Friday, March 31, 2017

03/31 SALLY JAMES, NATIONAL SEAFOOD EXPO, NEW SEAFOOD PRODUCTS AND TRENDS, WWE SUPERSTARS ENZO & CASS, SNICKERS SAWFT BARS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

SALLY JAMES -  AUTHOR, EDUCATOR, CHEF AND RADIO HOST - TALKS ABOUT THE RECENT INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD EXPO IN BOSTON AND SHARES A RECIPE IN HONOR OF NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY

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.

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POPULAR WWE SUPERSTARS ENZO & CASS TEAM UP TO PREVIEW WRESTLEMANIA AND SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT SNICKERS SAWFT BARS 

Enzo Amore and Big Cass, often shortened to Enzo and Cass, are a professional wrestling tag team performing in WWE under the Raw brand. In real life, Enzo and Cass met as teenagers, during a pick-up game of basketball at The Cage in Manhattan, New York, nearly ten years before reuniting on WWE's developmental branch NXT, in July 2013.

As WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza WrestleMania 33 quickly approaches, WWE Superstars Enzo & Cass will be live via satellite from Orlando, FL to show/tell/discuss the event’s match ups, what’s up next for them in WWE,and the latest from SNICKERS (the exclusive presenting sponsor of WrestleMania) including a sneak peek at the new WWE themed Hunger Bar featuring their catchphrase, “SAWFT.”

Enzo & Cass are what you’d get if David and Goliath ran into each other at the Jersey Shore and decided to become a tag team. Together, they’re the realest guys in the room, and they’re here to shake up the tag team division and relieve it of haters, hangers-on and above all, “SAWFT”-ness.



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, March 30, 2017

03/30 TIPS ON SPRING ENTERTAINING WITH MARY GIULIANI, MICHAEL BEAULAC FROM PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS

CATERER TO THE STARS, MARY GIULIANI - TIPS ON SPRING AND SUMMER ENTERTAINING

Caterer to the stars, Mary Giuliani creates parties for the crème de la crème of the art, fashion and entertainment sets. Her clients look to her to break traditional entertaining norms and bring to life party ideas that are one-of-a-kind playful experiences.

Mary grew up in the same house as her Italian grandparents, which is where her love for cooking and entertaining began. They spent every Saturday cooking and prepping for Sunday dinner where they hosted nearly 20 people, an experience that influenced her career.

Today, Mary shows off her entertaining skills as a regular contributor on the Rachael Ray Show, and has a partnership with Chef Mario Batali. They started MARIO by Mary as a corporate catering business together and have now expanded with a soup and sandwich shop  at the Pennsy in NYC.

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MICHAEL BEAULAC - GENERAL MANAGER & WINEMAKER, PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS 

Established in 1978, Pine Ridge Vineyards produces classically proportioned, expressive wines that embody their history and distinct place of origin.

Pine Ridge founder Gary Andrus, inspired by the illustrious wines of Bordeaux, believed in the Napa Valley’s potential to produce wines of similar stature. He planted the property’s original namesake vineyard on a steeply terraced hillside flanked by a dramatic ridgeline of pine trees in the Stags Leap District. Gary’s pioneering efforts with this first vineyard were met with tremendous success as the Bordeaux varietals he planted – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot – thrived and produced wines of great distinction. In the following years, Pine Ridge continued to acquire exceptional vineyard sites across the region. Today, the Estate’s 200-acres span over five renowned Napa Valley appellations – Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Oakville, Carneros and Howell Mountain.

PHILOSOPHY
ESTATE VINEYARD DISTINCTION
Poised, balanced and classically proportioned, the expressive wines born from our estate vineyards spanning the Napa Valley reflect a distinctive Old World approach to winemaking coupled with a commitment to future sustainability and innovation.

The desire to uncover and showcase the exceptional qualities of the diverse estate vineyards that span 200-acres across five appellations is the core of the Pine Ridge winemaking philosophy. A thirty year relationship with the land brings a deeply layered knowledge of the specific climates, soils and vines of each vineyard. Over the years, a deep knowledge and savoir-faire has developed of which rootstocks do best in each respective vineyard, specific block requirements to produce the most optimal fruit and what each vineyard contributes to the flavor profile of the wines. Every season brings new knowledge and understanding to apply and continuously fine tune the entire growing and production process in order to encourage the fruit – and the wines – a purity of flavor distinct to their site.

WWW.PINERIDGEVINEYARDS.COM

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

03/29 LARRY LIPSON, THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, THE AMAZING RACE ON CBS, PHIL KEOGHAN

LARRY LIPSON - THE 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.



EMMY AWARD-NOMINATED HOST PHIL KEOGHAN - HOST, THE AMAZING RACE - NEW SEASON RETURNS ON CBS THURSDAY, MARCH 30 

FOR THE FIRST TIME, 22 COMPLETE STRANGERS TEAM UP AT THE STARTING LINE TO BEGIN A RACE AROUND THE WORLD WHEN “THE AMAZING RACE” RETURNS ON A NEW DATE AND TIME, THURSDAY, MARCH 30

THE AMAZING RACE returns this season with a race unlike any before. In a brand new twist, all 22 Racers are complete strangers who will meet on the starting line. Before “GO,” Racers will immediately compete in a challenge that will determine the order for picking a Teammate, based on nothing but first impressions. These new pairs of Teammates will then have mere moments to learn their traveling companion’s name before beginning a race around the world that will span 9 countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles. The new season of the 10-time Emmy Award-winning series premieres on a new date and time, Thursday, March 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“For years, THE AMAZING RACE fans have suggested we line up complete strangers and match them up at the starting line to see what would happen. These newbie racers begin with no pre-existing relationships or emotional baggage, and the excitement of traveling around the world to complete dozens of gut-busting, mind-blowing challenges quickly ignites tension,” said Phil Keoghan, host of THE AMAZING RACE.

“THE AMAZING RACE, in scope, is the biggest reality show ever created. It brings people from all walks of life together on a global scale, and traditionally sends teams with established relationships on an adrenaline-packed, exotic adventure. However, this season, we are excited to pair complete strangers and see how they handle the pressure of traveling the world with someone they just met,” said co-creator and executive producer Bertram van Munster.

Participants in the 29th Race around the world include an Army Drill Sergeant, a pro snowboarder, a Wall Street banker, an auctioneer and a college drum major, among others. They will begin their journey in Los Angeles and head to their first destination, Panama City. Along the route, Racers will be challenged with building and delivering desks and school supplies to children in Tanzania, skydiving in Norway and bungee jumping 240 feet into the Corinth Canal in Greece. The first team to cross the final finish line will win the one million dollar prize and be crowned the winners of THE AMAZING RACE.

