Thursday, October 30, 2014

10/30 CHEF MARVIN WOODS, KIM KIRCHHERR, THE NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL, AMERICAN CHEESE MONTH, VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECH TOURISM LOS ANGELES

CELEBRITY CHEF MARVIN WOODS & KIM KIRCHHERR FROM THE NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL - AMERICAN CHEESE MONTH 

Chef Marvin can discuss how people who identify as being lactose intolerant can still enjoy cheese during American Cheese Month – there are cheeses that they can in fact eat!

Speak with Chef Marvin about his new restaurant opening, how his menu layout is customizable for people with food allergies/dietary preferences, his partnership with NDC, and types of cheeses that people with lactose intolerance can still consume and substitution options for recipes.

RD, Kim Kirchherr can discuss the facts of Lactose Intolerance, the importance of dairy in a nutritionally balanced diet, symptoms of Lactose Intolerance and how it can be managed.

WWW.NATIONALDAIRYCOUNCIL.ORG


 VOJTECH KACEROVSKY – DIRECTOR, CZECH TOURISM LOS ANGELES 

The Czech Republic is a modern and dynamic destination with a rich history and unique natural beauty.  The CzechTourism agency, along with its offices abroad ,ensures its successful presentation on the domestic and foreign markets. The Czech Tourism Authority - CzechTourism is a contributory organization of the Ministry for Regional Development and was established in 1993. Its significant partner agencies include domestic tourist regions, cities, municipalities and businesses.

WWW.CZECHTOURISM.COM

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/29 PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU, HEALTHY CHOICE CAFE STEAMERS, GAVIN MACLEOD, LOVE BOAT, PRINCESS CRUISES

PHIL LEMPERT - EDITOR OF SUPERMARKET GURU  - HEALTHY CHOICE/GLUTEN-FREE TRENDS

Phil joins the show to talk about gluten-free trends, what it means to eat “gluten free” and the type of food that entails, challenges that people encounter most often when trying to maintain a gluten-free diet and gluten-free friendly meal options.

Three delicious Healthy Choice Café Steamers meals are now tested and verified to be gluten-free, providing consumers a gluten-free option with the taste they love and nutrition they need.

The Gluten Free Café Steamers sell for $3.29. Varieties include:

  • Beef Merlot
  • Cajun Style Chicken & Shrimp
  • Chicken Fresca



GAVIN MACLEOD IS REUNITING WITH HIS “LOVE BOAT” CAST MEMBERS TO CHRISTEN PRINCESS CRUISES’ NEWEST SHIP, THE REGAL PRINCESS

Set Sail with America's Favorite Captain..."Love Boat" Star Gavin MacLeod! One of TV's Most Iconic Actors, Gavin MacLeod Helps Celebrate 50 Years of Princess Cruises
Gavin MacLeod has secured his place in television history with his many roles but perhaps his most famous was "Capt. Merrill Stubing" from The Love Boat. The Love Boat premiered nearly forty years ago and became one of the highest-rated and longest-running series on television. The show was originally filmed on Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess ship back in 1977. Now, Gavin is reuniting with his original Love Boat cast members to serve as godparents to Princess Cruises' newest cruise ship, Regal Princess, and to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary.
Gavin can discuss some of his favorite moments from his more than 50-year film and television career, reuniting with his Love Boat cast mates as part of Princess Cruises' golden year anniversary, as well as the enduring appeal of The Love Boat.

WWW.PRINCESS.COM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/28 NAT GEO, ANNIE FITZSIMMONS, CITIES CRAIG HOFFMAN, IHOP®, HAILEY TREFETHEN, TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS

NAT GEO TRAVELER’S URBAN INSIDER EXPERT ANNIE FITZSIMMONS - LATEST BOOK WORLD’S BEST CITIES 

From Tokyo to Vatican City, Urban Insider Expert Annie Fitzsimmons Highlights the Charm of Cities Across the World in National Geographic’s Latest Release

