Friday, October 31, 2014

10/31 MARGARITA CARRILLO ARRONTE, MEXICO: THE COOKBOOK, DIAS LOS MUERTOS, LARRY MANETTI, QVC, STEVE EVANS

MARGARITA CARRILLO ARRONTE – AUTHOR, MEXICO: THE COOKBOOK - DIAS LOS MUERTOS 

A culinary legend has written the first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, in her brand new book: Mexico: The Cookbook!

This book is both a history lesson and a cookbook, providing insight into the country's culinary history and traditions.   In this beautifully photographed book, Margarita will take you on an extraordinary culinary journey.  The book contains more than 600 authentic Mexican recipes that you can easily recreate at home.  In this interview, Margarita will talk about the meaning of Authentic Mexico, her favorite ingredients and her own favorite recipes and just in time for Dias Los Muertos. She will share some incredible food and drink recipes with you and your audience.

BIO:
Margarita Carrillo Arronte is a chef, author, TV host, restaurateur, and a global ambassador of Mexican cuisine. Born and raised in Mexico, she has dedicated the past 35 years to researching, studying, teaching, and cooking traditional Mexican food. Carrillo-Arronte was trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Cultura Culinaria/UNAM and is the former owner of Don Emiliano in Los Cabos, Baja, Turtux restaurant in Mexico City and La Colina in Tokyo, Japan. She is known as one of the most well respected chefs in Mexico. She has been a member of Slow Food International since 1996 and has participated 4 times in the Salone del Gusto in Torino, Italy. In 2010, She is a member of the Conservatory of the Gastronomic Culture of Mexico, the small group of professionals that campaigned to get Mexican cuisine recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and succeeded. She was named the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture's Chef and organized Mexican food festivals and several gala dinners around the world - such as the G-20 Summit in 2012, a cultural leader in The World Economic forum in Davos, Executive Chef of the United Nation Climate Change Conference in Can Cun 2010 as well as countless events with top dignitaries such as Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, George W. Bush, Her Majesty Masako Crown Princess of Japan, Angela Merkel Prime Minister of Germany, Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar as well as countless celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Harrison Ford, Lance Armstrong, Rick Baileys, Massimo Bottura.

She is currently hosting the third season of her 13 Episode TV series for ElGourmet channel in Latin America, that has featured the traditions and cuisines of Oaxaca, Puebla and most recently "The Cuisine from the Stone: Metates y Molcajetes, Cocina tradicional Mexicana". She won the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Hospitality Sciences "San Pascual Bailon" (2013). And she is a member of Academie Culinaire de France. She has appeared on various broadcast outlets such as NPR's "The Splendid Table" and Rick Bayless' "Mexico One Plate at a Time." She is the author of Mexico: The Cookbook (Phaidon) as well as Tamales y Atoles Mexicanos (Larousse).
She has given countless keynote speeches around traditional Mexican cuisine in places like Brazil, Peru, Japan, China, France, England, Ireland, Italy, USA, Canada, Spain, Colombia and many other countries.

She is fluent in Spanish and English. She lives in Mexico City.

TWITTER.COM/CHEFMARGARITAC


LARRY MANETTI – ACTOR, AUTHOR AND RADIO PERSONALITY - QVC MANETTI MEATBALLS

Click HERE to order Larry Manetti's Authentic Italian Meatballs!

BIO:
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. As for the future ... just follow his jet stream!

Be sure to tune into Larry's radio show every Tuesday at 4pm PT on CRN!

WWW.LARRYMANETTI.COM



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, October 30, 2014

10/30 CHEF MARVIN WOODS, KIM KIRCHHERR, THE NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL, AMERICAN CHEESE MONTH, VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECH TOURISM LOS ANGELES

CELEBRITY CHEF MARVIN WOODS & KIM KIRCHHERR FROM THE NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL - AMERICAN CHEESE MONTH 

Chef Marvin can discuss how people who identify as being lactose intolerant can still enjoy cheese during American Cheese Month – there are cheeses that they can in fact eat!

Speak with Chef Marvin about his new restaurant opening, how his menu layout is customizable for people with food allergies/dietary preferences, his partnership with NDC, and types of cheeses that people with lactose intolerance can still consume and substitution options for recipes.

RD, Kim Kirchherr can discuss the facts of Lactose Intolerance, the importance of dairy in a nutritionally balanced diet, symptoms of Lactose Intolerance and how it can be managed.

WWW.NATIONALDAIRYCOUNCIL.ORG


 VOJTECH KACEROVSKY – DIRECTOR, CZECH TOURISM LOS ANGELES 

The Czech Republic is a modern and dynamic destination with a rich history and unique natural beauty.  The CzechTourism agency, along with its offices abroad ,ensures its successful presentation on the domestic and foreign markets. The Czech Tourism Authority - CzechTourism is a contributory organization of the Ministry for Regional Development and was established in 1993. Its significant partner agencies include domestic tourist regions, cities, municipalities and businesses.

WWW.CZECHTOURISM.COM

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/29 PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU, HEALTHY CHOICE CAFE STEAMERS, GAVIN MACLEOD, LOVE BOAT, PRINCESS CRUISES

PHIL LEMPERT - EDITOR OF SUPERMARKET GURU  - HEALTHY CHOICE/GLUTEN-FREE TRENDS

Phil joins the show to talk about gluten-free trends, what it means to eat “gluten free” and the type of food that entails, challenges that people encounter most often when trying to maintain a gluten-free diet and gluten-free friendly meal options.

Three delicious Healthy Choice Café Steamers meals are now tested and verified to be gluten-free, providing consumers a gluten-free option with the taste they love and nutrition they need.

The Gluten Free Café Steamers sell for $3.29. Varieties include:

  • Beef Merlot
  • Cajun Style Chicken & Shrimp
  • Chicken Fresca



GAVIN MACLEOD IS REUNITING WITH HIS “LOVE BOAT” CAST MEMBERS TO CHRISTEN PRINCESS CRUISES’ NEWEST SHIP, THE REGAL PRINCESS

Set Sail with America's Favorite Captain..."Love Boat" Star Gavin MacLeod! One of TV's Most Iconic Actors, Gavin MacLeod Helps Celebrate 50 Years of Princess Cruises
Gavin MacLeod has secured his place in television history with his many roles but perhaps his most famous was "Capt. Merrill Stubing" from The Love Boat. The Love Boat premiered nearly forty years ago and became one of the highest-rated and longest-running series on television. The show was originally filmed on Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess ship back in 1977. Now, Gavin is reuniting with his original Love Boat cast members to serve as godparents to Princess Cruises' newest cruise ship, Regal Princess, and to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary.
Gavin can discuss some of his favorite moments from his more than 50-year film and television career, reuniting with his Love Boat cast mates as part of Princess Cruises' golden year anniversary, as well as the enduring appeal of The Love Boat.

