Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4/30 LARRY LIPSON, ALISSA SEGERSTEN, TOM MALTERRE, WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK

LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.




ALISSA SEGERSTEN & TOM MALTERRE - WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK: A COMPLETE NUTRITIONAL AND COOKING GUIDE FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, the husband-and-wife team behind the popular Nourishing Meals website, have written the ultimate cook on the importance of living a whole foods lifestyle (and how to transition into one) while taking into account that we are all unique individuals with different genetics and nutritional needs.

In THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRTION COOKBOOK, Alissa and Tom provide an in depth roadmap of all the current diet trends and how to adapt them to best serve your individual needs. They first answer the question, “What is Whole Life Nutrition, exactly?” and explain why it’s crucial. It’s not enough to simply look at a diet and its impact on health; instead we must take into account everything being ingested into our bodies, from the food we eat to the water we drink and the air we breathe. THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK (published by Grand Central Life & Style) also shows readers how to prepare foods that promote optimal health, prevent disease, and energize the body. With over 300 delicious, nourishing recipes, readers will discover new ways to cook whole grains, fish, poultry, meat and veggies.

Tom Malterre MS, CN holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. Tom is a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, a member of the medical affairs team at Thorne Research, and a clinical nutritionist for Whole Life Nutrition. He has been invited to speak at the Washington Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the Ontario Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the British Columbia Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the International College of Integrative Medicine, the National College for Naturopathic Medicine, Boucher Institute for Naturopathic Medicine, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Bastyr University. Tom has trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine for the last 7 years and is soon to be one of the first practitioners with an advanced certification in functional medicine. Tom specializes in whole body wellness, looking at all factors of a person's life to bring about healing. Stress, environmental toxicants, nutritional deficiencies, and epigenetics all contribute to a decline in health. Whole Life Nutrition encompasses all aspects of life to get to the root of the health issues.

Alissa Segersten received her Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She is the previous owner of a Personal Chef business in Seattle, Washington that successfully addressed the health and lifestyle needs of many families with her delicious, healthy cooking. She is currently a cooking instructor, empowering people with cooking skills and knowledge of whole foods so that they may reconnect with the pleasure in eating delicious, nourishing food. Between her two cookbooks and blog, she has created over 700 recipes.

WWW.NOURISHINGMEALS.COM

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

4/29 AMY PANOS, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS MAGAZINE, KATHERINE ESKOVITZ

AMY PANOS - SENIOR EDITOR AT BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS MAGAZINE - 6TH ANNUAL BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS FOR 2014 

80,000 Americans Voted on 294 Products – Find Out Which Ones Made the List! Better Homes and Gardens and BrandSpark International, an independent market research firm, have announced the winners of their Sixth Annual Best New Product Awards, the leading consumer-voted packaged goods awards program in North America, to help consumers select the best products available on store shelves. They surveyed 80,000 consumers to find out which products people liked the most and would buy again. In addition to the winning products, the companion study to the survey, the BrandSpark/BHG American Shopper Study uncovered some valuable shopping statistics.

For 2014, there are 91 winning products and in interviews on Tuesday, April 29, Amy Panos,  Senior Editor at Better Homes and Gardens magazine will share her favorite food, beverage and household product winners including the Best Butter, Best Mexican Food, Best Paper Towels, Best Dish Detergent and Best Battery– all to help consumers shop smarter and find the greatest products.

Amy Panos is a Senior Editor at Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) magazine. Before joining BHG in 2007, Panos was the editor of Creative Home magazine. Panos began her magazine career as a copy editor at Traditional Home magazine. Panos has appeared as an expert on organizing and decorating for The Today Show, The Better Show, TV Land, and for numerous local television news programs across the country. Panos graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Journalism and French from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master’s of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Iowa. She lives in Des Moines, IA.


KATHERINE ESKOVITZ - PARENTING EXPERT, HOW TO PUT DOWN ELECTRONIC DEVICES


Monday, April 28, 2014

4/28 BARRIE LYNN, THE CHEESE IMPRESARIO, WINK MARTINDALE, THE ROCKET FIZZ SODA POP AND CANDY SHOPS

BARRIE LYNN – THE CHEESE IMPRESARIO - PAIRING WHITE WINES WITH ARTISAN CHEESES FOR SPRING

Here we are going to talk about all kinds of cheeses from all around the world.  We will learn together and I will help you bring the world of cheese closer to your heart and learn the great enjoyment that it can bring to you, your family, and your guests.

I am the cheese columnist for The Beverly Hills Times and write the monthly "Cheese Matters" column that covers all things cheesy.  I will keep you posted on events that I will be covering and other cheese events in your local area.  Stay tuned for the next up coming event!

BE SURE TO TRY BARRIE'S AWARD WINNING GRILLED CHEESE SENDWICH: OOOHHHH

Ingredients:
Salemville Amish Blue Cheese – Cow – Cambria, Wisconsin
Cheesemaker – Laverne Miller
Peanut Brittle
La Brea Bakery Country White Bread
Unsalted Butter

Grill until cheese is melting and brittle is getting a bit soft. Pull your Sammich
off the grill and top with a dollop of Savannah Bee Company’s Honeycomb!

www.thecheeseimpresario.com


WINK MARTINDALE - THE ROCKET FIZZ SODA POP AND CANDY SHOPS

The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops are one stop shops for all of your soda pop and candy cravings. There are thousands of bottled soda pops and candies from all over America, including some from other galaxies. The gigantic selection will launch you back in time to when you were a kid—even if you are over a hundred light years old. And if you are a kid, don't plan on growing up when you are inside of a Rocket Fizz store. Rocket Fizz is a lot of fun and nostalgic. There are hundreds of retro and gag gifts, and concert posters and movie posters, and tin signs too. The inventory is always expanding, just like outer-space. So if you want to have fun then fly on over in your space ship and cruise around a Rocket Fizz universe. Just be careful of those two alien Rocket Fizz founders and company owners—Robert (Rob) Powells and Ryan Morgan. No human ever knows what they are up to. They are always full of galactic surprises and a close encounter with either one of them can be very unpredictable. Rob tends to give away free candy whenever he is inside of a corporate store. And Ryan tends to give away a universe of soda pop knowledge. If his mouth is moving he is either chewing on candy or talking soda pop.

www.rocketfizz.com

Friday, April 25, 2014

4/25 JOEL FISHER, LA WINE FEST 2014, JESSICA ST. CLAIR, LENNON PARHAM, PLAYING HOUSE

JOEL FISHER - THE LAWINEFEST 2014 RETURNS MAY 31 & JUNE 1 AT THE HISTORIC RALEIGH STUDIOS IN HOLLYWOOD

The LAWineFest is proud to be in its 9th successful year. This popular event blazed a trail in L.A. to bring wine and people together in a fun, inviting and accessible way. Now a local institution, we’re known to reliably deliver a sun-kissed event that balances fun, exploration and education. Our goal is to help people explore their taste in a festive environment. Our unofficial motto: Drink what you like; Like what you drink!

Joel M. Fisher, PhD writes or has written for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California, for the Beverly Hills Courier, and since 2010 for the Underground Wine Letter. From 2007-2009  he taught at Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. Prior to that, he was the wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California — Los Angeles for seven years and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California and Wine Discoveries. Net. A Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, he is also a member of The Tasting Panel (formerly the Bon Appetit Tasting Panel) and is a Wine Host for CRN’s What’s Cooking Show.

Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Circle of Wine Writers (UK), and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Writers. Awarded a Wine Enthusiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the Culinary Institute of America, he is the author of the Wine Work Book, now in its 6th edition.

Dr. Fisher co-led a program for chefs and culinary students to the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and to wineries in Burgundy and Champagne in 2005. In June 2006 he again led a program, “Wine and Cuisine of Iberia,” to Spain and Portugal.  Future programs to wine regions are in the works.

In 2010, after numerous requests based on the huge success of the LA WineFest,  Dr. Fisher established the Santa Clarita WineFest, which just held its 3rd annual event to record audiences.

WWW.LAWINEFEST.COM


JESSICA ST. CLAIR & LENNON PARHAM STAR IN USA'S NEW COMEDY SERIES ‘PLAYING HOUSE’

Buddies on Screen and in Real Life, This Talented Duo are Playing House in USA's New Comedy Series.

This comedy writing team has worked together in the past staring in their first buddy comedy, Best Friends Forever on NBC in 2012. Now they’re back together staring in a series they created. In USA Network’s new comedy, Playing House they play childhood best friends who have shared countless adventures growing up and are now in store for one of their biggest adventures – raising a baby. When Maggie (Lennon Parham) discovers that her husband is having an online affair, Emma (Jessica St. Clair) gives up her burgeoning business career in China to stay in their hometown and help Maggie raise her baby. The women complement each other the way only best friends can, by facing the challenges of their past, present and future—together.

A multi-talented actress and writer, Jessica St. Clair initially gained notoriety performing at the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and Los Angeles. St. Clair has appeared in numerous features including, most recently, the critically praised independent films Afternoon Delight and Enough Said. One of her most memorable roles was in the blockbuster hit Bridesmaids in the unforgettable bridal salon food poisoning scene. On television, she currently has a recurring role on Veep and has also starred opposite Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines on In the Motherhood and has guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds,United States of Tara, as well as Parks and Recreation and The Office.

Lennon Parham appeared in the cast of Accidentally on Purpose opposite Jenna Elfman. Additionally, she has had memorable guest appearances on critically-acclaimed series including Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Funny or Die Presents (in the recurring "Lady Refs") as well as Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV. Parham has also appeared in the feature Confessions of a Shopaholic, and the independent films Splinterheads and Hysterical Psycho, a comedy-horror film by Dan Fogler. Her one-woman show, She Tried to Be Normal, ran in NY and LA and was selected for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival in 2009.

USANETWORK.COM/PLAYINGHOUSE


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 WEEKEND.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

4/24 LO BOSWORTH, THE HILLS, ANDY HUSBANDS, S. EPATHA MERKERSON, LAW & ORDER

LO BOSWORTH (LAUREN BOSWORTH) - ACTRESS, CHEF & AUTHOR 

Best know from MTV's "The Hills" and Author of "The Lo Down"  Lo is now an Chef in Training and she will be talking about cooking with Pumpkin - From TV to the Table - Lo Bosworth Talks Pumpkin: Super-flexible Superfood Is More than Meets the Pie

From reality star to author to chef-in-training, Lo Bosworth has become a jack of all trades and knows her stuff when it comes to food, fashion, beauty and décor. In her current role as student at The International Culinary Center she is challenged to consistently produce exceptional cuisine and fine tune her culinary prowess. But cooking great food is not the only task of current catering; healthy ingredients are becoming increasingly important in modern food trends.

 An easy way to boost the health factor in many dishes while adding great texture, taste and nutrition is by adding pumpkin. Lo will show your viewers how to replace the fat with pumpkin in many recipes as a delicious way to reduce calories. No longer just for holiday pies, Lo will discuss how to incorporate this surprisingly flexible superfood into delicious recipes that everyone will love year round.

About Lo Bosworth: Lauren Bosworth, better known as Lo, first appeared on television in season one of the reality-drama Laguna Beach and went on to star in MTV’s The Hills. Bosworth graduated from UCLA with a degree in Art History. She later launched a lifestyle website, TheLoDown.com and co-founded Revelry House, resources for the modern hostess. She is a best-selling author, executive producer, and culinary student at The International Culinary Center.

TheLoDown.com


ANDY HUSBANDS - CHEF, RESTAURATEUR  AND TV PERSONALITY – NEW BOOK, GRILL TO PERFECTION

Veteran barbecue champions Andy Husbands and Chris Hart break the mold by offering a wide range of incredible new dishes for the grill—both coal and gas—that promise to wow family and friends with new taste sensations.
This book is for the adventurous backyard griller tired of the same old sauces and craving new flavors. Andy and Chris take influences from lesser-known but delicious styles in the US. They introduce key international dishes like sweet Korean barbecue; spicy Sichuan chicken sticks and Caribbean jerk ribs. This is an incredible collection of grilling recipes—perfection hot off the grill.

In this book, Chris and Andy serve up new and incredible backyard culinary adventures, the perfect gift for the outdoor cook in your neighborhood.

Andy Husbands is a chef, restaurateur, author and television personality. Currently, he is executive chef/owner of the restaurants Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel in Boston’s South End. He came into the national spotlight in 2009 as a contestant on Season 6 of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.

WWW.TREMONT647.COM


EPATHA MERKERSON - AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS


An Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP Award winner, S. Epatha Merkerson has won critical acclaim for her brilliant work in theatre, film and television.

S. Epatha got her start with guest appearances on The Cosby Show and Frasier, as well as numerous TV films, before landing the role of Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC’s Law & Order. In sixteen years on the show, she appeared in more episodes than any other cast member during the series' run and holds the distinction of being the longest-running African-American character on a primetime television series. S. Epatha can now be seen hosting TV One’s Find Our Missing and is also recurring on NBC’s Deception opposite Meagan Good.

Eleven years ago, S. Epatha got an important wake-up call when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After her diagnosis, she decided to get serious about her health by working with her doctor to come up with a diabetes management plan that was right for her, including the right diet, exercise and medications to help her meet her A1C goal.

Because her brother also has the condition, and both her father and grandmother died from complications of diabetes, S. Epatha has seen firsthand how the disease can change your life, and has been committed to getting to her A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol goals.

That’s why S. Epatha is now working with Merck on the America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals program to encourage other people living with type 2 diabetes to join in her in pledging to know their A1C and work with their doctor to set and attain their own blood sugar goals.

AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4/23 LARRY LIPSON, APOLO OHNO, OLYMPICS

LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.




APOLO OHNO - EIGHT-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALIST SPEED SKATER AND OLYMPIC HOST OF THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS

Eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno discusses his role as host of Minute to Win It on GSN and recaps his experience as Olympic host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. He'll also touch base on his role as International Ambassador of the Special Olympics.

