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Food Talk with Mike Colameco

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Chef and industry insider Mike has spent his entire career working in the food business. In this one hour program he'll pick up where he left off at his previous New York based AM talk radio gig. Each hour is a stand alone multi-themed program featuring live interviews with a myriad of guests. He'll talk shop with chefs, restaurateurs, cook book authors and food writers, with discussions around ingredient sourcing, cooking, baking, wine, equipment, mixology, beer, farming, foraging, fisheries, sustainability, chocolate, food trends, travel, diet, health, music and his take on the many restaurants he frequents.

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Chef and industry insider Mike has spent his entire career working in the food business. In this one hour program he'll pick up where he left off at his previous New York based AM talk radio gig. Each hour is a stand alone multi-themed program featuring live interviews with a myriad of guests. He'll talk shop with chefs, restaurateurs, cook book authors and food writers, with discussions around ingredient sourcing, cooking, baking, wine, equipment, mixology, beer, farming, foraging, fisheries, sustainability, chocolate, food trends, travel, diet, health, music and his take on the many restaurants he frequents.

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Wish there were more

By jessevs - May 16 2018
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I recently discovered Mike Colameco’s Real Food episodes for PBS on YouTube, and then found these podcasts. I’ve listened to them all and learned a lot about NY history and chef culture, a lot about wine, and much more on various aspects of the food and restaurant industry. These podcasts are a great supplement to Mike’s TV show, as he gets a bit more exuberant and in-depth on various subjects. The delivery and presentation are great. Sometimes he talks over his guests, but that’s the New Yorker in him. Otherwise Mike is very gracious and gets good interviews done. And there’s no FCC so real language is used. I wish there were more!

Good wine guests

By DCNYer - Mar 07 2017
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For now, I've only listened to episodes with topics related to wine, of which there are many. Mike has great rapport with his guest who are amongst the most knowledgeable wine professionals in the country. I can sense his genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for developing wine trends that can guide listeners to more diverse and affordable wine options. It's fun when he and his guests taste wine, but slurping and sucking sounds never sound good on the radio.

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
2
0
1
1

Wish there were more

By jessevs - May 16 2018
Read more
I recently discovered Mike Colameco’s Real Food episodes for PBS on YouTube, and then found these podcasts. I’ve listened to them all and learned a lot about NY history and chef culture, a lot about wine, and much more on various aspects of the food and restaurant industry. These podcasts are a great supplement to Mike’s TV show, as he gets a bit more exuberant and in-depth on various subjects. The delivery and presentation are great. Sometimes he talks over his guests, but that’s the New Yorker in him. Otherwise Mike is very gracious and gets good interviews done. And there’s no FCC so real language is used. I wish there were more!

Good wine guests

By DCNYer - Mar 07 2017
Read more
For now, I've only listened to episodes with topics related to wine, of which there are many. Mike has great rapport with his guest who are amongst the most knowledgeable wine professionals in the country. I can sense his genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for developing wine trends that can guide listeners to more diverse and affordable wine options. It's fun when he and his guests taste wine, but slurping and sucking sounds never sound good on the radio.

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Food Talk with Mike Colameco

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Chef and industry insider Mike has spent his entire career working in the food business. In this one hour program he'll pick up where he left off at his previous New York based AM talk radio gig. Each hour is a stand alone multi-themed program featuring live interviews with a myriad of guests. He'll talk shop with chefs, restaurateurs, cook book authors and food writers, with discussions around ingredient sourcing, cooking, baking, wine, equipment, mixology, beer, farming, foraging, fisheries, sustainability, chocolate, food trends, travel, diet, health, music and his take on the many restaurants he frequents.