The 21st century has been heralded as the “Century of the City” by the Rockefeller Foundation as, for the first time ever, the majority of people live in urban areas. In a glossy, lavish tribute to cosmopolitan life, National Geographic Travel will offer urban adventurers a stunning new book this fall: WORLD’S BEST CITIES: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations. Delving into the heart and soul of cities around the globe, the book is an expansive travel guide that highlights 220 urban destinations, both well-known and emerging, with beautiful photo galleries, insightful text and insider tips and secrets.
Annie Fitzsimmons, National Geographic Travel’s “Urban Insider,” wrote the foreword and serves as spokesperson for the book. She is one of several experts who share their personal recollections of favorite urban destinations in the book. Other contributors include Los Angeles chef Roi Choi, who recommends the Greek Theater for music in Los Angeles; Cuban actress Iliam Suárez, who shares her passion for taking in the ocean air on a stroll along Havana’s Malecón (seawall); Montreal business owner Joel Giberovitch, who suggests browsing charming boutiques on classy Laurier Avenue; and award-winning fashion designer Maria Pinto, who recommends a walk through Lurie Garden in Millennium Park in Chicago.

The inspirational personal narratives, fun facts and local secrets shared in WORLD’S BEST CITIES reveal each city’s soul and daily rhythm for travelers seeking an urban adventure. For those looking to explore the world’s top urban destinations, the book offers boundless inspiration.


CRAIG HOFFMAN - “SCARY FACE” PANCAKES REMATERIALIZE AT IHOP® 


THE HAUNT IS ON FOR THE SPOOKIEST DECORATED PANCAKE WHEN “SCARY FACE” PANCAKES REMATERIALIZE AT IHOP® RESTAURANTS, OCTOBER 1 -- AND ON HALLOWEEN, FOR KIDS UNDER 12, THEY’RE FREE!

As an Added Bonus, Seasonal Favorite Pumpkin Pancakes, though not in Costume, Return to the Menu through January

IHOP Restaurants® may want to change their name to the “International Haunted House of Pancakes” this October, with the return of their frighteningly delicious “Scary Face” Pancakes! This customizable treat, beloved by children, will return to the “Just for Kids” menu from October 1 through the rest of the month.
As an added treat, on Halloween itself, Friday October 31, from 7am to 10pm, kids can enjoy their petrifying playful pancake portrait for FREE at participating IHOP restaurants.

An order of the “Scary Face” pancakes is sure to keep the kids entertained! Each order comes with one of IHOP restaurants’ world famous buttermilk pancakes decorated with a beaming whipped topping smile and eyes, and a strawberry nose. Then, kids can use a kit of delicious toppings-- eight pieces of sweet candy corn and two mini Oreos®--to finish decorating the face any way they choose.

Young guests can let their imaginations run spooky as they create frightening or funny face combinations. From candy corn horns to vampire teeth, the possibilities are endless – that is, if they can resist eating the warm, fluffy pancake right away!
Pumpkin pancakes, will bring the taste of autumn to the menu through the end of the year. So be sure to stop by your local IHOP restaurant to enjoy a “Scary Face” pancake before the end of October– you don’t even have to say “trick or treat!”--, and savor pumpkin pancakes while you can…because they too will vanish!

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC
For over 56 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories.  Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast, ®” IHOP® restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of June 30, 2014, there were 1,632 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).  For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit www.IHOP.com.  Follow IHOP on Facebook and Twitter.

WWW.IHOP.COM


HAILEY TREFETHEN - TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS REOPENS TO VISITORS POST-EARTHQUAKE

The Trefethen family announces that the winery is now welcoming visitors for wine tasting in its temporary facility.  The winery is open for the first time since the August 24th Napa-centered earthquake that severely damaged the historic 19th century winery that served as the visitor center and retail sales operations. A tented pavilion overlooking the estate’s vineyards will operate daily from 10am to 4:30pm by appointment.  Appointments can be made by calling 866.895.7696.  Or, guests can stop by to see if on the spot appointments may be made if space is available.
The pavilion has the feel of an intimate garden party with walls surrounded by arched windows and French doors to take advantage of the vineyard views and oversized topiaries, garden tables and a stone fountain complete the theme.