Apolo Ohno - After a successful career in short-track speedskating, Ohno made his debut in endurance sports with a 3:25 finish at the 2011 New York City Marathon, which is only one-third of the disciplines he will face at the IRONMAN World Championship in October. While speedskating and endurance sports both require mental focus, which Ohno is known for, his success will depend on him mastering and combining three sports: swimming, biking and running.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4/22 CHRIS HARRISON, THE BACHELOR, DR. BBQ, RAY LAMPE

CHRIS HARRISON - RELATIONSHIP EXPERT & HOST OF ABC'S HIT SERIES “THE BACHELOR” & “THE BACHELORETTE” 

A MAN WHO’S BEEN HELPING OTHERS FIND LOVE FOR MANY YEARS – CERTAINLY KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION.  THAT MAN IS RELATIONSHIP EXPERT AND TV HOST CHRIS HARRISON .  TODAY HE JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES OF MAKING A LASTING IMPRESSION…

Chris Harrison is host of ABC's hit romance/reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” An 18-season veteran of one of the networks highest rated shows, Harrison is a fan-favorite, helping contestants navigate true love. Harrison is host of TV Guide Network’s daily one-hour entertainment news show, HOLLYWOOD 411. Earlier in his career, Harrison co-hosted TV Guide Network’s coverage of the 2008 Golden Globes and Oscars, E!'s 2006 coverage of the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, ABC’s Citrus Bowl Parade and the Miss America Pageant in 2004. Harrison also hosted HGTV's “Designer's Challenge,” which has consistently been one of the network's highest rated shows.  Harrison continues to advance in the entertainment industry through a variety of professional endeavors. The versatile Harrison has garnered acting roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” His feature film appearances include “Bounce,” “Showtime” and, most recently, portraying himself in the comedy “Date Movie.” Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his tenure there, he held roles as reporter, sportscaster and weekend sportscaster, and covered hard news stories as well including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building, an event which profoundly affected his perspective on life and career.  A Dallas, Texas native, Harrison attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. In his spare time, Harrison still plays soccer and has become addicted to golf.

PERIO.ORG


DR. BBQ RAY LAMPE - CALLING ALL GRILLERS: DR. BBQ OFFERS TIPS TO EXPAND YOUR SUMMERTIME GRILLING MENU

It may just be the start of spring, but it’s never too early to start thinking of summer and the delicious foods and flavors that come to mind when it’s grilling time. To get prepared for prime grilling season, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe is available to offer tips to backyard chefs that will make their summer sizzle with perfection and keep their guests coming back for more.

This summer, the National Pork Board is on a quest to find America’s Top #ChopGriller. Seven out of 10 backyard chefs consider themselves to be “better than average” at grilling, so it’s the perfect time for your listeners to show off their chops – their pork chops, that is. Pork fans and grilling enthusiasts alike are invited to share their secret about what makes their chop rise to the top for a chance to be named America’s Top #ChopGriller. For information about the contest, visit PorkBeinspired.com.

Ray Lampe grew up in Chicago and after high school spent 25 years in the family trucking business. In 2000 the trucking business had run its course, and it was time for Ray to try something new. He had been participating in BBQ cook-offs as a hobby since 1982, so he decided to take a leap and turn his hobby into a career. In 2000 Ray moved to Florida and began his career as an outdoor cooking expert.    Ray has written seven cookbooks and is currently working on his eighth. He has appeared on the Food Network, E! News, HGTV & CNN, and has been featured in People, Food & Wine Magazine & USA Today.
Interview Source: National Pork Board

Monday, April 21, 2014

4/21 COLMAN ANDREWS, MY USUAL TABLE: A LIFE IN RESTAURANTS, LAURY POLAND, FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY

COLMAN ANDREWS - MY USUAL TABLE - A LIFE IN RESTAURANTS

From food writer, James Beard award-winning cookbook author, and co-founder of Saveur magazine, Colman Andrews, comes MY USUAL TABLE: A Life in Restaurants (Ecco; April 2014), a vivid memoir of a life lived in food. From his Hollywood childhood through his days in the music business, his first forays into restaurant reviewing, and his ever-evolving career as a food writer and magazine editor — not to mention the course of his obsessive traveling and complicated personal life — Andrews has seen the world mostly from the dining room. In MY USUAL TABLE, he interweaves his own story with intimate tales of the seminal restaurants and the great chefs and restaurateurs of our time who are emblematic of the revolutions large and small that have forever transformed the way we eat, cook, and feel about food.

In sixteen chapters, each anchored by the story of his love affair with a cherished restaurant, Andrews evokes the unforgettable meals he has eaten over a lifetime, and the remarkable people with whom he has shared them, tracing the evolution not just of our restaurants but our whole food culture. Beginning with a post-war childhood spent at Chasen’s, the glamorous Old Hollywood hangout where studio heads and celebrities rubbed shoulders, Andrews charts a course through the 60’s, when both he and Americans at large fell for the novel “ethnic” food at spots like neo-Polynesian Trader Vic’s or Mexican institution El Coyote. As Andrews began traveling for his writing and magazine career in the 70’s and 80’s, he spent countless hours in the family run cafés of Paris and trattorias of Rome. The timeless dishes so common on their menus, focused on local and seasonal ingredients, would not only come to profoundly influence Andrews’ palate, but also transform the American foodscape forever. In a STARRED review, Publishers Weekly says:

“A fond salute to many of his favorite culinary haunts marks this charming autobiographical omnibus by accomplished cookbook author, longtime reviewer, and cofounder of Saveur, Andrews. In his lively, frank prose, Andrews unfurls a lifetime of intuitive restaurant searching… Since many of these restaurants have vanished in the fumes of time, Andrews offers no less than a veritable historical trove.”

From Andrews’s usual table, he has watched the growth of nouvelle cuisine and fusion cuisine; the explosion of the organic and locavore movements; the rise of nose-to-tail eating; and so-called “molecular gastronomy.” The bistros, brasseries, and cafes he has loved have not only influenced culinary trends at home and abroad, but represent the changing history and culture of food in America and Western Europe. And all along, Andrews has been there right there in the dining room, menu in one hand and notebook in the other.


LAURY POLAND - FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY TOURISM MARKETING ASSOCIATION

The Finger Lakes are a wonderful year-round five season destination.  Experience the beauty and history of glass at The Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Picnic in a quiet vineyard, experience the skies like never before in a sailplane at the National Soaring Museum or celebrate your favorite Vino during the Finger Lakes Wine Month in May. From water sports to wine tours, there is something for everyone when you vacation in Finger Lakes in spring or summer. Experience the rich beauty of your surroundings and the exciting rush of activities available to you in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

The destination would be the perfect fit for CRN because it is not far from the Canadian border and boasts a number of experience for the adventure lover, wine lover, families with kids of all ages and more.

www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com

Friday, April 18, 2014

4/18 CHEF ANGELA LIDDON, THE O SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK, AMY MATTHEWS, HGTV’S “RENOVATION RAIDER"

CHEF ANGELA LIDDON - THE O SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK

A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling for a decade with an eating disorder, Angela vowed to change her diet - and her life - once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she'd been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, Oh She Glows, which is now an internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web.

This is Angela’s long-awaited debut cookbook, with a treasure trove of more than a hundred mouth-watering, wholesome recipes – from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes – all packed with flavor. From rich and hearty entrees like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta to decadent desserts such as Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone. The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes recipes free of common food allergens – with more than ninety gluten-free recipes – and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains, too!

Whether you are a vegan, “vegan-curious,” or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

ohsheglows.com


AMY MATTHEWS - HGTV’S “RENOVATION RAIDER” AND HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT SHARES DIY PROJECTS   

Spring is a great time for homeowners to take a fresh look at their surroundings, roll up their sleeves and make improvements inside and outside the home. After the winter we’ve had, there’s a good chance many homes are in need of a tune-up.

Your exterior may have taken a bit of a beating from heavy snow and ice. And if you like to entertain during the warm weather months, Amy will recommend the best ways to restore your deck or patio.
Right now is a great time to prune and fertilize in preparation for a new gardening season. Amy will share her favorite plants for an array of spaces and varying climates. Whether humid, dry or somewhere in between, your “green thumb” is within reach.

