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Discover Italy’s Bardolino and Valpolicella Nov 15 The Connected Table LIVE!

Italy’s Lake Garda region is a popular tourist destination as well as a hub for wine production.On November 15th, we visit with Federica Zeni, Zeni 1870. Her family has produced wines in both DOC Bardolino and DOC Valpolicella for five generations

 

Wanderlust Wednesday- Exploring Rioja and Turkey with The Connected Table LIVE!- Nov 8

We’re exploring two regions of the world November 8, 2pmEST on The Connected Table LIVE!

From Rioja with Love- Ana Fabiano

We always like to play the  “did you know” game, when we write about people. As in, did you know so- and- so used to be an landscaper before becoming a winery owner? Or did you know David Ransom used to run a winery called Rivendell with his family in the Hudson Valley? Recently, someone asked Melanie if she had previously worked as a chef before becoming a writer. Fat chance! Our response was, “Did you know she started the James Beard Foundation Awards?”

Ana Fabioano, Rioja Ambassador and Author of “The Wines of Rioja:”

Well, we feel that way about Ana Fabiano who serves as the North American Trade Director and Brand Ambassador for DOCa Rioja Did you know she was the first American hired by the Embassy of Spain’s Commercial Office and became one of the three founders of Wines from Spain?

For more than two decades, Ana has traveled, researched and immersed herself in Spain. She is author of the award-winning book, “The Wine Region of Rioja,” which has recently been updated and re-released. Recently we attended a Rioja seminar led by Ana at Wines from Spain’s Great Match New York. She joins us to discuss her passion for Spain and regions of Rioja.

150 Turkish Recipes. Many Published for the First Time in English

We’re talking about Robyn Eckhardt’s new book, “Istanbul & Beyond- Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey.” In the book’s introduction, Robyn says she traveled some 15,000 miles, village to village and market to market to chat up local farmers, fishermen, groups of women making grape molasses, families on a picnics and other local folks to learn about Turkish food traditions.

Robyn’s sidekick is husband, David Hagerman, the incredibly talented photographer, who captures Turkish landscapes and foodscapes with equal finesse. If you are not familiar with Robyn’s work, check out her award-winning blog “Eating Asia.” It’s on our short list for inside information when we finally plan our trip. They lived on Asia for many years and are now based in Italy. (wanderlust envy alert!) Robyn’s articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure and Saveur.

Robyn Eckhardt explores the world, and we are hungry to learn more

 

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Fresh from Maine- Sustainable Seafood Expert Chef Barton Seaver….And Lobsters- The Connected Table LIVE!

He’s making waves. Chef Barton Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other- through dinner. After overseeing seven restaurants in Washington, DC, and earning numerous accolades, Chef Seaver  now leads the Sustainable Seafood & Health Initiative sat the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Barton Seaver

 

 

 

And if you think that’s a mouthful to say, just think about what it means given the fact that our oceans and waterways are under continuous threats against environmental pollution and overfishing. Chef Seaver is an internationally recognized speaker who in 2012 was named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the U.S. Culinary Ambassador Corp. He also served as an Explorer for the National Geographic Society.

He is author of  Two If By Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood  and a new book, American Seafood, which covers just about every species of fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barton Seaver joins The Connected Table LIVE! October 11 to share his encyclopedic knowledge about fish and why now more than ever we all need to try and eat more sustainably. And we’ll discuss one of our favorite foods from Maine- lobster! Wednesday, October 11, 2pm EST on W4CY. Podcast to iHeart.

 

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Melanie Young and David Ransom are the insatiably curious culinary couple. Connect on Facebook/ConnectedTable  Twitter@connectedtable  Instagram.com/theconnectedtable. Learn more at www.theconnectedtable.com