WWW.CBS.COM/PRIMETIME/AMAZING_RACE

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

03/28 CHEF GINA STIPO, AT THE ITALIAN TABLE, TUSCAN EASTER, KIKA ROCHA, FAST, EASY AND FUN VACATION IDEAS

CHEF GINA STIPO - EXECUTIVE CHEF/OWNER OF AT THE ITALIAN TABLE - A TUSCAN EASTER 


A TUSCAN EASTER TABLE 
Italian Chef & Restaurateur, Gina Sipo, Shares Her Secrets to Authentic Tuscan Cuisine with Recipes from her Renowned Cooking School

Easter is a time for family celebrations and rejoicing in the re-birth that springtime signifies. Join Italian-American chef, Gina Sipo, of Louisville’s At The Italian Table, a communal dining destination that feels like you’ve been invited to someone’s home for a meal in the Tuscan countryside. Booked weeks in advance, once you taste Gina’s recipes, you’ll want to incorporate them into your family’s Easter traditions.

ABOUT At the Italian Table – Cook, Dine, Wine

In the true style of an Italian osteria,  At the Italian Table in the Crescent Hill neighborhood offers authentic regional cuisine from Italy.  The two communal tables that seat 10 each make for a fun evening with great synergy, conversation and laughter.  The menu changes each day and is based on what is in season and fresh.  Chef Gina Stipo chooses and prepares the five-course meal for you, which includes an antipasto, fresh pasta or risotto, a meat and vegetable, salad course, and dessert.front window

Dinners are Wednesday-Saturday at 7 p.m.  by reservation only.

When you arrive, you are welcomed with an aperitivo to get the evening started and when everyone has arrived they are seated at either of the two refectory tables brought from Tuscany.  Due to Chef Stipo’s many years living in Italy, all the decor, furniture and tableware has been imported from Italy and makes for a warm and cozy home atmosphere.dining room after

Whether you’ve been to Italy and long to recreate the beauty and style of your dining experience there, or you dream of Italy and would love to eat like an Italian for an evening, or you are searching for an interesting way to enjoy a meal out, At the Italian Table on Frankfort Ave is Tutto Italiano! – everything Italian.

On Tuesdays, cooking classes are held which feature 3 courses of a typical seasonal Italian meal, including making fresh pasta.  Following the demonstration class, we will enjoy the dishes we’ve created together at the communal table.  Classes are $75 per person and payment is taken at the time of the reservation.

MORE ABOUT CHEF GINA STIPO
Chef Gina Stipo is an Italian American chef who lived and worked in Italy for over 13 years, cooking, teaching and immersing herself in Italian cuisine and wines in the countryside of Tuscany. As the owner of Ecco La Cucina, which means “here’s the kitchen”, she taught cooking classes and conducted culinary tours and wine education for international visitors to the Siena area. Gina loves to share her passion for regional Italian food and wine and also writes a blog about food and her experiences in Italy under the title “At the Italian Table”.

Chef Gina relocated back to the US in 2013 and chose Louisville because she loves the community spirit, the beauty of the neighborhoods, and the locally owned businesses and restaurants. She longed to bring the Italian style of dining and living to Louisville and has seen that realized with At the Italian Table at 2359 Frankfort Avenue.in the kitchen

In addition to her work in Italy, Gina led workshops on Italian cuisine and taught classes at culinary schools, universities and private homes throughout the US.  She has been the guest chef at several restaurants and private clubs, featuring four and five course meals that evoke the Italian table and holds both demonstration and hands-on classes. Together with her sister and partner, Mary Potter, Ecco La Cucina still conducts weeklong culinary tours to Italy that immerse visitors into the food, wine, history and culture of Italian regions each spring and fall.

Growing up in an Italian-American family on the east coast, Gina was immersed in the southern Italian dishes that reflected the family heritage. Working in the family garden, she developed a strong respect for ingredients, while several years as a child in Verona, Italy, strengthened her love for the country and instilled a desire to learn more about the regional differences that make up the country of Italy. Gina’s cuisine focuses on the simplicity and seasonality of the Italian table. Living in Italy fulltime for many years gave her the opportunity to travel around Italy, working with both professional chefs and home cooks to learn the regional differences and traditions that comprise the world-renowned cuisine of Italy.IMG_5698

Her specialty is fresh pasta and dinner At the Italian Table frequently includes the light, delicate pasta indicative of northern Italian cuisine.making pasta. Gina’s classical training was received at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. She authored the cookbook “Ecco La Cucina” in 2012, a collection of traditional recipes from the Siena area, available for purchase in the store At the Italian Table. For more information about Chef Gina Stipo or her culinary vacations and cooking classes, visit the website: www.EccoLaCucina.com.

WWW.ATTHEITALIANTABLE.COM


LIFESTYLE EXPERT KIKA ROCHA PROVIDES FAST, EASY AND FUN VACATION IDEAS FOR THE OVERWORKED      

NOT USING YOUR PAID TIME OFF?

Lifestyle Expert Kika Rocha Provides Fast, Easy and Fun Vacation Ideas for the Overworked!      

According to a study by Project: Time Off, more than half (55%) of employees are leaving their vacation days unused. Those not taking advantage of their PTO cite returning to a mountain of work and the lack of money for a vacation.

Enter lifestyle expert Kika Rocha. Kika is on a mission to teach people that it’s about working to live, not living to work!

According to Kika, three to four days off can be just enough time to relax and refresh.  In fact, she considers herself one of the newest breeds of traveler: “The Seekender”.  Seekenders regularly take advantage of weekends to travel and enjoy new experiences.

During her interview, Kika will help even your most overworked viewers find getaway opportunities and provide tips for maximizing every travel dollar.

ABOUT KIKA ROCHA:
Kika Rocha is a fashion and beauty television personality, entrepreneur and founder of Tips de Kika. For more than ten years, she was the Fashion and Beauty Director of People En Español. Kika holds a Master’s Degree in publishing from New York University, is a lawyer from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia and is fluent in four languages. Kika is also a longstanding member of Hampton by Hilton’s Ultimate Seekender Team, a group of travel-savvy explorers who celebrate the weekend by venturing out into the world.

Monday, March 27, 2017

03/27 WILLIAM CARTER, THE CANYON VILLA BED & BREAKFAST, SOMMELIER LARRY VAN AALST, SPRING WINE TRENDS

WILLIAM CARTER - THE CANYON VILLA BED & BREAKFAST

Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter previously worked as the Executive Chef, and Food and Beverage Director for the Playboy Mansion West for over two and half decades. A frequent wine judge he constantly looks for wines to pair with his foods for the multitude of foods he presents. Chef Carter has prepared winery dinners in Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley as well as special events for high-profile clients throughout the United States, focusing on the importance of food and wine pairings and extraordinary hospitality service. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.

