Monday, March 28, 2011

3/28 Losing Control Finding Serenity, Silver Oak & Twomey Cellars, Colman's Mustard

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:


Are you stressed out and overwhelmed? Do you desire more balance and serenity in your life? What would your life be like if you simply let go of control? Trying to control people and events harms you and everyone around you. It blinds you to options that could greatly improve your life emotionally, spiritually, creatively and financially. Instead, you worry incessantly and become imprisoned by fear, anger and anxiety.

In LOSING CONTROL, FINDING SERENITY, Daniel Miller offers real-life case histories along with tools and strategies for losing control in important areas such as parenting, friendship, work, love, sports, and creative endeavors. When you let go of control, your blinders come off and you can engage in life's currents in an intuitive manner. The rewards are unexpected and often exciting. Conflicts diminish. Family bonds strengthen. Intimate relations become more intimate. Creative horizons expand. Performance is enhanced. Work becomes more rewarding and profitable.

Al Young Tells Us About The Rise, Removal and Return of Four Roses!

The legend of the whiskey maker who proposed to a Southern belle…One of the first neon advertising signs in New York's Times Square…The removal of one of the most popular spirits from the United States and its subsequent return…These are some of the stories brought to light in a new book, Four Roses: The Return of a Whiskey Legend, written by Al Young, Brand Ambassador and historian for the Four Roses Distillery. This book details the history and the people behind the long-time international bourbon brand that vanished from U.S. shelves for 40 years until its more recent resurgence. The coffee-table style book was released in early December and coincides with the 100th anniversary of Four Roses main distillery building in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Young began writing the book two years ago. He poured through extensive company archives and memorabilia collections, as well as researched and interviewed outside sources, including relatives of Four Roses founder, Paul Jones Jr. The book begins with the story of how the Jones family created the Four Roses name and the legend behind the establishment of the brand. From there, it leads into National Prohibition and how the brand came to be the country's top-selling bourbon of the time, and the acquisition of the distillery's 10 unique bourbon recipes.

In the 1930s, '40s and '50s, Four Roses was the best selling Bourbon brand in America. But in the '50s, then-owner Seagram's chose to pull Four Roses from the U.S. market to focus on international markets only. In 2002, under new ownership Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd., and at the urgings of Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, Four Roses returned to the U.S., with distribution limited solely to Kentucky. In 2007, the brand began market introductions in states such as New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida and California. Four Roses is currently sold in package stores, bars and restaurants in 39 states with further expansion planned throughout 2011.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Karl Roche Tells Us About the Best of Britain: Colman's Mustard & the Royal Wedding!

Established in 1814, Colman’s of Norwich has been recognized widely as the English mustard in the U.K. Using a unique and zesty blend of brown mustard seeds (Brassica Juncea) and white mustard seeds (Sinapis Alba), Jeremiah Colman created a mustard with a flavorful heat sensation that has become an essential condiment and paramount ingredient in Britain’s favorite recipes, even to the highest royal order.

In 1866 Queen Victoria bestowed the ultimate seal of approval - the Royal Warrant – galvanizing Colman’s as the crown jewel of mustards, securing its place in the most discerning kitchens around the world. Sold as prepared mustard and mustard powder, Colman’s provides a pure, fiery and complex condiment for all your recipes and dishes.

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