Savoring Sonoma Savoring Sonoma: The Hour is about the many beautiful, delicious, significant, and memorable elements of Sonoma County that not only enrich our lives and our community, but the world in general. You'll hear conversations about what's importantly delicious in Sonoma County, with folks you'll be glad you met.Host Clark Wolf is a nationally recognized, James Beard Award-winning food and restaurant consultant, author, and columnist who now lives in what he calls "the Eden of All the Earth," in a 100-year-old logger's cabin in the Redwoods of Sonoma County. Hear Savoring Sonoma: The Hour every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 6 pm on KRCB 104.9 FM.
Savoring Sonoma

Savoring Sonoma

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Savoring Sonoma: The Hour is about the many beautiful, delicious, significant, and memorable elements of Sonoma County that not only enrich our lives and our community, but the world in general. You'll hear conversations about what's importantly delicious in Sonoma County, with folks you'll be glad you met.Host Clark Wolf is a nationally recognized, James Beard Award-winning food and restaurant consultant, author, and columnist who now lives in what he calls "the Eden of All the Earth," in a 100-year-old logger's cabin in the Redwoods of Sonoma County. Hear Savoring Sonoma: The Hour every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 6 pm on KRCB 104.9 FM.

Most Recent Episodes

Chef Rogelio Garcia on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Rogelio Garcia is the star chef, and Executive Chef of the two restaurants at Calistoga's Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley. One is an all day, indoor/outdoor sparkling perch called Truss. The other, sporting a Michelin Star, is called Auro. Rogelio Garcia is the star chef, and Executive Chef of the two restaurants at Calistoga's Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley. One is an all day, indoor/outdoor sparkling perch called Truss. The other, sporting a Michelin Star, is called Auro. Garcia, born in Mexico City, moved to California at 15 with his single mom, spending time in LA and Napa, and has worked his way through some of the region's most celebrated and stellar kitchens, including Douglas Keane's Cyrus, Thomas Keller's French Laundry and Traci des Jardins' The Commissary, among others. Today he's a finalist for Best Chef California for the James Beard Awards, slated to be announced the day after this episode is scheduled to air. Host Clark Wolf speaks with the talented and excited chef about his evolution as a cook and chef and what's it's like to be in the company of some legendary culinary stars.

Chef Rogelio Garcia on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Chris Smith and Phil Rosenthal on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Two great story tellers are welcomed to Savoring Sonoma in this week's episode. First it's long time Press Democrat Columnist Chris Smith, talking about everything from multigenerational farm families to chatting up an emerging local food star called Guy Fieri long before the world knew his name. Then it's a long distance chat with a master chronicler who travels the world in search of the very best bites, folks and cultures. It's Phil Rosenthal, now in his 7 th season of Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. Host Clark Wolf will have the pleasure of moderating an appearance with the food phemom on the stage of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on June 6 th . Join us for this preview and some charming, heartwarming chat.

Chris Smith and Phil Rosenthal on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

NYU panel discussion with editors of Practicing Food Studies

It's hard to fathom that this effort to develop and establish Food Studies programs, and therefore an all new academic discipline, happened way back in 1996. Since that time some form of this good work has emerged all across the country. Some of the extraordinary people who pioneered and lead this good work have gathered their own writings and that of other smart folks and have produced a wonderful, important book, "Practicing Food Studies." Today, you'll hear directly from these educators and editors of the book: Amy Bentley, Fabio Parasecoli, and Krishnendu Ray, and, of course, from the powerhouse who made it all possible, Marion Nestle. Marion wrote the forward for the book.

NYU panel discussion with editors of Practicing Food Studies

Bob and Jill Giacomini on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese has been in the making since 1959, when Bob and Dean Giacomini built their dairy farm off Tomales Bay to start making milk their livelihood. After expanding the heard into the mid 90's it all became too stressful and so the family's daughters returned home from various independent careers to begin producing what has become a collection of award winning cheeses. Patriarch Bob is joined in the studio by his daughter Jill Giacomini-Basch for an intimate and inspiring conversation about family, farming, and cheese. Jill is Co-CEO with her sister Lynn Giacomini-Stray.

