Friday, April 29, 2016

04/29 DR. JOEL FISHER, LA WINE FEST, ORGANIZING EXPERT MARY CARLOMAGNO, ACTOR MICHAEL WESTON, HOUDINI & DOYLE ON FOX, STEVE EVANS

DR. JOEL FISHER - Founder & CEO, LA WINE FEST - JUNE 25 & JUNE 26  

The 11th annual LAWineFest will be held on June 25 & June 26 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
We warmly invite interested sponsors, exhibitors, wineries and breweries to reach out now. Some exhibitor categories have already sold-out!

Tickets are On Sale Now!
The LAWineFest is proud to be in its 11th 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!

ABOUT DR. JOEL M. FISHER – FOUNDER & CEO:
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.

WWW.LAWINEFEST.COM


ORGANIZING EXPERT MARY CARLOMAGNO - BUSY MOMS SURVIVAL GUIDE

GETTING EVERYTHING DONE…WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO!

Refereeing the morning rush, driving to endless appointments and practices, grocery shopping, tending to sick kids and more!  These are just a FEW of the things moms have to keep up with amongst their own professional and personal schedules!  But have no fear!  Organizing Expert Mary Carlomagno is here with tips that will help busy moms everywhere breathe a little easier!
From money-saving tips and time-saving tricks, to getting dinner on the table and having some “you” time, Mary is here to help!

Mary Carlomagno is the author of Give it Up! My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less and has appeared on Oprah, Today, Fox and Friends, CBS News and Good Housekeeping TV. She has been interviewed on Martha Stewart Radio and by Leeza Gibbons and Joan Hamburg. Mary's simple and action-oriented system for organization has been featured in Real Simple, Woman's Day, Quick and Simple, For Me magazine, Newsday and the Daily News.



ACTOR MICHAEL WESTON - PLAYS HOUDINI IN THE NEW HOUDINI & DOYLE ON FOX - PREMIERES THIS MONDAY MAY 2  

Michael Weston (born October 25, 1973) is an American television and film actor. His best-known roles are the private detective Lucas Douglas on House, the homicidal meth addict Jake in the critically acclaimed HBO drama Six Feet Under and Pvt. Dancer on Scrubs.

Personal life
Weston was born Michael Rubinstein in New York City, the son of actors Judi West andJohn Rubinstein, the grandson of piano virtuoso Arthur Rubinstein and the great-grandson of conductor Emil Młynarski, the founding conductor of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestraand principal conductor of the Scottish Orchestra.  He holds a degree in Theater and Arts from Northwestern University. In 2000 he changed his surname to "Weston" as there was already a "Michael Rubinstein" in the Screen Actors Guild. He has been married to musician Priscilla Ahn since 2010.

Acting career
Weston is a good friend of actor Zach Braff and has appeared in three features with him, Garden State, Wish I Was Here and The Last Kiss, and as a guest star on Braff's television show, Scrubs. Weston has also appeared as Simon Marsden, Olivia Benson's half-brother on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Weston appeared in the fifth season of House as a private investigator named Lucas Douglas hired by Dr. Gregory House; he reappeared in season six. Series creator David Shore planned a spin-off show with Weston's character as the lead in 2008, but the show never went into production. In 2009, Weston appeared in the Gerard Butler action film Gamer. He made a guest appearance on Burn Notice. In 2012, he starred in the A&E television movie, Coma.

ABOUT HOUDINI & DOYLE ON FOX:
The series premieres Monday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The series follows real-life friends and historical figures, Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and, in his pre-knighthood days, Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan), as they work together to solve seemingly inexplicable cases involving the paranormal. Inspired by true events, the series follows two great men of the 20th Century and real-life friends - HARRY HOUDINI (Weston), master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker; and ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (Mangan), prolific writer, creator of "Sherlock Holmes" and paranormal aficionado. They grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved, inexplicable and possibly supernatural crimes, alongside the first female Constable of the London Metropolitan Police Force, ADELAIDE STRATTON (Rebecca Liddiard, "Man Seeking Woman").

WWW.FOX.COM/HOUDINIANDDOYLE


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 28, 2016

04/28 PIZZA EXPERT FORREST WALDO, DIGIORNO® CELEBRATING 20 YEARS, MATTHEW LOSO OF BARONS AND MATTEO, THE WASHINGTON STATE WINEMAKERS DINNER

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT CHEF AND PIZZA EXPERT FORREST WALDO - DIGIORNO® IS CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

A PIZZA HISTORY
We’ve come a long way from our Chicago roots, but we’ve always stood by the deliciousness of fresh-baked pizza. From thick to thin and everything in between, we have something for everyone..

ORIGINAL RISING CRUST
We introduced the world to an oven-ready, rising crust pizza more than two decades ago. And we haven’t looked back since. Our self-rising crust has big, juicy toppings that are paired with our signature sauce for the fresh baked taste of delivery pizza in your very own home.

IT'S SIMPLE 
Our passion is pizza. Great pizza. Amazing pizza. The pizza you deserve. We make the kind of pizza that makes your mouth water and your senses celebrate. With a crust that rises to every occasion. And toppings that never cease to amaze. Pizza created from the knowledge that the freshest taste, comes baked from the freshest place – your oven. This is pizza that delivers on delicious every time, because... It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno.

WWW.DIGIORNO.COM



WINEMAKER/CONSULTANT, MATTHEW LOSO OF BARONS AND MATTEO - EVENT CHAIRMAN FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE WINEMAKERS DINNER 

WA STATE WINEMAKERS DINNER - Tickets on sale now!

Friday, May 15, ~ 6:30pm Annual Celebration of Washington Wines and Winemakers Featuring an Amazing Array of Grilled and BBQ Cuisine with a Selection of Wines from Top Washington Wine Producers on hand to pour and greet you

Honorary Dinner Chairmen Ken Avedisian and Matthew Loso
Casual Poolside Dining & Walk-Around at the Estate of Esteemed Dinner Hosts Sharon and Hal Lampert

15614 Morrison Street Sherman Oaks 91403 – (818) 788-8821
Tickets – $150 Per Person ($100 is tax deductible)

Especially for your pleasure: a Mini Auction of Washington Wine Lots

SEATING IS LIMITED
To reserve seats or for further information, call (323) 939-0758 or email Maria Mendoza – mmendoza@cff.org

ABOUT MATTHEW:
Matthew Loso first got the wine bug as a server, when an unexpected personnel change caused the Maître d’Hotel at a high-end restaurant in Seattle to suddenly proclaim him the “wine captain”. That was 1988, and he was a senior at Liberty High School in Issaquah, WA. By 1990 his focus had changed from serving wine to making wine. His first crush was at (long-gone) French Creek Cellars in Woodinville, where he spent 2 vintages, before going on to work under David Lake, MW at Columbia Winery. He went on from there to continue his craft at McCrea Cellars, one of Washington early Rhone specialists.

In 1993, Matthew launched Matthews Cellars (later Matthews Estate) with 75 cases of Red Table Wine, and a star was born. He remained at his namesake winery until 2008, when he sold his share of Matthews Estate to concentrate on his consulting business, which was booming along with the explosive growth of the Washington wine industry. Matthew has been making Barons wines from the very beginning, and brings a wealth of knowledge unparalleled in the Pacific Northwest, on both the technical and practical sides.

As one of Washington’s pioneer winemakers, he has mentored many winemakers who have gone on to fame and fortune, and is regularly consulted by other winemakers all across the region and beyond for his broad understanding of viticulture and viniculture. His wines (both at Barons and elsewhere) have received critical acclaim, more 90+ point ratings than can be counted, and most importantly, have stood the test of time. He believes that vineyard practices are just as important to the finished wine as what goes on at the winery, and spends untold hours in the vineyards each growing season.

Believing that in order to make world-class wine you have to know what it tastes like, Matthew has made a point of tasting the world’s greatest wines. An ardent collector, he has traveled extensively throughout the world’s classic wine regions, learning something from each area as he went along.

WWW.BARONSV.COM 
WWW.MATTEOWINES.COM 
WWW.NWWINEFILTRATION.COM

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

04/27 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE EXPERT, DR. JEREMY LIEB AND AL PIAZZA

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
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. JEREMY LIEB AND AL PIAZZA - HOW TO SPARE MORE CANCER PATIENTS FROM UNNECESSARY TREATMENTS? 

ADVANCED GENETIC TEST PROMPTS CHANGE IN PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT

Every 20 minutes another man will die from prostate cancer.  For these patients with aggressive disease, surgery and/or radiation treatment is appropriate and may be life-saving.  At the same time 40-50% of patients have a lower-risk prostate cancer and many are eligible for active surveillance.   These patients may opt to avoid or delay surgery and radiation and the side effects associated with these treatments such as urinary incontinence and sexual impotence.

