Chef Harold Moore on the NYC Wine & Food Festival, His New Lincoln Center Restaurant



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Moore is the chef/ owner of Lincoln Center’ Moore Food & Drink

Moore will be participating in the Chicken Coupe and Meatopia.

Chef Harold Moore is perhaps best known as the chef and owner of West Village gem Commerce, which opened in 2006 and closed earlier this year. But Moore didn’t wait long before opening his newest restaurant, Moore Food & Drink, in Lincoln Center. In the upcoming Food Network and Cooking Channel New York City Wine and Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine, which will be rolling through New York from October 15 to 18, Moore will be participating in both the Chicken Coupe and Meatopia, two of the festival’s most popular events. We spoke with Moore about his love for the festival, as well as the differences in cooking for a West Village versus Lincoln Center audience.

The Daily Meal: What are you most looking forward to at NYCWFF this year?
Harold Moore: I love the energy that the festival brings to New York. People are so focused on food, which is always exciting. To me, the festival is really the official kickoff to fall.

What will you be serving at Meatopia and the Chicken Coupe?
At Chicken Coupe I will be serving my coconut cake, and at Meatopia I will be making a rotisserie chicken.

What brings you back to the festival year after year?
I like being able to reach a new audience. As a chef, the festival gives you the opportunity to meet new people that haven't been or don't frequent your restaurant.

What was your inspiration behind Moore Food & Drink? What are your hopes for it?
I just wanted to create a place where people could feel comfortable coming no matter what the occasion.

How is it different running a restaurant near Lincoln Center versus in the West Village?
The pressure of the pre-Lincoln Center dining is no joke. It plays a huge role in the operation. Otherwise, I would say that people generally eat earlier in Lincoln Center than in the West Village.

What are your favorite dishes to cook at home?
Eggs. Omelets or whatever I'm feeling that day.

Are there any foods that you will never eat?
No.

What do you think sets the NYCWFF apart from all other food festivals?
Well, it's in New York City. New Yorkers take their food very seriously, and the festival brings the whole city together. That, mixed with the energy of the city, creates something really special.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


On the Menu

We've been frantically rebuilding our website following a major technical problem. www.onthemenuradio.com is live again. The OTM Audio Archive has been restored for the last 12 months of programs, and the rest going back to January 2004 will be added soon. Some new features like direct Blog, Twitter & Facebook links & a Google-style Search throughout the site are up or coming soon.

If you're a Podcast listener your Podcast access & download were unaffected. However, we did realize that the Program title could have been more descriptive - so here's the complete Program Descriptions for the past 12 months' program. Soon we'll make specific program content part of new Podcast loading.

Chef, Co-owner David Kinch, Manresa Restaurant, Los Gatos CA, first about Manresa, then joined by Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm – David & Cynthia talk with OTM about the very special interaction of Manresa & the Farm. Don’t miss a minute of this uniquely inspiring conversation.

More of our California adventures - this time mostly wine. Sara Brooks, GM, Napa River Inn, Napa Marcos Uribe, Chef de Cuisine, Celadon, Napa Bill Nancarrow, Asst. Winemaker, Duckhorn, St. Helena Alex Reble, Associate Winemaker, Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa replay of a previous interview with Ehlers Estate, St. Helena – our interview with Winemaker Kevin Morrisey got lost in cyberspace, so we will redo in the near future.

Preview of 5Star Sensation, Cleveland OH June 13, maybe the world’s best BIG party with Loree Vick, Senior VP & Event Coordinator for University Hospitals of Cleveland & Luciano Pellegrini, Chef-partner, Valentino, Las Vegas Molly Wizenberg “A Homemade Life” Alex Whitmore, Founder, Taza Chocolate Somerville MA Elaine Louie, “Savoir Fare London-Stylish Dining for under $2”.

Three GREAT California Chefs’ Michael Tusk, Chef-owner, Quince Restaurant, San Francisco Nate Appleman, Chef-owner, SPQR & A16, San Francisco Chef Sean Elliott, Bardessono, Yountville, CA. More great CA chefs coming in the near future as well!

