Friday, August 31, 2012

08/31 Michael Jokovich, Chef Matt Dugan, Chef Gregory Grohowski, Peter Donnelly, Nate Hardesty

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa...

Discover the ultimate Kaanapali Beach hotel - Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. Surrounded by 40 lush, immaculately landscaped beachfront acres our breathtaking Maui hotel presents an astonishing array of delightful ways to spend your days and nights. Frolic in our water playground, pamper yourself at the spa, play championship golf and tennis, snorkel at Black Rock, ride the waves, even spend an evening with the heavens. Delight in the guestrooms with ocean views, our priceless art collection, and in our delectable restaurants. Indulge in all we have to offer to create your own perfect Maui resort getaway.

Our inviting resort hotel in Maui is also ideal for families. Enjoy fun pools with a rope bridge stretched out across them and a spectacular 150-foot lava tube slide. Plus, there’s an abundance of wildlife, everything from parrots and flamingos to swans and penguins. Make sure to check in with our extremely friendly, helpful staff and ask about the free wildlife tours for both kids and adults. Walk to Whalers Village for a multitude of additional entertainment, shopping and restaurants.


Michael Jokovich – General Manager


Chef Matt Dugan - Executive Sous Chef


Chef Gregory Grohowski


Peter Donnelly – Director of Food & Beverage


Nate Hardesty – Director of Sales

Thursday, August 30, 2012

08/30 Susan Havens, Gregg Gaspar, Jennifer Evetuschik, Bob Megargle

Kāʻanapali Fresh...
is Maui's new three-day summer event highlighting Kāʻanapali as the premium spot for exquisite cuisine, meaningful experiences, and superb activities, August 31 – September 3, 2012. The entire resort comes together to offer visitors exciting opportunities to sample chefs’ menus, learn about Grown-on-Maui products with Maui’s farmers, savor the beauty of Kāʻanapali, play on the beach, and simply enjoy the rich history of the land. Only Kāʻanapali offers this unique culmination of culinary creativity, memorable experience, and array of choices in land and ocean adventure. Mark your calendars today!


Susan Havens – Director of Sales and Marketing – Sheraton Maui


Greg Gaspar – Executive Chef at the Sheraton Maui Restaurant and Spa


Leah Strohecker – Spa Director – Heavenly Spa by Westin


Bob Megargle – Director of Food and Beverage at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas



To learn more about Kaanapali Fresh go to www.kaanapalifresh.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

08/29 Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Co., Tom Bell – Royal Lahaina

Garrett Marrero – Owner of Maui Brewing Co.

Maui Brewing Co., has built a reputation for creating handcrafted beers brewed using the finest natural ingredients. Founded on 2005 by Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley, Maui Brewing Co. is one of Hawaii’s fastest growing companies and the island’s only microbrewery.



Tom Bell – Royal Lahaina

The Royal Lahaina Resort is located on Maui which, for an unprecedented 16th time, has been honored by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "Best Islands in the World." The 27-acre Resort is set on Kaanapali Beach, which was voted "America's Best Beach." What was once the exclusive retreat for Maui's royalty is now one of the most sought after tropical destinations in the world.

This resort on Kaanapali beach is also one of the most gracious and welcoming. You will know you're in Hawai'i the moment you set foot in the understated lobby. From the cool flagstone beneath your feet to the warm koa-wood walls and inviting wicker easy chairs, you will feel the soothing embrace of the tropics.

www.hawainhotels.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

08/28 Shelley Kekuna, Keli'i Brown, Kaanapali Fresh!

Kāʻanapali Fresh...
is Maui's new three-day summer event highlighting Kāʻanapali as the premium spot for exquisite cuisine, meaningful experiences, and superb activities, August 31 – September 3, 2012. The entire resort comes together to offer visitors exciting opportunities to sample chefs’ menus, learn about Grown-on-Maui products with Maui’s farmers, savor the beauty of Kāʻanapali, play on the beach, and simply enjoy the rich history of the land. Only Kāʻanapali offers this unique culmination of culinary creativity, memorable experience, and array of choices in land and ocean adventure. Mark your calendars today!


