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Episode 115: Piora, Ferrara, and Veggiecation

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.


Episode 114: Long Island Wine, pt. 2

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


Episode 113: Long Island Wine

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.


Episode 112: At Balthazar & Lois

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...


Episode 111: Weed Talk

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.


Episode 110: Chambers Street Wines

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.


Episode 109: El Internacional and Perelandra

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.


Episode 108: Giovanni Colavita & Jerry Turci

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!


Episode 107: Bob Holmes and Ben Goldfarb

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"...


Episode 106: Fred Dex, Master Sommelier

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...


Episode 105: Victoria James and Lyle Railsback

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.


Episode 104: Whisky Live & Rouge Tomate

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.


Episode 103: Oil, Cheese, and Truffles

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...


Episode 102: Dinner, Cheese, and Chocolate

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.


Episode 101: Ryan Sutton of Eater

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!


Episode 100: Wine and Cheese with Hristo Zisovski

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Episode 97: Savio Soares & Erin Healy

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.


Episode 96: Abe Conlon and the Fat Rice Cookbook

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...