Monday, August 31, 2009

Mon Aug 31, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Dr. Joel Fisher - "The Wine Guru"
wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. In the 1960's, Joel M. Fisher (JMF) served in many Washington positions, including as Public Relations Director to Charlie Rhyne's World Peace Through Law Committee, before returning to California to teach. Two years later he was awarded the Ford Foundation supported National Committee Fellowship and was appointed Director of the Arts and Sciences and State Legislative Divisions of his party's national committee. As part of the 1968 presidential campaign, Fisher operated in 13 states.Following that election, Joel became Assistant Deputy Counsel to the President, secretary of the inter-agency political coordinators group in the White House, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.Returning again to academia, Fisher taught at Georgetown University, and then back in California at Loyola, Southwestern and Whittier Law Schools. He also served as Assistant Dean at Whittier, and in addition taught political science at Whittier, University of California Irvine, UCLA and SC. Joel is the author of 2 books on politics and more than 20 articles, monographs and reviews on politics, international law and international business.He serves as public affairs director for the former Hollywood Palace, now Avalon, and Vanguard, among other clients.In the Hollywood and Los Angeles political arena, he served for five years as President of the 20,000 some Hollywood United Neighborhood Council, and as the first Senator from HUNC to the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Congress. On the Board of the Vine Street Association, he was elected to the Board of the Hollywood Entertainment District's Business Improvement District, where he has served as Treasurer, and now Vice President. A member of the Board of Managers for the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, He is also Vice President (former President) of the Imperial House Home Owners Board of Directors.

Terry Walters "Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You" More than a cookbook, Clean Food is a feast for the senses that will nourish mind, body, soul…and the planet, too. With more than 200 fresh, seasonal, and tempting vegan recipes, it will help everyone eat the way the want: close to the source. From the White House kitchen to fast food restaurants, everyone’s discussing “the sustainable diet.” But what exactly does that mean? Terry Walters explains it all, and shows us how to eat seasonal, unprocessed, and locally-grown foods that are good for us and the environment. Walters’s emphasizes tastes as much as ingredients in delicious recipes that include whole grains, vegetables, legumes, sea vegetables, nuts, and seeds, and range from Crispy Chickpea Fritters to Spicy Thai Tempeh with Cashews to a vegan and sugar-free Chocolate Lover’s Tart that’s absolutely luscious! Since they’re arranged from spring to winter (with a chapter for “anytime at all”), it’s easy to find the right meals for every season of the year. Terry’s dynamic personality shines through on every page, particularly in her extensive introduction to the world of whole foods (which includes a glossary of ingredients). This is certain to be the cookbook of this and every season—the one that will help us make positive, sustainable, and yet delicious changes to the way we eat every day.

Jerome Tuccille's "Gallo be Thy Name"
Jerome Tuccille is the author of 25 books, including biographies of Alan Greenspan, Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump. He has also written or coauthored several novels and financial self-help books. A vicepresident at T. Rowe Price Investment Services and a former broker and analyst, Tuccille is an authority on American business. " Gallo be Thy Name" follows the family saga of how the Gallo wine family rose from abjectpoverty in the early 1900's to become the most successful wine company inthe world though hard work, unfettered ambition, and crime. From selling"Dago Red" to Al Capone during Prohibition to conquering America's winemarket with cheap wine brands Thunderbird and Ripple, and from the GreatDepression to the roiling farm labor movements of the sixties and seventies,and from the '90s wine boom to today's financial gyrations - the Gallos rodethe turbulent currents of history to triumph with iconic brothers Ernest andJulio steering the ship. But beneath the E. & J. Gallo Winery's carefully polished surface is asweeping story of passion and power, swirling with rumors of murder. InGallo Be Thy Name, biographer Jerome Tuccille goes beneath the shiny surfaceof the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery to unearth a sweeping story of passionand power that began with the Italian immigrant brothers Giuseppe andMichelo Gallo bribing local police, Federal Agents, and elected officialsall across the nation to sell bootleg wine.

Dawn Gates- Allen - Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association
Established in 1888 to standardize the measure with which cranberries are sold, the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA) is one of the country’s oldest farmers’ organizations. Today, the CCCGA represents approximately 330 growers throughout Massachusetts. This unity has given growers both a single voice and collective strength in promoting the cranberry industry. The CCCGA has a professional staff that assists growers in solving everyday problems, offering assistance in regulatory compliance, sponsoring professional development seminars and organizing association activities such as the Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival each October. The CCCGA has invested over $500,000 in cranberry research to help improve the efficiency and environmental compatibility of cranberry farms. Through continued support, the CCCGA is working to ensure that cranberry farming can survive urbanization and that open space and clean water, vital to cranberry growing, will be preserved. The CCCGA also operates a frost warning system. Frost protection is a vital part of cranberry farming. In the event of frost danger, cranberry grower members are notified by phone or through access to a special code-a-phone system that a frost may be occurring and to take appropriate management action to protect the buds (spring) or berries (fall).
Cranberry Harvest Celebration - Join The A.D. Makepeace Company and the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association for the 6th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, October 10 - 11, 2009. 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine Admission $2.00, age 6 and under free Free event parking This fun family event features juried crafters, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, pony and wagon rides, and much more. The highlight of the day is a guided tour of a working cranberry bog. Please, no pets. The 2008 event drew a record 12,000 people from around the world. Plans for the 2009 Celebration are underway; more detailed information will be available in the coming months.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fri Aug 28, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Executive Chef Peter Pahk "Silverado Resort" Napa Valley
Chef Pahk was recently awarded with the 2008 Napa Valley Mustard Festival's Peoples' Choice Award. He was also the winner in 2005 & 2006 and the 2006 Critic's Choice Award. Napa Valley and the surrounding wine country area provide a cornucopia of fresh produce, herbs, meats, seafood and cheeses for your Napa Valley dining pleasure. Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience in Napa Valley, casual fare, quick snack or a place to relax and contemplate your day, Silverado Resort is the place for exceptional restaurants in Napa Valley.

"Larry" & "Rich" Always Fresh seafood. Com - Frogs Legs
Scientific name: Rana catesbelana Common Names: Rana, true frog, ranid
Always Fresh Fish.com is a division of Ron Smith Seafood Inc. One of the largest seafood distributors in New Jersey, doing business for over 22 years. When Ron Smith Seafood company was the new kid in town some 20 years ago, he made some promises.
Guaranteed quality, reliable delivery service, and the freshest tasting seafood available at competetive prices. Over the years we have done our best to keep these promises and in doing so have continued to grow. We specialize in a full line of frozen seafood items and all species of fresh fish and shellfish. We also carry a wide range of farm raised, aquaculture seafoods. Modern computerized inventory and a state of the art refrigerated warehouse provide you with safe wholesome seafood. We are "HAACP" certified and maintain a "Certified Shellfish Shippers" license. Distribution from our coolers and freezers in our refrigerated trucks assure you of proper handling. We take our business seriously as well as yours. After serving New Jersey for over 20 years we are proud to continue to keep our promises to you now and in the future. Always Fresh Fish.com is an extension of our company which enables us to sell our delicious, wholesome fresh fish and seafood directly to you! We encourage you to check our competition as we are confident that when you combine our quality of product, customer service, and price you will be happy that you chose Always Fresh Fish.com.

Jamie Wolf - Owner Chambers' Street Wines
(A very special Wine shop in New York City) "Chambers Street Wines is among the most significant shops in New York….and has inspired other merchants."
The New York Times

Janet Viader Sales and Marketing Viader Winery - Napa Valley
(pronounced vee-ah-“dare”) VIADER is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery estate established in 1986 by Delia Viader, and recognized around the world for consistently producing high quality red wines. Located 1200 feet above the Napa Valley floor just northeast of St. Helena on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain. Janet Viader grew up in the Napa Valley on the vineyards of VIADER which was founded in 1986 by her mother, Delia Viader. Janet has been involved in the family business from a very early age and has witnessed firsthand the growth of the business and brand. Throughout high school, Janet spent summers working in the winery office and hosting winery tours. While in college, she represented VIADER at special events in Europe and across the United States. In 2004, Janet received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Political Science after a year long student exchange at Sciences Po University in Paris, France. Janet has spent time in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Tuscany improving her wine education, language skills and wine tasting palate. After graduation, she dedicated six months to a political research project in Argentina, where most of her family resides and where she immersed herself in the Mendoza wine region. She then spent a year working in the non-profit sector back home in Napa, providing legal services to low-income families, seniors and immigrants. In January 2007, Janet joined the family business as the director of sales and marketing for the United States and Canada. She also serves on the Board of of "NG: The Next Generation in Wine," a collaborative marketing group of second generation family winemakers.

