Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mon Feb 1, 2010

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru"
Joel M. Fisher, PhD is the wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine wine organic wine green food ... Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California. Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, Joel is also a member of Patterson Magazine's tasting panel. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Circle of Wine Writers (UK) and was awarded a Wine Enthusiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of the Wine Work Book now in its 6th edition.


Filmmaker ANAT BARON - "Beer Wars"

When SUPERBOWL time rolls around in a few weeks, much of America will relax with a cold one. Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in this country and accounts for about 85% of the volume of alcoholic beverages sold in the United States each year.  But the story beer-wars1behind that mugful—told in the newly-available feature, "Beer Wars," is as eye-opening and bracing as any head of foam.  And at a time when entrepreneurship is a necessity rather than a choice and when Corporate America is under fire, this truly American tale couldn't be more timely. It's a David and Goliath story for those who are keeping the American dream alive--a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer and the incredible connection between beer and politics  Beer is as American as apple pie.  Did you know that The Mayflower had to make an unplanned stop near wintry Plymouth because they ran out of beer? That soldiers in the Revolutionary Army received rations of a quart of beer a day? That many of the Founding Fathers were home brewers (and home brewing was legalized in the US by the Federal Government in 1978)?     WHEN YOU SAY "BEERS WARS," YOU'VE SAID IT ALL  Filmmaker ANAT BARON brings a unique point of view to the documentary world merging her eclectic business background with entertainment industry experience. Before plunging (head first) into independent filmmaking, she was General Manager of Mike's Hard Lemonade and helped grow this entrepreneurial company (despite the fact that she is allergic to alcohol). Prior to her stint in the beer industry, she was a Hollywood producer and development executive who developed over 40 films, mostly for television. She executive produced A Murder On Shadow Mountain for CBS.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Professional Studies degree from Cornell University. Beer Wars is Anat's first documentary feature.


Joe Cahn  "Commissioner of Tailgating"
Who is Joe Cahn?  And What is the Commissioner of Tailgating? Not Your Average JoeNot Your Average Joe. There are extreme tailgaters. And then there is Joe Cahn! As the self-proclaimed Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe may have the best job in America. He invented it. In 1996, he Joe_Cahn1.JPGsold his business, the New Orleans School of Cooking, sold his house, bought a motor home and hit the road to explore what he calls "the new American community" Tailgate Parties.  Joe Cahn is the world's only professional tailgater. He tailgates at football stadiums, NASCAR tracks, and any other event where they party in the parking lot. Now in his twelfth season on the road, he has driven the JoeMobile over 500,000 miles, visited hundreds of cities, and has seen thousands of fans and has eaten his way through over 500 tailgate parties. During his Tailgating America Tours he has travelled to all 31 NFL stadiums, over 123 college stadiums, and 9 NASCAR tracks, tailgated with hundreds of thousands of people and served more than 326 pots of Jambalaya!  Joe Cahn is the Commissioner of Tailgating. The Commissioner's job is to promote tailgating, the Celebration in the Parking Lot. It's the new community social and the biggest weekly party in the nation! He's meeting the fans, the Tailgaters, AND the folks on the road, in the rest stops, at the campgrounds, in the parking lots of America! He wants to make sure everyone is invited to the party.  He's living the American dream. It's every sports fan's fantasy!  Along the way, Joe has eaten... 
    * Grilling in the Parking LotBBQ Brisket in Dallas

    * Grits in Atlanta

    * Bratwurst in Green Bay

    * Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

    * Coney Island Hot Dogs in New York

    * Dungeness Crab in San Francisco

    * Smoked Salmon in Seattle

    * Boiled Lobsters in New England

    * Pulled Pork & Hush Puppies in Carolina

    * Buffalo Wings in Buffalo

    * Chesapeake Bay Crabs in Baltimore

    * Muffelettas in New Orleans

    * Pierogi's in Pittsburgh

    * Side of Beef in Kansas City

Ralph Brennan - Pres  Brennan's Restaurant Group 
Ralph Brennan entered the family business in the early 1980's after a successful stint as a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse & Company. One of eight third generation cousins actively involved in the restaurant industry today, Ralph Brennan and his cousins run Ralph Brennan - Darden ...
twelve New Orleans-style restaurants, nine of which are located in New Orleans.  Ralph Brennan is the owner and operator of Red Fish Grill and BACCO in the New Orleans French Quarter, Ralph's on the Park in Mid-City New Orleans, and the Jazz Kitchen located in the Downtown Disney® District at the DISNEYLAND® Resort. Ralph is a co-owner of Mr. B's Bistro, Commander's Palace and Brennan's of Houston.  Under Ralph's direction, Mr. B's was recognized consistently with '4 Bean' ratings from the Times Picayune and '4 Star' ratings from Menu Magazine's Tom Fitzmorris. Mr. B's was among five nationwide nominees for the James Beard MasterCard Outstanding Service Award and was awarded Restaurants & Institutions Magazine's prestigious Ivy Award and Nation's Restaurant News' Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award. In 1991, Ralph Brennan opened BACCO, a New Orleans Italian restaurant located in the French Quarter just around the block from Mr. B's. Consistently awarded '4 bean' ratings by the Times Picayune and '4 star' ratings by Menu Magazine's Tom Fitzmorris, BACCO was selected as one of America's 'Best New Restaurants of 1992' by John Mariani for Esquire Magazine. BACCO consistently has been named 'New Orleans' Best Italian Restaurant' by local publications and The Zagat Restaurant Survey notes BACCO as one of New Orleans' 'Most Popular', Best Italian', and 'Most Romantic' restaurants.  In 1997, Ralph Brennan launched his third French Quarter eatery, Red Fish Grill, a casual New Orleans seafood restaurant located on Bourbon Street, the gateway into the historic French Quarter. Praised for its innovative local seafood menu and whimsical decor, Red Fish Grill has been named New Orleans 'Best Seafood Restaurant' four years in a row.  In 2001, Ralph Brennan opened the Jazz Kitchen, a New Orleans-themed food and entertainment venue which debuted in January 2001 as part of the 1.4 billion dollar DISNEYLAND® Resort development which added a new theme park, a new hotel and a new retail, dining and entertainment district to the Southern California Resort. Conceptualized as a savvy representation of New Orleans' dual legacies - food and music – the Jazz Kitchen was designed as a replica of traditional French Quarter architecture. The restaurant encompasses 15,000 square feet distributed over two floors and a second story exterior balcony. In December 2003, Ralph Brennan opened Ralph's on the Park adjacent to the gateway of New Orleans' City Park. In its first year of operation, Ralph's on the Park was named "Best New Restaurant" by New Orleans Magazine and earned a "4 bean" rating from the Times Picayune.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fri Jan 29, 2010

