Dennis Madden, CEO of ATRA (Mercury Broadcasting’s beloved Title Sponsor!), joins Dr. Bunny for a fun interview about “expanding your hobby”. Dennis tells us how his love of creating BBQ sauce, led him to a delicious new venture – Leon’s Good Stuff BBQ Sauce!
Tune in as Dennis shares some fun stories – including one where he spontaneously created a BBQ sauce for a diabetic friend, and it ended up winning 1st prize at the Fair! And by the way, who is Leon?
The Story of Leon:
The story of Leon’s goes back to the early 70’s when I took a cooking class in Jr. high.Later, in high school, I went to work at small buffet restaurant; The Royal Fork. Thisbegan my hobby of cooking and experimentation. I never wrote down my recipes; it wasjust fun and most of it worked (I had a few duds, well… a lot of duds).In the 90’s I got into making pickles and then stumbled onto BBQ! Fast forward to 2009.BBQ was so much fun but damn, there’s got to be a way to make better sauce thenwhat was at the supermarket.I went on to make several varieties of sauce, not much better than from the store. But in2011 I made a sauce that my wife could finally enjoy. “I might have something here”, Ithought. I entered it in the county fair and earned 3rd place. Since then, I’ve earned 1stplace every year with four different recipes.In 2015 I became a certified BBQ Judge through KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society), thelargest organizer of BBQ contests in the world (KCBS Judge #15452).BBQ and saucing is still my favorite hobby but after pushing and prodding from myfriends and family, Leon’s Good Stuff is available to everyone. There are more recipescoming soon and I hope you enjoy it and have a great time cooking!– Leon
Contact Dennis Madden by e-mail:
For ATRA-related questions): dmadden@ATRA.com
For Leon’s Good Stuff BBQ sauce & cooking questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit: https://leonsgoodstuff.com/
Looking for some great BBQ recipes? Check out Cookin’ With Leon!: https://leonsgoodstuff.com/cookin-with-leon/