According to the National Institutes of Health, 9 out of 10 prostate cancer patients who are candidates for active surveillance will instead receive more aggressive, radical treatment. The question all patients need answered is: What is my risk of dying from prostate cancer? The current trend in medicine is to reduce the rate of overtreatment for patients with low-risk prostate cancer by shifting more patients to active surveillance.

A recently published clinical utility study, PROCEDE 500, showed that:
  • Physicians changed their treatment plans for 65 percent of men with prostate cancer after receiving the Prolaris genetic test report.
  • Approximately 25 percent of patients had an increase in treatment based on a high test score, which indicates aggressive disease.
  • Approximately 40 percent of patients had a reduction in treatment based on a low test score, which indicates non-aggressive disease.
A genetic test called Prolaris® is the only clinically-proven prognostic test that tells patients if they have aggressive or non-aggressive prostate cancer and answers the important question of what is a patient’s personal risk is of dying from the disease within 10-years of diagnosis.  Armed with this personalized risk assessment, physicians can tailor their treatment plans to individual patients.

Jeremy Lieb, M.D., is a physician and board-certified urologist from California who is a member of a leading community-based urology practice.    He is an expert on prostate cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, including the uses and benefits of genetic testing for clinical decision making.

Al Piazza, 73, a retired phone company manager from California, lives with prostate cancer. He decided against prostate surgery and opted for active surveillance based on Dr. Lieb’s advice and results from the Prolaris test that showed he has a less-aggressive form of the cancer. Al can speak to the many decisions a prostate cancer patient faces and how genetic testing gave him the peace of mind he needed.

Prolaris is a novel 46-gene RNA-expression test that directly measures tumor cell growth characteristics for stratifying the risk of disease progression in prostate cancer patients. Prolaris provides a quantitative measure of the RNA expression levels of genes involved in the progression of tumor growth.

WWW.PROLARIS.COM

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

04/26 AWARD-WINNING CHEF ART SMITH, STEM FAMILY FUN MANUAL WITH COOL MOM PICKS' KRISTEN CHASE AND LIZ GUMBINNER

JOIN TOP CHEF MASTERS FAVORITE AND AWARD-WINNING CHEF, ART SMITH AS HE SHOWS US HOW TO GET HEALTHY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS ON THE TABLE IN MINUTES

LOOKING TO SHED WINTER WEIGHT? THE COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER IS ON…JOIN TOP CHEF MASTERS FAVORITE AND AWARD-WINNING CHEF, ART SMITH AS HE SHOWS HOW TO GET HEALTHY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS ON THE TABLE IN MINUTES

Summer is just around the corner and many of us are trying to improve our eating habits and shed excess weight gained by indulging in winter comfort foods. Art Smith, restaurant owner and former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, is well known for personally losing 120-pounds that transformed both his body and his health. What is the secret to his success? His healthy cooking philosophy, adaptable to busy lifestyles, is all about keeping it simple with satisfying recipes that use only a few ingredients and minimal prep.

Art’s latest innovation in the kitchen is the brand-new Smartbowl™ that transforms weeknight cooking into a breeze through simpler meal preparation. Using high-end materials and cutting-edge technology, the Smartbowl™ helps create fast and delicious meals by using two cooking methods simultaneously: rapid heat induction in a microwave and moisture infusion with highly saturated steam. This revolutionary new cooking tool helps take the guesswork out of cooking, and what’s better, most Smartbowl™ recipes take only 10 minutes to prepare.

ABOUT ART SMITH: 
Art Smith is the executive chef and co-owner of Blue Door Kitchen and Tavern, Art and Soul, Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, LYFE Kitchen restaurants, 1500 South at the Naples Bay Resort and opening this summer: Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. After ten years as Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, Smith now cooks for special events for celebrities all over the world. He has been a contributing editor to O, the Oprah Magazine and has made numerous television appearances, including on ABC's A Very Lady Gaga Thanksgiving, Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and ABC's Nightline.

WWW.CHEFARTSMITH.NET
SMARTBOWLSYSTEM.COM


"STEM FAMILY FUN MANUAL" WITH COOL MOM PICKS' KRISTEN CHASE AND LIZ GUMBINNER

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, also referred to as STEM, is everywhere from the depths of the ocean to the kitchen table to the furthest star. As we make our way through Spring, it’s important for our kids to be active, explore and make new discoveries using STEM learning as it’s backbone. We’ve got Cool Mom Picks founders Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner to fuel our families’ imaginations and help us gear up for a Spring packed with family fun!

Kristen Chase is the Publisher and CEO of Cool Mom Tech and Cool Mom Picks. She started off as the author of the blog Motherhood Uncensored, which gained popularity for speaking frankly and humorously about the challenges of motherhood. Since, she’s appeared on numerous top blogger and Twitter lists, including the Babble Top 50 (2009 and 2010) and the Parents Magazine top 10 Power Moms online. Currently living in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her four kids, Kristen is also a contributor to online parenting sites like Cafemom’s The Stir, Mom.me, Lifetime Moms, and Alphamom.com.

Liz Gumbinner is the co-publisher and Editor in Chief of Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech. She started off as a writer, having written a cookbook, articles and short films. In 2006, she shared her own blog Mom 101 to share her personal motherhood experiences. In her spare time, Liz contributes to magazines including Redbook, New York Family, and Time Out NY, as well as other parenting anthologies. She is a frequent guest on various television shows such as NBC’s TODAY Show, Meredith Vieira Show and Inside Edition. She has also been interviewed by Katie Couric, a featured panelist on iVillage’s The Conversation Thread, and a contributor to Raising America on HLNTV.

WWW.FRITOLAY2GO.COM 

Monday, April 25, 2016

04/25 FISHERMAN PAUL HEBERT, NAT GEO CHANNEL’S WICKED TUNA, SALLY JAMES, SLOW LIVING RADIO, ANZAC DAY

FISHERMAN PAUL HEBERT FROM NAT GEO CHANNEL’S WICKED TUNA - MONDAYS AT 9/8C  

Wicked Tuna is a reality television series about commercial Tuna fishermen based in Gloucester, Massachusetts who fish for the lucrative Atlantic bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic Ocean. The teams of fisherman battle each other to see who can catch the most fish.

Captain Paul Hebert is often disparaged by his fellow captains.  But this season, he has gone from being this season’s underdog to a real contender for first place. After years of struggling, Hebert finally owns his own boat, the Wicked Pissah. Despite some rocky moments, including the departure of one crew member, Hebert has battled back against the odds and is within striking distance of the top spot. A win would top off his incredible season and finally earn him the respect of his peers, but the leaderboard standings are razor-thin and any captain could take the title.

In the April 25 episode, Paul is the titular “Comeback Kid” – Paul and his mate Brad get the series’ first-ever quadruple hookup (four fish on at the same time).

ABOUT PAUL HEBERT:
Captain Paul Hebert has been fishing in Gloucester’s waters for decades, but he has struggled to prove himself as a captain over the past few seasons. That all changes this year, because Hebert has finally purchased a boat of his own: the Wicked Pissah. It may be the smallest boat in the fleet, but it’s captained by one of New England’s biggest personalities. With his all-new crew, Hebert sets sail to make a name for himself. It’s a fresh chapter in his long career — and he is determined to make sure it’s filled with lots of meat on deck.

Hebert is a third-generation fisherman who has been fishing since he was a child: “I grew up doing this. My father was a fisherman, and my five brothers do it. My mother does it. It’s all I know. It’s like growing up on a farm and knowing about cows; I grew up knowing bluefin. When I was 4, my dad used to set me up next to him in a chair while he went harpooning.” While some fishermen go their entire careers without even daring to tackle the mighty bluefin, Hebert caught his first one at the tender age of 8, using a handline. “It was 1,100 pounds!” he recalls.

Hebert fishes commercially year-round, but his passion is catching giant bluefin. Known as one of Gloucester’s most successful fishermen, he has experience working on many different boats. Although Hebert might have a zany personality, he is completely serious when it comes to catching giants — and he’s vocal about the way he likes to fish, which sometimes leads to conflict.

channel.nationalgeographic.com/wicked-tuna


AUTHOR, FOOD & WINE CONSULTANT, AUSTRALIAN FOOD & WINE AMBASSADOR & CO-HOST OF CRN’S SLOW LIVING RADIO SALLY JAMES TALKS ABOUT ANZAC DAY 

An Anzac biscuit is a sweet biscuit, popular in Australia and New Zealand, made using rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water. Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I.

It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.Today, Anzac biscuits are manufactured commercially for retail sale.

Biscuits issued to soldiers by the Army, referred to as "Anzac tiles" or "Anzac wafers", differ from the popular Anzac biscuit. Anzac tiles and wafers were hard tack, a bread substitute, which had a long shelf life and was very hard.

ANZAC BISCUIT RECIPE
The popular Anzac biscuit is a traditional, eggless sweet biscuit. Early recipes did not include coconut. The following recipe (without coconut) was published in The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Queensland) on Saturday, 14th August 1926.

