Monday, January 16, 2017

1/16 ANGELA JACKSON, NAPA VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK, FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY, CHRISTOPHER CZARNECKI, THE JOEL PALMER HOUSE

ANGELA JACKSON, DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS, VISIT NAPA VALLEY - HERE TO CHAT ABOUT NAPA VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK (JAN. 22-29) & FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY (MARCH 22 – 26) 

BOOK NOW FOR NAPA VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK: JANUARY 22-29, 2017
Napa Valley Restaurant Week provides both visitors and residents with an added incentive to experience a new restaurant or revisit a favorite. The weeklong promotion, Jan. 22 – 29, 2017, offers diners a choice of a two-course lunch for $20 per person, or a three-course dinner for $36 or $46 per person.  Each chef has created menus to celebrate the season and many of the restaurants offer optional wine pairings at an additional cost.  To view the complete list of restaurants participating in Napa Valley Restaurant Week, visit VisitNapaValley.com/RestaurantWeek.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY MARCH 22 – 26 
A FIVE DAY FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND WINE BENEFITING THE CIA

Individual tickets for Flavor! Napa Valley, March 22 – 26, 2017, which supports programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Greystone Campus in St. Helena, CA, are now available for purchase online at FlavorNapaValley.com.

Flavor! Napa Valley takes place during Napa Valley’s “Cabernet Season” (November through April) and celebrates both Napa Valley and CIA graduate chefs and winemakers with five days of exclusive food and wine experiences that bring out the best flavors of the legendary Napa Valley. The complete Flavor! Napa Valley schedule, as well as exclusive hotel packages at Silverado Resort and Spa and other Napa Valley lodging partners may be found at FlavorNapaValley.com. Multi-day ticket packages are also available.

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CHRISTOPHER CZARNECKI -CHEF/OWNER FROM THE JOEL PALMER HOUSE JOINS US TO CHAT ABOUT SOUP FOR NATIONAL SOUP MONTH

Chef and food expert Christopher Czarnecki shares details of how his family restaurant has been around for 100 years and industry trends in regards to soup.

About Joel Palmer, the Oregon Pioneer
Joel Palmer was one of Oregon’s preeminent pioneers who left Indiana in 1845 to make his long way West. As leader of one of three wagon trains headed for Oregon, Palmer soon exhibited the leadership qualities for which he became famous. Joel Palmer co-founded the town of Dayton in 1848 and built this home in 1857. It is said that the town of Dayton is named after the hometown of Chris Taylor, a close friend.

The Czarnecki Family
Our family business took shape when my great-grandfather, Joseph Czarnecki, opened Joe’s Tavern in 1916 in Reading, Pennsylvania. His son, Joseph Jr., carried on the tradition, transforming the original tavern into Joe’s Restaurant and changing the focus to fine dining and wine with wild mushrooms (a family passion) as the centerpiece. My father, Jack Czarnecki, followed in his father’s footsteps, taking Joe’s Restaurant to a new level while maintaining the mushroom theme. My parents’ dream to combine fine cuisine, great mushroom hunting, and world-class wine was fully realized in 1996 when they purchased The Joel Palmer House and moved the restaurant West.

Christopher Czarnecki's commitment to fine dining was imprinted on him early, literally from the age of 9, when he was allowed to fill the water glasses at his parents' restaurant - originally called Joe’s Restaurant and located in Reading, PA and now, The Joel Palmer House, a landmark in Oregon's wine country. The world of his childhood was a world of fresh local ingredients, fine wines, busy kitchens, and grateful, happy diners – a world he knew he would inhabit as an adult. Czarnecki stepped out of that world for three years in 2003, when he joined the Army, working in food service, including a year of service in Iraq. During the time when Christopher was “cooking in combat boots” he learned the art of precision, and of course, following the rules. Christopher’s covert attempt at spicing up a dish with herbs and butter at one dinner only earned him 50 pushups, rather than the certain gratitude of his comrades. Chris regards his time in the dining hall as a learning opportunity, and was happy to return to a region where his creativity is fed and supported by the abundance of the area. Beginning in 2006, Christopher made his way back to The Joel Palmer House kitchen, taking over the reins from his father, Jack Czarnecki, as chef in 2007. His parents retired in 2008. In 2014, Chris and his wife, Mary, opened their 2nd restaurant, "The Barlow Room" in Dayton. Designed from the ground up to complement The Joel Palmer House, this new venue is open for lunch, on Sundays, and for special events and catering. The historic bar, casual menu, family friendly atmosphere, craft beers and cocktails make this the go-to local hang out for locals and winery folks. Czarnecki revels in the bounty of the restaurants' location in Dayton, in the heart of Oregon's Pinot Noir country. Czarnecki continues the family tradition of cooking with wild mushrooms, building his menu around whatever local mushrooms his foragers bring to the back door of the kitchen, along with other seasonal specialties. Czarnecki and his wife, Mary, are building their own vegetable gardens in order to provide “hyper-local” produce to the restaurant as well as a mushroom cultivation patch on the property. On the wine side, the cellar at The Joel Palmer House reflects Czarnecki's passion for the best local wines. With more than 500 Oregon Pinot noir wines on the list, and a Wine Spectator “Best of” Award of Excellence since 2010, Christopher often spends time in the cellar with a glass of Pinot noir reflecting on the life he’s built in The Joel Palmer House.