Shelley Kekuna - Executive Director - Kaanapali Beach Resort


Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline. www.kaanapalibeachresortassociation.com


Keli'i Brown - Director of PR - Maui Visitor Convention

The Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau is a marketing organization that is responsible for promoting, training and providing information about Maui, Molokai and Lanai to consumers, travel agents and media outside of Hawaii. We post information on Events, Entertainment, Activities, Restaurants, Scenic Photos and more. For more information from the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau please visit: www.visitmaui.com


To learn more about Kaanapali Fresh go to www.kaanapalifresh.com

08/27 LARRY SMYTH, Wendy Shankin, DREW CERZA, RICHARD MYRICK

LARRY SMYTH - CARRIAGE VINEYARDS

Carriage Vineyards is an active working vineyard and ranch. Our sustainably farmed vineyard consists of 22,000 vines planted on 27 acres with varieties including Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon. About eighty percent of our vineyard is on hillside and hilltops with a north-south and north-east to south-west slopes. Our vines are planted in a calcareous clay-lime silt stone, offering perfect conditions for these varietals. When visiting the vineyard you will notice the care that has gone into making its success with row spacing at 10-by-5 and 10-by-6 VSP. Our fruit is sold to wineries from California to Arizona.


Wendy Shankin - Cohen President CEO

Dr. Harvey’s/Healthy Formulations Inc. Wendy Shankin-Cohen is the President and CEO of Dr. Harvey’s/Healthy Formulations Inc. In 1998, after many years in private practice as a homeopathic and nutritional consultant, Ms. Shankin-Cohen joined her husband, Dr. Harvey Cohen- aka Dr. Harvey- to run a busy, growing business. Dr. Harvey’s has manufactured fine health foods and products for dogs, cats, birds and horses for over 30 years. Made with 100% human-grade ingredients that are free of preservatives and chemical additives, Dr. Harvey’s is passionate about animal wellness. The company’s philosophy is that feeding fresh food at every meal is the most important health decision that guardians can make for their beloved companion animals, and the key to ensuring healthy, happy and stronger lives. All of Dr. Harvey’s products are proudly made in the USA. Learn more at www.drharveys.com.


DREW CERZA - " THE WING KING"

Drew Cerza, aka “The Wing King” – founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival. No one in America has done more to promote Buffalo Wings and their origin. This Buffalo native has been triumphant in a “Throwdown” with Bobby Flay and has also appeared on LIVE with Regis and Kelly, The Travel Channel and Emeril LIVE.


RICHARD MYRICK - "RUNNING A FOOD TRUCK FOR DUMMIES"

“Just like a restaurant, simply opening a food truck is not a guarantee for success. A food truck owner needs to understand all of the hats they will wear as a small business owner,” says Myrick. “A mobile vendor might be in a city that is very supportive of their operation, they may have the perfect locations to sell their product from, and they may be masters in marketing, but if their food is awful and refuse to fix the problem … they will not be staying open for very long.” Richard Myrick is one of the foremost thought leaders on the mobile food industry. He is editor-in-chief and founder of Mobile Cuisine Magazine (www.mobile-cuisine.com), a central resource for mobile street food information

Friday, August 24, 2012

08/24 KEITH MORRISON, STEPHANIE OSWALD, JENNIFER GREY, STEVE EVANS

KEITH MORRISON - NBC "DATELINE"

TONIGHT AT 10 PM NBC - Keith Morrison is an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC. He joined the program in 1995 after a varied career at both NBC and in Canadian television. He has covered stories worldwide, interviewing everyone from presidents and prime ministers, student protesters under fire in Tiananmen Square, to criminals, teachers, artists, actors and authors. Morrison started in the 1960s as a junior reporter for a small Canadian newspaper. By the beginning of the ‘70s he had migrated through several radio stations and into television, where he was a reporter and anchor at local stations in Saskatchewan, Vancouver and Toronto. Morrison joined NBC in January 1986 as co-anchor of the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. news on KNBC-TV, Los Angeles. Two years later, he joined NBC News as a West Coast correspondent for NBC Nightly News and Today, among other NBC News programs. In 1989, Morrison was a key contributor to NBC’s coverage of the student rebellion in Beijing and the resulting massacre in Tiananmen Square. In the following years he contributed award-winning NBC News hour-long documentaries, shorter pieces for various magazine programs, and many stories on Nightly News and Today. Morrison also continued in his role as co-anchor of the KNBC news until the summer of 1992, when he left the station and the network to return to Canada to become host of CTV’s morning program, Canada-AM. In addition he was host of the syndicated program Down the Road Again with Keith Morrison, and moderated several panel discussion programs for selected stations of the PBS network. Morrison came home to NBC in 1995, where his work has garnered Emmy, Christopher, Sigma Delta Chi and Edward R. Murrow awards among others. He is married to Suzanne Perry Morrison, a writer and artist. They have six children.


