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The Connected Table Live! New Years Eve Edition

The Connected Table Live! New Years Eve Edition
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We continue our Families in the Industry series with the father-daughter duo of Tony and Marisa May, proprietors of SD26 in New York City. Both are like family to us and we have spent many evenings savoring delicious meals and decadent white truffle dishes at both SD26 and the Mays’ prior restaurant, San Domenico. Tony May is one of the nation’s most respected restaurateurs and the ambassador for authentic Italian food. His knowledge about Italian cooking is encyclopedic, and his enthusiasm is translated into every dish at SD26 and in his book, “Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques.” Tony’s commitment to […]

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Christmas Eve Special: Our Favorite Things!

Christmas Eve Special: Our Favorite Things!
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Jon Rowley’s career has been a fascinating life-long exploration and quest to improve the flavor, quality and understanding of fish, shellfish, fruits and vegetables. After travel to Europe and attending Reed College, Jon began his career as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. In 1981, as a life-long scholar of the seafood industry from harvest to table, he began consulting to restaurants, retailers, seafood companies and other businesses. Jon has received national marketing awards and considerable media coverage for programs he has initiated such as Bruce Gore’s “Signature Salmon” and Copper River and Yukon River King Salmon. Sparked by an Ernest […]

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Family First: Bill and Peter Deutsch on the Connected Table Live Dec 17

Family First: Bill and Peter Deutsch on the Connected Table Live Dec 17
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December 17th on The Connected Table LIVE! Melanie and David will start a new series entitled “First Families of Wine, Food and Hospitality.” Many businesses, from wineries to restaurants to the vendors who supply them, are often multi-generational. The business may have started small, possibly in a garage or a storefront. Over time it grew beyond with family members stepping in work to the lines, build the enterprise and eventually taking over the reins. A perfect example is the father-son team Bill and Peter Deutsch ofDeutsch Family Wine & Spirits, one of the country’s leading wine and spirits importer -distributors. […]

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Tastemakers on the Connected Table Live! Dec 10

Tastemakers on the Connected Table Live! Dec 10
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Two award winning cookbook authors and journalists who both bring their style of taste to all they do will be our guests on The Connected Table LIVE! December 10, 2pm ET/ 11am PT. She is the first Latin American woman chef to have been invited to be a guest chef at The White House to cook during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Restaurateur and award winning cookbook author,Maricel Presilla is a culinary historian specializing in the foods of Latin America and Spain. .Maricel is author of The James Beard Award 2013 Cookbook of the Year Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of […]

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Savory Chatter on the Connected Table Live! Dec. 3

Savory Chatter on the Connected Table Live! Dec. 3
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Her Miami Herald “Dinner in Minutes” column is distributed on the McClatchy Wire Service to over 6 million readers each week. She is the “go to” source for all things culinary in South Florida and the Keys and is author of The Flavor of the Florida Keys (new!) and Keys Cuisine. She is the producer and host of the weekly segment part of Topical Currents, “Food News and Views,” on WLRN 91.3 FM and National Public Radio where she dispenses great tips on cooking for the family and showcases well-known chefs and personalities from around the world, such as Francis […]

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Toasting New York State Wines & Spirits Nov. 26 on the Connected Table Live!

Toasting New York State Wines & Spirits Nov. 26 on the Connected Table Live!
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We live in New York’s verdant Hudson Valley where we will spend our Thanksgiving. Our November 26 show is dedicated to New York State wines, spirits and cideries which produce not only wonderful products loved by restaurateurs and consumers alike but also produce jobs for many people. Thanks to initiatives like NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Taste NY marketing campaign, New York is spreading the news about its locally produced wines, ciders, spirits and artisan foods and farm products. We’ll be speaking with Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation and Jason Grizzante and Jeremy Kidde, […]

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The feeding Season Starts Nov. 19 on the Connected Table Live!

The feeding Season Starts Nov. 19 on the Connected Table Live!
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Mid November marks what we like to refer to as “The Feeding Season.” Magazines show pretty dishes of festive foods and everyone talks about what to drink at the holiday table. We’re Giving Thanks to an abundant season for Italian white truffles, fresh cold water oysters on the half shell, crisp Hudson Valley apples in the orchards near our home and an abundance of wine in our growing global cellar. When it comes to Thanksgiving, is your favorite part of the meal the turkey or the sides? Holiday side dishes take front and center on our show November 19, 2p.m. […]

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The Connected Table Live Features Two Women Entrepreneurs Nov. 5

The Connected Table Live Features Two Women Entrepreneurs Nov. 5
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Women entrepreneurs rule The Connected Table Live! Nov 5., 2pm ET/11 a.m. PT from Asheville, NC’s Moonshine Mom to Las Vegas’ Leading Lady of Restaurants. Tune in to hear their dynamic stories. Troy Ball, Founder & President, Asheville Distilling Company, maker of Troy & Sons CBS-TV called her “the Moonshine Mom.” In many ways it was family that drove her to distilling. As the mother of three sons, two with special needs, Texas native, Troy Ball, and her husband Charlie were committed to creating the best quality of life for their family. After living out west, they moved to Asheville, […]

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Oct 29 on The Connected Table Live

Oct 29 on The Connected Table Live
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We have another spirited lineup this week from coast to coast Wednesday, October 29, on The Connected Table Live on www.W4CY.com, 2p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Our first guests are the bartending world’s dynamic duo, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, who have built the largest female bartending competition in the USA- and soon the world…. Speed Rack. Along the way Speed Rack has raised over $250,000 for breast cancer charities. Speed Rack showcases not only the growing number of talented women in mixology while providing for the #1 women’s health issue in the country. One in 8 women is diagnosed with […]

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The Connected Table Live Oct. 22: Window on Kevin Zraly

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Tune in October 22 for our featured guest and good friend, Kevin Zraly, internationally acclaimed wine educator and best-selling author of Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, with over 4 million copies sold. Kevin Zraly has been described as a naturally gifted speaker who is both refreshingly humble and candid. His passion for wine and his engaging teaching style helps demystify the ever-changing world of wine. He began his career at age 19 as a waiter and bartender in a New York Times four star rated restaurant in the Hudson Valley, New York. In the years that […]

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Meet Two Spirited Women on The Connected Table Live Oct 15

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Melanie and David talk with two spirited women on Wednesday’s edition of The Connected Table LIVE Wednesday, October 15th, 2pm ET/6pmPT W4CY www.W4CY.com. Our first guest is Lizzie da Trindade-Asher, President of Macchu Pisco, who with her sister, Melanie, have helped share Peru’s national drink with the world. A lawyer by training Lizzie directs the legal, marketing, and importing side of Macchu Pisco and its sister brands, La Diablada and Ñusta Pisco. Melanie oversees production in Peru. Together, Lizzie and Melanie have achieved 30 percent growth annually since founding the company in 2004. “Every day, I am inspired by my […]

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Napa Vintner Michael Martini on The Connected Table Live Oct 8

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Tune October 8, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT as The Connected Table Live visits with Michael Martini, third generation winemaker at Louis M. Martini Winery, now 80 years strong. We shared our first glass of wine with Mike and his lovely wife Jacque at the Food & Wine Classic several years ago. Then we shared a second…and third…of his singular Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon. Mike grew up in his father’s and grandfather’s vineyards, learning firsthand what it takes to make world-class wines. When he wasn’t in school in (back then) rural St. Helena, he was working at the winery, in […]

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