This week on Food Talk with Michael Colameco, host Mike Colameco kicks off the show speaking with master sommelier, Pascaline Lepeltier. Talking about not only how she found her interest in wine, but the rigorous testing process of becoming a master sommelier, Pascaline relays that her journey has made her a better and more hospitable professional along the way. Clearly passionate about her work, she also shares that learning to taste wine is like learning to play a sport. Tasting requires practice and is a muscle that should be exercised regularly. Next up, Chef Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao joins the show chatting about her foray into the culinary world and how she came up in the business. Also a Top Chef alum, she shares her experiences from the popular television show and some of her favorite dishes featured on the Pig & Khao menu while catching up with Mike. In the last segment of the show, Mike talks to sommelier Ivan Ruiz, owner of “The Wine List Summit.” Mike gets the scoop on Ivan’s rise through the restaurant scene and how he has become an incredibly respected sommelier and wine consultant. Tune in for a great show to cap off 2014!
“I wanted to get back to cooking, and I moved to Asia. I wanted to get to something I was passionate about and thats how Pig & Khao started.” [40:00]
—Leah Cohen on Food Talk