Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thu April 30, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Darcy Kramlich Senior Marketing Strategist - Marcom Associates
Darcy Kramlich is a Business and Marketing Strategist as well as a fine artist with over 20 years of successful experience in business development for a variety of start-up and rapidly evolving companies. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and as a child she always knew she wanted to be an artist but she wasn’t sure as to what capacity it would be in. Once out of school she decided to use her creative abilities in the advertising sector and opened up a marketing business. She has since spent that last twenty years of her life in the field of marketing and creative design specializing in corporate branding. Although she has enjoyed a successful career in her field she managed to carve out time now and then to paint the large format paintings she is most known for. Along with her art Darcy has always enjoyed wine and found it to be a great accompaniment to music and painting…the more she painted the more she enjoyed wine until one day she decided to take her love of wine to another level and start really learning about it. As she started learning more and more about wine she realized that there were many other people like her that loved wine too and wanted to learn more about it…but in a fun and non-intimidating environment. That’s when she decided to combine her marketing and artistic talents with her love of wine in order to create "LovetoWine.com" an online resource where members can search, share and save wine labels into their virtual online cellar as well as read short but informative articles about wine. Keeping things light, entertaining, informative yet simple are the key components Darcy focuses on while using her creative skills to build a website in which members can take a break from all the noise sit back and enjoy…and maybe even have a nice glass of wine while they explore!

Linda Jordan - GM Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena, CA
The entrance to the restaurant features a courtyard with a glass canopy, gas lanterns, plants and a fountain. The decor has a look of timeless elegance with touches of modern design. At the entrance, guests are welcomed into a comfortable reception area with a beautiful marble floor. The bar area has sweeping displays of elegant wines, leading into one of several dining rooms. The "Ruth Room," named in honor of Ruth Fertel, the founder of Ruth's Chris, features historical photographs of Ruth and New Orleans in the early years.

Yvette Garfield author and founder of the Handstand Kids Cookbook Co.
Yvette had the idea of creating the Handstand Kids on a very long flight back from India. She wanted to bring back cookbooks for her little cousins, but was discouraged when unable to find any for children. Upon her return to the US, she began brainstorming on how to introduce children to international foods in a fun and hands-on way. The Handstand Kids books are the perfect recipe for kids to learn how to cook, while learning about the people, places, and language of a new country. It is Yvette’s hope that children will be inspired to use their new cooking skills to give back to their own communities. Yvette is a recent law school graduate who has a strong interest in international children's rights. She has worked with various non-profit organizations and the Department of Justice, Children's Rights Section. Yvette's favorite food from the Mexican cookbook is the Enchiladas! She loves making it for her friends and family.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wed Apr 29, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Darcy Kramlich Senior Marketing Strategist - Marcom Associates
Darcy Kramlich is a Business and Marketing Strategist as well as a fine artist with over 20 years of successful experience in business development for a variety of start-up and rapidly evolving companies. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan and as a child she always knew she wanted to be an artist but she wasn’t sure as to what capacity it would be in. Once out of school she decided to use her creative abilities in the advertising sector and opened up a marketing business. She has since spent that last twenty years of her life in the field of marketing and creative design specializing in corporate branding. Although she has enjoyed a successful career in her field she managed to carve out time now and then to paint the large format paintings she is most known for. Along with her art Darcy has always enjoyed wine and found it to be a great accompaniment to music and painting…the more she painted the more she enjoyed wine until one day she decided to take her love of wine to another level and start really learning about it. As she started learning more and more about wine she realized that there were many other people like her that loved wine too and wanted to learn more about it…but in a fun and non-intimidating environment. That’s when she decided to combine her marketing and artistic talents with her love of wine in order to create "LovetoWine.com" an online resource where members can search, share and save wine labels into their virtual online cellar as well as read short but informative articles about wine. Keeping things light, entertaining, informative yet simple are the key components Darcy focuses on while using her creative skills to build a website in which members can take a break from all the noise sit back and enjoy…and maybe even have a nice glass of wine while they explore!

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica wine correspondent
He's been the Daily News restaurant critic for 50 years, but Larry Lipson has finally called it quits: "Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me - especially during one period when I was the only restaurant critic/writer in America featured in a newspaper seven days a week." Talk about knowing the restaurant scene in LA.

Jim Koch - Samuel Adams Brewer/Founder
Jim Koch founded The Boston Beer Company in 1984 because he believed that Americans deserved better beer. Today, we’re a team of about 350 people, and we all share a common passion for bringing great Samuel Adams® beers to beer lovers everywhere. We've worked hard for the many successes we've enjoyed over the years. The Boston Beer Company has been cited as one of the best companies to work for by Boston Magazine, one of the Best Entry-Level Jobs by The Princeton Review, and our beers have won more awards than any beer in history. Jim has been named an "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Inc. Magazine. Our brewers keep amazing us with innovative new brews, most recently Samuel Adams Utopias and Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock. Once a year, usually in January, everyone gathers for a company-wide meeting. The sales staff fly in from all over the country. The brewery employees and office staff join in. There’s a full agenda of meetings, seminars, team building events, and parties. One of the highlights of the meeting is a company-wide beer trivia contest. This year one of the hotel bartenders who was watching as the various teams arrived in costume with music and much whooping and fanfare, said, "I've always known Samuel Adams made the best beer in America, but now I see this is the greatest company in America." When you look around you see that The Boston Beer Company is a team of enthusiastic people who are passionate about beer and who really love coming to work every day.

Ann Barry Colgin Owner Colgin Cellars Napa Valley
Ann Barry Colgin, owner of Colgin Cellars in Napa Valley, California has helped forge a world-renowned reputation for California’s small production, hand-crafted red wines. The Colgin Cellars’ intensely endowed wines are produced from exceptional hillside vineyards in the St. Helena area of Napa Valley. These unique sites, coupled with the highest quality vineyard management and neo-classical winemaking techniques, produce wines with distinctive personalities. Founded in 1992, Colgin Cellars produces five wines: Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Herb Lamb Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Cariad Napa Valley Red Wine, IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine and IX Estate Syrah. These highly sought-after wines are available only through mailing list and select restaurant lists. The Seventh-Annual Wine Aficionado Dinner benefiting the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program will take place on Thursday, May 14th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. This year's event, titled "2005: Vintage of the Millennium (so far!)," features three flights, each comprised of two to three wines from different wine regions across the globe, all of which are from the great 2005 vintage. The various flights will feature highly sought after wines such as the 98-point Robert Parker rated 2005 Clos Fourtet from St-Emilion in Bordeaux, the incredibly rare 2005 Rion Clos de Vougeot from Burgundy's Côte de Nuits, and the 97-point Robert Parker rated 2005 Colgin IX Estate Napa Valley Red Wine from California. Tickets for the dinner are $1,250 per person or $10,000 per table of ten and are available for purchase by calling 323.330.0520 or email to info@bogartfoundation.org.

