Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6/30 - Jenni Rivera, Jason Day, Aaron Chronister, Trista Sutter,

Jenni Rivera (MUN2's "Jenni Rivera Presents Chiqius and Raq-C")
Long Beach born and raised, Jenni Rivera is a Billboard chart-topping recording artist. She's considered the Mary J Blige of Latin music both for her talent and struggles. She sells out concerts at Nokia Theater, Gisbon Theater and more. She'll be performing at Lilith Fair next month alongside Sara McLaughlin, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow and more, and now we get a glimpse of this Hollywood family's glamorous, stressful and entertaining lifestyle!  NBC Universal's bilingual network, mun2 will premiere its highly-anticipated reality show, "Jenni Rivera Presents Chiquis and Raq-C," allowing us a glimpse into the family drama of a very successful music dynasty! From the Billboard chart-topping Latin music icon, Jenni Rivera, her fiancé and former Major League baseball pitcher, Esteban Loaiza, Jenni's daughter and business manager, Janney Chiquis Marin, and her larger than life BFF and popular LA radio DJ for Latio 96.3FM, Raquel "Raq-C" Cordova, it's non-stop action for this Hollywood family! Welcome to the Riveras' Hollywood reality! Season one premieres Saturday July 3 at 3pm ET/PT. In the first episode of the series, Chiquis rallies up the Riveras as they go on a multi-city tour with their chart-topping mother. From Pachanga Resort and Casino, to Las Vegas, Nevada, Chiquis always manages to balance the business and family needs of Team Rivera. Whether it's calming her younger siblings' drama backstage, or the business pressures once the show is over, Chiquis shows viewers that being Jenni's right-hand man is not an easy task.

Jason Day / Aaron Chronister  - "BBQ Makes Everything Better"
Jason Day has spent most of his life around the bbq pit, tending fires and flipping meat. It is no surprise he went into competitive cooking and joined the Burnt Finger BBQ team, now the envy of barbecue teams across America. He is the creator of the website and, in response to overwhelming consumer demand, he developed retail versions of his award-winning Bacon Explosion recipe and Burnt Finger BBQ sauces and rubs.  Aaron Chronister has always loved cooking. As a child, he made the Mexican dinner that caused his mother to go into labor with his youngest brother. He joined a competitive bbq team, Burnt Finger BBQ, in 2008 and launched the extremely popular website. He is the Vice President of Internet Marketing at a large web-based company and consults to Fortune 500 companies about search marketing and social media. He lives in Kansas City, the real barbecue capital of the world. Since cavemen discovered that fire makes good food great, grilling has been one of the most popular methods of cooking. From slow-cooked, aromatic meats to charred, juicy burgers and tender vegetables, everything tastes better hot off the grill. And it's not just gourmet chefs who can create scrumptious meals out of the perfect marriage of meat and fire; home cooks everywhere have enjoyed the simple pleasures of outdoor cooking for decades.  Aaron Chronister and Jason Day are two such home cooks whose mastery of the grill has catapulted them from their backyards to international fame. Originally just two guys who loved to barbecue, Aaron and Jason founded Burnt Finger BBQ--a competitive barbecue team that has garnered regional and national acclaim since its founding in 2008.

Trista Sutter - "The Bachelor" / "The Bachelorette"
Trista Nicole Sutter (née Rehn) (born October 28  in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former participant in the ABC reality television show, The Bachelor. After becoming the runner-up of the show's first season, she was selected as the first star of its companion show, The Bachelorette. She has also appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars and NBC's Fear Factor.  The drama and scandal swirl around “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette!”  Relationships from those shows explode all over the tabloids, one after another! But the lone great success story endures, former Bachelorette Trista Sutter!  Yes, she’s STILL happily married and ready to talk about what it really takes to make it work. She’s also working for a cause close to her heart, her beloved pets, and the "Tales for the Pet Lover's Heart" campaign to find homes for dogs and cats who need them.  Trista is an avid animal lover. She and her family have two dogs – Tank and Natasha. And it’s her love of dogs that has Trista teaming up to launch the third annual “Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart” campaign, celebrating that special relationship. The campaign is making a total donation of $150,000 to animal welfare organizations nationwide to recognize their outstanding commitment to pets. According to the American Humane Association, more than 3.7 million animals were euthanized in 2009, far more than the number of animals that were adopted. Find out how you and your viewers can help great organizations receive donations to support pets. Learn more about Trista’s own pet tales and the wonderful surprise she received after a long business trip. How to vote for their favorite pet tale on to help to increase donations to select animal welfare organizations; and Tips for helping homeless pets find their forever home.

Frank Castronovo / Frank Falcinelli
Frank Falcinelli has worked in Michelin two-star restaurants in France, with chefs Charlie Palmer and David Burke in New York, and was a partner and chef in the New York hot spot Moomba. He lives in Brooklyn with his French bulldog, Frankies mascot Merlin. Frank Castronovo trained with such culinary superstars as Jacques Pépin and France's Paul Bocuse. In 2003, he opened Frankies 457 Spuntino with childhood friend Frank Falcinelli. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. From Brooklyn's sizzling restaurant scene, the hottest cookbook of the season. From urban singles to families with kids, local residents to the Hollywood set, everyone flocks to Frankies Spuntino—a tin-ceilinged, brick-walled restaurant in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens—for food that is "completely satisfying" (wrote Frank Bruni in The New York Times). The two Franks, both veterans of gourmet kitchens, created a menu filled with new classics: Italian American comfort food re-imagined with great ingredients and greenmarket sides. This witty cookbook, with its gilded edges and embossed cover, may look old-fashioned, but the recipes are just we want to eat now. The entire Frankies menu is adapted here for the home cook—from small bites including Cremini Mushroom and Truffle Oil Crostini, to such salads as Escarole with Sliced Onion & Walnuts, to hearty main dishes including homemade Cavatelli with Hot Sausage & Browned Butter. With shortcuts and insider tricks gleaned from years in gourmet kitchens, easy tutorials on making fresh pasta or tying braciola, and an amusing discourse on Brooklyn-style Sunday "sauce" (ragu), The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Kitchen Manual will seduce both experienced home cooks and a younger audience that is newer to the kitchen.