Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tue Nov 17, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Sandra Lee - Semi- Homemade - Thanksgiving
Samuel Adams Brewmaster - Bert Boyce Utopia the world’s strongest beer
Dan Jasper - Director of PR Mall of America
Lucinda Scala Quinn "Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys"
Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Thursday Nov 19


Food Network Star Sandra Lee Makes Great Meals Easy For the Entire Holiday Weekend Some might suggest it’s the one holiday that’s all about food. No gifts, no religious services, just family and a really big meal. Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of family entertaining. And because you’ll have a crowd of people to feed all weekend long, you may feel captive in the kitchen. But, Sandra Lee has tips to help keep it simple and make the holiday weekend more enjoyable – even for the cook in your family. With her new book, Semi-Homemade Weeknight Wonders, the host of the highly-rated, Emmy-nominated Food Network show, “Semi-Homemade Cooking” and "Sandra's Money Saving Meals,” makes at-home entertaining easy all weekend long, with her “Round 2 Recipes.” While shopping and stocking your pantry for the holiday weekend, Sandra will provide clever ways to stretch a dollar and save time with her Round 2 Recipes – delicious ways to use select items from your main meal to prepare dishes that will satisfy guests all weekend long. Sandra’s Semi-Homemade tips for Thanksgiving entertaining and decorating are based on her trademark 70/30 Semi-Homemade® philosophy. It’s a formula by which anyone at any skill level can combine 70 percent ready-made products with 30 percent fresh ingredients, adding creative touches to make something that tastes as if it were completely made from scratch. In interviews on November 17, Sandra will showcase some of her favorite Thanksgiving weekend entertaining tips and tricks, as well as fantastic recipes. Sandra Lee has a passion for simple solutions that create dramatic results in all areas of home life. She is an internationally acclaimed home and food expert. With 20 books to her credit, Sandra Lee is a New York Times best-selling author; host of the top-rated, Emmy-nominated TV show Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee on the Food Network and Sandra's Money Saving Meals. She will be launching four prime-time television specials this December on HGTV, "Sandra Lee Celebrates...," and she is also editor-in-chief of the national magazine Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade. For more information on Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, please visit www.SandraLee.com .

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

Dan Jasper - Director of PR Mall of America
Mall of America (also MOA, MoA or the Megamall) is a super-regional shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. The mall is located southeast of the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77, north of the Minnesota River and is across the interstate from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. In the United States, it is the second largest enclosed mall in terms of retail space but is largest in terms of total enclosed floor area . Opened in 1992, the mall received 40 million visitors in 2006.[4] Triple Five Group, owned by Canada's Ghermezian family, fully owns and manages the property.

Lucinda Scala Quinn "Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys"
Born to a family that always cared about food, Lucinda Scala Quinn started cooking professionally as a teenager. She has worked as a chef, cooking teacher, caterer, and food writer. She is vice president, editorial director of food and entertaining at Martha Stewart Omnimedia. She appears regularly on NBC's Today and Martha, as well as hosting her weekly radio show and co-hosting PBS's Everyday Food. Four hungry brothers. Three ravenous sons. A husband who loves to eat. Lucinda Scala Quinn has spent much of her life feeding the men and boys in her life and teaching them how to feed themselves. Now Scala Quinn—chef, television personality, and Martha Stewart Omnimedia's resident food guru—shares winning strategies for how to sate the seemingly insatiable, trade food for talk, and get men to manage in the kitchen. She provides recipes for single-skillet meals and dinners that yield fabulous leftovers and that are a cinch to stretch for extra guests. Her grab-and-run breakfast will help kids start the day right, and her healthful drinks make it easier for guys to say no to soda. Scala Quinn's recipes are easy to prepare, affordable, and so good that even the most finicky eater will want to dig in. Along with her cooking techniques and survival strategies ("Never be caught without bacon"), Quinn muses about life in a predominantly male household and provides empowering advice to feed guys' spirits as well as fill their bellies. With her help, homemade meals become second nature, nourishing both diner and cook.

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Thursday Nov 19 - 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.

Malibu Family Wines (Malibu, CA)
Producers of Saddlerock & Semler Estate Wines
Special guest: Tami Semler, Winemaker