Fr. Leo Patalinghug2019-01-06T14:10:15-05:00

What do you get when you combine a former award-winning choreographer for break-dancing groups, 3rd degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, acclaimed chef, TV and radio personality, and priest? None other than Fr. Leo Patalinghug! Raised and currently based in the Baltimore, MD area, but born in the Philippines, Fr. Leo is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei. He is the Founder, Host, and Director of Plating Grace, an international apostolate to help strengthen families and relationship through God’s gift of a family meal. Fr. Leo is a best-selling author, and the host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN, which was developed following his dynamic win on the cooking competition, “Throw Down! with Bobby Flay.” He has also established a non-profit organization, The Table Foundation, with the mission to elevate culture and family life, one meal at a time. Fr. Leo travels frequently for speaking engagements and pilgrimages to promote the importance of not what appears on the table, but who gathers around it.

On Shoot the Shiitake Father Leo, talks with unique and interesting guests from all walks of life – drawing out connections to help bridge social divides. You may not expect what two completely different people have in common, but this show will bring people to a better understanding of how we’re all connected. We may not always agree, but we still have to learn how to live with each other, and have some fun in the process, even if it’s just a casual opportunity to “Shoot the Shiitake!”

Shoot the Shiitake – Welcome to a New Season

Today, I interview…. MYSELF!


Give a listen to the introduction to the NEW SEASON of deep dish conversations between a priest, hungry to save souls, and his special guests and discussion of special topics!


Be sure to tell your family and friends about this new season of shows and encourage them to sign up at their favorite podcast platforms!

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: Shoot the Shiitake, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shoot the Shiitake – Mental Illness: How to Deal with It?

t’s not something we like to talk about but it’s real. How can we help people with mental illness when we’re not doctors! Fr. Leo Shoots the Shiitake with someone who lives with it. It’s a touching and hopeful message.

By |November 21st, 2019|Categories: Shoot the Shiitake, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shoot the Shiitake – Holy Land with Pilgrims Including an Atheist

Fr. Leo talks with pilgrims, answering questions and even finding out what an Athiest thinks of the experience of faithful foodies in Jerusalem, Jordan, Galilee and beyond!

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Shoot the Shiitake, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shoot the Shiitake – Harikrishna, Holiness, and Hungry

What do Harikrishna and Catholics have in Common? Find out on this special episode where Fr. Leo takes a road trip in Mexico and learns how to be a better Catholic from a Harikrishna, Luis Gonzales

By |November 7th, 2019|Categories: Shoot the Shiitake, Uncategorized|0 Comments