Meet the Man Whose Botanical Beverage is on Everyone’s Lips These Days Ben Branson must be on to something. It seems like he’s popping up everywhere including a recent Food52 profile and last week’s Wall Street Journal feature story on “sophisticated mocktails.” It’s not just a great public relations blitz. He really is on to something. Not […]Read more
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What’s It Like To Oversee the Carnegie Hall of the Culinary World? August 9- The Connected Table LIVE!
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 […]Read more
Sipping Toddies- December 16 on The Connected Table LIVE
When the cold or flu hits me (as it did last October), I crave a warm Toddy. By definition a Toddy is a hot drink of whiskey, sugar and water. But in the right hands, it is much more. It’s hot magic in a glass. According to cocktail historian and author, Dave Wondrich, the Toddy originated […]Read more
Peering into a Glass of Belle Epoque with Perrier Jouët Champagne Cellarmaster Hervé Deschamps
One of the most delightful drives from Paris is north to the Champagne region. It’s worth spending a few days meandering from town to town, especially starting with the bubbling centers of Reims and Epernay and then villages in between to visit both chateaux and petits maisons to taste and discover. One of the most spectacular visits […]Read more
Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert- September 30th-The Connected Table LIVE!
With more than 35 years of diversified experience in TV broadcasting, a background in wine, food, spirits, and craft beer reporting, and a burning passion for food and wine, Emmy award-winning producer and host Dave Eckert’s “Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert” has logged more than 275 episodes to date. Eckert’s extensive knowledge of food, wine, […]Read more
Thirsty for the Good Life- Leslie Sbrocco, Wine Expert
Television fans know NBC’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford love to drink good wine. And who do they turn to for expert advice? None other than Leslie Sbrocco, aka Thirsty Girl. Leslie regularly appears on NBC Today but also hosts her own Emmy Award-winning television show, “Check, Please! Bay Area” (PBS/KQED) in Northern California where […]Read more
Ralph Brennan on New Orleans’ Restaurant Renaissance: August 19- The Connected Table LIVE!
It’s hard to believe that Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast with its eye on New Orleans 10 years ago August 29th. At the time we were planning a major dining and wine event for following February the following year which sadly was cancelled. The aftermath left many of our restaurant friends recovering for months, and people […]Read more
Chewing the Fat on Eating Lean with Carolyn O’Neil, RD
This summer David and I have been busy getting our hands dirty making clean food, from fresh vegetable juices to pulp crackers to zesty dinner salads and fresh seafood boils. With a thirst for knowing how to eat healthier without sacrificing delicious decadence, we’ve invited noted nutrition expert, award winning food journalist and television personality […]Read more
American Grilled’s Chef David Guas May 6 The Connected Table LIVE
May 4, 2015 – David Ransom and I have a special place in our hearts for New Orleans, the city where we were married in 2007. That’s why it’s a treat to have native New Orleanian David Guas on our May 6th show. This Harley-riding southern chef brought his love for New Orleans up the road […]Read more
Jennifer English Joins The Connected Table April 15
The table is always the liveliest where Jennifer English is seated. One of our favorite – and most articulate- food and wine radio personalities, Jennifer joins us on The Connected Table LIVE! April 15th, 2pmET to dish. The conversation will certainly be lively and varied! Jennifer is a multi-award winning broadcaster whom we first came […]Read more