Meet the Golden Girl of Persian Cooking-May 11- The Connected Table LIVE!

There’s just something about the name “Persia” that seduces us. We are drawn to the flavors and aromas. Mint, cumin, cinnamon, oranges, pomegranates, dates and honey are ingredients we like add to many of our everyday dishes. Aside from Melanie’s coming of age tour to Israel as a teenager, we’ve only traveled to the Middle East by way of our palates and the few restaurants we’ve experienced here in the USA. One of our favorites is recent JBF Award Winner Shaya in New Orleans.

Learn more about Sabrina Ghayour at www.sabrinaghayour.com

Learn more about Sabrina Ghayour at www.sabrinaghayour.com

Lucky for us a book entitled, “SIROCCO: Fabulous Flavors form The Middle East” by Sabrina Ghayour transports us and offers us new ways to accent our food at home.  Dubbed “the golden girl of Persian cooking,” Sabrina is a self-taught cook, food writer and host of the popular Sabrina’s Kitchen Club in London. Her first book was “Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond.”  In SIROCCO Sabrina draws on her Iranian heritage and features dishes with a modern twist integrating African spices and Mediterranean staples.

A sirocco is a hot, dry wind that blows from northern Africa through the Mediterranean and southern Europe. Sabrina’s SIROCCO spreads the fragrant flavors of this region throughout her recipes. We look forward to visiting with Sabrina to discus her book, supper club and the dishes that inspire her.

Lamb Tagine

Butternut Squash, Feta, Pesto

Meet Sabrina Ghayour and learn about the seductive flavors of modern Iran (ancient Persia) and learn how to incorporate them into your home cooked meals. Wednesday, May 11, 2pmET on The Connected Table LIVE! at W4CY.com. This show will be permanently available on demand at iHeart.com and the free iHeart App.

 

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

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

 

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Meet the Baron of Barossa Valley May 11-The Connected Table LIVE!

It seemed like the perfect plan: Help out Barossa Valley grape growers unable to sell their fruit in a changing market by making wine from their grapes, sell it off in bulk to those who need wine to sell and go play golf for the rest of the year.

Well, something like that, anyways…

A champion of the little guy, Peter Lehmann, a fifth generation Barossa native who grew up surrounded by vineyards, was originally a winemaker and buyer for a large British-owned Barossa Valley wine company. In 1979 when told by his superiors not to buy fruit he had contracted for,  and knowing it was the only source of income for his suppliers, Peter decided to buy and process the fruit himself under the name of Masterson Barossa Vineyards, named after Sky Masterson, the gambler in “Guys and Dolls.” He did this at his employers’ winery and with their blessing!

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The Cellardoor at Peter Lehmann Wines

However, when the winery sold the following year, the new owners halted the arrangement, forcing Peter to go out on his own. The result, Peter Lehmann Wines, enabled him to keep his relationships with growers in good standing and also showcase the increasing depth of the region’s growing capabilities, a move and philosophy that eventually earned Peter the title “Baron of the Barossa.”

Thirty-five years later, Peter Lehmann wines, founded in the late 1970s as an act of compassion by its namesake  with a group of like-minded wine industry veterans,  produces some of the best wines in Australia.

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The winery is now owned by the Casella Family Brands of [yellowtail] fame with a winemaking team helmed by Chief Winemaker Ian Hongell, another Barossa native who made his first wine at age 7 in a plastic bucket. Peter Lehmann Wines are now sold worldwide, and count upwards of 30 wines in the portfolio ranging from entry level easy drinkers to top-tier tiny production wines that are continuously heralded as benchmarks of the region’s output.

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Winemaker Ian Hongell with Andrew and Peter Lehmann

Peter Lehmann’s winemaker, Ian Hongell, joins The Connected Table LIVE! on Wednesday May 11 to talk about Peter Lehmann’s legacy, Barossa, and of course the region’s most famous varietal, Shiraz. Tune In at 2:00pm at w4cy radio. Podcasts of this show will be available permanently on iHeart.com and the free iHeart App. Click here for the link.  For more on the inspiring story of How Peter Lehmann wines was started, check out this YouTube Video

 

 

Melanie and David are the Insatiably Curious Culinary Couple

Melanie and David are the Insatiably Curious Culinary Couple. Connect and follow: Twitter@connectedtable Instagram#TheConnectedTable Facebook/connectedtable

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Inspiring women around the world.

Inspiring women around the world.

Check out Melanie’s radio show on sister station W4WN-theWomen4Women Network Mondays, 4pmEST.  Melanie interviews inspiring women and experts on health, wellness and nutrition. www.melanieyoung.com

 

Host Nihar Suthar Interviews Alex Budak on Incito

Alex Budak has dedicated his career to empowering changemakers, building social entrepreneurship ecosystems, and creating a world with more conscious leaders. Hear his incredible advice on how social entrepreneurs can get past the problems they face and get their businesses off the ground at 9pm EST on Incito.

Alex Budak empowers social entrepreneurs around the world.

Listen to past episodes of Incito at: http://www.iheart.com/show/27307237/

Learn more about host Nihar Suthar at: http://www.niharsuthar.com