Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wed Jul 22, 2009

On Today's Show:

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.

Pauline Frommer - "Spend Less, See More" (Frommer’s Series)
Fresh off her Cancun vacation, Pauline Frommer, author of the renowned Frommer’s Travel Guides, Gives the Low down on What’s Happening in Mexico’s ParadiseLooking for a fresh take on budget travel? Now you can truly experience a culture, meet locals, and save money along the way. Award-winning writer Pauline Frommer (the daughter of Arthur Frommer) has been traveling since she was four months old. These are the guides she's always wanted to have on her trips--guides that show how to spend less and see more. Let Pauline and her team of handpicked writers help you get the most out of your dollar and your trip, with industry secrets on finding the best hotel rooms, alternative accommodations like condo rentals and monastery stays, cool restaurants and offbeat finds only residents know about, and much more.

Claire Robinson - "5 Ingredient Fix" - Food Network
combines her passions for food and television in 5 Ingredient Fix, a new Food Network series featuring delicious eclectic recipes made with five ingredients or fewer. Claire believes the best dishes feature carefully-selected fresh foods with distinct flavors, a straightforward cooking style that also promotes healthy and seasonal eating. With a multi-ethnic background, Claire cites her French-speaking grandmother as a major influence on her love for food, a joy passed on through many generations. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Claire and her family spent time in St. Augustine; Houston; and New Orleans but ultimately settled in Memphis, Tenn. Claire graduated from The University of Memphis in 1999 with a B.A. in Communications. While in college, Claire worked at Maggie's Pharm where she learned to appreciate the amazing flavors, scents and uses for exotic herbs and spices – a love she applies to her cooking today. Claire gained behind-the-scenes media experience at Memphis' CBS affiliate, WREG-TV, and at WMC-FM radio. At Tiger Sports Properties, a sports marketing agency, Claire handled marketing for The University of Memphis' athletic department. Despite enjoying her jobs, Claire realized she would never love another career the way she loved cooking. She decided to pursue her dream by moving to New York City and attending The French Culinary Institute; she graduated in November 2005. Along with being an accomplished private chef, Claire spent time working on culinary production teams for several cooking series including Food Network's Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello and PBS' Everyday Baking for Everyday Food. Aside from cooking, Claire enjoys a variety of unique sports including skydiving, boxing, and slalom waterskiing. She currently lives in New York City with her husband, Bailey, and their dog, Newman.

Tim Keegan - Head Pitmaster - Jack Stack Barbecue - Kansas City, MO
Many consider this the finest barbecue in the nation and they ship to all states.
Experience a 50-year tradition of remarkable barbecue. Located in the heart of Kansas City, our four distinct restaurants have been recognized as the country’s best barbecue by the prestigious Zagat survey. We also feature full-service catering, private dining, and nationwide shipping. With signature hickory-fired brick ovens and superior meats, Jack Stack shatters expectations of how good barbecue can be. Prepare to be impressed! "Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue"

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Thursday July 23 -
featuring Maloy O'Neill Vineyards (Paso Robles, CA) with Special Guest: Shannon O'Neill Featuring OUR Stimulus Price $50 - 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.