Celebrity Chef Art Smith "Back to the Family"
Who Continues to Cook for All of Oprah’s Much-Talked About Special Events,Makes Regular Appearances on “Oprah,”and Is a Contributing Editor to “O, the Oprah Magazine”and the food section of www.Oprah.com! Reveals His Tasty Tips for Convincing Kids to Eat Their Veggies and Getting Them Involved in the Cooking Process from the Garden to the Kitchen to the Dinner Table!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tue April 28, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California.

Willi Klinger - Austrian Wine Marketing Board
Head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (OEWM) is the highlight of a stellar wine career. A son of of Northern Austrian restaurateurs, he studied French and Italian in school and entered the wine business with a position with renowned wine distributor AV Stangl in Salzburg. Later, he played a significant role in the development of the Austrian wine distributor Chainloader Wine & Co, before moving to become the executive manager of Freie Weingärtner Wachau. After building their market on an international level, in 2000, Willi was chosen to serve as the right-hand for the Italian cult vintner Angelo Gaja, where he was responsible for more than 50 export markets. Klinger took the reins at the OEWM in January of 2007 and uses his experience in guiding the Austrian wine industry. Willi Klinger is married, has two children and lives in Vienna.

Lilia Rodriguez - Albertsons online shopping expert
Albertsons.com is a full service, online grocery store that offers more than 25,000 items including a full selection of fresh items from the butcher block, produce and bakery. Order selectors are trained to choose the best cuts of meat and the freshest produce items. Albertsons.com is designed to help consumers save time and money. The Fresh Ideas section on the website is updated monthly and features recipes and tasty seasonal items. All Recipes.com provides thousands of recipes. Albertsons.com also features online Meal Deals where customers purchase the three to six participating items and instantly save $3-6 with their online purchase. These items are designed to create a quick and easy dinner for a family of four.

Michael Chiarello - Celebrity Chef "Bottega"
Born in 1962 and raised in the central California community of Turlock, Michael followed his childhood dream of becoming a world-class chef. He began apprenticing in restaurants at age 14 and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, in 1982. He began his professional career in Miami by opening the acclaimed restaurant, Toby's. Flush with the success of his first restaurant, in 1986 he moved back to his roots in Napa Valley and opened the Tra Vigne (among the vines) Restaurant, where he acted as Executive Chef/partner for it and seven other restaurants until creating NapaStyle in 2000. With NapaStyle, Michael has created a multi-channel lifestyle retailer inspired by his Southern Italian heritage, the Napa Valley style of life, and a passion for seasonal and sustainable living. The NapaStyle line is available online, by catalog and at select gourmet specialty shops around the country. In September 2006, Michael opened the first and flagship NapaStyle retail store in Berkeley, California's upscale and eclectic Fourth Street shopping district. During his 20-year tenure as Executive Chef of Tra Vigne and seven other restaurants, Michael was twice named Chef of the Year: in 1985 by Food and Wine Magazine while at Toby's in Miami; and in 1995 by the Culinary Institute of America.

Bravo’s Top Chef New York winner Hosea Rosenberg
Bravo’s newest Top Chef winner Chef Hosea Rosenberg is a long-time Colorado resident and he loves Colorado’s fresh, local foods - -especially lamb that is deemed the best in the US. Chef Hosea will be offering dishes using Colorado lamb and locally-sourced produce. Hosea Rosenberg is the executive chef of Jax Fish House, which has consistently won “Best” awards for serving up the finest and freshest seafood dishes in the Boulder and Denver areas.
Bravo’s Top Chef New York Winner Hosea Rosenberg andColorado’s “Slow Food” Pioneer Mark Fischer Guest Chefs at Bloomingdale’s in Century City, Thursday, April 29

Chef Donald Link - "Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana "
DONALD LINK is the chef-owner of Herbsaint and Cochon in New Orleans. He won the James Beard Best Chef South Region Award in 2007. An untamed region teeming with snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles, with sausage and cracklins sold at every gas station, Cajun Country is a world unto itself. The heart of this area—the Acadiana region of Louisiana—is a tough land that funnels its spirit into the local cuisine. You can’t find more delicious, rustic, and satisfying country cooking than the dirty rice, spicy sausage, and fresh crawfish that this area is known for. It takes a homegrown guide to show us around the back roads of this particularly unique region, and in Real Cajun, James Beard Award–winning chef Donald Link shares his own rough-and-tumble stories of living, cooking, and eating in Cajun Country.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mon Apr 27, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Adrian Pasdar & Milo Ventimiglia "HEROES"
TONIGHT ON NBC (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) -
Adrian Pasdar stars in NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated ensemble drama series “Heroes” as Nathan Petrelli, a congressional hopeful with the ability to fly. His political dreams were dashed along with his happiness when he failed to stop his younger brother, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia), from exploding over the New York City skyline. “Heroes” follows the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.

Dr. Kevin Stone - "Joint Juice"
Joint Juice Fitness Water™ beverage is packed with 1500 mg of glucosamine, B vitamins, water and electrolytes to hydrate your joints and your body. It comes in natural Lemon, Berry and Kiwi-Strawberry, and has only 10 calories per bottle. Research indicates that taking 1500 mg of glucosamine daily can help give your joint cartilage what it needs to stay healthy and to help improve joint function and mobility. The B vitamins aid in energy metabolism and the low calories make it the right choice for every active body.

Hank Cardello - "Stuffed: An Insider's Look at Who's Making America Fat"
Hank is chief executive officer of 27° North (www.27degNorth.com ), a consulting firm that helps businesses take the lead on solving social issues. For more than three decades he was an executive at some of the world's largest food and beverage companies, including Coca-Cola and General Mills. Today he chairs the annual Global Obesity Business Forum, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cardello lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. With insights culled from Cardello's time in the food industry, Stuffed explores how food companies have spent the last fifty years largely ignoring healthier fare in the name of their bottom lines while pushing consumers toward "convenience" food and supersize portions without considering the health consequences. From grocery aisles to restaurant booths to boardrooms, Cardello reveals the hidden forces that have long shaped your supermarket purchases and menu selections. He examines the black-and-white mindset that has produced the carefully targeted marketing strategies that have maximized profits for the food industry and led to weight gain for you.

