THE TERROIR PODCAST
France is home to thousands of wines, thousands of cheeses, and countless recipes – almost all of which are inextricable from their local terroir. Terroir is a word that inextricably links foods, wines, and more to the places they're from and the people who make them. Let culinary journalist Emily Monaco and chef and wine expert Caroline Conner take you through the ins and outs of France's phenomenal regional richness.
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Emily Monaco is an American food and beverage writer based in Paris for over a decade. From dipping Maroilles in coffee to seeking out some of the last producers of black "Brie noir" to discovering the volcanic cellars where Saint-Nectaire is aged, she's passionate about telling stories about French cheese and the people who make it. Her work has previously been published by the BBC, EatingWell, Atlas Obscura, Vice, and more. Find her on Instagram @Emily_in_France. Emily also hosts PUR's Navigating the French.
Caroline Conner is a British American wine expert who got her start doing competitive blind tasting during her undergrad at the University of Oxford. After that she earned a culinary diploma from Le Cordon Bleu and her Wine & Spirits Education Trust Diploma. She's worked in food & wine for over a decade across London, Paris, and San Francisco. She settled in Lyon and founded Lyon Wine Tastings in 2018, before pivoting online in 2020 as Wine Dine Caroline. Caroline also hosts PUR's Wine Dine Caroline's Happy Hour.
Emily and Caroline have previously collaborated together in Season One of the Chez Toi podcast.