WWW.PRINCESS.COM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/28 NAT GEO, ANNIE FITZSIMMONS, CITIES CRAIG HOFFMAN, IHOP®, HAILEY TREFETHEN, TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS

NAT GEO TRAVELER’S URBAN INSIDER EXPERT ANNIE FITZSIMMONS - LATEST BOOK WORLD’S BEST CITIES 

From Tokyo to Vatican City, Urban Insider Expert Annie Fitzsimmons Highlights the Charm of Cities Across the World in National Geographic’s Latest Release

The 21st century has been heralded as the “Century of the City” by the Rockefeller Foundation as, for the first time ever, the majority of people live in urban areas. In a glossy, lavish tribute to cosmopolitan life, National Geographic Travel will offer urban adventurers a stunning new book this fall: WORLD’S BEST CITIES: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations. Delving into the heart and soul of cities around the globe, the book is an expansive travel guide that highlights 220 urban destinations, both well-known and emerging, with beautiful photo galleries, insightful text and insider tips and secrets.
Annie Fitzsimmons, National Geographic Travel’s “Urban Insider,” wrote the foreword and serves as spokesperson for the book. She is one of several experts who share their personal recollections of favorite urban destinations in the book. Other contributors include Los Angeles chef Roi Choi, who recommends the Greek Theater for music in Los Angeles; Cuban actress Iliam Suárez, who shares her passion for taking in the ocean air on a stroll along Havana’s Malecón (seawall); Montreal business owner Joel Giberovitch, who suggests browsing charming boutiques on classy Laurier Avenue; and award-winning fashion designer Maria Pinto, who recommends a walk through Lurie Garden in Millennium Park in Chicago.

The inspirational personal narratives, fun facts and local secrets shared in WORLD’S BEST CITIES reveal each city’s soul and daily rhythm for travelers seeking an urban adventure. For those looking to explore the world’s top urban destinations, the book offers boundless inspiration.


CRAIG HOFFMAN - “SCARY FACE” PANCAKES REMATERIALIZE AT IHOP® 


THE HAUNT IS ON FOR THE SPOOKIEST DECORATED PANCAKE WHEN “SCARY FACE” PANCAKES REMATERIALIZE AT IHOP® RESTAURANTS, OCTOBER 1 -- AND ON HALLOWEEN, FOR KIDS UNDER 12, THEY’RE FREE!

As an Added Bonus, Seasonal Favorite Pumpkin Pancakes, though not in Costume, Return to the Menu through January

IHOP Restaurants® may want to change their name to the “International Haunted House of Pancakes” this October, with the return of their frighteningly delicious “Scary Face” Pancakes! This customizable treat, beloved by children, will return to the “Just for Kids” menu from October 1 through the rest of the month.
As an added treat, on Halloween itself, Friday October 31, from 7am to 10pm, kids can enjoy their petrifying playful pancake portrait for FREE at participating IHOP restaurants.

An order of the “Scary Face” pancakes is sure to keep the kids entertained! Each order comes with one of IHOP restaurants’ world famous buttermilk pancakes decorated with a beaming whipped topping smile and eyes, and a strawberry nose. Then, kids can use a kit of delicious toppings-- eight pieces of sweet candy corn and two mini Oreos®--to finish decorating the face any way they choose.

Young guests can let their imaginations run spooky as they create frightening or funny face combinations. From candy corn horns to vampire teeth, the possibilities are endless – that is, if they can resist eating the warm, fluffy pancake right away!
Pumpkin pancakes, will bring the taste of autumn to the menu through the end of the year. So be sure to stop by your local IHOP restaurant to enjoy a “Scary Face” pancake before the end of October– you don’t even have to say “trick or treat!”--, and savor pumpkin pancakes while you can…because they too will vanish!

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC
For over 56 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories.  Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast, ®” IHOP® restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of June 30, 2014, there were 1,632 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).  For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit www.IHOP.com.  Follow IHOP on Facebook and Twitter.

WWW.IHOP.COM


HAILEY TREFETHEN - TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS REOPENS TO VISITORS POST-EARTHQUAKE

The Trefethen family announces that the winery is now welcoming visitors for wine tasting in its temporary facility.  The winery is open for the first time since the August 24th Napa-centered earthquake that severely damaged the historic 19th century winery that served as the visitor center and retail sales operations. A tented pavilion overlooking the estate’s vineyards will operate daily from 10am to 4:30pm by appointment.  Appointments can be made by calling 866.895.7696.  Or, guests can stop by to see if on the spot appointments may be made if space is available.
The pavilion has the feel of an intimate garden party with walls surrounded by arched windows and French doors to take advantage of the vineyard views and oversized topiaries, garden tables and a stone fountain complete the theme.

Janet Trefethen said, “We wanted to make this temporary operation as welcoming as we could.  It feels festive which is really what we wanted to convey—a celebration of great wine amidst the beautiful vineyards.”

The old winery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, will be out of commission for some time as the restoration work begins.  Trefethen continued, “There’s a lot of work to be done to get the old building back to her glory, but we are up for the challenge.  It’s such an iconic part of our Napa Valley heritage.”

Winemaking facilities long-ago moved to modern production facilities on property which were unaffected by the quake and crush continued uninterrupted.

FAMILY STORY:
It was never clear how this adventure was going to turn out. In the late 60’s when my family started to grow wine grapes in Napa Valley, there was no one to show them the way. There was plenty of advice, to be sure, but in truth no one had started a successful Napa vineyard since Prohibition. They were, in a word, crazy.

Their lunacy was infectious, however, and a few other enterprising souls joined the gambit: Tony Baldini, our first viticulturist; David Whitehouse, our first “real” winemaker; Richard DeGarmo, Mr. fix-it; Mary Ware, queen of the office and everyone’s schedule. I grew up with them and consider them all family. A shared passion brought them to us, and my parents received them with open arms. They settled into their respective posts, not as hired hands, but as equals in a shared endeavor. As I settle into my own role in the family business, I find this remarkable dynamic preserved and count myself blessed to spend my days working with old and new friends that quickly feel like family.

The land focuses our energies, as it always has, challenging us to understand its soils, the vines that grow in them, and the way fog drifts through the rows in the morning. It is an eternal learning process – each question answered reveals another be asked – but it’s a journey we love to take with each and every vintage. It also defines us and the wines we make, providing the vital essence of every bottle that bears our name. Decisions made in the vineyard and cellar not only guide the expression of the land, but affect the very soul of the wine. For this reason, we have always committed ourselves to estate production, adamant that we should be the ones growing the grapes and turning them into wine. Our passion requires it.

One Family. One Estate. One Passion. This is who we are.

WWW.TREFETHEN.COM

Monday, October 27, 2014

10/27 S. EPATHA MERKERSON, AMERICA'S DIABETES CHALLENGEDANIELLE BARBIERI, SWEET SAVINGS FOR HALLOWEEN

S. EPATHA MERKERSON – DIABETES AWARENESS

An Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and 4 time NAACP Image Award winner, S. Epatha Merkerson has won critical acclaim for her work in theatre, film and television.

Her film credits include HBO’s LACKAWANNA BLUES, Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN, MOTHER AND CHILD, PEEPLES with Kerry Washington and TERMINATOR II: JUDGEMENT DAY.  In the theatre Merkerson has been nominated for two Tony Awards (THE PIANO LESSON and COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA) and received two Obie Awards (BIRDIE BLUE and I’M NOT STUPID.) On television S. Epatha has guest starred in numerous pilots and TV movies but is best known for her 17-season tenure as Anita Van Buren the no-nonsense lieutenant on LAW AND ORDER.

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.

For more information about S. Epatha’s story and the America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals program, visit AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com.