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tbls golden syrup
2 tbls boiling water
1 tsp bicarbonate soda (add a little more water if mixture is too dry)

Method
1. Combine dry ingredients.
2. Mix golden syrup, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda until they froth. Add melted butter.
3. Combine butter mixture and dry ingredients.
4. Drop teaspoons of mixture onto floured tray, allowing room for spreading.
5. Bake in a slow oven.

ABOUT ANZAC DAY: 
ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day - 25 April.

Every nation must, sooner or later, come for the first time to a supreme test of quality; and the result of that test will hearten or dishearten those who come afterwards. For the fledgling nation of Australia that first supreme test was at Gallipoli.

This site includes a host of educational and historical information on ANZAC Day, the Spirit of ANZAC, and all conflicts in which Australian forces have served. The site will be regularly updated and improved as resources permit.

ABOUT SALLY JAMES:
Sally James is an award-winning Australian author, educator, chef, television presenter and radio host whose books and recipes have won international acclaim for food & wine pairing, health and creativity. Sally is the author of eighteen cookbooks and publications, including her best-selling Simply Healthy—winner of the prestigious World Cookbook Awards, Versailles, France, 1999 for Best Health Cookbook; Fresh and Healthy–Winner of the 2001 IACP International Cookbook Award in the Health category; Simply Sensational, a finalist for the IACP Award in 2003; Escape to Yountville – Recipes for Health and Relaxation from the Napa Valley, and the Australian Heart Foundation Cookbook.

Since relocating to the U.S. in 2001, James has been a guest presenter on the Food Network and UPN Networks, a recurring guest on ABC TV’s View from the Bay, and has been featured in magazines including Cooking Light, Wine Spectator, Fitness, Family Circle, New York Times' Savor Wine Country, Plate, In the Mix and Healthy Cooking.

She has been a guest chef and lecturer for the American Heart Association, the Culinary Institute of America, Disney’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, COPIA, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, the National Restaurant Association Show, Draegar's and Publix Markets, the American Institute of Food & Wine, and Johnson & Wales Universities across the United States.

www.slowlivingradio.com

Friday, April 22, 2016

04/22 JIM MILIO, CHEF KURT EHRLICH, JEANETTE’S EDELWEISS, COLMAN DOMINGO, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, STEVE EVANS

CO-OWNER JIM MILIO AND CHEF KURT EHRLICH - JEANETTE’S EDELWEISS, LA’S HOTTEST NEW GERMAN RESTAURANT AND BAR


JEANETTE AND JIM MILIO:
The owners of Jeanette’s Edelweiss are Jim and Jeanette Milio. Born and raised in Germany, Jeanette moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago, becoming one of Hollywood’s leading motion picture and television producers. Missing her home town, she wanted, along with her husband, to create a little piece of Germany in here in California by opening Jeanette’s Edelweiss – sharing with her fellow Angelinos the tasty and playful side of her beloved Germany. Her husband, Jim Milio, is  an Emmy Award winning writer/director/producer whose credits include the hit TV show Rescue 911, Dog Whisperer and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Jim also loves cooking and always wanted to have his own restaurant.

EXECUTIVE CHEF KURT EHRLICH, KNOWN AS CELEBRITY CHEF KURT:
Executive Chef Kurt Ehrlich, known as Celebrity Chef Kurt, graduated from one of Europe’s highly ranked culinary schools, the Breidenbacher Hof Chef School in Germany. Chef Kurt worked throughout France and Italy for years, enhancing his skills constantly. Once in the US, Chef Kurt worked at the renowned Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York and the Disney World Resort in Orlando, amongst other renowned hotels and restaurants. Along the way, Kurt has received numerous prestigious awards for his culinary creations. He operated his own restaurants in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles and cooked for high caliber celebrities in Hollywood as well as Presidents Ronald Regan and Richard Nixon.

Kurt is committed to only using the finest ingredients, fresh locally farmed herbs, vegetables and meats. His specialty is cooking traditional German dishes in way that is light, healthy and mouthwatering tasty. His culinary creations are endlessly creative, which make for elaborate inventions at caterings and events. Kurt’s creations are famous and have been featured in cooking shows around the world and on CBS, NBC and ABC. Kurt’s Edelweiss pastries, strudels and cheesecakes are already becoming legendary and are being sold in stores and at farmer’s markets in Southern California. Kurt Erhlich is a distinguished member of the United States Chef’s Association, the American Culinary Foundation, the World Gourmet Association and the World Master Chef’s Society, among others.

JEANETTESEDELWEISS.COM


AWARD-WINNING ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, AND DIRECTOR, COLMAN DOMINGO - PROMOTING FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, SUNDAYS ON AMC 9PM/8PMC - HE ALSO JOINED AN ALL-STAR CAST IN NATE PARKER’S THE BIRTH OF A NATION

ABOUT FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:
Fear the Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson that premiered on AMC on August 23, 2015. It is acompanion series and prequel to The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The first season, consisting of six episodes, aired in 2015. Its second season of 15 episodes premiered on April 10, 2016.

Set in Los Angeles, California, the series follows a dysfunctional family composed of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark, her English teacher boyfriend Travis Manawa, her daughter Alicia, her drug-addicted son Nick, and Travis' son from a previous marriage, Chris, at the onset of the zombie apocalypse. They must either revamp themselves or cling to their deep flaws as they come to terms with the impending collapse of civilization.On April 15, 2016, AMC announced the series had been renewed for a 16-episode third season to air in 2017.

ABOUT COLMAN:
Colman Domingo is an award-winning actor, playwright, and director who is a triple threat in 2016 with anticipated TV, film and theater projects. Domingo will reprise his role as Victor Strand on Season 2 of AMC’s hit show Fear the Walking Dead.

Next up, Domingo joined an all-star cast in Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (Oct 2016), opposite Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union and Nate Parker. The film is a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner and premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

As an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award-nominated actor and OBIEand Lucille Lortel Award-winner, Domingo has solidified himself as a Broadway veteran. Domingo’s newest play Dot premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville last year and premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater in 2016, directed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.

Domingo’s theater career took off when he starred in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange. The off-Broadway ensemble cast received an OBIE Award in 2008, and Domingo reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange, directed by Spike Lee, in 2009. He made his British and Australian debuts with his self-penned solo play, A Boy and His Soul. This production originated at New York City’s Vineyard Theater and won him GLAAD and Lucille Lortel awards in 2010. Domingo will once again revive, and direct, A Boy and His Soul in August of 2016 for the Guthrie Theatre.

In 2010, Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest revival on Broadway, and in the award-winning The Scottsboro Boys, a role which he originated on and off Broadway. Domingo was nominated for a Tony Award, Olivier Award, and a Fred Astaire Award for his role in The Scottsboro Boys. Additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway revival of Blood Knot and Wild With Happy.

As a director, Domingo recently staged the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning production of A Band of Angels and helmed August Wilson’s Seven Guitars for the Actors Theater of Louisville in the fall of 2015. He also directed the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of Exit Cuckoo and Single Black Female.

Additional film credits include Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Joe Roth’s Freedomland and Clint Eastwood’s True Crime, Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Ana and Red Hook Summer, and the first-ever screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story, King of the Bingo Game, among others. His TV credits include: The Knick, Lucifer, Law & Order, The Big Gay Sketch Show and Nash Bridges.

Domingo is on the Board of the Directors of the Vineyard Theater in New York City. He is also on faculty at the National Theater Institute (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center) and guest-lectured and mentored in many colleges and universities around the country. Domingo directed for Berkeley Rep as well as the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

WWW.AMC.COM/FEARTHEWALKINGDEAD‎
WWW.COLMANDOMINGO.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, April 21, 2016

4/21 ACTRESS BRITNE OLDFORD, HUNTERS ON SYFY, CORDON-BLEU CERTIFIED CHEF MICHELLE DUDASH, CAMPAIGN TRAIL MIX, JIM FOX, THE LOS ANGELES KINGS “BEARDATHON”

ACTRESS BRITNE OLDFORD - THE NEW DRAMATIC THRILLER SERIES HUNTERS ON SYFY

Britne Oldford — who many viewers remember from her roles in American Horror Story and The Flash as well as MTV’s Skins — stars in the new dramatic thriller series Hunters on Syfy.  In ‘HUNTERS’ (from exec producer Gale Anne Hurd who brought us The Walking Dead and The Terminator movies), Britne plays Alison Regan, one of the toughest and most valuable operatives of the Exo-Terrorism Unit, a secret government agency charged to hunt down ruthless alien terrorists who have adopted human form and surreptitiously live among us.

