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 […]Read more
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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 […]Read more
Turkish Delights- Chef Ana Sortun- The Connected Table LIVE! Sept 6
A side trip to Turkey while studying cooking in France was the inspiration for Chef/Restaurateur Ana Sortun, owner of three restaurants and cafes in greater Boston: Oleana featuring a menu inspired by her interpretative flavors of Turkey and rustic traditional cooking of the Middle East; Sarma, a cafe modeled ater the traditional meyanes of Turkey, and Sofra Bakery & Cafe. Born and raised […]Read more
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
Meet the Founding Father of New World Cuisine July 6- The Connected Table LIVE! 2pm ET
We love celebrating America’s Independence Day and hope you enjoyed as well. We wondered what the Founding Fathers drank to toast the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We’ve seen a number of references to Madeira. Founding Father and First President George Washington owned a large distillery.Patrick Henry owned a tavern. Thomas Jefferson collected fine […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Chef Marcus Samuelsson Pushes Culinary Boundaries -March 30- The Connected Table LIVE!
With almost two dozen restaurants scattered throughout the U.S., Bermuda, and across Scandinavia, a handful of cookbooks, and a growing list of media and philanthropic interests, Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s reach in the culinary world crosses multi-cultural boundaries Born in Ethiopia, adopted and raised in Sweden, from an early age Marcus was taught to appreciate and respect food […]Read more
Voyage to Alaska- March 2, The Connected Table LIVE!
To be honest, we had to look up Tutka Bay on the map. FYI: it’s in Alaska. That said, it was with pleasure that we did so. For when “The Tutka Bay Lodge Cookbook” came across our desk and we started flipping through the pages of this wonderful tome, we knew that not only did […]Read more
Chef Daniel Boulud Created Our Recipe for Love- The Connected Table LIVE Feb. 17
Daniel Boulud may not know it, but he is responsible for our marriage. Well, at least in part. Here’s our story: After meeting Melanie at a dinner party thrown by David’s ex-girlfriend (long story) and vowing to stay in touch, we got together for our first date in February 2003. It went something like this: Melanie: “I […]Read more
A Super Week of Dining = February 10- The Connected Table LIVE
Predictions are restaurants will score well this week starting with Super Bowl Sunday February 7 and ending with Valentine’s Day February 14 with Chinese New Year (starts Feb. 8) and Mardi Gras (culminating Feb. 9) in between. A few statistics we found: On Super Bowl Sunday Americans will consume 1.3 billion chicken wings 278 million avocados 325 […]Read more