TELEVISION HOST & AUTHOR CHEF JEFFREY SAAD HAS TEAMED UP WITH BUSH’S BEANS TO CREATE AN ARRAY OF TASTY YET QUICK WAYS TO SERVE UP AND JAZZ UP THE ALL-TIME FAVORITE HUMMUS
Chef Jeffrey teamed up with Bush’s to create an array of tasty yet quick ways to serve up and jazz up the all-time favorite hummus, using a new, three-step DIY “Hummus Made Easy” mix that just came out.
ABOUT CHEF JEFFREY:
Jeffrey Saad is an American chef, author, restaurant owner, and television personality from Chicago, Illinois. He is currently the host of United Tastes of America on the Cooking Channel.
Saad became interested in the culinary business when he was a teenager working at a diner behind his junior high school. Later in his life, he enrolled in the Hotel Restaurant Management Program at Iowa State University. There he earned the title of chef de cuisine during his sophomore year. He continued studies at the Culinary Institute of America and the California Culinary Academy. He performed his internship in London, with Anton Mosimann.
In 1993 Saad traveled to Mexico looking to expand his knowledge of the Mexican cuisine. This led him to open a Mexican-influenced restaurant called Sweet Heat in San Francisco. After that, he opened two more restaurants and started his own signature line of bottled chutneys. Among his culinary and business ventures, he became a partner of California's Pasta Pomodoro Italian Restaurants. After that, Saad moved to Los Angeles with his wife and they both started running a real estatecompany.
In 2009 Saad auditioned for the fifth season of the show The Next Food Network Star. He ended up as the first runner-up, losing to Melissa d'Arabian in the finale. However, Food Network gave him the opportunity to host his own web series called Spice Smuggler, where he highlighted spices and foods from other countries. The web series ran for a year, and then Cooking Channel asked him to be the host of the show United Tastes of America.
Saad is a partner and executive chef of "The Grove" restaurants in San Francisco. He also distributes his own collection of spice blends. In 2012, Saad released his first cookbook titled Jeffrey Saad's Global Kitchen: Recipes Without Borders. On December 9, 2013, he opened the restaurant, La Ventura in Studio City, California.
CHAMPION BBQ PITMASTER MIKE PETERS GIVES GRILLING TIPS FOR A 4TH OF JULY MENU EXPLODING WITH FLAVOR
The 4th of July is the biggest grilling day of the year and the perfect opportunity to show off your skills at the grill. Grab your apron and treat your guests to a flavorful menu they will enjoy more than the fireworks display!
To help backyard chefs prepare an epic menu, Great American BBQ tour host Mike Peters will share his grilling expertise with tips and recipes for upgrading your grilled chicken game and how to add smoky flavor to your grilled goods like a pro pit master – no smoker required!
Mike knows a thing or two about making magic on the grill. Peters has been a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society since 2008. He and his wife Christine travel the country preaching the “Gospel of Q” as the hosts of the Great American BBQ tour and KCBS ambassadors to the world.
How to get smoky pit master-quality flavor in your backyard:
• Upgrade your classic grilled chicken with an extra layer of bold flavor
• Make ribs on the grill that your guests will swear came straight from a smoker
• Add high-flavor seasonings to seafood like salmon for quick summer weeknight dinners
ABOUT MIKE PETERS:
Mike Peters’ competition roots began in 2003 at the “Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival” in Springfield, Missouri. Since then, he has built a resume that includes numerous category and event championships, including qualifying and competing in the prestigious “Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational.” Since 2008, Mike and his wife Christine have been traveling the country teaching festival attendees and fans about the “Gospel of Q” as the charming and affable hosts of the “Great American BBQ” tour. As tour hosts, they are the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s ambassadors to the world. During the past five years, the Peters’ have journeyed tens of thousands of miles across the nation and back, acting as the voice of KCBS and promoting BBQ while teaching professional grilling tips and tricks to millions of festival attendees. This is now their ninth year touring. Mike Peters has served on the KCBS board for four years and last year he was President.
EMMY AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION PERSONALITY TOM BERGERON - “A CAPITOL FOURTH ON PBS”
This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 240th birthday as A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS welcomes back Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS) to host festivities.
Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, “A Capitol Fourth” this year will also feature performances by: legendary Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson; platinum selling recording star and Grammy Award-winner Kenny Loggins; multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw; Award-winning country vocalist Cassadee Pope; actress and singer Amber Riley (GLEE), who is set to star in DREAMGIRLS THE MUSICAL on London’s West End; musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho; Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster (YOUNGER, GILMORE GIRLS); and the cast of the smash hit Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” the inspiring true story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. Alisan Porter, the Season 10 winner of THE VOICE, will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.” The concert will also feature special segments in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the USO and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (more details to come).
The 36th annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Monday, July 4, 2016 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ETbefore a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.
EIGHT-TIME HOT DOG EATING CHAMPION JOEY CHESTNUT - PREVIEW OF THIS YEAR’S CONEY ISLAND INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
There are few champions in any sport who can claim eight consecutive championships. This coming Independence Day, Joey “JAWS” Chestnut will once again try to make history at Coney Island by going for a record ninth championship. Jaws was upset in the final competition last year, so this year he’s training hard to regain his title and add to his world record. Whatever happens, Joey has already established himself as one of the all-time greats in the sport of competition eating.
On June 24th, the hot dog eating super star will be in Washington, DC., for one of the qualifying events for the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating contest. He will also introduce your us to Nathan’s Ticket to Fun Rewards (www.NathansTicketToFun.com). Everyone will want to know how Joey won in 2014 by eating 61 hot dogs in ten minutes, and in 2013 when he consumed a record 69 hot dogs and buns.
NATHAN’S FAMOUS 100TH HOT DOG EATING COMPETITION. FROM AROUND THE GLOBE, THOUSANDS WILL GATHER TO CELEBRATE. JOIN THE FUN THIS JULY 4TH.
This Fourth of July people will gather by the thousands at the corner of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island, NY to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Nathan’s Famous by playing witness to the most unique sporting competition in the world. They’ll flock to Nathan’s flagship restaurant to catch a glimpse of these hot dog eating legends and the celebration that is as uniquely American as it is Nathan’s.
MORTALS BECOME LEGENDS
On July Fourth, the world’s top competitive eaters will gather for a chance to become a legend. Will current champions Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo continue in their recently won reigns? Or will the dethroned Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas retake their places as best in the world?
Joey Chestnut is the greatest eater is history. That is not empty editorializing or bloviating. That is empirical fact. Members of the media and members of the scientific community are warmly invited to conduct their own independent analysis; MLE is confident that you will come to the same conclusions. Chestnut defeated Kobayashi at the 2007 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contests to return the Mustard Yellow Belt to the United States. That victory was the start of an unprecedented eight-year run at the top of the Nathan’s Hot Dog World; Chestnut was undefeated at the event he made his own through 2014. He is also adept at a wide variety of foods stuffs, notably chicken wings—he is the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Champion—and chili. At the time of writing, Chestnut holds 40 World Records across 40 disciplines. That is a World Record of World Records. These days Joey Chestnut is truly an American hero and a national treasure. His appetite is legendary and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Keep your eyes open, world, because Joey Chestnut may be coming to a city near you soon.