Dorothy Hamill - Skating Legend -  Winter OlympicsDorothy Hamill, legendary figure skater - Most proud of her World Championship title in Gothenburg, Sweden following her win at the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Dorothy has since skated with many productions, including eight years with the Ice Capades (the company she helped bring to preeminence among touring ice shows), "Cinderella-Frozen in Dorothy Hamill, America's ... Time", "Hansel, Gretel, the Witch, and the Cat", "Nutcracker on Ice", and "Romeo and Juliet". With five consecutive World Professional titles, Dorothy continues to tour nationally with "Champions on "Ice" and "Broadway on Ice"; released her 2007 memoir entitled "A Skating Life: My Story" about love, family, courage, and what it means to truly win both on and off the ice; and was also a judge on "Skating with Celebrities".   In addition, Dorothy is actively involved in charity work, including the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; the International Special Olympics; Big Brothers & Sisters of America; Buoniconti Fund; Olympic Aid; Vaccine Fund; American Cancer Society; Ronald McDonald House and the March of Dimes. Dorothy also does many motivational speaking engagements to Women's Organizations and a variety of AIDS foundations.
Joe Cahn   "Commisioner of Tailgating"
Not Your Average Joe.There are extreme tailgaters. And then there is Joe Cahn! As the self-proclaimed Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe may have the best job in America. He invented it. In 1996, he sold his business, the New Orleans School of Cooking, sold his house, bought a motor home and hit the road to explore what he calls "the new American community" Tailgate Parties. Joe Cahn is the world's only professional tailgater. He tailgates at football stadiums, NASCAR tracks, and any other event where they party in the parking lot. Now in his twelfth season on the road, he has driven the JoeMobile over 500,000 miles, visited hundreds of cities, and has seen thousands of fans and has eaten his way through over 500 tailgate parties. During his Tailgating America Tours he has travelled to all 31 NFL stadiums, over 123 college stadiums, and 9 NASCAR tracks, tailgated with hundreds of thousands of people and served more than 326 pots of Jambalaya! Joe Cahn is the Commissioner of Tailgating. The Commissioner's job is to promote tailgating, the Celebration in the Parking Lot. It's the new community social and the biggest weekly party in the nation! He's meeting the fans, the Tailgaters, AND the folks on the road, in the rest stops, at the campgrounds, in the parking lots of America! He wants to make sure everyone is invited to the party.
He's living the American dream. It's every sports fan's fantasy!
Along the way, Joe has eaten...
  • BBQ Brisket in Dallas
  • Joe_Cahn1.JPGGrits in Atlanta
  • Bratwurst in Green Bay
  • Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia
  • Coney Island Hot Dogs in New York
  • Dungeness Crab in San Francisco
  • Smoked Salmon in Seattle
  • Boiled Lobsters in New England
  • Pulled Pork & Hush Puppies in Carolina
  • Buffalo Wings in Buffalo
  • Chesapeake Bay Crabs in Baltimore
  • Muffelettas in New Orleans
  • Pierogi's in Pittsburgh
  • Side of Beef in Kansas City

Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thu Jan 28, 2010

Harley Pasternak "THE 5-FACTOR WORLD DIET"
Fitness Expert Harley Pasternak Tells VIEWERS how to Adopt  Food and Lifestyle Habits of  World's Healthiest Countries! With celebrity clients such as Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Katy Perry and Kanye West, fitness expert and acclaimed celebrity  ... As from Harley Pasternaktrainer Harley Pasternak, M.Sc. outlines how the rest of the world are living healthier lives through the right food and lifestyle choices in his new book: THE 5-FACTOR WORLD DIET.  In an effort to help remedy a harmful pattern, the renowned nutritionist and best-selling author's newest release extracts the essence of the world's healthiest cultures and reveals their regimens for living healthy lives.  Harley will show your viewers an easy-to-follow diet and weight management program that combines the healthiest nutritional and lifestyle habits of some of the world's leanest and longest-living nations.  More importantly, he has searched the world over to add a little variety and spice to your weight-loss plan, and now he reveals the international diet secrets of the world's healthiest people and what it means for YOU!


Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine and food talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally on Cable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heard locally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP;Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley on Channel 1/97 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 on Channel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in Hidden Hills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura on Channel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel 56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960; Time Warner South Pasadena on Channel 6 and 960.



Anahad O'Connor  "10 Things You Need to Eat"
With so many different health products, superfoods, and diets all vying for your attention these days, how do you know what you should really be eating? In The 10 Things You Need to Eat, New York Times health columnist Anahad O'Connor and veteran Food Network chef Dave Lieberman team up to cut throu-Need-Eat-Delicough all the claims and studies and identify ten simple  ... 10 Things You Need to Eatfoods with undeniable health benefits that you can find in any supermarket. With wit and verve, the authors combine their individual areas of expertise to create a lighthearted yet illuminating book that presents the fascinating science behind these ten powerhouse superfoods, along with a plethora of recipes that feature them in easy-to-prepare and delicious meals.If you are serious about living healthfully, this is the one book you won't want to live without.  Anahad O'Connor is a reporter for the New York Times, with a weekly column in the Science Times section called "Really?" He has appeared on National Public Radio, Good Morning America, and The Martha Stewart Show. He is also the author of the bestselling health book Never Shower in a Thunderstorm: Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths About Our Health and the World We Live In. He lives in New York City.


Bed & Breakfast Wellington Syracuse Wendy Wilber Owner

The Bed and Breakfast Wellington was a finalist for the prestigious award of "Bed and Breakfast of Distinction" for 2006 by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association. Our Bed and Breakfast is an urban B&B with unique architecture influenced by the Arts & Crafts Period. Inside, you will experience the tasteful joining of the old and the new. The "old" is reflected in wonderful antiques and a large collection of oriental carpets, while the "new" is displayed with in-room availability of high-speed Wireless and cable Internet access. Enjoy a cup of tea by the fireplace, play chess on a one-of-a-kind chess board, or check out the antique book collection or the Wallace Nutting collection throughout the house. Complimentary drinks available 24/7. If your bedroom does not have a porch, enjoy the two porches on the first level.