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Thursday April 30 -
Ivo Kastelan, who worked at Valentino, and his son, Peter, take good care of both regulars and newcomers at this Valley favorite. Monthly wine dinners in an elegant setting.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fri April 24, 2009

On Today's Show: http://www.crntalk.com

Hank Cardello - "Stuffed: An Insider's Look at Who's Making America Fat"
Hank is chief executive officer of 27° North (www.27degNorth.com ), a consulting firm that helps businesses take the lead on solving social issues. For more than three decades he was an executive at some of the world's largest food and beverage companies, including Coca-Cola and General Mills. Today he chairs the annual Global Obesity Business Forum, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cardello lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. With insights culled from Cardello's time in the food industry, Stuffed explores how food companies have spent the last fifty years largely ignoring healthier fare in the name of their bottom lines while pushing consumers toward "convenience" food and supersize portions without considering the health consequences. From grocery aisles to restaurant booths to boardrooms, Cardello reveals the hidden forces that have long shaped your supermarket purchases and menu selections. He examines the black-and-white mindset that has produced the carefully targeted marketing strategies that have maximized profits for the food industry and led to weight gain for you.

Scott Lewis V Wine Cellar Yountville, CA
V Wine Cellar in historic V Marketplace is a boutique wine shop and tasting lounge, offering rare and hard to find wines sought by collectors. We carry countless small hand crafted wines with limited distribution outside the Napa Valley market. Our understanding of wine the world over, allows us to direct our discerning customers to every variety and varietal possible.
In conjunction with the Villagio and Vintage Estates, V Wine Cellar offers a unique location for private events, wedding receptions, winemaker dinners, or a special wine tasting event hosted by our house sommeliers.

Janet Trefethen CEO Trefethen Family Vineyards (Auction Napa Valley)
As one of the first women CEO’s of an American corporation, Janet Trefethen could not have picked a worse industry to get started in. “I got laughed out of so many offices,” she remembers with a rueful smile. “When you called on an account in the early 1970’s, trying to sell California wine, that was usually enough. But when they learned that the woman in front of them was not only a salesperson but the Chief Executive Officer of the company, they generally went into hysterics.” Janet took it all in stride, though. She had learned to shrug off life’s little indignities a long time ago.

John D. Harrison - Official Ice Cream Taster
OFFICIAL TASTER FOR DREYER’S AND EDY’S ICE CREAMS
John Harrison has more than 40 years of experience in the ice cream industry. His interest and expertise in ice cream stems from his family tree where four generations of his family members were involved in the industry. In his youth, ice cream was his favorite dessert; during his college years, he worked (and tasted) his way through college at his uncle's ice cream plant in Tennessee. Harrison joined Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream in 1982. Prior to his position with Dreyer’s, marketed under the Edy’s brand name in all states east of the Rockies, he was with Dari-Tech, an ingredient supplier, for 12-years, where he was the National Sales Manager. During that time he also assisted as an independent consultant for Dreyer’s new flavor formulas. In addition to Harrison's technical background, he also is an ice cream history and trivia buff. Answering questions ranging from fun facts on the history of ice cream to current trends toward decadent ice cream indulgences is just an added benefit to Harrison's job. His expertise is so crucial to Dreyer’s and Edy’s that his taste buds are insured for a cool $1 million. He has traveled throughout North and South America, visiting every ice cream plant on both continents and tasted more than a million gallons of ice cream during his career.

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thu April 23, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Michael McGrady - Sal" Salinger "Southland"
Thursdays (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC - TONIGHT!
He has appeared in numerous roles on television and film including a starring role opposite Taye Diggs in "Day Break" and recurring parts in "Dirty Sexy Money," "24," and "CSI Miami." His film credits include "Deep End of the Ocean," "The Thin Red Line," "Hocus Pocus" and several others. Most recently audiences saw him as Sheriff Hastings on the new cable drama series "Leverage." McGrady, along with his wife, Ilka, are co-founders of the Balanced Life Company, an international organization dedicated to helping people develop and maintain a more balanced and sustainable lifestyle. McGrady is also an accomplished fine artist who owns and operates McGrady Fine Art with his wife. McGrady is an advanced-rated hang-glider pilot who has enjoyed flying his glider at various locations around the world. In addition, he holds black belts in two different styles of karate.

Tom Keonigsberg Chief Marketing Office Cici's Pizza chain
There’s a new stimulus package that’s hitting streets across the nation. As part of its new Penny Picker Upper promotional campaign, CiCi’s Pizza is honoring savings savvy Americans by dropping one million specialty stickered pennies in public places around their restaurants. The pennies will list prizes like a free meal at a CiCi’s endless pizza buffet, a free drink, and a buy one pizza get one free deal that can be redeemed at local CiCi’s locations.

Susan Lipkin - "Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast" - Rutland, VT
Susan is the owner of this charming location. Welcome to Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast where you'll enjoy a truly organic getaway. Entering this authentic 1835 Vermont farmhouse is like stepping back to a simpler time. Furnished throughout with comfortable antique decor, our intimate setting will make you feel right at home. We are ideally located within a short distance from Killington Ski Resort, and just three miles from historic downtown Rutland. Nestled amid acres of hikeable woodlands and green pastures, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Green Mountains right from your guest room. Our delicious vegetarian breakfast is prepared with many locally grown and organic ingredients, including items from our own gardens.

Milt Drewer - entertainment & personal chef
Chef Drewer, your personal Chef, will create succulent meals prepared to your liking, with no mess left behind. All you need to do is come home, heat and eat a meal specifically made just for you. No planning, no more trips to the grocery store and no preparation. Each meal will be bought and prepared to your exact instructions. Can you imagine coming home from a long day and only having to pre-heat the oven, crack open a bottle of wine, and in 30 minutes or less, you will have a gourmet meal that won't break the bank. I conduct an interview with each of my clients in order to create a delicious meal plan tailored to my client's preferences and tastes.