Greg Hinson, Founder, O O Olive Oil, Petaluma CA Matt Skinner “Heard it through the Grapevine” Helene Beck, Owner, La Vigne Organics, Sauces, Salsas, Preserves made from unusual fruits – Persimmons, Kumquats, etc.

OTM at the 2009 James Beard Awards. Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, Felidia Restaurant NYC, Lidia’s, Pittsburgh PA & numerous other ventures, Joyce Goldstein, Author & Food-Dining Guru Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef, Farallon, San Francisco talk about the significance of this year’s focus on Women Chefs Nate Appleman, SPQR & A16, San Francisco reacts to winning Best New Chef Mike Lata, Chef-partner, Fig, Charleston SC exults after winning Best Chef SE Aldo Sohm, Head Sommelier, Le Bernadin NYC talks about winning Best Wine Service award, and about his life & experience as a Sommelier from humble beginnings to top of the heap Executive Chef Craig Hopson, Le Cirque, NYC.

OTM goes East & Spicy. Monica Bhide, “Modern Spice” Raghavan Iyer, � Curries” Takashi Yagihashi, “Takashi’s Noodles Fine Cooking Magazine Michael Wales, Inventor, The Grill Daddy

Vitaly & Kimberley Paley, ‘The Paley’s Place Cookbook”, Partners, Paley’s Place, Portland OR Nancy Baggett, “Kneadlessly” Sara Jenkins, “Olives & Oranges:” Fran Gage, “The New American Olive Oil”.

OTM is still California dreamin…. some interviews to wet our appetite. Gerald Higoyen, “Pinxtos”, Chef-owner of Piperade, San Francisco Tony Biagi, Winemaker, Cade Winery, Howell Mountain CA David Mirassou Wines, Monterey CA Tilar Mazzeo, “Backroads of Sonoma”.

OTM indulges its Sweet Tooth. Johnny Iuzinni, “Dessert Fourplay” Jacques Torres, “A Year in Chocolate" Owner Jacques Torres Chocolate, NYC Beth Nielsen, Nielsen –Massey Vanilla-based extracts, Waukegan, IL Laura Werlin, “Great Grilled Cheese”.

OTM focuses on Wine, the upcoming 2009 Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Wines from Spain, and a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. Finca Torremilanos, Ribiera de Duoro Wines of Navarre Pilar Garcia-Granero, President Navarre Wines Enrique Martinez, Maher restaurant, Cintruenigo, Spain Elizabeth Royte, “Bottlemania” Reem Rahim, Puerh Teas from Numi.

OTM is California dreamin…… with a 2 week trip soon you’ll hear about what we have planned – and some “apropos” interviews. Barbara Passino, Co-owner, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa CA & author “”Chocolate for Breakfast” Taki Laliotitis, Chef at Matanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Bruce Cohn, Owner B. R Cohn Winery, BRCohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs, Glen Ellen CA Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine” (yes California has a very Mediterranean flavor profile)

OTM in London Part 2. David Abbott, Chef-partner, Magdalen Restaurant Rowley Leigh, Chef-owner, Le Café Anglais Peter Gordon, Chef-owner, Providores & The Tapa Room Sam Hart, Co-owner, Quo Vadis (also Fino & Barrafina).

OTM in Charleston SC for their great Food & Wine Festival. Barabara Heddinger, Garden Club Tours Mitchell Crosby, Founding Committee Member of the Festival Rick Tramonto, Executive Chef,-Partner, Tru, Chicago one of the Celebrity Chefs for the Festival Brett McKee, Chef-owner, Oak Steak House Ken Vendriski, Chef-owner, La Scala Trattoria.

OTM in London Part 1. Howard Hartley, Sales Mgr, The Grosvenor House, a JWMarriott Hotel, about the hotel’s now complete renovation & the 75th Annual Art & Antiques Fair, June 2009 Claude Bosi, Chef-owner, Hibiscus Restaurant Bernard Yeoh, Owner, his Chef & Sommelier, Kai Vineet Bhatia, Owner, Urban Turban & Rasoi.

Famed Chef-Restaurateur Charlie Trotter, 30+ minutes of Brilliant Insight- You shouldn’t miss this! Bruce Cohn, B. R. Cohn Wine Vinegars, Condiments & Rubs Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “New Mediterranean Cuisine”, an updated version of this Cookbook Classic.