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, August 27, 2009

Thu Aug 27, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Phillip Lemarque - "Besteatz" No one knows what to do
After talking to several restaurants owners about the down economy and what to do about it to stay above water. I am convinced that nobody knows what to do.Some mention word of mouth as a solution to their lack of guests????How do they expect to increase their business with the word of mouth if less people come to visit their restaurant? That is completely idiotic if you ask me.Most restaurant owners commit the usual stupid mistake — no money spend to promote oneself.If you will mot spend any money to promote your business who will? If you do not have confidence in your business it is time to bail out. Do it now before loosing more money.In a down economy this is where you spend more money to promote your business. If the money is short as it probably should be, since business is down. Do not cut on the quality, start rolling your sleeves up and work in your business.1.Walk up and down your neighborhood, invite local business owners and their employees for a glass of wine and an appetizer.2.Deliver free lunches to a local business [pick a different one every day]3.Place fliers on people doors (within 1 mile from your location)4.To your guests offer a free dessert or a free appetizer for the table5.For every guest that patronize your establishment make them your sales rep. Give them a gift certificate (discounted by whatever amount you feel – 20 to 50% will work best) to offer to friend and family members6.Think of something NEW that you might be able to implement. In the worst situations creativity comes to the rescue. Go and see what your competition is doing. If they do nothing, so much the better for you. Whatever it is DO SOMETHING, something different.

Nationally-Renowned Author Debbie Macomber “Cedar Cove Cookbook”
Debbie Macomber, the author of Twenty Wishes, Back on Blossom Street, Between Friends, and the Cedar Cove series, is one of today's leading voices in women's fiction. A regular on every major bestseller list with more than 100 million copies of her books in print, the award-winning author celebrated a new career milestone in September 2007, when the latest in her Cedar Cove series, 74 Seaside Avenue, scored #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Bookscan bestseller lists. Her popularity is worldwide with her books translated into twenty-three languages. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of nine grandchildren. They live in Washington State and in the winter they live in Florida. Now, from Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook, you can relish in your own home the same superb meals found in Cedar Cove's households. Charlotte Rhodes, one of the series' most beloved characters, invites all fans of Cedar Cove, as well as anyone who enjoys classic home cooking, to join her in touring the town's kitchens as she shares more than 130 of her treasured family recipes. (And she's got plenty to tell you about the people of Cedar Cove, too!)You'll find such mouthwatering dishes as:
> Justine Gunderson's Grilled Salmon with Lime-Jalape
>o Butter· Teri Polger's Macaroni and Cheese
>Charlotte Rhodes's Cinnamon Rolls
> Olivia Griffin's Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad
> The Pot Belly Deli's Broccoli and Cheese Soup in a Bread Bowl
Whether you've just discovered the world of Cedar Cove or have devoured all the books, you can now partake of the town's culinary traditions and cook just like Charlotte, her family and friends!

With an astounding more than 100 million copies of her books in print throughout the word, “New York Times,” “USA Today,” and “Publisher’s Weekly” bestselling author Debbie Macomber, who has penned more than 100 books, is delighting readers throughout the nation yet again with her highly-anticipated new novel, “92 Pacific Boulevard”~which will be available wherever books are sold in September, 2009~ and is delighting tantalizing their tastebuds with her scrumptious new cookbook “Cedar Cove Cookbook” ! In Debbie’s new highly-anticipated novel “92 Pacific Boulevard” (which will be available wherever books are sold in September, 2009) set in a fictionalized version of Debbie’s own hometown in Washington state, fans of Debbie’s award-winning Cedar Cove books will delight in this newest addition to the popular series! As readers reacquaint themselves with the residents of their beloved Washington town, they will relish the lives and relationships of their favorite characters (and some new ones).

In Debbie’s new cookbook “Cedar Cove Cookbook” (which will be available wherever books are sold in September, 2009) featuring 130 recipes of classic home cooking that Debbie affectionately calls “real food for regular people,” Debbie brings together her love of cooking and eating together with her passion for writing. Inspired by her immensely popular Cedar Cove series where family meals and celebrations are common occasions, “Cedar Cove Cookbook” brings the kitchens in her novels to life~featuring recipes of all of her characters’ favorite meals. Both “92 Pacific Boulevard” and “Cedar Cove Cookbook” will be officially released at the Cedar Cove Days festival (occurring from August 26th through 30th) in Port Orchard, Washington~Debbie’s hometown and the basis for her world-famous fictional town of Cedar Cove! Cedar Cove Days, which will transform the town into the fictional community of Cedar Cove to celebrate its fame and popularity, is a Debbie Macomber-inspired literary festival that invites thousands of fans from throughout the nation to come and enjoy the town depicted in the pages of their favorite novels!

LOCATION: PLEASE, NOTE THAT THIS MEDIA TOUR WILL BE ORIGINATING LIVE FROM THE CEDAR COVE DAYS FESTIVAL IN PORT ORCHARD, WASHINGTON .

Executive Chef Peter Pahk "Silverado Resort" Napa Valley
Executive Chef Peter Pahk was recently awarded with the 2008 Napa Valley Mustard Festival's Peoples' Choice Award. He was also the winner in 2005 & 2006 and the 2006 Critic's Choice Award. Napa Valley and the surrounding wine country area provide a cornucopia of fresh produce, herbs, meats, seafood and cheeses for your Napa Valley dining pleasure.
Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience in Napa Valley, casual fare, quick snack or a place to relax and contemplate your day, Silverado Resort is the place for exceptional restaurants in Napa Valley.

MARK FEUERSTEIN ("Hank Lawson" on USA's "Royal Pains")
Thursday on USA Network (10-11:30 p.m. ET)
USA’s newest original series, "Royal Pains," centers on young doctor Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein - "What Women Want," "In Her Shoes," "Good Morning Miami") who seems to have it all ... thriving career, beautiful girlfriend, and swank NYC apartment. With one fateful and principled decision in the ER, Hank loses it all. Months later, single and blacklisted from the medical community, Hank goes for a weekend in the Hamptons with his brother (Paulo Costanzo - "Joey"). Crashing a party at a mega-mansion on the beach, Hank jumps into action when a guest requires medical attention that only he is able to diagnose. The next morning, Hank is summoned to another mansion…and then another. Hank's career is revived, but in a way he’s not exactly happy about, as he becomes a "doctor for hire" to the rich, famous and infamous. - Feuerstein has worked consistently over the past ten years, receiving critical acclaim for his roles in film, television and theater. He most recently played Isaac Malbin in Ed Zwick’s World War II epic "Defiance" with Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber. He was Simon Stein in Curtis Hanson’s "In Her Shoes" with Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz and Shirley Maclaine. Additional film credits include "Abandon," "What Women Want," "Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace," "The Muse," "Rules of Engagement," "Woman on Top" and "Practical Magic."
Feuerstein also appears regularly on the small screen. He starred opposite Stanley Tucci in the CBS drama "3 lbs," played Leo in "Once and Again" and Josh in "Sex and the City." Feuerstein also memorably played young Republican lawyer Cliff Calley in "The West Wing." Additional television credits include "Caroline in the City," "Conrad Bloom," "Fired Up!" and "Good Morning, Miami." Feuerstein made his Broadway debut starring in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning play "The Last Night of Ballyhoo." He was on stage for two hours straight in "Some Girls," written and directed by Neil LaBute at the Geffen Theatre. Feuerstein also played to sold out audiences and garnered amazing reviews for his performance as a Hollywood bottom feeder in Roger Kumble’s dark comedy "Turnaround." Additionally, his extensive theater resume includes performances in "Twelfth Night," "Awake & Sing," "Dark Rapture," "The Misanthrope," "Macbeth," "Three Sisters," "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "King Lear."
Feuerstein is bi-coastal, with residences in both Los Angeles and New York, where he lives his wife Dana and their children Lila and Frisco.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wed Aug 26, 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.



MARCUS TERRELL (Eliminated from NBC's "America's Got Talent") SINGER

Kansas City, Missouri (Singer) Marcus Terrell (age 26) began the "America's Got Talent" competition with his back up singers, the Serenades, and together they were a modern group that aspired to present the music of a more wholesome era. Since the "Vegas Verdict" episodes, Marcus Terrell had to leave the Serenades behind in order to move on into the top 20 and the live shows in Los Angeles. Terrell was raised by his grandmother and is determined to pay tribute to the classic soul and rock n' roll he grew up with, the kind of music that could be enjoyed by the whole family.