Episode 63: Florence Fabricant, Pascaline Lepeltier & Andy Bennett

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Mike Colameco kicks off _ Food Talk _ this week on the line with Florence Fabricant, legendary food critic for The New York Times, chatting about her book “City Harvest: 100 Recipes from Great New York Restaurants.” The new book features an exclusive collection of 100 delicious new recipes benefiting City Harvest, the renowned food-rescue organization that feeds over 1.4 million hungry New Yorkers every year, from star chefs including Dominique Ansel, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Humm, Anita Lo, François Payard, Marcus Samuelsson, Ivy Stark, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  Florence highlights her insightful notes on using leftover ingredients and second helpings, making this an ideal cookbook to return to again and again.  After the break, Mike welcomes Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier and Chef Andy Bennet of Rouge Tomate, prepping for an official reopening, and discussing the importance of their healthy menu and, of course, the vast variety of wines offered.  Perhaps one of the few restaurants employing a full time nutritionist, Andy shares a great overview of his cooking philosophy, plus the group discusses the recent news surrounding Danny Meyer eliminating tipping at his restaurants.

“We’re trying to produce something that is delicious and a byproduct of that is it’s healthy for you.” [32:00]

–Chef Andy Bennett on Food Talk

Oct 15 2015

1hr 3mins

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Episode 3: Alice Feiring & Anthony Giglio

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Welcome to Food Talk with Michael Colameco! On today’s first segment, Michael speaks with Alice Feiring, who is a wine writer that has been published in multiple publications, such as the New York Times, New York Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She has also won a James Beard award for a wine piece in the New York Times business section. Her wine newsletter, titled The Feiring Line, has been rated highly among America’s leading wine blogs, and contains in depth information about multiple wines on the market today. On today’s episode, hear Alice talk more about Georgian wine, The Feiring Line, orange, and more! Later, hear from Anthony Giglio, is one of the most entertaining wine and spirits authorities on the planet. Anthony is a writer, educator and raconteur who motivates countless wine drinkers to trust their own tastes and simply relax the rules. Together, Michael and Anthony taste a variety of wines on the show – hear them talk about the specific characteristics of each one, and where you can find a bottle near you. This program has been sponsored by Cento, King Arthur Flour, and Colavita.




“When making wine – it’s really all about commitment.” [14:10]

Alice Feiring on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

“You don’t need to teach them wine-making, but you can teach them how to polish it.” [55:10]

Anthony Giglio on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

Oct 24 2013

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Episode 78: Korean Food, Cassoulets, and Sommeliers

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This week’s _Food Talk with Mike Colameco _features a packed menu. First up, Matt Rodbard and Deuki Hong, authors of the new cookbook Koreatown, talk about the staying power of Korean food culture in America. Next, Adam Gopnik of _The New Yorker _and Peter Hoffman of Back Forty West dish about cassoulet and the evolution of the New York food scene. Last but not least, sommelier Erin Healy of Restaurant Marc Forgione discusses developing her palate and putting her customers first.

“[Korean food] is not kale.” [21:50] – Matt Rodbard

“[Cassoulet] is cooking beans and meat with what you have.” [35:28] – Peter Hoffman

“Our essential job is not to put in front of someone something that we want them to drink. Our job is to find what they want, and put something in front of them that they like.” [53:20] – Erin Healy

Mar 03 2016

1hr 6mins

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Episode 60: Muscolo Meat Academy, Dan Amatuzzi and Nicholas Coleman, & Frank DeCarlo

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This week on Food Talk, host Mike Colameco kick off the show with Megan O’Connor and Kari Underly of the Muscolo Meat Academy located in and on the line from Chicago. Megan and Kari go on to explain that the Muscolo Meat Academy is proud to offer new standards of skill, knowledge as well as certification. With their ambitious curriculum and nurturing environment, the academy is built to prepare students for the challenges of the time-honored and demanding trade of butchery. Next up, Mike has Dan Amatuzzi and Nicholas Coleman in the studio from Eataly in NYC just touching the surface on the topic of grapes and olive oil. Frank DeCarlo of Peasant Restaurant in Nolita rounds out the episode catching up with Mike and talking about happenings past and present at the restaurant.

