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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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Birds

Nov 22, 2015
Naotake Murayama/Flickr: Creative Commons

Tony and Chef Cindy go over all the birds that you are afraid to cook. From quail to guinea fowl to duck, they discuss the best preparations along with garnishes and wines to match.

Holiday Prep

Nov 15, 2015

This week Tony and Chef Cindy get ready for the coming Holiday season. They will discuss gift giving for the amateur and the pro chef in your family, some wine gifting ideas and offer some guidance for preparing the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

Toni Blay

  

  Tony and Chef Cindy go over the do's and dont's of entertaining. From prep to clean up, they will tell you all you need to know to make your event a success.

Soup

Oct 25, 2015
Janet Hudson

Tony and Chef Cindy talk about soup. Cindy explains some of the classics and Tony shares some seasonal ideas, including a fish soup. They also make time for a Chef's Challenge towards the end of the program.

Valerie Hinojosa

With cooler weather Tony and Chef discuss some favorite fall selections.

This week Tony and Chef Cindy talk about the state of the 2015 grape harvest and get first hand perspectives from 3 unique winemakers.  James Frey of Trisaetum Winery talks about Pinot Noir and Reisling in Oregon's Willamette Valley, Enzo Brezza of Brezza tells us how Barolo and Chardonnay are coming along in Piedmont, Italy, and Rosalba Vitanza of Tenuta Vitanza and Le Paturnie gives us a taste of how her Brunello harvest is going in Montalcino, Italy.

Ratings

Oct 5, 2015
Sam Churchill

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 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. 

Pat Kight

Tony and Chef Cindy talk about the produce that remains at the end of summer and look ahead toward autumn's bounty. You'll hear ideas for how to put together delicious dishes for every occasion. From food for the football game to plates for a formal dinner, from pears and apples to pumpkins and sweet potatoes, Tony and Cindy will help you make the best of the changing seasons.

Alessandro Valli

Tony and Chef Cindy take phone calls and emails on recipe disasters and dishes gone wrong.


Summer Wrap

Sep 7, 2015
Rob Bertholf

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.

Michael Verhoef

It's time to go back to school with Foreman and Wolf. Tony and Chef Cindy take you through the ABC's of food and wine with suggestions and favorites for each letter of the alphabet. 


Cooking Primer

Aug 16, 2015
Moyan Brenn

Original Air Date 8/24/2014

Tony and Chef Cindy share insights on the basics of good cooking. From getting the correct ratio of water and salt for your pot of veggies to techniques for cooking your chicken just right. Whether you like your fish with the head on or off, they will offer techniques for the perfect preparation. Grab a pencil and a sheet of paper for notes on new dishes and improvements to your favorites.


Ice Cream

Aug 10, 2015

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.


Hits & Flops

Aug 2, 2015
Jun Seita/Flickr

Tony and Chef talk about the Hits and Misses of food.


Italy

Jul 27, 2015
Moyan Brenn/Flickr

Tony and Chef prepare you for a trip to Italy.


Wendy Nelson/Flickr

A special live edition of Foreman and Wolf discussing their love of fruit.


specialtyproduce.com

Tony and Chef discuss realistic ways of cooking foods that are healthy and affordable.


Corn

Jul 5, 2015
Rosana Prada/Flickr

We are in corn season.  Tony and Chef discuss corn and it's versatility.


eliza mougel/Flickr

Chef and Tony discuss the food and wine of Provence.


Vegetarianism

Jun 9, 2015
Rick Ligthelm/Flickr

Eating your vegetables is not so hard with the growth in fresh and delicious produce.  Chef and Tony discuss some of their favorite vegetable dishes.


Travel 2015

Jun 2, 2015
Sean MacEntee/Flickr

Tony and Chef discuss their favorite travel spots.

DeusXFlorida/Flickr

  Chef and Tony discuss their love of grilling.


"Fat"

May 19, 2015
Brett/Flickr

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


Mother's Day 2015

May 11, 2015
Flickr/wackystuff

Tony and Chef honor the mom's that make this day special.


French Wine

May 4, 2015
SuperCar-RoadTrip.fr/Flickr

  Tony talks with Chef about her favorite French wines.


Amarand Agasi/Flickr

A special live edition of Foreman and Wolf discussing their favorite "Secret Recipes" and hearing the details from listeners.

Asparagus

Apr 20, 2015
Rob Ireton/Flickr

Warmer weather and sunshine mean....Asparagus!


Terence Lim-Flickr

A special live edition of Foreman and Wolf.

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