AMERICASDIABETESCHALLENGE.COM


DANIELLE BARBIERI– COUPON CLIPPING EXPERT - SWEET SAVINGS FOR HALLOWEEN 

October is a month of pumpkins, candy and goblins – and it’s a time when "Trick-or-Treaters" of all ages open their wallets to spend. But Halloween purchases can really add up. According to an online study conducted by Visa in 2009, parents planned to spend an average of $67 on Halloween costumes, candy and decorations.

Danielle Barbieri, Coupon Clipping Expert uses her exclusive sales expertise to elaborate on how to not let the first holiday of the season bust your budget.

Meet Danielle Barbieri:
Coupon Clipping Expert
Highly Successful Entrepreneur
Founder and CEO of www.Pirc.com World’s First Personalized Circular
20+ Years as a Financial and High-Tech Expert

Friday, October 24, 2014

10/24 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, LISA REDWINE, SAN DIEGO BAY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

SUSAN ZIRINSKY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS (CBS)

48 HOURS: “THE PACT” - a 15 year old boy goes to a dance and never returns. Teens keep a secret for 40 years -- until one of them cracks.

AIRDATE: Saturday October 25th, 2014
CORRESPONDENT: Richard Schlesinger
Datelines: Chicago, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara CA

For more than four decades, Evelyn McCabe wondered who killed her son, John. He was 15 years, six months and two weeks old when she let him attend a Knights of Columbus Dance. He never made it to 15 years, six months, two weeks and one day old.   After the dance, John was murdered.
Richard Schlesinger and 48 HOURS investigate the murder of John McCabe and his family’s more than 40 year quest to find out what really happened to their son in “The Pact,” to be broadcast Oct. 25, 2014 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“I don’t think I’ve had a whole night’s sleep since it happened,” Evelyn McCabe tells 48 HOURS. Evelyn waited up for John’s return on that fateful night in 1969.  At midnight she got in her car and rode down the darkened streets screaming out his name.  “No John,” says Evelyn, “I began praying at that point.”

The day after John McCabe should have been back in his Tewksbury, Massachusetts home, three young kids cutting through a vacant lot in the neighboring city of Lowell, found his body. He’d been tied up and his mouth and eyes taped over.

Police launched a massive investigation and talked to dozens of teenagers. From the beginning there were suspicions that John’s schoolmates may be involved.  One of them, Walter Shelley, was driving around that night in a car that matched the description of a car spotted near the crime scene. Shelley denied having anything to do with John’s death. There was no definitive forensic evidence and no corroborating witnesses, so the case went cold. Years turned into decades without answers, but the family never lost hope. McCabe’s father, Bill, began documenting his son’s life in a notebook. Bill and Evelyn also kept the heat on police to keep looking for their son’s killer.

Can investigators solve the case that haunted the McCabe family for so long?


LISA REDWINE - ADVANCED SOMMELIER, LA JOLLA BEACH & TENNIS CLUB - SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Southern California’s largest food and wine classic returns to San Diego November 16-23 for its 11th season! Lisa will provide a sneak peak into the season’s most anticipated food and wine event, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.  Advanced Sommelier Lisa Redwine will provide listeners with her top tasting tips and her choices for can’t miss wine events during this year’s festival.

ABOUT LISA:
As Director of Restaurants and Beverage Programs of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., Lisa Redwine is responsible for creating innovative seasonal beverage programs that encompass wine, cocktails and beer, staff training, revenue generation and service standards for The Marine Room, The Shores Restaurant, La Jolla Shores Hotel Catering, and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Catering and Club Dining.

Lisa Redwine brings a whole new level of food and wine knowledge to the San Diego community. Redwine passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Exam in 2010 and is on her way to Master Sommelier status. She is only the second woman in San Diego to hold Advanced Sommelier accreditation. And having worked as a professional chef and general manager for some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco, Redwine elevates the dining experience to an art form, where service, atmosphere, food and wine intermingle to form a feast for all the senses.

Prior to joining the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Inc., she was General Manager at the renowned Cypress Club under restaurateur extraordinaire, John Cunin. Redwine then joined the Grand Cafe as assistant General Manager where she worked with General Manager Umberto Gibin. There, she developed a wine program that garnered awards from Wine Spectator and Sante magazines. After relocating to San Diego, she served as General Manager and Hotel Wine Director at Molly’s Restaurant & Bar at the Marriott Hotel.

She brings with her multiple food and beverage certifications, including: Advanced Sommelier from Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Wine Professional and an AOS Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. She is also on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Women’s Wine Alliance.

www.sandiegowineclassic.com



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, October 23, 2014

10/23 ALEXIS EATON, SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA


ALEXIS EATON – PR MANAGER, SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA - LAUNCHED WIKIGRINDS, AN IN-ROOM DINING TO-GO CONCEPT

SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA LAUNCHES WIKIGRINDS AN IN-ROOM DINING, TO-GO CONCEPT!

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has launched a new dining concept called WikiGrinds.  WikiGrinds, founded on the idea of “good things from our kitchen, bundled to-go for your convenience” brings the in-room dining menu created by award-winning chef Raymond Nicasio to the entire Kannapali community. WikiGrinds offers a wide variety of cuisine including local style food such as the Wiki Bento Combo, and complete 3-course dinners such as the Paniolo BBQ meal which includes a half rack of Hawaiian style baby back pork ribs, corn on the cob, bbq baked beans, dessert and more, as well as an ala carte menu.

“We launched this dining concept realizing how difficult grabbing food to-go can be in Kaanapali.  Alongside the many resorts, there are numerous condominium properties here in the Kaanapali area creating a great demand. With a simple yet delicious menu and an easy drive through area at our Aloha Landing, WikiGrinds really fills a special niche,” explains Tets Yamazaki, General Manager of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. “It’s a great option for beachgoers wrapping up a day in the sand and sun to grab dinner to-go on their way back to the condo,” continues Yamazaki.

WikiGrinds is available daily between 5:30pm and 10:00pm.  Full menu is available online at www.sheraton-maui.com/wikigrinds. Please call (808) 662-8052 to place an order for pick up.

About the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is where the legend of Ka‘anapali began. Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach at historic Pu‘u Keka‘a, Black Rock, the oceanfront resort is nestled among 23 acres of tropical landscaping with 83 percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites facing the ocean.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was named the Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, and recognized in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2012 Top 25 Hawaiian Resorts. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also appeared in TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s World’s Best Awards “Top Resorts in Hawaii” in 2007, 2008 and 2013. For more information about Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa please visit http://www.sheraton-maui.com.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10/22 LARRY LIPSON, TRAVEL EXPERT SAMANTHA BROWN, SAVVY TIPS FOR THE SMART TRAVELER


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 Florida 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.



TV HOST & TRAVEL EXPERT SAMANTHA BROWN OFFERS SAVVY TIPS AND INSIGHTS FOR THE SMART TRAVELER

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR THE SMART TRAVELER

When planning your next vacation, there are countless ways travelers can get immersed in local culture and stretch their budget. True immersion in local regions is the best way to enrich traveling experiences. Thinking like a local can help you get the most out of your vacation…and thinking like a smart traveler will enable you to do more while staying within your budget.  From traveling slightly off-season to having a flexible travel rewards credit card, travelers can create once in a lifetime memories and not feel like they spent their life savings doing so.

So, with millions of Americans hitting the air, land and sea this winter, how can they smartly plan local activities that create lasting memories and stay within their budget? According to a recent Bank of America survey, nearly 40 percent of Americans with a rewards credit card are unaware of how many points they have.

