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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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  Chef and Tony discuss their love of grilling.


May 19, 2015

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

Mother's Day 2015

May 11, 2015

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

French Wine

May 4, 2015

  Tony talks with Chef about her favorite French wines.

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


Apr 20, 2015
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Warmer weather and sunshine mean....Asparagus!

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A special live edition of Foreman and Wolf.


Apr 7, 2015
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Chef and Tony discuss travels in and around Bordeaux.


Mar 30, 2015

Tony and Chef discuss the passion around Champagne preferences.

A special live edition of Foreman and Wolf discussing the topics suggested by listeners.

Links of Interest:

Salumeria Biellese

La Tienda

Best Dishes

Mar 16, 2015

  Chef and Tony discuss their favorite dishes, wines, and spirits.


Mar 10, 2015
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A live edition of Foreman and Wolf on Sauces.

Women on Wine

Mar 2, 2015
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Tony is joined by two of the leading female Sommeliers in the Baltimore area.

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Chef and Tony discuss favorite snow day foods, recipes, and wines.


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Tony and Chef discuss the many ways to cook eggs.

New Year, New Budget

Jan 16, 2015
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What is the right amount to spend on food an wine.

A top 10 list from Chef and Tony.

  Tony and Chef discuss holiday gifts.


Nov 16, 2014

Entertaining 11/16/14


Nov 3, 2014
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  Chef and Tony discuss eggs, from basic scrambled to the more complicated dishes.

Autumn Dish

Oct 27, 2014

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

Chef's Challenge

Oct 21, 2014

  Taking the ingredients on hand and creating your meal.
(This was a live broadcast)

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From labels to history to the many price points, Chef Cindy Wolf quizzes Tony Foreman on Italian wines and many other topics. 

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Chef Cindy Wolf discusses a recent trip to France, her French culinary heroes, and the evolution of French cuisine. And Chef and Tony Foreman share their picks on where to eat and what to drink while in France.   

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Tony Foreman and Chef Cindy Wolf talk about the food, the wine, and the culture of Southern Italy. 

Tony and Chef discuss choosing the right pairings of wine for your food selections.

This is a winery situated in the heart of the historical center of Minervino de Lecce in Puglia, Southeast Italy, otherwise known as the "heel of the boot."

Cooking Primer

Aug 26, 2014


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