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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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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.

Spring (Live)

Mar 13, 2016
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Tony and Chef Cindy discuss what they are excited for as spring approaches. They speak with a local farmer to find out what he is planting and what his expectations are for this season as well as your calls and emails on this live episode.

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During this winter pledge drive Tony and Cindy take a look ahead to spring in anticipation of great local produce.

Fish

Feb 28, 2016
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  Tony and Chef discuss "fear of fish".

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Tony and Chef Cindy take you on a tour across Northern Italy. You'll get all the details you need about the regions and the food and wine that have grown from them.  

Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2016
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In case you haven't prepared, Tony and Chef Cindy will tell you how to save your Valentines' Day. From a classical dinner to a progressive picnic and all the drinks to match, they will give you all the tools you need to make this special day a hit. 

Cook Books

Feb 7, 2016
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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.    

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Tony and Chef Cindy talk about pork. They interview Brian Schiner of Wagon Wheel Ranch in MT. Airy Maryland. The trio discuss how to raise, cook and eat quality live stock.

Nutrition (LIVE)

Jan 17, 2016
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On this live episode,  Tony and Chef Cindy talk about nutrition. They have a conversation with Nutritionist Kasia Kines about the best and the worst foods for you and how to make healthy eating deliscious.

Braising

Jan 3, 2016

This week it is all about braising. 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.

Brunch favorites from Tony and Chef.

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.

Birds

Nov 22, 2015
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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.

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  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
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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.

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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
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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.

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