STEPHANIE OSWALD - "TRAVELGIRL"

Correspondent for The Weather Channel, and seasoned travel correspondent for CNN, she has reported on everything from stress-relieving spa treatments and unique escapes around the world to the human side of a hurricane. She is the co-founder of travelgirl -- the first national travel magazine to launch after the events of 9/11. The travel and lifestyle publication was chosen by industry leader Mr. Magazine as one of the "most notable" launches of 2003. Oswald is a native New Yorker who spent 13 years globetrotting as CNN's travel correspondent and host of the weekend program, CNN Travel Now. In 2003, she also launched a groundbreaking series called The Weather Channel Road Crew that showcased the "fun" side of weather. In 2004, she filed written and audio reports during Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne as the very first Web Correspondent for Weather.com. As anchor and correspondent for CNN Travel Now, a weekly program on worldwide destinations, travel trends and cuisine, Oswald specialized in adventure travel, filing reports from Europe, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. One series took her into the depths of Papua New Guinea for a rare and eye-opening look at the Huli Wigmen. Her reports also appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN in-flight programming for Delta Air Lines, CNN International and the CNN Airport Network. Immediately after 9/11, she filed human interest stories on the crisis for CNN, and covered the impact on the travel industry during live studio reports on CNN
Headline News.


JENNIFER GREY – ACTRESS

Dirty Dancing is about to turn 25 and to celebrate its anniversary, actress Jennifer Grey is opening up to fans to reveal everything they want to know about the classic film and working with Patrick Swayze. The film has recently been showing on the big screen during a special 8 city tour presented by Skinny Cow, makers of delicious ice cream and NEW! Candy, giving fans an opportunity to have the ultimate girl’s night out Dirty Dancing experience. Jennifer will be attending the final screening in Los Angeles on the day the film actually premiered 25 years ago. Jennifer Grey made her screen debut in the 10th-billed role of Cathy Bennario in the 1984 "brat pack" film Reckless. That year, she also played small roles in The Cotton Club and Red Dawn. Her first real break came when she played Matthew Broderick's sister in the hit teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Grey followed up that success with an even bigger one


STEVE EVANS - "THE MOVIE GUY"

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEKEND.

08/23 EVETTE RIOS, GRETCHEN WYMAN, SHELLEY KEKUNA

EVETTE RIOS - "THE CHEW"

Evette Ríos is a Puerto Rican lifestyle expert, writer, television host and native New Yorker. She is one of the stars of ABC's The Chew where she serves as field correspondent and roving reporter, bringing viewers the latest news from around the country from covering events, to dishing on new and exciting food trends, to sharing new ways of using ordinary household items. The December/January 2012 issue of Latina Magazine named Ríos one of the 50 reasons to love being Latina and the “Mobile Martha Stewart”. Evette’s work on The Chew makes her the only Latina on a national daytime talk show. She has been a contributing design expert and “buddy” to the Daytime Emmy Award Winning show, Rachael Ray, where she’s known for fabulous hands-on advice, innovative crafts, dramatic room revisions and budget-friendly projects that look like a million bucks. Recently, Rachael personally invited her to be one of 7 “buddies” on the newly rebranded Ehow Food Channel, Rachael Ray and Her Buddies, where she serves as Entertaining Expert. She is currently a spokesperson for Goodwill and is working on a few book projects and contributed a chapter to the best selling book, The Experts Guide to Doing Things Faster published by Clarkson Potter.


