The Connected Table Live

The Connected Table Live

Food and beverage industry insiders Melanie Young and David Ransom connect you to the people and stories in the world of eating, drinking, hospitality and travel. Hear from chefs, restaurateurs, vintners, farmers, sommeliers, mixologists, authors, educators and more. Discover new places and go behind-the-scenes. Melanie and David are an insatiably curious culinary couple who bring a delicious new approach to exploring the pleasures of the palate. #connectedtable @connectedtable Wednesdays, 2 p.m.ET./11a.m. PT. on W4CY Radio http://www.W4CY.com. The show will be available on demand at www.iHeartRadio.com and everywhere the iHeartRadio app is available under the Shows & Personalities section. This show is broadcast live on W4CY Radio – (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network http://www.talk4media.com/).... Show More

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January 23, 2020 51 min

Learning about wine is more accessible than ever. Master of Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams, Director of the International Wine Center, New York City, discusses how education can expand your wine palate and shares the latest wine trends, including eco-friendly packaging, canned wines and the idea of ingredient lists on wine bottles. Rose Arnold and son, Khalil, discuss their popular family-run "meat & 3" restaurant, Arnold'... Read more

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January 16, 2020 50 min

Deep South meets South Florida at Chef Lindsay Autry's The Regional Kitchen & Public House in West Palm Beach. A North Carolina native, Autry trained at Johnson & Wales, competed on BRAVO's Top Chef and dazzles customers with her southern inflected dishes using seasonal Florida ingredients. Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley is home to nine family-run wineries. Siblings Kari & John Skrip are second generation fami... Read more

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January 9, 2020 51 min

Joshua Greene has served as editor, publisher and owner of Wine & Spirits Magazine for over 30 years. Educated at Princeton University, Greene combined his background in special interest publishing and working various wine jobs into a thriving career and business. Greene discusses the changing world of print publishing, his approach to reviewing wines and covering the industry and thoughts on climate change, tariffs, trends and... Read more

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December 19, 2019 54 min

Chianti Classico meets Maremma! In 1972, Giovanella Stianti's father gifted her Volpaia, an 11th century village and winery in Radda en Chianti, to celebrate her marriage. A second estate, Prelius, is located in Maremma near the sea. Alessandro Cellai is Managing Director/ Winemaker for Castellare di Castellina in Chianti, Rocca di Frassinello in Maremma and Feudi di Pisciotto in Sicily. Both Volpaia and Castellare have produce... Read more

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December 12, 2019 51 min

Nashville is a hot dining destination; a new restaurant opens weekly. Veteran restaurateurs Deb Paquette and Andy Marshall share their stories and discuss Nashville's dining scene. Paquette 's Etch and Etc restaurants feature globally inspired menus with a mosaic of flavors and colors. Marshall is a grocer turned restaurateur whose family run hospitality company owns Puckett's Grocer( 6 locations), serving meat & th... Read more

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December 9, 2019 41 min

Peru's Chef Pía León is owner of Kjolle in Lima and a partner with her husband, Virgilio Martinez in Central and Maya,also in Lima, and MIN in the Sacred Valley. León was named Best Female Chef in Latin America in 2018, the year she opened Kjolle. Irish-born Chef Gemma Stafford is creator and host of the popular YouTube cooking series (over 2 million fans), Bigger Bolder Baking, and author of the cookbook: "Bigger Bolder Ba... Read more

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December 2, 2019 50 min

Esquire Magazine Food & Drinks Editor Jeff Gordinier discusses his annual list of Best New Restaurants in the U.S.A., dining trends he's noticing and his recent book "Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World." In Maui, Chef Joey Macadangdang blends Filipino and Hawaiian traditions and flavors at Joey's Kitchen with locations in Napili and Whaler's Village. This lo... Read more

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November 25, 2019 49 min

Château de Berne, a Relais & Châteaux in southern France with a Michelin star restaurant, produces quintessential Côte de Provence rosé wines. British entrepreneur and proprietor, Mark Dixon, shares his unique story and thoughts on serving as a steward of the land for his four wine estates: Château de Berne, Château Saint Roux, Château des Bertrands and Ultimate Provence. The estates' winemaker, Alexis Cornu, discusses his ... Read more

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November 14, 2019 51 min

Two dining discoveries in Rome and New York. At Rimessa Roscioli, Sommeliers Alessandro Pepe and Lindsay Gabbard lead popular wine and food tasting experiences, sharing engaging stories about the producers. Rimessa Roscioli also offers a wine club and tutorials. www.winetastingrome.com. In Manhattan, Chef Luis Bollo shares the inspiration and flavors of his native Spain (... Read more

