Tuesday, May 24, 2011

5/25 Yellow M&M, Larry Lipson, Ultimate Outdoor Grilling, Masterchef Graham Elliott

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Historic Decision Shocks the Chocolate World! We're Talking with Yellow M&M, Today, To Hear His Story!

The Beatles, Oasis, The Doors…iconic group break ups that shocked many of us. And now, another iconic group is parting ways. America’s most beloved spokescandies, Red, Blue, Ms. Green and Orange, have decided to hang up their ‘M’s and go their own direction. Since they left, each one has started to explore colorful new solo careers!

Yellow, confused by the split, is pleading for America’s help to reunite his friends to reclaim their ‘M’s. You can help “Reunite ‘M” by looking for all five characters under select packages of M&M’S. The iconic candy company is offering consumers the chance to win va
rious prizes valued at over $1.5 million, including $100,000 to one lucky individual, for their help!

Keep up with what is happening at Facebook.com/MMS or www.mms.com.

Traveling Time! The Great Larry Lipson Tells Us About His Latest Finds!

Reporting from Costa Rica, CRN's international wine correspondent Larry Lipson will tell us about his latest Wine Finds!

Larry always has something cooking up at the Lipson Institute of Advanced Wine Studies! Larry forages all of Costa Rica for the absolute best wines. No region is spared from his intense search. No mountain or range or valley is safe from his reach. He leaves no grape unturned, this man of passion. Wine is his life. His love for wine is only paralleled with his love for his lovely parter in wine, Lillian Lipson.

Be fully prepared for this master of vino as he shares his food and wine pairing techniques and experiences with you on this great day in America - and the world.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Comedians Mike Faverman & Pat Mac Stop By To Talk About Their Hilarious Ultimate Camp Cooking Show!

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.

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!

We're Talking with Masterchef Judge Chef Graham Elliot!

Chef Graham Elliot is the culinary mastermind behind Chicago’s first “bistronomic” restaurant, Graham Elliot, which tempers four-star cuisine with humor and accessibility. In a very short time, the 33-year-old chef has accrued accolades, including Best New Chef in 2004 from Food & Wine magazine and three James Beard Nominations.

At age 27, Elliot became the youngest four-star chef in America. In May 2008, he opened the aptly named Graham Elliot, a restaurant that would not only bear his name, but become an extension of his passionate personality embodying his core principles of humility, courage, vision, respect and focus. Since opening its doors, Graham Elliot has beguiled the city of Chicago garnering two stars from the Chicago Tribune, two-and-a-half stars from the Chicago Sun-Times and one star in the 2011 MICHELIN Guide.

Elliot continues to break the mold at Graham Elliot incorporating his musical talents and passion for fine art into everyday operations. He first appeared at Lollapalooza 2009, a three-day music festival, with a tent in the public food court and a backstage meal for Jane’s Addiction.

This past year, Elliot was enlisted as the Culinary Director for the entire festival orchestrating his own hand-picked lineup of Chicago-based chefs to feed festivalgoers.

In December 2010, Elliot opened Grahamwich, a casual, quick-service sandwich shop in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. In addition, he has appeared on both seasons of the popular cable competition series “Top Chef Masters.”

Elliot lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

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