GRETCHEN WYMAN - THE HOT HOMEMAKER

A SAN FRANCISCO MOTHER AND WIFE WHO DEALS WITH THE CHALLENGES AND FRUSTRATIONS OF CHILDREN, THE ECONOMY, AND EVERYDAY LIFE


SHELLY KEKUNA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - KAANAPALI BEACH RESORT ASSOC


SHELLY CALLS FROM HAWAII TO TALK ABOUT UPCOMING REMOTE. Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

08/22 GERRY GARVIN, LARRY LIPSON, ANDY SCHLOSS, BRITTANY B

GERRY GARVIN FOOD NETWORK "G GARVIN: THE ROAD TOUR"

Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and TV host Gerry Garvin (aka G. Garvin) is most widely known for his television series, Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin, which ran for seven seasons. The show’s increasing popularity earned the talented artist a second series entitled G. Garvin: The Road Tour. His first cookbook, Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin won an American Literacy Award. Garvin is working passionately on his culinary boot camp for kids ages 16 to 19 through the One Bite at a Time Foundation. The camp will offer an experiential education in hospitality and restaurant operations management, as well as culinary arts.


LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA

Direct from the Lipson Institute for Advanced Wine Studies in Costa Rica.
Our weekly reporter covers the world of food & wine and much more.


ANDY SCHLOSS - " CHEF SALT"


Award-winning cookbook authors, grill masters, and the creators of Chef SaltTM, Andy Schloss and David Joachim, show how the right salt can turn an ordinary summer barbecue into something extraordinary. Salt is the single most effective flavor enhancer for food, intensifying flavors and adding complexity to anything you cook. Using salt right can mean the difference between a good meal and a great one. Most of us recognize this but few have mastered it. Best-selling cookbook authors, grilling experts, and food connoisseurs, David Joachim and Andy Schloss, have set out to help home cooks master the art of using salt for quick and easy delicious outdoor grilled meals this summer. Last year they created Chef Salt, a unique line of hand-crafted, small batch artisanal salts, and began educating consumers on the art of salt.


BRITTANY B - "YELP" COMMUNITY MANAGER

Brittany can talk about what food items are currently trending on Yelp, paying particular attention to Bacon, and some of the mouth-watering dishes she's tried around town that feature bacon in unusual and interesting combinations. She can also talk about other activities and ingredients making a splash among yelpers, and can share some of her intel about hot spots and neighborhood gems your listeners might be interested in.


08/21 Jennifer Grey, Richard Myrick, Shelley Kekuna

ACTRESS JENNIFER GREY

Dirty Dancing is about to turn 25 and to celebrate its anniversary, actress Jennifer Grey is opening up to fans to reveal everything they want to know about the classic film and working with Patrick Swayze. The film has recently been showing on the big screen during a special 8 city tour presented by Skinny Cow, makers of delicious ice cream and NEW! Candy, giving fans an opportunity to have the ultimate girl’s night out Dirty Dancing experience. Jennifer will be attending the final screening in Los Angeles on the day the film actually premiered 25 years ago. Jennifer Grey made her screen debut in the 10th-billed role of Cathy Bennario in the 1984 "brat pack" film Reckless. That year, she also played small roles in The Cotton Club and Red Dawn. Her first real break came when she played Matthew Broderick's sister in the hit teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Grey followed up that success with an even bigger one


RICHARD MYRICK "RUNNING A FOOD TRUCK FOR DUMMIES"

“Just like a restaurant, simply opening a food truck is not a guarantee for success. A food truck owner needs to understand all of the hats they will wear as a small business owner,” says Myrick. “A mobile vendor might be in a city that is very supportive of their operation, they may have the perfect locations to sell their product from, and they may be masters in marketing, but if their food is awful and refuse to fix the problem … they will not be staying open for very long.” Richard Myrick is one of the foremost thought leaders on the mobile food industry. He is editor-in-chief and founder of Mobile Cuisine Magazine (www.mobile-cuisine.com), a central resource for mobile street food information


SHELLEY KEKUNA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - KAANAPALI BEACH RESORT ASSOC


Golden sands as far as the eye can see. Blue ocean with the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i off in the distance. Pastel colored skies that linger long after sunset. This is Ka'anapali. Where the perfect Maui vacation begins. Choose from five world-class luxury hotels and six condominium and vacation-club resorts, each with its own unique style. Find the one that suits your taste, along with your budget. A paved beach walk connects you from your hotel or condo to the best snorkeling spots, open-air restaurants, even a beachfront shopping complex and museum. Play 36 holes of championship golf. Get a beachside massage. Go body boarding, sailing or kayaking. Everything you want is here on West Maui’s sunniest and most exciting shoreline.


