Sunday, February 28, 2010

3/1 - Frank Nicotero, Wine Guru, The Original Pancake House

Monday March 1, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

Frank NicoteroFrank Joseph Nicotero (born March 4, 1969 in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania ) is an American comedian best known as the host of the syndicated comedy game show Street Smarts . Frank got his start in Pittsburgh doing stand up, quickly finding success when he landed his first stand-up gig atPittsburgh's famed Funny Bone comedy club in 1988. Shortly

Comedy Magic Club in Hermosa Beach .  In 1996, Nicotero appeared on Wink Martindale 's Debt , walking away with $ 14,106 in winnings from the original debt of $7,053. He later appeared on the Fox Sports Network trivia game The Ultimate Fan League where he won $10,000 in prizes. That same year, he was approached to write for the shows Peer Pressure and Outrageous. He later wrote and produced Gameworld and Faux Pause for the Game Show Network , and in the summer of 1999, was contacted by the producers of Street Smarts . Nicotero has co-hosted The Sharon Osbourne Show and has appeared as a guest on The Wayne Brady Show , The Rosie O'Donnell Show , FSN's The Sports List and the comedy game shows Make Me Laugh and Comedy on the Road. In December of 2008, Frank was the voice over announcer for NBC 's Funniest Christmas Moments Special. Currently, Frank is host of Yahoo Sport's "Out of Bounds"  web series.
Frank wraps the Olympics and talks about Tiger Woods.

Joel M. Fisher, PhD - Wine Guru
is 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 programs throughout Southern California. Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, Joel is also a member of Patterson Magazine's tastingpanel.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. Barrie Lynn - The Cheese Impresario
 

the Original Pancake House ... The Original Pancake House - Rockville, MD
Best Breakfast in Washington DC  (Yahoo/Yelp/Chow Dog)The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Customers enjoy the benefit of their many years of experience in the culinary field, through the extensive menu of delicious authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes. The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make our food so outstanding. There are over 100 Original Pancake House restaurants from coast to coast, which have won local and national acclaim. Our recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients, such as 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and our own recipe sourdough starter. Our batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant's kitchen. Legendary chef James Beard was one of the Original Pancake House's biggest fans!We consider ourselves "The First Name in Pancakes" and hope you will too!  Each location below offers free wi-fi and a senior menu on weekdays. You can also get terrific sandwiches, burgers, salads and wraps from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays.Our signature dishes include theApple Pancake,a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection, creating a deliciously rich cinnamon sugar glaze. Another signature item is theDutch Baby, an air filled delight oven baked to golden perfection and served with lemon, whipped butter and powdered sugar to create a mouthwatering blend.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Feb 26, 2010

Ed Hurley - Show Director NY Wine Expo
It's Here…A First-Class Wine And Food Event For Both the new york wine expo would ... Consumers And The Trade The New York Wine Expo is a three-day exposition catering to both the general public and the trade in the nation's hub. Don't miss this opportunity to sample over 600 wines from over 150 winemakers from around the globe in the Grand Tasting. 3rd Annual   New York  Wine Expo  February 26-28, 2010   Jacob K. Javits Convention Center


The "Amazin Kreskin"  Kreskin Confidential: The World's Greatest Mentalist Speaks Out  With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for some six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind…his own.  His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world, invoked in comedy clubs, comic strips, print stories, and TV shows from sitcoms on through national The Amazing Kreskinmagazines. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, it was during the childhood game "hot and cold" that Kreskin's remarkable ability to find hidden objects emerged. His ability to read thoughts expanded, and by his teens he also became nationally recognized in the United States as "The World's Youngest Hypnotist", resulting in his collaborating in psychological clinical studies extending into the realm of Parapsychology and the Power of Suggestion. By his late teens, this icon of thought transference developed a mental test that has become the highlight of his performances all over the world.  This signature piece has Kreskin requesting that his check be hidden somewhere within the venue he is appearing.  If he fails to find it, he will forfeit his fee Through the decades, audiences of all ages have been drawn to this legendary figure.  How many other celebrities can boast their own television series, their own board game, over some sixteen books, their own theme song arranged by the renowned Skitch Henderson at Carnegie Hall, let alone hundreds of appearances on almost every talk/variety show to be had.  His performances have been seen all over the world, and he has flown over 3 million miles. The Amazing Kreskin has also become a training consultant to law enforcement and security personnel throughout the western world in the development in their own powers of observation and intuitive skills. Kreskin continues to offer "$50,000 to anybody that can prove that he employs paid secret assistants or confederates in any phase of his program".  It is an offer that he has held for many, many years. Finally, through the years, Kreskin has received international recognition for extraordinary predictions often dealing with world affairs.  Regarding the US Presidential Election in 2008, he logged the results with a written statement made 11 months earlier, on December 6, 2007.  In the year 2008 on FOX Business News, he predicted the results of the Super Bowl three days before the game.  A few years earlier in Canada, one month before a national election, he predicted the re-election of Prime Minister Martin, and named the exact amount of seats he would carry.  On the day after the election, on National Canadian Television, he reflected that the government could collapse in 14 months.  He was off by 5 days.  He has been called by many the Nostradamus of the twentieth century.

