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Chef Richard L. Austin, Tonight… on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


It’s not uncommon to be in touch with my high school classmates, especially with the popularity of various social media options that we have today, which makes it all possible. I get excited to see and hear, when so many of my classmates are successful and doing well.

Like Richard L. Austin (pictured above). He was the heartthrob of almost every female in my class at Passaic County Technical and Vocational High School in Wayne, NJ. Richie (as he was known), was handsome, athletic, buff and charming. He was so cool, very polite but in a way, he made me nervous; I was a bit intimidated by his charisma.

Today, he is known as “Chef Austin“, a professional chef who specializes in Southern American/International cuisine and has been certified by the “American Culinary Federation“. Chef Austin also is owner and proprietor of his own business: “Austin’s Catering“.

Educated at Brunswick College in Brunswick, Georgia, Chef Austin has much to add to his accredited achievements, having appeared on The Savannah morning news; Brunswick News 6, Coastal Illustrated Magazine, Coastal Cuisine and Elegant Island magazine. Winner of over twenty five (25) culinary competitions, and now manufacturer of his very own seasonings, Chef Austin is truly accomplished. 

Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via blog talk radio, as I catch up with this culinary genius and high school classmate, to discuss how he’s manufactured his own seasonings and the secret to his success. 

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Celebrating Our History through Entrepreneurship, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


We should be celebrating the history of our people every single day of the year. There are so many African American men and women who have contributed to our history through the talents and gifts they possess.

Harriet Tubman knew how to maneuver slaves through the underground railroad, just like Madame C. J. Walker was an inventor of her hair care products. Just as African American actresses, such as Hattie McDaniel portrayed the real cooks during the slavery era, the talents of African American woman were the backbones in a kitchen during the war. 

While Slavery and poverty were historical factors that influenced the evolution of southern food and baking. The African slaves that cooked and served generations were the primary creators of southern cooking. They transformed staples of pioneer culture into refined dishes and feasts that now epitomizes southern hospitality.

We’ve come a long way since this era, as with Regina Davis (pictured above), who is influential today as the owner and operator of “Regina’s Sweet Temptations“. A talent giant who creates delectable treats with a vision in her heart and a passion for perfection. A culinary genius with humble beginnings, who learned from an aunt and experienced heartfelt results. Regina’s professionalism and polished presentation is an introduction to a taste that won’t disappiont.

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“I first learned the art from my Aunt Cally when I was young and then perfected my skills by preparing delicious treats for my three children over the years. I found that I loved seeing the smiles on my friends faces, when they bit into one of my delicious chocolate chip cookies or admired one of my many creative cupcake designs.” Regina Davis

Regina is adamant about the layout and design of her “treats” telling my administrator “I take so many pictures to get the right one”.


Although her side slogan is the “cupcake lady” her business is more than just cupcakes. Regina has a creative flare to pull you into all that she has to offer; from cakes to cookies to brownies and miniature treats, it’s obvious her creative flare is a gift that she posses.

Join me tonight at 6:30 pm on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blog Talk Radio as we celebrate and salute the talented and awesome, Regina Davis of “Regina’s Sweet Temptations” in commemoration of Black History month.

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