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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wed Jan 27, 2010

Louis Lucas -  Lucas & Lewellen   (pronounced Louie) Originally from the Central Valley of California, Louis Lucas is one of California's premier grape growers. He literally grew up in the business. His father, son of Croatian immigrants, was a leading table grape grower in California for decades. Louis is best described as an innovator and a master at utilizing a variety growing practices and techniques. His vast knowledge and viticulture expertise span over 35 years, making him a sought after speaker, consultant, and
Winemaker/farmer Louis Lucas ... advisor. Louis has sold wine grapes to many wineries over the years including: Sebastiani, Korbel, Chateau Montelena, ZD, Wente Brothers, Ridge, Callaway, Bargetto, Kendall-Jackson, Robert Mondavi, Steele, Rusack, Fess Parker, Sunstone, Dan Gehrs, Austin Cellars, Foxen, Sanford, Viansa, Fiddlehead, McKeon-Phillips, Rideau and Bonny Doon. In 1963, Louis graduated from Notre Dame University with a degree in Finance & Business Economics. Aside from his studies, Louis excelled in track and made his best attempt at Irish football. After four cold Indiana winters, Louis headed back to California to join the family's table grape, wine grape, and almond business. Several years later, he embarked on a new venture, one that would mark him as a pioneer in the California Central Coast's wine industry. In 1970, he formed Tepusquet Vineyards with his brother George and partner Alfred Gagnon to become one of the first commercial wine grape growers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. In the early 1970's, he worked with Jack Niven to form Edna Valley Vineyards and expanded Tepusquet to the Shandon region of Paso Robles. It was during these years where Louis tested all of the growing theories of the past and created some of his own. He spent several summers touring the finest wine regions of France, Italy, Spain and Germany studying their methods and systems. His conclusion was simple, as he states, " The best decision I ever made in the early 70's was going against conventional wisdom by planting more vines per acre, adapting trellis systems to fit specific varieties, and instituting suckering, hedging, thinning and leaf removal programs. I had learned this from growing table grapes with my Father, and my travels in Europe confirmed these techniques were essential to growing quality wine grapes." As the 1980's approached, a shift began to take place in the wine industry as a whole. Johannisburg Riesling had been the primary white, but Chardonnay was well on it's was to replacing it. Louis adjusted to this shift and converted most of his vineyards from Cabernet, Merlot, and Gamay Beaujolais to Chardonnay (only keeping the Pinot Noir). He also planted another vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley of Santa Barbara County. There he instituted the 'Geneva Double Curtain' trellis system for his Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc. "This system [Geneva Double Curtain] produces a stronger more massive vine, elevating it off the ground with a large open canopy promoting greater production, quality, and health of the vine in general." Louis' current venture, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards (L&L), has once again placed him at the top of his class. In 1996, he joined forces with retired Judge Royce Lewellen, with two of his existing vineyards, and together, they acquired several premium wine producing properties. These vineyards are located in the three principal wine grape growing regions of Santa Barbara County: the Santa Maria Valley, the Los Alamos Valley, and the Santa Ynez Valley, allowing them to utilize the 3 different climate zones that are unique to Santa Barbara's County's coastal climate. L&L vineyards experience warm days and cool nights with long, gentle growing seasons for their over 400 acres and 24 varieties of grapes. L&L is now in the process of planning a winery and tasting room facility in the Los Alamos Valley. In Louis's own words: "Growing great wine grapes requires a great deal of work. It is a true labor of caring to find a balance between the soil, the vine and the climate. All of these things must occur at the right time and are critical for vine maturity, resulting in real quality yields." Never too far away from his vines, Louis, his wife Jill and their two daughters live in Solvang, California overlooking one of their beautiful vineyards.

Chef Richard Blais "Hottest Food Flavors in 2010?"


The world's leader in flavor reveals this year's emerging flavor and food trends poised to shape the year ahead For a decade, McCormick has identified trend-setting tastes that will define Richard Blais will have an ... the year. The year in flavor will be heavily influenced by bitter, warm and earthy notes. We see America's palates embracing stronger flavors – high-impact combinations that are anything but subtle. These are few of the influences behind the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2010.  The flavor experts have teamed up with an esteemed international group of top chefs, popular food bloggers and a mixologist joined the flavor experts at McCormick in the United States and Europe to identify this year's flavor combinations and create contemporary applications of these inspiring duos. And, what are the driving forces behind these flavors?  According to Richard Blais, contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef: Chicago" and owner of Trail Blais restaurant in Atlanta, a convergence of influences – the economy, the environment and a focus on health and wellness – are all impacting our food culture like never before. A shared set of trends inspire the flavor pairings that are expected to emerge in the coming year.


Peter Marshall - Entertainer  ("Hollywood Squares")

Peter Marshall (born March 30, 1926) is an American television and radio personality, singer and actor. He was the original host and "The Master" of The Hollywood Squares, from 1966 to 1981. He has almost fifty television, movie, and Broadway credits. His stage name, Peter Marshall, reportedly derived from the college in his home town (Marshall College, which became Marshall University in 1961). Peter Marshall was born as Ralph Pierre LaCock in 1926 Peter Marshall was the host ... in Huntington, West Virginia to a show business family. Following his father's death, he moved to New York City to be with his mother, a costume designer. His elder sister, Joanne Dru, was an actress who is best remembered for her roles in the films Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and All the King's Men. Although Marshall occasionally worked in film and television, he could not find regular work in the industry until his friend Morey Amsterdam recommended him to fill in for Bert Parks as the host of the game show The Hollywood Squares in 1966. The show had a long run on daytime network TV and in syndication, making Marshall as familiar to viewers as the celebrities who appeared on the show. The easy-going and unflappable Marshall was a perfect foil for the wicked wit of such panelists as Amsterdam and his Dick Van Dyke Show castmate Rose Marie, Paul Lynde, Jan Murray, and Wally Cox. The Hollywood Squares was canceled by the NBC network in 1980, but production continued in syndication into 1981. Marshall grew tired of hosting the show after several years and wanted to leave. Toward that end, he would make outrageous salary demands whenever his contract was up for renewal, hoping that he would be fired for doing so, but his demands were always met.  He is currently married to his third wife, Laurie Stewart, and has four children and two stepchildren from his previous marriages. His son, Pete LaCock, is a former Major League Baseball player. The retired first baseman spent nine years playing for the Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs before finishing up his career in Japan.