Troy Savage - Pres - Montana Bed & Breakfast Association
Stay at the finest bed and breakfasts in Montana, inspected and approved by the Association, and take the guess work and surprises out of your Montana vacation and discover authentic Montana hospitality. The
Montana!popularity of Montana's scenic and yet unspoiled wonderland is growing and the number of visitors to this magnificent state is increasing every year. This web site is dedicated to those travelers seeking relaxing and memorable accommodations. Bed and Breakfast in the Montana Bed and Breakfast Association style offers the genuine, warm, caring hospitality in the tradition of the old west. Our member innkeepers are truly proud of their state and go out of their way to welcome visitors and to share a bit of themselves so that you may more fully enjoy the outdoor beauty that is Montana.

 
Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"Must See Movies and Videos ...
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, February 25, 2010

Thursday Feb 25, 2010

Joey Gottesman - Master Mixologist  Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Joey Gottesman from The Royal Hawaiian's famous Mai Tai Bar in Waikiki. The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also recently opened the signature Mai Tai Bar too. Recently Joey collaborated with one of our award-winning chefs in Hawaii to concoct the "Smokin' Mai Tai" that went on to win first place in the "World's Best Mai Tai" contest last year. Joey will speak about the history of this famous (and mostly misunderstood cocktail). Starwood's 11 hotels and resorts are located on the islands of Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island, representing the internationally recognized Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis and Luxury Collection hospitality brands. They really do offer something for everyone - for foodies, for families, for romantic escapes, for golfers, for those that seek health and wellness and more.

Attorney Gloria Allred - Lawyers.Com
Gloria Allred is the most famous female 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. Gloria has been 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." Gloria is a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, one of the pre-eminent plaintiff civil law firms in the country, which has won national prominence through many precedent-setting cases. Gloria Allred says that the absence or ambiguity of a will can create a host of problems for your family and your children, like in the cases of Michael Jackson's ongoing estate battle with his father, Marlon Brando's allegedly forged signature on his will, and Britney Murphy's will leaving out her husband since it was executed before her marriage. Allred has worked for at least two alleged Tiger Woods mistresses, including Rachel Uchitel and porn star Joslyn James. She said today that Woods needs "lying rehab" and "betrayal rehab" in addition to sex addiction therapy.James, who claims she was twice impregnated by the golf superstar, demanded an apology from Woods.
Amy Scherber -  "Amy's Bread"
If you're not able to walk into one of our stores to tempt yourself with the sight and smell of our broad array of breads, sweets, and sandwiches, at least you can learn more about what we do at Amy's Bread--And plan for your next visit. I launched Amy's Bread in June of 1992, 17 years ago. It all began in a small storefront on Ninth Avenue in New York City, in a neighborhood known as Hell's Kitchen. At first there were 5 employees, a few wholesale customers, and a small retail store. Now the bakery has over 150 employees, over 200 wholesale deliveries daily, and three retail stores including our location in the vibrant Chelsea Market, where we bake most of our breads, and our store in The Village where we're open late to satisfy your craving for cakes and sweets. Find out more about our new sweets cookbook, The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread.  We even have a bread cookbook to help you recreate some of our breads at home, which will be revised and re-released in February of 2010. We're proud to use the best ingredients we can buy: unbleached, unbromated flours, organic whole grains and seeds, imported olives, fresh herbs, and fresh butter in our sweets. Our breads are made with care using traditional European methods. We're very proud of our work and hope you enjoy the products of our labor: GOOD BREAD!
Lucinda Scala Quinn Exec Martha Stewart Living/PBS Host
Lucinda Scala Quinn starting cooking professionally as a teenager, and has worked as a chef, cooking teacher, caterer and food writer. In addition to being Executive Editorial Director Food and Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she is the co-host of PBS's #1 cooking show, Everyday Food, and hosts EatDrink on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Lucinda appears regularly on CBS' The Early Show,   NBC's Today Show, and nationally syndicated The Martha Stewart Show. She is also the author of Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys. Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast, the follow-up to the bestselling Everyday Food: Great Food Fast, features 250 recipes that are delicious, simple to prepare, and filled with flavorful fresh ingredients. Accompanied by beautiful photographs, the recipes focus on quick-cooking, easy-to-assemble dishes that use what's on hand and take advantage of seasonal ingredients. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Feb 24, 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.


Sam Garci - "The Power of Super foods"

