Monday, May 30, 2011

5/31 Brian J. Smith from Syfy's Red Faction: Origins, Heart Association says, "Go Fish!", Dave Williams from Brennan's, Tom Skerritt

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Brian J. Smith from Syfy's Red Faction: Origins Stops by to Tell Us About His Show!

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Brian J. Smith is a graduate of the four-year acting program at The Julliard School in New York City. Since graduation, Smith has starred in the feature film “The War Boys,” written by award-winning playwright Naomi Wallace and Bruce McLeod, and appeared in the thriller “Redhook.” Both pictures were released in 2009.

In addition to his leading role as First Lieutenant Matthew Scott on Syfy’s “Stargate Universe” series, Smith starred on the ITV television movie “Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express” and appeared on NBC’s “Law & Order.” Smith performed on Broadway in “Come Back, Little Sheba” opposite Epatha Merkerson, and off-Broadway in “Good Boys,” “True” and “Three Changes,” opposite Dylan McDermott and Maura Tierney.

Health Educator Stuart Tomc has the New Dietary Recommendations from the American Heart Association and They are Saying, "Go Fish!"

The AHA (American Heart Association) has just released a statement touting the benefits of "substituting fish high in omega-3 fatty acids instead of meats high in saturated fat" when it comes to managing triglyceride levels, the molecules of dissolved fats in our blood which are associated with cardiovascular disease.

With over twenty years experience in the field of nutritional medicine, Stuart Tomc is one of North America’s leading authorities on dietary supplements. He is a respected former consultant to the World Health Organization and integrative physicians worldwide. Serving in the capacity of educator and media spokesperson for dietary supplement maker Nordic Naturals, Mr. Tomc has given thousands of lectures and interviews on both TV and radio discussing the latest available scientific research on natural alternative therapies for bringing about increased levels of health and wellness.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Dave Williams General Manager Takes Us On A Tour to Disneyland's Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen!

Pass under the striped awning of Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen and you'll think you've been transported to the French Quarter. The authentic New Orleans cuisine and nightly live jazz make this a great spot to dine and relax.

Feast on traditional Big Easy favorites like muffellattas, gumbo ya-ya, jambalaya and catfish, or traditional fare like juicy steaks or fresh salads. For the perfect ending to your meal, be sure to order bananas Foster or fresh hot beignets.

Listen to the sounds of jazz live every night. From toe-tapping Dixieland to the smoother side of jazz, the changing music menu offers something to please every jazz lover.

The Jazz Kitchen's courtyard is lined with ornate iron railings and lush plants with a bubbling fountain in the center. Inside you'll find authentic French Quarter touches, like the colorful Mardi Gras umbrellas hanging from the ceiling.

About Dave: Born and raised in Seattle, Dave has been involved in restaurants, catering and event planning his entire career. Earning his first General Manager position at age 21 for the Creative Concept Division of Red Robin International, Dave was on the fast track. He created a solid track record as a General Manager, Regional Manager (Multi Unit), and Director of Catering for Seattle’s most successful and well known establishments. Motivated by new challenges, Dave has overseen concept creations, concept repositioning, restaurant and catering company openings and operations, and has successfully spearheaded many high profile events.

Relocating to Los Angeles in 1998 as Director of Catering, West Coast Operations for Restaurant Associates, Dave represented Restaurant Associates as the exclusive Food and Beverage operator at Los Angeles Music Center and San Francisco Performing Arts Center while overseeing all on and off premise catering operations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Some career highlights include: creation and opening of Chandler’s Crabhouse and Daniel’s Broiler in Seattle, executing all opening events of Nordstrom Flagship store, conducting all opening events and Galas as exclusive food and beverage operator for the Benaroya Symphony Hall (new home of the Seattle Symphony), catering a PGA tournament, exclusive caterer for the 1999 Academy Awards including the world media event; The Governors Ball, exclusive caterer for the Los Angeles Opera, LA Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony. Dave’s tenure in Southern California has involved overseeing successful Pasadena restaurants; Parkway Grill and Arroyo Chophouse, joining forces in 2004 with the owners of Yamashiro restaurant and the Magic Castle in Hollywood as Chief Operations Officer, and most recently joining the Ralph Brennan’s Restaurant Group in 2009 as General Manager and Director of Operations for Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at the Disneyland Resort.

Dave has three young adult sons and loves music, swimming, basketball, cooking, reading, camping, travel and researching restaurants. A lifetime student of personal development, Dave is passionate about mentoring and motivating others who pursue a successful life mission.

Actor Tom Skerritt Reminds Us to Celebrate Summer the Old Fashioned Way - Fishing!

As a celebrity angler and father of four, Tom Skerritt, star of blockbuster films such as Top Gun and A River Runs Through It, knows a thing or two about spending quality family time on the water. So, in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week Tom, in tandem with Take Me Fishing™ is urging kids, families and outdoor adventurers to celebrate summer the “old-fashioned way” — by getting outside and making some real memories on the water

According to a 2010 Special Report on Fishing and Boating, fishing is recognized as the top “gateway-to-the-outdoors” activity spurring involvement in other outdoor interest. In fact, in 2009, fishing participants made 996 million outings. National Fishing and Boating Week offers plenty of opportunities for those interested in taking out a boat or tossing in a line. With free fishing days in 37 of the 50 states and thousands of places to boat and fish, most people are only a few miles from the nearest river, lake, stream or ocean. And, what many people don’t realize is that a portion of all fishing bait, tackle, license, as well as boat supply and registrations, goes toward local and national conservation efforts. That means boating and fishing isn’t just fun, it helps sustain resources that promote safe and responsible use of our nation’s waters.

To jumpstart the week, the Take Me Fishing™ campaign has even developed the ‘Memories on the Water’ contest running from June 2 – July 1, 2011. During that time visitors to the Take Me Fishing™ Facebook Page will have the opportunity to submit a short video — new or old — showcasing a memorable moment on the water. One grand prize winner will be selected, earning a trip for four to their choice of fishing and boating destinations.

For a listing of places to boat and fish, local events taking place during National Fishing and Boating Week and information about free fishing days, visit

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