food http://wlrn.org en Head To Your Local Brewery For... A Yoga Class? http://wlrn.org/post/head-your-local-brewery-yoga-class <p><em>Click through the photos above.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shelah Davis is a professional yoga teacher who spends her 9-to-5 at a fitness studio in Florida City. But since the fall of 2013, she's been hauling her mats to </span>microbreweries<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from Homestead to Oakland Park.</span></p><p>She founded <a href="http://www.shelahdavis.com/om-brew-yoga.html" target="_blank">Om Brew Yoga</a> -- so far the only yoga classes offered at South Florida breweries -- after learning of the practice in an established craft-beer state.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:45:44 +0000 Maria Murriel 30802 at http://wlrn.org Head To Your Local Brewery For... A Yoga Class? A Word On Food: Katsuobushi http://wlrn.org/post/word-food-katsuobushi <div><p></p><p><em>The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, wrote in “Ode to Salt”</em></p><p style="margin-left: 5pt;"><em>“I know you won’t believe me,</em></p><p style="margin-left: 5pt;"><em>but it <u>sings</u>,</em></p><p style="margin-left: 5pt;"><em><u>salt </u>sings… Dust of the sea,</em></p><p style="margin-left: 5pt;"><em>in you the tongue receives a kiss from ocean night…</em></p><p style="margin-left: 5pt;"><em>in it, … we taste <u>infinitude</u>”</em></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:55:20 +0000 Norman Van Aken 30781 at http://wlrn.org A Word On Food: Katsuobushi A Word On Food: Strawberries http://wlrn.org/post/word-food-strawberries <p><em>They're out there! Bursting </em>through the black-dirt fields with a <em>red-lipped </em>lusciousness that only a woman as <em>brazen </em>as Mother Nature could <em>muster </em>or <em>afford</em>. Folks…I’m talking about<em> strawberries </em>if you haven’t guessed yet! To get your own skip the grocery stores at this time of year! Drive and you won’t have to drive far the Florida Strawberry Season is upon us and in full swing! We often go to the town of Homestead and Knauss Berry Farms for ours but truly <em>many </em>places in Florida will work this time of year. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:37:14 +0000 Norman Van Aken 30777 at http://wlrn.org A Word On Food: Strawberries Linda Gassenheimer Celebrates National Paella Day http://wlrn.org/post/linda-gassenheimer-celebrates-national-paella-day <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">03/27/14 - Syndicated food columnist <a href="http://www.DinnerInMinutes.com"><strong>Linda Gassenheimer</strong></a>, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Jorge Saury, sous chef and spokesperson at Carmen and Lola, Spanish Gourmet Food Company and Caterer.</font><b>&nbsp;</b><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Thursday is national paella day. It’s paella 101 on today's Food and Dining Thursday beginning at 1:30 on Topical Currents. &nbsp;</font></span></font></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="5"><span style="font-size: 20pt;"><b><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;</span></font></b></span></font></div><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 29883 at http://wlrn.org Linda Gassenheimer Celebrates National Paella Day Brew Askew: The Beer Business In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/brew-askew-beer-business-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Up until 2012, there was only one </span>microbrewery<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in South Florida. But after </span>Tequesta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brewing Company's first colleague, Due South Brewing Company, opened that summer, more have bubbled up all over.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:10:17 +0000 Maria Murriel 29591 at http://wlrn.org Brew Askew: The Beer Business In South Florida Humorist, Journalist and Actor Mo Rocca http://wlrn.org/post/humorist-journalist-and-actor-mo-rocca <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">03/20/14 - On Thursday's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> it's a fundraising hour of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Food &amp; Dining</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with chef, author and syndicated columnist </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Linda Gassenheimer</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;We visit with humorist, journalist and actor </span><a href="https://twitter.com/MoRocca" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Mo Rocca</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You've heard him on </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me . . . On CBS </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sunday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> morning . . . For many years he was a correspondent on The Daily Show with </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jon</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stewart</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He’s now the host and creator of <a href="http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/my-grandmothers-ravioli.html"><em><strong>"My Grandmother’s Ravioli"</strong></em></a> on the Cooking Channel.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of course, Fred&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span>asker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will joins in with his wine suggestions.&nbsp;And we hope you join in . . . with a <a href="http://wlrnradio.org/"><strong>pledge </strong></a>to support regional and local programming on the station.&nbsp;Mo </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">R</span>occa<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Thursday on <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents">Topical Currents</a></strong> at 1pm.