Friday, July 22, 2011

7/22 TeleNav Travel App, The Celebrity Look, Leo Pearlstein, Chris Slaughter, Catalan Festival, Movie Guy Steve

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

We're Checking Out TeleNav, a Navigation and Travel App with Josh Becker

Whether you are commuting or taking a summer family road trip, you spend alot of time on the road. We know it can be stressful, especially when you're stuck in traffic or trying to navigate around a new city.

Josh Becker, of California "National Navigator in Chief" will help Parents and families navigate during their summer travels as well as year round! Josh will share with us new way to navigate through life wherever life takes you

Star Magazine Beauty Director Cheryl Kramer Dishes the Inside Scoop on How to Look Like Your Favorite Celebrity This Summer

From Cameron Diaz and Rhianna to Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively, celebrities are once again setting the trends as to how the rest of us will strut our stuff this summer. Beauty and Fashion Director of Star Magazine, Cheryl Kramer, has the inside scoop on the latest trends on celebrity summer beauty and fashion. She discusses everything from the latest celebrity fragrances, skin care secrets, to the hottest trends in beachwear; summer fashions, skin and hair care so you can get that must-have celebrity look without breaking the bank.

Cheryl Kramer Kaye is the Beauty & Fashion Director at Star magazine. Before Star, she was the Beauty Director at Redbook, the Beauty & Fashion Director at Fitness magazine and an Associate Features Editor at Harper’s Bazaar. She has won three Gold Triangle Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology in recognition of excellence in public education. Cheryl has made numerous TV appearances discussing beauty and fashion trends, including spots on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, The Early Show, Good Morning Americaand The View.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking with Leo Pearlstein About His Latest Book, Celebrity Stew!

When Leo founded Lee & Associates, Inc. in 1950, he had no idea he would one day be referred to as a "Legend of Food PR," as part of a feature in the Public Relations News publication, or be named a "PR superstar" in the Public Relations Quarterly magazine. TV Guide has even featured Leo and cited his ability and professionalism in getting his clients' products placed on television shows and in movies.

Celebrity Stew" shares Leo Pearlstein's behind-the-scenes adventures with Hollywood's royalty over the last 50 years. The book also highlights over 200 rare and nostalgic photos of many of Hollywood's biggest stars during his publicity campaigns. This includes photos of Steve Allen, who wrote the book's Foreword, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Abbot & Costello, Groucho Marx, Dinah Shore, and many others. The book gives a great overview of the public relations industry, while being fun, educational, and entertaining.

Chris Slaughter - Executive Director of the Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Association

Chris Slaughter is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Association and their West Coast July event, THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM. July 22-23, SMVWINES presents THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM, an insightful weekend of education and exploration designed to enlighten wine consumers, industry professionals, and media on West Coast wine-producing regions and wine making styles and their effects on America’s favorite wine.

Friday, July 22, join winemaker Steve Rasmussen and proprietor Doug Circle on a tour of Sierra Madre Vineyard exploring their eight different clones of Chardonnay specifically matched to each block within the vineyard. Barrel samples and finished wines highlighting the diversity of Chardonnay selections and rootstock material will be presented and tasted with experts in Chardonnay growing and winemaking. Friday night, Sierra Madre Vineyards celebrates their 40th anniversary at THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM welcome feast featuring delicious Santa Maria style barbecue paired with Sierra Madre’s award winning Chardonnays.

July 23, Saturday’s premier, full-day event begins with two morning educational sessions at Bien Nacido Vineyards and Tantara Winery, featuring distinguished panels of celebrity and winemaker panels headlined by two of the foremost wine experts in the industry, Wine Enthusiast Columnist Steve Heimoff and The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil. Full-day attendees are invited to Au Bon Climat/Qupe Winery for a gourmet luncheon featuring the Santa Maria Valley’s finest cuisine. The relaxed environment will provide an ideal time to sip wine and further discuss the nuances of Chardonnay with some of the Symposium’s presenters and keynote speakers.

The Grand Chardonnay Tasting takes place on Saturday afternoon at the beautiful Byron Vineyard and Winery. This expanded tasting will afford guests the opportunity to sample world class Chardonnays from 60 Washington, Oregon, Sonoma and California Central Coast wineries, and pair them with fine cuisine provided by local restaurants and caterers.

For tickets and more information about THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM go towww.thechardonnaysymposium.comor email

Cindy Friedman Tells Us About the Upcoming Catalan Festival - This Weekend!

The Catalan Festival at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards pairs the unique spirit of Catalonia with the world-class quality of California sparkling and still wines. A celebration of the winery’s Spanish roots and the opening of the winery in July 1986, the Catalan Festival is now in its 25th year. In 2011, join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary.

Spain used to be a cluster of different kingdoms— Aragon and Catalonia, Valencia, Castilla—each with its own language, culture, heritage and royal family. Eventually, by marriage or conquest, it all became one country. In the northeast of Spain, Catalonia has kind of an urban, yet Mediterranean feel to it. A lot of artists and entrepreneurs come from there as opposed to other regions that are more agricultural. Barcelona, Catalonia's enchanted city, is often referred to as Paris with palm trees.

Whether you're coming for the first time or to relive happy memories, you'll find plenty to do at the festival.

Movie Guy Steve Evans Gives us the Movie Hits and Misses!
Steve Evans, the Movie Guy, is going to tell us what we need to run out and see and what we can avoid in the movie theaters, this week!

So, grab your popcorn, folks! Get your movie news and reviews right here on the What's Cookin' Today show! Steve “The Movie Guy” will take a look at what’s hot at the box office and the new films being released this weekend.

Captain America: The First Avenger - A scrawny volunteer participates in an experimental program that turns him into the star-spangled superhero Captain America

Friends with Benefits - Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are close friends who learn that getting physical always leads to complications.

Sarah's Key - An American journalist researching the 1942 Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in France stumbles upon a shocking trail of secrets.

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