S6 E5 Aldo Sohm, John Morisano and Mashama Bailey, Caitlin Henderson
On the Podcast: Aldo Sohm, John Morisano and Mashama Bailey, and Caitlin Henderson

In this episode, meet world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, author of Wine Simple, restaurant co-founders Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano, authors of Black, White, and the Grey, and blogger Caitlin Henderson, author of Faith, Farming, and Family. Go behind the mic as each of these authors shares stories of the role that food, wine, community, and family play in each of their lives—from founding beloved restaurants to chronicling life on a farm.

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Named one of the Best Cookbooks of the Year by FOOD52. From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, Wine Simple is a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation. Learn the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tips—key varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home. Imbued with Aldo’s insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and delightfully fun.

In Black, White, and The Grey, a dual memoir, Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano take turns sharing how they went from tentative business partners to dear friends while turning a dilapidated formerly segregated Greyhound bus station into The Grey, now one of the most celebrated restaurants in the country. This is a story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens and a White media entrepreneur from Staten Island who built a relationship and a restaurant in the Deep South, hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture.

In Faith, Farming, and Family, Christian blogger Caitlin Henderson reflects on everything from wayward tractors to watching a marriage grow as she and her family work together on their farm.

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