Britney can discuss the new series and how it uses science fiction storytelling to address real-world terrorism concerns.  (Interesting article from the LA Times

“HUNTERS” AIRS MONDAY NIGHTS AT 10PM, 9PM CT ON SYFY
A Secret Government Unit Hunts Down Alien Terrorists in Syfy's Thrilling New Series, Hunters 
Britne Oldford Helps Lead the Charge as Exo-Terrorism Operative Allison Regan 

Inspired by Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel, Alien Hunter, Syfy's Hunters is part gritty crime drama and part sci-fi thriller from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator trilogy) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes). When a decorated FBI agent's wife suddenly disappears, his search leads him to a secret government unit charged to hunt down ruthless terrorists called "Hunters" who are not from this world.

Britne Oldford plays Allison Regan, one of the most valuable operatives of the Exo-Terrorism Unit. Britne first starred on MTV’s popular series Skins before memorably playing the role of ‘Alma’ on the second season of the award-winning American Horror Story. She's also had recurring roles on ABC Family’s Ravenswood, Richard Lagravanese’s WE tv series The Divide and CW’s The Flash.

WWW.SYFY.COM/HUNTERS


CORDON-BLEU CERTIFIED CHEF AND REGISTERED DIETITIAN, MICHELLE DUDASH WILL SHARE SOME OF HER CAMPAIGN TRAIL MIX RECIPES INSPIRED BY THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL MIX
If you can’t decide who to vote for, you might be equally as confused as to what to snack on, which is why, America, Michelle has created the World’s First Political Campaign Trail Mix. It’s time for America to TAKE BACK SNACKING, and make it great again. **A NON-PARTISAN SPOOF**

Trump’s Build a Wall-Nut Trail Mix 
Hillary’s Hidden Email Trail Mix
ElecTED's Flaming Hot Political Tex Mix
Feel the Bern Spicy Trail Trail Mix
Kasich’s Buckeye Trail Mix
For the presidential candidate you don't like


ABOUT MICHELLE :
Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and best-selling author Michelle Dudash has created the award-winning recipes for busy moms struggling to feed their families nourishing meals while the clock is ticking. As an on-the-go working mom herself, Michelle understood early on that it is possible to cook like a chef while eating like a nutritionist, which is where the idea materialized for her first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press). In January 2016, Michelle launched her online program Clean Eating Cooking School: Monthly Meal Plans Made Simple.
Finalist on The Chew Search for The Weight Watchers Chef
Awarded Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Recognized as one of 12 alumni making a difference in nutrition by University of Wisconsin’s Grow magazine

Clean. Fresh. Fast. It is Michelle’s mission to make these three principles a part of your everyday food choices. Teaching millions of families how food and health can deliciously co-exist has been Michelle’s mission for over 18 years – one meal at a time. From clean eating BBQ fixes, revealing which foods keep you cool in the heat (while not melting in your bag) and snack packs that save your day, Michelle is the expert in empowering you how to approach food with a nutritionist’s perspective whether you’re in the kitchen or on the road.

Recipe Developer, Chef Speaker, Nutrition Spokesperson
Michelle is a sought after recipe developer, nutrition and culinary speaker, food writer andregistered dietitian spokesperson for select international brands in the whole foods, clean eating space.

Michelle is the healthy recipe columnist for the Arizona Republic’s “Dish with Dudash®,” a regular contributor to Food Network’s “Healthy Eats” blog, and she has also contributed her savory creations to Diabetic Living, Better Homes and Gardens “Skinny Slow Cooker,” OXYGEN, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, and a variety of food companies. Her clean eating articles have appeared in EatingWell, SELF, Parents, Food Network and Shape. Journalists regularly call on her expertise for publications including USA Today, Today.com, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Kiwi,REDBOOK, WebMD, Family Circle, Time, Prevention, Today’s Dietitian, TheCookingChannel.com and many more. Michelle has appeared as an expert on The Doctors, The Chew, FOX & Friends, Better TV, The List, HuffPost Live, KABC Los Angeles, KCBS Los Angeles, Good Day Chicago and Radio Disney. Michelle is a regular guest on Arizona Midday on NBC-KPNX and The List, a nationally syndicated show airing on ABC and NBC affiliates across the country.

Education and Training
Michelle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. degree in dietetics and a few years later she earned her toque from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. Her recipes have appeared at A-list celebrity events, she cooked at the Mobil Five Star restaurant Mary Elaine’s, and was a private chef serving guests including English royalty. Fresh out of college, she learned the art of foodservice management with Compass Group, USA.

Active in Her Profession and Community
Michelle has served in leadership roles in many levels of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including past-president of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently the Education Chair of the Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group. Michelle continuously mentors interns as they complete nationally accredited dietetic programs and is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University. Michelle is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Les Dames d’ Escoffier, an invitation-only professional and philanthropic organization, as well as Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group.

Michelle practices yoga, relishes a brisk run, and squeezes in weight lifting when she can. When traveling, she is always on the lookout for the best food experiences, whether it is bringing a container of tuna poke to the beach, noshing on a juicy peach at the local farmers market, or savoring a fine chef’s creations. When at home in Scottsdale, Arizona, she loves to cook whole-foods meals for her husband and two young daughters.

WWW.POLITICALTRAILMIX.COM
WWW.MICHELLEDUDASH.COM
WWW.CLEANEATINGCOOKINGSCHOOL.COM


JIM FOX - FORMER NHL PLAYER AND TV ANALYST FOR THE LA KINGS – PLAYOFFS AND THE LOS ANGELES KINGS “BEARDATHON”

LOS ANGELES KINGS “BEARDATHON”

Los Angeles Kings “Beardathon”  raiseS money for the March of Dimes who’s mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  If you are able to pledge for Jim's beard, every little bit helps…

ABOUT JIM:
Jim Fox is in his 26th season as the Kings Television Analyst, joining Bob Miller in the booth for club broadcasts on FOX Sports West.  

Ninth on the Kings all-time scoring list, ninth in assists and 11th in goals with 479 points (186-293=479) in 578 games, Fox spent his entire 10-year career as a member of the Kings after being selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.  A three time 30-goal scorer, Fox enjoyed his most productive season in 1984-85 when he recorded 83 points (30-53=83), and in 22 career playoff games with the Kings, Fox had 12 points (4-8=12).  Over his playing career with the Kings, Fox also holds the distinction of playing the fourth most games -- starting, ending and only with the Kings (Dave Taylor holds the mark followed by Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar).

Prior to becoming a King, Fox enjoyed a standout junior career with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).  As the club’s captain during the 1979-80 campaign, Fox recorded at least one point in every game, including preseason, regular season and the playoffs, and he was a finalist for the Canadian Jr. Player of the Year after earning OHL Most Valuable Player and Leading Scorer awards.

Internationally, Fox represented Canada at the World Junior Championship in Helsinki (1979-80) and he also earned a bronze medal at the World Championship in Moscow in 1986.

Upon retirement as a player in 1990, Fox became Director of Community Relations for the Kings, a position he held until 1994.  During that time, he was responsible for creating the Kings Care Foundation and annual Foundation events such as Tip-A-King, the team’s charity golf tournament and the Kings Youth Hockey Camp.

He remains one of the strongest forces in the Kings community development and charitable efforts, as a Special Ambassador, and he spends an enormous amount of time supporting and developing programs that benefit the children of our community, while also sitting on the board.  For 25 years, Fox also co-hosted the Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic with Dave Taylor, and now he actively serves as Commissioner for the new Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League.  In 2015 the Kings named their Community Service Award, which is given annually to an active Kings player, after Fox.

Fox, 55 (5/18/60), a wine lover, has participated as a judge in the Long Beach Grand Cru and the Los Angeles County Fair “Wines of the World,” both international wine-tasting competitions.  Fox, along with winemaker Mike Smith, produces single vineyard designate Pinot Noir from California under the brand name “Patiné Cellars.”  Patiné is French for “to have skated!”  This past September he hosted the fifth annual “Sunset Sip” wine tasting fundraiser to benefit The Guidance Center.

Fox played himself in the popular 1999 movie “Mystery, Alaska,” and he was the first Kings recipient of the club’s Community Service Award (1988-89).  In addition to his duties in the broadcasting booth, Fox has also served as the co-host of the Los Angeles-area Emmy Award-winning “Kings Live” pre-game show on FOX Sports West for several seasons.

In the October 2, 2006, issue of Sports Illustrated, Fox was named the Best Analyst in hockey.  From 1998-2012 Fox was named the Best TV Color Commentator in Southern California by Los Angeles Daily News Columnist Tom Hoffarth (the one year he did not win the award was when there was no NHL season), and Hoffarth has also named Fox and Miller the “Best Broadcasting Team” in a different award.  In 2008, the Southern California Sports Broadcasters honored him with the top pre and post-game shows commentator award and in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and in 2015 he won for the best TV Analyst for the second consecutive time (and fifth time in the last six years).

Also, on February 11, 2006, the Kings held “Jim Fox Day” at STAPLES Center, and Fox was honored on the ice before a game for his 25 years of service to the organization as a player and broadcaster.  During the 2013-14 season, Fox was a Legends Night Series honoree by the Kings at STAPLES Center.