Bob and Jill Giacomini on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Dr. Gail Myers on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

In her work as a cultural anthropologist, Dr. Gail Myers noted the lack of support at all levels of government and industry for black farmers. In 2004, she co-founded Farms to Grow in Oakland, CA to work in partnership with African American farmers and other farmers of color to sustain their farms, and in collaboration with various grassroots and coalition-based organizations locally and globally. Dr. Myers joins host Clark Wolf for a lively, moving and inspiring conversation about all she does and all she hopes to achieve.

Dr. Gail Myers on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Albert Straus on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Join host Clark Wolf as he speaks with this year's Grand Award for Outstanding Leadership recipient for the Second Annual NorCal Public Media Food and Wine Awards. The event will be held on Saturday, March 30 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Albert Straus is an industry pioneer and founder of Straus Family Creamery, the first 100% certified organic creamery in the U.S., and he's changing the landscape of dairy farming in this country. The Dairy (farm) was started by his father Bill in 1941 and in 1994 under Albert's management, it became the first certified organic Dairy west of the Mississippi. Listen in to learn about his work, the challenges facing farms and creameries today, plans for the future and his deep and abiding love of really great ice cream.

Albert Straus on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Jonathan Bravo on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Jonathan Bravo is this week's guest on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour, hosted by Clark Wolf. Bravo is the Bilingual Garden Specialist at Landpath's Bayer Farm in the heart of Santa Rosa's Roseland neighborhood. More than 100 families tend their own community garden spots while some 16 different cultures and ethnicities are represented. We learn about the many outreach, educational and community gathering events and programs in this magical spot in a region of extraordinary bounty. Learn about Brovo's journey from math and science teacher in Mexico to inspirational garden leader right here in our midst.

Jonathan Bravo on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour

Susan Gilmore on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: February 25, 2024)

Join host Clark Wolf as he gets deep into lively conversation with Susan Gilmore, Founder and Executive Director of North Bay Children's Center. They talk about the power and importance of early education and experience with food, farm gardening, and nutrition, their NBCC's signature program Garden of Eatin' and so much more. Together they will be Co-Hosting this year's NorCal Public Media Food and Wine Awards, so listen in for a preview of that showcase celebration!

Susan Gilmore on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: February 25, 2024)

Nick Schwanz and Spencer Scott of Solar Punk Farms on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: Fe...

This week, as we're Savoring Sonoma, we get to visit for the hour with Nick Schwanz and Spencer Scott of Solar Punk Farms , sitting just outside of Guerneville, on Armstrong Woods Road. They've founded and are growing a new kind of effort to offer positive, regenerative and uplifting options for living and community, not the sort of nihilistic, apocalyptic visions of those other punks, slam and steam. They've spent three years bringing the land back to life and now, with fiscal oversite sponsorship secured, are planning new efforts and events and brining folks to this beautiful nine plus acres that wander past the planted farm garden, across a meadow and up into the redwoods. It's a lively and uplifting conversation.

Nick Schwanz and Spencer Scott of Solar Punk Farms on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: Fe...

June Michaels and Hector Alvarez on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: January 28, 2024)

This time on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour host Clark Wolf speak with two of the very special local folks who will be honored on March 30 th at the Second Annual NorCal Public Media Food and Wine Awards. First up is the indefatigable June Michaels, founder and powerhouse of Sonoma Food Runners. Their motto is Feed Bellies, Not Landfill. Here's seems to be to eliminate waste while feeding, caring for and sharing with everyone. Then it's Hector Alvarez of Hector's Honey who shares his fascinating story of growing up farming, learning from his father, bee keeping, growing, surviving fire and drought and other natural surprises to bring us an extremely broad range of thoughtfully raised and delicious foods right out of our own precious earth.

June Michaels and Hector Alvarez on Savoring Sonoma: The Hour (Aired: January 28, 2024)