! This show was originally recorded in May of 2020, there is some light swearing which I do not beep

One thing you’ll notice right away from Rod is his love to tell a quick snippet story here and there like this one..

  1. As I mentioned at the top of the show this was originally aired in May of 2020 when covid was in full swing in our city…
  2. Michelin stars is a rating that was first introduced in 1926….
  3. Has this every happened to you – I’m sure it has…
  4. More Corona virus chat…
  5. I had not seen the video – I have however watched it – well part of it…
  6. Rod and his wife posed nude …..
  7. Sous Vide…
  8. Why do they call it Hell’s kitchen
  9. Le Pain Quotidien….oui oui

Wow what an interview, such a friendly guy hey? We had a great time, and since we originally recorded this episode in May there’s so much that has happened in the world and one of the major things for this episode is numerous places that Rod has visited on his food travels are no longer open or temporarily closed due to covid. So many great restaurants haven’t made it through this difficult time and with more and more people learning to cook at home this will likely continue.

Here’s a recap of the places we chatted about:

The Three chimneys, Isle of Sky in Scotland

Meaning of Michelin Stars

Ad hoc + addendum Restaurant, California

The French laundry, Yountville California

Hayden block, Calgary Alberta

Mandy Lee, The art of Escapism Cooking Book – A Survival Story, a Lady and pups Cookbook

Momofuko Group, David Chang, New York

Ugly Delicious, Netflix Show,

Global News, Imagine Segment

Cooked, Netflix Show

Flour, Water, Salt Yeast, Book

L’entrecote de paris, Paris France

The Final Table, Netflix Series, Calgary Chef

4th spot kitchen and bar, Calgary Alberta

Captain’s Boil, Calgary Alberta

Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan New York

Le Pain Quotidien, Manhattan New York

Mendicino County, California Highways

Fetzer Winery, Old River Road, Hopland CA

The Canada 150 Project Podcast

One thing I have to confess is we each recorded our sides of the conversation on our own mic as well as over zoom…I however when it came to editing this show late in 2020 could not find my side of the recording…so the editing and processing was a bit of a feat with the online audio.

Until next time, I’m Valerie from Valerie’s Variety Podcast in Studio 17

Rod’s Instagram

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Cheapest Wine in NYC with Rod Lechelt
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100th Episode: The Anglers Catch the Authors – e100p5s3

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The Anglers Catch the Authors

Todays show part 5 and the final part of our look back over the last 100 shows we end on my new theme, a great pattern to brighten up your bed, anglers, chakras, covid and more…enjoy this episode. We also have many clips from all of you sharing what you’ve learned after 100______ including mine. This was such an amazing look back reminiscing over these episodes, guests and more!

Episode 83 – EAT | READ | CREATE I needed a regroup, new theme, new goals and when I set these, things came to life!

Episode 84 – What 2 Do – What 2 Do A bit about my year (did you loose your job too) in a nut shell along with a few other peoples perspective – becoming a teacher and more, check this out.

Episode 85 – Easiest Spring Pillow Case & GiveAway  A fun project to brighten up your bed with new pillow cases, easy step by step instructions and a bonus giveaway!

Episode 86 –  Chakras, What are these? Another great audio book produced by your truly, Heart Chakra is positioned in your heart area and focuses on love, relationships and self acceptance…here’s the clip

Episode 87&88 – Valerie Butters OH MY goodness was this lady fun to interview, she’s a player of paint on canvas and is so real in her social posts it’s really a give in to follow her and learn from her wit, trials, paint and her life.

Episode 89 – Mental Health – Challenge Me This was a difficult episode to write about, I was part of a challenge and won based on these words, I feel like we all go through bouts of depression or sadness in our lives – here’s my story, this originally aired in season 1 episode 46 and think it’s even more valuable today.

Episode 90 – Guest Spot, On Being Human Podcast, I saved a Life An emotional retelling of a time I saved a life while on my honeymoon…

Episode 91 – Buddhism for Beginners One of my first audiobooks, and when I discovered the love to tell stories.

