05/15/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents is our popular “Restaurant Roundabout,” with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer. Also with us are restaurant critic Jen Karetnik, Matt Meltzer, the Miami Editor of the Thrillist Media Group, and our favorite wine columnist, Fred Tasker. We’ll get the lowdown on the always-changing South Florida restaurant scene, as well as take listener calls about favorite dining spots. Perhaps you have a new bistro to tell us about . . . or a favorite mom and pop pizza place. Listen in . . . Topical Currents Thursday at 1pm.
05/08/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Bonnie Berman interview Elisa Camahort, co-founder and COO of BlogHer, Inc. This is the largest community network of people who blog and are social media influencers. The BlogHer/Food conference is in Miami, May 16-17, 2014. She discusses food blogging, why it has become so popular and what it means to the media community.
05/01/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and Bonnie Berman interview Chef Richard Ingraham, personal chef to Dwyane Wade. He talks about what he makes for the Heat star to keep in shape especially for these championship games and we taste Wade’s favorite dish on air.
Click the play button above to hear the radio version of this post. Airdate: April 26, 2014
You and Me Darlin’. Like Ham and Eggs. Like Cream and Sugar. You know what I mean Love?
Like Bogey and Bacall some things are meant to be unified a Oneness out of Two. It is the way of the world. When I think of the great food marriages I swirl in a dance of dualities. Salt and Pepper. Peanut Butter and Jelly. Chocolate and Vanilla. What causes some things to match so perfectly that we rarely think of them alone? That their still stunning singularity is magnified by more than a power of two when twined?
04/24/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Bonnie Berman interview Evan Benn, the new Miami Herald Food Editor. He talks about his plans for the food section and how readers can interact with it.
There was a time when rum was rotgut. Blackbeard the pirate liked to mix his cane alcohol with gunpowder and light it. Rum and croak.
Fast forward a few centuries to rum respectability – specifically, to Rob Burr’s patio deck in Coral Gables.
From the waterfall pond to the tiki bar, it sets a mood not for swilling rum but for tasting it. Not the way spring-breakers chug Captain Morgan but the way cognac drinkers sip Napoleon. Not with Coke (or gunpowder) but neat, in a snifter.
04/17/14- Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and Bonnie Berman interview John Hillard co-owner of Hillard Bruce Winemakers; he believes that certified sustainable farming through Sustainable In Practice (SIP) is better than organic farming. Marty Mesh is the Executive Director of Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (Florida Organic Growers); he gives the organic side of farming.
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 microbreweries from Homestead to Oakland Park.
She founded Om Brew Yoga -- so far the only yoga classes offered at South Florida breweries -- after learning of the practice in an established craft-beer state.
They're out there! Bursting through the black-dirt fields with a red-lipped lusciousness that only a woman as brazen as Mother Nature could muster or afford. Folks…I’m talking about strawberries 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 many places in Florida will work this time of year.
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03/27/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Jorge Saury, sous chef and spokesperson at Carmen and Lola, Spanish Gourmet Food Company and Caterer.Thursday is national paella day. It’s paella 101 on today's Food and Dining Thursday beginning at 1:30 on Topical Currents.