Monday, June 28, 2010

6/28 - Aisha Taylor, The Jamiesons, Mike Kane,

 Aisha Tyler - Actress - "Helping Veterans this 4th with Recycling"
Aisha Tyler and U.S. Veteran Brian Iglesias Encourage Americans to Recycle Every Can and Bottle at Their Independence Day Barbecues AND Tell Viewers How They Can Support Our Veterans.  Through the Dream Machine initiative, people that recycle will also help give back to our veterans. For every bottle recycled in a Dream Machine, PepsiCo will provide funding to support career training, education and job creation for post-9/11, U.S. veterans with disabilities via the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Aisha Tyler’s hot-streak stint at the head of E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup landed her firmly in the Hollywood spotlight and revitalized the Emmy-winning show, which she was the first woman and African-American to captain. After leaving Talk Soup , Aisha moved quickly into television and film roles, enjoying another first – the first African-American to play an extended character arc on NBC’s Friends. She co-starred in the CBS hit Ghost Whisperer, had recurring roles CSI and 24, and has made numerous appearances on shows, including , Nip/Tuck, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911 , The Boondocks and more. Aisha has had roles in Adam Sandler’s hit, Bedtime Stories, the crime drama ―Death Sentence― and the Universal comedy ―Balls of Fury, with Christopher Walken. She does a substantial amount of charitable work, as well, acting as a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, teaching Dove self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, consulting with the Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People project, and fund-raising for Doctors Without Borders, the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the International Rescue Committee.   Brian Iglesias is a service disabled, combat decorated, Marine Officer and graduate of the EBV program who has gone on to purse his dreams of filmmaking . He has appeared in Pat Dollard’s documentary, "Young Americans," and NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel’s documentary on the Iraq War.  This is a non-branded interview: there is no product mention in the interview, only a mention of a non-branded Facebook page.

Sally Camacho - WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (at The Ritz-Carlton)
Pastry Chef Sally Camacho, a talented rising star at WP24, presents a selection of innovative desserts include Calamansi Vacherin, a Szechuan peppercorn meringue, one of the many highlights of the innovate dessert menu that is inspired by her Asian heritage and classical French training. In her young culinary career, Camacho has already spanned the country working in luxury hotels, catering, teaching and participating in world pastry competitions. Twenty four floors above the Los Angeles skyline sits Wolfgang’s newest restaurant, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. Live, adjacent to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre, WP24 features Wolfgang’s award-winning modern Asian cuisine and reflects Puck’s time spent in the Far East and passion for Asian ingredients and techniques. While observing the spectacular panoramic views of the city, guests can enjoy the dynamic menu in the main dining room or have a more casual experience in the expansive lounge, where diners can choose between Asian small plates or sushi and nigri. Wine aficionados will appreciate an extensive list of more than 400 labels plus nearly one dozen bottles of sake and by-the-glass selections.

Chef Bill & Cheryl Jamison - "America's Outdoor Cooking Experts"
MORE PEOPLE COOK OUT OVER THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME OF YEAR. HERE TO GIVE YOUR GRILL SOME PATRIOTIC FLAVOR IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE COOKING COUPLE – WINNERS OF THE PRESTGIOUS JAMES BEARD AWARD FOR COOKING – WELCOME BILL AND CHERYL JAMISON.  THE JAMISONS ARE ALSO AUTHORS OF MORE THAN A DOZEN BEST-SELLING COOKBOOKS – INCLUDING SEVERAL ON GRILLING AND AMERICAN HOME COOKING. WE’RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THESE TWO SUPER CHEFS WHO ARE BEST KNOWN AS “AMERICA’S OUTDOOR COOKING EXPERTS.”  Before we did any published writing, both of us worked in arts management. Bill also worked in the past as a professor of American history at Southwest Texas State University, a lecturer for the National Humanities Series, and a management consultant in London for British Airways and Honeywell. Cheryl has done extensive volunteer work throughout her life, having served as board president for both the Friends of the Santa Fe Farmers' Market and the local chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In 2007, she received the annual University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni award.  Cheryl grew up in Galesburg, Illinois, where she learned from her parents the joy of a perfect vine-ripened tomato and lettuce picked just before dinner. Bill's family hails from the Texas Hill Country, an area devoted to barbecued brisket and spicy chilies, foods he still loves. We've lived most of the last 30 years in Tesuque, New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe, in a converted adobe dairy barn shaded by fruit trees.
Summer Grilling Safety Tips  Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But  -
• Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
• The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves
• Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
• Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
• Never leave your grill unattended.

Mike Kane - Owner - "Woolfe's Huff & Puff Mini Mart"  New Lexington, OH

 Not only was it a happy mistake, but a lucrative one, too.  Naomi Mauller, a store clerk in New Lexington, Ohio, flubbed the sale of a customer's Mega Millions lottery ticket Tuesday night by forgetting to add an additional "Kicker" game. Using the same numbers, she printed a new ticket for the customer and bought the botched one herself at a cost of $2.  Mauller's error ended up paying off for her and her customer, after the identical numbers won each of them a $250,000 prize.  Mauller and her co-winner, who has not been identified, celebrated the happy accident at the Mauller's workplace, Woolfe's Huff & Puff, on Friday.  "That was a mistake I'll never forget," she told the Zanesville Times-Recorder.  Mauller learned she went from lottery ticket-seller to winner last week when her boss, Mike Kane, was informed that two tickets sold at his store and bearing the same numbers had won $250,000 each. Mystified, he called Mauller for answers.  "My wheels started rolling and  thought, 'Oh my God, I bought the ticket a customer didn't want. I told Mike, and he said to get down to the store and check the numbers," she told the Times-Recorder. "When I did, it was a winner." Mauller said she planned to use her winnings to pay off some debt and buy a "decent" car to drive to and from work.