Monday, August 20, 2012

08/20 Sandy Levine, Brandon Powell, Silas Weir Mitchell

SANDY LEVINE GM “CARNEGIE DELI NYC”

Getting ready for the fall season in New York. Talking about the Yankees , the Rangers, and the Mets and. of course, the World Champion Kings, The Dodgers and the Angels.




Brandon Powell - Chief Partner - Fleming’s Woodland Hills


Fleming's Newest Steak and Sangria Summer Menu is discussed with Brandon from “Flemings in Woodland Hills”. When the sun sets over the San Fernando Valley, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar comes to life with a celebration of exceptional food and wine. Join us for dinner or for a drink after work. Our menu features the finest aged prime beef and market-fresh seafood. Are you a wine enthusiast? You will be delighted to discover the Fleming's 100, our award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass, with exclusive selections put together by our Wine Manager. We have received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 4 straight years. We are located just north of the 101 Freeway near the Warner Center Business Complex. Convenient to the West Valley, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks and Malibu. We look forward to the pleasure of your company!


SILAS WEIR MITCHELL “MONROE” NBC’S “GRIMM”

Silas Weir Mitchell stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Monroe, a reformed Blutbad, who is Nick’s reluctant informant. Mitchell has worked steadily during his time in Los Angeles, making over 100 television guest appearances on series, including “My Name is Earl,” “The Mentalist,” “Numb3rs,” “Burn Notice” and “Prison Break.” He has also appeared in many feature films. Mitchell hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Los Angeles after finishing his graduate studies in theatre arts at the University of California, San Diego.

Friday, August 17, 2012

8/17 NELSON TUCKER, COURTNEY SCOTT, STEVE EVANS

NELSON TUCKER "THE WINE GUY"

TALKS ABOUT A SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENT - Everyone knows that Nelson Tucker is The Wine Guy. He's not the first and is not the only Wine Guy but he is the only one with the legal right to use the name in California. He has been in the wine business for many years as a retailer, provider of hard-to-find, rare wines, and wine and food critic. Actually, the word "critic" does not fit when it comes to wine since he has rarely met one that he didn't like. His discerning palate does give him the ability to know the difference in good and great wines. Nelson is the CEO of The Wine Guy, LLC, and President/CEO of the Top 100 Cabs of the Napa Valley. He Nelson Tucker is also CEO of the International Wine Judges Association. He and his wife, Elva, have travelled to most wine producing countries in the world in search of the world's best wines. Their next planned trips include Napa Valley, Spain, Germany and Italy (Germany wine region in October 2010).


COURTNEY SCOTT SENIOR EDITOR "TRAVELOCITY" - "LABOR DAY"

As Labor Day is right around the corner, your listeners may be interested in learning about some affordable deals still up for grabs for the holiday. Travelocity Senior Editor, Courtney Scott, is available to handle it all.


STEVE EVANS "THE MOVIE GUY"

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE
WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEKEND.


08/16 Auto Expert Doug Brauner, Marsh Mokhtari, Duffy Keys, Christina Machamer

Auto Expert Doug Brauner - Luxury Cars

Join national auto expert Doug Brauner LIVE from the Concours d’Elegance, in Pebble Beach, CA on Thursday, August, 16th, from 6:00am to 1:00pm ET as he provides insight on some of the most lust-worthy luxury cars on the market and some more affordable than you think. Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Not only is Doug the current writer and voice of the Telly Award winning show “DRIVE,” on Discovery Networks, he’s a 15-year automotive broadcaster who has appeared on numerous morning shows and a certified mechanic in California, who owns two auto repair shops and turns wrenches every day in addition to hosting a wild weekend LIVE automotive show every Sunday, in Sacramento, CA. THE CAR CZAR with Doug Brauner is the most watched show in its time period every weekend. The Car Czar Show attracts more women than men, and Doug’s hilarious over the top interactive live shots make him a must for your high-energy morning show.


