Thursday, July 1, 2010

7/1 - Todd English, Patricia Schultz, Gigi Lubin,

Celebrity Chef Todd English 
Todd English has been recognized by several of the food industry’s most prestigious publications, established one of the best-known restaurant brands in the nation - Olives, published three critically acclaimed cookbooks, and was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.” In 2005 English served as the Executive Celebrity Chef for MTV’s Video Music Awards in Miami. In 2007, he became the official chef of Delta Air Lines, designing the menu for all domestic coach flights. Owner of several popular restaurants, English partnered with actress Eva Longoria to open the Latin Steakhouse Beso, with locations in Hollywood and Las Vegas. In 2009 he opened Juliet Supperclub, a Mediterranean restaurant and lounge in NYC and in 2010 he is managing an upscale food court in the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan This Fourth of July it’s time to create an All American Barbecue with a bit of fireworks and pizzazz... and how better to do that than with famed master chef Todd English! He has easy tips that your family and friends will be raving about for the rest of the year. You may not have a lot of time to plan for the upcoming holiday feast, however there are ways to create an affordable AND flavorful barbecue, healthy sides and tempting desserts. Todd English has a wealth of culinary secrets and recipes to reveal. With his many of years of experience as a chef and his wonderful flair for all types of cuisine, you’ll be serving up a lip smacking Fourth of July barbecue in no time that young and old alike will be sure to savor.

Patricia Schultz  "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"
From historical sites and national seashores and majestic mountains, America’s national parks are the perfect destinations for family vacations this summer. However, as we visit these historic treasures, it’s important to recognize the issues that face them.  Appearing live from the Great Smoky Mountains, is best-selling author and travel expert, Patricia Schultz, to tell your viewers how to make the most of their summer vacation by adding a visit to a national park.  Patricia will also talk about the “National Parks Project,” a partnership between Nature Valley and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).This program is helping ensure our national parks get the care and support they need to flourish for generations to come.

Chef Adam Perry Lang -  " BBQ 25:  Most Flavorful Recipes − Now Made Foolproof" 
Chef Adam can walk listeners through how to create unique grilling recipes, methods, marinades and even how to make do-it-yourself grilling tools. Chicken to Grill? Chicken is one of the most common meats consumers throw on the grill and most the time it is dry or just plain boring! Chef Adam can provide foolproof recipes that anyone can grill during the summer to impress family and cookout guests! The "too chicken" theme could be pulled through in other parts of the show.  Chef Adam can also discuss his latest restaurant project in London where he is creating a completely unique grilling concept with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver called Barbecoa and opeining in October, 2010. Mention of Bush Beans at end of segment - "Grilling with Beans".

Gigi Lubin "Fisher Nuts spokesperson"  Fisher Nuts 
So, what kind of nut you? Take the “What’s Your Nut Personality?” quiz at and at Our blog is at Twitter @fishernutsbrand. (News release with further info is below.)  I know what kind of nut I am! Since I am an extrovert, I am a salted peanut. The nut personality quiz was developed in partnership with Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., founder of the Chicago-based Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation.  While plenty of complicated tests have been developed over the years to help people crack the code of their true personality, Fisher Nuts (NASDAQ: JBSS) has found a simple and delicious way to predict who people are.

If you like salted peanuts, you’re likely an extrovert and very charming; if you like walnuts you are a natural born leader; if you like pecans, you’re loyal; if you like almonds, you’re motivated and conscientious; if you like cashews, you are easy-going. In other words, you really are what you eat; at least what you like to eat.
What a conversation builder! Say a couple friends are in a passionate discussion about music or art. And at one point, flustered by a response, one says, “You’re nuts!” to the other. Luckily, the guy being besmirched is familiar with the handy Fisher Nuts study. “To be specific,” he replies proudly,” “I’m a cashew, which is lucky for you!”This revelation can then lead to all sorts of pondering. What kind of nut is your favorite singer, or favorite actor? Is the person you’re dating the right kind of nut for you? What if you’re a cashew and your spouse is a walnut? Is that a bad sign? What if you’re a peanut/almond blend? The nutty findings stem from a recent study on nut preferences and personality conducted by Alan R. Hirsch, M.D. founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. Dr. Hirsch has conducted more than 200 studies on sensory phenomena and disorders. The nut study, commissioned by Fisher Nuts, asked more than 1,000 men and women to select their favorite nut from five unlabeled samples of almonds, walnuts, salted peanuts, cashews and pecans. After a battery of personality tests, diagnoses were determined for each individual and statistically correlated with the choices of nuts.Everyone falls into one of five personality groups, as further defined by the nut they choose:
Salted Peanuts: dramatic extroverts who crave novelty and thrive as the center of attention. They are easily bored with the usual routine, and while charming in social situations, are sensitive to criticism and rejection. These are people to take to a party. They probably love roller coasters and karaoke.
Almonds: scrupulous, conscientious, moral perfectionists who have high standards for themselves and others. While intensely motivated, they tend to become over committed at work or home, taking on more projects than they can comfortably complete. Hands-on approach to problems makes ideal workers.
Pecans: devoted, loyal, true friends. Overly generous, pecan lovers will consider others’ needs before their own. Dependable, they are most comfortable with the usual routines of life. They are tenacious, committed team players who don’t require adulation, and are satisfied sharing with their friends, family or co-workers.
Cashews: empathic, easy-going, well-adjusted. Cashew lovers make the perfect spouse or parent. Calm and level-headed, they can be depended upon in times of crisis or emergency. A cashew is a good person to have around when the plumbing goes awry or the lights go out. A cashew just knows what to do
Walnuts: aggressive, achievement-oriented, natural leaders. Competitive, successful, driven, intolerant of defeat. Walnut lovers demand the best at work and at home. They are easily irritated with the routine side of life. They cannot tolerate life’s inconveniences such as