Steve Clarkson - Legendary Football Coach 
Steve Clarkson is an American football coach. He is considered one of the premier quarterback coaches.[1] Clarkson has tutored Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Leinart, J. P. Losman, Gino Torretta and Jimmy Clausen, among others. Clarkson is a 1979 graduate of L. A. Wilson High School, where he led his team to three Los Angeles City Championships with a 39-1
Quarterback Adrian Diaz of ... record during three seasons. Clarkson was named to the All-City teams during his Junior and Senior seasons, and was the All-City Player of the Year in 1978 after leading the state in passing yards and total offense. He later was a three-year starter for coach Jack Elway at San José State University, where he holds several passing records and was named to the Academic All-American teams in 1981 and 1982. After going undrafted in the 1983 NFL Draft, Clarkson played a season for the Denver Broncos and two seasons for the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders. He then became a district manager for a steakhouse chain, before turning to football coaching.[4] He founded "Air 7", a quarterback academy, that offers tutoring to high school players. Clarkson has since coached more than 20 Division I-A quarterback starters and, including other positions, Air 7 has produced about 80 I-A starters.




Lauren Sydney  - Superbowl Eating
As an award winning Lifestyle journalist and former CNN anchor, Laurin currently contributes segments on fashion, beauty, decorating, entertaining, gardening, travel, cooking, and
 ... . | Authors | Laurin Sydneycreative living on NBC's The Today Show. She's also the author of best-selling lifestyle books, and a sought after guest expert on how to create a better life without spending a lot of time, talent or money! Laurin's second book, "Little Things Make a Big Difference" concentrates on the home, relationships and the workplace. It's filled with insightful mini tips that translate into maxi results!  Americans consume a whopping 156 billion calories on Super Bowl Sunday. The starting line-up for any Super Bowl party needs to be filled with expected football food favorites, but this year you can offer big taste that won't ruin your healthy New Year's Resolution so early in the game.  Lifestyle and entertainment expert Laurin Sydney will show you how to throw the ultimate Super Bowl party without passing on the traditional tasty treats your "home team" loves. A carrot stick will never take the place of Buffalo wings, BUT you can try serving fun, mini versions of the food and drinks people like to eat while "handing-off" delicious, smaller portions.  During this segment, Laurin will show viewers how to set the scene for the ultimate football party with a mini twist.







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Monday, January 25, 2010

Tuesday Jan 26, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS VS  NEW ORLEANS

CHEF PAUL PRUDHOME  K-PAULS  NEW ORLEANS
Chef Paul Prudhomme has propelled the distinctive cuisine of his native Louisiana into the international spotlight and continues to push the
Chef Paul Prudhomme
limits by creating exciting and new American and international dishes. Chef Paul learned the importance of using the freshest ingredients while cooking at his mother's side and continues to use only earth's finest harvests. As the youngest of 13 children, Chef Paul was always adventurous. His strong curiosity of life and cultural customs motivated him to leave Louisiana in his early 20's and travel across the United States to experience every culinary environment possible. From an Indian reservation all the way to the finest, five-star restaurant, Chef Paul learned to love, appreciate and blend the flavors of his younger years with those of many other cultures.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Indianapolis, IN

From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position
Ruth's Chris Steak Houseas the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2005, we celebrated our 40th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.


Bill Kurtis  CEO Tall Grass Beef / Journalist
The grass-fed beef revolution is here, and Tallgrass Beef Company is leading the way. If you're new here, we invite to explore our site to learn the benefits of grass-fed beef, and why we believe our grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, more environmentally responsible, and more humanely raised than any grass-fed beef available anywhere. And if you're one of our many loyal customers, welcome back. As a Tallgrass
Bill Kurtisrevolutionary, you already know that when it comes to 100% grass-fed beef, Tallgrass Beef sets the standard.  An acclaimed documentary host and producer, network and major market news anchor, and multimedia production company president, Bill Kurtis is celebrating his fortieth anniversary in the field of broadcasting. Over the years, Kurtis has created a body of work that is virtually unparalleled. Born in Florida and raised in Independence, Kansas, Kurtis graduated from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. He attended Washburn University School of Law where he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree. Kurtis began his television career at WIBW-TV (CBS) in Topeka, Kansas. In 1966, after being recognized for his 24-hour coverage of a devastating tornado, Kurtis was hired by WBBM-TV in Chicago where he was a field reporter and later anchor of The Channel Two News. Kurtis moved on to the network level at CBS where he anchored the CBS Morning News and contributed to CBS Reports. During his career as a network newsman, Kurtis covered such notable stories as the Richard Speck murders and the Charles Manson trial. He is also credited with breaking the Agent Orange story and the story of Amerasian children in Vietnam. Returning to Chicago and WBBM-TV as news anchor in 1985, Kurtis began his career as a documentarian, traveling to the far ends of the earth for the Peabody Award-winning series The New Explorers, which aired on A&E®. In 1990, he founded Kurtis Productions and began producing programs for the A&E Network, including the long-running, award-winning Investigative Reports and Cold Case Files® as well as Investigating History for The History Channel. Kurtis has also served as the host of
Bill Kurtis / State Park ... A&E's AmericanJustice – the longest running non-fiction justice series on cable. Cold Case Files® was nominated for 2004 and 2005 Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. Kurtis also provides satirical narration for the feature film comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, starring Will Ferrell and has provided spoken word elements to the recent Dandy Warhols' album released by Capitol Records. Kurtis is also an author. The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice (PublicAffairs) is his most recent book, which explores issues surrounding capital punishment in America. By profiling two murder cases, Mr. Kurtis reveals his change of mind regarding capital punishment. In his home state of Kansas, Kurtis is a rancher, radio station owner, art gallery owner, small businessman, supporter of small-town America, and an active conservationist. His 10,000-acre Red Buffalo Ranch is a working cattle ranch, raising and marketing organic grass-fed beef. The ranch is located in the last section of North America to enjoy untouched tall grass prairie, a personal point of pride for Mr. Kurtis. The Red Buffalo Ranch borders the small town of Sedan, Kansas, where Bill has worked closely with residents to renovate and restore the historic and charming Main Street. Nearby, in his hometown of Independence, Bill and local investors own KIND Radio, the station that gave Bill his first broadcasting job. Mr. Kurtis is the recipient of numerous humanitarian, journalism, and broadcasting awards including Emmys, CableACE Awards, and the Thurgood Marshall Award for his Investigative Reports installment on the death penalty. He is a published author and a member of the board of directors of several distinguished organizations including The Nature Conservancy, the National Park Foundation, and the Field Museum of Chicago.


