Guest Picks: Eric Asimov

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New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about wine and food pairings, along with his collaborator Florence Fabricant. He also told us about his love old country music and cream biscuits. Find out what else he's a fan of!

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you? 

         Michael Sam kissing his partner at NFL draft, as unexpected yet perfectly logical as it was moving.
         Reading NYT page 1 story on continuing poverty in Appalachia, 50 years after LBJ’s war on poverty.


What are you listening to right now?

         iPod shuffle – the choices are vast and random


What’s the last great book you read? 

         I’m not sure if it qualifies as great but Mark Lewisohn’s “Tune In,” Vol.1 of his history of the Beatles, is an awe-inspiring academic achievement.


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect? 

         Old country & mountain music


What’s your favorite comfort food? 

         Cream biscuits