Aiming to provide insight and guidance on the foods needed to effectively fuel the body, this publication outlines 20 steps that should help individuals live healthier and longer lives. It includes information on the 12 food groups with beneficial antioxidants and discusses how to vary the diet to promote good health. The book also looks at the positive effects of an alkaline body and how it can be achieved, as well as how to improve physical and spiritual fitness. Sam Graci is an internationally renowned lecturer, consultant, and formulator in the field of optimal human health and nutrition. He has traveled throughout the world interviewing researchers and collecting information about medicinal plants, vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, sea vegetables, and organic growing techniques. Based on this work, Graci developed Greens+, an award-winning "green drink" comprised of 23 synergistic foods. Graci resides on Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Richard Turen "Travel Truth"
http://www.traveltruth.com/  is a collaborative effort designed to offer the vacation consumer real world advice without exaggeration, deception, or sales bias. It is the ultimate insider's view of how things really work, written by an award-winning team of travel consultants and journalists. We are the owners, managers, and staff at Churchill & Turen Ltd. Churchill and Turen Ltd. is a vacation-planning firm that is entirely devoted to "The Vacations in Your Life that Truly Matter." We are currently celebrating our 21st year in business. Our telephone numbers are all unlisted and new clients are accepted exclusively by personal referral from our current clients or from readers referred to us in the pages of the world's leading travel publications. Everyone at Churchill and Turen is committed to providing visitors to this site with hard-hitting, unbiased travel reporting and ratings. Our commitment to travel consumerism is real and one of the ways that we demonstrate that commitment is by refusing to accept advertising or promotional support for this site. Although we remain devoted to servicing the needs of our clients, we are also willing to help any serious travel consumer with questions regarding the relative merits of travel products. In our current environment, the travel consumer is bombarded by misinformation and outright lies on a daily basis. Bait-and-switch "from $499" ads are the rule – not the exception. A half-inch is defined as "extra legroom" and a moldy hot tub may be a "luxurious spa". Google virtually any travel-related topic, from hotel properties to destinations and you are smothered in a sea of tens of thousands, perhaps millions of ads disguised as information. No one seems willing to help. Everyone wants your credit card number. We hope that traveltruth.com is just the first step toward changing that perception.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tues Feb 23, 2010

ROSANNE CASH  "The List"
"When I was 18, I was on the road with my dad. One day, we were sitting in the tour bus, talking about songs, and he mentioned a song, and I said, "I don't know that one." He mentioned another one, and I said, "I don't know that one, either." Then he started to get alarmed, so he spent the rest of the day making a list on a legal pad, and at the top he put "100 Essential Country Songs." And he handed it to me and he said, "This is your education." The genesis of Rosanne Cash's remarkable new album, The List, dates back to that day in 1973-to a time before her eleven previous albums, her 1985 Grammy and numerous additional nominations, her twenty-one Top 40 country singles. She had just graduated high school and was starting to write songs of her own when her father, the incomparable Johnny Cash, discovered some
rosanne cash: the listgaps in her knowledge of American roots music.  Rosanne and Johnny Cash, 1977 "I think he was alarmed that I might miss something essential about who he was and who I was," says Cash. "He had a deeply intuitive understanding and overview of every critical juncture in Southern music-Appalachian songs, early folk songs, Delta blues, Southern gospel, right up to modern country music."  Three dozen years later, Cash has selected twelve songs from the syllabus presented to her by her father and recorded her first album of covers. Still, she remains a songwriter to her core, so she approached each composition-from Jimmie Rodgers "Miss the Mississippi and You" to Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country"-in search of its particular essence. The result is a glorious range of sounds and moods, as rich and complex as such Cash masterworks as Seven Year Ache, Interiors, and Rules of Travel. A handful of truly special guests join her for some of the recordings: Bruce Springsteen ("Sea of Heartbreak"), Elvis Costello ("Heartaches by the Number"), Wilco's Jeff Tweedy ("Long Black Veil"), and Rufus Wainwright (Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings").  The idea for The List came about while Cash was on tour promoting her 2006 studio album, the widely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Black Cadillac-a reflective song cycle about the loss of her father; her mother, Vivian Liberto; and her stepmother, June Carter Cash. She had held on to the original copy of the List for all those years, but had never thought to do anything with it. ˜It just didn't interest me," she says. "I learned all the songs, but then I set on my own course as a songwriter, and set about separating myself from my parents, as you do when you're young. When I was writing the narratives for the Black Cadillac show, I had recently found the List again, so I wrote about it. And virtually every show, people started asking me. "˜Where's the List? What about that List?"  With this ambitious project behind her, Cash says that, while she has started writing songs of her own again, she hopes to do a second volume of songs from her father’s List at some point, and then make sure that the full 100 songs are archived properly. She also points out, though, that while she hadn’t fully explored this priceless gift from a father to a daughter, the songs on the List had always been important to her own work. Rather than a break from her own career, she looks at The List as something she needed to grow into over time.
 
Tim DeKay -  USA Network's "White Collar"
WHITE COLLAR is about the most unlikely of partnerships between a con artist and an FBI agent. The story unfolds after charming criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey (Bomer) is caught by his nemesis, G-Man extraordinaire Peter Burke (DeKay). After escaping from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love Kate, Neal is nabbed by Peter once again. Rather than
Tim DeKay - Scrubs Wikireturning to jail for this daring getaway, Neal suggests an alternate plan - providing his expertise to assist the Feds in putting away infamous and elusive criminals in return for his freedom.  Tim DeKay stars as Peter Burke in the new USA Network original series WHITE COLLAR, DeKay can also be occasionally heard on NPR performing in both classical and new plays for L.A. TheatreWorks, and he is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. His education includes a B.S. from Le Moyne College and an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University where he met his wife, actress Elisa Taylor. They currently reside in Los Angeles with their two children.

