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A Visit with Sonoma’s Ted Seghesio

Fourth generation owner and winemaker Ted Seghesio will be our guest April 29th on on the Connected Table LIVE! 2pm ET www.W4cy.com and iHeart.com.

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Ted Seghesio

 

Founded in 1895, Seghesio Family Vineyards is one of Sonoma County’s most enduring legacies. Built from years of growing grapes for making bulk wines to be finished by others, Seghesio only started labeling wine under their own name with the 1983 vintage. Yet, with a family history of grape and wine production in California that goes back to the 1800s, Seghesio is one of the few names in American wine that can honestly say they’ve “seen it all.”

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Known for making some of the world’s best Zinfandels and a smattering of small production wines made from mostly Italian varietals such as Barbera, Sangiovese, and Arneis, Seghesio has over 300 acres of vineyards in three of Sonoma’s most prized growing regions, The Alexandar, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.

 

David and Melanie with Ted Seghesio at Eleven Madison Park
David and Melanie with Ted Seghesio at Eleven Madison Park

We recently dined with Ted at Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan to celebrate Seghesio’s 120th anniversary. We were particularly intrigued with the Seghesio 2011 Venom, a 100% Sangiovese from Rattlesnake Mountain in the Alexander Valley. Here’s the full menu:

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Melanie Young and David Ransom, Hosts, The Connected Table LIVE!
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Food Politics with Marion Nestle- The Connected Table LIVE April 22

When the latest research on a food or nutrition comes out….when the U.S. Government shifts left, right or sideways on a topic concerning food or nutrition policy…..or when a journalist wants an authoritative quote from a respected and reliable source….Marion Nestle is on speed dial.

Time Magazine included her Twitter among its top 10 in health and science; Michael Pollan ranked her as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama), and Mark Bittman ranked her #1 in his list of foodies to be thankful for.

And we are honored to have Marion Nestle on The Connected Table LIVE April 22, 2pm ET. It’s a full show focused on Food Politics and what you need to know about the foods you eat.

Marion Nestle
Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She also holds an honorary degree from Transylvania University in Kentucky. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous faculty positions were at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine.

From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of The Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing. From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle food section.

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She is the author of five prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; What to Eat; Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (with Dr. Malden Nesheim); and Eat, Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics.

She also has written two books about pet food, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine and Feed Your Pet Right (also with Dr. Nesheim). Her most recent books were published in 2013: the tenth anniversary edition of Food Politics (with a foreword by Michael Pollan); the paperback edition of Why Calories Count; and Eat, Drink, Vote. Her next book, about food advocacy and the soda industry, will be published by Oxford University Press in September 2015.

Among her recent honors are the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service from Bard College in 2010. In 2011, the University of California School of Public Health at Berkeley named her as Public Health Hero. She received the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2013, and in 2014 the U.S. Healthful Food Council’s Innovator of the Year Award and the Public Health Association of New York City’s Media Award.

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Connect:

http://www.foodpolitics.com/

https://www.facebook.com/marion.nestle

https://twitter.com/marionnestle

 

Melanie Young and David Ransom, Hosts, The Connected Table LIVE!
Melanie Young and David Ransom, Hosts, The Connected Table LIVE!

Melanie Young and David Ransom are the Insatiable Curious Culinary Couple who bring you the dynamic people who work front and center and behind the scenes in food, wine, spirits and hospitality. Listen to the Connected Table LIVE! Wednesdays 2pm ET on W4CY.com and anytime on demand on iHeart.com under Shows & Personalities. Link to all podcasts:  http://www.iheart.com/show/209-The-Connected-Table-Live

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Talking Irish Whiskey with Stephen Teeling, The Connected Table LIVE! – April 15

With a history of making spirits that dates back to the 1700’s, Stephen Teeling’s family has probably done more to shape the concept of what we call Irish Whiskey than any other family in Ireland. Now the Teeling family is about to open Dublin’s first new distillery in over 125 years, bringing the legacy of his family’s long relationship with his country’s spirit of choice full circle.

Stephen Teeling
Stephen Teeling

Located in Newmarket, an area of Dublin long associated with brewing and distilling, the new Teeling Distillery features three copper pot stills, reviving a format for distilling based on the old “Dublin style” of making whiskies. Stephen, along with his brother Jack, will oversee the new operation which will focus producing small batch whiskies in 3-4 different interpretations.

Connect:

www.teelingwhiskey.com

http://twitter.com/teelingwhiskey

Melanie Young and David Ransom, Hosts, The Connected Table LIVE!
Melanie Young and David Ransom, Hosts, The Connected Table LIVE!

The Connected Table LIVE! will interview Stephen on Wednesday April 15th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET on W4CY. Listen to the podcast anytime on demand for free at iHeart.com. Here’s the direct link:

http://www.iheart.com/show/209-The-Connected-Table-Live

 

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Award Winning Broadcaster Jennifer English on The Connected Table LIVE! April 15th

Jennifer English
Jennifer English

The table is always the liveliest where Jennifer English is seated.  One of our favorite – and most articulate- food and wine radio personalities, Jennifer joins us on The Connected Table LIVE! April 15th, to dish. The conversation will certainly be lively and varied!

Jennifer is a multi-award winning broadcaster whom we first came to know as founder and host of the Food & Wine Radio Network. Her in-depth interviews and intellectual musings on the craft, history and culture of all areas of food and drink have earned Jennifer the prestigious Gracie Allen Award from The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television and The James Beard Foundation Award for Best Radio Show.

She’s also hosted food segments for NBC affiliate KVOA TV-4 and the “Bottoms Up Cocktail Hour” on KFNX, both based in Tuscon which Jennifer has called home for many years.

Jennifer currently hosts RSVP Las Vegas on KLAV 1230AM which airs Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm MST.

A generous and devoted supporter of many culinary initiatives Jennifer proudly served as Vice President of the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society, the organization which put on Tales of the Cocktail, and has been a participant seminar presenter and one of the first live national broadcasters to bring Tales of the Cocktail live from New Orleans.

http://www.vegasallnetradio.com/rsvp.html

https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.english

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Catching the Wholesome Wave with Food Activist Michel Nischan

Some people let change happen to them. Others see opportunities to make change happen for others. Chef and Food Activist Michel Nischan, President and CEO of Wholesome Wave, is a leading example of the latter. Michel joins us on The Connected Table LIVE April 8, 2pm ET on W4CY

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Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave

I first met Michel when he was a rock n’ roll chef at his restaurant Miche Mache in Connecticut. I’ve followed his career through his restaurants (Heartbeat at the W Hotel in Manhattan, The Dressing Room in CT)  and books Sustainably Delicious (Rodale),  Taste Pure and Simple  and Homegrown Pure and Simple (both Chronicle Books).

Michel has been a food activist long before other chefs were starting to flex their muscles and their mouths on the subject.  Growing up in a farming family, food production and appreciation for sustainable agriculture is in his genetic root stock.

In 2007, Michel  founded Wholesome Wave  with Gus Schumacher, former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food & Foreign Services, as Founding Board Chair, and the late Michael Batterberry, Founder of Food Arts Magazine, as Founding Board Member. In 2008, Wholesome Wave piloted the Double Value Coupon Program at 12 markets in three states. Since then, the organization has launched numerous initiatives, including the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program and Healthy Food Commerce Investments and is recognized as a compelling model for expanding regional food access.