Jun 18 2015

1hr 1min

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Episode 82: Chef Bill Telepan and Master Sommelier Hristo Zisovski

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At the top of today's Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike speaks with Chef Bill Telepan of Telepan Restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Since 2008, he has been the Executive Chef of Wellness in the Schools (WITS), a non-profit organization dedicated to making school food healthy. As the first chef to join the WITS team, Bill has served as a leader of the WITS Cook for Kids program by developing nutritious school menus, training cafeteria workers and teaching culinary and nutrition concepts to students, parents and teachers. In 2009, Bill was honored with a selection to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to School task force and preliminary conferences.

In the second half, Mike is joined in the studio by Hristo Zisovski, an Advanced Sommelier based in New York City. Hristo spent seven years as Chef Sommelier of the three Michelin-starred Jean Georges. Under his tenure, the restaurant received the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine Service. In November 2010, Hristo joined the Altamarea Group at Ai Fiori, and in 2014 he was named one of Food & Wine’s Sommeliers of the Year.

Apr 07 2016

1hr 2mins

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Episode 20: Tablespoon.com and Suerte Tequila

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This week on Food Talk, Mike talks to Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, about tablespoon.com, a website “devoted to inspiring joy in the kitchen”. Then, Laurence Spiewak joins Mike in the studio to talk tequila. Laurence is the Co-Founder and CEO of Suerte Tequila, and on today’s show he talks about the origins of tequila and how it is produced. This program has been sponsored by Cento, King Arthur, and Colavita. Thanks to Brothers NYC for today’s music.

“The end goal is not to have my TV show, the goal is to have excellence in what I’m doing now.” [18:30]

“The best food of any kind, generally speaking, is cooked here in the United States.” [19:55]

–Andrew Zimmern on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

“One of the oldest wineries in the world is in Mexico.” [40:30]

–Laurence Speiwak on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

Mar 20 2014

1hr 2mins

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Episode 28: Indian Sauces, Pearl & Ash, and Russell Hearn

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This week on Food Talk, Mike interviews Maya Kaimal of Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods, who comes in to talk about the key to making her sauces, and Mike praises her for the recipes she suggests. Later, Chef Richard Kuo and Sommelier Patrick Cappiello of Pearl & Ash join us in the studio to discuss how they make incredible food with a less than spacious kitchen. After the break, Mike speaks with Russell Hearn, winemaker at Lieb Cellars in Long Island, about the different soils in the North Fork region and how they affect his winemaking. This program has been sponsored by Cento, King Arthur, Colavita, and Wines Of Portugal. Today’s music provided by Obey City.

“We just wanted to create something that is tasty, that is accessible, and that is approachable and affordable for a wide range of audiences.” [24:30]

–Richard Kuo on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

“We’re trying to create an elevated experience but at an excellent value.” [42:00]

–Patrick Cappiello on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

May 15 2014

1hr 2mins

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Episode 95: Fuchsia Dunlop & Alice Feiring

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In the first half of this week's Food Talk, Mike chats with Fuchsia Dunlop, an English writer and cook who specializes in Chinese cuisine. She was an East Asian analyst at the BBC World Service, and was the first westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Her latest book is Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China.

After the break, Alice Feiring is back in the studio to talk about natural wines and the recent RAW Wine Fair in Brooklyn.

Nov 10 2016

1hr 4mins

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Episode 83: Jules Aron and Mark Bitterman

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The first half of this week's Food Talk with Mike Colameco features "healthy bartender" Jules Aron. Based in New York City, Jules is a mixologist, beverage consultant, and green lifestyle expert. For over twelve years she has been tending bar at some of Manhattan’s finest dining establishments, hot spot nightclubs, swanky rooftop bars, and favorite happy hour spots. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with a background in fitness, yoga, and qigong, she is an avid wellness ambassador, deeply passionate about a healthy, wholesome lifestyle that includes delicious, nutritious foods that fuel the body, mind and spirit(s)!