Donato Coluccio, Executive Chef, Capital Grille, Pittsburgh, A month-long Special Menu matched with Castello Banfi Belnero T R Durham, Tracklements, Superb Smoked & Cured Fish Dayna Butler, Microplane, Bob Kramer, Kramer Knives Greenpeace Fish

Italian Wine Excitement in NYC – OTM tastes 2004 Brunello, Talks with Experts & Wine Makers from Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, etc. Fred Plotkin & Darrel Corti, Expert Reflections on the Wines of Italy Christina Mariani-May, Castello BANFI Karen McNeil & Kevin Zraly, Italian Wine Experts on the merits of Brunello Tenementi Angelini Francesca Coppi, Cinelli Colombini Lamberto Frescobaldi Barone Martini Fini Pozzi Ippolito1845, Calabria Stefania Pepe, Abruzzo.

Valentine Greetings from OTM! And OTM in Wintry NYC Part 2. Erica McMillan & Brett McKee, Charleston Food & Wine Festival Ehlers Estate, thoughts for the Heart, Red Wine is good for Heart Health, in Ehlers case 100% of the profits go to International Heart Disease Research Projects Toshio Suzuki, Chef-owner Sushi Zen NYC Brad Farmerie, Chef-partner, Double Crown NYC Pino Luongo, “Dirty Dishes”, Chef-owner, Cento Lire, NYC.

OTM finds Old Favorites & New Dining Delights in Wintry NYC – Part 1. Karen Waltuck & Roger Dagorn, Chanterelle NYC John Fraser, Chef-owner, Dovetail, NYC Jason Denton, Partner, Ino, Inoteca, Inoteca North & Lupa, all NYC Harold Moore, Chef-partner & Tony Zazula, Partner, Commerce Restaurant, NYC.

Gale Gand, “Chocolate & Vanilla”, Pastry Chef-Partner, Tru, Chicago IL Amy Scherber, “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread:, Owner, Amy’s Bread, NYC Lucio Matricardi, Talento Riserva Prosecco, Trentino, Italy Al Nasti IO(Italian Organic) Blood Orange Juice from Sicily Patrick Lango, White Cow Dairy, Yogurts, etc., East Otto NY.

John Folse is well just John Folse! He talks with OTM about Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, LA & his big food business nearby Clark Wolf. “American Cheeses” Charles Lefevre, The Oregon Truffle Festival & Oregon Truffles in general.

More New Orleans, and a stop along the way on Sanibel Island. Restaurants of the John Besh Group. Steve McHugh, Chef, Luke Brasserie Randy Lewis, Chef-Partner La Provence, (Lacomb LA), Chef Jared Tees & GM Jeff Gulotta, Besh Steak and on Sanibel, Melissa Talmadge, Sweet Melissa’s Café.

Christmas Cajun-Creole Style, OTM reports from the Crescent City. Donald Link, Chef Owner, Cochon, Cochon Butcher & Herbsaint JoAnn Clevenger, Founder, Upperline Ralph Brennan, Owner & Chip Flanagan, Chef, Ralph’s On the Avenue Ben Thibodeaux, Palace Café. AND Rio Sabaducci, Inventor of a great Wine Gadget, the Vinturi Aerator.

Ana Quinconces Rodriguez, “Sabor!” Jane Caswell, The Kalahari Pepper Co. Rhino Hot Sauces Daniela Massey, The Spice Hunter Co., Spices & Rubs Martina Kenworthy, Gustiamo, Bronx NYC, Italian Gourmet Dried Porcini Mushrooms.

Those Mercer Girls, Jenji, Bekah & Heather Sue, Ruby et Violette, NYC Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, authors “Baked”, Owners, Baked NYC, Brooklyn Julie Hasson, “The Complete Book of Pies” Amanda Hesser, “Food Memory” Jeremy Metzler, Yellingbo Gold EVO in 3 liter boxes.