 Peter Kastelan "Il Tiramisu Restaurant"
Wine Dinner on Thursday Jan 28
featuring Sterling Vineyards, Napa Valley
Featuring OUR Stimulus Price $50

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monday Jan 25, 2010

Live from The Ka'anapali Beach Resort in Maui Mike Horn, Paul Stern & Jennifer Horn broadcast live from the beautiful vacation spot with special guests, exotic locations and special surprises. Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Jan 22, 2010

Live from The Ka'anapali Beach Resort in Maui Mike Horn, Paul Stern & Jennifer Horn broadcast live from the beautiful vacation spot with special guests, exotic locations and special surprises. Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday Jan 21, 2009

 Nelson Tucker Public Tasting  "Best of the Best  2006 Napa Valley Cabs"  The Wine Guy, LLC  Our company is based on the belief that the enjoyment of wine is a centerpiece in a well-balanced life. Founder & CEO, Nelson Tucker, The Wine Guy, believes that the new era of great wines has already emerged and the time has come to unveil new ways to showcase them.  That is why he established the Top 100 Cabs of the Napa Valley. Nelson and his wife, Elva, were owners and founders of Napa In The Valley until 2007.  Their 6000+ square foot retail wine store and wine bar were a mecca in Northridge, CA with the California's longest tasting bar.  They have traveled to 18 wine producing countries in the past 5 years and have concluded (as they already knew) that the superior red wines come from California ...namely the Napa Valley. Nelson provides wine and food reviews at http://www.wineguyreviews.com/ and syndicated newspapers around the country. We proudly promote great wines by:
  • Wine reviews on-line Wine events (Festivals, Tastings, Wine Parties)  
Nelson is also CEO of the International Wine Judges Association (http://www.internationalwinejudges.com/)

Wendy Gordon " Founder of National Geographic's Green Guide"
National Geographic's
"TRUE FOOD: EIGHT SIMPLE STEPS TO A HEALTHIER YOU"

Honored as one of Glamour magazine's 75 Women
national_geographic_logo_smEnvironmental Leaders in 2009. She serves as board chair of Trickle Up, an anti-poverty organization; as vice chair of the Rainforest Alliance; and as trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Rockefeller Family Fund. The Slow Food movement is picking up speed!  Based on the Slow Food philosophy and full of quick, innovative solutions, National Geographic's TRUE FOOD: EIGHT SIMPLE STEPS TO A HEALTHIER YOU a workable blueprint for enlightening your kitchen in ways that are good for you, your family, your pocketbook — and the environment. The slow food philosophy is all about making lasting changes in our food system – changes that are good for consumers, producers, and ultimately the planet. 

Phillip Lemarque  "Best Eatz"  RESTAURANTS AND SUPERBOWL MENUS
Is there any new on the horizon to help the restaurant owners serve the guests better? New stove with controlled air-flow (more advance convection ovens). Oven that keep a more constant heat, and reduce the consumption of energy. Recyclable energy from units like dishwashers to be used for heating or cooling the dining area. Water heater with low energy consumption, ice cube makers where the extra energy is also recycled through the central unit system. Portable pads used by the wait staff to place orders tot he kitchen and bar over blue tooth. All those advance are certainly a great help, and will add to great saving if properly used in new environment. It is difficult to change existing structure or well established restaurant without getting involved in horrendous costs for remodeling. Where restaurant can really use new technology is in the domain of portable electronics, such a small cameras, to take guests pictures at special parties and being able to upload those picture on the restaurant photo gallery. Remember guests love to be part of their favorite restaurant. Their picture on your photo gallery has great meaning for the guests.  Gathering data from guests is much more availablend easier to use that a few years ago. sending an e-Zine to your guests is de facto way of doing business. using faface bookwitter and the likes is now bread and butter for the restaurant industry. It is now fairly easy to stay in front of your guests on a regular basis. In January I am on my way to the C.E.S. show in Las Vegas to look for new ideas and gadget to help the restaurateur compete against the chains. Stay tune I'll let you know of my finds.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine and food talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally on Cable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heard locally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP;Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley on Channel 1/97 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 on Channel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in Hidden Hills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura on Channel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel 56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960; Time Warner South Pasadena on Channel 6 and 960.


LUCY LAWLESS & ANDY WHITFIELD -  "SPARTACUS: BLOOD & SAND"
PREMIERES FRIDAY ON STARZ -  "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," the highly-anticipated action adventure drama, will transport you back to the days of ancient Roman Gladiators where corruption, greed and lust were commonplace. Spartacus was betrayed by the Romans, forced into slavery and reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic's most infamous  12, 2007: Andy Whitfield ... rebel comes to life in this graphic and groundbreaking new Starz original series, shot on location in New Zealand.  The series, which features unprecedented cinematic special effects, was recently renewed for a second season in advance of the program's January 22 premiere. 

ANDY WHITFIELD – SPARTACUS -  Andy Whitfield heads the cast of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," a Starz original action-adventure drama series set in the brutal Roman gladiator era. Against all odds, Spartacus' rebellious instincts, his intense love for his wife and his powerful fighting skills drive him to survive and win near-impossible battles. Whitfield himself describes Spartacus as having a dangerous edge, being "a beast with a heart" and concealing a fire that burns within.  Whitfield won the role after what executive producer Rob Tapert describes as a worldwide search for a talented actor who has so far flown under Hollywood's radar, but who after Spartacus will be highly sought after.  Although a newcomer to U.S. audiences, Whitfield has performed with acclaim in numerous Australian drama series, including "McLeod's Daughters," "Packed to the Rafters," "The Strip" and "Out of the Blue."