Marsh Mokhtari HOST "Extreme Chef"

Food Network takes seven of America's most fearless chefs out of their kitchens and drops them into some of the most extreme locations in the second season of Extreme Chef premiering Thursday, August 16th at 10pm ET/PT. Over the course of five episodes, from the scorching deserts of California to the exotic jungles of Thailand, the chefs test their physical prowess, mental toughness and culinary skills as they compete in grueling and seemingly impossible culinary challenges including pulling out needles from a cactus pad to create a tasty dish, and creating a meal in 60 minutes on a floating dock, while the chefs rescue their ingredients from a capsized fishing boat in the ocean. Hosted by TV veteran and seasoned world traveler Marsh Mokhtari, each episode features the chefs competing in challenges judged by a rotating panel of notable guest judges, with the bottom two chefs facing off in a final showdown challenge to determine which chef goes home. In the end, one chef is able to consider themselves the most Extreme while taking home a $50,000 grand prize. Special guest judges this season include Simon Majumdar (Next Iron Chef judge, food journalist), Ben Sargent (host of Cooking Channel’s Hook, Line & Dinner), and Troy Johnson (host of Crave, food critic and journalist).


Duffy Keys / Christina Machamer - "B Cellars"

B Cellars is located in Calistoga on the historic Silverado Trail, just a few minutes from downtown Calistoga, nestled beneath the Vaca mountain range in the Napa Valley. Founded in 2003 by business partners Duffy Keys and Jim Borsack, B Cellars is a premium winery and tasting lounge committed to the artisan approach to create complex, perfectly balanced wines. A modern-day négociant in the classic French model, B Cellars crafts exceptional blends produced from grapes procured from Napa Valley’s most coveted vineyard properties. The B Cellars approach delivers flavor profiles rarely available from single-vineyard, single-varietal wineries, making B Cellars vintages ideal for pairing with creatively articulated foods. B Cellars’ multi-vineyard winemaking strategy, allows for the blending of matchless varietals from around Napa Valley to create unique wines with distinct character, depth, and “layers” of flavors. B Cellars produces wines from Napa Valley’s most sought-after, marquee vineyards, offered at prices substantially lower than other producers who have access to many of the same vineyards. B Cellars’ hand-crafted wines are made from grapes grown on nine prime Napa Valley vineyard sites, including To Kalon, Dr. Crane, Caldwell, Williamson Ranch, Juliana, Maldonado, Star, Stagecoach, and Lewelling.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

08/15 ROGER BERKOWITZ, LARRY LIPSON, Executive Chef Bryon Freeze

ROGER BERKOWITZ - PRESIDENT/CEO LEGAL SEAFOOD

Roger started working in the family fish market in Inman Square, Cambridge at the age of 10 and held a variety of roles prior to becoming President and CEO in 1992. Since taking the helm, he’s led the company’s growth and diversification. He now oversees restaurant, retail and mail order divisions and steers the course for 4,000 employees. Roger is a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Regional Selection Panel for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. He also leads the Sonar Project Ltd., and was appointed to the Special Commission Relative to Seafood Marketing by the Governor of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Advisory Committee and a member and past President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.


LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA CORRESPONDENT

FORMER FOOD CRITIC FOR LA DAILY NEWS, LARRY IS NOW AT
THE LIPSON INSTITUTE FOR WINE STUDIES IN COSTA RICA.
HE COMMENTS ON FOOD & WINE FOR "WHAT'S COOKIN" EACH
WEEK.



EXECUTIVE CHEF BRYON FREEZE "MUCHO ULTIMA"

In a fast-paced competition between four respected chefs, Bryon Freeze prevailed recently on the series premiere of Food Network’s “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell” on June 28, earning the position as executive chef at Mucho Ultima in Manhattan Beach, CA.,


