MARGARITA CARRILLO ARRONTE – AUTHOR, MEXICO: THE COOKBOOK - DIAS LOS MUERTOS
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.
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.
LARRY MANETTI – ACTOR, AUTHOR AND RADIO PERSONALITY - QVC MANETTI MEATBALLS
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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!
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