Phil Paleologis "The Shamut Diner" New Bedford, MA

The Shawmut Diner has been a cornerstone of New Bedford, serving great meals to customers for over 50 years. The 1950s style diner was built by the Jerry O’Mahony Company in Elizabeth, New Jersey and has been at 943 Shawmut Avenue since February of 1954. Phil and Celeste Paleologos have owned and operated the diner for the past 20 years and it has become a local icon.In addition to serving a wide range of hearty meals, including local cuisine such as seafood, and my personal favorite the linguica omlette, the diner has also served as a backdrop for television commercials, shows, and the recent movie 2003 movie Passionada, a romantic comedy about three generations of Portuguese women in the fishing community of New Bedford. The diner was also home to Phil’s nationally syndicated radio show "American Breakfast", which has since stopped syndication in recent years. The diner is located on Shawmut Avenue in the west end of the city rather than the local historic downtown district of New Bedford. Because of its far proximity from the more tourist trodden area, you are more likely to find locals than tourists at the Shawmut Diner. The diner is especially popular on late Sunday morning. On weekdays you can usually spot tables of jovial New Bedford High Seniors skipping early morning classes in lieu of breakfast and coffee. No matter when you go the diner it will be packed with patrons, old and young. Directions: The diner is off the Hathaway Rd. exit on Rt. 140 in New Bedford, the second to last exit before 140 ends at Buttonwood Park. Rt. 140 can be accessed from 195 which in turn can be accessed from 95. The diner is packed on Sunday mornings with the after church crowd, and the hung-over UMASS Dartmouth crowd, so bring your patience. Otherwise there is always a steady stream of customers at the diner. There really isn’t a bad time to go. You can get a good meal for two people for about $12.00.

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Thursday Aug 27

- 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.

Adam Leeman - "Adam The Wine Guy"

August 26..for WAM..Wine,Art,Music.."These ain't yo daddy's wine tastings"..we're doing 10 wines, 2 bands for only 20 bucks..Meet winemakers Josh Klapper of La Fenetre, and Tim Perr from Pali wines..We're way over delivering with the quality of the wine..Amazing juice!! And the bands we have lined up rock, River Rouge featuring Andre Comeau, and Blue2 with Amy Albert.





Tue Aug 25, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

The "Wine Guru" - Joel M. Fisher, PhD -
wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal.

Jim Lane - InnKeeper "Inn By The Bandstand" Exeter, New Hampshire
The award-winning Inn by the Bandstand is the premier lodging establishment in Exeter, New Hampshire. This wonderful inn is an 1809 historic home located in the heart of downtown Exeter. Only two blocks from the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, eight miles to the seacoast and beaches, and 20 minutes from Portsmouth, this charming inn offers nine antique furnished guest rooms, all with private baths and a delicious full breakfast. We have all the modern conveniences with a touch of the past including wireless internet! The inn is a reminder of days when the world moved a bit slower and the people were friendlier. It is surrounded by quaint shops, fine restaurants. You can explore our downtown bookstore, toy store, Chocolatier, Exeter Fine Crafts and many fine gift shops such as Serendipty which offers green and fair trade items from around the world. Stroll around the river walk near the Academy boat house or have a picnic in the park. We also have the American Independence Museum and museum shop, plus historical self-guided tours to broaden your knowledge and interest of this area and its importance in our nation's founding history. Bring your laptop! The Inn by the Bandstand features complimentary wireless Internet in all rooms throughout the house! Just ask for an access card upon check in.

The Strasburg Rail Road - Weekly Dining Car Tarin Service
June 9, 1832 The Strasburg Rail Road was incorporated by a special Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature. Andrew Jackson was President of the United States. Over the next hundred years, the Strasburg Rail Road would become an important part of the transportation network in Central Pennsylvania, carrying both freight and passengers.
The War Years Although passenger travel dwindled with the advent of the electric trolley in 1901, the need to transport freight during World War I and World War II kept the railroad going.

1957 Few freight revenues, mounting operating costs and a series of damaging storms led owners to petition the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for abandonment. Local industrialist and railroad enthusiast Henry K. Long along with Donald E. L. Hallock organized a group of individuals to purchase the property and restore it. Shares of stock sold for $450 to raise enough money for the purchase.

November 1, 1958
Twenty-four stockholders (named vice presidents) purchased the Strasburg Rail Road for $18,000 from the Homsher Estate, but the railroad was inoperable. Tracks desperately needed repair. At some locations the tracks were totally buried underneath farm fields, leading one investor to suggest that the privately-held railroad company join the local 4-H Club.

January 4, 1959
The first passenger train in forty years departs from the Strasburg station. The train was pulled by Engine No.1, the Plymouth locomotive, powered by gasoline.

September 1, 1960
At 7:00 pm, Number 31 takes its inaugural roundtrip run on the Strasburg Rail Road, returning steam locomotion to America's oldest shortline railroad. William Moedinger was at the throttle. Visitors begin to come from around the country to ride behind the steam locomotive.

June 9, 2007
Strasburg Rail Road celebrates its 175th birthday. From its early years as a connecting railroad with the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, to its rebirth as a living experience of authentic steam railroading, the Strasburg Rail Road is truly a legacy for all to enjoy.
2008

America's oldest short-line celebrates 50 years since its rebirth. In 1958, twenty-four visionaries breathed new life into Strasburg Rail Road, saving it from abandonment - keeping it alive to educate and entertain for generations to come.

Joel Cliff - Media Relations Manager - Lancaster County
Perhaps the most well known component of Lancaster County tourism is the region's Old Order Amish community. Lancaster County is home to more than 25,000 Old Order Amish, the oldest and second largest community in the United States. The Amish lead a frugal, humble life. They prefer horse drawn buggies to automobiles and shun modern technology.
The Amish came to America from Europe in the late 1600s and early 1700s in search of the religious freedom they desired. Today, the Amish live a life of humility and simplicity, much as they did when they first settled in Pennsylvania. The Amish dress in Plain clothing and do not own things like cars or computers. Their homes do not have electricity, telephones, or other modern conveniences that the "English" (how the Amish refer to their non-Amish neighbors) take for granted. The Amish are true to their values and to the communities in which they live. Always willing to lend a helping hand, the Amish could be compared to one big extended family. If one Amish family is experiencing a hardship, such as unemployment, a health issue or death or property loss, the whole community rallies together to offer assistance. Close knit communities have been a constant since the Amish first settled in North America three centuries ago. The traditional nuclear, multigenerational households practiced by the Amish keep men working outside the home while the women tend to the house and children. Farming is an important part of their lifestyle. The Amish initially settled in Lancaster County because of its fertile soil; about half of the Amish still do work in agriculture, but in recent years, some Amish have chosen to trade in their crops for small businesses. Construction, woodworking, iron making and other businesses run by the Amish help provide them with a sturdy income and provide a service to the community. Some Amish entrepreneurs have also set

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mon Aug 24, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

John M. Selman proprietor Malibu Village Wines
SEVENTH Annual Malibu Wine Classic. August 29, 2009 (Sat) 1:00 PM - 4:30 PMThe Wine Classic showcases the most highly regarded wineries from Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, combined with top Malibu and Los Angeles area restaurants. The 2008 Malibu Wine Classic for Childhelp®, saw over 75 producers, 20 restaurants and 1000 plus attendees frolic at the Malibu Civic Center to enjoy wine, food and fun.

The "Wine Guru" - Joel M. Fisher, PhD - Live on assignment
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.

MILES (Contestant, Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off") Mondays 10 PM ET/PT on Oxygen
Miles, 29, Salt Lake City, Utah A veteran of the US Coast Guard and the youngest of five children, Miles has been a performer since he was five years old. Sadly, Miles’ father passed away early in his life due to unhealthy eating habits. As a result, Miles is ready to dance the pain and pounds away and change his life for the better. "Being on ‘DYAO’ means getting another shot at life. I always struggled with nutrition, and being able to learn from the best is an opportunity I won’t squander ." Twelve finalists. 2,949 lbs. One goal…to go from an eating machine to a dancing machine! Hosted by Marissa Jaret Winokur, “Dance Your Ass Off” is Oxygen’s new dance/weight loss competition series. Twelve dance enthusiasts who battle the bulge will battle each other on the dance floor AND on the scale for a shot at the $100,000 grand prize. Frustrated by a lifetime of failed diets and workout fads, these contestants leave their friends and family behind and move into the “Dance Your Ass Off” loft for 10 weeks – determined to change their lives forever. Each contestant will be paired with a professional dance partner who will train them for their weekly stage performances – ranging from hip hop, to tango and even pole dancing! Then they’ll shake and rattle their rolls in front of a live studio audience and a panel of expert judges: choreographer Danny Teeson, dancer/choreographer Mayte Garcia and dancer/actress Lisa Ann Walter. The judges will score the routines, and then the contestants will weigh in to reveal their weekly weight loss. The dance score and the weight loss are combined for an overall score, which will determine who is sent home. “Dance Your Ass Off” has assembled a world-class team of weight loss specialists, including Dr. Robert Huizenga (NBC’s “Biggest Loser”), nutrition specialist Meg Werner Moreta, R.D. and Crunch Fitness trainer Lee Wall. This team will ensure the contestants reach their maximum weight loss potential and undergo the ultimate lifestyle transformation. But even with all this support, it won’t be easy. In a nod to real-life temptations, the contestants’ kitchen contains a “Cheat Pantry” loaded with the very snacks and goodies that helped land the contestants on the show. For some, the lure of the “Cheat Pantry” might just be too great, and their dance skills will have to save them at elimination! With $100,000 and a healthier life on the line, who will have the last dance?