Travel Channel host, Samantha Brown, is available for live remote interviews from Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, VT to provide tips and raise awareness on how to outsmart the vacation planning process. She will share must-do tips on booking affordable vacations and unique activities without overspending.

MORE ABOUT SAMANTHA BROWN:
Samantha Brown is best known for hosting 170 hours (and counting) of travel programming for The Travel Channel on series like Passport to Europe, Asia and Great Weekends. She has spent the last 14 years living in airports, hotels and out of a suitcase, taking viewers on a journey to discover the best places to vacation around the world. From exotic locations abroad to destinations closer to home people follow Samantha not only because of her expertise but her warmth, genuineness and passion for travel. Now a mom of twins she's packs up the kids and brings them along with her and knows first-hand the amount of planning that goes into making a family trip go as smoothly as possible.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10/21 HEATHER MURAN, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY ASSOCIATION, HARVEST ON THE COAST

HEATHER MURAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY ASSOCIATION - HARVEST ON THE COAST, NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014

Celebrating the pronounced coastal climate that makes the region’s wines so distinctive, the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Wine Country Association hosts its 24th annual “Harvest on The Coast” extravaganza on November 7 – 9, 2014.

This series of wine and food events includes a collaborative winemaker dinner on November 7; winery tasting room open houses on November 9; and the main event—an open-air, ocean-view Grand Tasting and Wine Auction on November 8 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort from noon to 3 p.m. ($85 / $95 for 11 a.m. early entry).

GRAND TASTING & AUCTION – November 8
Attendees at the Grand Tasting and Wine Auction enjoy all-inclusive wine tastings provided by the winemakers of SLO Wine Country; cuisine by more than two dozen local chefs and artisan food producers; and live music by Cuesta Ridge, a local band beloved for its strains of acoustic Americana with bluegrass flavor. Along with all of this comes a winemaker-hosted wine and lifestyle auction featuring rare wines, culinary treats and SLO Wine Country destination experiences. (See examples of exciting auction items below).

“The winemakers and growers are going all out to provide some incredible auction items,” said Heather Muran, Executive Director of SLO Wine Country. “As always, it’s going to be raucous and fun.”

She adds that one of the more popular live-auction lots is called “fund a need,” where auction monies benefit a local cause. This year’s chosen non-profit is the Family Care Network, a family services provider for more than 1,400 families throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

Meanwhile, SLO Wine Country has teamed up with the Avila Beach Tourism Alliance to offer a $20 per ticket discount off the Saturday Grand Tasting for attendees booking their stay in Avila Beach. For information and tickets, visit www.slowine.com or contact (805) 541-5868, info@slowine.com. A “designated driver” ticket is also available for $30.

CRAFTED ON THE COAST – November 7
Other weekend events include “Crafted on the Coast,” ($120), a collaborative winemaker dinner happening at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa on Friday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. The evening includes a patio reception; wines from nine different winemakers; plus a multi-course “Secret Mystery” dining experience crafted by Sycamore’s own Chef Gregg Wangard. Attendees are also invited to enjoy discount accommodations at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.

“GO COASTAL” OPEN HOUSES – November 9
Sunday, November 9 is a winery open house day where participants who attended Saturday’s Grand Tasting are invited to “Go Coastal in SLO Wine Country” and enjoy complimentary tastings. This is a chance to visit local tasting rooms; enjoy light bites and live entertainment; and take advantage of wine discounts including the “Six-Pack Sampler Program,” where wineries offer a group of six wines at a special event price.









SAMPLING OF AUCTION ITEMS

Some of this year’s November 8 auction items include:
-Endless Summer...in Montana! (five-day, four night luxury cabin retreat for four at the Montana Sporting Club with access to sporting club activities, amenities, Polaris Ranger vehicle and personal ranch host.

-Blend If You Want To! (private blending seminar for six with Winemaker Mike Sinor of Sinor-LaVallee. Create one barrel of wine (12 cases to be shared amongst six guests). Includes one-night stay at the Avila La Fonda Hotel in Avila Beach.

-Wine Weekend Getaway in the Edna Valley (includes two-night stay at the Kurtz Casita in the Edna Valley for four; Claiborne & Churchill Winery gourmet winemaker dinner and separate library tasting).

-May the MAGNUM FORCE Be with You (eclectic collection of 11 magnum (1.5L) bottles from SLO Wine Country member wineries).

-Private Stay with the Talley Family (three-night getaway for four and dining at Rosemary Talley's home in Sun Valley, Idaho; dining at acclaimed restaurant in Ketchum, Idaho; two magnums of Talley Vineyards Wine for each couple.

-Year of Wine Club Memberships (wine club memberships for a full year to several wineries; includes pick-up parties and club member discounts).

-When the Sun goes Down...at the Casitas Estates! (two night Stay at The Casitas Estate for eight. Includes candlelight dinner by Luna Red with Kynsi Winery’s winemaker; wine country luncheon beneath century old oaks; educational tasting of Pinot Noir clones; and one bottle of Kynsi’s finest for each guest).

In the San Luis Obispo Wine Country on California’s Central Coast—or “SLO Wine Country,” as locals call it—the Pacific Ocean shapes our culture, our terrain and our wines. Here, where our wineries boast an average distance of just five miles from the water, the prevailing marine conditions are among the most pronounced of any wine region in California. Our ocean-cooled environment fosters unifying qualities that are native to the wines of SLO Wine Country. For details and wine tasting information, visit SLOWine.com.

WWW.SLOWINE.COM

Monday, October 20, 2014

10/20 FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH, TIPS ON STAYING HYDRATED AND HEALTHY, DANA COWIN, MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN, BRIAN WHITMAN

FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH - AUTHOR AND REGISTERED DIETITIAN - TIPS ON STAYING HYDRATED AND HEALTHY

Nationally Recognized Author and Registered Dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth Shares Tips on Staying Hydrated and Healthy Throughout the Busy Fall Season! We all know the benefits of staying hydrated, but what if your water could work even harder for you? Adding more hydration to your daily routine is a small step to improving your lifestyle, and although water may be a good option, adding the health benefits of colored fruits like the cranberry can make your hydration option even better.

On behalf of Ocean Spray, nationally recognized author Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, will give us her tips on how to staying hydrated and eat “in color” – taking in a full spectrum of fall flavors and rich nutrients like the cranberry, a tiny super fruit packed with the health benefits of red foods.

About Frances Largeman-Roth 
FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH, RD, is a bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was part of the editorial team at the Discovery Health Channel, and also held the post of managing editor at FoodFit.com. Frances is a frequent guest on national TV, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The Talk, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, and Dr. Oz. Frances is the author of the recently released book Eating in Color (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009) and co-author of the bestselling The CarbLovers Diet (Oxmoor House, 2010) and The CarbLovers Diet Cookbook.


DANA COWIN - MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN: LEARNING TO COOK WITH 65 GREAT CHEFS AND OVER 100 DELICIOUS RECIPES

For years, Dana Cowin, the LONGTIME EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE kept a dark secret: From meat to vegetables, broiling to baking, breakfast to dinner, she ruined literally every kind of dish she attempted. Now, in MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes, the vaunted “first lady of food” finally comes clean about her many meal mishaps. With the help of friends—all-star chefs, including Mario Batali, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Tom Colicchio, among many others—Cowin takes on over 100 recipes dear to her heart and ideal for the home cook. With every dish, she attains a critical new skill, learning invaluable lessons along the way from the hero chefs who help her discover exactly where she goes wrong.

