Chef Melissa Ben-Ishay

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Listen to Chef Melissa Ben-Ishay

Executive Chef Melissa Ben-Ishay

When we travel, food is often a center point of experiences encountered.  For some it’s the savory they find enticing, for others it’s regional specialities, but for most of us something sweet is most engaging.  Chef Melissa Ben-Ishay found herself working a job in advertising that didn’t satisfy her — and as fate would ultimately have it — she got her wish to find a career that fed her soul and allowed her to bake her sweet treats to bring happiness to the world.

With Valentine’s coming in just days, during our live national broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 10 February 2024, for our latest “Travel The World From Your Own Kitchen” segment, we connected with Chef Melissa to discuss her baking passions, the growth of her business and the latest evolution into salads.  And to help make your Valentine’s special, she also shared her recipe for Cookie Dough Date Balls from her new cookbook “Come Hungry”…

Now that the program has been broadcast via satellite across our national network of now 575 weekly stations airing RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa across the USA, you can hear the interview again by clicking on the play arrow immediately following this text …

… and here’s Chef Melissa Ben-Ishay’s recipe for her Cookie Dough Date Balls.  Happy Valentine’s Day America!