ABOUT THE CANYON VILLA:

The Canyon Villa, where weary wine lovers revive
Like an Italian villa perched on a Tuscan hillside, the Canyon Villa bed and breakfast pampers wine lovers touring Paso Robles wineries or couples seeking a charming retreat. The Canyon Villa offers an intimate setting, lavish amenities, fine food and an ideal location.

At the Canyon Villa, we offer only four guest rooms, each uniquely decorated and each appointed with luxurious extras such as spa tubs and lush towels. You can enjoy your gourmet breakfast in the courtyard or our dining room.

We also offer a cozy great room for relaxing with other guests, and a wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres every afternoon between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. In the summer, enjoy your wine and appetizers in our lovely shaded courtyard, with its trickling fountain and evening breezes.

Beyond the elegant setting of our inn, take a leisurely stroll through our eleven acres while admiring the views. Visit the local wineries, and then enjoy an evening meal at one of Paso Robles' fine restaurants. The Canyon Villa is also the ideal bed and breakfast for day trips to other locales, such as Hearst Castle or Cambria's art galleries.

Indulge your love of wine or your love of each other. Plan a romantic getaway to charming Paso Robles, and plan to indulge in the intimacy and luxury of the Canyon Villa.
The Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast
1455 Kiler Canyon Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-238-3362

WWW.THECANYONVILLA.COM
WWW.BEACONVATEL.COM


LARRY VAN AALST – SPRING WINE TRENDS AND SONOMA HAPPENINGS

LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON CRN AND IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR, TASTING AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY, WHATS GOING ON IN THE SOMNOMA AREA AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE.

Friday, March 24, 2017

03/24 MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL, LIFESTYLE EXPERT LIMOR SUSS, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS - APRIL 20-23 SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL

Morgen has been deeply involved in the wine and tourism industries since childhood through her family's various projects on the East Coast and Colorado.  Wanting to follow her own path outside of wine, Morgen graduated from Boston College with degrees in English and Secondary Education.  As she prepared to enroll in Graduate School, she was pulled back into the family wine business as the General Manager and eventual Co-owner of McLaughlin Vineyards.  After twelve years at the winery and diversifying the business into special events, direct to consumer initiatives and ag-tourism projects, she left to become the President and CEO of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association in Corning, New York.  Morgen led the organization and region through six and a half years of tremendous growth and national and international visibility.  Morgen lives in Santa Barbara County with her husband (a fellow wine professional) and three sons. She currently serves on the Visit Santa Barbara Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation Board of Directors, Santa Barbara County Agriculture Advisory Committee, and the Santa Barbara County Right to Farm Committee.

APRIL 20-23 SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL

WHAT'S NEW AT THE SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING FESTIVAL?

In its 35th year, the Santa Barbara Vintners New Release Spring Weekend is four days of wine, food and fun throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23.

The highlight of the weekend is the New Release Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Early Entry and Connoisseurs Club at 12:00 p.m.) at the beautiful River View Park in Buellton, the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. Enjoy new release wines from participating member wineries; food sampling from more than twenty food purveyors; live music; wine and culinary demonstrations; silent auction; and free parking all included.

The Saturday morning Santa Barbara Wine Seminar from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, minutes from the Festival Grand Tasting, will feature a new release in-depth tasting, and optional lunch, with a wine maker panel moderated by renowned wine writer, Elaine Brown.

Join us on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. for the Big Bottle Bash at K'Syrah, a new special event venue in downtown Solvang, featuring large format wines brought by guests and winery representatives paired with a delicious family-style dinner. In the style of a La Paulee, guests are invited to bring their own bottles to share.

Want to visit up to twelve tasting rooms on an all-inclusive wine tasting pass?  Get a Vintners Visa Wine Country Tasting Pass for unique and complimentary offerings at your choice of twelve participating tasting rooms from Thursday - Sunday. Typically 25 - 40 wineries and tasting rooms participate in this program.

Throughout the four day weekend many wineries host their own events, including open houses, wine maker dinners, vineyard walks, and barrel tastings.

WWW.SBCOUNTYWINES.COM
WWW.SBVINTNERSWEEKEND.COM



LIFESTYLE EXPERT LIMOR SUSS - LIFE HACKS FOR THE MILLENNIAL MOM 

Life Hacks for the Millennial Mom
Redefining the term “balancing act” for the millennial age.

More Millennials are becoming mothers. In fact they now account for 65% of first time moms of infants/toddlers with the oldest child under 2 years old. Mothers from all generations want the absolute best for their child, but Millennial Moms are now redefining the term “balancing act” with their tech savviness, need for efficiency and connectivity!

Millennial Moms are tapped into the virtual world with a touch of smart phone or tablet seeking advice from bloggers, social media and the internet. But, the more tapped in they are, the more they are bombarded with endless information on the best basic needs for their child. Newly Millennial Mom and Lifestyle Expert Limor Suss tips and life hack solutions for Moms, grandma’s and everyone in between!

Limor Suss has been seen around the country giving her latest trend picks on both local and national shows including GMA, Dr. Oz, Fox and Friends, Better TV, CBS’s on the Couch, New York Live and more! Limor has also been quoted in various news sources including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Mashable & The Next Web. She can be seen on her weekly product-pick segment on the PIX11 morning news in New York City.

   The best ways for Mom to look and feel her best
   The latest in apps and tech
   The best ways to keep you and your family organized
   And more!

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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, March 23, 2017

03/23 WELLNESS EXPERT, DR. STEVEN GUNDRY, PLANT PARADOX: THE HIDDEN DANGERS IN HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAUSE DISEASES AND WEIGHT GAIN, TECH JOURNALIST PAUL HOCHMAN, WHY YOUR CAR SHOULD BE SMARTER THAN YOU

WELLNESS EXPERT, DR. STEVEN GUNDRY - AUTHOR, PLANT PARADOX: THE HIDDEN DANGERS IN HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAUSE DISEASES AND WEIGHT GAIN

"Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Diseases and Weight Gain"

Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.
At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world.

The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including:

  • Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.
  • Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption.
  • Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins.
  • With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl—and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.

ABOUT DR. GUNDRY:
Dr. Gundry practices as director at The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and as founder and director at The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, California. A Yale graduate, he is a double board certified surgeon and has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. Working mostly at Loma Linda University as a cardiologist, Gundry has pioneered minimally invasive surgical techniques, xenotransplantation and pediatric heart surgery.  Almost a decade later, his first book “Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline” (Random House) still sits on Amazon.com’s list of Top 20 diet books. In April 2017, HarperCollins will publish his long-awaited sophomore book, “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain.”


TECH JOURNALIST PAUL HOCHMAN REVIEWS A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APP THAT PROVES…WHY YOUR CAR SHOULD BE SMARTER THAN YOU!
 
WHY YOUR CAR SHOULD BE SMARTER THAN YOU ARE!