Alison Sweeney is busy juggling the roles of host for hit reality series “The Biggest Loser” and the award-winning Sami Brady on hit daytime drama “Days of our Lives” with her roles as producer, author, wife and mother. Since making her debut as host for season four of “The Biggest Loser” in 2007, Sweeney has graced the cover or been featured in magazines including People, US Weekly, OK!, Pregnancy, Quick and Simple, Complete Woman, Health and many more. Her talk show appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Ellen,” “Today,” “Rachel Ray” and segments for “Access Hollywood.” Sweeney is also an accomplished author with the 2004 release of her book, All The Days of My Life (So Far).

WHAT: With so many children in America at risk for hunger, there is never a better time than now to get involved in the fight against childhood hunger. With the school year upon us again, many children will find some relief in going back to the free or reduced-price meals during the week that they rely on (31.7 million American children eat a federally funded school lunch on an average day.) However, there are childhood hunger initiatives that seek to assist these children on days where other relief may not be available, such as Feeding America’s Backpack Program. The Backpack Program is designed to meet the needs of children at risk of hunger on weekends and during school breaks, times when they lose access to the free and reduced-price meals provided at school. Backpacks are filled with kid-friendly, nonperishable and vitamin fortified food and distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or before holiday vacation. In addition to providing nutritious food to school children in need, some Backpack Programs provide extra food for younger siblings at home and others operate during the summer months when children are out of school and have limited access to free or reduced-priced meals. Many people are stepping up & making a difference. California raisin growers, for example, recently donated 40,000 pounds of raisin snack packs and $50,000 to support Feeding America. Volunteers across the country are packing backpacks at their local Hunger Action Centers. There are currently 118 Feeding America member food banks operating more than 2,200 Backpack programs nationwide, serving more than 90,000 kids a year. Whether you are an organization or an individual, there are many ways in which you can get involved!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Fri Aug 21, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Celebrity Chef Kathleen Daelemans
"Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen: 200 Easy Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss"
Named one of the country's "top Ten Rising Star Chefs" by John Mariani, chef Kathleen Daelemans' recipes have been showcased in respected food and wine journals including Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and Eating Well. Her work is regularly featured in fashion and fitness magazines such as Elle, Shape, Self, Harper's Bazaar, L.A. Style, Fitness, Esquire and House Beautiful. Richard Sax, Roy Yamaguchi and others have showcased Daelemans' recipes in books featuring West Coast, Pacific Rim and American Regional cooking. When it comes to healthy cooking and eating, Daelemans is "her own best advertisement," having lost 75 pounds when creating a new regional cuisine for one of the world's most luxurious five-star resort and spas. While at Café Kula, her restaurant at the resort, Daelemans cooked for and gave private cooking lessons to celebrity guests including Sharon Stone, Kathy Smith, Suzanne Sommers and Paula Abdul. Daelemans is the author of the New York Times best selling cookbook, Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen: 200 Easy Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss, Getting Thin & Loving Food! 200 Easy Recipes to Take You Where You Want to Be , and Chef Kathleen's Cooking Thin Daybook: A 52 Week Plan to Lose Weight, Get Fit and Eat Right . In addition to regular appearances on NBC's Today, Daelemans has appeared on hundreds of local and national television and radio shows including Oprah, NBC's Dateline, and CNN Headline News.

Jerome Tuccille's "Gallo be Thy Name"
Jerome Tuccille is the author of 25 books, including biographies of Alan Greenspan, Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump. He has also written or coauthored several novels and financial self-help books. A vicepresident at T. Rowe Price Investment Services and a former broker and analyst, Tuccille is an authority on American business. " Gallo be Thy Name" follows the family saga of how the Gallo wine family rose from abjectpoverty in the early 1900's to become the most successful wine company inthe world though hard work, unfettered ambition, and crime. From selling"Dago Red" to Al Capone during Prohibition to conquering America's winemarket with cheap wine brands Thunderbird and Ripple, and from the GreatDepression to the roiling farm labor movements of the sixties and seventies,and from the '90s wine boom to today's financial gyrations - the Gallos rodethe turbulent currents of history to triumph with iconic brothers Ernest andJulio steering the ship. But beneath the E. & J. Gallo Winery's carefully polished surface is asweeping story of passion and power, swirling with rumors of murder. InGallo Be Thy Name, biographer Jerome Tuccille goes beneath the shiny surfaceof the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery to unearth a sweeping story of passionand power that began with the Italian immigrant brothers Giuseppe andMichelo Gallo bribing local police, Federal Agents, and elected officialsall across the nation to sell bootleg wine.

Lee Woodruff - (Wife of ABC Newsman Bob Woodruff).
My first book In an Instant was co-authored with my husband Bob, the ABC News Anchor who was critically injured in Iraq in 2006. No one was more surprised than we were when it hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for four weeks.
We were proud that the book helped to put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction. In the end, people tell me it is a love story; a story about a family, a marriage and a journey to heal. Lee Woodruff knows what makes a wonderful family vacation - the kind that creates lasting childhood memories. She’s a mom and a writer who’s been a spokesperson for Disney’s "Family Fun," and has written articles for national magazines like "Redbook" on family experiences.
Lee will have the results of a new national survey about family travel from Expedia.com. It’s timely and helpful information for families, especially those looking to stretch their travel dollars in a tough economy.

What role family travel plays in creating lasting childhood memories
What makes a great family vacation (it’s not just the money!)
How the economy is affecting families’ travel plans
Tips on how to plan an easy and affordable family vacation within driving distance

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, August 20, 2009

Thu Aug 20, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Cooking expert Aida Mollenkamp "Ask Aida" - Food Network
Tune in: Season 3 premieres Saturday, August 22nd at 9:30am ET/PT
Cooking expert Aida Mollenkamp prepares delicious dishes while solving Food Network viewers' culinary conundrums on her interactive cooking show, Ask Aida. In each episode, Aida focuses on one tasty topic (be it steak, eggs, cookies, cheese, pie, grilling, holiday) and whips up everyday recipes that illustrate different uses for the ingredient or theme while answering viewer-submitted video, e-mail, and text questions. Don’t miss her simple “No Recipe Recipe” in each show, proving that some dishes just need a few ingredients and a little imagination – no recipe required! With exceptional culinary experience and a relaxed approach, Aida serves up “culinary therapy” addressing all topics – from recipe and ingredient issues to advice on kitchen catastrophes and culinary tools. Aida studied Hospitality Management at Cornell University and worked at Ernst & Young in Hotel and Restaurant Consulting before obtaining a Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Aida has worked everywhere from a gourmet deli and the test kitchen at California Pizza Kitchen to the Hotel Bel Air and, most recently, at CHOW.com. As CHOW’s food editor, Aida regularly appears in instructional videos for the site, serves as an expert spokesperson, runs the test kitchen, works as a lead food stylist, develops recipes, and writes articles.

Premiering Saturday, August 22nd at 9:30am ET/PT – SEASON PREMIERE!
“Burger Bonanza”
Everyone loves a juicy burger, and Aida perfects three different types to satisfy all cravings. First up, she prepares a mouthwatering Big Bacon Cheeseburger topped with a spicy chile mayo. Then, she creates a flavorful Cajun Veggie Burger and can’t miss Cheesy Sliders with an overflowing toppings bar. For her “No Recipe Recipe,” she also puts a healthy twist on everyone’s favorite side: French fries.

Premiering Saturday, August 29th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Grilling Greats”
Aida makes grilling simple and delicious with her tasty recipes starting off with a flavorful BBQ Veggie Pizza. Then, her brother Christophe stops by to help make some sizzling Peanut Ginger Chicken Skewers and a succulent Sweet Pepper and Flank Steak Salad. Aida’s “No Recipe Recipe” of Grilled Banana S’mores makes a sweet ending to this fiery meal.

Premiering Saturday September 5th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Cheesy Pasta”
Everyone knows that nothing goes better together than pasta and cheese! Aida whips up delectable cheesy pasta dishes including Parmesan Arugula Dumplings, Simple Pasticcio, and her “No Recipe Recipe” Spinach Ricotta Shells.

Premiering Saturday, September 12th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Cookie Craze”
Aida takes the guessing out of baking with her stellar cookie creations. Chocolate-Dipped Orange Coconut Cookies, Pecan Pie Bars, and Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies all make for a great selection of sweet treats. She leaves just enough room for some outrageous “No Recipe Recipe” Cookie Ice Cream Sundae Sandwiches.

