Friday, May 14, 2010

5/14 - Terry Hall, Steve Evans, Chrtis Stone, Jim Poole,

Chef CURTIS STONE (HOST, NBC's "2010 Miss USA Pageant")
Internationally renowned chef Curtis Stone will host NBC's “2010 Miss USA Pageant” live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 16 (7-9 p.m. ET), along with Natalie Morales, NBC's “Today” show co-host and correspondent.  Stone is a master chef, best-selling author, TV host, and entrepreneur. He can currently be seen competing alongside the likes of Sharon Osbourne and Cyndi Lauper on NBC's hit show “The Celebrity Apprentice” and on NBC's “The Biggest Loser” as he teaches the contestants on the ranch how to make good nutritional choices and prepare healthy meals. He is also a regular contributor on America's most popular morning program the "Today" show.  Stone's other television credits include “Surfing the Menu,” which ran for three seasons in 26 countries, and his United States show “Take Home Chef: The Series" was a huge international success and has been viewed in over 70 countries around the world.  As a partner on AOL Food’s “Trade Secrets,” Stone provides expert advice, recipes and tips to the portal’s millions of users through a series of user-friendly videos. He has also written four successful books: “Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood”; “Cooking with Curtis”; “Surfing the Menu”; and “Surfing the Menu Again.”   In Fall 2008, Stone launched his line of sleek and eco-friendly kitchen solutions at Williams Sonoma. Stone is the first chef to have an eponymous product line sold at the prestigious retailer. The functional and stunning products have been praised in a variety of publications including The New York Times and O: The Oprah Magazine.  Born in Melbourne, Australia, Stone left Victoria University in 1994 at the age of 18 to follow his passion for food. His strong will and love for quality cuisine led to a job cooking at the Savoy Hotel. Once a qualified chef, Stone began traveling throughout Europe with his best mate. Three months into his travels, Stone arrived in London broke and in need of a job. Determined to fulfill his dream of working in the world's best restaurants, he walked into legendary Chef Marco Pierre White's kitchen and offered to work for free in exchange for the opportunity to work alongside the three-star Michelin genius. After proving his worth by working for free for the first month, Stone was brought on staff and remained at the Grill Room at Café Royal for two years. From Marco's Grill Room, Stone advanced to sous chef at Mirabelle, where he contributed to the restaurant's highly revered Mirabelle Cookbook.  Stone remained at Mirabelle for two years, during which time it was awarded a prestigious Michelin Star. Stone was then handed the reins to Marco Pierre's flagship restaurant Quo Vadis, where he received critical acclaim and remained there until 2003 when he made the leap to television.  Stone is currently based in Los Angeles. For additional information, please visit

Jim Poole - the head of  Budweiser Clydesdale Operations 
will introduce your viewers to some of the most adorable and amazing animals you've ever seen. Most people know these massive horses because they have been an American Icon for more than 75 years. Now, for the first time, the facility is being opened to the public, so guests can see and interact with more than 100 Clydesdales ranging from foals to stallions.  Some things are just so unique you want to share them with the world. One of those places is Warm Springs Ranch in Missouri where each year around 40 baby Clydesdales are born. These foals are so cute, the folks at the new state-of-the-art breeding facility decided to open the farm for tours and show-off the big babies who will grow up to become the next generation of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales...and you're invited! /Mature horses stand at least 72 inches, and weight between 1,800 & 2,300 lbs /Each hitch horse consumes as much as 60 lbs of hay and 30 gallons of water per day/Each harness & collar weighs approx. 130 lbs & is handcrafted from brass & leather

Terry Hall - Director of Communiction - Napa Valley Vintner's Assoc
The 2010 E-Auction is Now Open!
Review the 150+ incredible auction lots - that feature rare and one-of-a-kind bottles and collections of Napa Valley wine, private events, and weekend stays. What's more, proceeds support Napa County health, youth development and housing nonprofit organizations.
This year the E-Auction opens and closes over four weeks with each week having its own theme:
1 May 9 May 16 Cellar Treasures in Bottles and Magnums
2 May 16 May 23 Jeroboams, Rehoboams, Methuselahs, and Nebuhchadnezzars -- Oh My!
3 May 23 May 30 Unforgettable Days of Wine & Adventure
4 May 30 June 4 Nights to Remember: Wine, Food & Friends

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".