Wednesday, June 29, 2011

6/29 Rob Dyrdek, Jake Steinfeld, DWTS Brook Burke, Larry Lipson, Chef Charlie Palmer

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Rob Dyrdek of MTV’s hit show Rob and Big – New Show, Skate Tour and chance to win a college education!

Skateboarding superstar Rob Dyrdek of Rob and Big will discuss his new show on MTV called Ridiculousness. The show takes the funniest amateur internet videos and builds them into an episode of edgy, funny, and most importantly, timeless television. Driven by Dyrdek, the core content of “Ridiculousness” are the videos framed by Rob’s unique style.

In addition to his new show, Rob currently is on tour with his fellow skaters in arenas all over the country. He has teamed up with the folks at Wonka where the two have started a new program called Free Ride. The initiative offers your viewers the chance to win a $100,000 scholarship.

July Is National Park and Recreation Month, and Fitness Icon Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld Calls Families Out to Play in the Park This Summer To Help Their Favorite Park Win in the “America Is Your Park” Campaign!

Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld is one of the fitness industry’s reigning icons internationally famous for being responsible for creating the personal fitness training industry more than 30 years ago. A street-smart entrepreneur, Jake continues to develop successful products, brands, and businesses as Chairman and CEO of Body by Jake Global® ( The author of the “New York Times” and “Wall Street Journal’s” bestselling book “I’ve Seen a Lot of Famous People Naked and They’ve Got Nothing on You!”, Jake has also written such popular books as “GET STRONG! Body by Jake’s Guide to Building Confidence, Muscles, and a Great Future for Teenage Guys”, “Powerliving by Jake”, “Eleven Lessons to Change Your Life”, “Don’t Quit: Motivation and Exercises to Bring Out the Winner in You”, and “Body by Jake”.

The founder of the “Don’t Quit! Foundation” which supports and educates American youth about the value of physical fitness by providing state of the art fitness centers in inner city middle and high schools, Jake has established 30 Don’t Quit! Fitness Centers throughout the nation. The founder of Major League Lacrosse, the first professional outdoor lacrosse league entering its 11th successful season, Jake has served as Chairman of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under both Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Jerry Brown. Recently, Jake was appointed as the Chairman of the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness Councils, which supports state councils by providing fitness centers to schools across the nation.

For much more information on Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld, please log onto his official website

Dancing With the Stars Host Brook Burke Tells Us How To Host a Super-Fab Summer Party!

Summer has officially begun, a season filled with days and nights of outdoor parties and get-togethers. If you’re planning a backyard bash this 4th of July, get the tips you need from one of the country’s top hostesses -- “Dancing With The Stars” host Brooke Burke

Brooke has been a household name since she began hosting the E! travel show Wild On! in 1999. Since then, she has graced the covers of magazines and made countless television appearances, but she still makes time for friends and family. Brooke knows the tricks to throwing a great party and being the ultimate hostess, and now she will share some of her favorite tips with your viewers!

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

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.

We're Visiting with Chef Charlie Palmer!

Since the beginning of his celebrated career, master Chef and hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer has received critical acclaim for his signature Progressive American Cuisine, a style built on rambunctious flavors and unexpected combinations with a deep and lasting infusion of classical French technique. Influenced by his childhood experiences working in his family's vegetable garden, Palmer was an early advocate of farm over factory food. In 1988, he made a landmark commitment to creating dishes featuring regional American ingredients at his sublime three-star Aureole, once situated in a historic town house off Manhattan's Madison Avenue. Today Palmer's flagship Aureole is strategically located within New York City mid-town's dramatically modern Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park.

Over the years, Palmer combined his creative cooking spirit and flair for business to open thirteen notable restaurants across the country, a growing collection of food-forward wine shops and award-winning boutique hotels. But even today, the chef still steps in the kitchen with reinvention on his mind.

A frequent guest on NBC's Today Show, Charlie Palmer is also the author of four cookbooks, Great American Food (Random House/1996), Charlie Palmer's Casual Cooking (Harper Collins/2001), The Art of Aureole, (Ten Speed Press/2002), and Charlie Palmer's Practical Guide to the New American Kitchen (Melcher Media/2006).

Visit Charlie's outdoor cooking blog for recipes, tips, methods of cooking in the outdoors.

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