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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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Back to School

Sep 18, 2017
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We're devoting this week's episode to going back to school and the changing of the season. We're talking summer adventures, our experiences with school lunches, and for adults--fall wines. And of course, a Chef's Challenge! 

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Tony and Chef Cindy interview 3 passionate amateur chefs. They tell us what inspires them, why they love to cook, what their favorite dishes are and what tools of the trade the love to use. 

Summer Wrap

Aug 31, 2017
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As we enter into the last weeks of summer, Tony and Chef Cindy discuss they're favorite recipes and products for the end of the season.

Ice Cream!

Aug 28, 2017

Tony and Chef Cindy help you get through the dog days of summer with a conversation about ice cream. They share their favorite flavors and some childhood memories of the delicious dessert. They also chat with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams out of Columbus, Ohio, and David Alima of The Charmery right here in Baltimore - two ice cream makers with very creative takes on the frozen treat.

France vs. Italy

Aug 21, 2017

Tony and Chef Cindy face-off with a discussion about French vs. Italian cooking styles.

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Tony and Chef Cindy take time to answer some of the most commonly asked wine questions...Yes, it is totally OK if you don't know how to pronounce the name of that Château in France.

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Can't get any time off work to take that dream vacation? Travel to your favorite location while never leaving your kitchen! Tony and Chef Cindy discuss the dishes and dinners they would make to replicate the feeling of some of their favorite travel destinations. We also hear from Wolfgang Raifer of Colterenzio in the Alto Adige region of Italy. Wolfgang tells us about the history and production process of the wines made on their picturesque estate.

Rose Roundup

Jul 31, 2017
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This week, we take a look at the world through rosé colored glasses. Rosé has experienced an explosion in popularity recently. As we enter the peak time to enjoy this refreshing pink potion, Tony and Chef Cindy take a moment to check in with three rosé producers for different regions around the world. They give insight into their production process and shed light on why this wine has become so popular. We’ll hear from Brad Potter of Airfield Estates in Prosser, Washington - Justine Soard of Domaine de Fenouillet in Beaumes de Venise, France and Francesca Vaira of Varja of G.D. Varja in Barolo, Italy.

Tony and Chef Cindy go live and turn the airwaves over to you. This week’s episode is all about developing good eating habits in you kids. We take your questions and hear your stories about how your parents got you to eat your veggies and how you’ve carried on or improved those traditions with your children. 

Simple Foods

Jul 18, 2017
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Can you roast a chicken? Can you sear a piece of fish? Can you make a grilled cheese? Tony and Chef Wolf teach you the basics of cooking simple food. Click on the photo for recipes.

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