ABOUT AMY: With a passion for innovation, architecture, design, and education, Amy Matthews has followed her dream and is changing how people view one of their most important investments in life – their home. Amy inspires people to tackle just about any home improvement task as she hosts shows on HGTV and DIY, including Renovation Raiders, Sweat Equity, Bathroom Renovations, Blog Cabin, and This New House. Throughout her career, she has undertaken every home improvement job imaginable, from wielding a sledgehammer to overseeing construction of complete home builds. Her shows remain popular because of her willingness to take on any project and break it down for even novices to understand.

WWW.CHASE.COM/FREEDOM

Thursday, April 17, 2014

4/17 STEPHANIE HONIG, HONIG WINES, LINDSAY CLENDANIEL, SCOOP ADVENTURES: THE BEST ICE CREAM OF THE 50 STATES

STEPHANIE HONIG - HONIG WINES

Stephanie Honig was born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While attending FIU she also spent time in Europe, studying at the Oxford Brookes University in England. She then moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Sales Manager for Marriott Corporation.

In 2000, she moved to New York to pursue a career in the wine industry, working as a Sales Manager for Clicquot, Inc., and for Rudd Winery as the Eastern Regional Sales Manger. In 2005, she earned the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Higher Certificate and the WSET Diploma. She left Rudd in 2006 to import her own wine brand from Argentina. She also taught wine classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and at Florida International University.

In 2006, she moved to the Napa Valley and married Michael Honig. Stephanie travels the globe developing Honig’s international and national presence, and handles the public relations for the family business. She serves on the Public Relations Committee, the Marketing Committee and the International Ambassadors Committee at the Napa Valley Vintners.  She is active in raising funds for mental health and for Type 1 diabetes research.  She lives on the Honig property in Rutherford with her husband Michael, their daughters Sophia and Lola, son Sebastian, and their dogs Raisin and Kota.

www.honigwine.com


LINDSAY CLENDANIEL - SCOOP ADVENTURES: THE BEST ICE CREAM OF THE 50 STATES

Make Ice Cream From the Best Creameries in the Country In the Comfort of Your Own Kitchen!
What if you could have the greatest ice cream flavors from any of the 50 states in your kitchen? With Scoop Adventures, you'll have the recipes from the best shops in New York, Maryland, Illinois, Hawaii and everywhere in between. Lindsay Clendaniel, creator of Scoop Adventures, has found the best creameries from across the country and adapted their authentic recipes so you can make them in your own ice cream maker for your friends and family.

With over 80 recipes from all over the US, tried and tested for your kitchen, there is sure to be a flavor for every mood and every taste preference. With the stories behind the flavors, colorful photos of the shops and most importantly, tasty and one-of-a-kind recipes, you'll have everything you need to scoop your way across America's best flavors.

Lindsay Clendaniel is an avid ice cream maker and author of the ice cream recipe blog - Scoop Adventures. Lindsay's love of ice cream began as a young child. She fondly remembers making trips to the local ice cream stand; the excitement of picking the flavor, the sweet and creamy taste, the cool ice cream dripping down her hand as she licked the cone. Her love for ice cream has taken her to more ice cream shops that she can count. Enjoying various scoops throughout her childhood quickly translated into a passion for all things ice cream as an adult. After eating ice cream made by other people for nearly 30 years, Lindsay decided to buy an ice cream maker of her own. With each new batch of ice cream, she set out to create a flavor that was more interesting or more intriguing than the last. Lindsay decided to share her creations with the world, and in 2009 the Scoop Adventures blog was born.

As she kept churning scoops and writing blog posts, word got out about Lindsay's blog and her obsession with ice cream. People started to take notice and soon enough she was approached to write the Scoop Adventures cookbook, which features a collection of recipes from shop owners who are passionate about their homemade product as well as original creations from Lindsay. She is excited to see what the ice cream world will bring her in the future!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4/16 LARRY LIPSON, CHEF WILLIAM CARTER, PLAYBOY MANSION

LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA


For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies. 



Chef William Carter – Executive Chef for the Playboy Mansion


Mr. William S. Bloxsom-Carter is the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. He has been creating extraordinary food and exclusive wine offerings for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion parties for over 26 years to 100,000 guests annually.

Chef Carter’s philosophy is to bring out the best flavors in food products from beginning to end with minimal intervention and uncompromising standards.

At the Playboy Mansion, Chef Carter has developed an internship/externship program with culinary schools nationwide. The program has garnered an exceptional reputation as the preeminent host facility for students. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4/15 JEREMY WILKINSON, SPECIAL WINES DIRECT, TESS MASTERS, THE BLENDER GIRL

JEREMY WILKINSON – SPECIAL WINES DIRECT  

Jeremy joins Mike and Paul in studio to talk about special wine imports and his vast knowledge of Australian and Foreign wines and their uses.

Limited availability wines, specially selected from around the world-direct to your door. Shop by Wine Origin, Wine Type, or Price Point to find a great range of prices and unique wines that are not available elsewhere.

SPECIALWINESDIRECT.COM
www.facebook.com/SpecialWines 



TESS MASTERS - THE BLENDER GIRL COOKBOOK SUPER-EASY, SUPER-HEALTHY MEALS, SNACKS, DESSERTS & DRINKS

Healthy fast food has a new superhero! Tess Masters (aka, The Blender Girl) is bringing health-consciousness to foodies with style. On her wildly popular recipe blog, she shares easy plant-based recipes that anyone can whip up quickly using a blender. Tess’s much-anticipated debut cookbook, The Blender Girl, presents a solution to time-starved lives with what she calls a “phenomenal machine.” The versatility of recipes creates mouth-watering masteries. Tess offers 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes that are healthy whole-food concoctions to nourish our bodies as well as send our taste buds on a rollercoaster of flavors.

Tess’s lively, down-to-earth approach has attracted over a million fans looking for quick and fun ways to prepare healthy food. She relies on natural flavors and sweeteners, while incorporating many recipes that are also raw and nut-, soy-, corn-, and sugar-free. The Blender Girl offers not only recipes, but food education with nut-milk cheat sheets, soaking and sprouting charts, and nutrient guides. Tess doesn’t stop with just traditional blender creation – she takes it to a whole new level with snacks, salads, soups, appetizers, and desserts.

Australian-born Tess Masters now lives in Los Angeles and is a cook, writer, actor, and voiceover artist. As a presenter and recipe developer, Tess has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Chow, Epicurious, and All Recipes. She has also contributed to Vegetarian Times and Gorgeously Green.

TESSMASTERS.COM

Monday, April 14, 2014

4/14 MARCO TURELLI, GALE GAND'S LUNCH COOKBOOK, WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE

MARCO TURELLI - CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine tastes, rates and reviews wines, spirits and beers for publication in our magazine and Web site.

The newly redesigned Wine Enthusiast Magazine is back this month with even more lifestyle coverage! The April issue covers a variety of epicurean adventures from highlighting the golden age of classic chianti to a breakdown of trending party savers to the "Recipe of the Month: Banh Mi" and even a piece on the salty side of cocktails.  This issue further showcases the publication's dedication to its FRESH and lifestyle focused revamp.

The new Wine Enthusiast (winemag.com) now delivers the best of epicurean culture through engaging and compelling content that is entertaining and “of the moment.” The new, fresh look better reflects the audience of contemporary wine drinkers while continuing to provide insights readers won’t find anywhere else. We are thrilled to continue to spread the word on this outlet's cover-to cover revamp!

www.winemag.com


GALE GAND – AWARD WINNING CHEF TV PERSONALITY & AUTHOR - GALE GAND’S LUNCH COOKBOOK

This book offers plenty of fun and creative ideas for making lunch the new dinner; with an array of simple recipes for lunchtime snacks, pastas, salads, sandwiches, soups and more.

