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WineFairy chats with TV Chef Andreas Viestad on New Scandinavian Cooking; and with Matthew Gavin Frank on his Food & Wine Culinary Memoir on Barolo

First segment of this weeks Show: New Scandinavian Cooking Tells Culinary Stories of "Harvesting Diversity" - Andreas Viestad

Andreas Viestad is your host and chef in the first two seasons of New Scandinavian Cooking. Viestad is one of Norway's most famous TV-chefs and a respected food writer. Viestad's approach to cooking combines spices focused on in his first book, Where Flavour Was Born: Recipes and Culinary Travels Along the Indian Ocean Spice Route, with the raw ingredients of his native Scandinavia. New Scandinavian Cooking tells a fascinating story behind every ingredient and dish about the traditions, culture, and lifestyle of both the old and modern-day Norway.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking Author is Washington Post Gastronomy Columnist - Andreas Viestad

Food writer and television chef Andreas Viestad joins us from his Kitchen of Light. When he's not hunting and gathering dishes and recipes in his travels, he's at home on his farm outside Cape Town or his apartment in Oslo. "Writing Kitchen of Light brought my own cultural and culinary heritage closer, it laid the foundation for my work on the television series New Scandinavian Cooking. The show is all about embracing the ingredients of Scandinavia and it is all shot on location. The aim is to get as close to nature and the ingredients as possible, by fishing the fish we are going to cook with, foraging for mushrooms and wild herbs. What sets it apart from many other cooking shows is that we also do the cooking outdoors on a portable kitchen."

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Barolo... an unexpected American's Piedmontese Food and Wine Culinary Memoir - Matthew Gavin Frank

After a childhood of microwaved meat and saturated fat, Matthew Gavin Frank got serious about food. His research ultimately led him to Barolo, Italy (pop. 646), where, living out of a tent in the garden of a local farmhouse, he resolved to learn about Italian food from the ground up. Upon arrival, Frank began picking wine grapes for famed vintner Luciano Sandrone. Along the way we meet the region's families and the many eccentric vintners, butchers, bakers, and restaurateurs who call Barolo home. Save 25%! Enter the code 6FRC in the discount code code field of your shopping cart and click "update". Your order confirmation will reflect the discount. Offer expires April 30, 2010.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Barolo is terroir of Eccentric Vintners, Butchers, Bakers, and Restaurateurs - Matthew Gavin Frank

Matthew Gavin Frank worked for over fifteen years in the food and restaurant industry in positions ranging from dishwasher to sous-chef, server to sommelier, menu consultant to catering-business owner, farmhand to janitor. Frank's academic curriculum vitae weaves his passion for exploration, travel, and writing. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University. Barolo is rich with details of real Italian small-town life, local foodstuffs, strange markets, and a circuslike atmosphere. Frank's story offers a wealth of historical and culinary information, moments of flamboyance, and musings on foreign travel, all filtered through food and wine.

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lynn krielow chamberlain is an independent wine and food journalist and host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world wide leader in internet talk radio with over 4-million monthly listeners!

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