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The Food Journey

The Food Journey

By A Table For Two
A Table For Two is a production house creating programmes to make you travel through the world of Food & Wine. You will discover different tastes and experiences to better understand other cultures, and feel a greater connection to them. In each episode of The Food Journey, you will hear about a new region or country. With some surprising destinations. You will get an insight into what shaped its cuisine. And you will discover directly from a local chef what is so special and unique about her region’s cuisine, taking as an example a typical and representative dish, with its wine pairing.
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The Food Journey #5 - Alsace with Georges Grunenwald
Hello everyone! I couldn’t resist starting this episode with the legendary comedian Louis de Funès from his movie “Le Grand Restaurant”. You almost don’t need a translation. It is a witty example of the love and hate relationship between France and Germany. And today’s destination of the food journey is Alsace, a region fought over many times by both countries. So let’s move away from the clichés and preconceived ideas and dive into the fascinating culinary culture of Alsace, the land of great food and wine. To get an insight on Alsatian cuisine, our guide today is Chef Georges Grunenwald, a native Alsatian, who is the President of Best of Gastronomie, an international association of Chefs from 135 countries, with more than 100,000 members. The episode is in English. ABOUT THE FOOD JOURNEY We are taking you on a trip to discover culinary cultures across the world. Usually, we will showcase a typical dish that is representative of the region or country we are visiting. ABOUT A TABLE FOR TWO A Table For Two is a production house creating programmes that will make you travel through the world of Food and Wine. You will discover different tastes, experiences and stories to better understand other cultures, feel a greater connection to them, and make you part of a larger community. CONNECT WITH US Website: https://tablefortwo.co Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atablefortwo.live/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atablefortwo.live/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lsJEiRWkXjQT4cCNEM-tA
06:42
February 8, 2021
A Wine With A Cause: Is Change Coming To The Napa Valley?
In this special episode, we are taking you to the Napa Valley. You will hear how Napa came to be a force in the Wine World and what changes are taking place nowadays with the example of Jaime Araujo, founder of Trois Noix. She created a wine with a cause. The interviews are excerpts taken from our Series "One on One". You can watch the full interviews on these links: Jaime Araujo: https://tablefortwo.co/2020/06/04/one-on-one-with-jaime-araujo/ Karen MacNeil: https://tablefortwo.co/2020/06/23/one-on-one-with-karen-macneil/ You can follow, subscribe or like us on your favorite channels: Facebook: bit.ly/ATableForTwo_Facebook Instagram: bit.ly/ATableForTwo_Instagram Anchor (Podcast): bit.ly/ATableForTwo_Anchor Spotify: http://bit.ly/ATableForTwo YouTube bit.ly/ATableForTwo_YouTube
09:34
February 1, 2021
The Food Journey #4 - West Java with Roy Lesmana
Welcome to Pasundan, the land of the Sundanese. The Sundanese are the second largest ethnic group of Indonesia and are based in the region of West Java. To discover the Sundanese cuisine, our guide is Chef Roy Lesmana who actively travels the world to share and teach his passion for his home region cooking. This island country of Indonesia is so vast that it is actually the largest on earth. It is home to more than 17,000 islands and the world’s highest level of biodiversity. With a population of 267m and hundreds of distinctive ethnic and linguistic groups, this country is an amazing array of diversity, cultures, colours and of course cuisine. West Java is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire with high seismic activities and the occasional tsunami. Mountains and volcanoes have their benefits. Mountains allow for more diverse climates. And volcanoes give you rich and fertile volcanic soil. It is no surprise then that the land is very generous. From the traditional dry rice culture to the diversity of vegetables, fruits, spices, tea and coffee, the Sundanese cuisine has plenty to choose from. Due to its strategic location, trading with other regions of the world was crucial to its development. At the same time, these exchanges shaped it. Hindus, Buddhists, Sunni traders, Sufi scholars, Europeans mostly Dutch who ruled it for close to 300 years, Chinese and many others have left their marks. The episode is in English. ABOUT THE FOOD JOURNEY We are taking you on a trip to discover culinary cultures across the world. Usually, we will showcase a typical dish that is representative of the region or country we are visiting. ABOUT A TABLE FOR TWO A Table For Two is a production house creating programmes that will make you travel through the world of Food and Wine. You will discover different tastes, experiences and stories to better understand other cultures, feel a greater connection to them, and make you part of a larger community. Subscribe to our YouTube channel  Or check us out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atablefortwo.live/ Or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atablefortwo.live/
08:06
January 27, 2021
Welcome to The Food Journey
Hi I am Antoine Abou-Samra, your host, and the founder of A Table For Two. I love food and I guess you love food too. To me Food is more than recipes, ingredients and techniques. It’s is our companion through life. In your most beautiful memories, I am sure there was something to eat or drink. You know that we are the only species on earth who has elevated food, its preparation and consumption to an art. Food is used to seduce, connect with others, discover and yes project power. To understand a country’s food and dishes, you need to understand where it comes from, the culture underlying it, the conditions shaping it and the people creating it. So let me take you on a journey Let me take you on The Food Journey. In each episode, you will discover a new food destination, its people, stories and culture. Enjoy the experience. Don’t miss an episode, subscribe to my podcast.
