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Food Talk is kicking off the summer as host Mike Colameco opens the show speaking with Gerard Bertrand of Gerard Bertrand wines on the line from France. Born and raised in the South of France, making wine with his father since the age of 10, Gerard talks to Mike about his wines which offer the full range and diversity of wines from the region – red, white, rose, varietal, appellation, estate, still, sparkling, and dessert – all of which evokes the image and emotions from France. Following Gerard, Mike welcomes Tim Love, Drew Robinson, and Daniel Vaughn who are all affiliated with The Big Apple BBQ Block Party going down for the 13th year this weekend in Madison Square Park. Drew is the Chef and Pitmaster of Jim N’ Nicks Bar-B-Que and talks the significance of his smoked pork hot links with pimento cheese and how it reflects Alabama BBQ. This stirs a conversation about BBQ and the variations one finds around the country, and that it’s the one food that has the ability to bring the country together! Chef Tim Love is the acclaimed chef/owner of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, and Queenie’s Steakhouse and hails from Texas, proudly serving lamb brisket at The Big Apple BBQ. Daniel Vaughn, editor of Texas Monthly Magazine’s BBQ platform, rounds out the group and shares his vast take on BBQ and the meat he’s excited to eat this weekend. Ryan Sutton, food critic of Eater, finishes the episode talking about his recent reviews, including that of David Chang’s new venture Fuku, known for its fast-casual, fried chicken sandwich. Tune in for Ryan’s expert opinions and more on this brand new Food Talk episode!