Premiering Saturday, September 19th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Steak, Rattle and Roll”
Aida answers steak questions while preparing a delicious variety of hearty dishes. First up, her classic Steak Au Poivre, and then Aida puts together a spicy Chili Jam Beef Stir Fry for tasty steak on a budget. Her “No Recipe Recipe” for Herb Garlic Butter makes the perfect complement to any steak dish.

Premiering Saturday, September 26th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Chicken in a Flash”
Aida cooks up some quick and easy recipes for delicious chicken in a flash including smoky Chipotle Chicken Fajitas and oven-fried Chicken Milanese. Her savory Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Sandwich packs a flavorful punch, and for a “No Recipe Recipe” she shows how to make the Perfect Roast Chicken.

Premiering Saturday, October 3rd at 9:30am ET/PT
“Cheese Please”
Smile and say “cheese” on this episode of Ask Aida. For a breakfast treat, Aida whips up tasty Blueberry-Lemon Cheese Blintzes. She continues her cheesy menu with melt-in-your-mouth Cheesy Enchiladas and a sophisticated Pesto Mac and Goat Cheese. Also, Aida shares her “No Recipe Recipe” for Grilled Blue Cheese and Pears.

Premiering Saturday, October 10th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Simple Stews”
Aida stirs up three mouthwatering stews sure to satisfy the body and soul. She begins with a hearty Sausage and Bean Stew and continues with a classic Beef Stew with Biscuit Topping. Aida’s “No Recipe Recipe” for Veggie Chili rounds out this “stew-pendous” menu.

Premiering Saturday, October 17th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Dinner Party Pork”
Aida dishes up delectable pork, perfect for your next dinner party. She starts by cooking flavorful Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Chops and continues with a juicy Bacon-Wrapped Double Pork Meatloaf. For dessert, Aida shares her impressive “No Recipe Recipe” for Apples Foster Flambé.

Premiering Saturday, October 24th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Chocolate Bliss”
Satisfy your chocolate craving on this episode of Ask Aida. First, Aida bakes a decadent Chocolate Mocha Blackout Cake. Then, she shows how to use chocolate in a savory dish with her Cocoa Rubbed Pork. For her “No Recipe Recipe,” Aida creates melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake Lollipops.

Premiering Saturday, November 7th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Eggs-Stravaganza”
Aida serves up delicious egg dishes perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. She starts things off with a spicy Asparagus Jalapeño Strata and continues with her fiery Shakshuka, or Eggs in Purgatory. Her Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese makes the perfect kid-friendly meal, and for a “No Recipe Recipe,” Aida stirs up a sophisticated Egg Drop Soup.

Premiering Saturday, November 14th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Aida’s Thanksgiving”
Create the perfect Thanksgiving feast with Aida’s crowd-pleasing menu. First, she fixes an upscale Apple-Sage Roast Turkey, which pairs perfectly with her savory Whole Wheat Stuffing. Then, Aida gives pumpkin pie a facelift with her Pecan Pumpkin Crunch. Finally, Aida shares her simple “No Recipe Recipe” for Hearty Pan Gravy.

Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Aida’s Holiday”
Aida spreads holiday cheer with her elegant Prosciutto Standing Rib Roast and creamy Gruyere Corn Pudding. For a sweet ending, she bakes up some Chocolate-Dipped Honey Almond Lace Cookies, and her “No Recipe Recipe” for Red Velvet Trifle serves as the perfect dessert for any special occasion.

“Sneaky Chef” Missy Chase Lapine "Sneaky Chef to the Rescue"
Sneaky Chef” Missy Chase Lapine will be available to show your viewers some of her new recipes from her new book, “The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue” – 101 all new recipes and sneaky tricks for creating healthy meals kids will love. Just in time for the back-to-school craze, Missy will share her sneaky tips on how to jazz up a lunchbox with yummy, healthy treats and meals without breaking the bank. This will be a very visual and informative interview for all the parents out there who struggle with getting their kids to eat their fruits and veggies.

During the interview Missy will:
Reveal the secret to the undetectable fruits and vegetables in her kid-friendly recipes – her delicious and easy-to-make purees!
Demonstrate some of her kid friendly recipes – the kids will never know these recipes have carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, Mott’s apple sauce and/or juice, cauliflower, zucchini and even broccoli. We will have these showcased on our set and she will quickly demo how to make the basics.
Breakfast ice cream or popsicles with avocado
Ham and cheese lunchbox muffins with sweet potatoes
Sneaky stovetop lasagna with spinach, peas and broccoli
Chocolate cupcakes with apple sauce and wheat germ

New York Times best-selling author Missy Chase Lapine, “The Sneaky Chef,” has taught moms everywhere how to sneak fruits and veggies onto their kids’ plates without them knowing. When her first book, the New York Times bestseller “The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals,” came out in 2007, one of the most talked about recipes was the brownie recipe. Thousands of moms were amazed that no one – kids and adults alike – could detect the hidden spinach, blueberries, oats, wheat germ, or the missing fat and sugar! In her newest book she’s sharing more deliciously healthy recipes with parents of picky eaters. (Mott's)

Dan Berger - "Wine Columnist"
Dan Berger has been a wine columnist since 1976 and has resided in Sonoma County since 1986. Today, in addition to his privately published weekly wine commentary, Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, Dan writes a nationally syndicated wine column for Creators Syndicate as well as articles for Decanter, Robb Report, Cheers, Beverage Dynamics, and numerous other publications.Mr. Berger was the full-time wine columnist and reporter for the Los Angeles Times from 1988 to 1996. His Los Angeles Times column was carried nationally by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service. During that time, he commuted from Sonoma County to Los Angeles, so he could maintain his residence and affiliations in wine country.He is a judge at many wine competitions, including numerous shows in Australia, as well as competitions in Slovenia, Belgium and across the United States, judging in at least a dozen competitions each year. He also coordinates two wine competitions in California.He is a speaker at wine symposiums and universities on topics such as wine marketing, trends in the industry, regional character of wines, and the healthful benefits of moderate consumption. He also speaks to assorted large groups interested in learning about wine, many of them unrelated to the wine business.Mr. Berger began writing about wine for The Associated Press in 1976, while he was a general assignment and sports reporter, and wrote a wine column for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner before joining the staff of the San Diego Union in 1979. There, his wine column was syndicated nationally by Copley News Service and appeared in the Union twice a week. He also was the Restaurant Reviewer for San Diego Home/Garden Magazine for six years. He also wrote restaurant reviews for the Marin Independent Journal for four years.Immediately prior to joining the Times, he was wine columnist as well as Business Editor for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. From 1986 to 1988, the New York Times Syndicate carried his wine column nationally.Among the honors presented to Mr. Berger are the Wines and Vines Magazine award of excellence as Wine Writer of the Year, the Father Junipero Serra award for contributions to the wine industry, presented by the California Wine Patrons of Los Angeles, the Wine Literary Award by the Wine Appreciation Guild. Additional organizations that have honored him include the UC Davis. Department of Viticulture and Enology and the Academy of Wine Communications.His books include "Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Napa Valley" and "Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Sonoma County," and he has contributed to other wine books including the University of California/Sotheby Book of California Wine and the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America.

Michael Waddell Expert Hunter & TV Host "Outdoor Channel "
There are some of us who venture out every now and then for an outdoor adventure with family or friends. We might think it’s as simple as throwing the tent and cooler in the back of the truck and heading outside, but there are many more things to consider before hitting the road for the weekend. Simple but important things to consider are:
Go Green – use environmentally friendly plates and cups
Pick up after yourself – remember to bring trash bags and throw everything away
Protect Yourself – from bugs to bears, be knowledgeable about what to do
Be Fire Conscious –watch the fire as it burns, and be sure it’s out before you leave
Eat Well – grill great food or bring a variety of store-bought food to heat over the fire
One of, if not the face of modern outdoors and hunting is Michael Waddell. Michael’s TV shows on the Outdoor Channel entertain fans of all ages across the country making him a veritable outdoor lover’s superstar. Talk to Michael, expert sportsman whose love for the woods started when he was a small boy. As he was growing up, he learned about the camaraderie and appreciated the special feeling that comes from spending quality time with family on outdoor adventures. Michael has simple tips for the weekend warrior

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thu Aug 20, 2009

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

Wed Aug 19, 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.