Wed Apr 22, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com


Today Mike Horn & Paul Stern are live from a very special event at the Villagio Inn & Spa in beautiful Yountville Napa Valley, CA. On the show today some exciting surprises including possible appearances from David Shipman - Managing Partner at the Villagio/Vintage Inn -
Scott Lewis from V Wine Cellar - Executive Chef Michel Richard and Diane Stopford - Chef Up Valley Also on the show:

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine reporter

Australian Chef' Curtis Stone - "Relaxed Cooking"
Curtis is a 'young gun' Australian Chef, classically trained in London under the legendary Marco Pierre White. He is the face of a new generation of Chefs. Curtis is an author and presenter of the globally successful cooking/lifestyle program, 'Surfing the Menu'.
Currently he is filming one of America's most popular reality/cooking shows titled, 'Take Home Chef'. His success in the US has been phenomenal, with People Magazine voting him as one of the sexiest men alive. ( He is a t Barbara Balik event for Cystic Fibrosis as well)
Visit www.californiawinemasters.org to learn more about next year’s “Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters” and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Milt Drewer - entertainment & personal chef
Chef Drewer, your personal Chef, will create succulent meals prepared to your liking, with no mess left behind. All you need to do is come home, heat and eat a meal specifically made just for you. No planning, no more trips to the grocery store and no preparation. Each meal will be bought and prepared to your exact instructions. Can you imagine coming home from a long day and only having to pre-heat the oven, crack open a bottle of wine, and in 30 minutes or less, you will have a gourmet meal that won't break the bank.I conduct an interview with each of my clients in order to create a delicious meal plan tailored to my client's preferences and tastes. Please see catering for information on catering services.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tue April 21, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Kyle Cease-Judge "Pretty Wicked" (Tonight on Oxygen)
Currently one of the most in-demand young comics, selling out more than 200 shows from coast to coast, now adds the role of judge for Oxygen’s newest competition reality show “Pretty Wicked” to his roster of duties. Last year, his one-hour comedy special “Kyle Cease: Weirder. Blacker. Dimpler” premiered on Comedy Central, and in 2006, “Comedy Central Presents Kyle Cease” was the most played half hour special for the network. The same year his CD/DVD “One Dimple,” a feature compilation of Kyle’s 68 college tour documentary, was one of Comedy Central Record’s highest debuting releases.

Geoff Edwards - World Travel Reporter
Live report from Geoff on a cruise ship somewhere in the world! The Wednesday PM Show cohost talks live from an exotic location and updates our listeners on travel deals.

Charles Stuart Platkin host WEtv's "I Want to Save Your Life"
“I WANT TO SAVE YOUR LIFE” Premieres on WE tv Saturday, April 25th 10 pm (ET/PT)
& 9 pm (CT/MT). Bestselling author and diet guru Charles Stuart Platkin (Breaking the Pattern, The Diet Detective’s Count Down, The Diet Detective’s Calorie) is a nationally leading nutrition and public health advocate whose syndicated column appears in more than 100 daily newspapers. Having overcome obesity himself, Charles’ mission is to bring Americans back to a healthy lifestyle. He founded DietDetective.com to provide the information and motivation needed to those wanting to live a healthy life. Now the man known as the Diet Detective is going undercover on television on the new WE tv series I Want to Save Your Life, to help those who need an extra hand, both physically and emotionally, in order to get on the right track. With help from the participant’s friends, family and/or co-workers, Platkin follows the unsuspecting subject on her or his daily routines -- from preparing breakfast for their children, to the fast food drive-through during their lunch break, to a quick stop at the local coffee shop -- identifying negative patterns and pitfalls every step of the way and then providing them with the awareness and tools needed to help make the difference in the lives of those who want to help themselves. Platkin says the key is uncovering what’s going on inside their lives to help them change the outside.

Laurie Buckle - Editor "Fine Cooking"
Laurie Buckle is the editor of Fine Cooking magazine, where she redesigned the magazine. She also oversees the magazine's website and special issues. Prior to this, she was an editor at Bon Appetit magazine for more than two decades, getting her start as an editorial assistant. Laurie was Bon Appetit's managing editor for seven years, and was at different times in her career the magazine's books editor, special projects editor, and articles editor.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mon Apr 20, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California.

David Michael Cane "A Matter of Taste" NOW ON CRN Digital Talk
David Michael Cane is the knowledgeable host of "A Matter of Taste". A 25-year veteran of the wine and food industry, David is an accomplished cook and collector of fine wines. His career began in the late 1960's as a San Francisco Bay area radio personality and television producer. He conducts tastings and classes for wine enthusiasts with the emphasis on matching food and wine, a favorite topic that he shares regularly with his listeners. At a young age, he developed a keen palate, which grew into a passionate vocation. David was the first Cellarmaster of San Francisco's London Wine Bar, the first of its kind in this country. In New York, Cane hosted "The Wine Spot"; the nation's first one-hour call-in radio show devoted to the subject of wine on WOR radio in New York City. As a wine consultant, he has stocked private cellars for collectors worldwide and developed wine lists for restaurants. During his travels, David has taught Chinese cooking to Tuscan chefs in Italy and wine appreciation to food lovers in Hong Kong. He has extensively toured and met with owners, growers and winemakers of the vineyards of France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Washington and California to research and study the unique techniques and styles of their wines. David and Rachel's audience journeys with them to foreign places through their live broadcasts, most recently to South America, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, London, Scotland, Italy, France, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, and aboard the QE2, sharing the food, wine, sights and sounds of these exotic places. David has been a panel member at New York University's "Radio Roundtable" for food and radio related topics. He has appeared on "Alive and Wellness" on CNBC's America's Talking Network. He also wrote and produced for the Travel Channel's "Vacation Store" series, including hosting their cruise segment through the Panama Canal, and was frequently seen as "The Kitchen Crafter" on Aleene's Creative Living, broadcast nationally on TNN.

Chef Kelly English “2009 Best New Chef” by F&W Magazine
Food & Wine magazine has named Kelly English, chef and owner of midtown Memphis’ French-Creole restaurant Restaurant Iris, as one of its "Best New Chefs" for 2009. English is the second Memphis-based chef to receive the honor, which was awarded to Chef Jose Gutierrez (Encore) in 1990. Previous winners include such noted chefs as Daniel Boulud (Daniel), Thomas Keller (The French Laundry and Per Se), Tom Colicchio (Craft and co-host of Top Chef) and English’s mentor, Chef John Besh (Restaurant August, Besh Steak, La Provence, and Lüke).

Hector Hernandez Esperanza Resort Cabo San Lucas
Esperanza is a secluded, world-class resort that pampers you with luxurious accommodations, distinctive cuisine and the finest amenities that epitomize the relaxed spirit of the Baja lifestyle. In the finest Auberge tradition, Esperanza offers accommodations that deliver the utmost in comfort, style and atmosphere. From spacious Suites, to magnificent Casitas to opulent Villas, every living space at Esperanza surrounds you in luxury while giving you the most authentic Baja experience imaginable.

