Thursday, April 8, 2010

4/08 - Marlene Koch, Barbara Balik, Joel Fisher, Linda Jordan

Marlene Koch - "Magician in the Kitchen"  'Eat What You Love"
Known as a magician in the kitchen, Marlene makes life easier for families worldwide with her incredible tasting healthy recipes and easy-to-follow realistic nutrition advice. Marlene Koch, R.D., is a leading nutritionist, popular TV personality and best-selling author in the field of cooking, health and wellness. With over 700,000 copies of her healthy, low-sugar cookbooks sold, she’s a regular guest on QVC and her books and recipes have appeared on television programs including The Today Show and The Food Network, as well as in numerous magazine articles and columns.  Koch, combines her love of good food, her culinary skill, and her background in nutrition with an emphasis on child and adolescent weight management to provide 300 family-pleasing recipes under 350 calories. A veritable authority on low-sugar recipes and healthy alternatives to a high-carb, high-calorie lifestyle, Koch believes that the pursuit of a wholesome diet does not have to come at the expense of the foods we love and in EAT WHAT YOU LOVE she shows readers exactly how to enjoy favorite meals guilt-free.

Barbara Balik - 21 st Annual  A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters  Sat 05/15/2010 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM   Warner Bros. Studio Gate 7 - Forest Lawn Drive Burbank, CA 91522   The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has become one of the most successful voluntary health organizations of its kind today. We are very proud of this accomplishment and the fact that 91 cents out of every dollar raised goes directly into our research and care programs. In fact, a recent edition of Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney recognized the Foundation as “the top charity in the health-research category.”  Winemasters is the largest CFF fundraiser in Los Angeles raising close to $16 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation over 18 years. “Adding tomorrows every day” expresses the mission - and results - of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s steadfast efforts to continue extending the length and quality of life for people with CF. For more information please visit the CF Foundation website  .

Linda Jordan - Ruth Chris' Steak House - Pasadena, CA.
From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as 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. Our famous steaks are seared to perfection at 1800 degrees and topped with fresh butter so they sizzle all the way to your table. With market fresh seafood and more, you have a difficult decision on your hands. With a variety of choices, we have the ideal appetizer to start your dining experience.

Dr. Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru"
Joel M. Fisher, PhD 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.