&nbsp;</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 29510 at http://wlrn.org Humorist, Journalist and Actor Mo Rocca Miami Fast-Food Workers Protest Their Low Wages http://wlrn.org/post/miami-fast-food-workers-protest-their-low-wages <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday morning was one of the few times fast-food workers publicly protested lower wages in Miami, joining the dozens of cities that hosted protesters back in December. The protest coincided with the release of a new study from </span>FIU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Research Institute of Social and Economic Policy which, among other things, looks at the intersection of low-paying jobs and wage theft.</span></p><p>Wilson Sayre went to the protest:</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:30:03 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29412 at http://wlrn.org Miami Fast-Food Workers Protest Their Low Wages St. Patrick’s Day at John Martin’s Restaurant and Irish Pub in Coral Gables http://wlrn.org/post/st-patrick-s-day-john-martin-s-restaurant-and-irish-pub-coral-gables <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">03/13/14 - On the next <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a>, syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;</span>Martin Lynch from <strong><a href="http://www.johnmartins.com">John Martin’s Restaurant and Irish Pub</a></strong> in Coral Gables. &nbsp;It's all about the pub's St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with on-air food tasting, <em>lots&nbsp;o'laughs,</em> and an Irish poem you don't want to miss. &nbsp;Tune in for&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a>&nbsp;special Food and Dining hour at 1pm on WLRN.</div><div> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 29151 at http://wlrn.org St. Patrick’s Day at John Martin’s Restaurant and Irish Pub in Coral Gables A Word On Food: Fried Chicken http://wlrn.org/post/word-food-fried-chicken <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I was 19, 20 and 21 years of age … I seemed to be on a </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">yo-yo</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> between my boyhood home in Illinois and the place I was seeking. I wanted </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">sunlight</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. I wanted </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">music</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. I wanted </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">good books</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 28878 at http://wlrn.org A Word On Food: Fried Chicken Sprung Coconut Grove Craft Beer Festival http://wlrn.org/post/sprung-coconut-grove-craft-beer-festival <div></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">03/06/14 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">interview Buns and Buns Chef </span>Reuven<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sugarman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Tony </span>Albelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;organizer of&nbsp;</span>Sprung Coconut Grove Craft Beer Festival<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;It's all about beer-friendly food and craft beer but how do we&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">pairing food with beer? &nbsp;Find out on <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer">Topical Currents</a></strong> and Food and Dining Thursday at 1:30pm.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:57:46 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 28812 at http://wlrn.org Sprung Coconut Grove Craft Beer Festival Preventing And Reversing Heart Disease http://wlrn.org/post/preventing-and-reversing-heart-disease <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">02/27/14 - 1:30 -Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview </span><strong><a href="http://www.drmasley.com/">Dr. Stephen Masley</a></strong>, &nbsp;author of the <em><strong><a href="http://hearttuneup.com/">30-Day Heart Tune Up</a>.</strong></em> He gives us advice for preventing and reversing heart disease.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 28485 at http://wlrn.org Preventing And Reversing Heart Disease A Word On Food: Tostadas http://wlrn.org/post/word-food-tostadas <p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 28167 at http://wlrn.org A Word On Food: Tostadas Students Keep The Show Going At The South Beach Wine And Food Festival http://wlrn.org/post/students-keep-show-going-south-beach-wine-and-food-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The South Beach Wine and Food Festival has a reputation for celebrity chef sightings and swanky food tastings.</span></p><p>But at its core, it’s a fundraising event.</p><p>SoBeWFF has raised more than $18 million over the last 13 years for Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. It’s also given thousands of student volunteers a chance to work behind the scenes.</p><p>We hopped on a golf cart with one of the student volunteers staffing the festival and have this audio postcard:&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:33:12 +0000 Sammy Mack 28218 at http://wlrn.org Students Keep The Show Going At The South Beach Wine And Food Festival FIU On The Forefront Of Hospitality Training http://wlrn.org/post/fiu-forefront-hospitality-training <div></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">02/20/14 - 1:30 -Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;</span>Mike Hampton Dean of the Chaplin <strong><a href="https://htmnet.fiu.edu/">School of Hospitality at FIU</a></strong>. &nbsp; Hospitality is an important part of our economy and&nbsp;FIU is on the forefront of new ideas and training for the industry.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 28134 at http://wlrn.org FIU On The Forefront Of Hospitality Training Food Network and Cooking Channel Star Kelsey Nixon http://wlrn.org/post/food-network-and-cooking-channel-star-kelsey-nixon <p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 27863 at http://wlrn.org Food Network and Cooking Channel Star Kelsey Nixon