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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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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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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.

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