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November 7, 2019 49 min

Maremma is referred to as "Tuscany's Wild West," with scenic seaside villages, clifftop retreats, top restaurants, natural beauty and even a few traditional cowboys ("butteri"). Maremma wines range from crisp whites to elegant reds made from both native and international varieties. Riccardo Lepri, Tenuta Montauto, discusses his family's 60-year-old estate and artisan wines. Francesco Mazzei, owner, Belguardo... Read more

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November 1, 2019 49 min

Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. The Ricasoli family castle, Brolio, located in the Chianti hills, dates to 1141 and served as a fortress during many wars. Francesco Ricasoli, family steward and company president since 1993, discusses the Ricasoli family history and its role in creating the original formula to make Chianti Classico wines. He provides an overvie... Read more

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October 11, 2019 51 min

After apprenticing with artisan bakers throughout Europe, Daniel Leader founded Bread Alone bakery in New York's Hudson Valley in 1983. Today he is considered one of the nation's leading masters on making artisan bread and a scholar on the art and science of baking. Bread Alone's wholesale/retail distribution now stretches from New York to Boston. Leader is author of five books on baking including the latest, Living Bre... Read more

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Chef Mina Newman draws on her Peruvian heritage at Sen Sekana in New York City. The menu features Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavors, from fresh ceviche and sushi to pisco roasted mushroom empanadas and quinoa-crusted chicken nanban with black vinegar sauce. Winemaker Sarah Troxell and husband, Galen, own Galen Glen Winery (est 1995) in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Galen Glen was the first winery to plan... Read more

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September 13, 2019 51 min

Chef Marc Murphy's career has stretched from Monte Carlo to Manhattan, most recently running Landmarc and Ditch Plains restaurants. He is a regular judge on The Food Network's "Chopped" series and active in charitable causes such as Share Our Strength, City Harvest and Food + Finance High School. Murphy works with The Culinary Diplomacy Project, an organization which sends prominent chefs to destinations around ... Read more

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September 9, 2019 50 min

Chef Kerry Heffernan is an activist for sustainable fishing and conservation who serves on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Blue Ribbon Task Force. He is a chef consultant for Seaworthy in New Orleans and for "15 CPW," a private restaurant in Manhattan. Chef Barbara Sibley is owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana and two La Palapa Taquerias in New York City. Active in supporting workplace equality, Sibley was honored by the Restauran... Read more

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Award-winning cookbook author and southern food chronicler, Virginia Willis, discusses the unique global culinary diversity of the American South - a delicious hodgepodge based on history, heritage, handed-down customs and hard work. Willis is author of Secrets of the Southern Table, which takes readers on a journey throughout the southern states to share the stories of local food purveyors, farmers, fisherman and other producers. ... Read more

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Father-son, Massimo Bernetti and Michele Bernetti, oversee Umani Ronchi Winery in Italy's Abruzzo and Marche. The family started making wine in 1957 with a focus on the local Verdicchio and Pecorino white varieties and Montepulciano red in three estates. Founder of The Wine Advocate in 1978, Robert Parker Jr, has been called the most influential wine critic of all time. Parker retired in May 2019 after selling a majority intere... Read more

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July 26, 2019 47 min

Vintner Robert Princic discusses his family winery, Gradis'Ciutta, in DOC Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia) in San Floriano del Collio near the Slovenian border. The farm, originally called Monsvini (“Mountain of Wine”), dates to 1780. Princic’s family started Gradis’Ciutta with five hectares in 1945 after World War II; they now own 90 and practice organic farming. Princic makes white wines, a signature of the area, from native an... Read more

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July 11, 2019 50 min

Loire Valley Vintner Nicolas Joly is a pioneer in biodynamic farming. He is proprietor of La Coulée de Serrant in Savennières, one of only three single estate appellations in France (the others are Romanée Conti, Burgundy, and Château Grillet, Rhône Valley). Once a monastic vineyards dating to the 12th century, La Coulée de Serrant has been under vine for nearly 900 consecutive vintages. It is one of three Chenin Blanc wines of dif... Read more

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Third generation farmer, Tom Gamble, shares his family's 100-year history in Napa. Gamble purchased his first vineyard in Oakville in 1981 and opened Gamble Family Vineyards in 2005. His estate wines are made from vineyards in Oakville, Yountville, Mt. Veeder and Rutherford. Chef and food writer, Annie Copps, shares culinary morsels of New England in "A LIttle Taste of Cape Cod" and "Little Local Maine." Copps i... Read more

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