After the break, Mike is joined in the studio by Mark Bitterman, a food writer and entrepreneur. He is the owner of The Meadow, a boutique that specializes in finishing salts and other products. The Meadow was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2006 and expanded to the West Village in New York City in 2010. Living up to his name, Mark is also the author of Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters & Amari, a comprehensive handbook on selecting, understanding, mixing, and cooking with bitters.

Apr 28 2016

1hr 4mins

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Episode 27: Processed Foods, Jarred Tomato Sauce, & Portuguese Wines

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Ever wonder what kind of meat is in your processed food? Mike speaks about this with Deena Shanker, food writer for Buzzfeed, who looked into the question and found it difficult to get a straight answer. Later, Fred Cacace from Michael’s Restaurant in Brooklyn comes in to talk about the tomato sauce his restaurant sells in jars that is in a whole different category than any other jarred sauce. Finally, Mike speaks to sommelier Paul Yanon about the fabulous wines produced in Portugal. This program has been sponsored by Cento, King Arthur, Colavita, and Wines Of Portugal. Today’s music provided by Brothers NYC.

“I think we all have more appreciation for the food that we eat when we know where it comes from.” [18:25]

–Deena Shanker on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

“Our motto is it’s not jarred sauce, it’s sauce in a jar.” [39:00]

–Fred Cacace on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

May 08 2014

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Episode 87: Cannabis Cocktails with Warren Bobrow, and Ryan Sutton of Eater

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Mike Colameco is back from Champagne with a new episode of Food Talk!

Joining him in the first half of this week's show is Warren Bobrow, a mixologist, chef, and writer known as the Cocktail Whisperer. His latest book is Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations.

After the break, Ryan Sutton of Eater is back to talk restaurant reviews, (no) tipping, wine, and more.

Jun 09 2016

1hr 5mins

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Episode 98: Dr. Mark Tamplin, Chef Suvir Saran, and Cheesemonger Cara Warren

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On the season finale of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined by Dr. Mark Tamplin, co-author of The Food Safety Book: What You Don't Know Could Kill You, Top Chef Master Suvir Saran, and cheesemonger Cara Warren.

Dec 15 2016

1hr 3mins

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Episode 91: Patrick Cappiello & Karen Stabiner

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In the first half of this week's Food Talk, Mike is joined by Patrick Cappiello, the Operating Partner and Wine Director of Rebelle and Pearl & Ash restaurants, creator of Renegade Wine Dinner, Chef Sommelier for Daniel Johnnes "La Paulée", and Wine Columnist for Playboy Magazine.

After the break, Mike is joined by Karen Stabiner, the author of Generation Chef, which follows a young chef as he opens his first restaurant, and chronicles the upheaval in that riskiest of businesses. Karen has written ten previous books, was a founder of an alternative newspaper in Santa Barbara, California, and teaches reporting, feature writing and food journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Oct 13 2016

1hr 2mins

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Episode 32: Summer Baking, Sommeliers, & Sagrantino Grapes

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This week on Food Talk with Michael Colameco, Mike catches up with King Arthur Flour’s famed baker, Susan Reid. Tune into this episode to learn how to bake during the summer with berries, and find out how to make a great pizza dough for immediate use, or for storing for later! Later, Mike invites sommeliers Lee Campbell (Tarlow Restaurants Group) and Thomas Carter (Estela) to talk about their careers in wine, and some of the great French wine regions. What approaches to these somms take to pair food and wine? Finally, winemaker Marco Caprai joins the program to talk about the revitalization of the Sagrantino grape.



“Yeast in bread is like yeast in wine… The harder the yeast has to work, the more flavor you’re going to get.” [11:50]

Susan Reid on Food Talk with Michael Colameco

“Not to disparage the great wines from California, but a wine of that weight will crush brighter styles of food.” [25:45]

Thomas Carter on Food Talk with Michael Colameco

Jun 12 2014

1hr

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Episode 79: Sarah McCrea of Stony Hill Vineyard

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On this week’s episode of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined in the studio by Sarah McCrea of Stony Hill Vineyard in the Napa Valley. They discuss the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of American winemaking in the 20th century and beyond.

