NEW YORK: On May 21st, global LGBTQ+ streaming network, Revry, is thrilled to inspire your tastebuds with its newest Original series Jonathan’s Kitchen: Seasons to Taste, a tantalizing 8-episode cooking show with gay storyteller, cook and author Jonathan Bardzik.
Bardzik is the author of three cookbooks including Seasons to Taste: Farm-Fresh Joy for Kitchen and Table (Story Farm & Tarnów Entertainment), which is the inspiration for this fresh new cooking show. With even fresher ingredients, Bardzik shares seasonally-inspired recipes and the people they bring together, including Central Farm Markets group and MeatCrafters owner Debbie Moser; and award-winning, best-selling author, chef, television personality and Mediterranean diet advocate Amy Riolo. Bardzik even charms with his own parents, and his husband, Jason, as guests! The show takes viewers through recipes and techniques accessible to beginners and innovative enough for experienced home cooks.
“Jonathan’s exuberant passion is infectious,” says Damian Pelliccione, CEO and Co-Founder of Revry. “He is a force of nature and as a gay married chef, we knew his talents would connect with our audience. We’re thrilled to champion his delicious gifts!”
The big hearted Bardzik opens each episode by sharing, “I believe life can and should be lived with joy, and I find that each day by preparing a simple meal, setting a table and sharing it with the people I love. And I want to share it with you.” He is self-taught and got his start cooking professionally 10 years ago performing in front of live audiences offering weekend demos at historic Eastern Market in Washington, DC where he shares a home with his husband.
“It’s been a joy watching Jonathan bring his TV show concept to life. He really wanted it to be a joyful show and celebrate community, family and friends.” said Executive Producer Richard G Jones. “The outcome is like a buffet for the soul, that will uplift anyone who watches it.”
Jonathan grew up eating fresh food from his parents’ garden and learning about farming and plants from his father who holds a PhD in plant and soil science. Jonathan combines experience from his family’s garden center business, an MBA degree and 11 years working in marketing for a national trade association to share food and cooking stories that offer his audiences a unique perspective in the kitchen.
He has cooked with more than 900 audiences, which has earned him coverage from the Washington Post, USA Today, and Food Network Magazine, and regular appearances on the Washington, DC area’s ABC, CBS and Fox morning news shows. It has also earned him a place on the TedX stage.
Jonathan’s Kitchen world premieres on Revry May 21 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST and is then available anytime on demand at Revry.tv. The show is produced by Parrlime Productions & Tarnów Entertainment and directed by Jonathan Bardzik.
Jonathan’s Kitchen: Seasons to Taste sponsors include Central Farm Markets, Five Ways Forward LLC, All-America Selections, Red Bear Craft Brewery, and Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room.
For more information on Jonathan’s Kitchen Seasons to Taste: www.jonathanbardzik.com/jonathanskitchen
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ABOUT PARRLIME PRODUCTIONS
Parrlime Productions is a new LGBTQ production house creating diverse TV and film content for global audiences. Under the creative direction of Richard Jones and Robin Gray, co-founders of Parrlime’s parent company Gray Jones Media, the production house has an exciting slate of programming in pre- and post-production.