Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sep 10, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Marc Silverstein "Tailgating 101 for Football Season."
Energetic entertaining expert Marc Silverstein is a man who knows his way around a backyard grill, a haute cuisine and a five-star restaurant. As the nationally known host of such successful television series as The Best Of on Food Network and Go Ahead, Make My Dinner on The Discovery Channel, he has traveled the country and tasted the finest our cities and chefs have to offer. Marc has a reputation as the consummate professional, a media leader and host with great style. Football season is upon us and with it comes a favorite game-day pastime: Tailgating!! The pre-game parties can make or break a game – no matter if your team wins or loses! But when most of us take the party to the stadium we’re looking for easy fun options that will leave every one impressed. So grab the grub, invite some good friends and hit the stadium parking lot! If you can’t make to the stadium don’t worry… We have tips to help you score with a game day party from the comfort of your own home. Tailgating expert Marc Silverstein shows us rookies how to throw a game day tailgating party like the pros. From the food to the gear to the tricks of the trade, this season Marc Silverstein will help any sports fan score big!

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.

George Smart, Founder/ CEO Blue Cow "THE ORIGINAL RELAXATION DRINK"
In 1966 the founder of RelaxCo came to California with one small suitcase and $150 in cash. Over the years, through a combination of hard work and luck, he became financially independent and retired in 1984 at the age of 40. Disaster hit in the late 1990's when he went through a divorce and lost everything. He had to move from a multi-million dollar ocean view home into a van. Living in the van and reeling from the financial disaster, he was unable to sleep, and looked for a one-stop shop carrying all products to help people sleep - he could not find one! He vowed that if/when he got back on his feet, he would open a retail outlet that was a "one stop shop" for all sleep products. Back on his feet in the early 2000's, he purchased and assembled in one prototype store, hundreds of products that would help people sleep. While looking at these products, he saw the one food product that existed, sleep teas, and thoughts of the idea of providing sleep ingredients through the use of food products and founded SleepCo. At SleepCo, food scientists were hired and category creating products were developed and trademarked; the first five introduced to the market were Sleep Water, Sleep Bars, SLeep Lozenges, Sleep Cookies and Sleep Scents. In late 2005 an ingredient supplier brought to his attention a great new green tea derivative, which "helps relax without creating drowsiness." It was suggested that he add Suntheanine® to the sleep products, because relaxed people would benefit faster from the sleep inducing ingredients. He agreed and also thought, "if we have a safe, all natural green tea derivative product which relaxes without drowsiness, in addition to SleepCo we have RelaxCo, and a second huge new global food and beverage category!"

Chef Steve Black Harbor’s Edge Restaurant (San Diego)
Steve Black attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1986. His hotel career began at the Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers in 1984, where he developed his culinary skills working in the five restaurants and catering the private banquets. In 1990, Chef Black traveled abroad to Strasbourg, France where he had the opportunity to work with several 5-Star Michelin Chefs. Returning to the U.S. in 1992, Chef Black moved to San Diego and joined the culinary teams at the La Costa Resort & Spa and at the Hyatt La Jolla Aventine. In 1993, he became the Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina on Harbor Island. During his culinary career, Chef Black has been recognized as one of the leading chefs in San Diego. In 2002, he received the Gold Medallion Award as Chef of the Year from the California Restaurant Association. At the 2008 Gold Key Awards, he was nominated for the Food & Beverage Person of the Year by the San Diego Hotel & Motel Association. He has been awarded with “Best Recipe” from Maple Leaf Duck Farms and Contessa Shrimp. For over 17 years, Chef Black has catered the annual events for The Old Globe Gala, the RITZ, Jewel Ball and Patrons of The Prado. He has participated in the various major fundraisers for Meals on Wheels, Mama’s Kitchen and the Shiley Eye Institute. During the 2007 devastating fires, he personally drove the donated food from the Sheraton Hotel to the Valley Center High School to feed the many people that were displaced from their homes. Chef Black has had the opportunity to cater to celebrities such as Richard Dreyfuss, Hal Holbrook & Dixie Carter, John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bob Dole and Mayor Jerry Sanders. In 2000, he had the privilege of meeting Julia Child as she was honored at the UCSD Cancer Center event

Dr. William Sears Baby Nutrition - Making sure your children eat properly
Father of 8, Best-selling author of 30+ baby books, frequent “Dr. Phil” contributor, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, author, medical/parenting consultant. Every parent is aware that good nutrition for babies is of utmost importance; however, sometimes all the information out there about “the best” ways to feed your baby can get overwhelming and confusing. Dr. William Sears is one of the country’s foremost experts on pediatric health and nutrition, and is available to share his unique expertise with your viewers. He will reveal his five simple tips for ensuring that the foods you give your baby or toddler will set a pattern of healthy eating for a lifetime.

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