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First Aired - 10/27/2011 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week U Look Hungry goes truffle hunting with young entrepreneur (he's 19!) and truffle tycoon Ian Purkayastha who founded Tartufi Unlimited and PAQ Importers. Ian talks to host Helen Hollyman about how he got the collecting bug at a young age-- first with gems and then importing truffles from Europe at age 15. Tune in to learn about what it is exactly about truffles that makes people go crazy and why chefs will spend up to $5000 for a pound for them. Find out how truffles are foraged, and the complex process that it takes to get them from Europe to New York given that they only have a shelf life of four days. For any person who wants to start their own business or has an entrepreneurial spirit this episode is not to miss! This episode is sponsored by Hearst Ranch.


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First Aired - 10/21/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on A Taste of the Past Linda delves into the luxurious world of the truffle, and speaks to Vincent Jeanseaume of Sabatino Tartufi. Vincent and Linda take a look at the many varieties of truffle available (or not-so-available), why truffle oil is only a half-accurate moniker, and the many delicious things Vincent and others can do with this versatile fungus. Linda also relates a personal experience involving a hundred dollar stinky Italian truffle. This episode was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.


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First Aired - 01/22/2014 10:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Born and raised in the Detroit area of Michigan, Alexander took his first restaurant job nearby at Morels a Michigan Bistro in Bingham Farms. While his initial motivation was to pay for college, he found he was truly inspired by working alongside Morels’ Master Sommelier, Madeline Triffon. Yet another one of those opportunities came along as Dining Room Captain at Michael Mina’s Saltwater and Bourbon Steak in Detroit, MI. There Alexander met Michael Mina’s Wine Director, Rajat Parr, whose influence prompted him to take the next step in his career, and along with it, a move to the San Francisco Bay Area. When it comes to wine and food enjoyed together, Alexander believes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. He favors an approach to wine that minimizes complexity, emphasizes pleasure and makes people comfortable with their own taste, knowledge and budget. That said, he happens to be a Master Sommelier candidate and is also reaching for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust diploma. Alexander is hesitant to commit to a favorite wine. From crisp whites to earthy reds and even dessert wines, he claims to have no bias but is a fan of grower-producers. If truly pressed he’ll confess a weakness for Champagne, low in alcohol, high in acidity, refreshing and delicious with just about anything! This program has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center. Today's music provided by Four Lincolns.

"One of the most important things to us was to be non-pretentious in everything that we were doing, because you don't have to spend a lot of money to get good service or to get a great product." [24:00]

"I try to stay away from any dogma if I can. I believe in well made wine that's well executed and delicious." [28:30]

Alex LaPratt on In The Drink


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