01:04
January 21, 2021
The Food Journey #3 - Albania with Ravajol-Jorgo Hasani
Nestled in central Europe, surrounded by Greece, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, Albania is also open to the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. From the Albanian Alps that makes you feel you are in Switzerland to the beaches of the Adriatic giving you a feel of the Italian Riviera, Albania’s land is very diverse. And if you say diverse in this part of the world, it means an abundance of produces. Fruits, vegetables, meat, mostly lamb, fish and seafood. This place has it all. And that can only mean one thing. Its cuisine draws from these fresh and abundant produces. Albanian story and cuisine have also been shaped by the occupiers of the land, notably the ottoman empire which ruled it for more than 400 years. Today, it’s a country getting modernized at great speed and is an official candidate for membership of the European Union. To get an insight on Albania, Chef Ravajol-Jorgo Hasani will be our guide. He is a star in his home country and the region. Travelling relentlessly across the Mediterranean to promote Albanian cuisine, to which he brings a special touch. The episode is in English and Albanian. ABOUT THE FOOD JOURNEY We are taking you on a trip to discover culinary cultures across the world. Usually, we will showcase a typical dish that is representative of the region or country we are visiting. ABOUT A TABLE FOR TWO A Table For Two is a production house creating programmes that will make you travel through the world of Food and Wine. You will discover different tastes, experiences and stories to better understand other cultures, feel a greater connection to them, and make you part of a larger community. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, check us out on Instagram, or Facebook:
06:24
January 4, 2021
The Food Journey #2 - Sardinia with Gianni Melis
To the west of the Italian peninsula, and just south of Corsica lies a richly diverse island. The second largest in the Mediterranean. On The Food Journey, we are taking you to the beautiful island of Sardinia. Not as well-known as the other Italian regions, Sardinia is a wonder to be discovered. A very long coastline, filled with pristine and clear-blue beaches, snow-capped mountains, rolling hills and beautiful plains, contribute specific ingredients to Sardinian cuisine. The interior brings meat, dairy products, grains and vegetables. While the sea generously offers scampi, bottarga, squid, and tuna. Its rich cuisine is also the result of centuries of influences. Like other small regions, Sardinia had its fair share of empires through the ages: Byzantine, Aragonese, Spanish and Savoyard. They all left a trace in Sardinian rich culture and cuisine. Let’s discover a bit more about the Sardinian cuisine. Today, our guide is Chef Gianni Melis who’s been established in Sardinia for 12 years. The interview is in Italian.
02:56
December 4, 2020
The Food Journey #1 - Costa Rica with Patricia Richer,
It’s a pleasure to welcome back Chef Patricia Richer (La Terrasse, San Jose, Costa Rica). This time we talk about her new book “Essencia”. You can get a copy of the book, you can contact Chef Patricia Richer by email (chef.patricia.frenchcuisine@gmail.com) or on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/chefpatriciaricherdiscipleescoffier/) The interview is in French.