From 2005-08, Fox also worked for NHL Radio through the Stanley Cup Final, as well as working as a studio playoff  analyst for Yahoo! Sports from 2006-09.

A native of Coniston, Ontario, Jim is a resident of Redondo Beach with his wife Susie.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

04/20 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, DANIEL MORGAN, MORGAN BAILEY PREMIUM COFFEE AND TEA COMPANY

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
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.


DANIEL MORGAN - FOUNDER, MORGAN BAILEY PREMIUM COFFEE AND TEA COMPANY

ABOUT MORGAN BAILEY PREMIUM COFFEE AND TEA COMPANY, INC.
Morgan Bailey Coffee, Inc. is the premier African specialty coffee and tea company in the United States. The company was founded in 2010 Los Angeles, Calif. by Daniel Morgan.  Morgan Bailey Coffee is committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality Arabica coffee in the world.  The company’s roast profiles allow customers to experience the very best “Berry Essence” of the coffee bean creating a richer, bolder, smoother, and cleaner cup of coffee.

MBC offers coffees and teas in multiple forms adhering to strict high-quality and taste standards, and controlling product quality through its unique direct store delivery selling and merchandising system. MBC is committed to working with organizations and communities who are concerned about environmental and social responsibility.  By supporting programs that protect land use, assist farmers, and promote sustainable coffee-growing practices.  For more information about Morgan Bailey Coffee, Inc., visit www.morganbaileycoffee.com.

CARBON FOOTPRINT

Green Roasting Technology
Our goal is to offer our customers roasts that are consistent and express the best qualities of coffee. Beyond, and second only to that, we concentrate on producing the best quality and also focus on reducing air pollution and preserving natural gas supplies in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.

The Roast system we utilize is a unique and ultra-efficient recirculation system. It addresses many shortcomings of current roasting technology.  With only 25 in the world, these roasters are the only to utilize this system, focusing on the roast quality and overall efficiency while eliminating smoke emissions. The design and fabrication enhances day-to-day operation and long-term performance while being environmentally responsible.

Based upon data research collected over a six-month period, in which the roaster was compared alongside a conventional drum roaster with afterburner, results showed a reduction of 80% in natural gas consumption.  Also discovered was a reduction in CO2 emissions by 280,000 pounds.  We are a company cutting the edge in roasting technology.  Our secret roast profiles bring a much brighter, more consistent, and cleaner cup to our customers when compared to our competitors.

ABOUT DANIEL MORGAN:
NOLA native Daniel Morgan grew up no stranger to bold flavor. As a young child, in a tiny home in New Orleans, Morgan’s great grandmother used to put a spoon of coffee in his milk. His young palette was being tuned early to fine flavor. It was her love that motivated him to start the Morgan Bailey Premium Coffee and Tea Company.

A balanced and talented artist and entrepreneur, Morgan grew up with four generations of family under one small roof and a ton of love. He began plucking melodies out on the piano at the age of 5, then writing and singing at the tender age of 7. The church allowed him to further develop his skills by directing the youth choir. By age 18 he moved to Japan and took the industry by storm.

Morgan’s performances are richly layered with vocals. He has an incredible 5 octave range and delivers a powerful performance, clean and bold, but rich and weathered at the same time. Morgan’s talent has taken him around the world-traveling domestically and internationally with Major American, Asian and European artists to great and beautiful countries, bit he never forgot the dreams he had as a boy.

Never far from his vow to his great grandmother, in 2006 Morgan started taking classes for artistry roasting coffee. After traveling the world and enjoying the wonder of different flavors he soon developed a special interest in Ethiopian Coffee. Committing to a full year to discover the true contents of the wonderful and densely flavored beans, he and a native Ethiopian formed Morgan Bailey Premium Coffee and Tea Company.

His musical talents continue to reach the hearts and minds of fans everywhere and now with MORGAN BAILEY he can excite the palette and soul through a royal brand of coffee that embodies peace and love.

WWW.MORGANBAILEYCOFFEE.COM



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

04/19 ACTOR MARK VALLEY, MICHAEL GERBER, THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER

ACTOR MARK VALLEY JOINS MIKE AND PAUL IN STUDIO TO CHAT ABOUT HIS  CURRENT PROJECTS

Mark Thomas Valley (born December 24, 1964) is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Brad Chase on the TV drama Boston Legal, Oliver Richard on the NBC drama Harry's Law, as FBI Special Agent John Scott on Fringe, Christopher Chance in Fox's action/drama Human Target, as Tommy Sullivan in ABC's Body of Proof, and as CIA Director Gabe Widener in NBC's Crisis.

Early life
Valley was born in Ogdensburg, New York, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and engineering. He then served in Berlin, where he played rugby for the U.S. military team, The Berlin Yanks Rugby Football Club. He served in the military during the Gulf War. He has a daughter, Sherri, born in 1987.

Career
Valley obtained his first role, on The Innocent (1993), while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.[1] He landed the role of "Father Pete" on Another World in 1993. He later took over the role of Jack Deveraux on the NBC Daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1994–97. In 2003, Valley played Detective Eddie Arlette, an American police officer in London, on the short-lived Keen Eddie.

He played Brad Chase on Boston Legal, a spinoff of the television series The Practice. Valley also appeared on the television series ER as Richard Lockhart, Abby Lockhart's ex-husband. In 2008 he appeared on Fringe, as FBI agent John Scott. Valley played the lead inFox's drama Human Target.

In July 2012, it was announced that Valley would be joining as series regular on ABC's Body of Proof. He played Det. Tommy Sullivan,Dana Delany's love interest. He also co-starred alongside Delany in her short-lived series Pasadena in 2001.


MICHAEL GERBER - PUBLISHER OF THE NEW HUMOR MAGAZINE, THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER - THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THE 2ND ISSUE

NEW HUMOR MAGAZINE THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER RETURNS FOR ISSUE #2

Decades after The National Lampoon and SPY ruled the comedy world, a dream team of writers and artists have resurrected the classic print humor magazine as a new quarterly publication - The American Bystander - www.americanbystander.org

Founded by Michael Gerber, Brian McConnachie, and Alan Goldberg, The American Bystander launched in late 2015 with an enormously successful crowdfunding campaign.

“Reaction was euphoric,” says Gerber. “We made our Kickstarter goal in just four days. And the moment people got issue #1, readers asked, ‘When can I buy #2?’  We were astounded. People aren’t supposed to like print anymore — but they do.”

Hence, issue #2 is now available via a Kickstarter campaign - http://kck.st/22wcKBa - stretching from March 23 to April 21.

If Bystander reaches its $25,000 goal, it will then be available in bookstores and Amazon. As with the first Bystander, issue #2 is a large format softcover book featuring material from some of America’s funniest writers and artists, adding to the dream team assembled for issue #1.

Bystander #2 boasts SNL’s Jack Handey and Brian McConnachie, Letterman’s Merrill Markoe and Steve Young, Slate’s Mallory Ortberg, a whole raft of New Yorker cartoonists young and old, The Simpsons’ Mike Reiss, Onion writers Todd Hanson and John Howell Harris, and a sterling lineup of comic book veterans from Howard Cruse and MK Brown to Rick Geary and Shary Flenniken.

The first issue was a 146-page, full-color softcover book filled with contributions from The Simpsons’ George Meyer, Reiss and Al Jean; Handey and McConnachie; New Yorker cartoonists Roz Chast, Jack Ziegler, Liza Donnelly; legendary illustrators Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, and R.O. Blechman; a crop of stellar younger talents like Ortberg, Simon Rich, and Kate Beaton; and a humorous essay by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

Bystander was created to provide something America’s been missing for almost twenty years: smart magazine-style humor. Bystander offers classic writers and formats that used to be found in Esquire, Playboy, The Atlantic, even on the Times Op-Ed page, as well as humor magazines like The Realist, and National Lampoon and SPY both which went under in 1998.

The editors of Bystander think of the quarterly as the comedy equivalent of “slow food,” a format meant to be savored. From parody to satire, short stories to multi-page comics, there’s something in the magazine to suit every taste.  And more importantly, Bystander showcases the kinds of stuff you don’t see on the web, or can read on your phone.

Gerber stated, “Our goal is to provide an outlet -- connect all these talented writers and cartoonists with the audience. But we can't do it like a big corporate magazine; newsstands are dying, and comedy makes print advertisers nervous. So that's why we went to Kickstarter, directly to readers.”

Behind all the comedy, there’s also a serious purpose; the demise of mainstream publishing has been especially financially tough on these writers and cartoonists, who are the first to be trimmed when budgets get cut.  Editor McConnachie noted, “Here’s a novel idea: We are going to pay our contributors a fair wage, plus let them keep all the rights to their work.”