“Instead of following the advice of a few people, I think people are following the advice of people they find who might be like-minded, which means there’s room for so much more to flourish.” [40:50] – Sarah McCrea

Mar 10 2016

50mins

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Episode 92: Jenny Lefcourt & Aurelio Montes

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This week on Food Talk, Mike Colameco speaks with Jenny Lefcourt of and Aurelio Montes. Jenny – of natural wine importers Jenny & François Selections – first discovered wine in Paris (of all places!) before deciding to make a career in it. Then Aurelio Montes jumps in to tell us about his vintage's natural wines, in Chile.

Oct 20 2016

1hr 2mins

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Episode 70: Patrick Capiello, Kevin and Debbie Adey, & Santa Claus

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Wrapping up the _ Food Talk _ radio season, Mike Colameco welcomes friend of the show Patrick Cappiello, the Operating Partner and Wine Director of Rebelle and Pearl & Ash restaurants, creator of Renegade Wine Dinner, Chef Sommelier for Daniel Johnnes “La Paulée”, and Wine Columnist for Playboy Magazine to the show for an on-air wine tasting.  After the break, Kevin and Debbie Adey join in studio talking about their new restaurant, Faro, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  With a menu highlighting their freshly milled pastas, they also share how they met and why Bushwick is their neighborhood of choice.

“When it came down to it, we didn’t have the room for the big mixer so I was like, let’s try milling the grain!”

–Kevin Adey on Food Talk

Dec 17 2015

1hr 2mins

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Episode 66: Marco DiGiulio, Brian Alberg, & Jacques Capsouto

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Tune in for a brand new episode of _ Food Talk _ as Mike Colameco is on the line with Napa winemaker Marco DiGiulio, and in studio with Chef Brian Alberg of Eat on North in the Berkshires, and Jacques Capsouto of Jacques Capsouto Vignobles, a purveyor of fine wines hailing from Israel.

Nov 05 2015

1hr 3mins

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Episode 90: Tia Keenan & Ryan Sutton

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined in the studio by Tia Keenan, a New York City-based cook, cheese specialist, writer and food stylist. Tia has worked on a broad range of creative, food-based projects, from concept development for Walt Disney and Bien Cuit Bakery, to restaurant and retail programs for Murray’s Cheese and Lucy’s Whey. Her new book is titled The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude.

Also in the studio is Ryan Sutton, chief food critic for Eater NY, discussing his latest reviews of Le Coucou, Olmsted, and Emmy Squared.

Oct 06 2016

1hr 1min

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Episode 29: Tippling Bros, City Meals On Wheels, & Gotham Bar & Grill

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Today on Food Talk, Mike interviews Tad Carducci, Beverage Consultant at Tippling Bros in New York City. Tad tells us about amaro, an italian liqueur typically drank after dinner as a digestif, and how it can be used in some great cocktails. After the break we welcome to the studio Beth Shapiro, Executive Director at City Meals On Wheels and Chef Alfred Portale, Executive Chef and part owner at Gotham Bar & Grill in Manhattan about how. Beth’s organization provided meals to over 18,000 elderly New Yorkers last year with over 12,000 gracious volunteers. Chef Portale is one of the participating chefs in City Meals On Wheels, bringing his talent to thousands who need it. This program has been sponsored by Cento, King Arthur, Colavita, and Wines Of Portugal. Today’s music provided by Obey City.

“Barrel aging is…probably the most prevalent mixology trend right now.” [6:15]

–Tad Carducci on Food Talk with Mike Colameco

May 22 2014

58mins

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Episode 115: Piora, Ferrara, and Veggiecation

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined by "sommelier with a punk rock past" Christina Fuhrman, Wine & Service Director at Piora in New York's West Village, Ernest Lepore of the famous Italian bakery Ferrara, and Lisa Suriano, founder and CEO of Veggiecation, which promotes and educates communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, unique, affordable, and most importantly, delicious ways.