Ludmila Montoya - Founder & Executive Producer - Long Beach Grand Cru
The Long Beach Grand Cru is an international wine competition and culinary experience created and hosted by the Long Beach office of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) to raise funds in support of programs and services for low-income citizens who meet Federal poverty guidelines. Legal Aid is committed to promoting access to justice, strengthening communities and effecting systemic change through representation, advocacy and community education. LAFLA helps its clients escape domestic violence, avoid homelessness, obtain food and health care for themselves and their children, and move from welfare to work. LAFLA changes entire communities by helping to develop desperately needed jobs, affordable housing units, child care, youth services and other support systems in disadvantaged neighborhoods.In CY 2007 LAFLA advocates assisted over 44,000 people with their critical legal needs and distributed over 52,000 legal self help and legal educations materials, more than any other legal services provider in the area. (Visit LAFLA to see how we put your social investment to work.)The Long Beach Grand Cru: The Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach created a modest wine tasting benefit in 1988. In 1994, the Foundation's Board of Directors recommended a major shift in the development of the event and, in 1995, the Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition and Awards & Tasting fundraising benefit had its debut. The Competition continues to grow in size and prestige attracting wineries from around the world. It has gone from a one-day competition to two days. Medals are awarded in the following categories: Sweepstakes, Best of Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze. The wine tasting and culinary event attracted 1,300 guests. These companion events were conceived to increase awareness and raise funds to support the Foundation's legal services and education programs. The Long Beach Grand Cru Competition has made its mark as one of the fastest growing professionally judged wine competitions on the West Coast

Saturday, August 22, 2009 Rainbow Lagoon Park 400 Shoreline Village Drive North side of Shoreline Village Drive (Between Shoreline Village Drive and Linden Avenue) Long Beach, CA.VIP Party: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Public Tasting: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Denis Hanks President Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Plymouth MA is "America's Home Town" and features "Plymouth Rock" ; "The Mayflower" ; and the beginning of our History in this country. There is a "Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival" coming up Aug 29 & 30. The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization of roughly 750 members across the lower South Shore. We exist to serve not only local business, but the community at large. How do we do that? By offering a variety of business networking opportunities; by sounding a strong voice on local and regional business issues; by offering educational seminars and special programs to our members; by developing and supporting economic development initiatives that improve the overall quality of life in the region.

Don Colbert, MD - "Eat This And Live"
Improve your health and extend your days with simple food choices
Today we have an abundance of options when it comes to the food we eat. But all foods are not created equal. In fact, some food should not even be labeled food but rather "consumable product" or "edible, but void of nourishment." In Eat This and Live! Dr. Don Colbert provides a road map to help you navigate this often treacherous territory. Based on the key principles for healthy eating in Dr. Colbert's New York Times best seller, The Seven Pillars of Health, this practical guidebook to food includes "Dr. Colbert Approved" foods and restaurant menu choices, along with helpful tips, charts, and nutrition information that will make it easier for you to stay healthy and lose weight. Now is the time to build the rest of your life on this wonderful pillar of health--living food! Don Colbert, MD, is board-certified in family practice and anti-aging medicine. He has also received extensive training in nutritional and preventative medicine, and he has helped millions of people to discover the joy of living in divine health. In addition to speaking at conferences, he is the author of the New York Times best-selling book The Seven Pillars of Health, along with best sellers Toxic Relief, the Bible Cure series, Living in Divine Health, Deadly Emotions, and What Would Jesus Eat?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tue Aug 18, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Executive Chef Dakota Weiss - Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica, CA
“I make food that makes you feel at ease,” Says Hotel Shangri-La Executive Chef Dakota Weiss, “not comfort food exactly, but every dish I make is approachable, fresh, and with a twist – but never pretentious.” Trained in the traditional French technique, Dakota is among a handful of sought-after Executive Chefs who don’t use gimmicks like chemicals or foams to create inspired, market-fresh cuisine that satisfies, but never mystifies.A native of the American Southwest, Dakota graduated from the American Culinary Institute and began her career at the Coyote Café, a virtual American institution, and the birthplace of Southwest cuisine. “I was so inspired by the Chef de Cuisine at Coyote Café,” She says, “We used only local, organic ingredients, and paired them perfectly. It was an amazing learning experience.” Dakota went on to become the first female sous chef at Coyote Café.She was quickly snapped up by the venerable Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas where her career in hospitality cuisine began. Successful stints at Ritz Carlton properties around the world—including Shanghai—informed and expanded her menus. After being recruited to the West Coast by the Sunset Tower Hotel, where she was the Executive Chef, Hotel Shangri- La offered her the prestigious post heading its seaside kitchen.Dakota’s menu for the Shangri-La dining room is a synthesis of her successful kitchens around the world: sophisticated but simple, social dining that emphasizes local, organic food served in decidedly new ways. Dishes on her new Hotel Shangri La menu include Wild Salmon on a bed of leaks, Lamb loin with rattatioulle with a parmesian crust and a desert menu that includes strawberry shortcake and a twist on the traditional donut with an orange glaze that is not to be missed.

Hugh Garvey Features Editor "Bon Appétit"
Hugh Garvey is the Features Editor at Bon Appétit, and has written about food, culture, and lifestyle for publications including Cookie, Wired, GQ, Travel and Leisure, and T: the New York Times Style Magazine, among others. At the Village Voice, Garvey created and wrote the paper's first cocktail column, "Liquid City." He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children, 8-year-old Violet and 5-year-old Desmond, both of whom have happily eaten Stilton cheese, grilled octopus, and black bear ham -- and asked for seconds.

Dedicated foodies Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans saw no reason to abandon adventurous eating once they had kids. Between them, they and their wives now have four children under five-all of whom eat “adult” fare and gladly try new foods. In this lively full-color cookbook, Garvey and Yeomans share their strategies for raising fearless, unfussy eaters. They don’t try to hide their vegetables or trick kids into eating healthy food. Instead, they show how to broaden kids’ tastes—and put together simple but sophisticated meals that the whole family will love. "The Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast-Food World" by Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans

Lee Woodruff - author & Columnist
Lee is author and wife of ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff who nearly lost his life in Iraq..she has info on Family Travel Survey..folks are now looking at plans for T-day & Christmas. My first book In an Instant was co-authored with my husband Bob, the ABC News Anchor who was critically injured in Iraq in 2006. No one was more surprised than we were when it hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for four weeks. We were proud that the book helped to put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction. In the end, people tell me it is a love story; a story about a family, a marriage and a journey to heal. Following Bob’s injury and miraculous recovery, we founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Remind.org to assist wounded servicemen and their families receive the long-term care that they need and help them successfully reintegrate into their communities. We both continue to speak and raise awareness about the plight of our returning veterans. "I've discovered that rather than forgoing a vacation this year, many people are taking shorter trips or hitting the road for a family car trip. There are particularly good values available on hotels right now, so creating family vacation memories does not have to be expensive. There's a lot you can do on a smaller budget," said Lee Woodruff, author, travel expert and mother of four. "If you're thinking about taking a road trip with your family this summer or fall, one of my favorite new travel tools is Expedia.com's Drive Getaway tool (www.expedia.com/drivegetaway). It gives you ideas for quick getaways from your home on a single tank of gas or less, and it's a great way to find ideas for fun, family-oriented places close to home. "While the majority of Americans surveyed who have vacationed with their family (more than 50 percent) likes to take trips during the summer, planning a vacation for Labor Day or after is a good way to stretch your dollars. To help travelers take advantage of this opportunity to save money, Expedia.com has expanded its Biggest Hotel Sale Ever (www.expedia.com/summersale), making a Labor Day getaway even more affordable. The sale includes more than 6,000 hotels worldwide offering deals on reservations booked by August 31 for travel through September 7, 2009.
Expedia's Family Travel Survey revealed a number of additional insights about what's most important to Americans when they're planning a family vacation.
Family Vacation is Overdue. The average American who has taken a family vacation at some point in their lives admits it has been five years since they had a truly great trip with their loved ones. Nearly thirty percent say it has been this long or even longer. Kids Impact Choice of Destination. These days, nostalgia drives many American family vacations. Nearly two in three parents (64 percent) who have enjoyed family vacations in the past have taken their own families to a destination they visited as a child. More than three in five (61 percent) parents who have vacationed with their family make sure to select a destination that their children will enjoy as much as they will. And 28 percent focus just on what they think will make the kids happy. You Don't Have to Spend Months Planning. More than a quarter (27 percent) of Americans who have been on family vacations feel a spontaneous trip is more fun for their family than one planned well in advance of the vacation date. We Love Our Cars. Americans who've been on family vacations know there are many benefits of taking a trip by car. Nearly seven in ten (69 percent) appreciate that the family can make stops along the way, while just as many enjoy the great opportunity to see and experience interesting stops and road-side attractions en route to their destination. For ideas about fun trips you can take close to home, check out Expedia.com's Drive Getaway tool at www.expedia.com/drivegetaway. The Drive Getaway tool allows users to filter results for each starting city by offering three "trip length" choices: full tank (151-300 miles), half tank (76-150 miles) or quarter tank (0-75 miles). In addition to the recommendations, the tool also provides TripAdvisor(R) user-generated photos of destinations and attractions. The launch of the Drive Getaway Tool is just another way Expedia.com is putting the traveler first and making it easier for families to plan travel that will create lasting memories. * Among respondents who have been on a family vacation. About Expedia.com Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide personalized service.