Thomas Keller, “Under Pressure” & Founder, The Thomas Keller restaurant group including Per Se, NYC, The French Laundry, Bouchon & Ad Hoc, Yountville CA Eric Ripert, “On the Line” Chef-partner, Le Bernadin, NYC in conclusion, Ann’s observations on what will be new & exciting, or troublesome with food & restaurants in 2009.

Erika McMillan, Special Events at the 2009 Charleston SC Food & Wine Festival David Joachim, “Kitchen Science” Micah Bertin & Bill Dehaven, Consafeco, manufacturers of the Alligetter Ed Behr, “The Art of Eating” quarterly newsletter.

Ryan Johnson, Pilsner Urquell, celebrating 160 years of “Golden” lager brewing Pilsen, Czech Republic Steve Kolpan, “Winewise” Fred Noe, Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Brands, at the Pittsburgh Whisky Festival.

David Waltuck, “Chanterelle”, Chef-Partner, Chanterelle Restaurant, NYC: Chet Garland, Chef-Partner, Toast Restaurant & Wine Bar, Pittsburgh Andrew Carmellini, “Urban Italian”.

OTM in Gay Paree, City of Lights & Fine Food! Cedric Jossot, Les Bouquinistes & Laurent Jacquet, Maitre Albert, both Guy Savoy Restaurants Alain Pramil, Pramil Food Chemistry Expert Herve This.

Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page, “The Flavor Bible” David Bedford, Apple Breeder, University of Minnesota James Peterson, “Sauces” – 3rd edition.

GREAT Vasco Nuevo (New Basque) Cuisine in & around San Sebastian. Juan Mari & Elena Arzak, Arzak, San Sebastian Francis Paniego, Echaurren, Ezcaray Martin Berasategui, Lasarte Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, Errenteria.

Dale Markham & Max Miller, Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Scott Beattie “Artisinal Cocktails” Susan Atkisson, Keuka Lake Roasters, Coffee-based Sauces & Rubs Cindy Mushet, “The Art & Soul of Baking”.

October 19, 2008
OTM’s “Spanish Sojourn”. Great Rioja Wine discoveries, Gonzalo Lainez, Roda Luis Valentin, Valenciso Fritz Allhoff, Dan Haggart CHERRish, Organic Cherry Juices & Blends Francisco Migoya, “Frozen Desserts”

OTM in Virginia, other places not to miss Tom Nash, Chef-owner, Thornton River Grill, Sperryville Gerard Gasparini, Chef-owner, Pomme, Gordonsville Greg Alauzen, Executive Chef, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, note Greg is now Corporate Chef for The Pipa Group Fritz Allhoff, “Food & Philosophy” Leslie Reichert, Green Cleaning Coach.

Ruth Reichl, Editor, Gourmet Magazine. OTM in Virginia, Part 3 Howard Foer, Executive Chef/Proprietor, Casanova Restaurant & Poplar Springs Old House Casanova David Scales, Executive Chef, The Inn at Meander Plantation Warren Dunn, Virginia Wine Academy Patrick Kearney, Old House Vineyard, Culpeper.

OTM in Virginia, Part 2 Frank & Sue Maragos, Foti’s, Culpeper Al & Cheryl Kellert, Grey Ghost Vineyards John & Diane MacPherson, Owners, The Foster Harris House & Tour de Epicure Washington Melissa Close, Chef & Luca Paschina Winemaker, Palladio Restaurant & Barboursville Winery.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 2.Pasquale Falanga, Executive Chef, I Carraci, Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna, Italy Danilo DiPasquale, General Manager Palazzo Viviani, Castello di Montegridolfo, Italy Osteria De Poeti, Bologna, Italy Franco Rossi, Ristorante Franco Rossi, Bologna

OTM in Virginia Part 1. Richard Lewis, Virginia Tourist Commission Peter Matthews, Vineyard Mgr., Blenheim Vineyard Charlottesville Carol Asam, Asam Hotels, Owner, & Richard Mellar, Chef, The Mimslyn Inn, Luray.

OTM does Emilia Romagna, Part 1 Chef-owner Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy 2 segments, you should listen to both! Giovanni Tamburini, Tamburini Gourmet Foodstore, Bologna, Italy Cesare Chiara Chef-owner, Ristorante Bitone, Bologna, Italy

Marie Simmons, “Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love” “The Waiter:, “Waiter Rant”, the Book & the Blog Jeff Roberts, “The Atlas of Artisan American Cheese” Tim Stark, “Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer”.

