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Tony Foreman

Host, Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine

Tony Foreman is the founder and co-owner of Baltimore's premier restaurant company, Foreman Wolf, comprised of six restaurants and two retail wine stores.  The combined staff is over 350 employees and has been a major driving force in putting Baltimore on the map in the world of fine wines and dining.

Foreman's first venture was Savannah, which he started with his business partner chef Cindy Wolf.  The restaurant opened in Baltimore's Fells Point in 1995.  Savannah transitioned to a new location re-opening to what is now Charleston, Baltimore's premier fine dining establishment.

Petit Louis Bistro soon followed, a French restaurant in Baltimore's Roland Park neighborhood.  In 2001, BIN 604 Wine Sellers was added to the portfolio; an innovative wine shop in downtown Baltimore, that was named Best New Wine Shop in the Country by Food and Wine magazine in 2002.

In 2004, PAZO opened to great fanfare.  This magnificent downtown restaurant serves southern Italian cuisine in a stunning converted 1880's machine tool shop.  Cinghiale, which means wild boar in Italian, opened in late 2007.  The restaurant celebrates the richness and style of the modern Italian table.  In 2009, Bin 201 Wine Sellers opened in Annapolis, Maryland.  Johnny's opened in the fall of 2012 and serves west coast cuisine, serious coffee, and fine whiskey.  Petit Louis Bistro on the lake in Columbia opened in late 2013.

Tony is both a chef and Sommelier, holding a Sommelier Certificate from the Colmar School in France.  He also has a B.S. in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Widener University in Pennsylvania.

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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.

Picnics

Jul 10, 2017
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Tony and Chef Cindy discuss what to pack for your picnic. And Cindy tells us how she makes pickles!

 

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On this week's menu

-Braised rabbit

-A market report 

-Salad greens with white peaches and lobster

-Homemade cocktail cherries  

-Wines that go with what's in-season 

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On today's episode, Chef Wolf and Tony run through the vegetables you'll be seeing at local markets and give some ideas about what to do--and what to drink--with them. Plus, a Chef's Challenge. 

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Today's episode is all about expressing your feelings through food and feeling comfort from food. Plus, a Chef's Challenge that runs off the trail.

Weird Foods

Jun 11, 2017
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Chef Wolf and Tony explore all the weird things they've tried to cook and some memorable food and drink combinations. And Tony tries to get Chef to tell a turtle story...things get weird on this episode of Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine.

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On today's Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine Chef Wolf and Tony take it outside, entertaining that is! They give tips on making sangria, decorating, organizing, and everything you need to know to have a successful outdoor event. 

This segment originally aired June 2016. 

Seafood

May 29, 2017
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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.

This segment originally aired in June 2016. 

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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.

French Food and Travel

Mar 26, 2017
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On this week's episode of Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine it's the evolution of French food. Plus, Tony and Chef share a bit about their travels to France. 

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. 

Defining the Salad

Feb 19, 2017
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In this week's episode, Tony and Chef Wolf define what makes a salad, give a tutorial on how to make a basic vinaigrette and mayonnaise, and share what wines to pair with salad. And stay tuned for a Chef's salad challenge.

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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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