Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wed Dec 09, 2009

What's Cookin -Wed Dec 09, 2009
On Today's Show:

A great Holiday  "WHAT'S COOKIN" Show  show today including our own Costa Rica Correspondent Larry Lipson.  Former New York Times Columnist Ann Cotler will be here with information on Home Grown Food and a Super Patriot Country Star Lee Green stops  by to talk about his new CD "Have Your Self a Merry Little Christmas".

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine andfood talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally onCable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heardlocally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP;Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley onChannel1/97 SAP and 25; Time Warner West Valley on Channel 6 SAP and 960;AT&T on Channel 6 in the Valley and Channel 44 SAP in Los Angeles;Charter Communications on Channel 33 SAP; Time Warner Lancaster onChannel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in HiddenHills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura onChannel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960; Time Warner SouthPasadena on Channel 6 and 960.

 Lee Greenwood "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
As we approach the holiday season we think of snow, eggnog, and awarm fireplace with family and friends. Sometimes we are far from ourfamilies during the holidays, as are most of our military who arelikely deployed, fighting for our freedom. We hope and pray that theyall return home safe and sound.    Kim has been my bride for 17 wonderful years and we’ll celebrate our18th wedding anniversary in April next year. She has blessed me withtwo wonderful sons, Dalton and Parker, who are the finest young men andhave brought me enormous pride. Kim is the love of my life and myspiritual beacon. I am richly blessed by my family, the love we share,and my faith in God.  I’m a very lucky man. As we prepare to bring our annual Christmas Show to cities acrossAmerica, we hope to see your smiling faces. We have also just releaseda new Christmas CD entitled “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” onCountry Crossings Records. Most of all, remember to pray for all those military men and women whoare either being deployed or returning home from around the world.  MayGod bless you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a blessedChristmas. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

Amy Cotler  “THE LOCAVORE WAY: DISCOVER THE PLEASURES OF LOCALLY GROWN FOOD” Cotler covers it all — Why eat locally, where to find local foods,how to eat locally on a budget, what questions to ask at the farmers’market, and even how to grow your own food. She offers savvy shoppingtips, simple guides to preparing whatever is in season, ideas forbringing out the best flavors in farm-fresh foods, and strategies tomake the harvest last.  All this is toped off with a guide to buildinga better food system through local food advocacy, as well as a localfoodand sustainability glossary to unscramble terminology. Cotlerdemystifies local foods and demonstrates how eating within one’s own“foodshed” is as simple as it is satisfying. The Locavore Wayis at once a practical, how-to guide and a celebration of all that isfresh and flavorful. With this handy resource tucked into their canvasmarket tote, readers will have the information they need to find,select, store, prepare, and preserve the bounty . . . all year long! Amy Cotler brings 3 decades as a culinary professional (AKA foodfanatic) and farm to table advocate to her books and other offerings.A  longtime advocate of seasonal cooking local eating, she is thefounding director of Berkshire Grown, which became an early model forlocal farm and food advocacy. She consults, teaches and lecturesnationally on food and farm to table issues.  Ms. Cotler worked as theweb food forum host for The New York Times and her food articles have been published in periodicals, including Fine Cooking, Kitchen Garden, Cook’s and Orion.  She has written 5 cookbooks, including Fresh from the Farm: The Massachusetts Farm to School Cookbook, a training tool for schools, which was distributed to every school Massachusetts and is now available free on-line.