Tuesday, May 31, 2011

6/1 Beating Allergies!, Larry Lipson, Chef Claud Beltran, Alpha Omega Winery

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

FITNESS Magazine’s Executive Editor Pam O'Brien Offers Insights and Advice From the Experts as We Try to Enjoy More Time Outdoors

You’ve been enjoying the warmer weather – though you have to admit to being sidelined by your allergy symptoms more than once. You might think the worst is over, but what you might not realize is that symptoms can linger well into June. You just want to enjoy what’s left of Spring!

Seasonal allergies affect approximately 46 percent of people in the United States today, and scientists say that the incidence of common adult seasonal allergies has increased by two or three times since the 1970s. In the May 2011 issue of FITNESS Magazine, experts assert that due to rising temperatures, plants are actually producing more pollen than they were in pre-industrial days. So if you’re suffering, you’re not alone. And the good news is that there are ways you can fight and treat your allergies.

Pam O'Brien is the Executive Editor of FITNESS magazine, where she oversees the magazine’s nutrition, fitness, health, beauty, and features coverage. She was formerly Articles Director at Organic Style magazine, Executive Editor of Lifetime magazine, Executive Editor of Ladies' Home Journal, and senior editor of More magazine, a publication she helped launch. O'Brien has appeared on many national TV and radio programs, including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Fox News Live, CNN Headline News, Extra!, Access Hollywood and Inside Edition.

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:

We're Talking with Chef Claud Beltran from Claud & Co!

Claud & Co was established in 2000 and provide all services for custom catered events. Whether it is a wedding, birthday party, wine dinner or coroporate event, we will make it a success. Each menu is refined for every event to make it a special one.

Chef Claud Beltran, who studied under Master Chef Thomas Keller, ventured down verious roads. He opened his our restuarant, currently at Noir Food and Wine in Pasadena, Ca. Spreading his art further, he opened Claud & Company so that more people could enjoy his food.

We're Taking A Trip to Beautiful Napa Valley and Visiting with Eric Skar at Alpha Omega Winery!

Alpha Omega is located in legendary Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley and is one of Napa’s newest boutique wineries. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine.

Alpha Omega’s extraordinary winemakers, along with historic vineyards, combine to create wines that express the essence of this famous wine region. Talented young winemaker Jean Hoefliger has teamed up with one of the world’s finest palates, Michel Rolland, to create wines that express their passion for excellence as well as the unique terroir that is Napa Valley. By sourcing prized grapes from the many appellations of Napa Valley, the winemakers blend the essence of exceptional terroir ranging from valley floor, hillside, mountain and coast. Using natural techniques, they handcraft finesse-driven, complex and balanced wines, which express the aromatic profile of the best Napa Valley has to offer.

Hoefliger and Rolland’s combined award-winning winemaking techniques create elegant, approachable and perfectly balanced wines of the highest quality through blending the best of Old World and New World wine styles. A gifted young winemaker and a master winemaker are discovering together the excitement of creating world-class wine from world-class grapes in world-class terroir for Alpha Omega

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