Gale Gand is a James Beard Award–winning chef, cooking teacher, cofounder of the world-renowned restaurant TRU in Chicago, the former host of Sweet Dreams, a long-running Food Network baking show, a mom of three, and an expert lunch packer. She has appeared on Iron Chef America, Baking with Julia, and Oprah, and served as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts. She is the author of seven previous cookbooks, including Gale Gand’s Brunch!, Gale Gand’s Just a Bite, and Chocolate and Vanilla. She also has her own root beer company and has recently opened a new restaurant, Spritz Burger, featuring bubbles (sodas), burgers, and brunch.

www.galegand.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

4/11 ALEXIS WALSKO, PARRANO CHEESE, JIM FOX, PATINE CELLARS, LA KINGS, NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY, DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS AT SEA

ALEXIS WALSKO FROM PARRANO CHEESE - NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY IS ON  4/12            

One-of-a-Kind Cheese - Parrano is aged for five months, developing its nutty  Parmigiano-Reggiano flavors while maintaining the firm, smooth texture of a young Gouda. This perfect combination brings you the best of both worlds: a cheese that is full of flavor and versatile enough to cut, grate and melt.

Who will make the world’s tastiest grilled cheese?

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, we are in search of the most creative and delicious grilled cheese concoction our cheese lovers can come up with! Use our interactive grilled cheese builder and your recipe could be one of the top finalists. Once finalists are chosen, the public can begin voting for their favorite via Facebook.
Only one can win but everyone will enjoy!

www.parrano.com


Jim Fox - Patine Cellars

As a professional athlete, everything is about wins and losses, and even though this intense competition is extremely rewarding, I realized after retiring from the NHL that wine brought me something that was very different, but just as fulfilling.  A games’ final score can be so “black and white,” and while wine is scored and rated, it is the many various intangible rewards that I have grown to love.  Wine is about the art, the process and the creation, as much as it is about the results.  It brings the day-to-day challenge of striving for the best but also offers the artistic element of working alongside Mother Nature.  Wine’s intrigue is so encompassing that I literally can’t wait for the next chance to create something special with critically acclaimed winemaker Mike Smith -- and taste that next glass of Patiné!

Jim has been with the Los Angeles Kings organization since 1980. After a successful 10 year playing career with the Los Angeles Kings, Jim reached as high as 5th on the Kings all-time points list and currently sits 9th. In 1990, he continued off-ice as the team’s director of community relations and, subsequently, as an Emmy Award-winning TV analyst.

Jim and wife Susie discovered their love of wine enjoying special moments with family and friends. These experiences inspired Jim to become a diligent student of wine, including frequent trips to the world’s top wine regions of Europe and California.

As co-founder of Patiné Cellars, Jim actively manages daily business operations including the direction of sales, marketing and production.

www.patinecellars.com


DAVE KOZ – DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS AT SEA: CRUISE OF A LIFETIME 

Dave Koz and Friends at Sea
September 5 - 12, 2014 - Royal Caribbean - Radiance of the Seas
Vancouver, BC • Skagway • Tracy Arm Fjord • Juneau • Ketchikan, Alaska

Nine-time GRAMMY nominee Dave Koz remembers the first record he ever purchased Tower of Powers 1974 album, Back To Oakland. It had a powerful impact on him, as his latest album "Summer Horns" shows. Teaming up with three of his most talented and trusted colleagues Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair Koz revisited the music that made him want to pick up the saxophone in the first place: classic tracks from Tower of Power and other brassy juggernauts that ruled the airwaves from the late 1960s through the 70s bands like Sly & the Family Stone, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears.

Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for Koz. Hes played with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. Hes become a platinum-selling artist with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.

Born and raised in Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, Dave initially just saw the saxophone as a way to help him gain entry into his big brothers band. What began as a ploy became a lifelong obsession. After graduating from UCLA, Koz decided to become a professional musician. Within weeks of that decision, he was recruited as a touring member of Bobby Caldwells band. It was during this time that Koz befriended keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who invited Koz to come play on one of his tours. That stint was followed by a fourteen-month tour with pop singer Richard Marx.

Signed to Capitol Records by Bruce Lundvall, Koz released his self-titled solo debut album in 1990. This was the first in a body of best-selling work, which includes the gold-certified Lucky Man (1993), Off The Beaten Path (1996), and the holiday-themed albums December Makes Me Feel This Way (1997) and Dave Koz & Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas (2001). His gold-certified fifth album, The Dance (1999), spawned no less than five Top 5 contemporary jazz hits. Saxophonic (2003) produced another four Top 5 singles and garnered Koz two Grammy nominations spanning two consecutive years.

In 2007, Koz released two chart-topping collections of standards. At The Movies, his lush, romantic celebration of timeless melodies from cinema, spent 12 weeks atop Billboards Top Contemporary Jazz chart. Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category. Memories Of A Winters Night, a festive collection of holiday standards, hit No. 1 on Billboards Top Contemporary Jazz chart in December 2007. Dave Koz At The Movies Double Feature CD + DVD followed in early 2008, which featured the At The Movies CD with two never-before-released bonus audio tracks, a new DVD and a track-by-track commentary.

Capitol Records released Dave Koz Greatest Hits, his first-ever retrospective album, in the fall of 2008 and it debuted at No. 1 on both Billboards Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes Jazz Album chart. The collection included many of Kozs smash singles including Castle of Dreams, Cant Let You Go featuring the late Luther Vandross, Together Again, Honey-Dipped and All I See Is You plus four new brand new songs. Lead single Life In The Fast Lane, which Koz co-wrote with writer/producer Darren Rahn, spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the R&R Monitored Smooth Jazz chart. It was followed by the Top 5 single Bada Bing.

Hello Tomorrow Daves first album for Concord Records debuted at No. 1 on both Billboards Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes Jazz Album chart and was named the Best Smooth Jazz Album of 2010 by iTunes. The CD was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Hailed as an event record by The New York Times, its lead single, Put The Top Down, spent 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Mediabase Smooth A/C chart the longest stint at No. 1 of any of Kozs chart-topping hits. Ultimate Christmas, featuring 18 perennial holiday classics performed by Koz, bowed in 2011 on Capitol/EMI. Live at the Blue Note Tokyo, Kozs first-ever live CD, was released by Concord Records in 2012 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Koz and his friends Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair turned to producer Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, George Benson, June Tabor, Boney James) to help them realize the vision for Summer Horns (2013, Concord Records). The album also features trumpeter/flugelhornist Rick Braun, trombonist Brian Culbertson, vocalists Michael McDonald, Jeffrey Osborne and Jonathan Butler plus arrangements by Greg Adams (Tower of Power) and Tom Scott. Topping it off is a sax-only rendition of Take Five with Gordon Goodwin offering his arrangement to the quartet and a new original composition, Summer Horns. The album was honored with a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album and an NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album.

Dave is constantly touring, with annual summer and holiday tours, and Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruises. He also continues to flex his mass-communications muscles as a radio personality. On the weekends, he hosts the syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show now in its 19th year and airing in approximately 50 markets.

