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Cindy Wolf

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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.

Ways to Connect

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.

With Halloween approaching, Tony and Chef Cindy talk about the the scary encounters they've had with food and wine.

Ratings

Oct 23, 2016

Tony and Chef Cindy discuss the various rating systems that rank the best restaurants, wines, travel destinations and more. They will also share some of their top ranked dining experiences.

Tony and Chef Cindy leave their food and wine comfort zone to explore three of America's most beloved libations . . . beer, whiskey and coffee. They interview producers both local and national for a primer on these delicious drinks, including their unique production processes and food pairings. You will hear from John Marsh and Roy Fisher of Waverly Brewing Company based here in Baltimore, David Perkins of High West Distilleryin Park City, Utah and from  Vincent Iatesta of Ceremony Coffee Roasters.

Tony and Chef Cindy take the hour to embrace the chilly weather and the warm roasted veggies that go along with it.

Soups and Wine

Oct 2, 2016

As the weather begins to chill, Tony and Chef Cindy talk about soups and the challenge of matching them with wine. We hear from Eva Dehlinger of Dehlinger Winery about her favorite soup and wine pairings.

Tony and Chef Cindy take a moment during our pledge drive to check in with two industry experts. Carlee Pipitone of Tenth Harvest Importers and Roberto de la Mota of Mendel Wines in Mendoza Argentina.

Autumn Preview

Sep 11, 2016
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As the the days grow shorter and summer slowly winds down, Tony and Chef Cindy look ahead to the autumn harvest.

Summer Brunch

Aug 28, 2016
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Tony and Chef Cindy talk about that moment in the weekend when you decide to take the rest of the day off . . . brunch!

France vs. Italy

Aug 21, 2016

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

Ice Cream

Aug 14, 2016

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.

Tomato

Aug 7, 2016
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Tony and Chef Cindy chat about all the wonderful things you can do with one of summer's most delicious fruits . . . tomatoes! 

Kitchen Vacations

Jul 31, 2016
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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.

Gardening (Live)

Jul 24, 2016

Tony and Chef Cindy go live to take your calls and emails about gardening.

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Tony and Chef Cindy discus making dishes for yourself or a small group with an eye towards cost and health.

Seafood

Jun 26, 2016
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Need some tips for dealing with seafood? Tony and Chef Cindy chat with Joe Lasprogata of Samuels and Son Seafood about the seafood industry and Joe shares some recommendations for great fish you may not have heard of. They dish out recipes and some wines to match.

Outside

Jun 19, 2016
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  Chef and Tony talk about entertaining outside.

 

Picnics

Jun 12, 2016
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  Tony and Chef Cindy discuss Picnics.

Herbs

Jun 5, 2016
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Tony and Chef Cindy explore the world of Herbs. From everyday staples to exotic herbs from around the world. They address best practices, how to make real herb oils and proper herb and food pairings.

Grilling

May 29, 2016

Tony and Chef Cindy discuss the art of grilling.  

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Tony and Cindy Discuss their favorite French wine and the food that goes with it.

Eat your Veggies

May 15, 2016

Tony and Chef Cindy encourage you to eat your vegetables. With the growing season upon us they discuss the veggies that the love to cook as well as the ones that used to give them nightmares as children. Tony gives some suggestions for wine with veggies and they square off for  a Chef's Challenge based on

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Tony and Chef Cindy discuss two wonderful things: strawberries and whiskey. They tell you how to spot a ripe strawberry and dish out some great recipes. Tony goes over some of the basics for whiskey to help you find which style fits your taste. And  most importantly, how to put strawberries and whiskey together!

This week Tony and Cindy chat with two great guests. John Martin Taylor, author of several low country cookbooks, calls in to discuss southern cooking history and technique. Then Steve Lutz of Lenne Estate Winery stops by the studio to discuss growing Pinot Noir in Oregon.

Cindy tells Tony about a recent dinner party and gives you some tips on how to host a successful one. Tony explains the sometimes complicated world of Central European wine.

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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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  Tony and Cindy go live to take your calls and emails all revolving around the idea of bucket lists. We hear your dream dishes, travel locations and wines while Tony and Chef share some of their own.

Winderlea

Tony and Chef Cindy chat with Bill Sweet of Winderlea Vineyards in Oregon to get an update on how the growing season is coming along. Bill also shares some insight on how their wine is produced. Chef Wolf shares some of her favorite recipes.  And of course, the duo wrap up the hour with a Chef's Challenge.

Salads

Mar 27, 2016
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Tony and Chef Cindy dive into the world of salads. They discuss what the definition of a salad really is, how to make a good one and what to drink with it.

Food Trauma

Mar 20, 2016
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Tony and Cindy try to get over the trauma of childhood dishes that still haunt them. They re-work the recipes into something delicious while giving you a fresh take on old plates.

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