Hilarious and heartwarming, encouraging and instructional, MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN will inspire anyone who loves a good meal but fears its preparation. Featuring gorgeous full color photography, it is an intimate, hands-on cooking guide from a fellow foodie and amateur home chef, designed to help even the biggest kitchen phobics overcome their reluctance, with delicious results.

MASTERINGMYMISTAKES.COM


BRIAN WHITMAN AND JENNIFER HORN FROM WHAT'S TRENDING TODAY JOIN MIKE AND PAUL FOR A FAST FOOD REPORT!

Friday, October 17, 2014

10/17 LARRY MANETTI, QVC, SUNNY ANDERSON, NYC WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, STEVE EVANS

LARRY MANETTI – ACTOR, AUTHOR AND RADIO PERSONALITY - QVC APPEARANCE NEXT WEEK

Larry will be on QVC this Wednesday 10/22/14 at 1pm PT | 4pm ET featuring meatballs

BIO:
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. As for the future ... just follow his jet stream!

Be sure to tune into Larry's radio show every Tuesday at 4pm PT on CRN!

WWW.LARRYMANETTI.COM


FOOD NETWORK’S SUNNY ANDERSON – LIVE AT THE NYC WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL WITH COOKING TIPS FOR FAMILIES AND TRAVELERS ON THE GO

LIVE FROM THE FOOD NETWORK NEW YORK CITY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL! JOIN FOOD NETWORK’S SUNNY ANDERSON FOR ALL THE ACTION

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE pays homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world and is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs. One of those beloved chefs is Food Network personality Sunny Anderson and she will be bringing you all the action from inside the Grand Tasting at Pier 94 LIVE!

From her military-brat upbringing to her travels around the country in search of local flavors, Sunny’s “real life” is spent on the road, and she knows the importance of a home-cooked meal, even while away from home. Sunny shares her recipes and tips in a partnership with Extended Stay America hotels in “Away From Home Cooking” -- an on-the-go cookbook featured in Extended Stay America’s hotel room kitchens so travelers can skip fast food and empty calories while having the comforting taste of home wherever they are.

About Sunny Anderson:
Sunny Anderson hosts Food Network’s newest show The Kitchen as well as Cooking For Real. After years of cooking for her music industry friends, she started catering while a DJ at New York  City’s  HOT  97,  and  became  the  food  and  lifestyle  editor  at  Hip  Hop  Weekly.  Sunny appears regularly on the Rachael Ray Show and the Today Show, is a contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine’s food section, and is often in Food Network Magazine, Essence, and People. Sunny’s first cookbook Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life hit stores Sept. 17, 2013 and reached the New York Time’s bestseller list just 10 days later. Sunny lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.


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, October 16, 2014

10/16 MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VINTNERS ASSOCIATION, CELEBRATION OF HARVEST, DANIEL STERN, MANHATTAN, WGN AMERICA

MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VINTNERS ASSOCIATION – CELEBRATION OF HARVEST RE-CAP

The highlight of the Celebration of Harvest Weekend was the Festival... a Grand Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 11 at Old Mission Santa Inés. Guests Tasted wine from all 100+ winery members, enjoyed food sampling from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors, and listened to live music.

About the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association
The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association is a non-profit organization (501c6) founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars, and wine tastings as well as providing information to consumers and the wine and travel media.

Through the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation, the Association contributes to the community through local charitable, art and educational and scholarship organizations with proceeds from its various events, such as Santa Barbara Wine Auction, held every other year and benefitting Direct Relief International, and silent auctions at all the Association’s festivals.

 WWW.SBCOUNTYWINES.COM


ACTOR DANIEL STERN - THE FICTIONAL YET HISTORICAL TV SERIES "MANHATTAN" 

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA CREATED BY SAM SHAW AND DIRECTED BY EMMY AWARD®-WINNING THOMAS SCHLAMME EARNS SECOND SEASON ORDER

Produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, Series Stars Emmy®-Nominated John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams

Among television's most widely praised new series of the year, "Manhattan" is scheduled for its season one finale on SUNDAY, October 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT on WGN America. The second season of "Manhattan" will begin production next Spring for a 2015 debut.

"Manhattan" is set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science -- the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb. The series follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

 “Manhattan,” WGN America’s second original series, averages 1,223,000 Total Viewers in Live + 7 viewing on Sunday nights.

ABOUT DANIEL STERN
Daniel Jacob Stern (born August 28, 1957) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the Hollywood films Breaking Away, C.H.U.D., Diner, City Slickers, the first two Home Alone films, where he played bandit Marv Murchens, and as the narrator for the television series The Wonder Years.

In 1979, Stern made his movie debut as Cyril in Breaking Away. The following year he played a student who raised objections during Jill Clayburgh's proof of the snake lemma in the film It's My Turn. His breakthrough role as Laurence "Shrevie" Schreiber came in Barry Levinson's Diner. He had another early film role in the 1984 horror film C.H.U.D., as the soup kitchen C.H.U.D. hunter. Stern was a candidate for the role of Biff Tannen in the 1985 filmBack to the Future, but Stern turned the role down and was replaced by Thomas F. Wilson.

Stern has played characters in a number of comedic roles, such as Phil Berquist in the City Slickers movies; Marv Murchens the burglar in the first two Home Alone movies (Home Alonein 1990 and Home Alone 2 in 1992). However, he declined to play the character once again in the fourth installment of the franchise; he also starred as Max in Bushwhacked. He provided the voice of the narrator on the TV series The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold. As narrator, Stern played the adult Kevin Arnold, remembering his youth. Stern and Savage were also featured together in Little Monsters, in which Stern played the father of Savage's character. Stern provided the voice for the main character of the Dilbert animated TV series, based on the comic strip by Scott Adams. Stern directed several episodes of The Wonder Years and the feature film Rookie of the Year.

Stern was originally offered the role of Dale Gribble in King of the Hill but the role was offered to Johnny Hardwick when a salary agreement could not be reached.

Outside of acting and directing, Stern works as an artist, specializing in bronze sculpture.

WWW.WGNAMERICA.COM

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10/15 LARRY LIPSON, DR. WILLIAM DAVIS, WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH



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 Florida 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.
                                                 

                                             
DR. WILLIAM DAVIS, MD - WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH: THE ULTIMATE GRAIN-FREE HEALTH AND WEIGHT-LOSS LIFE PLAN

The #1 New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly, shook the foundations of the diet world when author and renowned cardiologist Dr. William Davis revealed that an epidemic of adverse health effects—from mysterious rashes and high blood sugar to stubborn belly fat (so-called "wheat bellies")—could be banished forever with one simple step: Saying goodbye to wheat. In the much anticipated sequel to Wheat Belly, WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan (Rodale Books; ISBN: 978-1-62336-408-3; September 16, 2014; $26.99), Dr. Davis takes a grain-free lifestyle to unprecedented levels and helps readers take command over their lives in the aftermath of wheat.

Many lessons have been learned since the original Wheat Belly was released and WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH is packed with new tips and strategies that heal the damage caused by a grain-filled diet. Dr. Davis walks readers through understanding these strategies and putting them to use so they can take their health several steps higher, even if you’ve already experienced significant improvements by eliminating wheat from your diet.  WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH addresses not just how to go grain free, but also discusses the different issues that arise on everyone's unique journey to optimal health.