TOM HINDE - Flowers Vineyard & Winery
After meticulously farming our estate vineyards on the True Sonoma Coast, the hand-crafting of our wines begins. All of our fruit is hand-harvested in the early morning into small bins to ensure proper delivery to the winery. Hand cluster selection begins on our custom-built shaker table. Pinot Noir clusters are dispersed and gently conveyed to the next sorting table where six sorters can assess the clusters that will be allowed to pass to
links shop all flowers wine ... fermentor. At Flowers, we de-stem Pinot Noir to ensure gentle handling and provide a 75% whole-berry environment in our small open-top fermentors. Pinot Noir is cold-soaked for five to seven days at a temperature of 45°F and the hand-punching-down begins. After the cold-soak period, the fermentor warms to 68°F - 85°F and wild yeast carries the fermentation to show terrior and complexity. Free-run wines are drained to barrel and the remaining skins are gently pressed in a small old-world basket press. All wines are aged between 14-16 months in small oak barrels from Burgundy Coopers. The wines are bottled without the use of sterile filtration and no fining occurs. Our philosophy is to retain all of the natural vineyard elements while hand-crafting our Pinot Noir. This ensures the true expression of our unique vineyard sites when the wines are enjoyed. The wines receive additional bottle age in our temperature controlled cellar and are released annually for direct purchase from Michelle at the winery.  We hand cultivate all of our vineyards on the True Sonoma Coast. When the decision to pick is made, the grapes are harvested in the cool morning and placed into small bins to ensure proper delivery to the crush pad. At the winery we conduct one final hand sorting. Then the whole clusters go directly to press to preserve fresh fruit and limit the amount of solids in the new juice.  Gently pressed chardonnay juice is settled then put directly into new and 1-2 year old French oak barrels for 100% barrel fermentation. Barrels undergo fermentation in temperature and humidity controlled aging rooms. When fermentation is complete, the new wines are put through a second fermentation converting Malic acid to Lactic acid. The True Sonoma Coast yields chardonnay that has distinct naturally high acidity and a balanced low pH structure. Twice monthly barrels are hand stirred with a thin wand. This hand crafting method of battonage adds complexity by whisking up natural yeast and fermentation sediment known as lees and allowing them to settle back out through the aging wines. Using this age-old technique the wines become softer, more complex and gain exquisite mouth feel. Final blending takes place in early summer. The wines receive additional bottle age in our temperature controlled cellar and are released annually for direct purchase from Michelle at the winery.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Monday Feb 22, 2010

Chef Fabio Viviani 
Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Fabio attended Italy's Institutuo Professionale per I Servizi Alberghieri, focusing on advanced Tuscan and regional cooking as well as a wide variety of specialty courses. He has traveled across Europe and incorporates Italian, French and Spanish influences in all his dishes. In his hometown of Florence, Italy, Fabio co-owned and managed several Florentine restaurants before bringing his Tuscan dishes Top Chef 's Fabio Viviani ... and Florentine flair to Southern California in 2005. Fabio's career took a star turn after being cast in the fifth season of Bravo's "Top Chef," where he earned the title of "Fan Favorite." This summer, Fabio and childhood friend and restaurant partner, Jacopo Falleni, will release the Café Firenze Cookbook, featuring 24 original recipes paired with specialty cocktails and luxurious wines, including the entire Santa Margherita range.  Fabio lives outside of Los Angeles in California with his wife Jessica, his dog Maximus, and his turtle, who doesn't have a name because he's never had to call her.  Despite historical data, Fabio questions whether there has ever really been a man on the moon.  Fabio's mom still resides in Italy, and when her neighbors told her Fabio could be found on Google, she assumed it was the name of an American television show.  Fabio accidentally set his grandmother on fire when he was 5 by foolishly playing with rubbing alcohol and fireworks — a bad combination. In 2005 while living in Italy, Fabio owned 6 restaurants, 3 dance clubs, a bed-and-breakfast and a farmhouse.  While Fabio lived in Italy, he never missed watching a single game of his soccer team, Fiorentina, play at the stadium in Florence, Italy.  Fabio likes to keep active and plays several sports, including: volleyball, karate, boxing, mixed martial arts, tennis and swimming. Fabio loves almost all food, but really hates two things: cilantro and peanut butter 
Joel M. Fisher, PhD - Wine Guru  ... wine shop in Silver Lakeis 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 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. 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.
Stephen Andrews - Director Sales & Marketing Villagio Inn & Spa
The Inn features 112 spacious guestrooms arranged in two story building clusters, swimming Map of Villagio Inn & Spa ... pool and jacuzzi, welcome bottle of wine, daily champagne breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, coffee and cookies, concierge and room service.  Yountville's epicurean delights. World renowned chefs. Award-winning cuisine. Up and down the street. Just steps from your guestroom. Savory aromas linger, entice. Delight in such pleasures. Food, wine, conversation. Indulge.





Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Feb 19, 2010

CHEF PIERO BIONDI RETURNS
Chef Piero Biondi talks about Balsamic vinegar (Italian: aceto balsamico) is a condiment originating from Italy. The original traditional product, made from a reduction of cooked grape juice and
Chef Piero Biondi and Mike ... not a vinegar in the usual sense, has been made in Modena and Reggio Emilia[1] since the Middle Ages. The names "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena" and "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia" are protected by both the Denominazione di Origine Protetta and the European Union's Protected Designation of Origin. Traditional balsamic vinegar is highly appreciated and valued by chefs and gourmet food lovers. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena), an inexpensive modern imitation of the traditional product, is today widely available and much better known. This is the kind commonly used for salad dressing together with oil. The word balsamic refers to resinous substances made from balsam.
Phillip Lemarque "Best Eatz" 

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
Phillip LeMarque. Getty ... 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. 
  Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"Must See Movies and Videos ... 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, February 18, 2010

Thursday Feb 18. 2010

Joey Vento - Geno's Steaks - Philadelphia
Geno's Steaks was started by Joe Vento back in 1966. He figured that if he was going to sell a steak, he had to be where they were already eating them....at the "X" shaped intersection of 9th & Passyunk in South Philadelphia. Joe learned the cheese steak business from his
Joey Ventofather who in the early 1940's opened "Jim's Steaks". In 1966, Joe started "Geno's" with $6.00 in his pocket, 2 boxes of steaks and some hot dogs.  His competitors all gave him six months to succeed and Joe laughed at them. As a twist of fate, there was already a Joe's Steak Place and Joe had to come up with a new name. He noticed a broken door in the back of his store on which a neighborhood boy by the name of "GINO" had painted his name. Joe liked the name but at that time, there was a food chain by that name and he did not want to confuse his business with that chain. So, he simply changed the "I" to "E" and decided to name his store GENO'S. In 1971, when their son was born, Joe and his wife Eileen decided to name him after their business. His son Geno works along with his father in a managerial capacity as well as handling many of the "behind the scene" tasks helping to make the business such a success. Since those days, Geno's has offered the best of cheese steaks. The ingredients are simple, exacting and never greasy thinly sliced rib-eye steak, melted cheese, oven-fresh baked bread and delicately grilled onions. Awaiting your piping hot sandwich on the counter outside are ketchup, mustard, relish and Joe's choice hot sauce. A Word of Warning! Be prepared and know how to order, because the service is fast and the line keeps moving. For example, on a cheese steak with onions specify which kind of cheese you'd like (Provolone, American or Cheese Whiz). By the time you have given your order, your money will be taken and your sandwich will be out the window nice and hot! At the next window you can pick up your soda, fries and coffee. Geno's is open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week. There is no indoor dining, but there are tables under canopies on the sidewalk for those who wish to enjoy sandwiches on the premises rather than drive off with them. Stop by when you're in town and see why Geno's Steaks has become a Philadelphia tradition.
The Original Pancake House - Rockville, MD
Best Breakfast in Washington DC 
(Yahoo/Yelp/Chow Dog)
The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Customers enjoy the benefit of their many years of experience in the culinary field, through the extensive menu of delicious authentic national and ethnic pancake
the Original Pancake House ... recipes. The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make our food so outstanding. There are over 100 Original Pancake House restaurants from coast to coast, which have won local and national acclaim. Our recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients, such as 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and our own recipe sourdough starter. Our batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant's kitchen. Legendary chef James Beard was one of the Original Pancake House's biggest fans! We consider ourselves "The First Name in Pancakes" and hope you will too!  Each location below offers free wi-fi and a senior menu on weekdays. You can also get terrific sandwiches, burgers, salads and wraps from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays. Our signature dishes include the Apple Pancake, a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection, creating a deliciously rich cinnamon sugar glaze. Another signature item is the Dutch Baby, an air filled delight oven baked to golden perfection and served with lemon, whipped butter and powdered sugar to create a mouthwatering blend.
Anson Williams "Happy Days"  ("Potsie")
Born as Anson William Heimlick in Los Angeles, California  his father Haskell legally changed the original spelling of the family name from "Heimlich". He attended high school, where he was captain of the track team and acted in multiple school productions. He is best known for his role as gullible but well intentioned singer Warren "Potsie" Weber on the long-running hit television series Happy Days. On the ecco a voi anson williams ... first season of the show, the stories centered mainly on Richie (Ron Howard) and Potsie (Anson got second star billing during this season). Eventually, as Fonzie (Henry Winker) and Richie's mother, father and sister became more popular, Potsie was joined with Ralph (Donny Most, who was merely a side character on season one) and both Potsie and Ralph were inseparable (like they were one character with two personalities). Unlike Ron Howard and Donny Most, Anson was one of the few to remain through the entire run of the series, although his appearances became less frequent in later seasons.  In 1986, Williams directed the CBS School Break Special The Drug Knot. This dealt with the problem of teenage drug abuse and was highly acclaimed. Many critics praised it as the best anti-drug show ever made. He has gone on to direct many episodes of popular television shows, including episodes of Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, seaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed.  In 2005, Anson Williams and the rest of the cast of Happy Days appeared in Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion on ABC. Anson Williams is the second cousin of Dr. Henry Heimlich, known for creating the Heimlich Maneuver for treating choking victims.  He guest starred as himself in an episode of Boy Meets World in its third season as a nod to Happy Days and also guest starred on Sabrina, which he was also directing at the time, reprising the role of Potsie in a fantasy sequence.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's National Trademark Expo kicked off on April 10, 2008 with Commissioner for Trademarks Lynne Beresford, exhibitor and Happy Days star Anson Williams, Mayor William Euille of Alexandria and USPTO Director Jon Dudas, along with a cast of trademarked characters