As an entrepreneur, Koz founded Rendezvous Entertainment. As a philanthropist, he has served for 19 years as global ambassador for the Starlight Childrens Foundation. Dave recently partnered with premium Santa Barbara winemaker Terravant, Whole Foods Market and California Pizza Kitchen to introduce four new types of KOZ wines. He is donating all his proceeds from KOZ wines to help Starlight continue its vital mission. Koz completed a four-year term on the Grammy Foundation Artists Committee, has served as National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and is an ongoing member of the Board Of Governors for the Grammy Foundation.

To this day, Koz is transfixed by the sound of summer horns that swept him away nearly 40 years ago and as he continues his efforts as an instrumental music advocate hes living proof that the opportunities are limitless when you shoot for the stars and are armed with your favorite instrument.

davekoz.com
www.davekozcruise.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4/10 KATHERINE ALFORD, FOOD NETWORK, THE CHOPPED COOKBOOK, LES KINCAID, WINES DU JOUR

KATHERINE ALFORD - SENIOR VP OF CULINARY FOR FOOD NETWORK AND COOKING CHANNEL - THE CHOPPED COOKBOOK

If you’ve ever looked in your fridge, hoping for inspiration to strike, let The Chopped Cookbook help you shake up weeknight dinners. Just as each basket on Chopped has many appetizing possibilities, so, too, do the contents of your refrigerator.

By showing you how to spin your favorite ingredients into 188 fun, doable, and delicious recipes—including go-to guides for making pan sauces and dressings, four-ingredient market baskets that can take you in many tasty directions, and ways to reinvent simple pasta dinners—the culinary masterminds at Food Network set you up for mealtime victory every night.

Katherine is the Senior Vice President of Culinary for Food Network and Cooking Channel.  She oversees all of the culinary projects, recipe testing and developing, and oversees a staff of 30 culinary professionals who specialize in TV food production, food styling, location cooking, recipe and product development, research and catering.

WWW.FOODNETWORK.COM


LES KINCAID – WINES DU JOUR EVERY THUSDAY AT 7PM PT

Wines Du Jour has weathered the test of time with great panache and continues to offer a playful yet impactful weekly food and wine menu for its listeners and invited guests alike. We are offering fine choices of wines that are paired with quality food at each of the current weeks host upscale restaurant. Every week, for well over eleven years, Wines Du Jour has set the stage for a featured winery and three of their wines. Everyone will have an opportunity to taste and compare these wines in a somewhat informal setting.

This syndicated program will engage all of your senses while adding to your wine and even your food knowledge. The goal is always to offer a broadcast that will be informative to both the listener and the invited guests at the event including both the novice and wine expert. As an executive Chef, educator, Las Vegas wineau, cookbook author and Lifestyle expert, Les Kincaid shares recipes, offers resources and tips to help make your everyday enjoyment of food and wine a bit more delicious.

leskincaid.com

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

4/9 TYLER LABINE, HULU, DEADBEAT, JEFFREY WEISS, CHARCUTERÍA: THE SOUL OF SPAIN

TYLER LABINE - COMEDY ACTOR STARS IN HULU ORIGINAL SERIES...DEADBEAT

In Deadbeat, which premieres April 9, Tyler — who’s starred in TV series such as Reaper, Boston Legal and Animal Practice as well as the blockbuster hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes — stars as Kevin, a NYC medium who helps ghosts resolve their unfinished business; Cat plays celebrity psychic Camomile White whose talents may not be as genuine as she claims.
So You Think You Can Dance Host Cat Deeley and Comedy Actor Tyler Labine Star in Hulu Original Series... DEADBEAT

In the quirky new supernatural comedy Deadbeat, which premiered on Hulu on April 9, Tyler Labine stars as Kevin, a hapless New York City medium trying to help ghosts settle their unfinished business. Cat Deeley makes her scripted comedy debut as the celebrity psychic Camomile White, who has parlayed her talent into a business empire.

Tyler Labine starred in the CW hit drama Reaper, the ABC series Boston Legal and Invasion, as well as the NBC sitcom Animal Practice. He’ll next star in the Fox series Guidance with Ryan Reynolds. His big-screen credits include The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (he played James Franco’s lab assistant Franklin who inadvertently spread the virus that caused the end of mankind), My Boss’ Daughter and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

***“Deadbeat” is now available for on-demand viewing on Hulu.com***

 
JEFFREY WEISS - CHARCUTERÍA: THE SOUL OF SPAIN

Charcutería: The Soul of Spain is the first book to introduce authentic Spanish butchering and meat-curing techniques to the American market. Included are more than 100 traditional Spanish recipes, straightforward illustrations providing easy-to-follow steps for amateur and professional butchers, and gorgeous full-color photography of savory dishes, Iberian countrysides, and centuries-old Spanish cityscapes.

Author Jeffrey Weiss has written an entertaining, extravagantly detailed guide on Spain's unique cuisine and its history of charcutería, which is deservedly becoming more celebrated on the global stage. While Spain stands cheek-to-jowl with other great cured-meat-producing nations like Italy and France, the charcuterie traditions of Spain are perhaps the least understood of this trifecta. Americans have most likely never tasted the sheer eye-rolling deliciousness that is cured Spanish meats: chorizo, the garlic-and-pimentón-spiked ambassador of Spanish cuisine; morcilla, the family of blood sausages flavoring regional cuisine from Barcelona to Badajoz; and jamón, the acorn-scented, modern-day crown jewel of Spain's charcutería legacy.

Charcutería: The Soul of Spain is a collection of delicious recipes, uproarious anecdotes, and time-honored Spanish culinary traditions. The author has amassed years of experience working with the cured meat traditions of Spain, and this book will surely become a standard guide for both professional and home cooks.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4/8 PATRICK DAWSON, VINTAGE BEER, ELLEN MILLER, BETTER HOMES & GARDENS, BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS

PATRICK DAWSON - AUTHOR AND BEER AFICIONADO - VINTAGE BEER: A TASTER’S GUIDE TO BREWS THAT IMPROVE OVER TIME

VINTAGE BEER is not what's left over from the case after the cookout.  There are beers and ales that improve with age, much like fine wine: Barleywines, Imperial Stouts, Belgian Quads, Flanders Red Ales.  They are (relatively) inexpensive and can be found in any high end liquor store.  And the beer that costs $2/bottle today will be worth more than ten times that in a year or two.  Talk about a liquid investment!

Sure, that Bud or Coors Light is better now than it will be next week, but all that it will give you is a big gut and a hangover.

You can make an investment in VINTAGE BEER - beer that starts great and winds up sublime.
Like good wine, certain beers can be aged under the right conditions, a process that enhances and changes their flavors in interesting and delicious ways. Good candidates for aging are high-alcohol brews, bottle-conditioned beers with yeast in the bottle, barleywines, lambics, and winter ales. Patrick Dawson explains how to identify a cellar-worthy beer, how to plan and set up a beer cellar, what to look for when tasting vintage beers, and the fascinating science behind the aging process. He also includes a comprehensive buying guide to help you select already-aged beers (from the readily available to the tantalizingly rare) to enjoy as your own collection is aging.

WWW.PDAWSON.COM


ELLEN MILLER - FASHION AND BEAUTY DIRECTOR OF BETTER HOMES & GARDENS - 6TH ANNUAL BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS FOR 2014

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS SHARES THEIR 6TH ANNUAL BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS FOR 2014 - 80,000 Americans Voted on 294 Products– Find Out Which Ones Made the List!

