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 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.
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.
Why is vintage important? Tony explores this question with three guests to find the flavors and stories conveyed by a wine's vintage and the possible economic impact this can have for a winery. Tony chats with Jeffery Davies of Signature Selections Wine Co., Martine Chermette of Domaine du Vissoux in Beaujoulais, and Enzo Brezza of Azienda Agricola Brezza in Northern Italy.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.