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The Flying Winemaker- Michel Rolland- The Connected Table LIVE Sept 13

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He’s been called “The Flying Winemaker” whose international influence in the world of wine is unparalleled. Bordeaux-based Oenologist Michel Rolland consults for more than 100 estates in 14 countries. Another 400 estates utilize the services of his laboratories located in France and Mendoza for analysis and advice. And at an age when many contemplate slowing down to stop and smell the roses, Michel is still living a life in the air and on the ground tending the vines, blending with finesse and turning out world-class wines. He turns 70 on December 24 this year and celebrates his 45th harvest in Bordeaux.

Michel Rolland (Photo: Clos de los Siete)

Michel was raised on his family estate, Château Le Bon-Pasteur, in Pomerol. With wife, Dany, he oversees several of his own properties in Bordeaux and collaborations such as Clos de los Siete in Argentina. His global footprint has made its mark with the hundreds of wineries that seek out his expertise that has made him an international star in the world of wine. To name just a few of the numerous estates that he’s worked with:  Chile (Casa Lapostelle), Spain (Rolland Galarreta), Italy (Tenuta dell’Ornellaia,Tolaini, Campo de Sasso), California (Araujo, Harlin, Staglin, Screaming Eagle and Jericho Canyon) and France (Château Figeac, Château Bonnet, Château La Louvière, Pape Clément, Phélan-Ségur and dozens more.)

We’re delighted to have Michel take a break from his viticultural globe-trotting, especially during harvest in the northern hemisphere, to join us September 13, 2pm EST for the full 50 minute show. We’ll be taking questions in our chat room (W4CY.com) or you can email your questions for Michel to us at melanie@theconnectedtable.com

 

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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

This Herbalist Never Wastes Thyme- The Connected Table Live! Aug 23

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Herbalist Brittany Nickerson teaches people about the health attributes of herbs and how to use them in cooking in her workshops at Thyme Herbal.  She also offers a three-year Herbal Apprentice Program, teaches at the University of Massachusetts and is author of The Everyday Living Series for your home. We’re all about trying to simplify and create a healthier home.

Brittany Nickerson, Herbalist

In “The Herbalist’s Kitchen,” Brittany explains kitchen medicine and categorizes herbs by sweet, salty, sour, pungent and bitter and their health benefits. The book’s recipes are separated into seasons, and there are also some easy recipes to make your own lavender skin scrub and rosemary hair rinse.

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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

What’s It Like To Oversee the Carnegie Hall of the Culinary World? August 9- The Connected Table LIVE!

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If you’ve never dined at The James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village, you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience. Formerly the home of the beloved cookbook author, educator and culinary raconteur, James Beard, aka “the Dean of American Cooking,” The James Beard House has been called “the Carnegie Hall of the Culinary World.”

The historic James Beard House is located at 167 West 12th Street in Greenwich Village, NYC

The historic James Beard House is located at 167 West 12th Street in Greenwich Village, NYC. Photo: Martin Ramin

Almost nightly a spectacular dinner takes place, prepared by a talented guest chef from around the world, delighting members lucky enough to score a seat.  More than 53,000 dining events have taken place at The James Beard House since its first dinner in 1987 prepared by Chef Wolfgang Puck, owner of Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills.

The James Beard House dining room. Photo: Martin Ramin

The James Beard House dining room. Photo: Martin Ramin

It’s also home to The James Beard Foundation, a non-profit founded in 1986 to celebrate, nurture and honor chefs anf other leaders in the industry. Educational programs, scholarships, advocacy and the annual James Beard Foundation Awards are among its many programs. Since 1991, The James Beard Foundation has awarded $7 million in scholarships.  JBF Awards recipients now number over 2500 since the program was launched in 1991 and was soon dubbed by TIME magazine as “the Oscars of the food & beverage industry.”

Susan Ungaro is President of The James Beard Foundation photo: Ken Goodman)

The James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro joins us August 9, 2pm EST, on The Connected Table LIVE (W4CY Radio/www.W4CY.com).  During Susan’s 11-year tenure she has initiated programs to align with the mission of JBF and its commitment to education, philanthropy and advocacy, and in the process raised its profile beyond the JBF Awards, JBF House dinners and other longtime special events. These include initiatives such as The annual JBF Food Summit, the JBF Leadership Awards and the Women in Culinary Leadership Program.  

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