Nicholas Harary and John Kafarski
Hooray: Soft drink manufacturers have agreed to remove all sodas from grammar schools and have only sugar free soft drinks in high schools. The announcement was made by the William J. Clinton Foundation's "Alliance for a Healthier Generation".
Boo: What are they thinking in Chicago? The city has banned the sale of foie gras. Previous guest Chef Rick Tramonto said "Government shouldn't be dictating what we eat." Mayor Daily also weighed in on the topic. "We have children getting killed by gang leaders and dope dealers," Mr. Daley said, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. "We have real issues here in this city. And we're dealing with foie gras? Let's get some priorities."
John Kafarski, our sommelier at both Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi is pursuing his Master Sommelier certification. No easy feat. There are only about 125 people in the world with this certification. The process takes years, lots of reading and three levels of exams including serving current Master Sommeliers and passing a blind tasting.
Podcast Date: 6/12/2006