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Monterey Bay Aquarium Radio Station, Monterey, California

Jennifer Dianto
Seafood Watch Program Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Biography & Photo

This is the first in an ongoing series of interviews hosted by Jennifer Dianto on the new Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sally's Place Internet Radio Station. Look for many more interviews discussing major issues that face the global world in which we live.

"Great White Shark"
Dr. Randy Kochevar, Science Communications Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium

"Tagging of Pacific Pelagics"
Dr. Randy Kochevar, Science Communications Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium


England

Range Rovering to the Waterside Inn
Travel writers and broadcasters Keith Allan and Lynne Gray left their home in Berwick, Northumberland to head to the other end of England and visit Michel Roux at The Waterside Inn. This is a taste of their journey.

Confrey Phillips at the Lanesborough
Keith Allan visits the Lanesborough Hotel in London to meet Confrey Phillips, the society pianist and singer, who has been playing at the Lanesborough for the last fifteen years. His CDs and Tapes are available by email: confreymus@aol.com

Ritz Hotel in London
Keith Allan is invited by Executive Chef John Williams to visit the Ritz kitchens during the hotel's 2006 centenary celebrations.


France

Patricia Wells
Patricia is the restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune and the author of several best-selling books including The Paris Cookbook, The Food Lover's Guide to France, Bistro Cooking, and Patricia Wells at Home in Provence. A native of Wisconsin, Patricia and her husband, Walter, divide their time between Paris and Provence.


Italy

Waiting for Splendido
Travel writer Keith Allan interviews Giuliano Piscina, Restaurant Manager of the Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Italy about the art of waiting at table.

Dr. Natale Rusconi
Travel writer Keith Allan interviews Managing Director
Dr. Natale Rusconi of the Cipriani Hotel in Venice, Italy
www.hotelcipriani.com


Calogero Statella
Head Winemaker for Feudo Arancio in Sicily, Italy
Biography & Photo


Los Angeles

Jean Francois Meteigner
Chef/Owner of La Cachette French Restaurant

Robin McClain
Manager, Media Relations LA INC. The Convention and Visitors Bureau
seemyLA.com

Jennifer Gray
Comedian and Tour Guide; Kodak Theatre


Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association Members

James Waller
Executive Chef, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.
James talks about the November 11-14, 2004 Great Wine Escape Weekend in Monterey.

Doug Meador
Owner & Wine Grower, Ventana Vineyards

Jane Beery
Tasting Room General Manager, San Saba Vineyards

Dexter Farm
Tasting Room Sales, Blackstone Winery

David E. Fleming
Winemaker, Paraiso Vineyards

Rhonda Montil
Executive Director, Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association

Pamela Storrs
Winemaker, Storrs Winery

Judy Toyota
Assistant Tasting Room Manager, Clos LaChance


San Francisco, California

Bernsteins' Radio Interview
Sally & Stanley Bernstein were guests on the Gene Burns "Dining Around" radio show on KGO/ABC 810 AM on July 17th, 2004 in San Francisco, California.

Stephen Johnson Interview
Stephen Johnson is a photographer, designer and teacher. His work has also concentrated on refining the new tools of digital photography and empowering individual artists to use these tools to express their ideas. If you are interested in digital photography, Stephen is one of the leaders in the field. More information at sjphoto.com

San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace

Sally Hiebert Interview
Sally Hiebert is co-owner, with her husband, of Cap'N Mikes's Holy Smoke company. Their smoked fish are prepared in the time honored tradition of the Northwest. All of their products are chemical and preservative free...with no nitrates! Their products are a rich source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids.More information at hollysmokedsalmon.com

June Taylor Interview
June Taylor is a renowned maker of handcrafted marmalades, conserves and specialty preserves made with organically grown fruit. Look for her to start teaching classes soon at her newly constructed facility in Berkeley, California. More inofrmation at junetaylorjams.com

Andrew Griffin Interview
Andrew Griffin and his wife, Julia, have a small farm near Watsonville, California. The Mariquita (Ladybug) Farm grows organic specialty vegetables, strawberries and herbs for his "Community Supported Agriculture" members. Listen to his interesting philosophy about providing work year round for his employees. More information at mariquita.com


Sonoma, California

David Erlich
Director of Spa Operations, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Judy Mendel
Chief Concierges, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Bruno Tison
Executive Chef, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa


Spain



Enric Canut
"Spain's Cheese Ambassador" is well-known in Spain and a respected authority worldwide on the subject of Spanish cheeses. Biography & Photo