 WWW.JOELPALMERHOUSE.COM

Friday, January 13, 2017

01/13 LAKERS DIET DOCTOR CATE SHANAHAN, DEEP NUTRITION: WHY YOUR GENES NEED TRADITIONAL FOOD, KEVIN DELANEY, SCIENCE CHANNEL’S NEW SERIES STREET SCIENCE, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

LAKERS DIET DOCTOR CATE SHANAHAN – HERE TO EXPLAIN WHY VEGETABLE OIL IS YOUR BRAIN’S WORST ENEMY

You’ve heard of the cover-ups in the tobacco and sugar industries that prevented the public from learning about the toxic effects of these two products. There’s one more giant industry cover-up you haven’t heard about yet.

Vegetable oil—canola oil, soy oil, corn oil and more. Over the past half century, without anyone noticing, these highly processed industrial products have gradually taken over our diets and become the mainstay of the family meal. The most common vegetable oil is soy, and today the average American consumes nearly 2000x the amount of soy oil as in 1909.

DEEP NUTRITION: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food (Flatiron Books; Hardcover; January 3, 2017) by Lakers Diet Doc Cate Shanahan, MD with an assist from Luke Shanahan is the antidote. It shows exactly how vegetable oil slowly but inevitably erodes away your health, how vitally healthy people were not too long ago, and paves the way for you to reclaim the health you deserve.

Once a world-class athlete plagued by debilitating injuries, physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan was determined to cure her own ailments. So she researched the diets from around the world proven to help people live longer, healthier lives—diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawan, and The Blue Zones—and identified four common nutritional habits that for generations have unfailingly produced strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders.

These four nutritional strategies form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet”:
·       Fresh food
·       Fermented and sprouted foods
·       Meat cooked on the bone
·       Organ meats

Not all food is created equal. Real food contains ordered information that can direct our cellular growth in a positive way. Our family history does not determine our destiny. What you eat interacts with your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.
By adhering to this Human Diet, Dr. Cate cured her own ailments and has since helped countless patients and readers of the original self-published edition of DEEP NUTRITION achieve their own optimum health.

Cutting through conflicting nutritional ideologies, DEEP NUTRITION combines science with common sense to illustrate how the traditions of our ancestors can help us all lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.

Catherine Shanahan, M.D. is a board certified family physician. She trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She practiced medicine in Hawaii for a decade, where she studied enthnobotany, as well as the culinary habits of her healthiest patients. She currently runs a metabolic health clinic in Denver, Colorado and serves as the Director of the Los Angeles Lakers PRO Nutrition Program.

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KEVIN DELANEY – HOST OF SCIENCE CHANNEL’S OFF-BEAT NEW SERIES, STREET SCIENCE

Watch it Rain Fire…
Witness a Man-Made Fire Tornado…
See a Leaf Blower Morph Into a Hover Craft…

It May Look Impossible But it’s All Science on Science Channel’s Off-Beat New Series, Street Science.

Talk with Host Kevin Delaney About His Unusual Experiments and Get a Peak at the Mind-Blowing Clips!

Viewers will recognize Kevin Delaney as the resident science guy stunning late night viewers on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He is Director of Visitor Experience at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, AR. By day, Kevin performs science experiments for kids and inspires adults at night with his Science after Dark program which motivates families to inquire, interact and get involved with science.

Kevin is one of the newest faces of Science Channel and stars in the network’s upcoming series Street Science. Kevin leaves his lab behind to hit the streets for experiments that are so unusual and unexpected they will blow your mind. Combining scientific method with curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity, these larger than life demos produce fire, explosions and colorful reactions as Kevin’s side kick Darren Dyk catches it all with amazing slow motion footage that provides insight of what the eye can’t normally see.