Janet Trefethen said, “We wanted to make this temporary operation as welcoming as we could.  It feels festive which is really what we wanted to convey—a celebration of great wine amidst the beautiful vineyards.”

The old winery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, will be out of commission for some time as the restoration work begins.  Trefethen continued, “There’s a lot of work to be done to get the old building back to her glory, but we are up for the challenge.  It’s such an iconic part of our Napa Valley heritage.”

Winemaking facilities long-ago moved to modern production facilities on property which were unaffected by the quake and crush continued uninterrupted.

FAMILY STORY:
It was never clear how this adventure was going to turn out. In the late 60’s when my family started to grow wine grapes in Napa Valley, there was no one to show them the way. There was plenty of advice, to be sure, but in truth no one had started a successful Napa vineyard since Prohibition. They were, in a word, crazy.

Their lunacy was infectious, however, and a few other enterprising souls joined the gambit: Tony Baldini, our first viticulturist; David Whitehouse, our first “real” winemaker; Richard DeGarmo, Mr. fix-it; Mary Ware, queen of the office and everyone’s schedule. I grew up with them and consider them all family. A shared passion brought them to us, and my parents received them with open arms. They settled into their respective posts, not as hired hands, but as equals in a shared endeavor. As I settle into my own role in the family business, I find this remarkable dynamic preserved and count myself blessed to spend my days working with old and new friends that quickly feel like family.

The land focuses our energies, as it always has, challenging us to understand its soils, the vines that grow in them, and the way fog drifts through the rows in the morning. It is an eternal learning process – each question answered reveals another be asked – but it’s a journey we love to take with each and every vintage. It also defines us and the wines we make, providing the vital essence of every bottle that bears our name. Decisions made in the vineyard and cellar not only guide the expression of the land, but affect the very soul of the wine. For this reason, we have always committed ourselves to estate production, adamant that we should be the ones growing the grapes and turning them into wine. Our passion requires it.

One Family. One Estate. One Passion. This is who we are.

WWW.TREFETHEN.COM

Monday, October 27, 2014

10/27 S. EPATHA MERKERSON, AMERICA'S DIABETES CHALLENGEDANIELLE BARBIERI, SWEET SAVINGS FOR HALLOWEEN

S. EPATHA MERKERSON – DIABETES AWARENESS

An Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and 4 time NAACP Image Award winner, S. Epatha Merkerson has won critical acclaim for her work in theatre, film and television.

Her film credits include HBO’s LACKAWANNA BLUES, Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN, MOTHER AND CHILD, PEEPLES with Kerry Washington and TERMINATOR II: JUDGEMENT DAY.  In the theatre Merkerson has been nominated for two Tony Awards (THE PIANO LESSON and COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA) and received two Obie Awards (BIRDIE BLUE and I’M NOT STUPID.) On television S. Epatha has guest starred in numerous pilots and TV movies but is best known for her 17-season tenure as Anita Van Buren the no-nonsense lieutenant on LAW AND ORDER.

Eleven years ago, S. Epatha got an important wake-up call when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After her diagnosis, she decided to get serious about her health by working with her doctor to come up with a diabetes management plan that was right for her, including the right diet, exercise and medications to help her meet her A1C goal.

Because her brother also has the condition, and both her father and grandmother died from complications of diabetes, S. Epatha has seen firsthand how the disease can change your life, and has been committed to getting to her A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol goals.

That’s why S. Epatha is now working with Merck on the America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals program to encourage other people living with type 2 diabetes to join in her in pledging to know their A1C and work with their doctor to set and attain their own blood sugar goals.

For more information about S. Epatha’s story and the America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals program, visit AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com.

AMERICASDIABETESCHALLENGE.COM


DANIELLE BARBIERI– COUPON CLIPPING EXPERT - SWEET SAVINGS FOR HALLOWEEN 

October is a month of pumpkins, candy and goblins – and it’s a time when "Trick-or-Treaters" of all ages open their wallets to spend. But Halloween purchases can really add up. According to an online study conducted by Visa in 2009, parents planned to spend an average of $67 on Halloween costumes, candy and decorations.

