Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5/4 - Chef Rich Bayless, Damien Zamudio , Chef Roberto Santibanez ,Diane Werner, O'Neal Hampton,

Celebrity Chef Rich Bayless - Cinco De Mayo Recipes
Rick is an award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality Rick Bayless has done more than any other culinary star to introduce Americans to authentic Mexican cuisine and to change the image of Mexican food in America. His PBS show Mexico—One Plate at a Time is currently in its fifth season and his cookbook with his 15 year old daughter, Lanie, titled Rick and Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adventures was nominated for a James Beard Award as well as Rick’s sixth cookbook, Mexican Everyday. Rick is a restaurant consultant, teaches authentic Mexican cooking throughout the United States (he is a visiting staff member at the Culinary Institute of America), and leads cooking and cultural tours to Mexico.  “Great food is the centerpiece to any successful celebration,” says Bayless. “There’s nothing wrong with fan favorites like guacamole and margaritas, but why just deliver the expected when with just a little bit of planning you can create something entirely unique that will leave your friends talking about the one-of-a-kind party you threw for the rest of the summer.”

Damien Zamudio  - One of New York’s finest Starbucks Baristas
Fifteen years ago, it started with a barista and a blender looking for a variation to Starbucks beloved Iced Lattes and Iced Mochas for his customers. Now, the Frappuccino has been reinvented to better meet your viewers desires to have the iconic beverage however they want it. Launching on May 4, the new However-You-Want-It Frappuccino Blended Beverage allows your viewers to create their own personalized experience – just like with Starbucks lattes and other handcrafted beverages. Choices of fresh milks or soy, coffee intensity – even decaf – and any syrup and topping means the possibilities are endless. Renowned Starbucks Barista, Damien Zamudio, is available to show, tell and demonstrate the highly anticipated reconstruction of the Frappuccino.  Indulge Your Senses – Damien demonstrates his best recommendations for cooling off this spring/summer and how to achieve the perfect pick-me-up · Make it Uniquely Yours – The possibilities are endless, and delicious – Damien will demo his favorite (and tastiest) recipes  · Treat Your Tastebuds –Damien will tell viewers how to grab the new Frappuccino for half the price for a limited time

Chef Roberto Santibanez   "The Top Mexican Chef in America"
As with Most legendary chefs, his love affair with cooking began as a young boy when his grandmother, a “word traveler,” taught him that food preparation does not always have to be by the (recipe) book. After working in kitchens throughout college, Santibanez went on to strengthen his classical culinary foundations at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.  After graduating from the renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, he opened several highly acclaimed restaurants in Mexico City and spent four years as executive chef at Fonda San Miguel in Austin, Texas. While there, The Austin Chronicle named him “Best Chef” and The Austin American-Statesman gave his food five stars. In 2002, he left to become the Culinary Director for Rosa Mexicano restaurants, which during his tenure Zagat Survey called the “gold standard for upscale Mexican dining." At Fonda, his new restaurant, he applies more than two decades of devotion to the cuisine of his native country, bringing the kind of contemporary, urban Mexican food you’d find in Mexico City to a relaxed, fun atmosphere in Brooklyn.  Roberto Santibañez, the culinary director of Rosa Mexicano, has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Life, Us, Self, and The Washington Post; this is his first book. Rosa Mexicano opened its doors in 1984; more than two decades later, there are three outposts in New York City, one apiece in Washington and Atlanta, one in Palm Beach, and two new ones opening in Miami and Hackensack, New Jersey.

"Taste of Home"  Food Director Diane Werner
Taste of Home is at heart a friendly exchange of authentic family-favorite recipes handed down over generations and shared among loved ones. Taste of Home recipes are practical because they're from home cooks—not gourmet chefs—and feature familiar, everyday ingredients; clear, beautiful photos; and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. And because each is individually tested by culinary experts in our Test Kitchens, Taste of Home recipes are reliable; we guarantee that you can count on success each time you prepare one. But more than simply offering recipes, Taste of Home fosters a strong and loyal sense of community among like-minded home cooks of all ages, who share food preparation secrets and tips, humorous and heartwarming anecdotes, and glimpses into their kitchens, their homes and their lives. Taste of Home is the world's leading food media brand; we publish four magazines, over 40 special interest recipe collections for sale at retail and grocery stores each year, dozens of cookbooks—hardback and spiral bound, and we host over 300 local cooking schools around the country each year. Taste of Home is part of the Reader's Digest Food Affinity, the first and only media community designed to unify the voices and experience of everyday cooks and home entertainers.

O'NEAL HAMPTON (Eliminated Contestant NBC's "The Biggest Loser")
Tonight's Makeover Episode on NBC - SINGING SUPERSTAR ASHANTI AND CELEBRITY STYLIST JONATHAN ANTIN GUEST STAR IN POPULAR MAKEOVER EPISODE – It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events every season – “The Biggest Loser’ makeover episode! First, the remaining six contestants get $1,000 shopping sprees at their favorite stores before heading to the salon to meet celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin and begin their makeovers. Then it’s time for amazing reveals and emotional surprise reunions, when the made-over players show off their incredible new looks to loved ones flown in to help them celebrate their big day. Later the contestants and their guests are treated to an unforgettable concert from recording artist Ashanti, who shares her inspirational music. This week’s challenge finds the players climbing Jacob’s Ladder cardio machines while suspended over a pool, with the winner getting a weigh-in related prize. And finally, two contestants fall below the yellow line at weigh-in, leading to a very emotional elimination as another contestant is sent home. Alison Sweeney hosts the series, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels also star.