In Science Channel’s all-new series STREET SCIENCE, science guy Kevin Delaney leaves his lab behind to hit the streets for experiments that are so unusual, off-beat, and so unexpected they will blow your mind. Combining scientific method with curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity, these larger than life demos produce fire, explosions and colorful reactions as Kevin’s side kick Darren Dyk catches it all with amazing slow motion footage that provides insight of what the eye can’t normally see.

STREET SCIENCE premieres Wed., Jan. 11 at 10PM. 

At the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, AK, Kevin performs science experiments for kids by day and inspires adults at night with his Science after Dark program which motivates families to inquire, interact and get involved with science. Seen previously on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kevin stuns audiences at the museum and millions of late night viewers across the country as he takes everyday elements and combines them in a way that surprise and astound.

“Kevin Delaney is science magician, performing mind blowing stunts on the streets-- and yet, there's no trickery or sleight of hand, as he reveals the everyday science behind fire, rockets, explosions and more,” said Marc Etkind, General Manager of Science Channel.

Mind blowing and unique experiments featured on STREET SCIENCEthis season will include exploring the fiery side of science by making it rain fire and dazzling onlookers with a man-made fire tornado; turning leaf blowers into homemade hovercrafts; impressing a crowd by making an instant nitrogen cloud; and visiting a salon to share a surprising use for their hydrogen peroxide.

STREET SCIENCE is produced for Science Channel by Spectrum Productions where Guy Nickerson and Lauren Williams are executive producers. For Science Channel, Kyle McCabe serves as executive produceer.

WWW.SCIENCECHANNEL.COM



STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

01/12 FITNESS AND NUTRITION COACH ADAM ROSANTE, FITNESS & NUTRITION GOALS, LEON GRICE, NEW ZEALAND WINES

WORLD-RENOWNED FITNESS AND NUTRITION COACH ADAM ROSANTE SHARES 30 SECOND HACKS TO HELP STAY ON TRACK WITH YOUR FITNESS & NUTRITION GOALS

World-renowned Fitness and Nutrition Coach Shares 30 Second Hacks to Help Stay on Track with Your Fitness & Nutrition Goals

The start of a new year is always full of promise, hope and holiday remorse. We spend too much money and pack on a few extra pounds during the holiday season and then promise to change our ways in the New Year. Unfortunately, we are over-ambitious and the resolutions rarely stick.

Take a look at some New Year’s Resolutions by the Numbers, courtesy of Statistic Brain Research Institute:
•         45% of Americans usually make resolutions each year
•         85% of resolutions are centered on self-improvement & weight loss
•         64% of people give up on their resolutions by the third week of January

People cite lack of money and time as the reasons they give up so quickly. But the good news is, 30 seconds is all it takes to stay on track. World-renowned fitness and nutrition coach, Adam Rosante, has teamed up with Pure Protein, maker of delicious protein bars, snacks, powders and shakes, to show how you can stay on track with your fitness and nutrition goals all year long without an expensive gym membership or elaborate meal plan.    

As a private coach to A-list actors and professional athletes, creator of The People’s Bootcamp and author of, the #1 best-sellers “The 30-Second Body: Eat Clean, Train Dirty and Live Hard,” and “Super Smoothie Revolution,” Adam is available to discuss/demonstrate:
•         30 second fitness hacks you can do anytime, anywhere
•         Quick and tasty recipes to help fuel the day without a ton of time or effort
•         Protein-packed snacks for energy on the go


LEON GRICE - NEW ZEALAND CONSUL-GENERAL, LOS ANGELES - TALKING NEW ZEALAND WINES

ABOUT NZ WINE: 
New Zealand is a land like no other. New Zealand Wine is an experience like no other. Our special combination of soil, climate and water, our innovative pioneering spirit and our commitment to quality all come together to deliver pure, intense and diverse experiences. In every glass of New Zealand Wine is a world of pure discovery. Welcome to our world.

Regions
New Zealand extends 1,600km (1000 miles) from sub-tropical Northland (36° S) to the world’s most southerly grape growing region Central Otago (46° S). Vineyards benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate (no vineyard is more than 120km, or 80 miles, from the ocean) with long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes.