Readers will learn not just how and why you must say no to grains, but how you can achieve a level of radiant health and well-being.  In Part I of WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH, Dr. Davis exposes the hidden history of wheat production and explains why complete grain elimination is essential for total health. In Part II, he dives into the nitty-gritty of how to master a grain-free lifestyle, including surviving wheat-withdrawal symptoms and what to try if weight loss has stalled. In Part III, Dr. Davis shows readers how to improve their health even further in life after wheat. This includes how to achieve new heights of energy, sleep, mental clarity, mood, bowel function, endocrine health, metabolic health, physical performance, and more. The book also features helpful resources such as handy shopping lists, delicious grain-free recipes, and a list of hidden sources of grains.

WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH includes stunning testimonials and before/after photographs from individuals who’ve restored their health and lives by going grain-free.  In life after wheat, you’ll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable.

About the Author:
WILLIAM DAVIS, MD, is a cardiologist who believes that health should be in the hands of the public, so he advocates unique, insightful, and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover the health hidden within them.  His blog, wheatbellyblog.com, has been visited by millions of people.  Dr. Davis has shared his passion for wheat-free living on national television shows including The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning. He is also the author of Wheat Belly, Wheat Belly Cookbook, and Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook.  He lives in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10/14 KELLIE PICKLER, VEGGIETALES, EMMA SWAIN, ST. SUPREY

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR KELLIE PICKLER STARS IN “VEGGIETALES: BEAUTY AND THE BEET”   

Beauty and the Beet Puts a Tune-Filled, All-Veggie Spin on a Classic Fairy Tale Starring Country Superstar Kellie Pickler

Take the timeless and enchanting story of “Beauty and the Beast,” toss with the unique flavors of VeggieTales and blend in the sweet voice of country music superstar Kellie Pickler – and the result is BEAUTY AND THE BEET, a brand-new VeggieTales musical that premieres Oct. 14 exclusively on DVD and digital download.

Pickler (American Idol, Dancing With the Stars) brings her unmistakable voice to the role of Mirabelle, a sweet-potato singer whose family band is on the brink of superstardom.  BEAUTY AND THE BEET blends the irresistible charm and appeal of VeggieTales with a heartfelt message about the importance of unconditional love.

A BEAUTY AND THE BEET companion CD, featuring 10 brand-new songs – including an all-veggie rendition of the classic Christmas carol Deck the Halls – will also be available in stores and on iTunes to coincide with the release of the movie on Oct. 14.

Mirabelle’s kindness extends to Finnegan J. Beet, the bitter and lonely owner of a rundown mountaintop resort where Mirabelle’s family breaks down en route to their biggest concert ever.  Matching the Beet’s heartless actions with her own genuinely sweet nature, Mirabelle proves that just as God loves us all whether we deserve it or not, unconditional love is its own reward.

In addition to Mirabelle and Mr. Beet, the zesty supporting cast includes Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jimmy the Gourd, the French Peas and a host of other favorite veggies.

Both the DVD and the CD also include Mac and Cheese, a giddy new “Silly Songs With Larry” segment in which Larry the Cucumber reveals the surprising and heretofore untold history of his family’s unexpected contributions to Italian cuisine.

BEAUTY AND THE BEET is just the start of the fun in store this fall for VeggieTales fans, because Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and their friends will also star in a brand-new Netflix original series, VeggieTales In the House, which premieres Thanksgiving weekend exclusively on the streaming platform.

Kellie Pickler appears on the BEAUTY AND THE BEET soundtrack album courtesy of Black River Entertainment.  She grew up immersed in the country life of small town Albemarle, N.C. At age 19, she gained fame as a contestant on “American Idol,” followed by a move to Nashville where she has recorded four critically acclaimed albums (Small Town Girl, Kellie Pickler, 100 Proof, and her current album The Woman I Am), performed for fans around the world, and made countless television appearances, including a 2013 win on Dancing with the Stars.

Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music artist and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, and finished in sixth place. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records as a recording artist, releasing her debut album, Small Town Girl, later that year. As of 2014, it has sold over 900,000 copies. The album, which was certified gold by the RIAA, produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Red High Heels" at number fifteen, "I Wonder" at number fourteen, and "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind" at number sixteen. She released her self-titledsecond album in Fall 2008 and has produced the singles "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" at number twenty-one, "Best Days of Your Life" at number nine (which she co-wrote with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10 hit), "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" at number fourteen, and "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again" at number thirty. In 2012, she was ranked as the 14th best American Idolalumna.[1] She also parted ways with her former record label. In October 2012, she signed with Black River Entertainment. On May 21, 2013, Pickler and her partner Derek Hough were declared the winners of sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars.



EMMA SWAIN – CEO, ST. SUPERY 

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family owned, sustainably farmed winery. We are located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Our vineyards and winery are certified Napa Green. We are proud to be recognized for our exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and estate red and white blends. All of our wines are estate grown, produced and bottled.

Emma Swain is the CEO of St Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and is a Certified Public Accountant. Emma has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years. She began her career with Niebaum-Coppola Winery and served as the Chief Operating Officer at Sebastiani Vineyards prior to joining St. Supéry Estate. Emma currently serves as a board member for the Napa Valley Vintners, as well as serving on multiple sub-committees. Emma also volunteers locally with a number of environmental, educational and health-based charities. She is an avid runner and has several half marathons under her belt of accomplishments.

CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS:
WWW.STSUPERY.COM

Monday, October 13, 2014

10/13 DR. BRUCE FIFE, HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS OF COOKING WITH COCONUT, MAYA BANKS, SLOW BURN SERIES

DR. BRUCE FIFE – HOW TO REAP THE HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS OF COOKING WITH COCONUT

Bruce Fife, bestselling author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, presents a companion cookbook and a complete guide to reaping all the health and beauty benefits of cooking with coconut

Healthy, rich, and delicious, coconut is nature’s miracle healer. The Coconut Miracle Cookbook explains the benefits of coconut, and shows readers how to incorporate this superfood into meals every day with more than 400 delicious recipes. Coconut has been shown to have countless health benefits, including:

Weight loss
Preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases
Strengthening the immune system
Improving digestion
Preventing premature aging of the skin
Beautifying skin and hair

Reap the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil, milk, water, and cream. Feel—and see—the amazing results.


NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 USA TODAY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MAYA BANKS ANNOUNCES HER NEW SLOW BURN SERIES

One of the world’s bestselling novelists is back with a new series! After making big headlines in 2013 with her #1 New York Timesbestselling Breathless trilogy, Maya Banks’ books continue to top the bestseller lists in 2014 with her #1 New York Times bestselling KGIseries and New York Times bestselling Surrender trilogy. While her romance fans will not be disappointed, with her Slow Burn series, her first with Avon/HarperCollins, Maya will break new ground as she crosses over into the thriller marketplace!

The first book, Keep Me Safe, will be available to readers everywhere in both trade paperback and e-book formats on October 7 and will deliver a new exhilarating series filled with the memorable characters and sexy storylines that distinguish Maya’s novels. The second book in the series, In His Keeping, will be available in January 2015 and the third book in the series, Safe at Last, will be published in March 2015.