Dottie Jordan Pres & CEO Virginia Peninsula C of C Newport News, VA
Newport News is an independent city in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. It is at the south-western end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the north shore of the James River extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek along many miles of waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point on the harbor of Hampton Roads. The area known as Newport News was part of Warwick County, one of the eight original shires of Virginia formed by the House of Burgesses in the British Colony of Virginia by order of King Charles I in 1634. The county was largely composed of farms and undeveloped land until almost 250 years later. In 1881, 15 years of explosive development began under the leadership of Collis P. Huntington, whose new Peninsula Extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from Richmond opened up transportation along the Peninsula and provided a new pathway for the railroad to bring West Virginia bituminous coal to port for coastal shipping and worldwide export. With the new railroad came a terminal and coal piers where the colliers were loaded. Within a few years, Huntington and his associates also built a large shipyard.

The "Wine Guru" - Joel M. Fisher, PhD
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.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mon Aug 17, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Dakota Weiss Executive Chef
Hotel Shangri-La Exquisitely Re-Imagined Santa Monica Hotel, A Chic Sanctuary Of Style. Overlooking the Pacific since 1939, Hotel Shangri-La , a dramatic beacon of Art Deco beauty, Hollywood allure, and Los Angeles history.

Erica Cohen /Lori Barbera "BABY'S BADASS BURGERS"
Baby's Badass Burgers sprang from the imaginations and experiences of ex-New Yorker restaurateur Erica Cohen and celebrated event planner Lori Barbera . Cohen launched her career in the restaurant world as one of the founding partners in the first of The ONE Group's many restaurants, for whom Barbera serves as Los Angeles Events Director as well as an investor. Cohen, a passionate foodie and burgermeister at heart who had "been searching for the perfect, quintessential cheeseburger since [she] was a little girl," decided that in order to satiate her quest she would have to create her own flawless burger: the Simple Original Beauty on the BBB menu.

The "Wine Guru" - Joel M. Fisher, PhD
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.

Woodstock Country Inn - Woodstock NY OWNER Carol Wandry
Two miles from the center of the renowned artist colony of Woodstock, New York, a long driveway off a peaceful country road leads you to the grace and charm of the Woodstock Country Inn. Set amidst acres of rolling meadows, woods and the Catskill Mountains, this island of tranquility offers swimming, hiking, cross-country trails, nearby skiing at Hunter, Windham, and Belleayre Mountains, and quality country comfort. Historic Artist's Home - Built as the home of Woodstock artist Jo Cantine, the house and magnificent setting reflect the artist's creativity and appreciation of nature. Great windows and doors were abundantly placed to capture the shimmering light and natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Cantine lived to be 94 and enjoyed a successful career, with shows at prestigious New York City galleries and museums, and a painting in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several of her luminous paintings, and her hand-painted furniture are displayed in the common room and bedrooms of the bed and breakfast. The Woodstock Country Inn was established in 1987. Renovations were made with a desire to allow for maximum privacy and comfort for guests, while maintaining the charm and ambiance of a 19th Century farmhouse. The heated in-ground pool is set in a wildflower meadow overlooking mountain views and is open from May to October. The pool uses a salt water filtration system, eliminating the need for chlorine or any other harsh chemicals. Adirondack chairs and hammocks are strategically placed for optimum relaxation and meditation.
The Inn is ideally located only 2 miles from the shops, galleries and music of Woodstock, a short hike to Cooper Lake, and less than a mile to the Bear Cafe and Bearsville Theater. Hiking and cross-country ski trails, antique shops, and fabulous restaurants are all only minutes away. Nearby activities also include road and trail biking, apple picking, tubing, canoeing, horseback riding, boat rides on the Hudson River, tennis and golf. Four ski centers (including Hunter Mountain) are close . 845 679 9380

Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County. During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 300,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. The event was captured in the successful 1970 documentary movie Woodstock, an accompanying soundtrack album, and Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock" which commemorated the event and became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Dottie Jordan Pres & CEO Virginia Peninsula C of C Newport News, VA
Newport News is an independent city in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. It is at the south-western end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the north shore of the James River extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek along many miles of waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point on the harbor of Hampton Roads. The area known as Newport News was part of Warwick County, one of the eight original shires of Virginia formed by the House of Burgesses in the British Colony of Virginia by order of King Charles I in 1634. The county was largely composed of farms and undeveloped land until almost 250 years later. In 1881, 15 years of explosive development began under the leadership of Collis P. Huntington, whose new Peninsula Extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from Richmond opened up transportation along the Peninsula and provided a new pathway for the railroad to bring West Virginia bituminous coal to port for coastal shipping and worldwide export. With the new railroad came a terminal and coal piers where the colliers were loaded. Within a few years, Huntington and his associates also built a large shipyard.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fri Aug 14, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

John Melendez - "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" / "The Jay Leno Show"
After 15 seasons on Howard Stern’s Radio Show, Mr. Melendez, known to Stern fans as “Stuttering John,” has just finished his fifth season on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On the tonight show besides being the show’s nightly announcer, Mr. Melendez was also involved in comedy sketches and correspondence pieces as well as being the daily warm up performer for Jay. Mr. Melendez just signed on to be a writer on the new Jay Leno Show airing on NBC at 10:00pm as well as continuing to be the shows warm up performer. Mr. Melendez, who began with The Howard Stern Show as an intern in college, landed on the air almost immediately. During his 15 seasons with Stern, Melendez gained national acclaim and recognition with his daring interview style and prominent personality. In addition to interviewing countless celebrities on the radio, Melendez was simultaneously hired as a field reporter for the nationally syndicated Howard Stern Television Show, where he worked for two seasons as an interviewer and in sketch pieces for the show’s recurrent man-on-the-street segments. He continued his television work for Stern on the highly- rated E! television show. Aside from his notable work with Stern, Mr. Melendez’s feature credits include Private Parts, Dude Where's My Car, and Osmosis Jones. On television, he is credited with appearances on the reality series I'm A Celebrity, Get Me out Of Here, Celebrity Fear Factor, guest starring roles in Wings, and Baywatch Night, and in the animated series, Tripping the Rift, on the Sci-Fi channel. Last year Mr. Melendez starred in a full-length feature, National Lampoon's One, Two, Many, which he wrote and produced. (Ice House - Pasadena, CA this weekend)

Larry Van Aalst Sommelier "Equus Restaurant"
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. Host of "WCOW Sonoma County Wine Report"

JEWEL Singer - Songwriter
Singer-songwriter Jewel is releasing her first-ever independent ALBUM. Lullaby is jam packed full of soothing songs that both kids and adults can enjoy. The popular singer, who was homeless before being discovered, says the 15-track album is filled with a collection of lullabies, many she wrote to help her to sleep during difficult periods in her life. Jewel joins us from her hometown of Stephenville , Texas the place where THE “Sleep Better, Dream Bigger,” Project haS been THIS SUMMER, teaching america how to get a better NIGHT’S sleep and to dream big . It comes as no surprise that Jewel, an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter, finds herself in the embrace of country music for the release of her seventh career album, Perfectly Clear. From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time Grammy nominee, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career. Her singular style and beauty continuously land her on the covers of such diverse magazines as Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour and Seventeen. Stuff listed her among its '102 Sexiest Women in the World’ while Blender went further, crowning her 'rock’s sexiest poet. ‘ Sitting around a campfire on her ranch in Alaska , as a young girl, Jewel was first exposed to songwriting by her father and it has carried with her throughout her career. “I’m first and foremost a songwriter. I’ve been writing music since I was young- I got it from my dad. He was a cowboy and a songwriter. That to me is what country music is all about- telling a story that’s honest and true- that reveals something of yourself. I’m thrilled to be in front of an audience that prizes storytelling above all other things.” Jewel currently lives on a working ranch in Stephenville , Texas with World Champion bull-riding superstar, Ty Murray.

