Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6/23 - Alison Rhodes, Larry Croy, David Beckman, Peter Kastelan,

Alison Rhodes "The Safety Mom"

Every summer millions of Americans pile into the family car for a summer road trip. We have always had a romance with the road. But, a family road trip can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re not prepared for cranky kids or emergencies. Take it from The Safety Mom, Alison Rhodes, who is setting out on a six-day road trip to Hershey Park and Lancaster, PA with her blended family of five kids, ranging in age from 11 to 4, one with special needs.  Alison Rhodes, "The Safety Mom," is a nationally-recognized expert in child safety dedicated to educating parents on ways to keep their kids safe, from baby-proofing the house through her babyproofing company Safety Mom Solutions ( ) to raising safe teenage drivers. Contact her at

Larry S. Croy  - President  LarMar Foods Inc.- "Best Vinaigrette" 
Garlic Expressions ® is a truly unique, 100% natural, classic vinaigrette salad dressing and marinade. This delicious, aromatic product is sure to become a new staple for your pantry. Unlike most mass produced commercial salad dressings and marinades, Garlic Expressions® takes special pride in its unique quality obtained from a number of necessary hands-on steps during its production. Read more about our fresh ingredients and production methods in our Product History section.  Also quite noteworthy are the many articles that appear in the press regarding the health benefits of fresh garlic and apple cider vinegar. Check out our Health Benefits section for more information.

Lucy Baker - "The Boozy Baker"

Lucy Baker is a food writer and recipe tester, and a contributing columnist for and the site’s recipes editor. Baker has written articles for numerous publications, both online and in print, including Edible Brooklyn, Publishers Weekly, Popular Mechanics, McSweeney’s, and Time Out New York. She lives in Brooklyn.  The Boozy Baker is a fun collection of recipes for cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more, all of which contain a healthy dose of alcohol. Home bakers will recognize classic treats such as profiteroles, peach cobbler, and spiced Bundt cake, and be delighted by the ways they are reinvented with chocolate stout, almond liqueur, and even J├Ągermeister. Featuring more than 30 full-color photographs, the book also includes sidebars throughout with instructions for preparing funky cocktails that add a punchy compliment to many of the recipes.

Rev. David Beckmann  President  "Bread for the World"

Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, has been named a 2010 World Food Prize laureate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today. He shares the award, the Nobel Prize equivalent for food and agriculture, with Jo Luck, president of Heifer International. The laureates were recognized for their “landmark achievements in building two of the world’s foremost grassroots organizations leading the charge to end hunger and poverty for millions of people around the world.” In honoring them, the World Food Prize “recognizes the critical efforts of NGOs in mobilizing and empowering everyday citizens to end hunger in communities around the world.” “The World Food Prize recognizes all that Bread for the World members and churches across the country have done to get our government to help end hunger in our country and around the world,” said Rev. Beckmann. “U.S. funding for poverty-focused development assistance has tripled over the last decade; nutrition programs for hungry people in this country have more than doubled. This would not have happened without the advocacy of members and local congregations of Bread for the World.”  Rev. Beckmann is the first clergyman to receive the award

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner
Your hosts, Ivo & Peter Kastelan, ensure that your dining experience is first-class, with true European family hospitality.  Ivo & Peter bring over 30 years of Italian restaurant experience to Il Tiramis├╣, having owned and operated numerous successful restaurants here in the San Fernando Valley and on the Westside, and have been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily News, Talk, and numerous other publications.  Wine Dinner Thursday June 24, 2010.