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  • 06262009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 25, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about the delicious and versatile mango with famed chef Allen Susser, author of 'The Great Mango Book'. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06192009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 18, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer celebrates Father's Day with Rolando and Alejandro Mayo, the father-son owners of Maya Tapas Grill on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, as they discuss fathers and adult children working together. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06122009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 11, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with famed chef Pilar Rodríguez about the food and wine of her native Chile, and with Chilean trade commissioner Celicia Arroyo about Chilean cuisine in South Florida. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06052009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 4, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with author Joanne Carras about 'The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook,' a collection of recipes and stories handed down by Holocaust survivors from around the world. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05292009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 28, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer discusses Mediterranean cuisine with famed chef and Renaissance man Jacques Pépin. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05222009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 21, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer gets to grilling with Adam Perry Lang, author of 'Serious Barbecue' and owner of Daisy Mae's BBQ USA, rated the best BBQ restaurant in New York City. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05142009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 14, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer explores about how American foods and culinary concepts have traveled to China in recent years, with Florida International University beverage management professor Dr. Barry H. Gump. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05082009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 7, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about the 48th National Chicken Cooking Contest in San Antonio, Texas, with this year's contest winner Brigitte Nguyen and Miami Herald food editor Kathy Martin, who served as one of the contest's judges. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05012009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 30, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about her recent visit to Tuscany and explores the Italian region's cuisine and wines. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04242009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 23, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer chats with Miami Magazine restaurant critic Jen Karetnik and Miami Herald's Broward restaurant critic Rochelle Koff about inexpensive eateries, along with listener recommendations. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04172009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 16, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Kate Heyhoe, author of 'Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen -- the New Green Basics,' about eco-friendly ways of saving energy in the kitchen. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04102009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 9, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Sharon Cahoon, owner of the Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Coral Gables, about the history of chocolate and its relationship to the Easter holiday. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04032009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 2, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Baroness Philippine de Rothschild about her life, her wine holdings -- including Château Mouton Rothschild -- and her passion for art, heater and wine. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03272009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 26, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer about the world of restaurant empires and what it takes to build one with Terry Zarikian, director of product development for China Grill Management and culinary director for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03202009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 19, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Juan Zavala and Pilar Guzman of Half Moon Empanadas in Miami Beach about the ups and downs of starting a new food-related business. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03132009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 12, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer goes behind the scenes of Bravo's 'Top Chef' with the show's head judge Tom Colicchio, renowned culinary figure and chef/owner of Craft Restaurants. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03062009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 5, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer does the Restaurant Roundabout -- focusing on new eateries -- with Miami Magazine restaurant critic Jen Karetnik and Miami Herald's Broward restaurant critic Rochelle Koff. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 02202009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Feb. 19, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer chats with Katie Lee Joel -- cookbook author, CBS Early Show food contributor, food columnist for 'Cosmopolitan' magazine, 'Iron Chef America' panelist and wife of singer Billy Joel -- about comfort food and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 02132009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Feb. 12, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with celebrity chef and author Tyler Florence, called the 'Sexiest Chef Alive' by People magazine, about the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 02062009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Feb. 5, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer chats about the South Beach Wine & Food Festival with chef Johnny Vinczencz, of Johnny V's and Smith & Jones in Fort Lauderdale. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 01302009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Jan. 29, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer tackles Super Bowl Sunday party foods with famed chef (and Buffalo native) Mark Militello, of the Mark's quartet of restaurants. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 01232009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Jan. 22, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer welcomes Thomas Buckley, chef at Nobu Miami, to discuss 'Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook,' which he co-wrote with star chef Nobu Matsuhisa. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 01162009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Jan. 15, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about the benefits of cooking with local produce, and how to grow your own, with Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms Organic, a five-acre certified organic farm located in south Miami-Dade County. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 01092009

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Jan. 8, 2009

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker celebrate their 10th anniversary on 'Topical Currents' with food personality Alton Brown, host of Food Network's 'Good Eats' and author of several cookbooks. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper.audio Listen now

  • 12192008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for December 18, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about English-American Christmas foods and traditions with Michael Faulkner, a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Theater Company. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 12112008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for December 11, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about stress-free holiday baking with Nick Malgieri, author of 'The Modern Baker: Time-Saving Techniques for Breads, Tarts, Pies, Cakes and Cookies.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 12052008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for December 4, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer offers her picks for cooking and wine gadget gifts. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 11212008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for November 20, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Phyllis Good, co-author of 'Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker,' about using a slow cooker for Thanksgiving meal preparation. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 11142008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for November 13, 2008

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

  • 11072008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for November 6, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer discusses holiday entertaining with event planner Susan Gladstone, who teaches special events management at Florida International University. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 10312008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for October 30, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about Halloween party food with Ken Lyon, owner of Fratelli Lyons. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 10242008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for October 23, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about the effects of the nation's economic problems on restaurants and the food service industry with chef Michael Moran, an instructor at Florida International University's School of Hospitality Management. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 10102008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for October 9, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with James Beard Award-winning New York chef Andrew Carmellini about his latest book, 'Urban Italian: Simple Recipes and True Stories from a Life in Food.' With Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 10032008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for October 2, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer discusses Thai cuisine with Vatcharin Bhumichitr, owner of Tamarind Thai in Miami and author of 'Vatch's Thai Kitchen: Thai Dishes To Cook At Home' and other cookbooks. With 'Topical Currents' guest host Richard Ives and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 09262008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for September 25, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer explores Miami's cuisine with Michelle Bernstein, owner of Michy's and author of 'Cuisine à Latina: Fresh Tastes and a World of Flavors from Michy's Miami Kitchen,' and Bernstein's husband and business partner David Martinez. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper.audio Listen now


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