This week on Food Talk with Michael Colameco, host Mike Colameco welcomes Isabelle Legeron, MW, mushroom expert and author Eugenia Bone, and the guys behind The Meatball Shop, Mike Chernow and Dan Holtzman. Kicking the show off with Isabelle, Mike talks about the fact that she is the first female from France to achieve the title of master of wine. She is also the author of the book, “Natural Wine,” and explains to Mike the details that set natural wine a part from others as well as highlights from the book. Next up, Eugenia Bone joins Food Talk hot off the release of her latest book, “The Kitchen Ecosystem.” “The Kitchen Ecosystem” talks about that the secret to great meals is this: the more you cook, the less you actually have to do to produce a delicious meal. The trick is to approach cooking as a continuum, where each meal draws on elements from a previous one and provides the building blocks for another. Eugenia states that synchronicity is what defines a kitchen ecosystem. In the last segment of the show, Mike Chernow and Dan Holtzman of The Meatball Shop chat with Mike about the success of their restaurants as well as their work with the homeless at Covenant House. The Covenant House is a nonprofit charity serving homeless youth with a network of shelters across the Americas. Tune in to hear how to help this great organization!


“The key is to not get bogged down in the appearance of wine.” [10:37]

Isabelle Legeron, MW on Food Talk

“You just have to know the mushroom just like you know the berry. You don’t go into the woods and say, oh it’s red, it’s a strawberry, I’ll eat it!” [28:35]

Eugenia Bone on Food Talk

“Homelessness is a polarizing issue and people have strong feels about it.” [47:55]

Dan Holtzman on Food Talk