Matthieu Kohlmeyer, Giovanni Ascione, Robert Sietsema, King Phojanakong, & Jimmy Carbone
This week on Food Talk, host Mike Colameco has a full house to celebrate his last episode of the season! First welcoming Matthieu Kohlmeyer, CEO of La Tourangelle Oil Company, to the show chatting about the importance of quality oils. As an authentic and traditional family producer of specialty oils handcrafting a wide range of delicious artisan nut oils both in France and California, Matthieu shares all the La Tourangelle nut oils sold in North America are made in our artisan oil mill located in Woodland, CA mostly from California grown nuts. Winemaker Giovanni Ascione joins the show talking his own Nanni CopÃ¨, and talks his guiding philosophy which reflects the inner power of a wine from the south of Italy, expressed in a northern style. Trying to enhance the extraordinary qualities of the Pallagrello Nero through the exaltation of the utmost elegance and drinkability, Giovanni reflects what makes his wine stand out among the rest. Robert Sietsema, food critic of Eater NY, drops in with Mike and relates how the food criticism scene has changed along with the NYC food scene. Originally as the food critic of The Village Voice, Robert shares some great stories and leads a mouth-watering conversation about pastrami and sausage. Rounding out the show, Heritage Radio Network host and restauranteur Jimmy Carbone joins the show along with Chef King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn and umiNOM. As it turns out, King and Jimmy are working together with King taking over the menu of Jimmy's No. 43. Mike gets the scoop on the new and delicious menu and how they thought about pairing beer selections with bar appropriate food. Tune in for a great show!