Two great wine “exposes Alice Fiering, “The Battle for Wine & Love or How I saved the World from Parkerization” Ben Wallace, “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” Nate Appleman, “A16: Food+Wine” Richard Chen, Chef-partner, Richard Chen Pittsburgh (sadly this restaurant is now closed, Richard is still Executive Chef at Wing Lei, Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh restaurant is expected to re-open).

Jamee Enstrom & Doug Simons, Enstrom Candies Grand Junction CO, Marcia Blackwell, Blackwells Organic Sorbet Long Branch NJ Melissa Murphy, “The Sweet Melissa Baking Book”, Owner, Sweet Melissa Patisserie, Brooklyn NYC Jennifer McLagan, “Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient”.

Michel Nischan, Chef-partner, The Dressing Room restaurant, Westport CT, Founder, The Wholesome Wave Foundation John Fischer, “The Culinary Institute Bistro & Brasserie Cookbook” Jennifer Stoltz, SAN-J Organic Soy Sauces & Condiments Richmond VA. Justin Esch & Dave Lefkow, J & D’s Bacon Salt, Seattle WA.

OTM in a Drinking Mood. Dave & Jen Fox, Brave Spirits, Narberth PA Paul Davis, Juniper Organic Gin, London, UK Terry Xanthos, Frutzzo, Superjuices, Alpine UT David Dahl, Dragon Pearl Tea Organic SE China Mountain Grown Organic Full-leaf Teas, Grover Beach CA.

2 Great Interviews from our Spring trip to Lombardy, Italy, The 2 Unusual Dining spots in NYC. Ermanno Taschera, Il Baretto al Baglioni, Milan, Italy Dottore Sandro Boscaini, Owner, Masi Agricola, Valpolicella, Italy Benjamin Prelvukaj, Co-owner, Benjamin Steakhouse, NYC Julian Medina, Chef-owner, Toloache Mexican Bistro, NYC.

Leah Post & Brandon Weimer, Brandini Toffee Daniel Jackson GM & Jamie Taylor, Chef, Nonna’s Sheffield, UK – A Truly Surprising Italian Restaurant that Peter found while visiting his Homeland Fred Plotkin, “Italy for the Gourmet Traveler”.

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 2. George Kashou, Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee WI Lan Wong, Petit Noirs, Milton Freewater OR Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet’s Small Indulgences , Toronto Canada Martha Hall Foose, “Screen Doors & Sweet Tea”, Zov Karamardian, “Recipes & Memories from the Heart”, Owner, Zov’s Bistro, Tustin CA

OTM at 2008 Fancy Food Show Part 1. Principessa Marina Colonna, Superb Flavored EV Olive Oils from Molise, Italy Fine Food & Beer from Wales – Margaret Carter, Patchwork Pates, Connie Parry, The Hurn Brewing Co. Pilar Rodriguez, Chef, Atelier de Cocina, Santa Cruz on Chilean wines Paul Bertolli, Fra-Mani Handcrafted Salumi, Oakland CA Craig Lieberman, 34 Degrees Crackers, Denver CO.

Felix Segbafia, Saaf Ginger Beverage Co. Gingernize, Bonita CA Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals Powerfoods, Novato CA Stacey DeHass Amish Naturals Pastas, Condiments, etc., Holmesville OH Stephanie Santoso, Amandarico Candies & Clouds, Wexford PA Brain Ross, Twist Clean, Natural Wipes & Sponges.

Bill Kurtis, “The Prairie Table Cookbook”, Owner, Tallgrass Beef Sedan KS Michaele Weissman, “God in a Cup” Timothy Childs, Co-founder, TCHO Chocolate, San Francisco Ralph Brennan, “Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook”.

Andy Nusser, Chef-partner, Casa Mono, NYC Gary Roark, Ubon’s BBQ, Yazoo City, MS, interviewed at The Big Apple BBQ, NYC – Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group chimes in Kim Hassarud, � Champagne Cocktails Gary Vaynerchuk, The Wine Library.


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