This week on a brand new episode of Food Talk, host Mike Colameco catches listeners up with his recent travels before welcoming Beth Shapiro, the Executive Director of Citymeals-on-Wheels. Talking about the upcoming Citymeals-on-Wheels Gala, Beth shares how Gael Greene and James Beard founded the program in 1981 after reading a newspaper article about homebound elderly New Yorkers with nothing to eat on weekends and holidays. They rallied their friends in the restaurant community to raise private funds as a supplement to the government-funded weekday meal delivery program. Thirty-one years ago, their first efforts brought a Christmas meal to 6,000 frail aged. During the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2014, Citymeals-on-Wheels delivered 2 million meals to more than 18,000 New Yorkers at times when they would otherwise have been alone and hungry. Interested in learning more or helping out? Check out their website! After the break, Mike sits down with Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier and Beverage Director at Rouge Tomate, talking about what’s happening right now in the wine world, notably with wine made in the United States. Through Pascaline’s travels and experienced palette, the show quickly turns into a detailed wine discussion. Between Mike’s favorite old world and Pascaline’s touted biodynamic wines, this episodes covers it all.