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

08/14 ROBERT WEAKLEY, CANDICE DELONG, JIM FIOLEK

ROBERT WEAKLEY

After a weekend filled with many bottles of rosé and short rib sliders, the second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival wrapped up Sunday afternoon at L.A. Live after four days of chef-driven tastings, demos, samplings and other events that featured some of the top culinary talents in the country. The most memorable event of the weekend was Friday night's Asian Market, hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Eater L.A., which took place on a red carpet-lined section of street just outside Staples Center. Chefs including WP24's Sally Camacho, Nobu's Jorge Mijangos and television host Ming Tsai offered up spicy, sweet and savory Asian bites. Roy Choi stopped by with the Kogi truck, slinging short-rib tacos to eager fans, while David Myers of Comme Ca served up chili crab wontons filled with a fiery red sauce. The bite of the night, though, was probably David LeFevre's cold green tea soba with house-made dashi broth and pickled lotus root -- the perfect respite from the sweltering heat that lingered into the evening. The rest of the weekend brought two Lexus-sponsored Grand Tastings, housed in large white tents downtown, which -- thanks to intermittent air conditioning -- became miniature greenhouses in the summer sun. We even spied one chef trying to cool off in front of a massive fan with his kitchen whites puffing out like the Michelin man. The roster played out like a Top Chef reunion: Brian Malarkey served lobster rolls, The Gorbals chef Ilan Hall whipped up a bizarre, bacon-infused snow cone and Antonia Lofaso signed cookbooks. Celestino Drago and Wolfgang Puck both busted out the truffles (the former summer white truffles, the latter black winter truffles) for some decadent pastas


CANDICE DELONG - "DEADLY WOMEN"



CANDICE HOSTS "DEADLY WOMEN" A REAL CRIME SHOW ON
The Sixth Season of "Deadly Women" Premieres Friday, August 17th at 10PM (ET/PT) on Investigation Discovery.



JIM FIOLEK - SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VINTNERS

The Santa Barbara Vintners' Foundation is the charitable umbrella under which the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association conducts its philanthropic work. Proceeds from the Silent Auctions at April's Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival and October's Celebration of Harvest benefit a number of community organizations. Since 1986, the Vintners' have provided scholarships to local students, and today provide scholarships to a graduating senior in each of the six public schools in our viticultural areas. The Foundation has been a strong supporter of the Santa Ynez Valley's Arts Outreach and People Helping People, most recently being a major sponsor of their Vino de Sueños program. The Silent Auctions have also provided funding to Santa Barbara's Unity Shoppe as well as consistent support of San Marcos High School's Kids Helping Kids program benefitting the Unity Shoppe. They also benefit the Food Bank of Santa Barbara, a non-profit organization working to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and other resources to a network of hunger-relief charities and their communities.

08/13 Chris Grundy, Andy Schloss, SARAH KEELING

DIY Network host Chris Grundy "Blog Cabin"

On August 13, DIY Network host Chris Grundy will be available to give your audience a sneak peek at the 2012 Blog Cabin, a viewer-created Cape-style home nestled along the scenic Medomak River in Waldoboro, Maine. Originally part of a working farm, this year’s Blog Cabin is a 19th century four bedroom, 2-bath, 2,500 sq. Ft. Home that DIY Network’s all-star team of renovation experts transformed into an ultimate vacation getaway. Construction began this winter and continued through the spring with input every step of the way from online fans. Now, viewers can enter for a chance to win the Blog Cabin by entering from Monday, August 13 to Friday, September 28. They can also view the renovation in its entirety during DIY Network’s sixth season of Blog Cabin, which premieres on Monday, Aug. 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Tool expert and avid do-it-yourselfer Chris Grundy is living his dream working with tools and chillin’ with other home improvement fanatics. In 2012, Grundy takes the reigns as the host of the sixth season of Blog Cabin, DIY Network’s interactive homebuilding series.


ANDY SCHLOSS - "CHEF SALT"

Award-winning cookbook authors, grill masters, and the creators of Chef SaltTM, Andy Schloss and David Joachim, show how the right salt can turn an ordinary summer barbecue into something extraordinary. Salt is the single most effective flavor enhancer for food, intensifying flavors and adding complexity to anything you cook. Using salt right can mean the difference between a good meal and a great one. Most of us recognize this but few have mastered it. Best-selling cookbook authors, grilling experts, and food connoisseurs, David Joachim and Andy Schloss, have set out to help home cooks master the art of using salt for quick and easy delicious outdoor grilled meals this summer. Last year they created Chef Salt, a unique line of hand-crafted, small batch artisanal salts, and began educating consumers on the art of salt.


SARAH KEELING - TRAVEL EXPERT EXPEDIA.COM


We discuss great short trips and focus on after Labor Day and before Thanksgiving when there's less crowds, extended Friday to Monday long weekend short trips to festivals, wineries, pumpkin and apple picking and numbers things families and couples can do during the Fall months from the East to West Coast..

