Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tue Dec 15, 2009

Rick Dungey – National Christmas Tree Association
Rick Dungey is the Public Relations Manager for the National Christmas Tree Association. Dungey implements many of the Consumer Promotion programs and serves as media liaison at the national office. He has answered consumer questions about Christmas trees for the past 12 years and interacts with over 2,000 people throughout the year through email, phone and the Tree Talk blog. The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) strives to be one voice representing Christmas Tree Professionals and promoting the use of Real Christmas Trees. More than 5,100 professionals support NCTA programs through membership; participation (through their state association) in the Tree Industry Partnership (TIP) program and/or individual investments in the Market Expansion Campaign.

Madhu Gadia "The Indian Vegan Kitchen: More Than 150 Quick and Healthy Homestyle Recipes" Madhu Gadia, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietician and the author of New Indian Home Cooking. She teaches popular cooking classes and workshops. The author of New Indian Home Cooking presents a fresh take on Indian recipes for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who loves Southeast Asian cuisine. Renowned nutritionist and cooking instructor Madhu Gadia delivers a wonderful new recipe collection that is perfect for vegans looking for fresh ideas, as well as anyone who savors healthy, light recipes that don't compromise on authenticity. Unlike most Indian vegetarian cookbooks, this unique collection avoids dairy and eggs, highlighting vegetables, and making use of soy products and other simple substitutions. It also offers nutritional analyses, as well as notes on serving, history, and variations.

Gloria Allred www.lawyers.com
A Fearless Advocate for Justice and Equality Gloria Allred is the most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today, a tireless and successful advocate whose high-profile legal battles on behalf of victims whose rights have been violated have led to many landmark precedent-setting court decisions and hundreds of millions of dollars which she has won for her clients. When a high-profile legal case hits the airwaves, we have become accustomed to seeing Gloria Allred in some key role as attorney or commentator. But this nationally-recognized advocate has built her pioneering career on much more than O.J. Simpson and Amber Frey. As a tireless crusader against discrimination in all areas of our lives, Allred's legal reach has been wide and long. For the past three decades she has played an integral role in combating injustices and winning new rights especially for women and minorities. Fearless lawyer, feminist, activist, television and radio commentator, warrior, advocate, and winner – Gloria Allred is all of these things and more. Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America, and described by Time magazine as "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes," Allred has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights across boundaries of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, and social class. Also, Gloria Allred is a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, one of the pre-eminent employment law firms in the country, which has won national prominence through many precedent-setting cases over the course of more than 30 years. With the other attorneys of her firm, Gloria has been involved in some of the most defining cases of our day, including O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, and Robert Blake, as well as one of the earliest sexual abuse suits against the Catholic Church. At the same time, she has also played a role in many groundbreaking legal decisions that have forever changed our lives for the better.

Ruth Milstein "Cooking with Love"
Did you ever think there could be 'nothing new under the sun'? Ruth Milstein dispels this notion with her new book for American cuisine. Little is known about the wide array of exotic yet comfortable and easy-to-make food associated with the Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine, so Ruth Milstein sheds light on this unknown delight. Exploring this expansive gourmets heaven with recipes that are eye openers for the experienced chef as well as the novice cook, Cooking With Love brings New Israeli Cuisine to the States. Cooking With Love offers an amalgam of dishes to meet every connoisseurs desire, including specific sections like Lamb, Lamb Stew with Black Olives; Pies, like Cheese and Spinach Pie; Rice, showing how to make Rice with Green Peas; and Breads, like the American favorite Glazed Banana Bread. So throw out those boring, tired weeknight recipes and make your meals sizzle with these enticing Mediterranean ideas. RUTH MILSTEIN was born in Israel and graduated from Tel Aviv University. After earning a Master's degree in Art and Journalism, she went on to study Jewelry Design in Israel and the United States. Although eventually making a career in designing jewelry, her real passion and hobby was always food and cooking. Ruth was always looking for ways to improve and change different dishes from various cultures and ethnicities. Her extensive travel in Europe and the U.S., combined with original family recipes, has brought forth "New Israeli Cuisine" in her book "Cooking With Love." Ruth currently resides in New York City with her husband of twenty years.

Peter Kastelan "Il Tiramisu Restaurant"
Wine Dinner on Thursday Dec 17
featuring A Tour of Italy
Featuring OUR Stimulus Price $50