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The Connected Table

The Connected Table® Live Food and beverage industry insiders Melanie Young and David Ransom connect you to the people, stories, topics and trends in the world of eating, drinking, hospitality and travel.  Meet the personalities and producers behind the restaurants and products you enjoy. Hear from chefs and farmers, sommeliers ...
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Hail to the Pastry Chef!- The Connected Table LIVE! Aug 10

TV Dinners With the Summer Olympics underway we’ve become couch potatoes. Our TV dinners are freshly made with local produce from the Hudson Valley. To quench our thirst, we’re tasting our way around the world of rosés made outside of France, the Olympics of non-Provencal rosé, if you will. Even in prelims, we’re finding that […] ...
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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   ...
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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 […] ...
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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 […] ...
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Talking Dirt with Pascaline Lepeltier, M.S.- The Connected Table LIVE! October 4

Wine folks love to talk about dirt, especially Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier who is passionate on the subject of soil. Pascaline hails from the Loire Valley, and the limestone soil run deep in her soul. She’s passionate about this region and especially Chenin.  In fact, her Twitter@plpeltier hashtag is #chenincheninchenin. For nearly a decade Pascaline ran the wine […] ...
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Sweet Talk with Sherry Yard – Oct 4- The Connected Table LIVE!

She’s always had a twinkle in her eye and sparkle in smile. She really is sugar, spice and everything nice, and we’re delighted to have Sherry Yard on our show October 4. There’s always room for dessert at the table where Sherry’s working. Her original desserts have earned her honors and have been staples at entertainment […] ...
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A Pioneer in Organic Farming- Phil LaRocca, LaRocca Vineyards- September 27- The Connected Table LIVE!

Phil LaRocca, founder of LaRocca Vineyards, is a pioneer in organic farming and sulfite-free wine production.  Phil was recently named Farmer of the Year by the Organic Trade Association for his work to help create the California Food and Production Act and formulate official guidelines for organic wine, and for his own efforts as a […] ...
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Calistoga is happening! – The Connected Table LIVE! September 20

“Top of the Valley” is what locals call Calistoga, the northernmost town  and wine region in Napa Valley. During a recent visit to attend the annual Calistoga Harvest Table  September 9-10 we had the chance to experience the town from end-to-end and sample many of the locally produced wines at a hosted wine tasting presented by […] ...
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The Flying Winemaker- Michel Rolland- The Connected Table LIVE Sept 13

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 […] ...
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