Monday, June 13, 2011

6/13 Dandy Don, Hook Line & Dinner, Larry Van Aalst, Trace Adkins

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Is Ice Cream Your Passion? Dandy Don Will Be Telling Us About His FABULOUS Ice Cream - Available EVERYWHERE!!!

A music biz whiz who promoted (and garnered gold records for) artists such as The Beatles, Elvis, David Bowie, Cat Stevens and John Denver, Don Whittemore established Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream in 1981. Specializing in sundae bar catering and serving fine restaurants and markets in Southern California, Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream has been winning gold medals at the Los Angeles County Fair since 1996.

Chef Ben Sargent Tells Us About His New Show, Hook Line & Dinner!

Best known as the chef and fisherman who ran a successful underground lobster roll business from his Brooklyn basement apartment, lifelong fisherman and seafood lover Ben Sargent brings his boundless knowledge, experience, and passion to his new primetime Cooking Channel series Hook, Line & Dinner. By bike, boat, car or surfboard, Ben Sargent embarks on the ultimate coastal road trip and uncovers the country’s regional seafood specialties and the local joints at which they are served, all while taking viewers on the awesome journey from sea to table.

In each of the first season’s eight episodes, Ben rides into town on his motorcycle and he teams up with the seasoned experts to secure the catch of the day, and then follows that catch straight to the best seaside kitchens. Ben spotlights catfish and crawfish in Bayou Country; spiny lobster and stone crab in Miami and the Everglades; gumbo and oysters in New Orleans; sheepshead fish and blue crab in Charleston, S.C.; sturgeon and ling cod in Oregon; rockfish and rock crabs in Santa Barbara; sardine and sea urchin San Diego; and Littleneck clams and oysters in San Francisco.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Sommelier and What's Cookin' On Wine Sonoma Report Host Larry Van Aaslt Visits With Us!

In every significant restaurant a friendly and knowledgeable Sommelier awaits each guest’s arrival. Larry Van Aalst is the Sommelier you will surely meet while dining at Equus. Larry is a life-long Sonoma County resident with ties to the earth having grown up on a ranch. He was educated in both California and Europe making him a worldly traveler who still calls Sonoma County his home.

Larry is a true star within the California wine scene and beyond, winning Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence seven times for his extraordinary wine lists. His wine list at Equus has won “Best of Show” in several Sonoma County Harvest Fair competitions and Larry is also known as Iron Sommelier in many posh resorts and hotels. He is also a professional wine judge, with the West Coast Wine Competition, Riverside International, El Dorado Wine Competition and the San Francisco Chronicle competition as some of his favorites.Guests of the Restaurant and Loungebar can also catch a live radio show that is broadcast from the restaurant on Wednesday evenings.

To tune into one of Larry’s shows, “What’s Cookin’ on Wine – The Sonoma Report,” log on to CRN Digital talk radio, go to hosts, click on his name and you will find the listing of channels and times for his program. For over a decade Equus has been proud to have Larry standing by to choose the perfect wine for any occasion and all menu selections.

Here's a Link To His Show on CRN:

Country Singer Superstar Trace Adkins Tells Us About A Tail Waggin' Jingle Contest!

Do you enjoy a “tail waggin’ good time” with your four-legged friend?

Trace is teaming up with Waggin’ Train® brand dog treats to launch the first-ever Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest. Dog owners across the country are invited to create a fun, catchy jingle with lyrics that captures the good times they share with their dogs.

Dog owners can submit a 60-second video of themselves performing an original jingle with their dog. Five finalists will be flown to Nashville during CMA Awards week in November 2011, where they will perform their jingles in front of Trace, who will then select the Grand Prize Winner. The winner will perform his or her jingle in a recording session produced by Trace Adkins.

About Trace: Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1996 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol RecordsNashville. Since then, Adkins has released seven more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing", "Ladies Love Country Boys", and "You're Gonna Miss This", which peaked in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively. "I Left Something Turned on at Home" went to #1 on Canada's country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States; his highest-selling to date is 2005's Songs About Me, which has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for shipping two million copies.

He has also made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game showsHollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a finalist on The Celebrity Apprentice, as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, and in television commercial voice-overs for the KFC restaurant chain. In addition, Adkins has written an autobiography entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, which was released in late 2007.

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