Friday, August 10, 2012

08/10 LES KINCAID, Chuey Martinez, STEVE EVANS

LES KINCAID - LAS VEGAS CHEF

Les Kincaid was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to California at age 12 to spend the summer with his father and stepmother. He shortly discovered a passion for food because of his step-grandfather (who was an executive chef-retired). Started cooking for the summer visit and by September 1st was preparing three meals a day. His family moved to San Francisco and was hired for his first culinary job at 14. Because of his love of food he has been cooking most every day since.

Les has been teaching cooking and wine appreciation classes thru the continuing education, or Outreach department, at UNLV for well over twenty years and consulting to restaurants and hotels all over the west from west Texas to Oregon since 1983. He also taught cooking classes at the Clark County Community College for several years, and school politics forced him to quit there. Politics is not part of his personality.

Les has penned several cookbooks and the latest is titled "Never Trust A Skinny Chef". Les started broadcasting in Las Vegas with a radio program called "Les Kincaid's Lifestyles Las Vegas" in January 2000. The show emanated from Charlie Palmer's Aureole Las Vegas restaurant "lLIVE in Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino. This show ran from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Pacific each Saturday). After one year the show went national and syndicated the show into over 26 million households. In September of 2000 he started a unique wine show (Les' Wines & Vines). This was Americas first wine show that has an invited guest audience and tastes wines and food during the show while interviewing the winery owner, winemaker, wine writer, sommelier or master sommelier. It is currently nationally syndicated over two networks and six internet outlets every Thursday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. “LIVE”. In October 2011 he decided to re-brand this show and changed the name to Wines Du Jour. The second network Global American Broadcasting Network and this helped the ratings and they feel very confident that this show will be around for several years to come. There are a few more projects in the mill at this time and we will be happy to share them with you as they develop, including some things from Baja California, Mexico. Both radio and television broadcasts.


Chuey Martinez “All You Can Meat”

A meat enthusiast all his life, Chuey Martinez spent much of his youth on his grandfather’s cattle ranch, and has seen firsthand what it takes to make great meat. Growing up in Los Angeles, his family’s get-togethers were (and still are) legendary when it comes to good eats. Bringing together traditions from Mexican, Dominican, Salvadorian and Cuban backgrounds, Martinez and his family have passed down their secret recipes for generations. But Martinez’s food experience isn’t just all in the family – from a young age, his mother encouraged him to branch out and try new things. From sushi to Filipino fare and good old-fashioned barbecue, Martinez knows his food and loves meeting new people to enjoy it with. Give this guy a plate of food and some good company, and he’s happy! Chuey has been hosting radio and television programs since age 16. As a former correspondent for MTV Tr3s, he’s interviewed A-list stars both on and off the red carpet. “All You Can Meat” follows Martinez as he travels America in search of the nation’s most mouth-watering, succulent and perfect cuts of meat (Premieres Sunday, August 12 at 10pm ET/PT; moves to regular time period on August 19 at 9pm ET/PT). . “All You Can Meat” takes viewers to some amazing corners of the country including Austin, TX, Kansas City, MO, Charlotte, NC, New Orleans, LA, Los Angeles, CA and Denver, CO to discover these mouth-watering recipes, and reveals how – and why – each location has a different approach to cooking these American classics. From the Texas pit master to the woodsman in Appalachia curing jerky in his shack, the best eats start with great American characters and there is much to be learned about a region by how they prepare their meat


STEVE EVANS - "THE MOVIE GUY"

STEVE REPORTS ON HOLLYWOOD HAPPENINGS AND WHAT TO SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND. HE TALKS ABOUT BOX OFFICE AND YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE CELEBRITIES.

09/18 STEPHEN ANDREWS, SLOW LIVING® RADIO, CAVALLO POINT LODGE, JENNA BUSH HAGER, SCHOOL BUS SAFETY & INNOVATION

STEPHEN ANDREWS - HOST OF SLOW LIVING® RADIO & VP OF MARKETING FOR PASSPORT RESORTS TALKS ABOUT CAVALLO POINT LODGE IN SAUSALITO, CA ...