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What Is American Food?

A variation of Tony's Great Grandmother's Chow-chow, an "American" dish with diverse regional treatments. Credit - Tony Foreman/Instagram

Within each of us reside histories of heritage and tradition. Food and connecting around the table are common threads that tie all of those histories together. On this week's live episode, Tony and Cindy open up the phone lines to hear what American food means to you. Listeners share the dishes and flavors handed down to them though the generations and the ways they have synthesized those histories with their own experience to create our modern American table.

Tony Foreman is the founder and co-owner of Baltimore's premier restaurant company, Foreman Wolf, comprised of six restaurants and two retail wine stores. The combined staff is over 350 employees and has been a major driving force in putting Baltimore on the map in the world of fine wines and dining.
Cindy Wolf is the executive chef at Charleston and was a 2006, 2008, and 2014 James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic. Chef Wolf's cuisine is backed by French fundamentals and grounded in preparations that emphasize the natural flavors of the very finest products.