Learn How an App & Device Can Make Your Car Safer, Interactive & More Efficient

It’s safe to say that technology is changing the way we live, and nowhere is that more evident than in our automobiles.  We’ve all seen some amazing technology in expensive new cars that have plenty of ‘WOW’ power for consumer.  Now, however, there is affordable wireless iPhone technology that can connect most cars to an app that provides amazing services that can make driving safer and more efficient.  On March 23th, Tech journalist Paul Hochman will review the Verizon Humx App and device and many of its special options.  Hochman has made a career out of simplifying complex technological issues so that the average consumer can understand.  He’ll breakdown the ways that technology is becoming more important than ever when driving.   Your viewers and listeners are going to love his insight and humor!

ABOUT PAUL:
Hochman is best known as America’s Technology Reporter.  He is the founder of Humongous Media, Inc., which makes short-format video content that helps people understand and use complicated stuff.  He demystifies consumer products, financial services, apps, accounting software, appliances, home automation gadgets, even cars.  Hochman was also the former Gear and Technology Editor for the NBC TODAY Show.  He was also the technology and culture reporter for Versus TV and the Tour de France; the host of an online technology talk show on MSN called "Playit4Ward" and has been a longtime technology contributor for CNBC and MSNBC.  His articles in Fast Company Magazine were called a “Must Read” by the New York Times, establishing Paul one of the top tech journalist in the nation.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

03/22 TECH EXPERT DESI SANCHEZ, RICK STEVES, TRAVEL EXPERT, BROOKE PARKHURST, EASY WEEKDAY MEALS

TECH EXPERT AND HOST OF MTV’S NIGHT OUT, DESI SANCHEZ - COOL NEW APPS HIT THE MARKET   

MORE THAN 268 MILLION APPS WILL BE DOWNLOADED THIS YEAR ALONE!

Recent studies show that Americans are now – for the first time -- spending more time on digital outlets than any other type of media. Another study found that because people are looking at media on their phones they are downloading more APPS than ever. Last year alone more than 268 million APPS were downloaded. Many of those downloads were made by millennials who are fans of Tech Expert & MTV Host Desi Sanchez, who has founded her own technology website. On March 22nd, Sanchez looks at the hottest new APPS that are on the market and how they can solve problems or provide lifestyle hacks! This is a unique and timely interview your audience will enjoy.

DESI SHARES UNIQUE & UNUSUALLY HELPFUL APPS: 
How a new APP is making a classic doll the talk of the toy world
An APP that offers designer clothing at retail prices
The latest technology to keep up with your family
Tech to find dog sitters, babysitters and everything else you need

Desi was the host of Night Out, a micro-series which airs across Viacom platforms (MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central + more). Desi is also the host of HealthiNation’s TryOut Workout, as well as produces and hosts Awaken Inspire Create (AIC-TV), an exciting new interview series featuring passionate artists & innovators, designed to motivate viewers to pursue their creative passions.

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM


RICK STEVES, TRAVEL EXPERT - AUTHOR, BEST OF EUROPE

RICK STEVES talks BEST OF EUROPE and encourages Americans to travel across the pond and create life-changing memories!

For over 30 years, acclaimed travel expert Rick Steves has been teaching people how to travel. Through his best-selling guidebooks, his popular PBS television series, his weekly radio show, and his syndicated newspaper column, he has helped millions of people with the logistics of finding the right hotel, avoiding long lines, sampling the best local delicacies, and catching the train on time.

Always looking for something new to share with his readers and viewers, Steves has spent 100 days a year in Europe since 1973, finding the best sights, eats and accommodations for travelers. As always, you can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you need to know to experience the Best of Europe. In this newest guide, Rick Steves Best of Europe, Rick covers the best of England, France, Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.

ABOUT RICK:
Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a bestselling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 20,000 travelers to Europe annually. When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. Find out more about Rick at www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

WWW.RICKSTEVES.COM


BROOKE PARKHURST- ENTERTAINING EXPERT AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR - EASY WEEKDAY MEALS   


EASY WEEKDAY MEALS - ENTERTAINING AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT SHARES HER TOP TIPS

Don’t have an hour to spend slicing, dicing, and simmering dinner over the stove? Who does! Preparing dinner for you and your family during the week can be difficult even in the best of times. Making weeknight meals easier, without giving up any flavors is every busy mom’s dream.

On, Wednesday, March 22nd, entertaining experts and cookbook author, Brooke Parkhurst will be available to share her quick and easy recipes for busy weeknights. Her tips and recipes will not only reinvigorate your Monday-through-Friday meal rotation but free up some time to spend outside the kitchen and with those who matter to you most.

SOME OF BROOKE’S TIPS WILL INCLUDE:
Shopping tips to help you prep for the week
Simple recipes that are sure to save you time in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor
And more!

ABOUT BROOKE:
Brooke is a mother, writer and cook. Tying the knot with her husband James rocked her world and gave her the most delicious morsel of all- daughter, Parker Lee. With their daughter and debut cookbook, Just Married & Cooking, out in the world, Brooke developed into a culinary, entertaining and wine expert with recurring appearances on and writing gigs for: NBC Today Show; CBS New York, The Couch; Fox, Fox & Friends, People.com, Redbook.com and WomensDay.com But that’s no surprise because writing and cooking (and cheese) have always been central to Brooke’s life. Her debut novel with recipes, Belle in the Big Apple features a small town Southern girl who moves to New York City in search of a career—and a good meal. Brooke penned the online food column, Full Plate, (think Carrie Bradshaw-cum-June Cleaver) for the New York Daily News and hosted the ABC digital food series, Eat & Greet. She also served as the lifestyle/cooking correspondent for Conde Nast’s debut web network. Together, James and Brooke are the voice of young couples and families looking for answers to the nightly cooking challenge. They work with everyone from corporate clients, to neighborhood friends to the new couples they meet every week during their Date Night Couples Cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education. They’d love to cook with you and make your life a little more delicious.

BETTERSTUFFFORLIFE.COM

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

03/21 LISA CAREY, CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, HGTV’S TOP CONTRACTOR CHIP WADE, NEW METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME

LISA CAREY – CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

THE GOLDEN STATE’S TASTY TRIBUTE May 20 & 21

34th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Strawberry revelry is ripest when the 34th Annual California Strawberry Festival kicks off the summer fun May 20 and 21, 2017 on the newly expanded acreage at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard.  More than 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed over the weekend’s iconic berry spectacular.

Ranked nationwide among the top outdoor Festivals, the fruity fete boasts lip-smacking strawberries every way imaginable with live concerts on multiple stages, more than 200 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, gooey contests, and more.

Strawberry pizza alongside a strawberry beer is just a sampling of the delicacies where the region’s most prolific crop is the main ingredient for goodness. Other favorites include strawberry nachos, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry crepes, chocolate dipped strawberries, fried strawberries, and strawberry smoothies. With selections from 50 food booths, those who wish to control their destiny can visit the “build you own” strawberry shortcake tent to pile on the sweetness.