LUCY LAWLESS – LUCRETIA -  Lucy Lawless plays the pivotal role of Lucretia in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," a Starz original action-adventure drama series, set in the brutal Roman  ... Lucy Lawless, September 2006gladiator era. In a passionate and ambitious partnership with her husband Batiatus (John Hannah), she supports his every move as he maneuvers their way back from near financial ruin.  Lawless parallels their relationship with Shakespeare's Macbeth's, "They're a team; they have a great relationship. He's the brains and she shores up his confidence; she supports her man."  Lawless, a New Zealander, rose to international fame through her groundbreaking performance as "Xena: Warrior Princess" in the cult hit series also executive produced by "Spartacus: Blood and Sand's" Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi.  Her other major television role was as D'Anna/Number Three in the critically acclaimed SCI FI Channel series "Battlestar Galactica."


CBS Early Show Nutritionist Keri Glassman  "The O2 Diet"
Looking for ways to be healthier and happier in 2010 without crash diets and unrealistic resolutions? Well-known nutritionist and author of the new book, The O2 Diet, Keri Glassman has easy and helpful tips on how to load up on foods with antioxidants that fortify your health, satisfy your hunger and even include a little green cuisine. For example, pistachios –  ... resource | Keri Glassmanthe only Green Nut – are 100% cholesterol free and high in vitamin B-6 and fiber, but low in calories, making them a tasty snack with no guilt.  Some other quick tips:

Spice up veggies with basil, oregano, garlic and mustard
Add lemon slices to water for added antioxidants
New daily nutrition goal, such as swapping soda for water, or chips for nuts
Top morning oatmeal with pistachios for more vitamin B-6

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Jan 19, 2010


http://www.kaanapaliresort.com

Mike and Paul broadcast live underwater from Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii and the worlds first "Master Plan Resort Community"  http://www.kaanapaliresort.com/whattodo/dining/tropica.aspx

Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget.

  • Scott talks about Tapas and the variety of exotic enhancements we found at a fine restaurant - Tropica
  • Director of Fun - Jack Stone sings us a nice tune and talks about all the fun things to do in Maui, including "Aqua Golf.
  • Director of Excellence -  Lauri Saablas - teaches all the employees about Hawaiin culture.  Highly recommends taking the time to sew a lai in one of their free classes.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Monday Jan 18. 2010



Andy Ford - Food Channel The Food Channel® has released its Top Ten Food Trends for 2010. The list identifies the significant food movements consumers, foodservice professionals and 
andy ford wave master noble ... manufacturers should watch for in the coming year. The Food Channel works with CultureWaves in determining its food trends and in finding behavioral evidence around food. The Chief Insights Officer for CultureWaves, Andy Ford, provides thought leadership to a growing discipline that is setting the standard 
 



Live from The Ka'anapali Beach Resort in Maui    Mike Horn,  Paul Stern &  Jennifer Horn broadcast live from the beautiful vacation spot with special guests, exotic locations and special surprises. Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.

Joel Fisher - "The Wine Guru"
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. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts wine.jpgprograms throughout Southern California. Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of SouthernCalifornia, Joel is also a member of Patterson Magazine's tasting panel. Joel travels extensively through "wine country" and frequently broadcast live from vaious winerys & vineyards. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Circle of Wine Writers (UK) and was awarded a Wine Enthusiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of the Wine Work Book now in its 6th edition. In 2004 he co-led a program for chefs and culinary students to the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and to wineries in Burgundy and Champagne. In June 2006 he again led a program, "Wine and Cuisine of Iberia," to Spain and Portugal. 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.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fri Jan 15. 2010

Live from The Ka'anapali Beach Resort in Maui  Mike Horn, Paul Stern & Jennifer Horn broadcast live from the beautiful vacation spot with special guests, exotic locations and special surprises. Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday Jan 14, 2010

Live from  The Ka'anapali Beach Resort in Maui  Mike Horn, Paul Stern & Jennifer Horn broadcast live from the beautiful vacation spot with special guests, exotic locations and special surprises.  Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget.  A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.

Diane Werner, of Taste of Home #1 Cooking Magazine in the Country announces the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook! Shed pounds without feeling deprived with the foods you crave like pizza, lasagna, mac-n-cheese, pulled pork, and even cheesecake with just a fraction of the fat and Taste of HomeCalories. The cookbook features 433 recipes, access to an online dietician and online community group for support! Diane Werner, Food Director, is available for interviews to discuss recipes and tips to help enjoy eating your way to your target weight!






Aussie celeb Chef Pete Evans, who hosts a daily TV show in Australia. He can Teppanyaki Chef - find ... also probably do it when he gets to LA Jan 14 (he's in NYC Jan 9-11 for a Martha Stewart Show taping) He published a cookbook based upon his travels in early 2009






Jerome "The Bus" Bettis' is considered one of the best running backs in NFL history. He is Fifth on the National Football League's all-time rushing list. In 1993, he was  ... Jerome Bettis. At age 29selected in the first round of the NFL draft as the 10th overall pick by the Los Angeles Rams.  Bettis had a successful rookie season by winning co-rookie of the year, Rams MVP, and the Sporting News Rookie of the Year. In 1996 in what has been called the "Trade of the Decade" Bettis' was traded on a Draft day trade to the Pittsburgh Steelers, for two Second Round Draft picks. The first time up against the Rams he rushed for 220 yards. Mr. Bettis was named Steelers MVP in 1996 & 1997. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2005.  In 1997, Jerome Bettis Enterprises (J.B.E) was established.  J.B.E is a full-service sports marketing firm, which Jerome used to introduce his own line of apparel, manage his endorsements and produced his website, http://www.thebus36.com/.  Jerome also founded The "Bus Stops Here" Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.  He has established a scholarship program for seniors graduating from his former high school, McKenzie High, and he hosts the legendary Reggie McKenzie Football camp every summer, where he was formally a camper. He was acknowledged by the league for his work and named "2002 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year". Super Bowl XL (40) marked Bettis' last game when the Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in by a score of 21 to 10, a dream come true for The Bus.  "That's the greatest feeling in the world, to actually have an opportunity to hold that Lombardi Trophy, and not hold it because somebody gave it to you. You hold that trophy because you earned it and you won it. That's the most amazing feeling in the world. It's a feeling I've been waiting for 13 years and I'm just glad I was able to come back and hoist that trophy and take it back to Pittsburgh."-Jerome Bettis

