Monday, September 15, 2014

9/15 MATT SARTWELL, THE CHEF SAYS: QUOTES, QUIPS, AND WORDS OF WISDOM, TOM FULLER, 20TH ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR BRAIN HEALTH, ERNESTO QUINTERO, “A SACRED JOURNEY”

MATT SARTWELL – AUTHOR, THE CHEF SAYS: QUOTES, QUIPS, AND WORDS OF WISDOM & CO-OWNER, KITCHEN ARTS & LETTERS BOOKSTORE IN NEW YORK CITY

The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom - compiled and edited by Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell

On sale: Sept. 2, 2014

There’s no room for manners in the professional kitchen, where the slightest stumble can send an entire restaurant into the weeds. So it follows that even in quieter moments, what chefs have to say is always opinionated and illuminating. Great chefs have a vision and they will direct others in making them concrete. The Chef Says (Princeton Architectural Press, $14.95, Sept. 2) is an invitation to the ultimate food lover’s dinner party, where cooks from ancient Greece rub shoulders with today’s rising stars. These unruly culinarians compliment, compete, and disagree with one another as they discuss childhood and training, taste preferences and trends, the quest for perfection, and the grueling but exhilarating business of opening a restaurant. You may not agree with Thomas Keller’s sunny assertion that “If I’m happy, then a great percentage of the customers will be happy, too,” but you might just nod your head at this from legendary New Orleans chef Leah Chase: “You have to be yourself when you are creating and cooking.You do what you need to do and you do it to the best of your ability.” The Chef Says will captivate anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen, been inspired by a flawlessly ripe tomato, or resolved a crisis by adding more butter.


TOM FULLER - 20TH ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR BRAIN HEALTH - SEPTEMBER 13 & 14, 2014 IN THE NAPA VALLEY RECAP

The 20th Anniversary Music Festival for Brain Health: A Weekend of Science and Sizzle!

Come revel in a weekend of learning, music, wine, cuisine, and camaraderie, hosted by IMHRO, ONE MIND for Research and the Tug McGraw Foundation. Proceeds fund research to better understand, diagnose, treat, prevent and cure severe brain diseases and injuries.

On Saturday, September 13, Staglin Family Vineyard will host a symposium featuring a keynote by Dr. Eric Lander, a wine reception in the caves featuring 70+ superstar wineries with hors d'oeuvres by Chefs Ken Frank and Richard Reddington, a "rising star" concert feature the blues-rock quartet Vintage Trouble, and dinner by Jan Birnbaum, Staffan Terje and Mark Dommen.

On Sunday, September 14, the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater will host a Food Truck Fest, an fStop Warrior Project Exhibit and Music Festival auction, and a Premier concert by American singer-songwriter Jewel.


ERNESTO QUINTERO, LOS ANGELES FILMMAKER AND CAREGIVER - “A SACRED JOURNEY”

Los Angeles Caregivers Take The Night Off For Exclusive Heartwarming Documentary Screening Benefiting the Beauty Bus Foundation Local Filmmaker’s “A Sacred Journey” Hits Close to Home for All Caregivers

WHAT:                        
In Los Angeles, approximately 1 in 5 are caregivers, finding themselves in the ranks of a "silent workforce" that includes 66 million Americans who serve as unpaid caregivers to an adult family member, a child with special needs or a friend. Ironically, these caregivers feel alone in their struggles.

In conjunction with Family Caregivers Alliance and Caregiver Action Network, Clorox CareConcepts is bringing Los Angeles caregivers together for a free, special evening that will show how many are in it together. The night will kick off with inspiring activities and then go into a heartwarming screening of “A Sacred Journey,” a documentary by local Los Angeles filmmaker Ernesto Quintero showcasing a personal story of the care of his brother who is battling ALS.  The evening will conclude with a panel discussion among experts and caregivers on When Care Comes Home, exploring the challenges and inspirational moments it brings. The event will benefit the Beauty Bus Foundation, which delivers dignity, hope and respite to caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products. Guests interested in reserving a spot can email RSVP@pdcpr.net or call 708.305.5075.

WHEN/WHERE:      
Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 P.M.
Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

ABOUT “A SACRED JOURNEY” AND LOS ANGELES FILMMAKER ERNESTO QUINTERO:      
Quintero strongly believes in projects of social relevance and utilizes his skill in video and film to advocate positive change. He has been documenting “A Sacred Journey,” a story of his brother’s fight with ALS since his diagnosis in 2005. He decided to edit this heartfelt journey producing the film.  In addition to pointing the camera on his brother, Quintero most recently traveled the world working with Jennifer Lopez on “Dance Again,” a documentary featuring her first ever world tour. Quintero is bringing light to exceptional stories that otherwise are going unnoticed and his work is unmistakably poignant and recognized by many. His awards include the Imagen Award for Outstanding Stage Production, a Cine Golden Eagle Award and a NAMIC award.

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