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  • 09192008

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

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Jayne Cohen, author of 'Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Food Lovers Treasury of Classics and Improvisations,' about meal traditions surrounding Rosh Hashana and other holidays. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 09122008

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

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer looks at South Florida's hottest night spots with Lesley Abravanel, who writes The Miami Herald's 'Velvet Underground' nighlife column and the 'Scene in the Tropics' blog. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 09052008

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

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer explores how to handle difficult service experiences at restaurants with The Waiter, author of 'Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip -- Confessions of a Cynical Waiter' and the WaiterRant.com blog. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08282008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 28, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer discusses how to cope with the rising price of food on this Labor Day weekend with Beverly Mills, the co-author of 'Cheap. Fast. Good!' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08222008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 21, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about the 'epidemic' of diabetes with Dr. Diane Krieger, and shares some recipes from her book, 'Mix 'n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08152008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 14, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Penny Parham of Miami-Dade County Schools about the lastest news about school food programs. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08082008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for August 7, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer and 'Wok Star' Eleanor Hoh talk about Chinese cooking and cuisine. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 08012008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 31, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about making kitchens more efficient and eco-friendly with architect and kitchen designer Mark Geffman. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07252008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 24, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Miami Herald Broward restaurant reviewer Rochelle Koff and Miami Magazine restaurant critic Jen Karetnik do the Restaurant Roundabout: an expanded segment reviewing the tri-county restaurant scene. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07182008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 17, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer recently attended the International Fancy Food & Confection Show in New York, and on this show, she explores what's new in the gourmet food world. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07112008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 10, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Stephanie Klein, author of 'Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp,' about childhood obesity. She also talks with Miami chef Howie Kleinberg, who was a contestant on Bravo's 'Top Chef.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 07032008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for July 3, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer explores the vast and delicious world of mangoes with Dr. Richard Campbell, senior curator of tropical fruits at Fairchild Tropical Garden. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06272008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 26, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, author of 'Taming the Flame,' 'Pizza on the Grill' and other cookbooks. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06202008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 19, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer is joined restaurateur Nino Pernetti of Caffé Abbracci in Coral Gables, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. He talks about his book 'Nino Pernetti's Caffé Abbracci Cookbook.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06132008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 12, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer is joined by Jonathan Eismann, chef-owner of Pacific Time in the Miami Design District, and his 8-year-old daughter Morgan to talk about cooking for Father's Day. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 06062008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for June 5, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about exotic fruit with food journalist Adam Gollner, author of 'The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05302008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 29, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer explores Argentine cuisine with restauranteur Héctor Rolotti of the Novecento restaurant group. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05232008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 22, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer and Sean Bernal, executive chef at the Oceanaire Seafood Room at Mary Brickell Village, talk about the safety and environmental impact of seafood. With 'Topical Currents' guest host Richard Ives and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05162008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 15, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer and Miami Magazine restaurant critic Jen Karetnik do the Restaurant Roundabout: an expanded segment reviewing the tri-county restaurant scene. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05082008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 8, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer explores the 'other side' of Israel -- with its outstanding restaurants and cuisine -- with author/philanthropist Lyn Arison. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 05022008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for May 1, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer chats with master chef Jacques Pepin about his celebrated career. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04252008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 24, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Carolyn Gurtz, this year's grand-prize winner of the million-dollar Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies took the coveted trophy. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04182008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 17, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer remembers the glamorous days of 1940s and 1950s in Miami Beach with guests Michele Oka Doner and Micky Wolfson Jr., authors of Miami Beach: Blueprint Of An Eden. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04142008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 10, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer chats with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of public radio's The Splendid Table, about her new cookbook 'How to Eat Supper.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 04072008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for April 3, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer speaks with Miami-Herald restaurant reviewer Victoria Pesce Elliott about the explosion of new South Florida restaurants. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03282008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 27, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer discusses pressure cooker tips and recipes with Vickie Smith, author of 'Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03212008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 20th, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer and guest Carlos Fernandez, chef at Hi-Life Café in Fort Lauderdale, present tips for Easter celebrations and entertaining. Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker offers pairings for Easter meals. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper.audio Listen now

  • 03142008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for March 13th, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer explores Peruvian cuisine with Christopher Cramer, executive chef for Panorama at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel in Coconut Grove. She also revisits a St. Patrick's Day favorite. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03062008

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

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Miami Herald restaurant reviewer Rochelle Koff and Miami Magazine restaurant critic Jen Karetnik do the Restaurant Roundabout: an expanded segment reviewing the tri-county restaurant scene. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 03042008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Feb 28, 2008

    In this special hour-long segment, syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, The Miami Herald’s Fred Tasker and author Barry Glassner discuss his book 'The Gospel of Food: Why We Should Stop Worrying and Enjoy What We Eat.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper.audio Listen now

  • 02222008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Feb 21, 2008

    In this special hour-long segment, syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, The Miami Herald’s Fred Tasker and their guests explore the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival, offering a preview of events, many featuring the hosts of Food Network programs. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper.audio Listen now

  • 02152008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Feb 14, 2008

    In this special hour-long segment, syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks about romance, relationships, aphrodisiacs, passion and food with psychologist and author Caroline Presno, the Date Doctor. Plus, 'chocoholic' Dylan Lauren -- the daughter of designer Ralph and founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar, based in New York -- and The Miami Herald’s Fred Tasker gives Valentine wine selections. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper.audio Listen now

  • 02072008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Feb 7, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer focuses on lowering cholesterol with Dr. Rebecca Reeves, President of the American Diabetes Association and Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now

  • 01312008

    Topical Currents' Food News and Views for Jan. 31, 2008

    Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer talks with Faith Heller Willinger, author of 'The Adventures of an Italian Food Lover.' With 'Topical Currents' host Joseph Cooper and Miami Herald wine critic Fred Tasker.audio Listen now


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