Sunday, May 2, 2010

5/3 - Joel Fisher, Robin Robertson , Sandy Levine, Peter Pahk

Joel Fisher - "The 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. 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. Fisher heads the popular annual LA Winefest which is coming up very soon.

Robin Robertson - "Vegan on the Cheap" 
You don't have to blow your budget to eat great meatless and dairy-free meals every day.  With Vegan on the Cheap, you can enjoy delicious vegan meals every day of the week — and save money. Vegan on the Cheap contains 150 mouth-watering, exciting recipes that cost just 50 cents to $2 per serving—hefty savings to go with hearty vegan meals. This book presents great options for savory soups and stews, satisfying salads, comforting noodle dishes, first-class casseroles, favorites for the slow cooker, and meatless and dairy-free recipes for classics like pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. Plus, there's even a chapter for desserts to satisfy every sweet tooth. Throughout the book, smart tips and creative ideas help you save money by cooking in bulk, prepping meals in advance, and finding tasty ways to reuse leftovers.

Sandy Levine - Carnegie Deli  NYC
A bomb threat closes down Time Square in NYC near the offices of Comedy Central at Viacom but Caregie Deli keeps the sandwiches coming - Sandy Levine is the General Manager.  Founded in 1937, the world famous Carnegie Deli is a true New York City landmark situated in Midtown on 7th Avenue at 55th Street. We also have locations in the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, Six Flags in New Jersey and at The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA.  All of our meats are smoked and cured in our own plant. We are family owned and operated and also bake our world famous cheesecake and desserts here. Our walls of fame are filled with pictures of celebrities, dignitaries, athletes, out-of-towners and our most important customer, you!  We are known for our pastrami, corned beef, brisket and many other sandwiches, including our famous "Broadway Danny Rose." All of our gargantuan sandwiches are overstuffed with at least one pound of meat. We also specialize in old world favorites such as: knishes, matzoh ball soup, stuffed cabbage, and of course our pickles.) Whether you are enjoying our generous portions in the Deli, catering a business or personal event, or just taking our delicacies home to enjoy, we promise you will love our food!!!

Executive Chef  Peter Pahk - Silverado Napa Valley
Napa Valley and the surrounding wine country area provide a cornucopia of fresh produce, herbs, meats, seafood and cheeses for your Napa Valley dining pleasure.Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience in Napa Valley, casual fare, quick snack or a place to relax and contemplate your day, Silverado Resort is the place for exceptional restaurants in Napa Valley. Executive Chef Peter Pahk was recently awarded with the 2008 Napa Valley Mustard Festival's Peoples' Choice Award. He was also the winner in 2005 & 2006 and the 2006 Critic's Choice Award.