But the money has to come from readers, not advertisers — currently the Bystander doesn’t accept paid ads. “Humor magazines are the Bernie Sanders of the media world,” Gerber says. “Corporations hate them. They’re grass-roots, eccentric, human-sized. If readers keep loving us, we’ll be fine. If not, we probably shouldn’t exist anyway.”

THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER 
MICHAEL GERBER is a million-selling parodist and publisher living in Santa Monica. BRIAN McCONNACHIE is an Emmy-award winning writer and actor who was a co-creator of the legendary National Lampoon Radio Hour, living in New York. ALAN GOLDBERG is a TV writer/producer and documentarian living in New York City.

WWW.AMERICANBYSTANDER.ORG

Monday, April 18, 2016

04/18 PHILIPPE COUSTEAU, THE EARTHECHO WORLD WATER MONITORING CHALLENGE, FOOD NETWORK HOST & VETERAN SUNNY ANDERSON, OPERATION GRATITUDE, SPAMERICAN FOOD TRUCK TOUR

TAKE A STAND FOR CLEAN WATER AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES THIS EARTH DAY WITH THE EARTHECHO WORLD WATER MONITORING CHALLENGE! PHILIPPE COUSTEAU TELLS US ALL ABOUT IT

ABOUT PHILIPPE COUSTEAU
An award-winning television host, producer, author, speaker, philanthropist and social entrepreneur Philippe is the son of Philippe Cousteau Sr. and grandson of Jacques Cousteau. His life-mission is to empower people to recognize their ability to change the world.

Philippe is the host and executive producer of Awesome Planet a new series that airs every Saturday morning syndicated on Fox and then Sunday free on Hulu. As a special correspondent for CNN he has hosted several award-winning shows including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra.

Over the years he has hosted television series for the BBC, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel.
As an author, Philippe has co-written many books including Going Blue and Make a Splash both of which have won multiple awards including Learning Magazine’s 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, a Gold Nautilus Award and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Award.

Philippe is also a successful social entrepreneur who believes in the power of commerce to do good.  In 2012 he partnered with AdvisorShares Investments to launch the Global Echo Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GIVE).
His philanthropic efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization that is creating a whole new generation of environmental citizens; youth equipped with the knowledge to understand environmental challenges, the critical thinking skills to solve them, and the motivation to do so.

In addition, Philippe founded the GlobalEcho Foundation, a sister organization to his investment fund which donates a percentage of the fund’s management fee to support projects around the world which support woman, environmental education and micro-enterprise.  Most recently the foundation made a grant to support installment of solar panels at the Panzi Hospital in Eastern Congo, an award winning hospital focused on the treatment and empowerment of women as well as much needed maternity care for thousands of women and children each year.

Philippe serves on the National Environmental Education Foundation and on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund.  Philippe has also testified to Congress on issues of ocean management and off-shore drilling.

TAKE A STAND FOR CLEAN WATER AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES THIS EARTH DAY WITH THE EARTHECHO WORLD WATER MONITORING CHALLENGE

How well do you know your water?  In celebration of Earth Day this April, Philippe Cousteau, Jr. and EarthEcho International invite you to be part of the solution for clean water and healthy waterways worldwide with the EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC).  This international program helps all participants to better understand and protect their water resources, starting with the simple act of testing their local water and sharing the results.  Protecting the quality of water in local watersheds is a critical part of ensuring the overall health of the environment and our communities.

Individuals, schools, businesses and communities -- literally anyone -- can be part of the solution with three simple steps:


  • Test – It all begins by understanding the state of water quality in your community. Get started by purchasing a simple test kit at www.monitorwater.org;
  • Share - Upload your results to our web portal or our Android App. 
  • Use #MonitorWater16 on social media to share your stories and photos with us and other program participants. 
  • Protect – Armed with knowledge about your local water resources, you can use the information and tools available at www.monitorwater.org to protect your community’s water every day. 


Citizens from 120 countries have participated in the Challenge.  The program runs annually from March 22 (the United Nations World Water Day) through December.

The EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge is made possible through the generous support of Xylem and the Legacy Foundation Fund.  In addition, the following organizations are collaborating with the EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge through outreach, resources and events: Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Boy Scouts of America; Google Education; LaMotte Company; National Environmental Education Foundation; Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum; Southwest Airlines; YMCA of the USA; and Youth Service America.

WWW.MONITORWATER.ORG


FOOD NETWORK HOST & VETERAN SUNNY ANDERSON PARTNERS W/ OPERATION GRATITUDE & THE SPAM BRAND TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITIES TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION THROUGH THE RETURN OF THE SPAMERICAN FOOD TRUCK TOUR

It seems every community and family has an experience to share about a military service member or first-responder having an impact on their lives. This spring, Sunny Anderson is partnering with Operation Gratitude and the SPAM brand to provide an opportunity for communities to show their appreciation through the return of the SPAMERICAN Food Truck Tour.

 Anderson, a Food Network host and veteran who completed her basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and began her career as a radio broadcaster and journalist in the Air Force in Korea, is helping the brand take their gratitude on the road with, with a letter writing campaign. The brand will donate $1 for every letter of gratitude submitted on SPAM.com and written in the 16 communities that the truck will to visit.

Taking a break from her Emmy nominated show, The Kitchen, Sunny is available on Monday, April 18 and Friday, April 22 to discuss this close to her roots cause. As part of the New York launch, she will unveil her signature Tour recipe- Operation SPAM Gravy with Biscuits – also bringing the Food Truck and other Chef-curated recipes such as SPAM Bahn Mi and SPAM fries for tasting.

•The return of the SPAMERICAN™ Tour showcases a new partnership honoring those who serve our nation. Following a successful and fun first year, the brand is unveiling new and unique SPAMTASTIC™ recipes created by some great chefs across America. (I can share them with you)
•The SPAM® brand is pledging a $1 donation for every personal letter written to include in each Operation Gratitude care package. Everyone can support the Operation Gratitude goal of meeting their 2 Millionth Care Package goal by writing a own letter at the interactive writing station when the SPAMERICAN Tour stops in their community, or at SPAM.com.

BIO:
While growing up traveling the world as an Army brat, Sunny's parents always encouraged her to indulge in the local cuisine, which she continued to do after beginning her career as a radio broadcaster and journalist in the Air Force. Upon leaving the Air Force an award-winning broadcaster, she continued her travels as a radio DJ, culminating in her dream job at a #1 rated radio station in New York. As a hobby she began cooking for her friends in the entertainment business and turned her growing client list into a catering company. That led to a guest appearance on Food Network’s Emeril Live! in 2005 and shortly after, she left her radio career and closed her catering business to chase yet another dream, sharing her recipes with the Food Network audience. Sunny’s first show, Gotta Get It, was quickly followed by Cooking for Real, How'd That Get On My Plate and other Food Network appearances. Her cooking style combines classic comfort foods along with unique flavors inspired by her many travels. She is the author of New York Times Best Seller Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life and is currently a co-host on Food Network's Emmy nominated The Kitchen. In 2015, as a long-time SPAM brand fan, Sunny partnered with the brand to serve as a brand ambassador to kick off the National SPAMERICAN™ Food Truck Tour and created a mainstay dish for the Tour – Coconut SPAM® Spears with Spicy Pineapple Chutney.

Sunny lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with her 3 rescue cats, Truffle Tycoon, Milky Mouth and Sea Salt and rescue dog Ella Edam.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

4/15 DEE WALLACE, MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS, VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL, STEVE EVANS

ACTRESS DEE WALLACE – CURRENT PROJECTS

Dee Wallace is a beloved feature film actress (130 films, 4 TV series, 200 commercials) author (5 books), radio host and life coach (20 years) known world-wide for her stand out role as the beloved mom in Steven Spielberg's classic film “ET The Extraterrestrial.”

The illustrious actress has just been nominated “Best Guest Performer” for her role as Patricia Spencer on “General Hospital” and she will attend “ The Daytime Emmy Awards” on May 1, 2016.  Dee states, “I am surprised, honored and grateful that my work on ‘General Hospital’ has been acknowledged this way. It is an exciting time for me! I played Patricia Spencer, Luke’s sister, a character that had been discussed since the beginning of the show! ”

 Dee currently costars on the Amazon Prime TV series “Just Add Magic,” has two feature films, “Ayla” (supernatural love thriller) and “Death House” (a unique horror genre film with social commentary) completed and recently guest-starred on “The Supernatural.”

Dee is most excited about the remarkable plush toy, Buppa LaPaloo that she recently created to promote self-esteem and self-love for children.

Combining her love of teaching and empowering people Dee Wallace has created a unique first-of-its-kind best friend for children. Buppa LaPaloo. This is an adorable teddy bear that interacts with children of all ages to teach them strong and fun statements that help them know how special they really are. This is a remarkable, cuddly toy that teaches self-love and self-esteem. Parents will love this bear as it helps them participate and help their children expand on the experience of being awesome!

