Watch: Josie Smith Malave on Sobriety and the Power of Healthy Living


Celebrity chef Josie Smith Malave joins EDGE for an intimate conversation about her dynamic career and journey towards sobriety. She's worked alongside some of the world's best chefs, appeared on the hit TV series "Top Chef," and is now the chef-owner of the bustling Bubbles & Pearls in Wilton Manors, Florida. But Smith-Malave's journey also included dark times as she faced her addiction amid her rising success.

Part of EDGE's Living Sober series in collaboration with Recovery Unplugged, Smith-Malave shares her passion for food, tips for using some of our favorite fall ingredients, and a message of hope for those facing addiction. She is joined by Recovery Unplugged's Vice President of Business Development, Joseph Gorordo, who offers insights about the critical need for LGBTQ+ inclusivity and proper training in the drug and alcohol treatment industry and how Recovery Unplugged harnesses the power of music in its treatment programs.

Are you or someone you love struggling with drugs or alcohol? Recovery Unplugged offers LGBTQ-welcoming substance abuse treatment.

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by Matthew Wexler

Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.

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