Passionista Susan Feniger: Passion So Hot It’s Still Heating up the Border Grill Kitchen

Photo by Pop Culture Passionistas When the Food Network was first gaining momentum, we were in our 20's, launching our careers and not really what you’d call homebodies. Work consumed us and grabbing a bite at local restaurants was more our speed. And yet, our main source of relaxation quickly became watching Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken on their show Too Hot Tamales. We had no real intention of whipping up any of their recipes. But we were drawn to their charming personalities, their effortless chemistry and the accessibility of the dishes they were preparing. We didn’t realize that the techniques they were presenting, the food facts they were sharing and the passion they were exudin

Passionista Natasha Case — Meet the Way Cool Founder of Coolhaus Ice Cream

Natasha Case, Co-Founder and CEO, Coolhaus The idea came to us late one night. We had been talking about doing a podcast for a long time. We wanted to talk to people from all walks of life and areas of interest about what they were most passionate about and why. But for some reason, the concept wasn’t resonating with us 100%. After weeks of reading one heartbreaking #MeToo account after another, the switch finally got flicked. As interested as we were in what makes everyone follow their dreams, we realized that it would be great to create a forum where women could tell their stories of strong, empowered and passionate women. Our goal was to build upon the critical dialogue that had started t

Ryan Boyle Has His Sights Set on Gold at the 2020 Summer Paralympics

Courtesy of Ryan Boyle While Adam Rippon and Chloe Kim became the stand-out stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there is another set of athletes with their eyes on future games. Among them is Ryan Boyle, who has his sites set on the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The path to medaling on the international stage is never easy but Boyle’s comes with unique challenges. As he recounted in a recent interview, “I was born at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut, and I grew up in Monroe. On Columbus Day at the age of nine, I was at a friend’s sleepover-party when I slid down his driveway into the path of a speeding pickup truck. I was hit and dragged for 55 feet forcin

Betty Harrington — Our First Role Model

We grew up in what by all outer appearances was a model suburban family. Our Dad got up every day and went to work at his advertising agency in the heart of Boston. The five of us kids went to school, got good grades and stayed out of trouble. And our mother, Betty, had a warm meal on the table for us every night where we sat down to dinner together and shared the stories of our days. Of course, Betty did much more than prepare the nightly meal. She kept the house tidy, wiped our tears and bandaged our scraped knees, helped us with our homework and made us feel safe from the troubles of the outside world. Behind the scenes, Dad might not have been Ward and we most certainly weren’t the Beave

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