Oysters for the Holiday's !!!
OTM "Oyster Hero" Jon Rowley just reminded us about Taylor Shellfish Farms ultimate holiday gift for oyster lovers. Celebrate the holidays like the French with oysters on the half shell. Give as a gift or order for yourself four types of oysters in the shell (Olympia, Kumamoto, Totten Inlet Pacific and Totten Inlet Virginica), just harvested from Taylor oyster beds in the legendary, nutrient-rich waters of South Puget Sound. Gift boxes are shipped directly to the recipient's door for festive tasting, comparing and sharing with friends. An unprecedented holiday opportunity for half shell enthusiasts. New this year, for those who would like to settle in with their favorite oyster, we offer gift boxes with only Totten Inlet Virginicas or only Kumamotos.
*Each Holiday Oyster Gift Pack includes an oyster knife, shucking instructions, oyster guide and Jon Rowley's essay "Art of Eating an Oyster"
For those whose holiday traditions include oyster stew, oyster dressing, scalloped or fried oysters or gumbo, Taylor also offers freshly shucked Pacific oyster meats by the pint and half gallon, plump, firm and sweet. Order by the pint or half gallon for holiday stuffing, oyster fry, scalloped oysters, oyster stew or gumbo. Different size meats available.
To order Holiday Oyster packages visit www.taylorshellfish.com or call (360) 432-3341.
Denny Mike Sherman on The Today Show Monday next
Check out OTM's interview with Denny Mike about his great BBQ rubs & sauces, and look for him with Meredith, Matt & Al on Monday morning.
Wine Enthusiast 2009 Wine Star Award Winners, On the Menu
OTM is always delighted when our guests receive well-earned recognition. Among these just-announced awards are Mezzacorona, European Winery of the year - hear Winemaker Lucio Matricardi, program date January 29, 2009; Yalumba, New World Winery of the year, hear Jane Ferrari, April 27, 2008; Innovator of the Year, Wine Library TV, hear Gary Vaynerchuk June 22, 2008. Congratulations to these worthy winners, and award sponsors Southern Wines & Spirits.
OTM Loves Italy - You Can Too!!
So much so that OTM will be spending Christmas in "The Eternal City". Perhaps you can join us there - let us know! But whether you can or not, make a note of 2 special wine events, exclusively for Wine Professionals, for tasting Tuscany's great reds - organized by OTM's good friend Melanie Young and scheduled for February 1 in Chicago & February 4 in NYC. Get more details at www.italianwinemasters.com, or call 212 620 7027.
November 8 program is now available!!
Enjoy Valencia and listen for more again next Sunday.
Glitch in Valencia programs
The November 8 program now in OTM Archives was intended for broadcast November 15 - which is why you'll hear us refer to it as our second program about Valencia. The correct November 8 program will be up there soon, and we'll let you know. In the meantime we're sure you'll enjoy listening to just a part of our Valencia adventure.
Valencia, wonderful Valencia!!
OTM is just back from a great 8-day stay in this fascinating city, a curious combination of history and modernity, and some great gastronomy too! Be sure to tune in to the November 8 and November 15 programs for insightful interviews with just a few of the delicious dining experiences that Valencia and the surrounding countryside has to offer. Founded by the Romans, conquered by the Moors then liberated in 1239, expanded by returning rich Spanish colonians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and spruced up for the 2007 America's Cup sailing event, there's so much to see and do OTM is already planning when to go back to the places that we missed - in particular Alicante and its surrounding villages where there are more dining adventures to be had. We'll be adding some OTM Favorites soon so that you can retrace our steps.
Arrop Richard Camerana, Valencia, Spain - open 15 days & OTM was there!
Another "scoop" for OTM! Chef Ricard Camarena & his wife Mari Carmen were already well known for Arrop in Gandia, a small town south of Valencia. After 4 years of planning & construction aRC opened in a sleek mirrored space nestled in the remains of the 11th century Moorish city wall. Valencian gourmets have already discovered this exciting new dining experience; now OTM is letting the rest of the world know. Expect individualistic dishes intersecting traditional ingredients and the latest cooking techniques, and outstanding service. It's so new taxi drivers don't know where it is! www.arrop.com for details of both aRC Valencia and Arrop Gandia which will stay open. Listen for our interview with Chef Ricard in an upcoming program.
Plum at Eastside Pittsburgh IS OPEN
Despite the smashed front entrance (hit by an out of control van) owners Kathy Ye and George Lee Plum is open and flourishing. We had a great dinner there last evening. They're busy so be sure to make a reservation and tell them OTM sent you. http://www.plumpanasiankitchen.com/, 412 363 7586
October 18 program now up in OTM Audio Archives
We traced the problem to a family illness crisis with a member of the OTM production team. The program is now accessible.