Culinary Couple Connects with Food and Beverage Industry Insiders

Culinary couple Melanie Young and David Ransom start October on a delicious note with the debut of The Connected Table Live Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. EST/ 11-12 PST on W4CY.

Farmer Lee Jones, Chefs' Garden
Farmer Lee Jones, Chefs’ Garden

In a nod to the source of all great food we are starting- literally- from “the ground up”  with Farmer Lee Jones, a pioneer of the sustainable agricultural movement,  whose family’s 300-acre vegetable farm, The Chef’s Garden, in Huron, Ohio, grows specialty vegetables, herbs and micro greens shipped to restaurants around the world. We first met Lee at The James Beard Foundation Awards. You couldn’t miss his trademark overalls and red bowtie among all the tuxedo clad guests. Working alongside his dad and brother, Farmer Lee guides his dedicated team to find new ways to become more sustainable while producing the best quality ingredient for their “growing inventory.” Follow Lee:  @farmerleejones  @TheChefsGarden and


Katrin-Naelapaa, Director Wines from Spain
Katrin-Naelapaa, Director Wines from Spain

Our second guest is Katrin Naelapaa, Director of Wines from Spain since 2001, where she oversees all marketing, advertising and promotion for Spanish wines in the U.S. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Katrin some years ago and enjoyed many an evening over a glass of sparkling Cava, a tantalizing Toro or a rich Rioja at events such as the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Katrin’s work is significant in the wine world. Her role involves not only linking producers in Spain to importers in the U.S, through programs such as The Spanish Cellar, but also bringing greater awareness of Spanish wines to consumers through programs through dinners, programs such The Great Match: Wine & Tapas.  @WinesFromSpain


“The Connected Table® Live is an interview-driven format show featuring guests who work in food, beverage and hospitality, including chefs and restaurateurs, wine and spirits professionals, farmers, food scientists, educators, authors and journalists. The 50 minute weekly show airs Wednesdays at 2p.m EST/11 AM/PST on 4CY radio The show will be available on demand at, and everywhere the iHeartRadio app is available, under the Shows & Personalities section. Follow @connectedtable



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