Tina Dixon-Snowboarding/Skiing Rep - OLYMPICS  NBC
Snowboarding Reporter - Freestyle Skiing Reporter  Tina Dixon will serve as snowboarding and freestyle skiing reporter during the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Dixon made her Olympic broadcast debut as the snowboarding reporter during NBC's coverage of the 2006 Torino Games. Dixon has become a familiar face and name to
 ... -HD Winter Olympics? NBC issnowboarding viewers during coverage of the X Games, U.S. Open and USSA Grand Prix Series. She has over 10 years experience as a competitor, commentator, sideline reporter and magazine writer. Since 2001, Dixon has been seen regularly as a broadcaster on NBC, ESPN and Versus. A former professional snowboarder herself, Dixon won four X Games medals, including gold in Big Air and Snowboard Cross. She has appeared in numerous magazines including Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboarder, Snowboard Life, Nylon, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan and Mademoiselle. Dixon first put on skis at the age of five and grew up following her father down the steep slopes of Snowbird resort near her hometown of Salt Lake City. After making the switch to snowboarding during her senior year of high school, she was soon riding four to five days a week. A year later, Dixon won the very first contest she entered.

 

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

Tony Marchese, GM Trio Restaurant Palm Springs Tony has been an entrepreneurial executive with 25 years of sales and Palm Springs Restaurant News ... management, marketing and branding for start up and established businesses. Tony previously owned and operated a real estate company. Rhumba Brazilian restaurant (voted 'Top 20 'Chicago Magazine ) and two high profile night clubs. Tony is a local real estate agent with Keller Williams™ Realty, where he has consistently been top 1% performer in Chicago and Palm Springs for the last 12 year. TRIO Restaurant—an energetic, desert-casual atmosphere and great american modern food at reasonable prices—a place where anyone can come in, sit down and feel at home.

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
Costa Rica Logo for Travel ... 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

Jerry Colangelo - Owner - Wig Wam Golf Resort & SpaCharm. Authentic Arizona™. This is what defines The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa as a premier destination for the seasoned traveler. Nearly 80 years of history makes our resort an authority on the standards of service excellence. Simple, understated elegance and luxury is what we provide  Chairman Jerry Colangelo ... and indigenous charm is what sets us apart. Our guests are surrounded by the quiet, natural beauty of the desert Southwest, resulting in a truly unique, authentic experience. No towering skyscrapers or high rise-style accommodations here. The only interruptions are towering palm trees and soaring clouds that dot the clear blue skies. Challenge yourself to the largest Arizona golf resort, home to 54 championship holes, and awaken your senses in a brand new, state-of-the-art Red Door Spa. Immerse yourself in a true destination resort that spans 500 acres. We have earned numerous accolades and awards including the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award - Jerry  is an American businessman and sports mogul.  He is the former owner of the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He was also instrumental in the relocation of the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL to Phoenix to become the Phoenix Coyotes.  He is the national director of USA Basketball and of the team that represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Colangelo also serves as Chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), a nonprofit nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF also serves as the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, D.C.  
Peter Greweling  "Chocolates & Confections at Home"
The only book you need to make truly amazing chocolates and candies at home "Like most branches of the culinary arts, the roots of confectionery lie with the homemaker taking the time to make something special for her family. Even in today's world, where time has become compressed as never before, and most people find it hard to find time to cook meals on a regular here s peter greweling ... basis, home confectionery can still be a fun and satisfying pursuit. Whether you are making candies for your family, to serve to guests, or for holiday occasions, a range of home confectionery is within the reach of anyone with a kitchen and a few basic tools and ingredients."  Peter P. Greweling, the award-winning author of Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner, is a professor of baking and pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America, a Certified Master Baker, and a Certified Hospitality Educator.  Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute Of America is an independent, not?for?profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 39,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for industry professionals and food enthusiasts, has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Feb 16, 2010

ERIC W. KASTEL - ARTISAN BREADS AT HOME logo_culinary_institute_250 ...
Eric W. Kastel, CMB, CHE, is an associate professor of baking and pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America. He is a 1990 graduate of the CIA, and has worked as production manager at Whole Foods Bakehouse in Dallas, Texas, and as head baker at the fa
med Bread Alone in Boiceville, New York.

 


Master Chef Martin Yan - "YAN CAN COOK"
The most important Chinese holiday, Chinese New Year, marks a great time to celebrate Chinese food and culture. Tsingtao beer, the No. 1 Chinese beer in the U.S., and Celebrity chef Martin Yan of the popular PBS television show Yan Can Cook have created tips and great recipes for Year of the Tiger celebrations to ring in the New Year with authentic Chinese food and traditional customs.  Identify Your Chinese Zodiac: This year
to watch tv chef martin yan ... marks the Year of the Tiger, one of twelve Chinese calendar years. Tigers are characterized as aggressive, courageous, candid and sensitive, and are said to pair best with Horses and Dogs. Famous people born in the Year of the Tiger include: Bill Murray, Demi Moore,   Hugh Hefner, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Penelope Cruz, Tom Cruise and Victoria Beckham.  Prepare Authentic Cuisine: Inspired by the flavors of Tsingtao, Martin has created recipes and will demonstrate recipes such as Steamed Clams in Garlic Beer Sauce and Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry.  Drink Chinese Beer: The Tsingtao Brewery in Qingdao, China, was founded in 1903 and is one of the oldest in China. Tsingtao Lager and Tsingtao Pure Draft are produced with spring water from Laoshan, a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water. Tsingtao Lager has a crisp, slightly malty flavor and nutty sweet taste and Tsingtao Pure Draft is a smooth, light-tasting beer. Decorate for Prosperity: Decorate in red and gold, the Chinese colors of prosperity that signify good luck and wealth; adorn your home with red balloons and gold streamers from a party store and red lanterns easily found in Asian stores. According to ancient tradition, every corner of your home should be swept and cleaned in preparation for your New Year's celebration.  Spread Goodwill: Buy small red envelopes and fill with coins, in even dollar amounts, to give to friends and family as goodwill gestures. Guarantee good fortune in the New Year by assembling a centerpiece made from fresh flowers, oranges and tangerines, all symbols of good luck and wealth. A certified Master Chef, cooking instructor and author, Martin Yan is most well-known for his television show, Yan Can Cook, which airs on public television in the United States. In 1985, he founded the Yan Can Cooking School in California and in 2007 founded The Martin Yan Culinary Arts Center, a unique international culinary academy for professional chefs in Shenzhen, China. In 2010, Tsingtao will partner with Chef Yan for his Yan Can Cook Road Show tour, stopping in cities across the United States.