12:26
December 1, 2020
Elisa Fiore Gubellini - Her powerful dream to revolutionize the wine industry
One on One with... Elisa Fiore Gubellini - Part 2 One Special Guest - One Heart to Heart Conversation In Episode 1 of One on One with..., we have the pleasure to welcome Elisa Fiore Gubellini, one of the most famous sommelier in Italy and founder of Wine Angels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elisafioregubellini/ https://www.instagram.com/_wineangels_/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTT-hr_CCnNqNow7zNOEDfA. In Part 2, we discuss the value of studies and what makes you really jump ahead and make money, her passion to make people happy through wine and Italy, her secret to help her in the luxury industry, woman in the wine industry and her dream to revolutionize the wine industry. TIMESTAMP [0:43] Her view on studies [1:59] The drive to make her own success [2:59] Making people happy through her passion for wine and Italy [3:59] The importance of her classics background in the luxury industry [5:54] Woman in the wine industry - What she is trying to change [9:40] Her vision for the future without gender in the world of wine Recorded Live on May 1, 2020 in Trieste, Italy Interview is in English with English subtitles. Watch the videos: Watch the complete Part 2 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NiVMIwrb9K0 Watch the complete Part 1 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PPC0dRgaIiw #atablefortwo #terroir #chateau #wine #winery #sommelier #production #media #trieste #turin #piedmont #italy #interview #foodandwine #live #recording #passion #foodpairing #winetasting #wine #wines #winetime #sommelierlife #sommelierais #ais #winelover
12:08
May 17, 2020
Franck Page & Fabrice Guiberteau – The art of wine pairing and a bit of history…
In Episode 1, our special guests are Chef Franck Page, the executive chef of Phoenicia Intercontinental in Beirut and Fabrice Guiberteau, winemaker and technical director of Château Kefraya in Lebanon. In Part 3, we talk about wine pairing, an example of a dish and culinary habits in ancient times. TIMESTAMP [0:59] Is the wine or the food that decides on the pairing? [2:45] How does one influence the other? [4:55] An example of a dish in relation to Lebanese culinary culture [8:03] On the culinary habits in ancient times [11:10] Parting words RELATED PODCAST Part 1: https://anchor.fm/atablefortwo/episodes/The-Chef--The-Winemaker---S1E1---Franck-Page--Fabrice-Guiberteau---Part-1-edigkb Part 2: https://anchor.fm/atablefortwo/episodes/The-Chef--The-Winemaker---S1E1---Franck-Page--Fabrice-Guiberteau---Part-2-eds8up RELATED VIDEOS Watch Part 1: https://youtu.be/lL4TbGtF4MQ Watch Part 2: https://youtu.be/nTYxWSJ0Kvo Watch Part 3: https://youtu.be/jav9jrZni9I ABOUT THE CHEF AND THE WINEMAKER In A Table For Two new Interview Series, The Chef and the Winemaker, we take a look at the relation between (you guessed!) a chef and a winemaker who know each other well. How does their collaboration work? What do they like in the other’s way of working? What is the dynamic in the relationship between chef, sommelier and winemaker? And many more topics… ABOUT A TABLE FOR TWO How can you understand their creation if you don't know their story... A Table For Two is a production House specialized in culinary/gastronomy shows and events
12:55
May 17, 2020
Elisa Fiore Gubellini - Why is she one of the most famous sommelier in Italy?
One on One with... Elisa Fiore Gubellini - Part 1 One Special Guest - One Heart to Heart Conversation In Part 1, we talked about the current situation in the wine industry in Italy, her life before working in the wine industry, why she started her own business and the choice between being a mother and her career. Recorded Live on May 1, 2020 in Trieste, Italy Interview is in English with English subtitles. Watch the complete Part 1 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PPC0dRgaIiw TIMESTAMP [0:55] Introduction - Wine drinking [2:55] Impact of Covid on her work [5:32] The situation of F&B [6:10] Promoting Italian Wine and Restaurant [7:18] Work as social media manager [7:58] Tasting wine on a daily basis [8:50] Her life before being in the wine industry [10:17] Her first job in the wine industry [12:23] Why she started her own business - the choice between being a mother and her career
15:05
May 12, 2020
The Chef & The Winemaker - S1E1 - Franck Page & Fabrice Guiberteau - Part 2
In Episode 1, our special guests are Chef Franck Page, the executive chef of Phoenicia Intercontinental in Beirut and Fabrice Guiberteau, winemaker and technical director of Château Kefraya in Lebanon. In Part 2, they talk about what attracted them in the work of the other, the importance of the sommelier, what makes a good sommelier and also the added value of their direct relationship. [0:47] What attracted you in the other's work?( Antoine Abou-Samra) [1:29] Work attraction (Franck Page) [3:17] Work attraction (Fabrice Guiberteau) [5:10] The importance of their direct relationship (Antoine Abou-Samra) [6:05] The importance of the sommelier, what makes a good sommelier (Franck Page) [9:33] The importance of the sommelier, his/her role (Fabrice Guiberteau) [12:09] A similar philosophy between the two crafts (Fabrice Guiberteau) Watch the video of the interview on YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel ABOUT THE CHEF AND THE WINEMAKER In A Table For Two new Interview Series, The Chef and the Winemaker, we take a look at the relation between (you guessed!) a chef and a winemaker who know each other well. How does their collaboration work? What do they like in the other’s way of working? What is the dynamic in the relationship between chef, sommelier and winemaker? And many more topics… ABOUT A TABLE FOR TWO How can you understand their creation if you don't know their story... A Table For Two is a production House specialized in culinary/gastronomy shows and events.
