Things have been very busy in the prep area, and we’ve got both satisfying and unpredictable content coming down the pike on the blog. Here are Kitchen Interviews to look for over the weekend and week ahead!
Monastero Suore Cistercensi, Friday, March 13: We’ll take a virtual trip to the Lazio region of Italy, (in Vitorchiano about 60 kilometers north of Rome,) to learn about a convent of nuns who have been producing wine for hundreds of years and only recently are bottling it with the help of Benefactor and Area Vintner Giampiero Bea… The best part? They are offering the sacred juice state side and the 2007 vintage is in. We’ll let you know where you can find it and talk to Importer and Distributor Blake Johnson of Rosenthal Wine Merchants about the history of this special terroir and the people behind its beautiful product. It promises to be a fabled and informative journey.
Cheese School, Saturday, March 14: After taking a “Cheese 101” course, we’ll talk to Sunset Corners Owner Michael Bittel, and Cheese and Wine Buyer Jamie Futscher, about the store’s extensive cheese offerings and how to compose the best cheese plate for entertaining at home.
Munching with a Mensch, Tuesday, March 17: We’ll get up close and personal with a petite chef with a big heart, as we go on-site at Johnson and Wales to teach underprivileged kids about healthy, local foods with Michelle Bernstein, founder of the South Florida chapter of Common Threads.
Chef for a Day, Thursday, March 19: I chop, slice and dice my way through a working restaurant kitchen with Chef Allen and his talented back-of-the-house staff, where we learn about how sustainable seafood gets from sea to table.