According to the American Shopper Study conducted by Better Homes and Gardens magazine and BrandSpark International, sixty-eight percent of shoppers are actually willing to postpone making purchases until they spot a good deal. But how do you know which products are a steal and which ones you should skip? Better Homes and Gardens and BrandSpark International, an independent market research firm, have announced the winners of their Sixth Annual Best New Product Awards, which is the leading consumer-voted packaged goods awards program in North America.  They surveyed 80,000 consumers to find out which products people liked the most and would buy again. In addition to the winning products, the American Shopper Study uncovered some valuable shopping statistics, such as:

76% of American shoppers like trying new products, with 72% saying they look for new products that will make their life easier.
Roughly 70% of Americans say they would be willing to pay more for a new product if it was better than the current selection of similar products.
76% of Americans say they are always looking for ways to reduce spending on everyday items and 68% say they often postpone making purchases until they spot a good deal.
66% of shoppers believe that research and development is regularly leading to better beauty products

For 2014, there are 91 winning products and in interviews on Tuesday, April 8th, Ellen Miller, Fashion and Beauty Director of Better Homes and Gardens will share her favorite beauty, health, and personal care winners including American shopper’s picks for the best new products, like the Best Face Serum,the Best Teeth Whitening Kit and the Best Hair Conditioner– all to help you shop smarter and find products that get results without breaking the bank.

Ellen Miller is the Fashion and Beauty Director of Better Homes & Gardens (BHG) magazine. Before joining BHG in 2011, Miller most recently served as the Beauty Director at SHAPE where she was responsible for beauty content in the print and digital editions. Miller began her career as a fashion assistant at GQ, and got a beauty education at her next positions at Allure. She has served as a beauty and fashion expert on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, The Better Show, The Dr. Steve Show, NY Live and for local television news programs across the country. Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. She lives in New York City.

WWW.BHG.COM
BESTNEWPRODUCTAWARDS.COM

Monday, April 7, 2014

04/07 CHEF ALEX GUARNASCHELLI, JEFF ANDREWS

FOOD NETWORK STAR, IRON CHEF, AUTHOR AND WORLD-RENOWNED EXECUTIVE CHEF AT BUTTER RESTAURANT ALEX GUARNASCHELLI JOINS THE SHOW!

Alex Guarnaschelli is a "celebrity" chef and executive chef at New York City's Butter restaurant. She appears as a television personality on the Food Network shows Chopped, Iron Chef America, All Star Family Cook-off, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. She hosts Alex's Day Off and The Cooking Loft on Food Network and Cooking Channel. In 2012, she was crowned America's Next Iron Chef on Iron Chef America, currently the only woman with that distinction and only the second female ever to obtain that TV honor.

In 2013, Guarnaschelli's first cookbook was published. Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook. She mixes autobiographical details with recipes that she has loved during her life as a cook adapted for the home.

Alex recently launched a global initiative with Glad Food Protection products to help eliminate food waste titled Save It Sunday.

alexguarnaschelli.com
www.butterrestaurant.com
www.SaveItSunday.com


JEFF ANDREWS - CELEBRITY DESIGNER HELPS ADD ‘STAR POWER’ TO HOMES - NATIONAL PAINTING WEEK GETS UNDERWAY (APRIL 7-13)

Jeff Andrews works with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including the Kardashians, Ryan Seacrest and America Ferrera. For a wide-range of clients, Jeff creates sophisticated, livable interiors infused with color and personality. Inspired by the look of top celebrity homes, Jeff will help us learn how to create ourown dream spaces during the third annual National Painting Week, taking place April 7-13. From color inspiration to decorating ideas to painting techniques, Jeff will show us how to add star power to our homes.

Internationally celebrated interior designer Jeff Andrews creates sophisticated and livable interiors for families and celebrities alike. Jeff is skilled at pushing creative boundaries in ways that respect and redefine traditional design aesthetics. His innovative and refreshing approach makes him one of the most sought-after interior designers in the industry, and his ability to visualize and interpret the needs of a diverse range of clients is unmatched. His long list of celebrity clients includes Ryan Seacrest, Michael C. Hall, Lamar and Khloe Odom, Bruce and Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian. Jeff Andrews’ interiors are stunning achievements in their beauty, comfort, and livability. What sets Jeff Andrews apart in the world of interior design is his natural talent for taking bold design concepts and infusing them with warmth, sophistication, and most importantly, a sense of home. His concept of high design is quality, function, and comfort executed with the most aesthetically pleasing elements and modern amenities. Inspired by his Southern California upbringing, Andrews and his team create interior and exterior spaces with equal magic. Jeff’s attention to detail and demand for excellence is reflected is his top-notch group of master craftspeople and artisans. The meticulous contribution of everyone on a Jeff Andrews-Design project ensures the end result exceeds his clients’ expectations. His dedication to his clients and the achievement of their design goals is Jeff’s main priority. The collaborative process helps to define a vision that works within their lifestyles, needs and dreams.

Friday, April 4, 2014

4/04 CARLA HALL, CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS, THE CHEW, SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, STEVE EVANS

CARLA HALL – AUTHOR, CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS: FAVORITE DISHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD 

Carla Hall - CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS: Favorite Dishes from Around the World by Top Chef & The Chew’s popular TV host Carla Hall (Atria Books, $29.99, April 1, 2014). Featuring 130 recipes with new variations on soulful favorites, this cookbook covers the culinary globe on an ingenious, delicious mission: to capture the international flavors of comfort.

Comfort food is universal. It’s also delicious, particularly when cooked up by The Chew co-host and Top Chef fan favorite Carla Hall. With a flair for classic American comfort food, especially from the South, Carla brings her quirky and fun-loving style to every recipe.

In Cooking with Carla, you’ll find a mouthwatering variety of foods from around the world. Each section covers a cooking technique or main ingredient and then follows with international variations. Stove-top chicken starts with Carla's classic recipe for Southern Chicken with Milk Gravy. Then you’ll learn to make French Chicken in Dijon Cream as well as West African Spicy-Sweet Stew; following Southern Grits, there’s Italian Polenta and Jamaican Breakfast Porridge; and next to Italian-American Lasagna, you’ll find recipes

ABOUT: Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC’s popular lifestyle series “The Chew,” seated alongside restaurateurs and “Iron Chef America” stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz. Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase, “Hootie Hoo” and her philosophy to always cook with love. Hall is the owner of Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory “petite bites of love.” Her approach to cooking blends her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites. She is committed to health and balance in everyday living. Her newest cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World will be published March 25, 2014, and her first cookbook, Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You, was published in November 2012 and recently re-released in paperback.

A native of Nashville, TN, Hall received a degree in Accounting from Howard University, but traveling through Europe awakened her passion for food and inspired a new career path. She attended L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland where she completed her culinary training, going on to work as a Sous Chef at the Henley Park Hotel in Washington, DC. She also served as Executive Chef at both The State Plaza Hotel and The Washington Club, and has taught classes at CulinAerie, Sur la Table and her alma mater, L’Academie de Cuisine. Hall is a true believer that, “If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation.” She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Matthew Lyons, and stepson Noah.

carlahall.com


SUSAN ZIRINSKY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, “48 HOURS: WOUNDED BY LOVE” APRIL 5, 2014, 10:00 PM ET/PT

A LOVER IS SHOT DEAD – IS A CELL PHONE VIDEO RECORDED IN THE AFTERMATH ENOUGH TO CLEAR OR CONVICT?