House of Seven Gables - Salem, MA
Caroline Emmerton, a philanthropist and preservationist, founded The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association to assist immigrant families who were settling in Salem. Inspired by Jane Addam’s Hull House, she purchased what was the old Turner Mansion in 1908 and worked with architect, Joseph Everett Chandler to restore it to its original seven gables. Chandler was a central figure in the early 20th century historic preservation movement and his philosophy influenced the way the house was preserved. Emmerton’s goal was to preserve the house for future generations, to provide educational opportunities for visitors, and to use the proceeds from the tours to fund her settlement programs. Thanks to Emmerton and Chandler, the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, known popularly as The House of the Seven Gables, has survived with many of its original period features from the 17th and 18th century! This first period and Georgian architectural “fabric” is today considered significant to American architectural, maritime, and cultural history

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fri April 17, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Dan Tudor - Tudor Wines
For the general food-and-wine-loving public, you can get a discount on tickets to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Event if you mention us when you place your order. This year the event will stretch from Thursday, April 16th, through to Sunday, April 19th. At www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com you'll see the impressive lineup of chefs and winemakers, and have several choices for how much of the event you want to take in. If want to experience the whole package, there's a celebrity chef golf tournament and opening night gala. But we especially hope to see you at the Opening Night on Thursday the 16th, and Lexus Grand Tastings, between 12 and 3 PM Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th

Dave Grotto "101 Foods That Could Save Your Life "
David Grotto, RD, LDN, is the national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, and president and founder of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition consulting firm that offers personalized at-home and group dietary guidance. Formerly the director of nutrition education at the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care in Evanston, Illinois, he continues his private practice. Grotto lives in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Larry Smyth Carriage Vineyards - Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold pressed from olives harvested before they are fully ripened, this makes the purest, highest quality olive oil. Our olives produce less oil than some, but are of superior quality. "Virgin" olive oil is the term for oil pressed from very ripe olives, which produce oil higher in fatty acid and reduced health benefits, Virgin Olive Oil is good, but not as pure as Extra virgin Olive Oil. "Pure" olive oil is a commercial grade oil which blends flavors and second pressings of the olives

Jesse James-"The Celebrity Apprentice"
Jesse James can be called many things: custom bike and car builder, producer, publisher, television host and restaurateur. James is currently in production for his new show “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” which will premiere on Spike TV. This past summer, James hit the road and toured across the United States to talk to the American worker one-on-one to launch his new clothing line Jesse James Industrial Work Wear, which is currently available in Wal-Mart stores nationwide. James also founded West Coast Choppers, which creates custom made motorcycles. In 2000, James was the subject of "Motorcycle Mania" which chronicled his everyday life as a motorcycle builder on the Discovery Channel. James established a loyal following who would tune in for 85 episodes to watch the anti-host in his best known role on the international television hit "Monster Garage," which he produced and starred in. In 2006, he opened the restaurant Cisco Burger, named after his beloved pit bull Cisco. James will be playing for the charity, "Long Beach Education Foundation."

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".



Thu April 16, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Barbara Balik - Director of Special Giving Cystic Fibrosis
The 20th Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters Saturday, May 16th, 2009 6PM at Warner Bros., "Midwest Street". Cystic fibrosis remains North America’s number one inherited disease killer of children and young adults. Left untreated, the disease leads rapidly to malnutrition, chronic lung infection and death in the first decade of life. With 999 mutations of the cystic fibrosis gene, this is the only disease that can affect every major organ in the body. It is therefore extremely likely that many of the therapies currently being developed for CF will also have application for a number of other diseases affecting the health of millions of people worldwide.

Bill Kurtis - A&E; Cold Case; American Justice; ATT; Tall Grass
The primary obstacle standing in the way of the grass-fed beef revolution is how to consistently deliver quality beef that tastes delicious. Here at Tallgrass, our cattle are derived from special genetic stock whose origins are verified and fully traceable . We’ve given a whole new meaning to the word ‘thorough’. We use ultrasound technology to safely and humanely see inside the living animal, and to detect the right amount of marbling and muscle to produce the most tender, best-tasting beef there is.

Graham Hill, Treehugger.com Founder
Launched TreeHugger.com in 2004, with a goal of helping to push sustainability into the mainstream / Now one of the most respected and trafficked environmental sites on the Web
Rated the top sustainability blog of 2007 by Nielsen Netratings /Included in Time Magazine's 2009 blog index as one of the top 25 blogs /Bachelor of Architecture with distinction from Carleton University in Ottawa /Author of the book Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living /
Topics Graham Hill Can Discuss:
The five organizations and projects vying for the $50,000 Greater Outdoors Project grant
How listeners can vote for the nonprofit of their choice online or via text message
His experiences as founder of a leading environmental blog
What sustainability practices can do for not only the Earth, but people’s lives
For more information: www.RedwoodCreek.com/greatoutdoors

This interview is produced for: Redwood Creek Wines®, Planet Green™

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wed Apr 15, 2009

On Today's Show: http://www.crntalk.com/


Larry Lipson - Costa Rica wine correspondent
He's been the Daily News restaurant critic for 50 years, but Larry Lipson has finally called it quits: "Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me - especially during one period when I was the only restaurant critic/writer in America featured in a newspaper seven days a week." Talk about knowing the restaurant scene in LA.

Violet Grgich - Grgich Hills Estate Co-proprietor; VP of Operations & Sales -
Violet’s passion for wine began at an early age, as she literally grew up accompanying her father in the vineyards and cellar. She spent her summers at the winery, doing everything from bottling line work to laboratory analysis and working in the tasting room. Attending the University of California, Davis, Violet earned a BA in music while taking classes in biology, chemistry, and enology. After graduation, she returned home to Grgich Hills to continue her education in the wine business, learning about daily operations of the winery from Mike. She received her Master of Music in harpsichord at Indiana University, and then joined the winery full-time in 1988. She’s now responsible for daily management of the winery, as well as sales and marketing. She says that she has the ideal job: “I believe that wine is part of a healthy, happy and long life. Wine brings people together and makes them happy, which makes my job extraordinarily fulfilling.” Involved with every aspect of the wine business, Violet enjoys wearing many different hats, often at the same time. She explains, “My dad insisted that in order to lead the winery I needed to work at every single position, starting at the bottom.” Violet continues to enjoy learning something new each day and following her grandfather’s and father’s philosophy of “Every day do something just a little better.” Violet is pleased that the next generation has joined the winery: Noel Grgich Shipman, her son born in 2005, accompanies her on sales trips, and enjoys every minute of it.

Nancy Gardella, Exec Dir - Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce (MVCC)
The MVCC is unique in many ways, in that we are both the local Chamber of Commerce and also the local Visitors and Convention Bureau. We are also one of only six Regional Tourism Councils sanctioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Martha's Vineyard, New England's largest resort island, was formed by glacial action 10,000 years ago and lies 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. The Island is roughly triangular-shaped with its base the straight south shore. It is 9 miles wide and 23 miles long at its furthest points; the total land area is approximately 100 square miles. Martha's Vineyard has a total of 124.6 miles of tidal shoreline. There are six towns on the Island of Martha's Vineyard; three up-island towns, Aquinnah (formerly known as Gay Head), Chilmark, and West Tisbury; and three down-island towns, Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury) Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. The terms "up-island" and "down-island" are nautical terms referring to longitude on a map. To get here you can come by sea or by air. There are no land routes, bridges or tunnels connecting us to the mainland. Most travelers arrive via one of the numerous ferries that service our harbors. A lesser but growing number use the Martha's Vineyard airport as their point of entry traveling via Cape Air or chartered flight or via private plane. The leisurely ferry ride or flight from the mainland will prepare you for a wonderful change of pace. The sound of the ocean, the magnificent beaches and almost endless stretches of field and forest will complete the transition. So come to the Vineyard, and see why so many people believe this is truly a magical place.


