Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3/29 Beauty Detox, Justin Pope Biggest Loser, Pizzeria Ortica, Anne Amie Vineyards, Rabbi Irwin Kula - Miral

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Here's a Chance to Learn the Beauty Secrets of Your Favorite A-List Stars Including Jennifer Anniston, Drew Barrymore, Vince Vaughn and Josh Duhamel! Kimberly Snyder, Author of the Beauty Detox, is Sharing the Tricks of the Trade!

Every day we are bombarded with promises of how to look more beautiful by using the latest skin solution, eye cream, hair product or diet craze. So why do millions of women still struggle with acne, splotchy skin, brittle hair and stubborn belly fat? The truth is that beauty doesn't come from a bottle: it radiates from within. Snyder has helped dozens of A-list celebrities get red-carpet ready and now women worldwide can get the star treatment, too.

The Beauty Detox Solution, hailed "a must-read" by Dr. Oz, the book explains how a few simple diet changes-eating high-mineral fruits and vegetables and drinking enzyme-rich smoothies-can target trouble spots, rejuvenate skin and consuming an abundance of the right foods can help to permanently drop excess weight, regain a youthful glow, increase energy, and become your most beautiful and radiant self. Unlike diet and lifestyle books of the past, Kimberly discourages calorie-counting and food restrictions in favor of discovering the powerful connection between food, health and beauty.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Kimberly Snyder has traveled the globe-to over 50 countries on six continents-to study health and beauty practices around the world. The go-to nutritionist for many of the entertainment industry's top celebrities, she has worked with clients on some of Hollywood's biggest film sets. She has been a guest and nutritional expert on many national television programs, including Good Morning, America, E!, Extra and Good Day, LA. She has also been featured in or served as a contributor to publications such as InStyle, Lucky, Elle, Nylon, Fitness, Women's Health, Hers, Real Simple, Us Weekly, OK!, In Touch, and Life & Style. Snyder splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit Kimberly at her blog: www.kimberlysnyder.net.

We're Talking with Justin Pope, the Latest Eliminated Contestant on NBC's The Biggest Loser!

Hailing from Logan, this Gym owner, city worker and bounty hunter wanted to lose weight. Being around as long as he can be for his family was Justin Pope’s primary motivation for trying out for “The Biggest Loser.” Justin was born and raised in Cokeville, Wyoming, the middle child among 10 siblings, and attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho.

He knew he wanted to change his life when he was watching the show last year and cried because he weighed more than the contestants did. It was an “aha moment” for Justin, who says he “never cries,” but he didn’t realize, until that point, that that’s what he looked like too. Justin, who weighs 365 lbs., has always been heavy, and he and several family members have diabetes. Now married and the father of a 10-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, the 39-year-old looks forward to shopping in regular stores, riding horses again, playing sports and being able to do more with his kids once he loses the weight.

For more info on the show, go to http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/season_5/!

Justin Miller, Chef de Cuisine at Pizzeria Ortica, Tells Us About Orange County’s Premier Authentic Neighborhood Italian Eatery


Pizza Ortica embodies a passion for Neapolitan-style pizza and the rich, rustic flavors found in southern Italy—succulent antipasti, vibrant salads, hand-made pastas and wood-fired pizza. Traditional cooking techniques are paired with fresh, locally sourced ingredients plus select wines and artful cocktails. Experience la dolce vita at Pizzeria Ortica in South Coast Plaza.

About Justin: Born and raised in Orange County, Justin Miller’s Southern California roots have instilled in him a sense of community and a relaxed approach to cooking. From classic French to an American steakhouse to large-scale catering, Miller’s experience and cuisine style have run the gamut. However, with an upbringing and philosophy that leans towards home-style, rustic food for the family, Miller has finally found his stride in simple Italian cookery.

For more info on this restaurant, go to www.pizzeriaortica.com!

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Taking a Trip to Carlton, Oregon to Visit with Winemaker Thomas Houseman at Anne Amie Vineyards!

When Dr. Robert Pamplin, one of Oregon’s most forward-thinking philanthropists and businessmen, purchased the historic Chateau Benoit Winery in 1999, his vision was to create wines of the highest quality to reflect his passion for excellence. To this end Dr. Pamplin has charged winemaker Thomas Houseman and winegrower Jason Tosch with the task of crafting extraordinary pinot noir. Thomas, Jason, and the rest of the crew are absolutely passionate about producing wines of the finest quality and have dedicated their lives to this quest.

Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of the production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979. As with all great wines, it starts in the vineyards. They are fortunate to have some of Oregon’s best sites, all of which are Salmon Safe and LIVE certified. Their estate vineyards receive only the minimal required treatments and yields are dramatically reduced in order to give fruit with great depth and complexity.

Their estate vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. Their LIVE certified winery is located on their Yamhill-Carlton property, a few miles from both Lafayette and Carlton, Oregon.

For more info on this winery, go to http://www.anneamie.com/!

Rabbi Irwin Kula Discusses the Controversial New Film, MIRAL!

The Premise of the film: A chronicle of Hind Husseini's effort to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, the Deir Yassin Massacre, and the establishment of the state of Israel.

The Plot: Jerusalem, 1948. On her way to work, Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass) comes across 55 orphaned children in the street. She takes them home to give them food and shelter. Within six months, 55 had grown to almost 2,000, and the Dar Al-Tifel Institute was born. In 1978, at the age of 7, Miral (Freida Pinto) was sent to the Institute by her father following her mother's death. Brought up safely inside the Institute's walls, she is naïve to the troubles that surround her. Then, in 1988, at the age of 17, she is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she is awakened to the reality of the Palestinian refugees. When she falls for Hani, a militant, she finds herself torn between the First Intifada of her people and Mama Hind's belief that education is the road to peace.

The Controversy: The opening of Julian Schnabel’s new film, Miral, has stirred a lot of controversy about its portrayal of Israel. Some Jewish groups have labeled it “one-sided.” Rabbi Irwin Kula, who was a panelist at the film’s premiere at the United Nations, has been quoted as saying, “After 63 years of conventional diplomatic efforts, we’re pretty far away right now. The conflict has literally crowded out the possibility of empathy on all sides…As everyone knows you can’t have understanding without empathy. And this film is fundamentally a meditation on empathy.”

About Rabbi Irwin Kula: Listed in Newsweek as one of America’s “Top Ten” rabbis, Kula is the author of Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life and a co-editor of The Book of Jewish Sacred Practices: CLAL’s Guide to Everyday & Holiday Rituals and Blessings. Kula is also the co-host of the weekly radio show, Hirschfield and Kula (KXL, Portland, OR). He is a blogger for the The Huffington Post and the WashingtonPost/Newsweek.com’s “On Faith” column, and has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as on The O'Reilly Factor and Frontline. In 2003, Kula hosted a 13-part public TV series, Simple Wisdom with Irwin Kula, and had a public TV special called The Hidden Wisdom of Our Yearnings. He was also featured in the 2004 film, Time for a New God.

For more info on this film, go to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1366409/!

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