About Maya Banks
Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas. Visit her website at www.mayabanks.com.

www.mayabanks.com


Friday, October 10, 2014

10/10 CHEF GEORGE DURAN, HUNT’S, KRAFT, DAVID HEJL, KOSTA BROWNE, STEVE EVANS

CHEF GEORGE DURAN - HUNT’S® HAS TEAMED UP WITH KRAFT® AND BRINGS US SOME GREAT FALL DISHES 

Hunt's® cans each tomato for the diced, stewed, and whole varieties within hours of picking it from the field, and uses just steam to peel its tomatoes — similar to how tomatoes are peeled by home canners. Hunt’s® tomato are 100% natural – with no artificial preservatives. Hunt’s® has teamed up with Kraft® for a second year to create 12 new signature recipes featuring Hunt’s® canned tomatoes and Kraft® Parmesan Cheese. Featuring a variety of flavors and ingredients, these new recipes include Weeknight Mini Meatloaves, Nacho Macaroni and Cheese Bake, Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna and more!

BIO
George Duran is an international chef and entertainer. Author of Take This Dish and Twist it, known for his Food Network show Ham on the Street and most recently host of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off. He’s appeared as guests on the Dr. Oz Show, NBC Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Wendy Williams Show, The Nate Berkus Show and many others.
Born and raised by Armenian parents in Caracas, Venezuela, George’s diverse background helped him succeed at NYU as the host of the award winning radio talk show, HYE Time Radio.

Post college, Duran continued to follow his Radio Muse, working as an on-air personality for comedy segments at WPLJ-FM in New York. By 2000, Duran told his Radio Muse he’d like to “take a break” and after hosting on the Latin music television station HTV he moved to Paris, France to study French cuisine at the Ecole Superieure de Cuisine Francaise, Groupe Ferrandi. Six months into his studies created and hosted in French a culinary show called Pop Cuisine on France’s Cuisine TV network. His unpretentious, quirky culinary style was a hit—garnering Pop Cuisine a nomination for a 7 d’Or (French Emmy) for Best Cable Show.

In 2005, Duran returned to New York, taking his career as a TV Chef to the next level—creating and hosting Food Network’s popular Ham on the Street. The program showcased George’s keen interviewing and culinary skills—and determined once and for all that you can’t fry a fudge-cicle.

In February 2007, Duran expanded his presence on Food Network, hosting The Secret Life of…, a light hearted exploration of the history of the foods we love.  In October, 2008, George’s first book, Take This Dish and Twist It hit bookstore shelves. As colorful and funny as the chef himself, Duran’s book is packed with highly useful tips revealing his delectably unexpected take on comfort food. During this period, Duran partnered up with the number 1 Hispanic cookware company, IMUSA as its spokesperson and shortly afterwards with Hunt’s Tomatoes. The enormous success of both campaigns resulted in the expansion of George’s role with both companies including all ConAgra products on a national and Hispanic stage. Most recently he has hosted on HSN for kitchenware products by IMUSA and T-fal.

In 2010 George was asked to join TLC’s prime time line-up by hosting Ultimate Cake Off where the nation’s top cake artists compete against each other to build the ultimate cake. Duran’s interests lie in French, Armenian and South American cuisines as well as cinematography and video editing. He currently lives in Long Island City, NY.

WWW.GEORGEDURAN.COM
WWW.HUNTS.COM


DAVID HEJL - GENERAL MANAGER, KOSTA BROWNE

David’s passion for fine wine began while putting himself through school working as a waiter, sommelier and chef, but took it to a whole new level while living in Paris, France for Nabisco. It was there that he experienced first hand the art of wine, food and culture in a way that was spiritual, all in the beautiful City of Light. David has always had his eye on the wine industry and a strong desire to leverage his expertise to further an aspiring wine brand.
David has been a student of fine wine and food his whole life, and from his perspective, has been training for this role for three decades. Over the years, visiting every major wine region in the world, his adventure was never complete without discovering and enjoying the local food, wines and terroir.

David has long been a strong supporter of Kosta Browne, a dear friend and mentor to founder, Michael Browne, and was approached by the three founding partners, including Dan Kosta and Chris Costello, to join the organization during the 2011 harvest. “I am excited and honored to bring my passion and pursuit of exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to the great team at Kosta Browne.”

Prior to joining Kosta Browne, David accumulated over 30 years experience in growth-oriented strategy execution within the food and consumer products industry and held executive positions with Nabisco, Berkshire Hathaway, Gourmet Award Foods, Ruiz Food Products, and most recently President & CEO of CPI International. In addition, he has 15 years of private equity investment experience and currently sits on various Boards of Directors.
David received his BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nebraska, is a CPA, and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. David is also a noted speaker and has been on the Marketing and Finance faculties of University of San Francisco McLaren School of Management, Marquette University and University of St. Thomas.

David has lived in Sonoma County for fifteen years and resides in Bennett Valley with his two boys, Andrew and Zachary. David enjoys BBQ, surfing, skiing, winemaking and wine collecting, spending time with family and friends, and learning French.

WWW.KOSTABROWNE.COM


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, October 9, 2014

10/09 CHEF KEVAN VETTER, MCCORMICK, “30 SECOND MOM”, ELISA ALL

CHEF KEVAN VETTER - MCCORMICK CELEBRATES A MAJOR MILESTONE IN FOOD HISTORY: ITS 125TH BIRTHDAY!

In September McCormick celebrated a major milestone in food history: its 125th Birthday!  In 1889, 25-year-old Willoughby M. McCormick founded McCormick & Company with a staff of three creating root beer-flavored extract and fruit syrups sold door-to-door. Today, McCormick, known world-wide for its distinctive red cap,  is the global flavor leader with hundreds of products available in 24 countries, has influenced flavor trends to from Tex-Mex to Cajun to Southeast Asian and releases an annual Flavor Forecast, a look at emerging culinary trends and tastes shaping how consumers worldwide view and experience flavor.

www.mccormick.com


“30 SECOND MOM” ELISA ALL, FOUNDER OF IPARENTING - HOT BREAKFAST IN 30 SECONDS

HOT BREAKFAST IN 30 SECONDS?  YES!! With More Clothes, Backpacks & Gear in Your Morning Routine, How Can Anyone Find the Time to Cook Kids a Hearty Breakfast?

We are now dealing with another layer of morning madness.  Literally.  As cold weather creeps up on us, there are more gloves, hats and boots to scramble for in the morning when time is already tight --- right before the carpool or school bus shows up.

A new report on “morning rush hour” shows that 40% of moms say that everyone fends for themselves because morning means chaos.  And 15% of moms say they’re lucky if they get to even hand off a granola bar as breakfast to their hungry kids as they run out the door.

Believe it or not, there are real ways for your fans to give their kids a hot, protein-packed breakfast in no time to keep moms and kids fueled for the whole day.

www.iparenting.com
www.johnsonville.com
www.30secondmom.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10/08 CHEF MALIKA AMEEN, FAIR TRADE USA, LARRY LIPSON

TOP CHEF CONTESTANT MALIKA AMEEN - HOW “FAIR TRADE USA” IS PROTECTING YOUR FOOD

Being fair is easy—it’s as simple as a cup of coffee, a bar of chocolate, a spoonful of sugar, and now, even a t-shirt. When you choose Fair Trade Certified products, you know that the farmers and factory workers who made them earned their fair share, worked in safe conditions, didn’t use harmful chemicals, and took measures to protect the environment. It’s better for you, better for farmers, and better for the planet.