Ivano Toscani - GM Anchor Bar - - Buffalo, NY
On a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic's friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup. Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn't take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo Wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar. The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe. Although many have tried to duplicate Buffalo Wings, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa's the proclaimed "Best Wings in the World."



Monday, April 13, 2009

Tue April 14, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Julie Brosterman - "Women & Wine"
Julie Brosterman, CEO & Founder - Listen to Our New Radio Show LIVE! at the Wine Valet Sundays at 10 a.m. on CRNTalk.com Taped at Our Tastings with Top Winemakers. Go to http://wine-valet.com for more details. Check Your Time Warner Cable for Broadcast Schedule.

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California.

Chef Scott Uehlein "Canyon Ranch: Nourish: Indulgently Healthy Cuisine "
Scott Uehlein has been executive chef at the celebrated Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson since 1999. Uehlein received his culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America. Canyon Ranch has been named one of the top ten U.S. Spas by Allure magazine, Premier Wellness Getaway by Shape magazine, Best Destination Spa by American Spa, and one of the Top Five Destination Spas in the U.S. by the Zagat Survey.

Paige Hemmis "DESIGNER, ABC'S EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"
You may recognize Paige Hemmis as the beautiful, talented and hard-working designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition™, who improves lives and brings happiness to a new family each week. However, there was a time when Hemmis was experiencing sadness, exhaustion, sleeplessness and withdrawal from her work, unable to find joy in the things that she usually loved doing. She tried to put on a happy face for her friends, family and viewers, but underneath, Paige now reveals, she was struggling with depression. An estimated 33 to 35 million Americans are likely to experience depression at some point in their lifetime. THE WEBSITE - WWW.BLUEPRINTFORHOME.COM LAUNCHES ON APRIL 14TH.

Rick Maynard - KFC spokesperson
KFC is announcing a second Secret Recipe is being added to its menu – Kentucky Grilled Chicken. KFC’s holding a press conference today at New York City’s famed Friars Club (unofficially dubbed the “UNFriars Club” for the event) to preview the ads and learn specifics on the second secret recipe. This revolutionary new non-fried menu item is available in KFC stores nationwide beginning today.

Mon Apr 13, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California.

Jim Fiolek - Executive Director Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association
Breathtaking vistas overlook valleys and mountains studded with ancient oaks, brilliant wild flowers and magnificent vineyards. Taking a leisurely country drive allows you to fully appreciate the winemaking experience while viewing the ever changing seasons. Pruning in the winter, bud break in spring, canopy management in summer, culminates with the fall harvest. It is a wonderful discovery for any traveler! You'll find great restaurants, galleries, country inns and exceptional tasting rooms. Friendly and knowledgeable people are waiting to welcome, serve and delight you.

Anat Baron "BEER WARS" writer’/director
Her First Documentary Exploring Entrepreneurs & The American Dream.
Premieres Nationwide 4/16 - On April 16th, “Beer Wars Live” a live discussion and screening will premier in your area as part of a one-night only simultaneous nationwide event that will air digitally in 430 select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, April 16th. “Beer Wars Live” will feature Baron’s never-before-seen documentary, followed by a riveting live town hall type discussion led by Ben Stein, along with America ’s leading independent brewers and experts.

Mary-Lin Murphy - Chef for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Hospitality
(she uses primarily Newman’s Own products, which was founded by team owner, the late Paul Newman) - The IndyCar Series season kicks off on April 5th on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. - The IndyCar Series will visit Long Beach on April 19th for its first race on the city’s streets. The crown jewel of the IndyCar Series is the Indianapolis 500 on May 24.

Cristine Rose "Angela Petrelli" on HEROES TONIGHT ON NBC
“1961” – April 13 THE HAUNTING SECRETS OF ANGELA PETRELLI’S PAST CAN’T STAY BURIED FOREVER – As Nathan (Adrian Pasdar), Claire (Hayden Panettiere), Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) help Angela (Cristine Rose) uncover her past, she reveals the dark secrets that have haunted her for years. Meanwhile, Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) learns of his father’s involvement in a long forgotten government operation.
NBC’S ‘HEROES’ CAST MEMBERS, ‘BAND FROM TV’ AND THE SHOW’S MUSIC COMPOSERS SUPPORT "AUTISM SPEAKS " CHARITY AT THE FIRST "HEROES FOR AUTISM" EVENT ON APRIL 19 AT THE AVALON HOLLYWOOD, CA

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fri April 10, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Vic Cohen-"Howie Do It" NBC 8 PM TONIGHT
Vic is currently a series regular and creative consultant on NBC’s primetime comedy series, “Howie Do It.” Vic has also appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Last Comic Standing,” “The A List,” “Xtreme Fakeovers” and many other TV shows, including Bravo’s “Hidden Howie,” where Vic played Howie Mandel’s cousin. Vic has written comedy for many shows and talent including Joan Rivers, David Arquette, Sheena Easton, Brian McKnight and others. And Vic’s been a creative consultant on “Deal or No Deal."HOWIE DO IT"
Fridays on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET)

Jodie Shield - Nationally Known Dietician
In Honor of National Nutrition Month, Nationally-Renowned Nutritionist Jodie Shield Reveals Her Tasty Tips for Getting Children to Love and Eat Their Veggies! Jodie Shield has been in the field of nutrition for more than two decades and has authored more than 500 articles for prestigious magazines and professional journals. In addition, Jodie is the author of the “American Dietetic Association's Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids” and “Childhood and Adolescent Overweight: A Health Professional's Guide to Identification, Treatment, and Prevention.”

Amy Goodman - "All You" magazine at Walmart
ALL YOU is a Time Inc. magazine geared to value-driven woman and sold on newsstands at Walmart stores nationwide and by subscription. ALL YOU is a new magazine that speaks directly to value-conscious American women like you. In each issue, you'll get helpful articles on taking care of yourself, healthy and fast ways to feed your family, clothes you can wear and afford, do-it-yourself home repair projects, relationship advice from real women, and easy-to-make decorating ideas. And you'll get all this in a beautiful, affordable magazine that truly speaks your language.

