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FOOD & WINE TALK is back!

Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon

With Hosts Carole Kotkin and Simone Diament on WDNA 88.9 FM Serious Jazz

Food & Wine Talk, a culinary, cultural and lifestyle one-hour Radio program will now air weekly from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will simultaneously webcast on the Internet: live on and with permanent access to the show and its audio archives on

  • Carole Kotkin, is the manager of The Cooking School at The Ocean Reef Club. She is also food editor of Wine News Magazine, a syndicated Miami Herald food columnist, and co-author of MMMMiami-Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere. She was editor of the first South Florida Zagat Restaurant Guide.
  • Simone Zarmati Diament, the founding publisher and editor of The South Florida Gourmet and, is food editor of Gables Living magazine. She was editor of the first food supplement in a major Buenos Aires daily newspaper, and editor-in-chief of New York City in The Pocket.
  • They will be joined by wine expert Michael Bittel, co-owner of Sunset Corners Fine Wines and Liquors.

Food & Wine Talk will cover a variety of topics on all aspects of food, wine, books and travel to provide a listening experience at the cutting-edge of the food and wine scene with a dash of energy and innovation.

The Show will feature chefs and their recipes, new products and produce, restaurant reviews, interviews with cookbook authors and wine makers, food and wine destinations, and will answer questions on everything from ingredients to techniques.

Food & Wine Talk, is produced by

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Thursday April 7 through Saturday April 10

Thursday, April 7, 6 - 6:45 p.m. VIP Tasting; 7 - 9:30 p.m. general Admission to Taste and Toast ($150 VIP; $75 general admission in adcance/$100 at the door) fine wine tasting with a tour around the world featuring more than 60 wines as well as culinary delights from some of Miami's top dining spots.

Friday, April 8: Swing and Sip 2nd annual United Way/Sunset Corners golf classic in partnership with Carlton Fields Westview Country Club, 2601 Gratigny Parkway, Miami

Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. Food,Friends and Fun interactive dinner with Chef Govind Armstrong of Table 8.

Saturday 9: Black Tie Black-tie Glamour and Spirited Bidding: A Gala Dinner with Fine Wine Live auction.

For Tickets and information, visit or call 786-596-WINE .

In benefit of Baptist Health And United Way

Every Friday and Monday from 6-10 pm Fritz and Frantz Miami Bierhaus is now offering music galore with No Cover charge. Every Monday Bierhaus Boogie with Piano Bob and friends, and bands such as Ike and Valerie Woods Blues Trio, the Baboons (Friday, April 8th), Big City (Friday, April 15th), and a night of Great Music with National Blues Competition winner Joey Gilmore and his Band on the Plaza. Fritz and Frantz Miami Bierhaus. 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL - 33134 Tel:305.774.1883

To celebrate the end of Japan's sake brewing season and the April release of the unpasteurized namazake sake(spring sake), SUSHISAMBA locations nationwide will offer from April 12th through April 16th $59 sake inspired "omasake" tasting menus accompanied by $10 sake pairings, a fifty percent discount on most sakes and a "Sushi and Sake" seminar led by leading experts. A traditional "omasake" menu is a multi-course Japanese tasting menu with items like Wellfleet Oysters on Ice with yuzu-sake gelee; Sake-Soy Marinated Veal Tenderloin prepared with shoju glazed foie gras and Japanese succotash; Bass Kanpachi with plum ponzu sauce and Roast Ginger Cake served with sake-lemon grass sorbet and lemon confit. Wednesday, April 13th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be a two-hour seminar and cooking class with Corporate Beverage Director Paul Tanguay and Sushi Chef Toshio Furihata. SUSHISAMBA dromo, 600 Lincoln Road, South Beach, 305-673-5337.Cost: $60.

On Thursday, April 28, 2005, the 2nd Annual Dining Out For Life program in benefit of AIDS is a one-day charity event during which South Florida's top restaurants will donate 25% of their proceeds that day to provide medical services and to support HIV/AIDS research, education, prevention, and treatment. All participating restaurants in the one-day event are asked to donate 25% of that day's proceeds to APFL. To check the list of participating restaurants visit
Last year's Dining Out For Life event included 84 restaurants and 160 volunteers and raised over $38,000. More than 2,500 restaurants a year donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special night of dining. Over $2 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of agencies throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $600, all money raised in these cities stays there.
To become a participating restaurant or an official sponsor at this years 2nd Annual Dining Out for Life April 28, 2005 please call 305.571.7525 or contact APFL at 954.537.4111 ext. 120 or visit

to work part time for a group of women who are currently in a safe haven due to Domestic Violence. The women have been offered the opportunity of signing up for a 12 week course which will focus on preparing them for a future as a Chef here in Miami. The course is already written and is waiting for the right Female (only) chef to train them. This is a paying position: The pay is 20.00 per hour and the work week will be around 40 hours. It is for a very worthy cause and helps to empower these women to be able to stand on their own and not be thrown back into the same abusive relationship. please call (305) 662-2988 or e-mail or The working hours are from around 9:00 am -1:30 PM during the week only. Feeding the Mind Foundation, Inc., is an educational institute that will provide Basic Culinary and Baking Arts education to women who do not have the financial means to pursue the skills requisite for employment in the food service industry. Highest priority is given to women who have been victims of domestic violence, formerly homeless or have experienced personal challenges in their lives.

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