Psychologists agree that a child’s personality and basic life pattern is firmly embedded by the ages of 4-7. The core of bulimia, anorexia, bullying, poor grades, anger, etc. is due in part to a lack of self-love, importance and self-esteem while growing up. Early childhood self-love is vitally important to how children will see, be and interact in their world. The Buppa LaPaloo Bear helps kids learn how to own their power.

When you press the adorable Buppa LaPaloo Bear's right paw, one of 14 positive empowering messages is delivered that a child can repeat back. Some of the statements include: “I love me.” “I love to laugh.” “I love to smile.” “I love to dance.” The simple exercise of repeating these messages creates strong self-definitions and builds a child’s self-esteem and self-love.

When you press the Buppa LaPaloo Bear's left paw a parent or child can record a personal empowering, happy message. Buppa LaPaloo is a wonderful gift for anyone who loves holding a plush teddy bear and hearing great messages each day. It brings a smile to your face no matter what age!

Dee Wallace has combined her high school teaching degree and eclectic illustrious career to create a unique toy that can make a difference in a child’s life. Dee’s lifelong work is based on the principles of accepting responsibility and loving ourselves early in life so we can create the life we desire.

For more information about BuppaLaPaloo please visit: www.BuppaLapaloo.com

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MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS – VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL (APRIL 21-24) AND OTHER SB HAPPENINGS

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.

ABOUT VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL
The Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend April 21-24 brings together wine makers, grape growers, chefs, and wine lovers for four days of wine and food.  From the four day Vintners Visa, Friday Big Bottle Bash Dinner, Saturday Wine Seminar amd Festival, to the many winery special events, you don't want to miss this must attend weekend in Santa Barbara Wine Country.

The highlight of the weekend is the Saturday afternoon Vintners Festival held on the beautiful grounds of the River View Park in Buellton. More than 100 Santa Barbara County wineries will pour their newest releases alongside some of the region's best restaurants and food purveyors.

VINTNERS VISA
The Vintners' Visa gives you one complimentary wine tasting at 12 different wineries throughout Santa Barbara County. The Visa lasts for the entire Spring Weekend starting on Thursday, April 21 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

EVENT CALENDAR
There are plenty of fun and exciting events taking place over the Spring Weekend. Check out winery open houses, special wine maker dinners or lunches, vineyard hikes, and more.

WWW.SBCOUNTYWINES.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, April 14, 2016

04/14 JOE FILIPPINI, ENTRE NOUS WINES, THE 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS, TIFFANI THIESSEN, COOKING CHANNEL’S DINNER AT TIFFANI’S, MARK LACH, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS

GENERAL MANAGER AT ENTRE NOUS WINES. JOE FILIPPINI JOINS THE SHOW TO CHAT ABOUT THE 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS 

WELCOME TO ENTRE NOUS WINES, A SMALL FAMILY WINERY IN THE HEART OF NAPA VALLEY DEDICATED TO EXQUISITE, HAND-CRAFTED ESTATE WINES.

“Entre Nous” in French means “between us” – bringing those together who have both a role in making the wine and those who enjoy drinking it. In addition, “entre nous”, when applied to wine – indicates this is a beverage that is best enjoyed with others!

Entre Nous released their first wine in 2007 – a Cabernet Sauvignon. This gem of a property in Oakville is planted to 26 acres of vines – most of which is sold to premium wineries. Each year, Kristine Ashe harvests from select blocks and makes about 500 cases of wine. All grapes for their wines are from the estate.

Proprietor Kristine Ashe grew up in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay area and used to take trips up to Napa – where she ultimately fell in love with the lifestyle and the region’s wine. In 2000 she purchased her Oakville Estate – hired well regarded vineyard manager David Abreu – who promptly sectioned the property into smaller blocks to better micro manage the vineyard.

Today the vineyard is carefully managed, fruit is watched closely and dropped throughout the growing season, leaving only the most healthy quality bunches to fully ripen before harvest. The property is organically farmed – even sheep are brought in seasonally to graze the cover crop between the vines.

More recently, much sought after winemaker Phillipe Melka was hired and currently is their winemaker. Phillipe consults for a number of premium producers in Napa. He is well recognized in the industry and was voted American Winemaker of the year in 2005 by Robert Parker in Food & Wine Magazine. Philippe has a geology degree as well as a degree in oenology and agronomy (he knows his Napa terroir very well). He is as detailed in the vineyard as he is with the wine-making.

A WORD FROM JOE:
Entre Nous has been quite the unexpected and gratifying journey. Our family endeavor has taken me from sage brush and barbed wire to biodynamic farming and hand de-stemming some of the finest grapes in the world. Collaborating with relatives really strengthened our connection to one another, and created a community electrified with talent, zeal and unparalleled work ethic. I’ve found my place here, surrounded by family, friends, and work that I love. I don't take a single moment for granted. – Joe

WWW.ENTRENOUSWINES.COM

ABOUT THE 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 6PM
at Warner Bros., “Midwest Street”

A wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. One of WINE SPECTATOR’S “TOP TEN U.S. CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS” will be held on the “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros.

The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 14, 2016 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.  This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.  “Winemasters” has raised nearly $29 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The CF Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle.  It’s focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF and ultimately, to find a cure. The Foundation’s drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations NOW for this wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuves dinner!


TIFFANI THIESSEN - ACTRESS, WIFE, MOTHER & HOST OF COOKING CHANNEL’S DINNER AT TIFFANI’S MAKES EVERYDAY OCCASIONS SPECIAL WITH DELICIOUS CULINARY TIPS AND TRICKS  

MAKE EVERYDAY OCCASIONS SPECIAL, WITH DELICIOUS CULINARY TIPS AND TRICKS
 Join actress, wife, mother and host of Cooking Channel’s Dinner at Tiffani’s, Tiffani Thiessen
A meal is more than just food on the table. It’s also the source of powerful memories—from “Grandma’s spaghetti sauce” to “mom’s signature homemade cookies.”

Actress, wife, mother and “Cooking Channel” host Tiffani Thiessen knows this first hand. Finding time to whip up an elaborate four-course meal from scratch can be tough, especially with her busy schedule, but that doesn’t mean delicious food – or a special moment – has to be sacrificed. Tiffani is sharing her favorite tips and ingredients because as a working mother herself, she understands the importance of buying quality products for her family that help her turn the simplest of moments into special memories…from a morning cup of coffee to weeknight pasta.

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ABOUT TIFFANI THIESSEN:
Host of Cooking Channel’s “Dinner at Tiffani’s,” actress Tiffani Thiessen began her acting career with a starring role in the television series “Saved By the Bell.” At the same time, she made her feature film debut in “Son In Law” opposite Pauly Shore. In 1993, Aaron Spelling cast her in “Beverly Hills 90210,” where she portrayed Valerie Malone. A versatile performer, she has proven her talent from comedy to drama in a variety of film and television roles. From Woody Allen’s comedy “Hollywood Ending” to SNL’s “The Ladies Man,” Tiffani’s charisma has kept her career moving constantly forward and has gained her the adoration of millions internationally. She most recently starred as Elizabeth Burke in the USA Network original series, “White Collar.”


MARK LACH - CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS, INC - ARTIFACTS RECOVERED FROM RMS TITANIC WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR THE LAST TIME

SEVEN SOON-TO-BE RETIRED ARTIFACTS WILL BE EXHIBITED ONE LAST TIME DURING THE 104TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINKING OF TITANIC 

The infamous story of Titanic is as fascinating to people around the world today as it was in 1912…Seven priceless artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic will be retired from public view forever and put into permanent conservation after a 4-month special engagement exhibit in Las Vegas. This will be the last time people can see these artifacts, incredibly rare paper documents and clothing, for themselves. The rarest artifacts ever recovered, the vast majority of paper and textiles aboard Titanic rapidly decomposed in the harsh undersea environment that exists 2.5-miles below the surface of the Atlantic, unlike heartier glass, metal and ceramic items that largely were intact when the wreck site was found in 1985.

On Thursday, April 14th, 104 years after Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic, Mark Lach, Creative Director, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition for Premier Exhibitions, will be available to discuss the artifacts that will be retired this year, never to be seen in public again. Among them is the haunting declaration of intent to seek U.S. citizenship of an immigrant who went down with the ship and a chilling mateless leather shoe that has never before been on display. This is the first time recovered artifacts from the wreck site of Titanic will be retired from public view. The selection represents a remarkable cross section of Titanic’s passengers and provides an intimate glimpse into life aboard the ship over a century ago.

MORE ABOUT MARK LACH:
Mark Lach has been a part of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition since 1999 serving as its creative director and original exhibition designer.

During his tenure with Titanic, Lach visited the wreck site of Titanic on the 2000 and 2004 Expeditions.  Lach is a part of an exclusive group of individuals who have gone down in a submersible to the wreck site and was a part of the team recovering artifacts that are conserved and put on display in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition by Premier Exhibitions.