Episode 93 – It’s about the People A great InterView with a local Calgarian and Podcaster, Michael Montgomery who finds the stories behind the people, startups, home buyers and more, this is a 2 part episode.

Episode 94 – Black Cats & Magic Crystals An audiobook produced by me which was eye opening and interesting learning about this Nature Based Religion, Wiccan.

Episode 95 & 96 – She’s an Angler When I interviewed these two amazing women I didn’t know at the time even what an Angler was…what a fun and awesome episode with the two fisher women, you’re in for a treat! This is a two part episode.

Episode 97 & 98 – InterView with Liam Callanan and his book, Paris by the Book This book was a gift and a great read and I got to interview this ultra famous author and wow is he humble and in love with Paris!

Episode 99 – The Close of 2020 My year in review, Downs and some UPs a story of perspective and feeding the homeless, falling pants and giving back.

The Anglers Catch the Authors
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100th Episode: I Cast a Spell on The Moon – e100p4s3

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I Cast a Spell on the Moon

Hey everyone, it’s Valerie here in this second to last episode we are diving into authors and great books, more Valerie’s and truffle popcorn…my side hustle into Audiobooks, whiskey samplers, and an introduction to my new theme…which is still so fitting EAT READ and CREATE…enjoy this episode

Episode 63&64&65 – Clare C. Marshall wrote Sparkstone Saga A collection of books set in Alberta everyone has special powers and Clare, read for us with her amazing spirit and up beat attitude she was so fun to interview! A 3 part episode.

Episode 66&67& 68 – Valerie Flexual This was a 3 part show, and man did we have fun, she’s is such a neat person, with a larger than life persona – her IG has like 20,000 pictures – she bares all, cleans up the earth every. single. day. and is so genuine.

Episode 69 & 70 – Truffle Popcorn, and my choice is better! One day while I was working away…I missed lunch and my friend Jenny brought me a plate of this popcorn…the rest is history. Join my hubby and I on our day date to this place, Sauce!

Episode 71 – You Don’t Need to Be Like Them Another interview with an incredible Valerie, she’s honest and passionate about helping people – all part of my Valerie Segment. She believes in people helping people.

Episode 72 & 73 &74 – Whiskey Samples & the God’s Chair a mountain and a book Interview with Constance Varga and her incredible book, The God’s Chair…about a boy who turns 16, & a girl Hanna, set in Transylvania…we read, we sample some old whiskeys and enjoy this mystical story. 3 part episode.

Episode 75 – When the Moon hit’s your eye like a BIT pizza pie… a great pizza joint and nice day with my fam jam in Inglewood – worth a stop! Disco ball and black and white movies playing on a projector – lots of stairs to climb and good food.

Episode 76&77 – Valerie Valdivia, Uncanny This Valerie fits into my Valerie Segment perfectly because she’s so creative with her drawings, she drew a perfect sewing mouse complete with a thimble top hat…she’s worth the listen, 2 part episode.

Episode 78 – Chants – Spells and Witches One of my first audio books, Wicca for Beginners, I loved learning all about the myths, paganism and this nature based religion…like Halloween was originally call Sanheim, great listen.

Episode 79-80-81 – Secret of the ‘V’ This was a 3 part episode where I sit down with an old client turned friend, Valora Douglas to talk about being Vals’ – her fancy girly room, her books and more!

Episode 82 – Ornaments – Recipes – Chain Letter! The close of Christmas for 2019, new traditions like tree ornaments, I wrote a chain letter but didn’t get it back…worth- a try, my favourite recipes from The Best of The Best and more cookbook…and a trip!

What did you think of part 4 of this look back isn’t it fun to get to know the Valerie’s – me dabbling into this audiobook world, interviewing local authors and their stories to tell, I just loved this part…so many good memories sort of like an audio scrapbook…

Next week, for our final part, we are closing in on the final 20 shows of my podcast the newest shows, shows that you likely still remember hearing me tell these stories…my new theme, giveaways, interview with a famous Writter and more…

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