Oregon



David Adelsheim
President & Owner of Adelsheim Vineyards

Patty Green
Owner & Winemaker of Patricia Green Cellars

Eric Hamacher
Owner & Winemaker of Hamacher Wines

Paul Hart
Proprietor of Rex Hill Vineyards & Grand Commander of the Oregon Wine Brotherhood

Earl Jones
President & Co-Owner of Abacela Winery

Luisa Ponzi
Winemaker at Ponzi Vineyards

Tony Soter
Owner & Wine Grower of Soter Vineyards


Mendocino, California

Mendocino's Whale Festival
The Mendocino Whale and Wine Festival is an annual spring weekend event. 2004 was its 22 nd year. Visitors can watch gray whales migrate close to shore while enjoying wine tasting, gallery perusing and good meals in the picturesque village of Mendocino. More information.

Margaret Fox Interview
After owning Café Beaujolais in Mendocino, California for 23 years, Margaret is now a coach and business consultant, who translates business questions into productive solutions for creative professionals, small-business owners and “solopreneurs”. More info. margaretfox.com


Napa, California

Lisa Averbuch
Manager for Visitor Activities at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Jeff Dawson
Curator of Gardens at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Peggy Loar
Director/President of COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Peter Marks
Curator of Wine at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Richard Miami
Performance Coordinator at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Kurt Nystrom
Chief Operating Officer at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Burke Owens
Associate Curator of Wine at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Victor Scargle
Executive Chef--Julia's Kitchen at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Betty Teller
Director For Visitor Activities at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.


Monterey, California

Jacques Pepin Interview
Jacques Pepin is one of America’s best-known chefs, food columnists, cookbook authors and cooking teachers. Jacques is currently the host, with his daughter Claudine, of the acclaimed public television series Jacques Pepin Celebrates. He was the personal chef to 3 French heads of state and has been honored by the French government as well as his culinary colleagues for his many contributions to the profession. He is an outspoken advocate of sustainable agriculture, including sustainable seafood, and the author of: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen and other books. More information

Visiting Monterey, California
Sally waxes poetically about the Monterey, California area with its beautiful coastline, world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium, race track, wineries, famous golf courses, B&B’s and great restaurants. More information





Wine Valley Radio Network

Oldies but goodies! These interviews are from 1996 and many of these people were or have become famous.


Wine

Anthony Dias Blue
wine and spirits editor for Bon Appetit

Jack Cakebread
Cakebread Cellars

Chuck Carpy
Freemark Abbey Winery

Jamie & Jack Davies
Schramsberg Vineyards & Cellars

Miljenko "Mike" Grgich
Grgich Hills Cellar

Sharon Tyler Herbst & Ron Herbst
authors of Wine Lover's Companion and Food Lover's Companion

Chris Huffine
former wine and spirits coordinator for The Pebble Beach Company

James Laube
author of California Wine

Margrit & Robert Mondavi
Robert Mondavi Winery

Doug Shafer
Shafer Vineyards

John Thoreen
author and director of Meadowood Wine Center


Food

Jan Birnbaum
Catahoula Restaurant and Saloon

Roy Breiman
former chef de cuisine for The Restaurant at Meadowood

Hugh Carpenter
author of Hot Wok, Hot Chicken & Hot Pasta

Irena Chalmers
author and publisher of numerous food books

Michael Chiarello
Tra Vigne Restaurant, Ajax Tavern

Julia Child
chef, author, television show host

Marcel Desaulniers
chef, author

Traci Des Jardins
former executive chef of Rubicon Restaurant

Fred Halpert
Brava Terrace & Livefire Restaurants

Thomas Keller
The French Laundry & Bouchon Restaurants

James McNair
cookbook author, food stylist

Alice Medrich
founder of Cocolat's, author of chocolate dessert books

Mark Miller
food specialist, restauranteur, author

Joan Nathan
award winning cookbook author and television personality

Claudine & Jacques Pépin
author and television show hosts

Jeff Prather
former restaurant director and cellarmaster at Greystone

Paul Prudhomme
cajun chef and cookbook author

Jean-Georges Vongerichten
jo-jo and Vong Restaurants

Robert Wemischner
author of The Vivid Flavors Cookbook & Gourmet To Go

Roy Yamaguchi
author, chef and owner of Roy's Restaurants

Martin Yan
author, teacher, television show host



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