Former Top Chef: Just Desserts Contestant and Chef Malika Ameen uses Fair Trade Certified ingredients year round, and this October--which is also Fair Trade Month--she shares how good practices and good products really do go hand in hand.

About Malika Ameen Chef & Former Top Chef: Just Desserts Contestant
Malika is a Chicago-based pastry chef and restaurateur with a love for unique flavor combinations.  She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and Institute of Culinary Education in New York. She worked under three award-winning pastry chefs at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago and then spent five years at The Chateau Marmont where she was named “Best Pastry Chef” in 2003. She was chosen as a featured “cheftestant” on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts and then went on to launch her own online pastry business, ByMDesserts.

About Fair Trade:
Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America. They audit and certify transactions throughout the supply chain to ensure that farmers work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and earn additional money to improve their communities and care for their families. Fair Trade USA also provides farming communities with access to tools, trainings and resources; engages consumers; and helps companies respond to increasing consumer demand for Fair Trade products.  Visit FairTradeCertified.org for more information.

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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 Florida 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.
                                                 


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10/07 MIKE DESIMONE, JEFF JENSSEN, WINES OF CALIFORNIA: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE, ROSS RESNICK, ROAMING HUNGER, FOOD TRUCK WEEK LA

MIKE DESIMONE & JEFF JENSSEN THE "WORLD WINE GUYS" - WINES OF CALIFORNIA: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE 

From Napa and Sonoma to Modesto and Calaveras, take an unparalleled look in to California winemaking, history, and geography. “World Wine Guys” Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen have created the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the state's myriad wine-growing regions, including detailed listings of outstanding producers with individual tasting notes.

Enjoy winery profiles, winemaker interviews, recipe and food pairings, and photos of all, including wine labels. In addition, there's a foreword by Michael Mondavi and a preface by Kevin Zraly—two of the most powerful names in wine today.

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award-winning journalists as well as bestselling and award-winning authors.  Mike and Jeff are the Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors at Wine Enthusiast magazine, contributors to the Huffington Post, and wine columnists for The Latin Kitchen, the online arm of Latina magazine. They have also been featured guests on The TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and Better TV. They are the authors of Wines of the Southern Hemisphere (Sterling Epicure), which won the Gourmand International Award for Best Wine Book 2012 in the USA and Fire Island Cookbook (Simon and Schuster). The duo regularly host wine tastings and educational seminars around the world and on the high seas aboard luxury cruise ships. Please visit them at worldwineguys.com.


ROSS RESNICK - CEO OF ROAMING HUNGER - FOOD TRUCK WEEK LA

Food Truck Week LA, takes place from Saturday, October 4 through Saturday, October 11.

Food Truck Week LA, where more than 30 of LA’s most popular food trucks will offer consumers special deals on signature dishes and even select free meals, all of which can be accessed via the enhanced Roaming Hunger iOS app. Participating trucks include The Grilled Cheese Truck, Coolhaus and the Hungry Nomad.

About Roaming Hunger: 
Based in Santa Monica, California, Roaming Hunger is the ultimate food truck authority, tracking over 5,000 food trucks throughout the U.S., and keeping foodies in the loop through social media and the easy to use app. The multi-dimensional food truck site for businesses and consumers has been successful since its launch in 2009 and has grown exponentially, in multiple spaces especially catering. As of January 2014, Roaming Hunger has seen a 208% increase in catering leads in the last year.

ROAMINGHUNGER.COM

Monday, October 6, 2014

10/06 ANNA BULLETT, COOKING LIGHT MAGAZINE, DAMON MIELE, WORLD OF PINOT NOIR

ANNA BULLETT - EXECUTIVE CHEF, COOKING LIGHT MAGAZINE- OCTOBER IS NATIONAL APPLE MONTH

It’s fall harvest season, and we all know what that means. Back to school…and apples!
As the weather gets crisp and the crispness of apples signals the sweet, fleeting passage of fall, it’s time to get cooking. Almost a dozen apple varieties will be available soon in your grocery store—a bumper crop to cook with—and apples are a great cooking fruit.

Cooking Light’s Anna Bullett, MS, RD, has some suggestions to turn fall’s best fruit into anything you can imagine, matching varieties to recipes designed to unlock the unique charm of each fruit—just in time for National Apple Month! For instance, Granny Smiths are great for pies, Pink Ladies make delicious applesauce, and Fujis are delicious raw with a creamy cheese (a perfect after-school snack!).

Anna is certainly no stranger to being clever and crafty in the kitchen. She’s constantly reworking recipes to make them healthier and more family-friendly, and this season’s bounty of apples—farmers predict almost 264-million bushels will be hand-picked this year!—is no match for her culinary prowess.

About Anna Bullett, MS, RD:
Anna Bullet, MS, RD, is the executive chef of Cooking Light. She enjoys educating the public on complex health concepts and aims to inspire others to live, cook and eat healthier.  Before joining Cooking Light, Anna led cooking classes and wrote recipes for a popular restaurant in Manhattan. She also worked as a corporate dietitian, providing culinary development and nutrition communication support for school, college and corporate cafeterias throughout the Northeast and California. Anna is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University’s culinary arts and culinary nutrition programs, and she earned a Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine. Anna is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.


DAMON MIELE - EVENT COORDINATOR, WORLD OF PINOT NOIR    

Our mission is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education at the edge of California's beautiful Central Coast.

In 2015, WOPN will once again be celebrated at Bacara Resort & Spa, just outside the city of Santa Barbara, on the "American Riviera". Get ready for our Crystal Anniversary - Fifteen years of World of Pinot Noir, March 6-7 2015.

World of Pinot Noir is excited to announce that a limited number of VIP Weekend Passes, and  Single Day Event Passes for the 2015 event being held at Bacara Resort & Spa on March 6th & 7th are now available for purchase. These limited release VIP Passes will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until October 12th.

The Weekend Pass includes access for one person to: 

  • Thursday evening VIP Wine Industry Dinner & Tasting
  • Friday Seminar Series moderated by Jancis Robinson
  • Friday Early Entry to the Focus Tasting
  • A seat at one of the three Friday Evening Dinners being offered - the Fire, Earth or Water  dinner with the exclusive option to upgrade to an intimate Featured Burgundy Producer focus dinner held in the Wine Cellar at Bacara Resort (limited to 38 guests)
  • Saturday Burgundy Seminar with Don Kinnan 
  • Saturday Early Entry to the Grand Tasting 
  • A seat at either the Crystal Anniversary Dinner or the Rock Stars of WOPN dinner event - once again with the exclusive option to upgrade on Saturday night to the intimate Vintage Burgundy Dinner hosted by Fred Dame MS, and the Court of Master Sommeliers in the Bacara Wine Cellar. 

The Friday Pass includes access for one person to the Friday Seminar Series moderated by Jancis Robinson, Early Entry to the Friday Focus Tasting, and a seat at one of the three Friday Dinners.

The Saturday Pass includes access for one person to the Burgundy Seminar, Early Entry to the Saturday Grand Tasting, and a seat at either the Crystal Anniversary Dinner or the Rock Stars of WOPN dinner event.

Individual event tickets will go on-sale in mid-October.

WWW.WOPN.COM

07/25 BARBARA BALIK, THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION, AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY, JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING FOOD WRITER LAURA SHAPIRO

BARBARA BALIK FROM THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AUGUST 26TH! AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AT ...