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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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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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On this week's installment, Tony and Chef Wolf discuss what they're planning to put in their gardens and cellars this spring.

Food Trauma

Feb 5, 2017
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Tony and Chef Wolf 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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On the menu this week: stone crab soup, venison, wine history and Chef Wolf accepts Tony's sandwich-themed Chef's Challenge.


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On today's episode, Chef Wolf and Tony talk Chianti, white and black truffles, and Tony tells us about his recent trip to Italy.

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Tony and Chef Cindy take you through everything you need to know about getting the right product, using the right process and choosing the right wine. Stay tuned till the end of the program for a Chef's Challenge.

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Tony and Chef Cindy remember some of the highlights from 2016. From adventures in France to delicious local white nectarines. They also check in with Robert Brittan of Brittan Vineyards in Oregon to get his perspective on last year’s harvest and what lies ahead for 2017.

Holiday Gifts

Dec 23, 2016
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Tony and Chef Wolf share their ideas for books, food and wine, experiential gifts and cooking items to add to your holiday shopping list.

Tony and Chef Cindy go live to share their biggest hits and worst flops when it comes to holiday cooking. 

Champagne

Dec 4, 2016
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This week it's all about Champagne. Tony and Chef Cindy cover the basics of this beloved bubbly beverage and get some history from Rich Buchanan of Moët Hennessy.

Tony and Chef Cindy take a look at some of their favorite cookbooks. They explore the recipes, the history and the sentimental and familial values that the books hold in our lives. 

Following up on last week's discussion on getting ahead of the game with Thanksgiving dinner, Tony and Chef Cindy tackle the task of picking libations for the celebration. From Riesling for the adults to nonalcoholic punch for the kids, they will give you some great ideas of what to drink with your meal.

This week Tony and Chef Cindy help you get a head start on Thanksgiving meal prep. From when to take to turkey out of the oven to delicious side dishes you can prepare days ahead of time.

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.

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