About Now That’s A Mouthful  Podcast and your Hosts

Now That’s A Mouthful is a podcast created to talk about our shared experience of cooking and eating the food we cook. Our community of volunteer testers cook, bake and talk with us about what’s happening in their kitchens. It’s their feedback that fuels our conversations and helps determine what we should be talking about as a community of home cooks and food lovers. Each weekly episode is hosted by Chef Donna Desfor and Cherie Krause. Together they’ll talk about the recipes we’re cooking from, the questions that make us scratch our heads and wonder why, and help everyone understand the unique experiences and challenges of cooking in our home kitchens.

Meet your hosts

Chef Donna Desfor

Chef Donna Desfor

Donna Desfor, known among clients and friends as a “modern day Julia Child,” forged her culinary path after a 17-year career in law.  She attended L’ecole de Chefs, an apprentice program for non-culinary professionals in 2003, training at the then #1 rated South African restaurant, Bosman’s, at the Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl. Since then she created There’s a Chef in My Kitchen, opened The Baudelaire Onion Tasting Room, has appeared on national and local TV, and radio.  After creating and co-producing the pilot season of Now That’s A Mouthful, she was in consideration for the 2017 James Beard Awards for Best Podcast Host, and for Best Podcast – Episode 29: Not-So-Extreme Baking.

Inspired by the enthusiastic questions and conversations she has with clients, fans and friends about food, Chef Donna and local news media station WITF created Now That’s A Mouthful so cooking enthusiasts can participate in weekly conversations about how we cook in our home kitchens.

An avid fly fisher, she also loves to ski and golf.  Donna lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, David.

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Cherie Krause

Cherie Krause

Cherie Krause has spent her career in service to others. Her love of food and bringing family and friends together around the table is no different. After recently retiring from a 33 year career in nursing, Cherie quickly signed on as the Coordinator of the Kosher Meals on Wheels Program for JFS of Greater Harrisburg. With the help of wonderful volunteers, this program delivers over 75 well-balanced and nutritious meals each week.

A wife and mother of 2, Cherie spends as much time cooking and gardening as she does enjoying the outdoors, running, biking and fly fishing.

Cherie signed on to co-host Now That’s A Mouthful to share her insights and love for home cooking and the never ending desire to keep learning!

She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband of 32 years, Aaron, their dog Finn and a pond full of koi!

Follow Cherie on Facebook and Instagram at Little Bites with Bzer

Previous podcast host:

Scott LaMar is the host and Executive Producer of WITF’s Smart Talk  radio program which focuses on the issues most important to Central Pennsylvanians. While at WITF, Scott has also served a news and sports anchor, TV producer and manager.  He joined Chef Donna, a frequent guest on Smart Talk, as co-host for the pilot season. Scott says, “I always learn something new when I talk food with Donna.”