Best of all, indulging is guilt free. With each bite of berry bliss from the non-profit food booths, 100% of sales support their causes. The formula has proved to be a fruitful enterprise with close to $5 million dollars benefiting a multitude of southland charities over the past decades.

“This year we’re enhancing the Festival experience with a 50% expansion of the Festival grounds,” says California Strawberry Festival Chairperson Kim Gibas. “As volunteers, we work year round to produce a first class event. We’re excited because the added acreage and new footprint gives us the opportunity to double the fun.”

Oxnard is located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from multiple convenient locations off the 101 freeway make getting there a breeze. Amtrak California offers a special Kids Ride Free promotion Festival weekend (shuttles meet the trains). Parking is also available on site for $10. Address: 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard.

California Strawberry Festival general admission is $12, seniors 62+ and active military are $8, and youths ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. The California Strawberry Festival toll free information line is 888 288-9242.

WWW.CASTRAWBERRYFESTIVAL.ORG


HGTV’S TOP CONTRACTOR CHIP WADE - INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USE NEW METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME

COOL NEW TOOLS & SIMPLE TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR DIY & HOME FIX-IT WORKLOAD

Warmer days and shorter nights mean that it will soon be time to get out garden tools, tidy up the yard and prepare your home spring and summer use. In fact, creating a beautiful and comfortable outdoor living space has become a national obsession, according to Chip Wade, best known as the Emmy-winning host of Elbow Room, Curb Appeal: The Block and several other HGTV shows, which are fan favorites.

Just in time to spruce up your home for spring Chip is here with some affordable ideas to create or rejuvenate our personal sanctuaries. Wade will get us ready for spring projects and the many ways to get ready for an enjoyable spring and summer.

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM

Monday, March 20, 2017

03/20 SOMMELIER HOWARD PRICE, WINE TO PAIR WITH RAVIOLI, JOURNALIST EXPLORER KINGA PHILIPPS, TRAVEL TRENDS, DREAM DESTINATIONS

OUR RESIDENT WINE EXPERT AND SOMMELIER HOWARD PRICE TALKS ABOUT FUTURE WINE CLASSES HE'S INVOLVED WITH AND WHAT WINE TO PAIR WITH RAVIOLI! 



JOURNALIST EXPLORER KINGA PHILIPPS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING EXPERTS IN THE NATION SHARES HER LATEST & GREATEST TRAVEL TRENDS, DREAM DESTINATIONS & MUST-HAVE TECH ACCESSORIES

Kinga Philipps says she has never been able to sit still, which is why she has been testing herself for the past decade by traveling the globe... rappelling, caving, scuba diving, free diving, jumping out of airplanes and swimming with sharks. In fact, Kinga has channeled this adventurous spirit into a career as a writer, producer and on camera journalist for networks such as CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, AMC, Travel Channel, Fox Sports, Universal Sports, Food Network, Current TV, Syfy and National Geographic.   On March 20th, just in time for the first day of spring, this unique journalist is available to share her vast experience as a world traveler to help your audience plan their next great adventure. Learn about some hot new ‘dream’ destinations, and some unique tips to make travel both safer and easier. You’ll enjoy learning about the unique career of one of the nation’s top travel experts and journalists!

KINGA’S TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE:

  • Exciting new entertainment and beach adventures for every age
  • Simple health and safety tips for taking long trips
  • Unique new ways to save on car rentals, hotels and travel
  • How to make a trip special, whether it’s diving, rappelling or jumping out of a plane

 Kinga was one of the original hosts to launch Al Gore’s Emmy Award-winning Current TV, where she covered everything from travel, car culture and entertainment to current issues.  In 2011 she was on air producer for Syfy’s Legend Quest.  In 2012 Kinga, co-hosted America’s Lost Treasures on National Geographic Channel, searching for hidden links to America’s past. Most recently Kinga was the adventure seeking host of two Travel Channel shows: The Wild Side with Kinga Philipps, and REAL, a look at the flip side of exotic destinations.

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM

Friday, March 17, 2017

03/17 CLODAGH MCKENNA, CLODAGH'S IRISH KITCHEN, MICHELLE TIMMERMAN, GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

CLODAGH MCKENNA SHARES TIPS ON HOW TO HOST THE PERFECT ST. PADDY’S BASH AND MODERN TAKES ON TRADITIONAL IRISH DISHES

CLODAGH’S IRISH KITCHEN: A FRESH TAKE ON TRADITIONAL FLAVORS
The food scene in Ireland is thriving, and Clodagh McKenna is at the forefront of it all. Clodagh presents today's Irish cooking at its best with Clodagh's Irish Kitchen, in which she takes the stereotypical Irish dishes Americans usually think of and revitalizes them to the current Irish palate. Dubbed as Ireland's answer to Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart by Forbes Magazine, Clodagh says, "In Ireland life revolves around the kitchen, whether it's cups of tea and a piece of cake fresh from the range, a family supper, Sunday lunch, or our famed Irish breakfast – life happens over a simmering pot in Ireland. I have gathered all my family recipes from my earliest memories of baking cakes and breads with my mum and sisters on a Saturday to comforting suppers that I love to eat when I go home to my more sophisticated Irish menus I cooked for the Taoiseach of Ireland. We love to celebrate at home in Ireland, so I have gathered all my favorite Irish recipes and given them my twist to make them even more delicious and achievable just for you…"

With Ireland's rich culinary history, it's understandable that internationally recognized dishes such as Colcannon and Soda Bread should be representative of the country's identity, but there is far more to discover about Irish cooking. Let Clodagh guide you through this tempting collection of 150 recipes―Potato Dumplings are reinvigorated with a Spicy Cashel Blue Sauce, while the famous Full Irish Breakfast is given a new lease of life as a tortilla. With everything from soups and stews to preserves and sophisticated dinner party dishes, Clodagh's Irish Kitchen is a mouthwatering adventure around this sumptuous cuisine.

CLODAGH TALKS ABOUT:
•                  Delicious and modern takes on traditional Irish dishes
•                  Tips on how to host the perfect St. Paddy’s bash
•                  What cocktails to serve on this beloved holiday
•                  Where to eat and what to see when visiting Ireland

She has simmering pots of stews and soups, a contemporary Irish breakfast, and the ultimate menu for an Irish dinner party.

CLODAGH MCKENNA.COM


MICHELLE TIMMERMAN - GOOGLE TRENDS EXPERT

Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the people, places and topics that send the country searching for answers each week. Topics That Fascinated the U.S. Selected from Millions of INTERNET Searches!

