After working as a print reporter and editor, Faith was invited to begin
an interview show on Connecticut Public Radio. Two Peabody awards later,
she convinced her bosses to let her try a show called The Faith Middleton
Food Schmooze Party (R). The first guest, chef Carole Peck, marched in
the door carrying a tall, freshly baked coconut cake on a platter, and
The Food Schmooze Party was an instant hit. It ended its run on WNPR
in 2019. But In 2021, Faith and her beloved gang, Chris Prosperi,
Mark Raymond, and Jo-Ann Church, decided to begin it
again, this time as an independent podcast, available worldwide. In
2022 veteran podcaster and keto foodie Carl Franklin joined the gang, and now
they are producing a new podcast episode most every week.
Middleton is the recipient of countless awards, a television host and author, was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame along with photographer Annie Liebowitz, and is the recipient of two honorary doctorates. She taught a class called The Art of the Interview at Yale University.
This simple recipe is a staple at the Prosperi household
This simple recipe is a must for Faith's holiday menu!
Your guests will be talking about this cocktail for years to come!
Carl's favorite side dish at the holidays
Chef Chris' father makes this amazing yule log every year!
The best egg nog ever!
Faith and the gang bring their favorite holiday dishes to the table.
Faith and the gang celebrate Thanksgiving Food Schmooze Style!
Faith and the gang offer up ideas for chicken dishes in this mid-season.
Faith and the gang talk about whatever is on their mind in this New England Fall weather: soups, red wine, and hearty dishes are what's for dinner!
Faith, Chris, Carl, and Joann share their favorite ways to cook and eat zucchini, also known as courgette.
Faith and the gang share the recipes and food experiences that are on their minds.
The gang celebrates summer sandwiches in all their glory (the sandwiches, that is).
Faith and the gang share their favorite ways to enjoy eggplant! It's not just for eggplant parm grinders!
Faith and the gang bring their favorite mushroom dishes to the party! What's yours?
Faith and the gang discuss pairings: flavors, food, and wine. Mark spends quite a bit of time on wine and food pairings.
Faith and the gang share their favorite Summertime dishes!
Faith and the gang share their favorite recipes that include pan sauces made with wine! Oh yeah!
Faith and the gang share their favorite summer rice dishes, with a sub-topic of Indian food!
Faith and the gang bring more potato salad ideas to make your mouth water!
Mark Raymond is back with Faith and the whole gang talking potato salad. You've never heard of potato salad like this!
Faith, Chris, and Carl discuss their favorite Mediterranean dishes!
Faith and the gang share their favorite hot dog brands and styles!
Faith, Chris, and Carl share their love for fresh local corn in recipes, memories, and ideas.
Faith and the gang go ga ga over asparagus and their favorite ways to prepare and eat it
Faith and the gang share their favorite chicken sandwiches.
Faith and the gang share their favorite swordfish experiences.
Faith and the gang share their Italian recipes, and the rule is no pasta. Stromboli, Eggplant Parm, Porchetta, and Italian Turkey Burgers on the grill.
Faith and the gang share their recipes for dynamite slow-cooker ribs and other delights.
Faith and the gang share a few special fish dishes. The gang also reflects on their first-ever dinner party (with Carl), Pastramifest 2023!
It's a grab bag. The gang shares their latest culinary ideas.
Faith and the gang talk clams: sauce with linguini, chowder, and all that!
Faith and the gang share what is (literally) for dinner tonight. Carl roasts a pork shoulder. Joann slow-cooks a pork shoulder in a crock-pot. Faith has leftover crab cakes, and Chris smokes (and then roasts) a beef sirloin eye round. Also, why is prime rib so hard to find in restaurants lately?
Faith and the gang share their ideas and stories about meatballs!
Faith, Chris, and Carl talk about whatever comes to mind. Faith shares an article about how to know when to throw foods away. Carl gives a recipe for succulent smoked ribs. Chris raves about his air fryer. They also talk about the gas stove scare. In the second half, they share some of their favorite Connecticut restaurants.
Inspired by a recipe in the NY Times for a chicken casserole with a potato chip topping, Faith gathers the gang together to talk casseroles!
Faith, Bonbon, and the gang share their favorite recipes for chili and cornbread: perfect for a hearty mid-winter meal.
Faith and the gang share stories of their most memorable food experiences when traveling.
Faith and the gang share their favorite brunch menu items and cocktails.
Faith and the gang share their techniques for pan-frying chicken and fish for delicious weekday meals.
Carl poses a question to Faith and the gang: If you were to throw a "Beat the Winter Blues" party, what would you serve?
Faith and the gang share t their holiday food traditions, including a new way to cook turkey!
Faith and the gang continue their annual Thanksgiving series. This episode is all about non-stuffing side dishes. The next episode will be devoted solely to stuffing!
Faith and the gang get the Thanksgiving discussion rolling in this, the first Thanksgiving show of the season. Listen for a cameo by Bonbon!
Faith and the gang share their favorite soup and stew recipes! Bonbon is drooling!
What do you make when you don't feel like going out and you have only leftovers and what's in your pantry?
Faith and the gang recall their favorite bites of all time or at least the ones that stick out in their memory. What's the best bite YOU ever had?
Faith and the gang talk about making ad-hoc pizzas with toast, french bread, or whatever else they can find in the kitchen
Faith and the gang discuss their favorite end-of-summer dishes that they just can't get enough of!
Faith and crew share their favorite quesadilla recipes, techniques, and ingredients. Yum!
Faith and the gang share their recipes and tips for great Summer libations
We love to grill fish in the Summer! Faith and her friends share their favorite recipes and tips.
Summer is almost gone! Time for summer salads!
Don't fall for wine snobbery! Drink what you like!
Nothing wakes up your palate in the summer like a tangy tomato salad!
A minute to prepare, and food will sparkle in your mouth!
No time to cook? Check out these amazing recipes for those on the go!
What's better in the summertime than steaks on the grill?
Faith and the gang explore the world of bratwurst!
Faith and the crew share their recipes for stuffed burgers and everything that goes with them.
Faith welcomes Carl Franklin, who besides being the show's newest producer, reversed type 2 diabetes and lost 80 pounds using the ketogenic diet. He became somewhat famous for co-hosting the 2 Keto Dudes podcast along with his keto guru, Richard Morris. Carl shares science, tips, and delicious recipes. He is also co-hosting Ketofest, a ketogenic food and science festival in New London, CT on July 16th.