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Educators and Mentors: The Connected Table LIVE! Feb. 25

Educators and Mentors: The Connected Table LIVE! Feb. 25

Give a man to fish and you feed him for the day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese proverb This week’s show spotlights two individuals whose culinary careers are rooted in education and who have served as mentors to many in the industry. Southerners are very proud of their culinary heritage; recipes are carefully passed down generation to generation, and nothing beats a southern spread of country ham and biscuits, pimiento cheese on toast and a deep dish casserole served with sweet tea. Melanie grew up in Chattanooga and started her career […]

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Harlem on the Rise- Feb 18


Harlem is one of the most historic and iconic neighborhoods in New York City and the world. We’re Harlem bound this week to attend the Harlem Hospitality & Culinary Conference and will catch up with two personalities in the restaurant and bar world. JJ Johnson, Chef de Cuisine  The Cecil Harlem and sister jazz club Mintons, had an awfully good 2014, and 2015 has started out pretty stellar.  In 2014 JJ was on both the Forbes and Zagat “30 Under 30” lists, was named an Eater Young Gun, and The Cecil was named Esquire Magazine‘s Restaurant of the Year.  This year, StarChefs named JJ […]

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Feb 11 on The Connected Table LIVE!

Feb 11 on The Connected Table LIVE!

When it comes to women running the house, Champagne is a good example of many success stories. Widows have assumed the head of the Champagne house for a number of well-known brands to steer their success: Barbe- Nicole Clicquot (Veuve Clicquot/1805), Louise Pommery (Pommery/1858), Mathilde Emilie Laurent-Perrier (Laurent-Perrier/1887). Camille Olry-Roederer (Roederer1932), Lily Bollinger (Bollinger/1941). Women still run the house at a number of top Champagne labels. We visit with  Michelle DeFeo, president of Champagne Laurent-Perrier USA, to discuss her approach to growing the U.S. business. Michelle follows in the footsteps of some very successful women at the helm of this historic […]

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