In addition to the creative design of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Lach has had a storied career designing some of the world's most famous and popular traveling museum exhibitions.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

4/13 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE EXPERT, VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGEL ELSA HOSK TALKS SUMMER & SPRING FASHION TRENDS

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
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.


VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGEL ELSA HOSK - SUMMER & SPRING FASHION TRENDS

TALK ABOUT SUMMER & SPRING FASHION TRENDS, & “THE MOST TALKED ABOUT BRA IN YEARS” WITH VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGEL ELSA HOSK

Swedish Supermodel shares the NEWEST Spring & Summer Bra Trends; Plus, Why it’s Important that Bralettes are Finally Here!

Swedish Supermodel Elsa Hosk has the iconic beauty that has made her one of the most recognizable faces in the fashion world. In addition to being the face of some of the top brands in fashion, the energetic beauty is a Victoria’s Secret Angel. On April 13th, just in time for spring and summer, Elsa will discuss the newest bra fashion trends that women everywhere are talking about.  Find out how the new Victoria’s Secret Bralettes are changing the way women think about comfort and style. Your viewers and listeners will enjoy meeting this fascinating personality, who went from being a professional basketball player to becoming one of the top supermodels in the world.

BIOGRAPHY:
Growing up in Sweden, Elsa was presented with offers to model during high school after her father submitted photographs to three modeling agencies in Sweden when she was 13, Elsa was accepted in all three agencies; she began modeling at 14. She did some modeling in high school (including some campaigns for GUESS) but decided to primarily concentrate on her studies instead.

After graduating, she decided to pursue a career in the Swedish women’s basketball league. Elsa has commented that the level of play in the Swedish professional basketball league was not on par with the WNBA, and that interest in the sport was not as great in Sweden as in the United States. Although she ultimately abandoned professional basketball for modeling, Elsa has said that the intense rigor of practices and travel helped prepare her for the physical and travel demands of the modeling world.

After playing professional basketball for two years, she began receiving many job offers and soon moved to New York City to begin modeling full-time. Some writers have speculated that her work with Victoria’s Secret was what brought her into the top tier fashion world, but Elsa has said it was her work with Guess what opened doors for her, she was featured in multiple campaigns for the brand since 2006 with Spring/Summer 2012 being her most recent GUESS campaign.

She is ranked 18th on the Top Sexiest Models list by models.com. In 2011 Elsa started working for Victoria’s Secret and became the spokesperson for their PINK line up until 2014, when she was given a full Angel contract and walked a segment outside PINK for the first time in the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Elsa works to support the anti-human-trafficking organization, FAIR Girls. She became interested in the issue after seeing the movie The Whistleblower, which dealt with issues of sex trafficking.

Family: Elsa is the daughter of father Pål and mother Marja. She has two siblings, a younger brother Lukas and older brother Johan. Her cousin, Alice Herbst, is also a model and she won Sweden’s Next Top Model in 2012.

WWW.VICTORIASSECRET.COM




Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4/12 AUDREY JOHNS, LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING, BRANDON MAEDA FROM THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, GO GREEN WITH JEN BOULDEN

AUDREY JOHNS – AUTHOR, LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING

LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING (on-sale April 12, 2016) by Audrey Johns is all about making the naughty nice and taking the foods you crave, and giving them a delicious makeover with some simple (and inexpensive) smart swaps creating skinny versions.

Like many people, Audrey Johns struggled with fad diets and constant weight gain. Fed up and broke, Audrey taught herself to cook and created “skinny versions” of all her favorite foods and lost 150 pounds in 11 months and successfully keep the weight off. Audrey’s remarkable weight loss story was features on CBS’s “The Doctors” and she was featured on the cover of Women’s World. You may also remember her as a contestant on season 2 of ABC’s “The Taste.”

LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING shares more than 130 of her guilt-free, low-calorie, unprocessed recipes that are child friendly and husband approved! Audrey’s plan won’t make you give up everyday family staples, such as pasta, scones, fried chicken, nachos, meatloaf, and cookies—it’s all about making the naughty nice. She even shares recipes that transform fast food into healthy versions!

Here are a few examples from the book:
“Jelly Doughnut” French Toast
California Club Pizza
Veggie-Packed Lasagna
Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Skinny Cheesecake with Raspberry Drizzle
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip with Fruit


BRANDON MAEDA, DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE AT THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS - CELEBRITY CHEF VIKRAM VIJ TO WOW KĀ‘ANAPALI WITH THREE SPECIAL EVENTS, APRIL 12-14 

CELEBRITY CHEF VIKRAM VIJ TO WOW KĀ‘ANAPALI WITH THREE SPECIAL EVENTS, APRIL 12-14 

Celebrated chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality Vikram Vij will bring his high energy Indian cooking prowess to Kā‘anapali Beach Resort for three special events, titled Cooking without Borders: The Ring of Fire. From April 12-14, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas will host the functions, giving attendees a rare chance to get up close and personal with Canada’s hottest chef.

“Local foodies and culinary travelers seeking an extraordinary experience can look no further than Kā‘anapali, especially when chef Vikram Vij comes to visit,” said Shelley Kekuna, executive director of the Kā‘anapali Beach Resort Association. “We are excited to savor his renowned Indian cuisine alongside the island-inspired cuisine of our own chefs Francois Milliet and Gevin Utrillo. We are also thrilled to welcome him to Maui, and show him firsthand why Canadians love to visit our special island home year
after year.”

Following two Maui Pop-Up Dinners held in Vancouver in May and December 2015 with chefs Milliet and Utrillo representing Kā‘anapali Beach Resort, three events are planned in Kā‘anapali.

To purchase tickets to the following events, visit honoluluboxoffice.com/cooking. Prices listed do not include ticketing fee.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Tickets: $25
Cooking without Borders: The Ring of Fire – “Cooking Demo”  
Hālona Kai, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

In collaboration with Japengo chef de cuisine Gevin Utrillo, Vij will bring this two-hour cooking demo to life, highlighting his heritage and educating attendees on cooking with Indian spices. Interact with the recognized restaurateur and cookbook author, and taste his creations as he demonstrates his expertise in the kitchen.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 9:30 to 11 a.m. | Tickets: $15
Cooking without Borders: The Ring of Fire – “Talk Story”
Hālona Kai, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Join Hyatt Regency Maui and Kā‘anapali Beach Resort Association for a casual and intimate “talk story” session with Vij, a recognized restaurateur and cookbook author. Engage in the stories of Vij’s background and culinary training, from his passion for pairing wines with cuisine as a certified sommelier, to opening award-winning restaurants, writing two cookbooks, and more.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 6 p.m. | Tickets: $90
Cooking without Borders: The Ring of Fire – “Dinner Event” 
Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas’ award-winning restaurant, Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, in partnership with Kā‘anapali Beach Resort Association, will host this collaborative dining event with accredited Canadian restaurateur and author Vij and executive chef Francois Milliet of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas. This culinary and beverage experience will feature action stations offering dishes highlighting Vij’s Indian heritage, as well as the island-inspired fare of Milliet, paired with wine and beverages from around the world. For Milliet, the dinner is especially meaningful as it follows up his own visit to renowned Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, B.C. “I really enjoyed chef Vikram’s food, especially the jackfruit in black cardamom and cumin curry,” says Milliet. “I’m very excited to learn more about his unique style of Indian cuisine and also show him the nuances of our locally inspired island fare. We look forward to sharing our aloha and hope that Kā‘anapali feels like a second home to him.”

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GO GREEN WITHOUT GOING CRAZY WITH GREEN LIVING EXPERT JEN BOULDEN - EASY AND EFFICIENT TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ECO-FRIENDLY JUST IN TIME FOR EARTH DAY 

According to a new poll, more than 90 percent of Americans are recycling — but fewer than 5 percent have taken recommended actions, like driving less or reducing utility use. Going green doesn’t need to be a difficult task or cost you a lot of green. On Tuesday, April 12th, our environmental expert, Jen Boulden will give your viewers the tips they need to create a home that is more eco-friendly that will make both you and the earth proud!

Her simple steps will teach your viewers how to be more sustainable and make smarter decisions when it comes to purchasing things for inside and outside the home. Jen’s recommendations will prove that making small changes in our daily routines can make a BIG difference.

ABOUT JEN BOULDEN
Jen Boulden is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and a fierce animal lover.  She co-founded Ideal Bite in 2005 to cater to the untapped “light green consumer” market, and grew the company to over half-a-million subscribers to the daily eco email before selling the venture to The Walt Disney Company in 2008. Jen has appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Martha Stewart and The View, and has authored articles for publications ranging from Fast Company to The Huffington Post. A graduate of William & Mary, Jen received a “green MBA” from George Washington University, where she recently was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

WWW.JENBTV.COM

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

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