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A show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark operate a renowned restaurant consulting business and also own both Stage Left Restaurant and Catherine Lombardi Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener.

A show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark operate a renowned restaurant consulting business and also own both Stage Left Restaurant and Catherine Lombardi Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener.
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Location:

New Brunswick, NJ

Description:

A show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark operate a renowned restaurant consulting business and also own both Stage Left Restaurant and Catherine Lombardi Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener.

Language:

English


Episodes

Andrew Smith (Author of American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food)

9/26/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss Francis's recent brunch outing in New York. Their guest is Andrew Smith, author of American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food. They discuss the history of tuna in the US and how it went from being a trash ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Barb Stuckey (Author of Taste What You're Missing)

9/21/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Barb Stuckey, author of Taste What You're Missing. Barb Stuckey is a food developer at Mattson and outlines the kinds of tasters and how to train yourself to be a better taster in her ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Rum in New Orleans

9/7/2012
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The Guys recorded yet another show at Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans. Back in the 9th Ward of the city, you will find the city's only rum distillery, the only rum distillery in The Big Easy since prohibition. The Guys are big fans and ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Antoinette Bruno (Discussing the Star Chefs International Chefs Congres)

8/29/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Antoinette Bruno on the show to discuss the Star Chefs International Chefs Congress. Star Chefs ICC is one of a kind, and it's back: a three-day culinary symposium that gathers more than 90 of the world's most ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Ted Lange (Isaac on The Love Boat)

8/22/2012
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An unexpected pleasure of Tales of The Cocktail 2012 in New Orleans: Francis and Mark met one of the worlds most iconic bartenders. Ted Lange played Isaac on The Love Boat. He was probably the first bartender Mark and Francis and their whole ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield (Owners of the beer import company, Vanberg & De Wulf)

8/1/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, owners of the beer import company, Vanberg & De Wulf to the show. They discuss how Belgian beer became popular in the US, Belgian beer styles and beer ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Michael Green and Ricky Crawford

7/25/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Michael Green and Ricky Crawford to the show. Michael Green joins them to talk about his plays, as well as about the exciting Spanish wine region of La Mancha. Ricky Crawford joins them to discuss some of the interesting ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Dean Foster (Author of the "Global Etiquette Guide")

7/18/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Dean Foster to the show. Dean Foster is the head of Dean Foster Associates and is the author of the "Global Etiquette Guide" series of books. Mr Foster joins the guys to discuss travel abroad and how gesture can be ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Johnny Schuler (Pisco Porton)

7/11/2012
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Francis talks about his recent visit to Bulgaria. Mark and Francis welcome Johnny Schuler of Pisco Porton to the show to discuss Pisco Porton and the difference between Chilean and Peruvian Pisco and the history behind Pisco ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Ann Tuennerman (Founder of Tales of the Cocktail)

7/3/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss a recent slew of articles about cocktails from the New York Times food section, particularly an article about food and cocktail pairing. Their guest is Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, a five day cocktail ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Michael Beattie (Head of the American Wagyu Association)

6/27/2012
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Mark and Francis talk about Niman Ranch beef and an event they went to recently. Their guest is Michael Beattie, the head of the American Wagyu Association. They discuss the recent article in Forbes Magazine by Larry Olmstead about Wagyu and the ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Frank Brunacci

6/20/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Frank Brunacci to the show to discuss truffles, namely the fantastic Australian truffles they are getting in the ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Ron Cooper (Founder of Del Maguey)

6/13/2012
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Ron Cooper, founder of Del Maguey, a company specializing in single village Mezcals, joins Mark and Francis to discuss the differences between tequila, sotol, and mezcal, what these villages are like, what makes production different, and ways these ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Eric Ripert (Chef at Le Bernardin)

6/6/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Eric Ripert back to the show to discuss Le Bernardin's most recent 4 star New York Times review, the new remodel of Le Bernardin, cocktails and their place in fine dining, creativity in the kitchen, and counterfeit ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Jim Lahey (Owner, Sullivan Street Bakery and Co. Restaurant in New York City)

5/23/2012
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Mark and Francis recap their visit to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic and profile some new spirits Francis discovered. Their guest is Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery and Co. Restaurant in New York City. They discuss his new book, My Pizza: ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Sebastian Beckwith (Tea Expert)

5/9/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss tea with Sebastian Beckwith, one of the foremost tea experts in the United States and owner of the company, In Pursuit of Tea. They discuss the differences in kinds of tea, how to get the most flavor from your tea, and the ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Paul Virant (Author, The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux)

5/2/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss their recent trip to DeBragga and Spitler and what they learned about aging meat. Their guest is Michelin-starred chef, Paul Virant, author of the new book The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Tracie McMillan (author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebees, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table)

4/18/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss how summer camps are different from when they were kids. Their guest is Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebees, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table. They discuss her year ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Lesley Townsend (Founder of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic)

4/11/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss old-school cocktails they found in an old cocktail book written by African-American bartender, Tom Bullock. Their guest is Lesley Townsend, founder of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. They discuss the big events happening ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Taggart Siegel (Director of Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?)

4/4/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Taggart Siegel, director of Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? Their discussion covers everything related to the honeybee -- from how bees procreate to how monocultures effect bees and what's causing colony ...

Duration: 00:40:00

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