Thursday, April 14, 2011

4/15 Computers in the ER, Original Renaissance Faire, Allergen-Free Candy, Ultimate Camp Cooking, Movie Guy Steve

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Joisting Knights and Regal Ladies - DanWill McCann Tells Us All About The Upcoming Original 49th Annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire!

Set in the recreated Royal shipyard city of Port Deptford during the reign of Elizabeth I, fairgoers – many of whom are dressed in period costumes – are immersed into the music, language, merchants and entertainment of the era. Hundreds of performers rove the 20-acre lakeside shire including Her Majesty herself, pirate Sir Francis Drake, playwright William Shakespeare as well as a bevy of knights, ladies, witches and peasants. There are 14 stages of entertainment featuring more than 40 performance groups such as knife throwers, jousters, witty shows, storytellers, jugglers and improvisation troupes.

Ten minutes east of Pasadena lies a land of imagination where jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and the court of a comely queen mix with today’s hipsters, history buffs, fantasy lovers and families. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire – the world’s oldest – presents its 49th season beginning April 9 and continuing each weekend through May 22 at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, CA.

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What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Hanson Watkins Tells Us How He's Helping the Easter Bunny Deliver Allergen-Free Candy!

No bunny will hop past any child’s house with food allergies this year because Indie Candy is currently releasing their All Natural and Big 8 Allergen Free Easter Candy line. Focusing on Seasonal candy, Indie Candy produces sweet treats that are All Natural. All of Indie Candy’s products are free of artificial flavors, preservatives and dyes, but are still packed with flavor and fun. Indie Candy’s products do not contain any: Gluten/Wheat, Casein/Dairy, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Soy, Eggs, Fish, or Shellfish.

Indie Candy’s products are also manufactured in a facility that is dedicated to being Big 8 Allergen Free thus leaving no risk of cross contamination. Indie Candy is dedicated to making sure no child is left empty-handed during the Holidays, especially Easter. Parents that have children with food allergies or special dietary needs will be able to fill Easter Baskets this year with Gummies, Hard Candy Lollipops, Chocolate Lollipops and of course Solid Chocolate Bunnies.

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Chef Mike Faverman Gives Us an In-Studio Demonstration of His Hilarious Ultimate Camp Cooking!

Ultimate Camp Cooking is a nationally touring comedy cooking show and DVD series that tours to all the major markets and performs their corporate clean 45 minute to 1 hour live show and sells their critically acclaimed comedy cooking DVDs.

They have been on TV over 50 times including local affiliates ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and dozens of independent channels, showing people how to prepare inexpensive meals that are not only easy, but fun to make while you are in the outdoors or even at home.

With their many TV appearances and hundreds of live shows their viewership is estimated at 15 million a year and now with their publishing deal with Andrews McMeel, LLC in Kansas City they are scheduled to be on several national stations promoting their new cookbook.

Cities such as Minneapolis, Denver, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Providence, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wichita are just a few cities that they have performed and appeared on TV. They have produced and released 3 DVDs in the last three years and just finished their 4th which is ready for sale now!!!

They are currently with 4 major sponsors Good Sam Club, Trailer Life Directory, Emergency Road Service and Affinity Events. As of now they are under contract, for part of the year, with Affinity Group based out of Ventura, CA to help market their company's brands and spread the word about the amazing memberships and benefits of their corporations.

Ultimate Camp Cooking filmed 4-30 minute episodes of Savory Kitchen for Fox 12 and have those DVD's ready for distribution in the Fall.

About Chef Mike: Mike Faverman is a nationally touring comedian that has traveled the country performing at clubs and theaters since 1999. Mike received one of the great comedic rewards when he was passed as a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 2003. He now has his name on the wall at the most famous comedy club in the world. Mike co-created Ultimate Camp Cooking, the DVD series and live performance, because he wanted to combine his two loves, comedy and cooking.

Mike also is a writer and director. He created the film Road Dog that chronicles the struggles and sacrifices of making a living on the road as a stand-up comedian. This movie paints a rich portrait of the art and the artists of the stand-up comedy world. Mike has also directed dozens of commercials and short films. He is currently developing projects for Dark Sky Pictures.

Mike also just became a published author with the cookbook being world released in Spring 2011. This is a big time for Mike and he looks forward to what the future brings!!!
They have 2 tailgate DVD's already edited and ready for sale and distribution in the months to come and their tailgate book is being finalized with their publisher!

Movie Guy Steve Evans Gives us the Movie Hits and Misses!
Steve Evans, the Movie Guy, is going to tell us what we need to run out and see and what we can avoid in the movie theaters, this week!

So, grab your popcorn, folks! Get your movie news and reviews right here on the What's Cookin' Today show! Steve “The Movie Guy” will take a look at what’s hot at the box office and the new films being released this weekend:

  • Rio - In this animated comedy, a nerdy macaw leaves the comfort of his cage in Minnesota and heads for adventure in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Scream 4 - The ghost-faced serial killer returns to terrorize slasher survivors Sidney, Gale, Dewey and the rest of the town of Woodsboro.
  • The Conspirator – Robert Redford directs this story of a Confederate sympathizer who was tried as a conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
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