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Cindy Wolf

Host, Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine

Cindy Wolf is the executive chef at Charleston and was a 2006, 2008, and 2014 James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic.  Chef Wolf's cuisine is backed by French fundamentals and grounded in preparations that emphasize the natural flavors of the very finest products.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Wolf has received notices in Food Arts, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post among others. She has also appeared in cooking segments on major local, national, and cable television stations.

In addition to Charleston, Chef Wolf along with her partner, Tony Foreman, owns Petit Louis Bistro, a classic French bistro, Pazo, a refined southern Italian restaurant, Cinghiale, a modern Italian restaurant, and Johnny's, featuring west coast cuisine.

Chef Wolf was awarded the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 5-Star Diamond Award in 2011, the AAA Four Diamond Award, 4-Star Forbes Travel Guide, Top 5 Restaurants nationwide by Open Table in 2014, ranked No. 1 by Zagat for best food, service and décor in 2014, the 2007 BRAVO business achievement award for professional excellence, the 2008 University of Baltimore Virtuoso award for her contributions to the city of Baltimore, the 2008 Influential Marylanders Award, among many other local awards for culinary excellence.

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On today's episode, Chef Wolf and Tony dive into the world of fried foods: How to do it correctly and what to drink with it. 

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From the humble chickpea to lavish saffron rice. Tony and Chef Cindy talk about their favorite types of beans and peas and some delicious preparations for grains and rice. Tune in and don’t forget to soak your beans!

If you are interested in exploring some heritage varieties to cook at home, you can check out Anson Mills for some great ideas.

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It's strawberry season and Chef Wolf and Tony have a few recipes that highlight the fruit. Plus, whiskey by itself, and whiskey with strawberries!

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Ever wonder how to get the dinner you make at home tasting and looking as good as it does in your favorite restaurant? Tony and Chef Cindy talk about the equipment, products and techniques the pros use and how you can get similar results in your kitchen. And as we dive into Spring, Tony gives a quick update on some Rosé essentials.

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Warmer weather and sunshine mean....Asparagus!  Tony and Chef Cindy discuss what to look for when buying asparagus, best preparation techniques and recipes. They interview local producer Lisa Godfrey of Godfrey's Farm in Sudlersville, MD to get her insights on asparagus.

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On the menu this week: Baked ham, chocolate bunnies, lamb and the fixings we've come to expect on Easter and spring tables. Plus Chef Wolf and Tony Foreman share some picks for wine and desserts.

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This week’s episode has been designed with your inner Francophile in mind. Tony and Chef Cindy discuss the French dishes they cannot live without accompanied by recipes you can try at home. Chrisophe Cordier of Domaine Cordier in Fuissé France tells us about the region and his wine making process. They finish the show off with Chef Challenge where you just might learn how to poach a fish.

Fish Tales

Mar 20, 2017
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On today's Foreman and Wolf on Food and WineFish Tales. Chef and Tony tell you what you need to know about buying, selecting and preparing fish. Plus, a 'fish-off.' 

Fats

Mar 13, 2017
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Fat gets a bad rap. Tony and Chef discuss what "fat" brings to your food.

This segment originally aired on May 19, 2015.

American Food

Mar 5, 2017
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In this week's episode Tony and Chef Wolf discuss some of the influences that have created what we now know as American food. Tony also shares about the history of spirits in America. 

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