Jun 01 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 114: Long Island Wine, pt. 2

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On this week's Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike revisits the Long Island wine country via a selection of single-style-focused vineyards.

May 25 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 113: Long Island Wine

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined in the studio by Kelly Koch of Macari Vineyards and Alicia Ekeler-Valle of Lieb Cellars to talk about the venerable wine country of...Long Island, New York.

May 18 2017

52mins

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Episode 112: At Balthazar & Lois

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On the season premiere of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike first welcomes Shane McBride, Executive Chef of Balthazar, and Reggie Nadelson, author of the new book At Balthazar: The New York Brasserie at the Center of the World. Having covered restaurants and food for decades on both sides of the Atlantic, Nadelson recounts the history of the French brasserie, and how Keith McNally reinvented the concept for New York City.

After the break, Phoebe Connell and Nora O'Malley talk about their adjacent beer store, wine store, and wine bar on Avenue C (aka Loisaida Avenue) in Alphabet City.

May 11 2017

1hr 3mins

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Episode 111: Weed Talk

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On the season finale of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, it's a 4/20 celebration (mostly), featuring Cheri Sicard, an LA-based cookbook author and frequent High Times edibles columnist, John Whiteman of Wana Edibles in Colorado, baker Peggy Moore of Love's Oven in Colorado, and Bill Samuels, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Maker's Mark. Also sitting in is mystery guest co-host "Henry" aka Daniel Sklaar of Fine and Raw chocolates.

Apr 20 2017

59mins

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Episode 110: Chambers Street Wines

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, the full hour goes to father and son David and Eben Lillie of Chambers Street Wines, one of Mike's favorite wine stores on planet Earth.

Chambers Street Wines has been selected as one of the first recipients of the Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval, for its contributions to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in the city of New York.

Apr 13 2017

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Episode 109: El Internacional and Perelandra

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On this week's episode of Food Talk, host Mike Colameco is joined by artist and restauranteur Antoni Miralda, former owner of iconic restaurant El Internacional in Tribeca, and certified dietitian-nutritionist Allison Buckingham of Perelandra Natural Food Center.

Apr 06 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 108: Giovanni Colavita & Jerry Turci

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined in the studio by Giovanni Colavita of Colavita Olive Oil and Jerry Turci of Jerry's Homemade in Englewood, New Jersey. Tune in to hear them discuss last fall's poor olive harvest in Italy, skyrocketing real estate costs in New York, the olive oil production process, and more!

Mar 30 2017

54mins

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Episode 107: Bob Holmes and Ben Goldfarb

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In the first half of this week's Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined via phone by Bob Holmes, a New Scientist magazine correspondent, PhD in evolutionary biology, passionate home cook, and Slow Food Canada member. Bob is also the author of the forthcoming book Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense.

After the break, Mike sits down with Ben Goldfarb of the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) to discuss his article The Deliciously Fishy Case of the "Codfather" which was published by Mother Jones.

Mar 23 2017

1hr 2mins

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Episode 106: Fred Dex, Master Sommelier

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined in the studio by Fred Dex, one of only 210 Master Sommeliers in the world, and the only one holding that honor in the Carolinas. Fred spent fifteen years in New York City working in some the the top gastronomic and wine savvy temples in the city. In 2013, Fred relocated with his family to the Triangle, a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina, to continue building his consulting business around the region’s burgeoning food and wine scene.

Mar 09 2017

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Episode 105: Victoria James and Lyle Railsback

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, sommeliers Victoria James and Lyle Railsback join Mike in studio to talk about wine. Victoria became certified as a sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2012 when she was just twenty and won the Ruinart Sommelier Competition and Best Sommelier of the Languedoc Roussillion Competition. Sales manager of Kermit Lynch Wine Importers, Lyle is a wine expert leading regional sales of a terrific portfolio of Italian and French wines.