Did you know that, according to the National Retail Federation, consumers plan to spend an average of $117 on Easter merchandise this year, with nearly 1/3 going (32 percent or roughly $38) toward the purchase of food? While many families are looking forward to celebrating Easter, the economy has many Americans opting to save money by entertaining friends and family at home, preparing their holiday meal themselves, and making and personalizing their own gifts using inexpensive sustainable products.

• WHAT’S FOR DINNER?:
For families looking to cut costs but not flavor, Amy can share a shopping list for a dinner for eight for under $35 – including two bottles of wine!

• DECORATIONS:
This year it is all about personalization! Amy has great tips to get the kids involved with fun home decorations to eco-friendly baskets.

• LOOKING AHEAD:
CRN listeners can learn how to extend the life of seasonal items and use some colorful Easter decorations and gifts at other times throughout the year (baby showers favors, graduation parties, etc.)

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy"
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thu April 9, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Jill Cordes (HGTV's "My First Place" and the Food Network's "The Best of")
In the past year Jill Cordes has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden a camel into the Sahara in Timbuktu, and ran both the New York City and Boston Marathons. She is no ordinary ”host/reporter”. What began more than a decade ago as a reporting stint for a local NBC affiliate in South Dakota has evolved into a flourishing career for this highly energetic and passionate woman, who happens to have a slew of success hosting shows from HGTV's My First Place, to Food Network's The Best Of, and recently www.petstyle.com (America's first broadband network dedicated to all things pets). Her television adventures have led her to play golf with actor and restaurateur Bill Murray, dine atop a glacier in Alaska, and dance with leading man Morgan Freeman.

Jim Fiolek - Executive Director Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association
Breathtaking vistas overlook valleys and mountains studded with ancient oaks, brilliant wild flowers and magnificent vineyards. Taking a leisurely country drive allows you to fully appreciate the winemaking experience while viewing the ever changing seasons. Pruning in the winter, bud break in spring, canopy management in summer, culminates with the fall harvest. It is a wonderful discovery for any traveler! You'll find great restaurants, galleries, country inns and exceptional tasting rooms. Friendly and knowledgeable people are waiting to welcome, serve and delight you.

Michael Cudlitz- "Southland" (NBC TONIGHT)
stars as patrol officer John Cooper, a 20-year veteran and training officer in NBC's new drama series "Southland." Born and raised on the East Coast, Cudlitz graduated from the California Institute of the Arts Theatre program and has established himself as a versatile character actor in both television and film. Although his first love was the stage, Cudlitz found early success working in front of the camera.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wed Apr 8, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica wine correspondent
He's been the Daily News restaurant critic for 50 years, but Larry Lipson has finally called it quits: "Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me - especially during one period when I was the only restaurant critic/writer in America featured in a newspaper seven days a week." Talk about knowing the restaurant scene in LA.

Doug Brauner - Live from the New York Auto Show
Join Automotive Expert Doug Brauner, from the New York Auto Show with the latest news on what automakers are doing to survive. Plus, the latest in automotive design and technology, as automakers showcase their final new introductions of the 2010 model year. 109th Anniversary as the Oldest Auto Show in the Nation

Pam Johnson - Director of Communications for the National Pork Board
Pam is excited to talk Easter with the guys . Ever since the Emperor of ancient China ordered his people to raise and breed hogs because of their royal status in society, hogs have been an important part of cultures around the world -- and the United States is no exception. Did you know George Washington's troops ate mostly pork the winter they were stranded in Valley Forge? Did you know that around the world people eat pork more than any other meat? And did you know that pork tenderloin -- the leanest cut of pork -- has fewer calories than boneless, skinless chicken breast?

Elizabeth Barbone "Easy Gluten-Free Baking"
With her solid professional baking background, Elizabeth Barbone is known for creating gluten-free recipes that taste "just like" their wheat counterparts. Her first cookbook, Easy Gluten-Free Baking, features easy to prepare gluten-free recipes. The recipes, from breads to cakes to cookies, have won acclaim from gluten-free bakers all over the globe. Elizabeth travels the country speaking to celiac groups and teaching gluten-free baking classes. In addition, each month Elizabeth writes the popular newsletter "Gluten-Free Baking and More." This ad-free newsletter was created after students in her cooking classes began requesting more and more recipes.

Betsy Howell - Executive Director
Central Pennsylvania Convention & Tourist Bureau
State College , PA and so much more! The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau (CPCVB) is a nonprofit, membership-based organization committed to the fundamental principal that convention and visitor business can be attracted to an area more effectively through “coordinated group action” rather than independent action. The Convention and Visitors Bureau is, therefore, the County’s single, most important destination marketing organization, projecting an image for our area into various targeted markets.

Tue April 7, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Larry Van Aalst - Sommelier Equus Restaurant
Stylish, classic and modern…the Equus Restaurant and Loungebar has been transformed into an inviting casual dining experience. The California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences. The Loungebar features Friday evening wine tasting and Saturday entertainment. Equus Restaurant and Loungebar…make it your next stop.

Julie Brosterman - Women & Wine
Julie Brosterman, founder of Women & Wine, notes "While men buy wine mostly because of a score or rating, women like to buy wine because of a connection, a story, and their delight in sharing wine with others." Listen to Our New Radio Show LIVE! at the Wine Valet Sundays at 10 a.m. on WW.CRNTALK.COM . Taped at Our Tastings with Top Winemakers. Check Your Time Warner Cable for Broadcast Schedule.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mon Apr 6, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California.

'Take Away Chef' Curtis Stone -"RELAXED COOKING"
CURTIS STONE is the host of TLC’s top-rated Take Home Chef. He trained under famous chef Marco Pierre White in London, working as head chef at three of his restaurants. He regularly appears on the Today show and was voted one of People magazine’s sexiest men alive. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he lives in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.curtisstone.com . Aussie Curtis Stone, host of TLC’s Take Home Chef, is best known for his laid-back approach to cooking. Though he’s worked as head chef in several Michelin-starred London restaurants, some of his most memorable meals are the ones he’s shared with friends at home. Now, Curtis shows you how to have as much fun in the kitchen as your guests are sure to have over a comfortable, unforgettable meal. In Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone, you’ll find everything from “First Thing in the Morning” bites and “Brunches to Blow Their Minds” to “Weekend Lunches” and “Something to Eat on the Sofa.” With the home cook in mind, Curtis avoids off-putting culinary lingo and hard-to-find ingredients. Instead, he picks what’s in season and just around the corner.

Chef Tim Olszewski - Honda's IndyCar Series
Head chef for Honda hospitality and former corporate chef for Victoria's Secret. Cooks meals for drivers, crew members, officials and VIPs throughout race weekend.

