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  • 07192012

    Tropical Currents' Food News and Views for July 19, 2012

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Joseph Cooper interview Chef Allen Susser.audio Listen now

  • 05192011

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 19, 2011

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Miami Herald wine columnist Fred Tasker and WLRN Topical Currents host Joseph Cooper interview Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for The Biggest Loser.audio Listen now

  • 10012010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for September 30, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer looks back at the show's celebrity guests with a retrospective featuring Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse and Paula Deen. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 09232010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for September 23, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, author of 'The Food Matters Cookbook,' about conscious and sustainable eating; she also talks with wine expert Michael Bittel, of Sunset Fine Wines & Spirits.audio Listen now

  • 09172010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for September 16, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Diana Kennedy, author of 'Oaxaca al Gusto,' and Gary Shansby, owner of Partida Tequila, about Mexican cuisine, in celebration of the nation's bicentennial. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 09092010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for September 9, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Naomi Wilzig, owner-curator of World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach, about traditional Rosh Hashana food and celebrations. With Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 09022010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for September 2, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Water Club chefs Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank Randazzo about Labor Day celebrations and about Curto-Randazzo's stint as a contestant on Bravo's 'Top Chef'. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08262010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 26, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Penny Parham, director of Miami-Dade Schools Department of Food and Nutrition, and chef Chris Wessel, owner of Red Light, about what's new in school lunches. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08192010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 19, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer is joined by Miami Magazine restaurant critic Jen Karetnik and The Miami Herald's Broward restaurant critic Rochelle Koff for a look at the new restaurants, specials and events in South Florida's dining scene. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08132010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 12, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with the Shake Shack's Danny Meyer and Zach Koff about the resurgence in popularity of burgers and shakes. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08052010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 5, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about Miami Spice with Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau chairperson Steven Haas. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07292010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 29, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about Portuguese cuisine with David Leite, author of 'The New Portuguese Table.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07222010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 22, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about the diversity of Turkish cuisine with Sheilah Kaufman, co-author of 'The Turkish Cookbook: Regional Recipes and Stories.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07152010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 15, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about the flavors and trends seen at the recent Fancy Food Show in New York City. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07092010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 9, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with chef and mango expert Allen Susser about his latest tome, 'The Great Mango Book.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07012010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 1, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Aria Kagan, a South Florida-based contestant on The Food Network's 'Next Food Network Star.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06252010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 24, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Anthony Bourdain of Travel Channel's 'No Reservations' discusses his latest book, 'Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06182010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 17, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about South Florida summer produce with local growers Gina Mellon and Dean Richardson. With 'Topical Currents' guest host Richard Ives and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06112010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 10, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer is joined by Miami Magazine restaurant critic Jen Karetnik and The Miami Herald's Broward restaurant critic Rochelle Koff for the Restaurant Roundabout. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06032010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 3, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami Design District about his James Beard Top Chef South award and about his new street food cart. With Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05282010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 27, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with cookbook author Steven Raichlen about the art of grilling and about his latest book, 'Planet Barbecue.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05212010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 20, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with cookbook author Adrienne Sylver about the history of the hot dog, as explored in her book 'Hot Diggity Dog.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05142010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 13, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with chef, produce expert and vegetarian cookbook author Deborah Madison about her latest book, 'Seasonal Fruit Desserts.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05062010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 6, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with chef Dewey LoSasso about the newly renovated Forge Restaurant in Miami Beach. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04302010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 29, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Mercadito Restaurant's executive chef Jose Mendin and culinary director and part-owner Patricio Sandoval about foods to serve at Cinco de Mayo celebrations. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04222010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 22, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with dietitian-nutritionist Tara Gidus about the pros and cons of sugar substitutes. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04162010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 15, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Pillsbury Bake-Off winner Sue Compton of New Jersey about her million-dollar winning recipe, Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04092010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 8, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Ken Lyon, owner of Fratelli Lyon and The Cape Cod Room, and Luiz Rodrigues, executive director of Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches and owner of Ecological Solutions, an environmental consulting company, about ways to make your kitchen greener. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03262010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 25, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Louisiana chef and restaurant owner John Folse about efforts by Farm to Table (a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking) to save local farms. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03192010

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 18, 2010

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about safe, sustainable and delicious local seafood with Oceanaire Seafood Room chef Sean Bernal and Golden Rule Seafood owner Walter Flores. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now


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