Hear the hottest content on the web each week directly from the source! Become part of Google’s weekly Top Search Trends program to find out what news makers and trends are capturing the imagination of the country each week. Encompassing searches from across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more a Roya will discuss five of the hottest trending queries on the web.

GOOGLE.COM/TRENDS


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, March 16, 2017

03/16 CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH & NUTRITIONIST MEGAN GILMORE, NO EXCUSES DETOX, DONNY SEBASTIANI, DON SEBASTIANI & CO.

CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH &  NUTRITIONIST MEGAN GILMORE - AUTHOR, NO EXCUSES DETOX - TOP 5 EXCUSES PEOPLE EAT POORLY & 100 QUICK, CHEAP, NUTRITIOUS, DELICIOUS FIXES

Megan Gilmore, hears many all-too-familiar excuses from her readers and nutrition clients when it comes to not eating well on a regular basis. As a former junk food lover turned highly sought-after nutrition consultant, she knows what it takes to successfully make the switch. In her new book, NO EXCUSES DETOX: 100 RECIPES TO HELP YOU EAT HEALTHY EVERY DAY, she debunks the 5 most common excuses for not eating healthily on a regular basis and offers solutions that satisfy even the pickiest, busiest and most budget-conscious eaters.

EXCUSE #1: I don’t have enough time.
By far the most common excuse out there, and for good reason. As a society, we are busier than ever, and cooking healthful meals from scratch can certainly be more time-consuming than picking up a prepared meal on the way home from work or heating up a frozen pizza. You can make healthy eating a priority in as little as 30 minutes, e.g. prepping your meals for the week while watching a 30-minute show on Netflix.

EXCUSE #2: It’s too expensive.
Fresh organic produce may cost more than the conventionally grown variety and pasture-raised animal products are more expensive than factory-farmed animal products, but that doesn’t mean that healthy eating has to break the bank. Megan shares plenty of budget-friendly meal ideas (along with the price per serving, so you can budget accordingly), so your grocery bill goes down simply by preparing more whole-food meals at home. Many packaged foods, such as potato chips, soda and cookies— especially those with a brand name or a “healthy” marketing label— are more expensive than simply choosing whole foods in the first place.

EXCUSE #3: My family is too picky.
Even if you’re the only person in your home who wants to eat healthier, you shouldn’t have to become a short-order cook. It may take time for everyone in your household to make the transition, but gradually introducing higher quality foods and trying a new recipe each week is a great way to help your family
establish healthier eating habits while expanding their palates. Make it a priority!

EXCUSE #4: I’m always on the go.
If you have to travel often for work, feel as if you’re always in your car or simply aren’t around your kitchen much, you can still eat well on the go—as long as you make it a priority. Sticking to your healthy eating goals is more important than ever when you’re on the go because your immune system is closely tied to your gut health. When you eat nutrient-rich foods, you’ll give your immune system a much-needed boost and help reduce your chances of catching a cold, even if you’re exposed to more germs than usual in a crowded dance studio, child’s soccer game or busy airport.

EXCUSE #5: I can’t control my cravings.
Whether you’re on a diet or not, it’s totally natural to crave a sweet treat or salty snack every now and then. However, if your cravings feel out of control or start to occur more frequently, there could be a valid reason why.


DONNY SEBASTIANI, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF DON SEBASTIANI & CO. AND A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY’S FOURTH GENERATION 

ABOUT DON SEBASTIANI & SONS:
Don Sebastiani & Sons is a family-owned company rooted in the Sonoma Valley, with a winery in the Napa Valley. Since 1904, the family’s adventures have often included making and marketing products complementary to wine, and today, products range from wine to water and tequila, to pistachios, almonds, and cashews, all sourced from premier growing regions throughout the world--natural, healthy beverages and foods to complement life’s special occasions and celebrations with family and friends.  The company was recently named one of the Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year.

Today, fourth-generation proprietor Donny Sebastiani is expanding his family’s vision to include other aspects of the “Mediterranean Diet” to create a “Happy Hour At Home”, with such products as:

Small-lot, single-vineyard wines from Sonoma.  Including Chardonnay grown on Donny Sebastiani’s home ranch.

Premium, seasoned almonds, pistachios and cashews called U Gottabee Nutz.
Organic flavored sparkling water: AquaJava, AquaKola and AquaMocha.
Craft 100% Blue Weber agave Tequilas grown and hand-made in Jalisco, Mexico: Contigo Plata, El Fumador Reposado, and El Macho Anejo.

NEW RELEASE: CUSTARD CHARDONNAY

Don Sebastiani & Sons, the Sonoma-based, family-owned producer of innovative wine introduces its 2015 Custard Chardonnay, a wine made from 100% North Coast AVA Chardonnay grapes and hand-crafted to be the ultimate “comfort wine.”

With 14.5% alcohol, the Custard 2015 Chardonnay is sturdy enough to pair with a variety of dishes, most notably a butternut squash ravioli and roasted seasonal vegetables. Yet its rich aromas of toasted almond and dried apricots, combined with evocative flavors of pear, citrus and vanilla, are smooth and silky enough to make it an uncompromising stand-alone sipper.

“Cozy isn’t a word you often hear to describe a wine, but that’s what our Custard Chardonnay is,” said Donny Sebastiani, President and CEO of Don Sebastiani & Co., and a member of the family’s fourth generation. “It’s comforting, evoking memories of family meals around grandma’s kitchen table, yet bright and lively on the palate, the perfect accompaniment to make those everyday moments memorable.”

As elegant as it is accessible, the 2015 Custard Chardonnay fits comfortably within the Sebastiani family’s vision of creating “Happy Hour at Home” opportunities. Recently, Don Sebastiani & Sons has introduced product lines complementary to its core wine portfolio, including premium, seasoned nuts; organic, flavored sparkling water; and three 100% Blue Weber gave Tequilas grown and hand-made in Jalisco, Mexico.

According to winemaker Gloria Mercado–Martín, the 2015 Custard Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel at lower temperatures using a specially selected yeast strain and gentle stirring of the lees. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation to enhance body and add a subtle creaminess, before it is aged in new French Oak, which imparts toasty almond and vanilla notes.

Custard is one of 14 brands in the Don Sebastiani & Sons portfolio of fine California wines, built on the family’s 112-year winemaking tradition, all of it in the coveted North Coast AVA, encompassing Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties, among other areas.  This premier winemaking region bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Pablo Bay to the south is known for producing grapes of surpassing quality and wines of distinctive character.

“Our family has been producing wines in this region since 1904, and our 2015 Custard Chardonnay exemplifies the century of care and experience that goes into every bottle,” added Donny Sebastiani.

Custard 2015 North Coast Chardonnay is available in both restaurants and select retail stores across the United States; the suggested retail price is $21.99.

DONSEBASTIANIANDSONS.COM
WWW.CUSTARDWINES.COM

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

03/15 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, NIKA KABIRI

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.