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Guest #1: Carla Snyder & Meredith Deeds
"Sensational Soups"  A good soup nourishes the soul as well as the stomach, spreading a feeling of satisfaction and contentment. Soup is  ... Sensational Soups by Carlacomfort in a bowl, love on a spoon, satisfaction simmering on the stove. With their outstanding recipes, Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder will help you discover a soup for every season, mood and occasion. The incredible variety offers everything from traditional comfort food to exotic taste sensations. Whether you're preparing dinner for your family or an elegant dish for guests, the perfect bowl of soup awaits you every time. Join Carla Snyder & Meredith Deeds on Wednesday, January 13 as they show us delicious soups to warm us up this winter: *Chicken, Pinto Bean & Green Chile Soup (a 30 minute meal!) *Sensational Chicken Noodle Soup (quick & easy!) *Beef & Roasted Balsamic Soup (sweet & sour!) *Creamy Three Onion Soup with Crispy Shallots (onion lovers rejoice!) *Garden Vegetable Soup (use whatever is in season!) *Broccoli, Bacon & Cheddar Chowder (a soul  warming soup perfect after a day in the cold!)  Carla Snyder is an artisan baker, food writer and accomplished culinary instructor. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Meredith Deeds teaches cooking classes and has written extensively about food. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carla & Meredith have also written three other cookbooks, including The Mixer Bible and the James Beard Award-nominated Big Book of Appetizers.

Guest #2:
Elizabeth Somer - Registered  Dietican Eliizabeth Somer, M.A., is a registered dietitian who has carved a professional niche as one of the few, if not only, dietitians who is well-versed in nutrition research. For 25 years, she has kept abreast of the current research, packaging that  ... .com - Elizabeth Somerinformation into easy-to-read books, magazine articles, lectures, continuing education seminars, and practical news for the media. Ms. Somer has written nine books: The 10 Habits That Mess Up a Woman's Diet (McGraw-Hill, 2006), Age-Proof Your Body (McGraw Hill, 2006), The Food & Mood Cookbook (Owl Books, 2004), The Origin Diet (Owl Books, 2002), Food & Mood (Henry Holt 1995, second edition Owl Books, 1999), Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy (Henry Holt, 1996, second edition Owl Books, 2002), Nutrition for Women (Henry Holt, 1993, second edition Owl  Books, 2003), and The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals (HarperCollins 1990, second edition 1995). Ms. Somer also co-authored The Nutrition Desk Reference (McGraw-Hill, 1996), which is in its third edition.

Guest #3:
Stephanie Izard  Top Chef Winner
Chef Stephanie Izard's foray into the kitchen started around the age of 10 with the simple game of "restaurant."  As a young cook in her family's kitchen, Izard would offer friends and family a menu she created from scratch and serve timeless dishes such as chicken cordon bleu. A graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Izard  ... Stephanie Izard and helpworked as a line cook at the French-inspired Christopher's Fermier Brasserie.  She later returned to Chicago to work at Jean Georges' restaurant, Vong's Thai Kitchen, and then under celebrated Chicago Chef Shawn McClain, owner and executive chef of Spring.  Following, Izard created exceptional, creative seafood dishes for the critically-acclaimed French bistro, La Tache.  In 2004, Izard opened her Mediterranean-influenced restaurant, Scylla, to rave reviews. Three years later, Bon Appétit magazine named Scylla one of the 10 finest small restaurants in the country.  In the fall of 2008, she competed on Bravo's popular show Top Chef, where she won the title and was selected as fan favorite.  To find out more about Izard, check out her podcasts "The Tasty Life" on her Web site at http://www.stephanieizard.com/ or follow her on Twitter@StephanieIzard.

Guest #4: Michele Scicolone  "Italian Slow Cooker"
Michele Scicolone is the author of fourteen cookbooks, including the best-selling The Sopranos Family Cookbook, Entertaining with the Sopranos, 1000 Italian Recipes, and A Fresh Taste of Italy (the last two nominated for James Beard and Julia Child awards). A sought-after spokesperson, cooking teacher, and epicurean tour guide, she has made many appearances on national television. Michele lives in New York City and can be reached at http://www.michelescicolone.com/.

 ... slow cooker attitudes may beIn her new cookbook, THE ITALIAN SLOW COOKER, Michele combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Pasta with Meat and Mushroom Ragu, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms: these are dishes that even the most discriminating cook can proudly serve to company, yet are so carefree that anyone with five or ten minutes of prep time can make them on a weekday morning and return home to perfection.

Guest #5:
Doug Stallings Senior Editor "Fodor's"
by doug stallings fodor s ... Doug Stallings has worked in travel publishing for nearly 20 years and at Fodor's as an expert on Caribbean, cruising, and Fodor's 'No Nonsense Travel Tips.' An experienced media spokesman, he as appeared on numerous national television shows including "CBS Early Show" and CNN's "Your Moneey" as well as on countless radio shows.  Fodor's Senior Editor Doug Stallings, "The No-Nonsense Traveler," can offer your listeners the insider secrets on how to get the best deals, what's the best time to travel, and where to go to get the best value for their winter escape. In addition, he can clarify the biggest five myths of winter travel which are:

•    Winter is always the most expensive time for a warm-weather escape: Winter is the most popular time to grab some sun, but this can work out in your favor. With tourism down this year, many destinations are desperate to fill empty rooms with previously unheard-of deals. Plus some major airline and credit card companies, like Discover, use this period to offer cash back programs for travel purchases.

•    A winter vacation means a beach vacation: Avid golfers, fishers and divers can find fantastic bargains by picking the right destinations for these activities- that may not be the most popular, thereby expensive, beach destinations. Golfers should look at places like the Bahamas, where winter weather may be a tad too cool for ideal beach tanning and sport fisherman can save with marina-side accommodations rather than beach-front.

•    An all-inclusive vacation is the best: Especially in a country like Mexico, where the U.S. dollar still goes a long way, you may actually spend far less if you stay at a non-AI resort. In the Caribbean, although restaurant food can be expensive, there are almost always cheaper local restaurants off the resort. Solo travelers, in particular, usually pay a huge supplement to stay at an all-inclusive.

