Friday, April 18, 2014

4/18 CHEF ANGELA LIDDON, THE O SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK, AMY MATTHEWS, HGTV’S “RENOVATION RAIDER"

CHEF ANGELA LIDDON - THE O SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK

A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling for a decade with an eating disorder, Angela vowed to change her diet - and her life - once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she'd been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, Oh She Glows, which is now an internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web.

This is Angela’s long-awaited debut cookbook, with a treasure trove of more than a hundred mouth-watering, wholesome recipes – from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes – all packed with flavor. From rich and hearty entrees like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta to decadent desserts such as Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone. The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes recipes free of common food allergens – with more than ninety gluten-free recipes – and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains, too!

Whether you are a vegan, “vegan-curious,” or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

ohsheglows.com


AMY MATTHEWS - HGTV’S “RENOVATION RAIDER” AND HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT SHARES DIY PROJECTS   

Spring is a great time for homeowners to take a fresh look at their surroundings, roll up their sleeves and make improvements inside and outside the home. After the winter we’ve had, there’s a good chance many homes are in need of a tune-up.

Your exterior may have taken a bit of a beating from heavy snow and ice. And if you like to entertain during the warm weather months, Amy will recommend the best ways to restore your deck or patio.
Right now is a great time to prune and fertilize in preparation for a new gardening season. Amy will share her favorite plants for an array of spaces and varying climates. Whether humid, dry or somewhere in between, your “green thumb” is within reach.

ABOUT AMY: With a passion for innovation, architecture, design, and education, Amy Matthews has followed her dream and is changing how people view one of their most important investments in life – their home. Amy inspires people to tackle just about any home improvement task as she hosts shows on HGTV and DIY, including Renovation Raiders, Sweat Equity, Bathroom Renovations, Blog Cabin, and This New House. Throughout her career, she has undertaken every home improvement job imaginable, from wielding a sledgehammer to overseeing construction of complete home builds. Her shows remain popular because of her willingness to take on any project and break it down for even novices to understand.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

4/17 STEPHANIE HONIG, HONIG WINES, LINDSAY CLENDANIEL, SCOOP ADVENTURES: THE BEST ICE CREAM OF THE 50 STATES

STEPHANIE HONIG - HONIG WINES

Stephanie Honig was born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While attending FIU she also spent time in Europe, studying at the Oxford Brookes University in England. She then moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Sales Manager for Marriott Corporation.

In 2000, she moved to New York to pursue a career in the wine industry, working as a Sales Manager for Clicquot, Inc., and for Rudd Winery as the Eastern Regional Sales Manger. In 2005, she earned the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Higher Certificate and the WSET Diploma. She left Rudd in 2006 to import her own wine brand from Argentina. She also taught wine classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and at Florida International University.

In 2006, she moved to the Napa Valley and married Michael Honig. Stephanie travels the globe developing Honig’s international and national presence, and handles the public relations for the family business. She serves on the Public Relations Committee, the Marketing Committee and the International Ambassadors Committee at the Napa Valley Vintners.  She is active in raising funds for mental health and for Type 1 diabetes research.  She lives on the Honig property in Rutherford with her husband Michael, their daughters Sophia and Lola, son Sebastian, and their dogs Raisin and Kota.

www.honigwine.com


LINDSAY CLENDANIEL - SCOOP ADVENTURES: THE BEST ICE CREAM OF THE 50 STATES

Make Ice Cream From the Best Creameries in the Country In the Comfort of Your Own Kitchen!
What if you could have the greatest ice cream flavors from any of the 50 states in your kitchen? With Scoop Adventures, you'll have the recipes from the best shops in New York, Maryland, Illinois, Hawaii and everywhere in between. Lindsay Clendaniel, creator of Scoop Adventures, has found the best creameries from across the country and adapted their authentic recipes so you can make them in your own ice cream maker for your friends and family.

With over 80 recipes from all over the US, tried and tested for your kitchen, there is sure to be a flavor for every mood and every taste preference. With the stories behind the flavors, colorful photos of the shops and most importantly, tasty and one-of-a-kind recipes, you'll have everything you need to scoop your way across America's best flavors.

Lindsay Clendaniel is an avid ice cream maker and author of the ice cream recipe blog - Scoop Adventures. Lindsay's love of ice cream began as a young child. She fondly remembers making trips to the local ice cream stand; the excitement of picking the flavor, the sweet and creamy taste, the cool ice cream dripping down her hand as she licked the cone. Her love for ice cream has taken her to more ice cream shops that she can count. Enjoying various scoops throughout her childhood quickly translated into a passion for all things ice cream as an adult. After eating ice cream made by other people for nearly 30 years, Lindsay decided to buy an ice cream maker of her own. With each new batch of ice cream, she set out to create a flavor that was more interesting or more intriguing than the last. Lindsay decided to share her creations with the world, and in 2009 the Scoop Adventures blog was born.

As she kept churning scoops and writing blog posts, word got out about Lindsay's blog and her obsession with ice cream. People started to take notice and soon enough she was approached to write the Scoop Adventures cookbook, which features a collection of recipes from shop owners who are passionate about their homemade product as well as original creations from Lindsay. She is excited to see what the ice cream world will bring her in the future!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4/16 LARRY LIPSON, SARA EVANS

LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA


For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies. 