Mar 02 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 104: Whisky Live & Rouge Tomate

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On a brand new episode of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, we first dial up Dave Sweet, Chicago-based director of the Whisky Live events that promote the drink around North America.

After the break, Mike is joined in the studio by Pascaline Lepeltier and Andy Bennett – master sommelier and executive chef, respectively – of Rouge Tomate in Chelsea.

Feb 23 2017

1hr 3mins

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Episode 103: Oil, Cheese, and Truffles

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First up on this week's episode of Food Talk with Mike Colameco is Stanton Barrett, a professional stock car driver and Hollywood stuntman. He is also the president of Ojai Energetics, an ethics-driven health and wellness lifestyle company specializing in CBD hemp oils.

Up next is Alice Loubaton of Loubaton Imports LLC to talk about Cheese Week in New York, which takes place February 21 through 26. Some of the scheduled events include wine and cheese tastings organized by The French Cheese Board (for more information and to make a reservation email cheesesoffrance@thebaddishgroup.com), and a special 4-course Winemaker Dinner on Monday, February 27 at Madison Bistro (for reservations, call 212-447-1919).

Finally, Mike is joined by Ian Purkayastha, founder of Regalis Foods, New York City's leading importer of fresh truffles, rare foraged edibles, caviar, and other delicacies. He is also the author of the book Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground, tracing his career from foraging for mushrooms in his small hometown in Arkansas, to becoming a force in the world of fine dining.

Feb 16 2017

1hr 8mins

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Episode 102: Dinner, Cheese, and Chocolate

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On a packed episode of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike first sits down with Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn, co-authors of Dinner at the Long Table, followed by a cheese tasting with Michele Buster of Forever Cheese. And after the break, Daniel Sklaar talks about his conscious confections at Fine & Raw Chocolate.

Feb 09 2017

1hr 3mins

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Episode 101: Ryan Sutton of Eater

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For his ninth appearance on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Eater's Ryan Sutton gets the full hour to dish with Mike about the latest happenings in the New York restaurant scene, the usefulness (or lack thereof) of the Michelin guidebooks, discrimination against curly fries, and more!

Feb 02 2017

1hr 2mins

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Episode 100: Wine and Cheese with Hristo Zisovski

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On the 100th episode of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined by Hristo Zisovski, wine director for the Altamarea Group. Tune in to hear them sample a spread of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chablis and, of course, cheese.

Jan 26 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 99: Megan McClune of Domaine Jessiaume and Chef Andrew D'amico of Nice Matin

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined in studio by Meghan McClure of Chateau Jessiaume and Chef Andrew D'amico of Nice Matin.
Meghan tells us details about the joys and challenges of producing wine in Burgundy, France, while Chef D'amico shares a bit of his vast experience working as a chef and managing restaurants in NYC.

Jan 20 2017

1hr 2mins

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Episode 98: Dr. Mark Tamplin, Chef Suvir Saran, and Cheesemonger Cara Warren

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On the season finale of Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined by Dr. Mark Tamplin, co-author of The Food Safety Book: What You Don't Know Could Kill You, Top Chef Master Suvir Saran, and cheesemonger Cara Warren.

Dec 15 2016

1hr 3mins

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Episode 97: Savio Soares & Erin Healy

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Mike is joined in the studio by Savio Soares of Savio Soares Selections, a wine wholesaler and importer in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

After the break, Erin Healy talks about the wine list at Jean-Georges, where she works as the sommelier, and conducts a blind tasting with Mike.

Dec 08 2016

1hr 1min

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Episode 96: Abe Conlon and the Fat Rice Cookbook

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This week on Food Talk with Mike Colameco, Abe Conlon is on the phone from Chicago to talk about the new book he co-authored with his business partner Adrienne Lo, The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau. With 100 recipes, this is the first book to explore the vibrant food culture of Macau—an east-meets-west melting pot of Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian foodways—as seen through the lens of the cult favorite Chicago restaurant, Fat Rice.

Dec 01 2016

43mins

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