SOCIAL SCIENTIST AND LEGAL ANALYST, NIKA KABIRI - NEW RESEARCH PROVIDES SURPRISING ATTITUDES ABOUT LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS


NEW RESEARCH PROVIDES SURPRISING ATTITUDES ABOUT LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

NEW AVVO Relationship Study Shows How People Feel about
Things like Dating, Marriage, Divorce & Modern Trends of Love

As a Social Scientist and legal Analyst, Nika Kabiri, JD PhD. is one of the top experts in the nation at figuring out how the law and attitudes about modern love are constantly changing. She is truly recognized as one of the premiere legal experts on ‘love’ in today’s society. On March 15th, Nika will share findings from a new Avvo Relationship Study that provide interesting and often surprising information about the way people feel about relationships. Dr. Kabiri will examine everything from internet dating sites, to marriage and divorce, just as love is in the air for spring romance.  Her popular blog has recently examined topics like: I went Speed Dating and it Didn’t Suck; Brad and Angelina, and How no one wins the Blame Game; and Oh My God, I’m Single and I’m going to Die! Your listeners will find the topics and the conversation both timely and educational.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THE AVVO RELATIONSHIP STUDY:
LOVE AND MONEY – How money influences dating, marriage, and divorce. How debt, which partner is the breadwinner, and/or the expenses associated with dating play a role.
ONLINE DATING – Who does it, and do they think it works?
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE – Why people marry, and how is it working out for them. Are they satisfied? What does divorce in America look like, and why and when do people seek divorce?
LOVE AND POLITICS — Shifts in attitudes about love and marriage, and the impact of the ruling by the Supreme Court on gay marriage.
LOVE AFTER DIVORCE – Does being divorced make you less date-able?
SEASONALITY OF LOVE – Avvo experiences a 30% increase in people seeking divorce-related legal advice after Valentine’s Day; how does seasonality affect family planning in general?

AVVO.COM/RESEARCH/RELATIONSHIPS

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

03/14 FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER, FOOD/TRAVEL TRENDS, ANIMAL PLANET’S ANDREA ARDEN

FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER DISHES ON FOOD/TRAVEL TRENDS

Food critic/reviewer Merrill Shindler has written and spoken about his various oral fixations, both in America and abroad, for most of his adult life.  Beginning in the early ’70s as the Restaurant Critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian (a position that led, inexplicably, to three years as Music Editor at Rolling Stone), he’s written about livin’ large as Restaurant Critic for San Francisco Magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, along with covering the world of chow for the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Diversion, Food Arts, Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. Merrill Shindler has been editor of the Los Angeles Zagat Survey, host of Fine Living: Critics on the Fine Living Network, restaurant critic for the Copley and San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, and host of a weekly program on how much fun it is to put things in your mouth on KABC Radio.

NATIONAL FOOD/TRAVEL TOPIC HE CAN DISH ON:
Eating Where the Locals Eat: I travel a lot. Long ago, I found the worst suggestions come from the concierge, who'll send you to a Continental restaurant at the top of a bank building for veal parmesan. The best suggestions...come from the parking valets, the bellmen -- the folks who eat local, and eat good. Cab drivers too. They've led me to amazing places.

WWW.MERRILLSHINDLER.COM


ANIMAL PLANET’S PET EXPERT AND AUTHOR ANDREA ARDEN ANNOUNCING A NEW PROGRAM TO HELP PETS IN NEED

A NEW PHILANTROPIC PROGRAM TO HELP PETS!

With as many as 7 Million Pets in Shelters Each Year, Find

Out from Arden How PetSmart® Plans to Help Pets in Need

There are from 5.5 million to 7 million pets entering animal shelters every year.  On March 14, pet super star trainer Andrea Arden will reveal a new program to help pets in need across North America. Find out how Petsmart, the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, is making a difference in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary.

You may have seen Andrea on Dogs101, Cats101, Pets101, America’s Cutest Dog, America’s Cutest Cat, and Underdog to Wonderdog, and she was the trainer for FX’s Emmy Award winning show, The Pet Department. Andrea can also be seen on Live with Kelly & Michael, The Today Show, 20/20, Dateline NBC, The View, CBS News, CNN, Fox, PBS, Fox News, and Lifetime. Andrea is the author of Barron’s Dog Training Bible, Dog Friendly Dog Training, Train Your Dog the Lazy Way, and The Little Book of Dog Tricks.

WWW.PETSMART.COM

Monday, March 13, 2017

03/13 DR. LORI MOSCA, TIPS FOR LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE, ALBERTO ÁVALOS, HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION, COORS LIGHT LÍDER OF THE YEAR

EXPERT IN PREVENTATIVE CARDIOLOGY AND AUTHOR DR. LORI MOSCA - TIPS FOR LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH A HEALTHY HEART

March is National Nutrition Month and expert in preventative cardiology Dr. Lori Mosca has tips for living a healthy life with a healthy heart.

Since March is National Nutrition Month, it’s a perfect time to make serious changes to your lifestyle to help promote your heart health and feel your best. Eating a balanced diet, exercise, and sleep can all make a different.  Another easy change is adding cocoa flavanols to your daily routine.

Sufficient, quality sleep can help to reduce stress, positively impact your metabolism and improve your body’s overall function.

Exercising regularly should be a top priority. It helps to give your circulatory system a workout to help keep your muscles and heart in good working condition.

Dietary guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend a healthy dietary pattern focused on nutrient-dense foods, such as a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, nuts and skinless poultry and fish.

Another healthy option to consider adding to your diet is cocoa flavanols, which are beneficial plant-based nutrients (phytonutrients) found naturally in cocoa.


ALBERTO ÁVALOS - INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION -  COORS LIGHT LÍDER OF THE YEAR SHARES TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Líder of the Year Shares Tips for Success
Alberto Ávalos to Be Recognized as the 2016 Coors Light Líder of the Year

Alberto Ávalos, the 2016 Coors Light Líder of the Year, will receive a $25,000 grant to develop a leadership program in Los Angeles for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that identifies, inspires, prepares, and connects Latino leaders in communities across the country.

The Coors Light Líderes program has recognized and highlighted the achievements of emerging Latino leaders through an online public voting competition, a national and local advertising campaign and robust community outreach. Alberto was among 12 Latino leaders nominated by local and national nonprofit organizations for their leadership and contributions to their communities.

Through his early professional work and dedicated volunteerism, Alberto learned that the opportunity gap in technology for Latinos was largely due to the lack of access to technology and meaningful computer science education. This prompted him to launch Coding Jam, an interactive introduction to computer science, in his hometown of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles.

