Mouthful presents a very special rebroadcast of last winter’s interview with cookbook author Sheila Lukins, who died last week of brain cancer. Joining in is Julee Rosso, co-founder of The Silver Palate and co-author of The Silver Palate series of books, who speaks from her home in Michigan about the death of her colleague and the impact their work had on America.
Mouthful focuses on two topics – First, Maria Hunt talks about her new book “The Bubbly Bar,” filled with innovative sparkling wine cocktails. Next, we take a road trip to Bulgaria, where VINI is producing premium wines at bargain prices. Vance Petrunoff of the Sonoma-based importer, Bulgarian Master Vintners, join host Michele Anna Jordan to explore accessible, affordable wines from eastern Europe, including a sauvignon blanc that weighs in at just 12.5 percent alcohol and sells in the US for $ 7.99.
Mouthful welcomes chef Terrell Bernier of New Orleans and Alan Linsley of Nonesuch school to discuss “Remembering Hurricane Katrina,” a benefit coming up on August 29.
Mouthful heads to Hawaii to explore kava kava, or awa, the sacred beverage of the Polynesian triangle. This episode focuses on contemporary awa, with a visit to an awa bar in downtown Hilo and a chat with an awa vendor at the Hilo farmers market.
Mouthful continues its tradition of joining in the annual celebration of the Gravenstein Apple at the Sebastopol Farmers Market. This year’s guests include historian Gaye LeBaron, Carol Kozlowski of Kozlowski Farms and Stan DeVoto of DeVoto Farms, with a special “appearance” by The Fondettes.