"Rip" Taylor - Comedian - King of Confetti

With recent appearances in JackAss, The Bonnie Hunt Show and next in Rob Reiner's new movie Alex and Emma, the legendary King of Confetti, Rip Taylor, has been introduced to a new generation of fans which is another reason he has a star on Hollywood Boulevard for movies, film and television.  Although most of his new admirers don't realize it, Rip Taylor
 ... Rip Taylor - Mr Breakfasthas dazzled audiences worldwide in a career that has spanned over forty years. A master of comedic timing and a consummate showman, Rip has headlined in Las Vegas, appeared on hundreds of television shows, played the lead in various plays and musicals, and frequently taken a dramatic turn in feature films. It is no exaggeration to say that Rip Taylor has succeeded in every facet of the entertainment industry. The phenomenon that is Rip Taylor began when Ed Sullivan could not remember the young comedian's name, he introduced Rip as "The Crying Comedian." Ed Sullivan accidentally stumbled upon Rip's niche, and after that appearance Rip found himself booked solid for months. This taught the young performer the importance of having a memorable hook. Bright costumes, outrageous props, wacky wigs and colorful confetti soon followed - and Rip Taylor became a pop culture sensation. Rip is one of television's most recognizable celebrities. A guest star with over 2,000 television appearances under his belt, Rip has brought his wild energy to The Gong Show, Password, The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show,, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and to the coveted center square on Hollywood Squares. Perhaps Rip's greatest impact in television was when he was picked by Chuck Barris to host The $1.98 Beauty Show. The campy "beauty and talent contest" brought Rip icon status as he served as ringmaster, gloriously reveling in the glitter and kitsch of "The World's Tackiest TV Show." For decades, Rip has maintained his status as one of the top headliners in Las Vegas. He has been named "Entertainer of the Year" three times in a row, spent a year headlining The Flamingo Hotel's Rockettes Extravaganza, and in the 2002 brought Rip Taylor's Christmas Spectacular to the Rio. Additionally, Rip has played on Broadway and toured the country as the lead role in plays such as Sugar Babies, Anything Goes, Oliver, Peter Pan, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He is currently writing and producing a one-man-show entitled Let'er Rip. In addition to comedy and music, Rip is an accomplished "legitimate" actor. He played Demi Moore's surly boss in Indecent Proposal, and plays Kate Hudson's father in the soon-to-be-released Rob Reiner film, Alex and Emma In a career that has spanned five remarkable decades, Rip Taylor feels fortunate to have become a madcap mainstay in show business. He frequently donates his time and talents to numerous charitable causes including The Thalians, The Screen Actors Guild, The Actors Home, The Friars Charitable Trust and many, many more. In His Own Words "I always wanted to be a Vegas comic" Rip Says, "and that's what I am. Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Although I'm not a devout actor, it's nice to be able to do movies and tv, too. I want to be the second banana all the time. The ultimate for me would be to stay home and do a tv series for 13 weeks and then go do my nightclub act." From the beginning of his career, Las Vegas turned out to be TAYLOR-MADE for Rip, who was named "Entertainer of the Year" three years in a row in the '70's. His first appearance was in "The Eleanor Powell Show" at the Dunes. Rip was an instantaneous hit and was held over for four weeks. That led to other Vegas engagements, including guesting with Headlines such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Ann-Margret, Judy Garland, Mac Davis and Others. Over the Years, the "Prince of Pandemonium," as Rip came to be known, starred in many Vegas Revues, including "Funny Farm," (Aladdin), Donn Arden's Spectacular "Hello America" and "The Follies Bergere" (Tropicana). To this day, Rip is a favorite performer in the city. He recently spent a year Guest Starring in "The Rockettes Extravaganza" at the Flamingo Las Vegas and in December 2002 "Rip Taylor's Christmas Spectacular" to the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino. In the tv arena, the former host of his own syndicated tv show, "The $1.98 Beauty Show" (which was #5 in syndication when Chuck Barris took it off the air). Has graced the small screen on shows of every kind. He Guest-Starred on "Saturday Night Live," "The Kids in the Hall," "The Martin Short Show" and "Johnny Bago." He was Stanley, an Angel, on the cable series "Down to Earth" (26 episodes). He has been a constant guest on "The Jerry Lewis Telethon" and has entertained millions on various talk and variety shows, including "Circus of the Stars."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Monday Feb 15, 2010