Shelly Vaughan James – "CIG to Low-Sodium Meals"
Shelly Vaughan James is publisher of House of White Birches, editor of Home Cooking magazine, and former editor of Recipe Digest magazine. She writes a food column for The Food Syndicate. When someone is trying to curb his or her sodium intake, preparing food that is tasty and nutritious can be difficult. This book offers readers over 250 recipes the whole family can enjoy. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, this book focuses on everyday recipes families will love, put together with simple and flavorful salt substitutes.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Fri April 3, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Teresa Murphy Emmolo Wine Company
Cheryl Emmolo, owner and founder of Emmolo Wine Company, was born into the wine business that has grown up around her in Napa Valley in recent decades.Her grandfather, Salvatore Emmolo, had established a rootstock nursery in St. Helena in 1923. The stone winery that he built on Galleron Road still stands, but was never used – a victim of Prohibition but still a part of Napa Valley’s historic landscape.Cheryl’s father, Frank Emmolo, took over management of his father’s nursery. At the same time – and continuing today – he grew grapes on his 43-acre vineyard, known as "River Ranch," in the prestigious Rutherford District. As a young girl, Cheryl helped her father by driving the tractor and assisting with other viticultural tasks in that vineyard.The Emmolo's had planted Sauvignon Blanc on the River Ranch vineyard, on Mee Lane, in the 1950’s fortunately on phylloxera-resistant St. George rootstock. Frank Emmolo selected the same St. George rootstock when, in 1990, he planted Merlot on 2.4 acres at a second family vineyard site on Galleron Road. Over the years, Frank has supplied grapes to a number of top Napa Valley wineries, including the Robert Mondavi Winery and the Hess Collection. The Sauvignon Blanc has also historically been a part of Caymus Vineyards’ white wine program.

Tom Hinde - Flowers Vineyard & Winery - "A Taste of Veil"
One of our favorite wine people in in Colorado live for the 19th Annuqal Taste of Veil, the nation's premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout North America's #1 ski resort. During the annual four-day event, upwards of 5,000 people are able to "taste the Vail Valley lifestyle" which showcases Vail's world-famous resort village set against dramatic mountain vistas.

Food Network Host Ted Allen ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy")
Emmy award winner Ted Allen is host of “Chopped” and “Food Detectives,” two new primetime shows on the Food Network. He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” as well as the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning Bravo series “Queer Eye.” Allen is also the author of The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes, a cookbook featuring easy all-natural recipes, and the co-author of New York Times bestseller Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better. Additionally, Ted has been a contributing editor to Esquire magazine since 1997, where he writes about food, wine, style and everything else the American man needs to know. Ted Allen will discuss how the growing hunger epidemic is affecting the modern American family and will share tips on how to eat healthier while saving money in the process. He’ll also explain the Bread Art Project, a new initiative encouraging Americans to create digital bread art to help combat hunger. For each piece of digital bread art created, $1 will be donated to Feeding America. That dollar will help provide seven meals, ten pounds of food, or four bags of groceries for those in need.

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy"
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thu April 2, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough - Cooking Know-How: Be a Better Cook with Hundreds of Easy Techniques, Step-by-Step Photos, and Ideas for Over 500 Great Meals
Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are the bestselling authors who penned the Ultimate cookbook series, including The Ultimate Ice Cream Book. They are contributing editors to Eating Well and columnists for weightwatchers.com ("The Every Day Gourmet"), as well as Today's Health & Wellness ("Five After Five"). They file regular features for Cooking Light and Relish magazine, and have written for Gourmet, the Washington Post, Wine Spectator, Fine Cooking, and numerous other publications. Weinstein and Scarbrough have appeared on the Today show, the CBS Early Show, and The View, among other programs. They find their peace in the northern woods of Litchfield County, Connecticut. Visit their interactive Web site for this book at www.cookingknow-how.com

Howard Helmer is the American Egg Board’s cooking eggs-pert, and he holds three Guinness World Records for omelet making. He can share the tricks of the trade for hard-cooking eggs for Easter. Everything you need to know about eggs for Easter and other spring holidays. Eggs are synonymous with Easter, which is coming up on April 12! According to a recent survey, 62 percent of moms buy at least two dozen eggs for the holiday – and they hard-cook them for decorated eggs, entertaining recipes and delicious leftovers. But despite the popularity of hard-cooked eggs, only 29 percent of moms know how to properly prepare them.

Jessie James - "Celebrity Apprentice"
Jesse James, (www.westcoastchoppers.com) can be called many things: custom bike and car builder, producer, publisher, television host and restaurateur. James is currently in production for his new show "Jesse James Is a Dead Man" which will premiere on Spike TV. This past summer, James hit the road and toured across the United States to talk to the American worker one-on-one to launch his new clothing line Jesse James Industrial Work Wear, which is currently available in Wal-Mart stores nationwide. James also founded West Coast Choppers, which creates custom-made motorcycles. In 2000, James was the subject of "Motorcycle Mania" which chronicled his everyday life as a motorcycle builder on the Discovery Channel. James established a loyal following who would tune in for 85 episodes to watch the anti-host in his best known role on the international television hit "Monster Garage," in which he produced and starred. In 2006, he opened the restaurant Cisco Burger, named after his beloved pit bull Cisco.

Rip Esselstyn "Engine 2 Diet"
“This terrific book will inspire all who read it to change their lives and optimize their health.” Lance Armstrong - Rip is a firefighter.

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California.

Rio Sabadicci - Vinturi inventor
Exica, Inc., the inventors of the industry stand-out and most praised and proven aerator, Vinturi Red Wine Aerator, will be launching their much-anticipated Vinturi White Wine Aerator on April 20, 2009.

- Since its launch in 2007, Vinturi Red Wine Aerator has reinvented the standards for aeration, quickly becoming the best selling wine accessory in both retail stores and online, being used by notable restaurants nationwide to aerate their wine, and becoming the chosen aeration tool of over 100 Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley wineries.

- Now, Vinturi has ventured into what was once dismissed – the need to aerate white wines – and has proven that proper aeration will similarly enhance the white wine experience. Vinturi White Wine Aerator accelerates the breathing process, enabling consumers to fully enjoy their wine from the very first sip. Instantly the Vinturi White Wine Aerator will deliver a better bouquet, enhanced flavors, and smoother finish

06/26 SOMMELIER ROXANNE LANGER, MORAGA VINEYARDS, NGUYEN TRAN, STARRY KITCHEN

ROXANNE LANGER - SALES & MARKETING MANAGER, MORAGA VINEYARDS MORAGA IS A PREMIER WINERY FOUNDED IN 1989, BEL AIR CALIFORNIA. Morag...