SARA EVANS – JUST LAUNCHED NEW ALBUM & IS WORKING WITH HIDDEN VALLEY TO LAUNCH A PROGRAM BENEFITING THE NON-PROFIT AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS

Multi Platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in country music, released her highly anticipated seventh studio album Slow Me Down last month to critical praise from media and fans alike. The title track “Slow Me Down,” which Evans performed on Good Morning America on Tuesday, is currently climbing the charts.

Slow Me Down is Sara Evans at her finest, with her signature powerful vocals that serve as a reminder of why she has had a level of success reserved for few, and the media agrees: Slow Me Down is co-produced with Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood) who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling #1 Country album Real Fine Place (2005). Evans co-wrote three of the albums eleven-tracks and some of Nashville’s finest songwriters are represented on the album. Slow Me Down sees Evans collaborating on three tracks “Better Off” with Country legend Vince Gill, “Can’t Stop Loving You” a duet with Isaac Slade and a cover of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You,” which features Gavin singing harmonies. This album is what fans have waited for and newcomers are bound to fall in love with.

saraevans.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4/15 JEREMY WILKINSON, SPECIAL WINES DIRECT, TESS MASTERS, THE BLENDER GIRL

JEREMY WILKINSON – SPECIAL WINES DIRECT  

Jeremy joins Mike and Paul in studio to talk about special wine imports and his vast knowledge of Australian and Foreign wines and their uses.

Limited availability wines, specially selected from around the world-direct to your door. Shop by Wine Origin, Wine Type, or Price Point to find a great range of prices and unique wines that are not available elsewhere.

SPECIALWINESDIRECT.COM
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TESS MASTERS - THE BLENDER GIRL COOKBOOK SUPER-EASY, SUPER-HEALTHY MEALS, SNACKS, DESSERTS & DRINKS

Healthy fast food has a new superhero! Tess Masters (aka, The Blender Girl) is bringing health-consciousness to foodies with style. On her wildly popular recipe blog, she shares easy plant-based recipes that anyone can whip up quickly using a blender. Tess’s much-anticipated debut cookbook, The Blender Girl, presents a solution to time-starved lives with what she calls a “phenomenal machine.” The versatility of recipes creates mouth-watering masteries. Tess offers 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes that are healthy whole-food concoctions to nourish our bodies as well as send our taste buds on a rollercoaster of flavors.

Tess’s lively, down-to-earth approach has attracted over a million fans looking for quick and fun ways to prepare healthy food. She relies on natural flavors and sweeteners, while incorporating many recipes that are also raw and nut-, soy-, corn-, and sugar-free. The Blender Girl offers not only recipes, but food education with nut-milk cheat sheets, soaking and sprouting charts, and nutrient guides. Tess doesn’t stop with just traditional blender creation – she takes it to a whole new level with snacks, salads, soups, appetizers, and desserts.

Australian-born Tess Masters now lives in Los Angeles and is a cook, writer, actor, and voiceover artist. As a presenter and recipe developer, Tess has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Chow, Epicurious, and All Recipes. She has also contributed to Vegetarian Times and Gorgeously Green.

TESSMASTERS.COM

Monday, April 14, 2014

4/14 MARCO TURELLI, GALE GAND'S LUNCH COOKBOOK, WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE

MARCO TURELLI - CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine tastes, rates and reviews wines, spirits and beers for publication in our magazine and Web site.

The newly redesigned Wine Enthusiast Magazine is back this month with even more lifestyle coverage! The April issue covers a variety of epicurean adventures from highlighting the golden age of classic chianti to a breakdown of trending party savers to the "Recipe of the Month: Banh Mi" and even a piece on the salty side of cocktails.  This issue further showcases the publication's dedication to its FRESH and lifestyle focused revamp.

The new Wine Enthusiast (winemag.com) now delivers the best of epicurean culture through engaging and compelling content that is entertaining and “of the moment.” The new, fresh look better reflects the audience of contemporary wine drinkers while continuing to provide insights readers won’t find anywhere else. We are thrilled to continue to spread the word on this outlet's cover-to cover revamp!

www.winemag.com


GALE GAND – AWARD WINNING CHEF TV PERSONALITY & AUTHOR - GALE GAND’S LUNCH COOKBOOK

This book offers plenty of fun and creative ideas for making lunch the new dinner; with an array of simple recipes for lunchtime snacks, pastas, salads, sandwiches, soups and more.

Gale Gand is a James Beard Award–winning chef, cooking teacher, cofounder of the world-renowned restaurant TRU in Chicago, the former host of Sweet Dreams, a long-running Food Network baking show, a mom of three, and an expert lunch packer. She has appeared on Iron Chef America, Baking with Julia, and Oprah, and served as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts. She is the author of seven previous cookbooks, including Gale Gand’s Brunch!, Gale Gand’s Just a Bite, and Chocolate and Vanilla. She also has her own root beer company and has recently opened a new restaurant, Spritz Burger, featuring bubbles (sodas), burgers, and brunch.

www.galegand.com