13:08
May 10, 2020
The Chef & The Winemaker - S1E1 - Franck Page & Fabrice Guiberteau - Part 1
In Episode 1, our special guests are Chef Franck Page, the executive chef of Phoenicia Intercontinental in Beirut and Fabrice Guiberteau, winemaker and technical director of Château Kefraya in Lebanon. In Part 1, we get to know both our guests and discover how they met and their work philosophy. It’s a passionate plea for nature, things well done and the value of work. [0:25] Introduction (Antoine Abou-Samra) [1:32] Presentation (Franck Page) [3:03] Presentation (Fabrice Guiberteau) [5:09] How did you meet? (Antoine Abou-Samra) [5:30] How we met (Franck Page) [8:13] How we met (Fabrice Guiberteau) [10:45] Both your work philosophy seems to be similar (Antoine Abou-Samra) [11:19] My work philosophy (Fabrice Guiberteau) [12:46] My work philosophy (Franck Page) [15:00] My work philosophy , continued (Fabrice Guiberteau) Watch the video of Part 1 on our YouTube Channel Follow us on Instagram and Facebook ABOUT THE CHEF AND THE WINEMAKER In A Table For Two new Interview Series, The Chef and the Winemaker, we take a look at the relation between (you guessed!) a chef and a winemaker who know each other well. How does their collaboration work? What do they like in the other’s way of working? What is the dynamic in the relationship between chef, sommelier and winemaker? And many more topics… ABOUT A TABLE FOR TWO How can you understand their creation if you don't know their story... A Table For Two is a production House specialized in culinary/gastronomy shows and events.
17:38
May 3, 2020
Les rendez-vous de L'appartement - S1E2 - Interview with Rita El-Khoury - Adyar
In Episode 2 of les rendez-vous de L'appartement, we discover the story of Rita El-Khoury, Executive Director, from Adyar. Recorded live on  February 17, 2020, at L’appartement in Beirut, Lebanon. The interview was conducted in French. Watch the full episode video on https://youtu.be/YHIdK-VQgfE TIMELINE: [0:17]  Introduction [1:52]  Profile and childhood of Rita El-Khoury [3:12]  Departure to Canada and change of culture [4:24]  First contact with wine [5:06]  Wine in Canada [5:25]  Cultural learning in Canada [6:15]  Return to Lebanon. Why Adyar? [7:44]  Clip with Frederic Cacchia (Winemaker/Oenologue). The genesis of  Adyar. [8:58]  Concept of terroir and typicity. Is there a Lebanese wine typicity? [10:12]  Can one recognize Lebanese wines among other wines? [11:17]  The work between the winemaker and the management [13:03]  A story of taste. Does one adapt the taste of the wine to a  specific market? [14:06]  The Adyar wine range and different terroirs [15:09]  Working on export markets. How does Adyar make a place for itself? [16:20]  Is it difficult to create a Lebanon Wine brand? [17:42]  What does it make to have God as a Boss? [18:44]  The Proust Questionnaire (adapted) FACT SHEET Show Title: Les Rendez-Vous De L’appartement Season/Episode: S1E2 Guest(S): Rita El-Khoury Company: http://www.adyar.org.lb/ Sector: Winery Recording Date: February 17, 2020 Recording Location: Beirut, Lebanon Interview Language: French (Mostly…) Subtitles: French And English ABOUT Les rendez-vous de L'appartement Les rendez-vous de L’appartement is a series of #interview showcasing  figures from the #culinary world. For the public on location, the  interview is followed by a #tasting experience. Conducted in an intimate  format, the interviews will reveal the journey and #experiences that  have built these figures and influenced their crafts, products and  #creativity. FOLLOW US Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/atablefortwo.live/ You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lsJEiRWkXjQT4cCNEM-tA Twitter: https://twitter.com/atablefor2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atablefortwo.live/
21:11
March 12, 2020
Les rendez-vous de L'appartement - S1E1 - Chateau Qanafar
On December 9, 2019, Les rendez-vous de L'appartement welcomed the women of Chateau Qanafar: Colette Arslan Naim and her daughter Eva Naim. This podcast covers the full length of the interview. Les rendez-vous de L’appartement is a series of interviews of characters from the culinary world followed by a tasting experience. The interview is conducted in French. Les rendez-vous de L’appartement is a series of a interviews of characters from the culinary world followed by a tasting experience. You can watch a 5' edit on our YouTube channel Follow us on Instagram =================================  Le 9 décembre 2019, Les rendez-vous de L'appartement ont accueilli les femmes de Château Qanafar: Colette Arslan Naim et sa fille Eva Naim. Le podcast couvre la totalité de l'interview. Les rendez-vous de L’appartement est une série d’interviews de personnages du monde culinaire suivis d’une expérience de dégustation. L'entretien est en français. Les rendez-vous de L’appartement est une série d’interviews de personnages du monde culinaire suivies d’une dégustation. Vous pouvez voir un résumé de 5' sur notre chaine YouTube Suivez nous sur Instagram
33:25
December 19, 2019