Danielle Barbieri, Coupon Clipping Expert uses her exclusive sales expertise to elaborate on how to not let the first holiday of the season bust your budget.

Meet Danielle Barbieri:
Coupon Clipping Expert
Highly Successful Entrepreneur
Founder and CEO of www.Pirc.com World’s First Personalized Circular
20+ Years as a Financial and High-Tech Expert

Friday, October 24, 2014

10/24 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, LISA REDWINE, SAN DIEGO BAY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

SUSAN ZIRINSKY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS (CBS)

48 HOURS: “THE PACT” - a 15 year old boy goes to a dance and never returns. Teens keep a secret for 40 years -- until one of them cracks.

AIRDATE: Saturday October 25th, 2014
CORRESPONDENT: Richard Schlesinger
Datelines: Chicago, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara CA

For more than four decades, Evelyn McCabe wondered who killed her son, John. He was 15 years, six months and two weeks old when she let him attend a Knights of Columbus Dance. He never made it to 15 years, six months, two weeks and one day old.   After the dance, John was murdered.
Richard Schlesinger and 48 HOURS investigate the murder of John McCabe and his family’s more than 40 year quest to find out what really happened to their son in “The Pact,” to be broadcast Oct. 25, 2014 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“I don’t think I’ve had a whole night’s sleep since it happened,” Evelyn McCabe tells 48 HOURS. Evelyn waited up for John’s return on that fateful night in 1969.  At midnight she got in her car and rode down the darkened streets screaming out his name.  “No John,” says Evelyn, “I began praying at that point.”

The day after John McCabe should have been back in his Tewksbury, Massachusetts home, three young kids cutting through a vacant lot in the neighboring city of Lowell, found his body. He’d been tied up and his mouth and eyes taped over.

Police launched a massive investigation and talked to dozens of teenagers. From the beginning there were suspicions that John’s schoolmates may be involved.  One of them, Walter Shelley, was driving around that night in a car that matched the description of a car spotted near the crime scene. Shelley denied having anything to do with John’s death. There was no definitive forensic evidence and no corroborating witnesses, so the case went cold. Years turned into decades without answers, but the family never lost hope. McCabe’s father, Bill, began documenting his son’s life in a notebook. Bill and Evelyn also kept the heat on police to keep looking for their son’s killer.

Can investigators solve the case that haunted the McCabe family for so long?


LISA REDWINE - ADVANCED SOMMELIER, LA JOLLA BEACH & TENNIS CLUB - SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Southern California’s largest food and wine classic returns to San Diego November 16-23 for its 11th season! Lisa will provide a sneak peak into the season’s most anticipated food and wine event, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.  Advanced Sommelier Lisa Redwine will provide listeners with her top tasting tips and her choices for can’t miss wine events during this year’s festival.

ABOUT LISA:
As Director of Restaurants and Beverage Programs of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., Lisa Redwine is responsible for creating innovative seasonal beverage programs that encompass wine, cocktails and beer, staff training, revenue generation and service standards for The Marine Room, The Shores Restaurant, La Jolla Shores Hotel Catering, and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Catering and Club Dining.

Lisa Redwine brings a whole new level of food and wine knowledge to the San Diego community. Redwine passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Exam in 2010 and is on her way to Master Sommelier status. She is only the second woman in San Diego to hold Advanced Sommelier accreditation. And having worked as a professional chef and general manager for some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco, Redwine elevates the dining experience to an art form, where service, atmosphere, food and wine intermingle to form a feast for all the senses.

Prior to joining the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Inc., she was General Manager at the renowned Cypress Club under restaurateur extraordinaire, John Cunin. Redwine then joined the Grand Cafe as assistant General Manager where she worked with General Manager Umberto Gibin. There, she developed a wine program that garnered awards from Wine Spectator and Sante magazines. After relocating to San Diego, she served as General Manager and Hotel Wine Director at Molly’s Restaurant & Bar at the Marriott Hotel.

She brings with her multiple food and beverage certifications, including: Advanced Sommelier from Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Wine Professional and an AOS Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. She is also on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Women’s Wine Alliance.

www.sandiegowineclassic.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.