Lee Hodo - Marketing Manager- Russian River Valley Winegrowers
Created, organized, and hosted by the Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Grape to Glass encourages you to “Live Like a Local” and get fully immersed in one of California’s most unforgettable wine regions. Join our family of winegrape growers, winemakers, chefs and innkeepers August 14 –16, 2009:

• Get your boots dirty and your wine knowledge
• Taste your way to a winning hand at the Winery Poker Run.
• Take in Sip ‘N’ Cinema – Where Hollywood meets Wine Country at MacMurray Ranch –
• Experience the Russian River Valley Lifestyle by land, water and air -
• Enjoy wine country at its best at the Hog in the Fog Winegrower BBQ
• Wings, Wine and Wind-down / the “Wings Over Wine Country” Air Show,
14TH ANNUAL Grape to Glass Weekend August 14–16, 2009 Sonoma County, CA
Outstanding Russian River Valley Wines / Hands-On Vineyard and Winery Experiences
Wine Country Regional Cuisine

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, August 12, 2009

Wed Aug 12, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Chef John Rader P.Diddy's former Executive Chef
Chef John Rader, who has cooked for celebrities such as Sean "Diddy” Combs, Tyra Banks, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, uses the blessings of his culinary talents to help inner-city youths. Chef John is the Celebrity Chef Ambassador of Governor Schwarzenegger's founded After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles' health and cooking programs. Geared to enable students to make better eating decisions, the kids in the program are also able to showcase the dishes that they prepare in ASAS-LA cooking courses and cook the recipes for their families at home. Founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2002, the organization is a leading middle and high school after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through after-school activities centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. ASAS-LA brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs to middle and high school youth that contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing the safety of students in the after school hours. The organization serves 10,000 disadvantaged students located in at-risk areas throughout LA County. Kobe Bryant is the charitable foundation's National Celebrity Ambassador.

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.

World Master Chef, Jimmy Gherardi - Chief Culinary Advisor for Pierre Foods - nationally recognized as an industry leader in providing delicious, high-quality meat and sandwich products for vending, convenience stores, schools, food service and grocery retailers. Chef created their revolutionary School Food Service Program. He lends his professional expertise to help busy School Food Directors create fun and nutritious meals and side items to increase student participation in school lunch programs .

Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
Ginanne M. Italiano The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
an organization that represents more than 800, and growing, businesses located in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County and Northern areas of Virginia. Membership in the Chamber is open to businesses of all types and sizes—from sole proprietorships to international companies. If you do business in Montgomery County, then the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce is the group that you want to associate with.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tues Aug 11, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi - Roy's Los Angeles
Based on childhood memories of the feelings and flavors of Hawaii, Roy invented what he refers to as “Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine” — a tempting combination of exotic flavors and spices mixed with the freshest of local ingredients, always with an emphasis on seafood. Born in Tokyo, Yamaguchi vividly recalls visits with his grandparents to Maui, where he had his first tastes of fish, crab, octopus and lobster bought fresh at oceanside piers. Thusly inspired, he graduated the Culinary Institute of America in New York at the age of 19, where, after several years of intense training, he became a Master Chef. Thoroughly imbued by this discipline, Roy found the confidence to tackle his first experience as executive chef at Le Serene in Los Angeles in 1979. This was followed by a few memorable months at the eternally posh Michael's in Santa Monica, working for California Cuisine originator Michael McCarty. In 1984, he opened his own restaurant in Los Angeles called 385 North. However, the desire to further expand his culinary horizons while getting closer to his roots led Yamaguchi to move to Hawaii in 1988 and open Roy’s. Soon after the original Roy’s opened in Honolulu, Food & Wine Magazine dubbed it the "crown jewel of Honolulu's East-West eateries," and it was named one of Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 50." Gourmet acknowledged Yamaguchi as "the father of modern East-West cooking" while the New York Times described him as "the Wolfgang Puck of the Pacific." Yamaguchi is now regarded as a pioneer who mastered a distinctive style, which brought his cooking to the forefront of contemporary gastronomy. As testimony to his success, there are now 35 Roy’s, including 26 in the Continental US, 7 in Hawaii, 1 in Japan and 1 in Guam. Honored early in his career with the prestigious James Beard "Best Pacific Northwest Chef" award, Yamaguchi has hosted six seasons of the PBS-TV show, Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi seen on more than 300 stations in all 50 states, as well as in over 60 countries. Equally notable, he was a featured chef on the acclaimed TV Food Network program, My Country, My Kitchen which takes viewers back to his roots in Japan.
Yamaguchi has also published three cookbooks, Roy’s Fish and Seafood, Roy’s Feasts from Hawaii and Hawaii Cooks: Flavors from Roy’s Pacific Rim Kitchen.

MICHAEL COHEN (Bravo's "MIAMI SOCIAL")
Michael is one of Miami's "in the know," tapped into the media world as a freelance editor covering local entertainment and A-list celebrities for magazines such as In Touch. He also commentates for local and national TV shows such as CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight.” He is currently working hard at launching his own website – thestylelabonline.com – an e-commerce site that will cover all that is fashionable. His job allows him the freedom to explore the hottest Miami locales, including lunch meetings at the chicest hotel pools and cocktails on the hottest rooftop lounges. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoys life with his three-year-old poodle, Austin, all while looking for love in the sometimes complicated and dramatic world of South Beach.

Chef John Rader P.Diddy's former Executive Chef
Chef John Rader, who has cooked for celebrities such as Sean "Diddy” Combs, Tyra Banks, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, uses the blessings of his culinary talents to help inner-city youths. Chef John is the Celebrity Chef Ambassador of Governor Schwarzenegger's founded After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles' health and cooking programs. Geared to enable students to make better eating decisions, the kids in the program are also able to showcase the dishes that they prepare in ASAS-LA cooking courses and cook the recipes for their families at home. Founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2002, the organization is a leading middle and high school after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through after-school activities centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. ASAS-LA brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs to middle and high school youth that contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing the safety of students in the after school hours. The organization serves 10,000 disadvantaged students located in at-risk areas throughout LA County. Kobe Bryant is the charitable foundation's National Celebrity Ambassador.

Cathy Miller - Director of Tourism "Destination Toledo"
Toledo is in the center of a region rich in historic interest. The settling of the Northwest Territory was marked by frequent battles between the Indians and the settlers, so Toledo - as the meeting point of early Indian trails and the advance guard of the pioneer - has more than its share of historic spots. As early of 1805, a treaty with the Indians was signed at Fort Industry that stood on a bluff at Swan Creek and the Maumee River. Later, Peter Navarre, famed Indian scout, lived in what is now East Toledo and his work was largely responsible for Perry's famous victory at Put-In-Bay - a short distance from Toledo in Lake Erie. The names of Turkey Foot Rock, Fort Meigs, Battle of Fallen Timbers and others are familiar to students of early American History and these historic places center within a radius of 12 miles of Toledo.
Port Lawrence, the first settlement, was laid out in 1816 and in 1832 another settlement called Vistula was founded about a mile down the river. The two villages were consolidated and named Toledo and the latter was incorporated on January 7, 1837.




Monday, August 10, 2009

Mon Aug 10, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Ray Foley "The Best Summer Drinks: 500 Incredible Cocktail and Appetizer Recipes" A bartender for over 20 years and publisher of Bartender Magazine. Ray is the founder of the Bartenders Foundation Inc., as well as the author of Bartending for Dummies. Ray resides in New Jersey with his wife and partner, Jaclyn. From Bartender Magazine, the number one publication for the bartending trade and the most respected name in bartending comes "The Best Summer Drinks" the perfect recipe guide for the hottest drink time of year. Written by the ultimate authority on bartending, this book contains 500 summer cocktail and appetizer recipes submitted by the world's best bartenders, including: Summer Breeze, Fourth of July, Blue Lemonade

The "Wine Guru" - Joel M. Fisher, PhD
is 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.

COUNTRY SUPER STAR LEANN RIMES
Margaret LeAnn Rimes, known simply as LeAnn Rimes, (born August 28,1982) is an American country singer-songwriter and actress, best known for her rich vocals similar to legendary country music singer Patsy Cline, and her rise to fame at the age of 13, becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Grammy Award-Winning Singer Shares her Story; Encourages Psoriasis Patients to Actively Manage their Disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7 million Americans have psoriasis.

"Everyday Indian: 100 Fast, Fresh and Healthy Recipes". This new cookbook introduces a modern concept in Indian cuisine -- dishes that can be prepared in less than 25 minutes. The healthy recipes in Everyday Indian prove that Indian cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Bal Arneson provides recipes that use everyday spices and common techniques to create simple, mouthwatering dishes that even the novice cook can whip up at home. Bal Arneson was born in Punjab, India, where she learned to cook traditional Indian cuisine from her elders at the age of nine. Today she teaches cooking classes and is sponsored by Cuisinart and Denby. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

11/17 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT & AUTHOR RONDA GIANGRECO AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CARRIE SAMMARCO, MIKE KELLEY, AQUALANI, JESSICA NAZIRI, TOP TECH GIFTS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

RONDA GIANGRECO AND CARRIE SAMMARCO RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT A NEW COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESOURCE  HOW A ONE-YEAR COOKING CHALLENGE HELPED AN AV...