•    Hotels and resorts are the only options: In condos you may not only have more room to spread out (they're usually much larger than a comparable hotel room), but you'll be able to save money by cooking some meals yourself. Just be sure your accommodations have the features you need to be happy. Ask about pools, air-conditioning, and  new appliances before making a commitment.
•    Every winter weekend is the same:  Lulls in the tourism industry mean discounts. These lulls often occur in early or mid-January, immediately before and after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and in early March before Spring Break really kicks into gear.  And if you can put your holiday off until after Easter week, you'll save a bundle."The most important key to keeping costs down," says Stallings, "is making sure you're picking a destination that caters to your individual interests and not instead paying for amenities that you'll never use."  As a tie-in for your interview, on January 11th, Fodors.com is helping travelers do just that by launching the 80 DEGREES Travel Planner, a comprehensive online tool that allows visitors to plug in exactly what they're looking for in a vacation—from how far they're willing to travel and how much they're willing to spend to what they want to do when there—and discover a ranking of destinations perfect for their ideal vacation.

Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

Doug Brauner  "The Detroit Auto Show "
Doug is the host for the Telly Award winning show "DRIVE," now on Discovery Networks. A 14-year automotive broadcaster, Doug's radio show "The Car Czar" is heard by more than 300,000 auto enthusiasts throughout the West coast, while his weekly newspaper column has been read by hundreds of thousands of car lovers.  Doug's enthusiastic and interactive live shots make him a natural for your high-energy morning show. Millions of morning show viewers rely on his advice!  Automotive Expert Doug Brauner will previews never before seen cars & concepts including: 
Detroit Auto Show: What's ...       The latest and greatest from GM.

·        Ford has something new to brag about.
·        Ferrari from the Chrysler booth? 
·        Honda introduces its big news i
·        Plus  news from the show floor.

Julia Ormond and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Shining A Light on DNA Evidence Testing...
Julia Ormond  The Acclaimed Actress is Filming a New Movie, Julia Ormond picturesStarring in an HBO Drama, and Next Appearing with Her 'Benjamin Button' Co- Star, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, starring in  "The Wronged Man"  The British Beauty (Sabrina, Kit Kittredge, Legends of the Fall) is Busy Filming Several New Projects, AND  . Ali is Best Known for His Work on The 4400 and Roles on CSI and Law & Order: SVU. Mahershalalhashbaz AliHe can next be seen in the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature, Predators. Together – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Co-Stars are Teaming Up for Lifetime Movie Network's The Wronged Man;  A Powerful Movie Dealing With Wrongful Imprisonment and the Timely Issue of DNA testing.  Acclaimed actress Julia Ormond is currently filming the dramatic feature film Albatross and in February she stars opposite Claire Danes in Temple Grandin for HBO.  Next season, she will be seen in a recurring role on Nurse Jackie.  Julia is President and Founder of ASSET (Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking), which addresses the causes of slavery at their source. Mahershalalhashbaz Ali is best known for his portrayal of "Richard Tyler" on the USA Network series The 4400 and was a regular on the ABC drama Threat Matrix.  Television viewers will also recognize him from roles on  CSI, NYPD Blue and Law & Order: SVU.  His feature film work includes Crossing Over and he starred as "Tizzy" in the critically acclaimed motion picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with his co-star from The Wronged Man, Julia Ormond. Lifetime Movie Network's profound new drama, The Wronged Man, is based on a true story of ultimate redemption.  The dramatic tale follows Janet "Prissy" Gregory's (Ormond) 22-year quest to overturn wrongfully accused Calvin Willis' (Ali) sentence, ultimately with the help of The Innocence Project, one of the organizations that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing. This past June, the issue was brought to the forefront of the nation's attention when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prisoners do not have a constitutional right to demand DNA testing of evidence that remains in their files after their conviction, potentially keeping many wrongfully accused incarcerated and separated from their families.  Julia  is very passionate about this issue and has filmed a PSA in support of The Innocence Project, which will air after the movie's premiere. Talk with Julia Ormond and M. Ali about this powerful new movie, an issue close to Julia Ormond's heart, and about all of their new projects!

Geoff Edwards on Cruise  -
Host Geoff Edwards

Los Angeles radio personality is on a cruiise ship and reports live


Mariachi King Jose Hernandez and His  Sol de Mexico®  Mariachi King Jose Hernandez and his Sol de Mexico have a biography and history as rich and colorful as mariachi music itself.  A proud fifth generation mariachi musician, Maestro Mariachi Sol De MexicoHernandez' mariachi roots trace back to 1879 to the birthplace of mariachi, the State of Jalisco, Mexico.  Ever since he founded his Mariachi Sol de Mexico in 1981 Jose Hernandez has gone on to break countless barriers in the world of mariachi music and is recognized as having turned the genre into the international sensation it is today. Jose Hernandez is the first mariachi musician to have arranged, composed and conducted for numerous international symphony orchestras. His platinum selling Mariachi Sol de Mexico became the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated twice for a Grammy.  Sol de Mexico continues to travel the world as Ambassadors of mariachi music having performed to sold-out concerts throughout the world including Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, China, and even North Korea.  residents have been thrilled to meet with Kings for centuries and the tradition lives on because Mariachi King Jose Hernandez has performed for five U.S. Presidents: Ronald Regan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  Maestro Hernandez has also been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential Latino's in America by Hispanic Magazine.  Jose Hernandez continues to nourish and inspire new generations of mariachi students through his charitable foundation The Mariachi Heritage Society which he founded in 1991.  Maestro Hernandez and his Sol de Mexico are an undeniable institution in the world of mariachi music, and continue to leave an incredible legacy through many of their recordings as well as their contributions to Hollywood, including film scores for Sea Biscuit, Old Gringo, American Me, Don Juan de Marco, A Million to Juan, Glory Road, and most recently, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.  It has been well documented throughout the mariachi world that Jose Hernandez !
and his Mariachi Sol de Mexico are not only responsible for setting a new standard for all mariachi groups today, but also for immortalizing this wonderful, passionate music.

Dr. Michael Aziz  "The Perfect 10 Diet"
Dr. Michael Aziz is board certified in internal medicine and the founder of Midtown Integrative Medicine on Madison Avenue, a  ... , The by Dr. Michael Azizpractice that blends traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine services ranging from cardiology, neurology, acupuncture, and nutritional analysis. In addition to his highly successful private practice in New York City, Dr. Aziz is as an attending physician at St. Vincent's Hospital, where he teaches residents and medical students. Dr. Aziz has been a national and international speaker in front of many distinguished organizations including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the leader in natural hormones replacement.  FOR MORE  WWW.PERFECT10DIET.COM


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05/26 KAYLA CONTI, GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT, STEVEN RAICHLEN, BARBECUE SAUCES RUBS AND MARINADES, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT  KAYLA CONTI  Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the peop...