A lover is shot dead.  Police record a cell phone video in the aftermath. But will the grainy footage be enough to clear or convict a girlfriend? Troy Roberts and 48 HOURS investigate the death of Phillip Peatross and what happened in the bedroom of his girlfriend, Caryn Kelley, in “Wounded by Love” to be broadcast April 5, 2014 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The story unfolds in Kelley’s Orlando, Fla., home, in the dark, early morning hours after a night where the couple has been drinking. It’s a case that involves broken hearts, bombshell secrets and a controversial cell phone video shot by police moments after the death of Peatross.

“I jumped out of bed, grabbed the gun, and heard footsteps coming down the hallway toward my bedroom,” Kelley tells Roberts as she recounts that fateful night. “The gun was cocked because I didn’t know who it was, because I felt like it was an intruder.”

Kelley told police she then realized the ‘intruder’ was actually her boyfriend, Peatross. Kelley became the only living witness to what happened next. Kelley says there was a struggle for her gun. “And he told me twice, ‘I’m not gonna live my life without you.’ And he shot himself,” she tells Roberts.

The police had to sort out three scenarios – either Peatross’ death was an accident, suicide or murder. “There’s no way that he would have ever killed himself,” says Peatross’ previous girlfriend, Tamara Lawton. “He wouldn’t leave his children. He loved those girls, loved them like I’ve not probably seen in any father.”
Police were leery of Kelley’s story. They interviewed her on cell phone video immediately following the shooting. That video became important to the case when police claim she changed her version of what happened that night a couple of times in later interviews. Famed Orlando chief medical examiner and reality show star Dr. Jan Garavaglia also had doubts about Kelley’s version of events.

“If you point a loaded gun at somebody or bring a loaded gun out into the argument, and that gun goes off and kills somebody, that’s not an accident,” Garavaglia tells 48 HOURS. “That’s a homicide.” Kelley was arrested and charged with Peatross’ murder. But could prosecutors use what they say are Kelley’s different versions of the night Peatross died - along with Garavaglia’s autopsy findings - to build their case and get a conviction?

Roberts and the 48 HOURS team tell the story through interviews with Kelley, her attorney Diana Tennis, Dr. Garavaglia, Peatross’ friends and trial testimony. 48 HOURS: “Wounded by Love” is produced by Paul LaRosa and Michele Feuer. Alicia Tejada is the field producer. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer. Chat with members of the 48 HOURS team during the broadcast on Twitter and Facebook.


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 WEEKEND.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

4/03 CHEF JIM NUETZI, OLIVE GARDEN, DR. ELIOT A. BRINTON, NFL MVP KURT WARNER

CHEF JIM NUETZI - CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF OFFERS WAYS TO STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH ITALIAN CUISINE 

When thinking about Italian cuisine, pizza and pasta tend to be family staples. But there are so many other delicious options that cater to every taste, unique preference and price point. Are you looking to try something new and more flavorful? Are you looking to incorporate more vegetables or explore better-for-you options? Are you are living a low-carb or gluten-free lifestyle? Are you looking to wow your inner foodie without spending a fortune? Surprisingly, there are plenty of options available and Olive Garden Corporate Executive Chef Jim Nuetzi is ready to provide guidance on how to choose delicious Italian dishes that any family member will enjoy.

Chef Jim Nuetzi is Corporate Executive Chef at Olive Garden. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the creative development of Olive Garden’s menu and promotional items. Chef Nuetzi began his culinary career in 1986. He progressed through various culinary positions assuming increasing levels of responsibility, including owning and operating his own restaurant in Charleston, S.C. In 1998, he joined The Capital Grille as Executive Chef for the Chicago location and was subsequently named Executive Chef for The Capital Grille brand in September 2000. Chef Nuetzi holds a culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University. Darden is the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company with annual sales of more than $8.5 billion. The company owns and operates more than 2,100 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants in North America.



DR. ELIOT A. BRINTON AND NFL MVP KURT WARNER LAUNCH NATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO HELP 71 MILLION AMERICANS WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL

Super Bowl winner, two-time NFL MVP and NFL Network Analyst, Kurt Warner, together with his wife, Brenda are launching First and Goal, a national cholesterol awareness campaign to help people prioritize heart health. Kurt has been living with high cholesterol for nearly a decade and is now opening up for the first time about his personal health through this campaign.

Kurt is one of the 71 million Americans living with high cholesterol.1 Whether on the field or off, Kurt’s experience playing in the NFL taught him the importance of committing to small, achievable wins to stay healthy and identify a personalized treatment plan.

Through the First and Goal campaign website, patients like Kurt can now access educational tools and resources to help manage their heart health. With seven-in-ten adult Internet users reporting that they have searched online for health information, these resources are greatly needed in the high cholesterol patient community.

As national spokesperson for First and Goal, Kurt Warner will share his experiences with high cholesterol.  Similar to Kurt’s journey to the NFL—from working nights stocking shelves at a grocery store to support his dreams to winning the Super Bowl 18 months later—Kurt maintained a positive, persevering attitude and knew that his small steps toward progress would eventually lead to achieving his goal.

Dr. Eliot A. Brinton is the Director of Atherometabolic Research at the Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research and President of the Utah Lipid Center and a founding board member of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and of the National Lipid Association. Dr. Brinton can speak to the importance of working with a doctor to find a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual. He can also outline key questions to bring up with your doctor to help ensure a productive and effective treatment conversation.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

04/02 LARRY MANETTI, STEPHANIE PEARSON, OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, TRAVEL AWARDS, CHEF EVAN BROCKMAN, NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DAY

LARRY MANETTI – ACTOR, AUTHOR & RADIO HOST 


Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to. Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows. Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum.


STEPHANIE PEARSON - CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, OUTSIDE MAGAZINE - AMERICA’S LEADING ACTIVE LIFESTYLE BRAND – TRAVEL AWARDS

About OUTSIDE:  OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

OUTSIDE Travel Awards 2014 —Best Trips, Deals, Service Providers, Apps and Gear—
OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has announced this year’s annual Travel Awards winners. From the most beautiful beaches to the best deals, the 2014 OUTSIDE Travel Awards celebrate the top destinations and travel providers in the U.S. and around the world that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. The winners appear in OUTSIDE’s April issue (on newsstands March 18), and online at www.outsideonline.com/travelawards.

This year, OUTSIDE tapped its global network of correspondents, who traveled across America, to Belize, Switzerland, Italy, and beyond, identifying the best new adventures, stunning lakes, gorgeous new lodges and hotels, family vacations, secret getaways, high-tech airports, and foodie hotspots. The result is more than 50 spectacular trips, plus the best travel apps, tour guides, gear, tips for traveling green, and advice for traveling solo.


CHEF EVAN BROCKMAN - NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DAY

Culinary background - My cooking career began back in 2003 flipping burgers at a friend’s bar and grill in Omaha, NE.  After a few years working in different restaurants in Omaha, I enrolled in the culinary program at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO in 2006.  After two years of early morning culinary lab classes paired with late nights working the line at a popular Denver restaurant, I received my Associates degree in Culinary Arts in May of 2008.  I returned to Omaha in September of 2008, and began an internship with ConAgra Foods’ Culinary Innovation group in December of 2008.

Over the past 5 plus years with ConAgra, I have worked on a multitude of different projects and brands with my main focus being on frozen food development.  Through the years I have worked extensively on Banquet, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender’s; and most recently on our newest frozen brands Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s.

For more information on Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Peanut Spreads as well as recipe ideas, visit www.peterpanpb.com

05/26 KAYLA CONTI, GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT, STEVEN RAICHLEN, BARBECUE SAUCES RUBS AND MARINADES, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT  KAYLA CONTI  Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the peop...