Tony Marchese - Owner Trio Restaurantpalm_springs_logo.jpgTRIO Restaurant is an energetic, desert-casual atmosphere and great American modern food at reasonable prices , a place where anyone can come in, sit down and feel at home. 707 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA In Palm Springs' Uptown Design District

Joel M. Fisher, PhD - Wine Guru
is 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 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. 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.
Deana Martin - Celebrity Entertainer
 Ms. Martin made her television debut in 1966, performing on her father's legendary television show, The Dean Martin Show . She soon became a frequent guest, taking part in both musical and comedy numbers with a wide array of guests including Frank Sinatra.
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Sin City is Dean Martin Festival ... paying homage to iconic singers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin by giving them each a place on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Las Vegas Walk of Stars spokesman Pablo Castro Zavala said stars for the crooners would be unveiled Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Flamingo Las Vegas casino-resort. The stars will then be placed in the sidewalk outside the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip.
Sinatra and Martin are icons of Sin City entertainment because of their appearances on stage, in film and on television. The Rat Pack performers appeared in the 1960 movie "Ocean's Eleven," about a plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. Officials say Dean Martin's daughter Deana Martin will accept his star on behalf of her father. Having trained professionally as an actress at the Dartington College of Arts in the United Kingdom, Deana amassed an impressive array of theatrical credits, including the English productions of
Photo courtesy Deana MartinRomeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet and A Taste of Honey. She made her North American theatrical debut with George Hamilton in the critically acclaimed Neil Simon play The Star Spangled Girl, while later adding to her list of stage credits with appearances in Wait Until Dark, Six Rms Riv Vu, A Shot In the Dark and The Tunnel of Love. Concurrent with her theatrical work, Ms. Martin was a Reprise Records recording artist. Her hit single, "Girl of the Month Club", was a radio favorite and a chart topper. In demand as a performer, Ms. Martin appeared on many of the top television shows including The Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas Shows. She also
 Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra ... made a fabled appearance playing the dual roles of Daphne & William on a memorable episode of the popular series The Monkees entitled "Some Like it Lukewarm."Ms. Martin was introduced to motion picture audiences in 1968's "Young Billy Young", a classic of the western genre, in which she co-starred with Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickinson. Her promising debut led to subsequent film lead roles in "Strangers At Sunrise" with George Montgomery and "A Voice In The Night" with Vito Scotti. In addition to her film and television work, Ms. Martin was a busy nightclub entertainer headlining at the nations top showrooms including Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood.  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ms. Martin channeled her enthusiasm for health and exercise into a successful fitness company -- Bodies by Deana. This lead to her top selling workout video, The Deana Martin Total Body Workout. She also stared in her own talk show, The Deana Martin Show, which ran for four seasons and over 40 episodes.  She currently entertains audiences internationally with her "Memories Are Made Of This" concert tour and also tours internationally with her best selling book "Memories Are Made Of This."
Lee Clayton Roper - "A Well-Seasoned Kitchen"
"A Well-Seasoned Kitchen" is a recipe treasury for all cooks who cherish creating delicious meals to nourish relationships with family and friends. Developed by Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper, everyday home gourmet Magnetism Bookscooks who are mother and daughter, the book is ideally suited for today's modern cook - the one who juggles a busy life but finds comfort and joy in preparing meals for others. Keeping with Sally and Lee's style, the recipes are simple, delicious and perfect for family meals as well as casual and everyday entertaining. Equally important, the cookbook stands as a testament to the special bond and evolving relationships shared by mothers and daughters. The cookbook was initially conceived as a a project for Lee to engage her mother as she began to suffer the effects of osteoporosis and early-stage memory loss. The result is more than a collection of recipes; it reflects the special bond that the Claytons create through food and gatherings.
Steve Dale - Owner - Bentley's Popcorn

When Jackie and Katharine were eight and ten years old, they secretly set out with their own money to find and buy the perfect puppy. When their eyes met those of a nine-week-old Wire-haired Fox Terrier, the search was over, the sale was made, and the sisters christened the dog,
Bentley. Bentley was a playful and loveable addition to the household and he quickly became buddies with the other pets in residence. But when it came time for the family to cook up a batch of one of their traditional popcorn  ... to Bentley's Popcornrecipes, Bentley was first in the kitchen and with one purpose in mind! For Bentley, there was no greater pleasure than indulging in the family's homemade popcorn. Did he prefer Toffee Caramel over Almond? Butter Pecan over Honey Roasted? He made no distinction; Bentley loved them all. After much urging from friends and other popcorn lovers, the family decided to share their popcorn tradition in a much larger way. It was only natural that their venture to market America's Finest Popcorn be launched with Bentley's name and image adorning the flagship brand.  So it is with fond memories of this family tradition that each hand-cooked batch of Bentley's Popcorn is created. We sincerely hope that Bentley's Popcorn finds a place in your own traditions with family and friends. We promise that you will taste the flavor and quality down to the very last kernel—just the way that Bentley did. 

 

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