Friday, April 15, 2011

4/18 Alain Bankier CEO of Manischewitz, Chef Aaron McCargo, Beautiful Brookside Restaurant at the Rose Bowl

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

It's Passover! We're Learning All About it with Manischewitz CEO Alain Bankier!

Manischewitz is the nation’s largest manufacturer of processed kosher food products. They’re also the number one baker of matzo or unleavened bread in the entire world. They produce hundreds of other kosher foods too, including baked goods, pastas, soups, gefilte fish, grape juice and borscht.

Under the Manischewitz, Horowitz Margareten, Goodman's and Season names, they sell their products to specialty food distributors in the United States, Canada and throughout the world––although from the homemade quality of their products, you’d think they came right from your Bubbe’s kitchen!

Manischewitz happens to house the world’s largest matzoh oven at their factory in Newark, NJ.!

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Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. Shows Us How to Get Things SIMPLY DONE, WELL DONE!

Aaron McCargo, Jr. is one of Food Network’s fastest-rising stars. After winning season four of The Next Food Network Star, McCargo went on to launch his own show, Big Daddy's House, in August 2008. It was immediately ranked the #1 show in the Food Network’s popular Sunday "weekend block" and can now be seen every Saturday morning at 8am ET/PT. McCargo is currently preparing to launch the sixth season of his show.

This April, Wiley is proud to publish McCargo’s first-ever cookbook, SIMPLY DONE, WELL DONE — featuring 120 recipes that reflect the personal, boldly-flavored cooking style his fans have come to know and love. McCargo offers exciting, comfort food dishes that even beginners can prepare. There are no fussy cooking techniques or hard-to-find ingredients here. This book is about getting creative and having fun in the kitchen. With chapters for soups, salads, appetizers, side dishes, and mains, McCargo’s down-to-earth recipes are sure to satisfy every member of the family. And if home cooks have any room left for dessert, they're sure to love McCargo's lusciously gooey Candybar Cookies!

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

What's New at The Rose Bowl? We're Talking with American Golf's Food and Beverage Director, Karen LuKanic, about the Brookside Restaurant!

American Golf Corporation manages the Brookside Restaurant Rose Bowl, along with more than 90 premier private, resort and daily fee courses in the United States. In addition to outstanding facilities and world-class service, they are dedicated to helping people of all ages and backgrounds learn and enjoy the game of golf.

Equally as important has been the commitment to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the communities they serve. That's why they support local grass roots charitable efforts and initiate player development programs aimed at increasing opportunities for juniors, women and inner-city youths to learn and play the game of golf.

In addition, to strengthen the company's continued efforts to enhance and enrich the communities they serve, American Golf assisted in establishing the American Golf Foundation (AGF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the game of golf and its ideals through charity, education and service to the community.

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