FP77: Chef Samantha “Mama Red” Izzo

20 May 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, chefs & restaurants, podcast

Chef Samantha “Mama Red” Izzo from Simply Red Bistro in New York’s Finger Lakes region joins me for a chat about her compelling history. Her restaurant (and philosophy) is the perfect amalgamation of her childhood in South Africa, her bluegrass roots and a healthy touch of sass!

Music: Beau Hall ( and George Fletcher’s Bourbon Renewal (

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