New Zealand wine is distinctive for its purity, vibrancy and intensity. The long ripening period - a result of cool temperatures - allows flavour development whilst retaining fresh acidity, a balance for which New Zealand wines are renowned. There are a number of distinct major winegrowing regions spread throughout New Zealand, with the majority on the East coast of the Islands in the rain shadow of the mountains. Within these diverse regions, sub-regional characteristics are beginning to show through and wines are now being distinguished as being not just from a wine region, but from a sub-region and a place. We hope you enjoy discovering our regions and producers.

Wine Styles
New Zealand produces less than 1% of the world’s wine, yet offers an impressive array of varieties and styles. Central to our success is New Zealand’s temperate, maritime climate, the unswerving passion of our wine producers and the highly distinctive nature of our wine styles.

It was Sauvignon Blanc that put New Zealand on the wine map, however the diversity and sophistication of our portfolio of wine styles has ensured the love affair with New Zealand wine lives on around the world.

New Zealand's expansive coastline enables us to succeed with a range of diverse varieties and styles; from the warmer climate wines, such as Bordeaux-style blends and Syrah, grown in Hawke's Bay and further north, through to much cooler climate wines, such as Pinot Noir and Riesling grown in the southerly regions.

Whatever your preferences for wine styles, chances are we have a New Zealand Wine to suit your palate.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

01/10 R.D. LIZ WEISS, SOMMELIER HOWARD PRICE

R.D. LIZ WEISS - EASY STEPS TO BECOMING THE “YOU” YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMED! 

SMALL STEPS TO A BETTER YOU

Easy Steps to Becoming the “You” You’ve Always Dreamed!

In the new year, we all make grandiose plans to lose weight, be healthy and be just better all-around, but these super ambitious promises we make are too nonspecific and often set us up for failure. In fact, studies show 25% of people’s resolutions last only a mere week into January! The beauty of a fresh start is that we can achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle with just small changes in our daily routine, without the pressure of a formal “resolution.”

With small, barely noticeable steps you can make your grand dreams of happiness into more of a reality. R.D. Liz Weiss is here is with small changes for happiness and health to better care for ourselves in 2017!

Liz Weiss, MS, RDN is an award-winning broadcast journalist, healthy food blogger, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of three cookbooks: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook, No Whine with Dinner, and The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers. Liz champions good nutrition on her podcast, Cooking with the Moms, and on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com where she shares healthy “makeover” recipes and practical mealtime advice for families.  For nearly two decades, Liz wrote and reported on nutrition and health for CNN, PBS, and ABC Boston. Currently, she hosts the “Meal Makeovers” cooking segment on CNN Accent Health, which runs in 30,000 doctor's office waiting rooms nationwide. She has written for numerous publications including Nick Jr. Family Magazine, Kiwi, and Relish magazine and has appeared as a guest on TODAY, CNN Headline News, the Food Network, FOX News, Good Morning America, and many more. Liz lives in Lexington, MA with her husband and two sons.

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SOMMELIER HOWARD PRICE TELLS US ALL ABOUT HIS RECENT TRAVELS TO COSTA RICA



Monday, January 9, 2017

01/09 KEVIN FRAZIER, GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS RECAP, GARY CANTER, DANDY DON, LARRY VAN AALST, WILLIAM BLOXOM CARTER, FRED DYER

KEVIN FRAZIER – ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS RECAP

The Golden Globes kicks off ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’s coverage of the 2017 award show season!  Look no further for an eyewitness recap of all the festivities on & off the red carpet!
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the foremost authority on breaking entertainment news since its debut, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is the No. 1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world.

The show entered its 36th season on September 12, 2016.  After winning the first ever Daytime Emmy Award for the new category of “Outstanding Entertainment News Program” in 2014, ET won its second consecutive Emmy Award in this category in 2015.

Since its inception, ET has broadcast more than 8,000 daily shows — a television milestone by any standard.  Widely regarded as a staple of American culture and the “most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in the world,” ET is a broadcast phenomenon. Additionally, Canada has its own version of the show.

In addition, ET has an extensive reach on numerous digital platforms. ETonline is a top 10 entertainment news property, with 35 million unique visitors per month, while ET’s social audience reaches more than 70 million US users monthly.


SOME OF CO-HOST PAUL STERNS FAVORITE GUESTS OVER THE YEARS INCLUDING GARY CANTER, DANDY DON, LARRY VAN AALST, WILLIAM BLOXOM CARTER, FRED DYER CALLED IN TO WISH HIM WELL ON HIS VERY LAST BROADCAST