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Hungry Grl Big Podcast

Hi all! It's Jess, your host of Hungry Grl Big Podcast. I'll be continuing the conversations with creatives and chefs all across the 412, plus how these places and people have been able to come out stronger than ever during a year that is definitely one for the books.

Hope you brought your favorite eating utensil, because you’re about to be hungry AF!

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The Hungry Grl Big Podcast, Season 1, Episode 1: Becca Romagnoli, chef of The Vandal

For our inaugural episode, Jessie chats with Becca Romagnoli, chef of The Vandal in Lawrenceville and co-creator of Forma Pasta, Pittsburgh’s first pasta subscription service. Plug in as we talk all things self-care (and how to find a work-life balance when your life is your job, and vice versa), pasta (this is the pasta episode, after all) and get ready to be a future subscriber after you hear the flavors Becca is working on!

Jessica Iacullo, host of the HungryGrl Podcast

Jessica Iacullo, What started as “just” an Instagram page to pass the time during my college days has boomed into my full-time job working with brands like Cosmopolitan Magazine, Kraft Heinz, Forbes, Jets, Boars Head, Baked By Melissa, Business Insider, various Food Network Chefs, Citi Bank, US Open, McDonald’s, Love Your Melon, Her Campus, and Little Words Project… just to name a few. In the years since I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, came back to New York City, and have since returned to the 412, I have also developed my writing skills for both my website, newsletter, and outside publications.

But at the end of the day, I’m just a girl that likes to eat and tell other people about it. Listen in!

Season 2, Episode 1: Con Alma

Welcome back, everyone! For the kickoff of Season 2, Jess talks to the team behind Con Alma, a restaurant and jazz bar in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. How have they changed the business in 2020? What’s the inspiration behind the food and the music? Listen in as Jess talks with music ...

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The Hungry Grl Big Podcast, Season 1, Episode 4: Rachel Walton, head pastry chef at DiAnoia’s

In this episode, Jess sits down with Rachel Walton, head pastry chef at DiAnoia’s in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, to discuss all things rainbow cookies and baking inspiration. We also discuss some more serious and open dialogue, like what to do when you find yourself in a compromising position ...

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The Hungry Grl Big Podcast, Season 1, Episode 3: Lauren Townsend, co-founder of Millie’s Ice Cream

It’s the third episode of Hungry Grl Big Podcast (can you believe it?!) and I’m sitting down with no one other than Lauren Townsend, co-founder of Millie’s and quite honestly one of THE sweetest people you will ever meet…. live from Millie’s headquarters! We’re talking ...

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