Alberto is a passionate community leader who is dedicated to helping younger generations achieve their educational goals by providing them with opportunities and access to technology. The Coors Light Líderes program has been honoring the importance of leadership in the Hispanic community by empowering up-and-coming Latino leaders to go further while making a difference in the lives of others. Coors Light works with its nonprofit partners to give back and help build stronger communities for everyone.

Since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of emerging leaders within the Hispanic community through the online public voting competition and a national advertising campaign. The program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and the opportunity to network. The time to nominate the 2017 Coors Light Líder of the Year begins on March 9 until April 27.

MORE ABOUT ALBERTO AVALOS:
Alberto Ávalos was raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, he spent time in the Bay Area working on civic innovation issues. Alberto partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and was able to secure a venue with computers, recruit Latino employees from Google for support, and have more than 50 neighborhood students at the first Coding Jam workshop. Alberto's passion is leveraging technology across industries and working with communities in creating economic empowerment.

WWW.COORSLIGHTLIDERES.COM

Friday, March 10, 2017

03/10 EMMA SWAIN, ST. SUPERY, ARTS IN APRIL, THE ART OF CHEESE, SAM FOX STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

EMMA SWAIN - CEO, ST. SUPERY - TALKS ABOUT ARTS IN APRIL, A FULL MONTH LONG EVENT THROUGHOUT NAPA VALLEY AND HOW THEY’RE PARTICIPATING: ST. SUPÉRY ESTATE VINEYARDS AND WINERY PRESENTS: THE ART OF CHEESE

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, Napa Valley sustainably farmed winery. We are located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Our vineyards and winery are certified Napa Green. We are proud to be recognized for our exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and estate red and white blends. All of our wines are estate grown, produced and bottled.

VISIT THE WINERY
Visit St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery and enjoy our Napa Valley estate wines, Interactive Wine Experiences, learn about our sustainable farming practices and stroll through our fine art gallery. Open by appointment 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on a few major holidays.

OUR NAPA VALLEY WINE
St. Supéry Estate's wines are 100% estate from grape to bottle. We have complete control over how our grapes are grown and how our wine is made from crush through bottling. We strive to keep our land pristine and our wines at the highest quality and are proud to have both our land and winery certified Napa Green.

SINGLE VINEYARD VARIETALS
All of St. Supéry Estate's single vineyard wines are sourced from two unique properties in Napa Valley. These exceptional wines celebrate the extraordinary characteristics of the Dollarhide and Rutherford estates. From our Dollarhide Estate Vineyard, we offer Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals. From our Rutherford Estate Vineyard, we offer Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

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

WWW.STSUPERY.COM


RESTAURATEUR AND JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER SAM FOX - TALKS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HEALTHY EATING AND WHAT TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR

SAM IS THE CEO AND FOUNDER OF FOX RESTAURANT CONCEPTS

Sam Fox just received his NINTH JAMES BEARD AWARD nomination. With more than 50 restaurants across the nation, Sam is one of the most successful restaurateurs in the county. He’s earned a reputation as a trend-spotter and one of the most intuitive minds in the industry (he was the first to put kale salad on a menu!). His celebrity fan-base includes Drake, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Hemsworth.

ABOUT FOX RESTAURANT CONCEPTS
Fox Restaurant Concepts is a company inspired by remarkable dining experiences.
Given the freedom to dream up the best in innovative food, drinks, service, ambiance and architecture, the Fox Restaurant Concepts team has found profound success in developing restaurants that our customers and our community have wholeheartedly embraced. From our beginnings as a single restaurant in Tucson in 1998, as with every new restaurant concept, we are looking to make a connection.  We want you to love our restaurants.  With 15 concepts and over 50 locations, we invite you to get to know the many personalities of  Fox Restaurant Concepts.

ABOUT ONE OF THE CONCEPTS: TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
Welcome to True Food Kitchen – a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at the peak of their freshness. Our open kitchen brings guests closer to our culinary craft while showcasing that there’s nothing secret about the way we prepare our dishes. Dishes like our signature Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Inside Out Quinoa Burger, Scottish Steelhead, flavorful and healthful bowls, pizzas and antioxidant-packed desserts. Our scratch bar is brimming with a selection of wine, local beers and seasonal cocktails made using fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices paired with organic spirits.

At True Food Kitchen, we cater to nearly every food preference with a variety of gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerings. This commitment to quality and creativity ensures a menu that encourages exploration all throughout the year. We believe that living well isn’t just about eating the right food, but about sharing it with the right people. At our restaurants, guests are presented with the opportunity to enjoy meals without compromise. To be true to what matters most – not to anyone else but ourselves. True Food Kitchen is based on the idea that food should make you feel better – not worse – and that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste to live a healthier lifestyle. Every meal we serve is prepared to that standard.

WWW.TRUEFOODKITCHEN.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, March 9, 2017

03/09 CELEBRATE CREATIVITY & IMAGINATION WITH KATIE WORKMAN

CELEBRATE CREATIVITY & BOUNDLESS IMAGINATION  WITH KATIE WORKMAN

If you can dream it, you can invent it. It’s never too early to start exploring, discovering and inventing the next great thing. As we make our way through the school year, it’s important to encourage kids to use their imagination, be active and dream up something new either inside or outside of the classroom. That’s why Frito-Lay Variety Pack is celebrating consumers’ boundless imaginations and continuing its legacy of encouraging families to enjoy the fun of educational exploration with Dreamvention. They are asking dreamers, age 7 and older, to “dreamvent” a fun and simple invention for the chance to have their creation be brought to life and be awarded a $250K grand prize!

To talk more about this exciting opportunity is Mom and Award Winning Author Katie Workman; she’ll share fun and dynamic education activities that will get the whole family dreaming and inventing!

KATIE WORKMAN, is an award-winning author of The Mom 100 Cookbook (285,000 copies in print), which was nominated for an IACP award and selected by Cooking Light as one of the best 100 books of the past 25 years.  Her latest book, The Mom 100 was published in August 2015.  Katie also writes themom100.com blog, which won the Blog Her Voices of the Year award. Katie was the founding partner and Editor in Chief at cookstr.com and Senior Editor with Clarkson Potter Publishers for 12 years, specializing in cookbooks.  Katie has written for many popular website and publications, including The Wall Street Journal, iVillage,The Daily Beast, AARP.com, Bravo.com, The Boston Globe and New York Magazine. Katie and The Mom 100 Cookbook have been featured in various national media such as The Today Show, VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live, The Talk, The New York Times, and Food & Wine Magazine, as well as lots of local media.

MYDREAMVENTION.COM

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

03/08 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, LIFESTYLE EXPERT MICHELLE YARN, PATRICIA WELLS, MY MASTER RECIPES: 165 RECIPES TO INSPIRE CONFIDENCE IN THE KITCHEN—WITH DOZENS OF VARIATIONS

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.


LIFESTYLE EXPERT MICHELLE YARN - TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR DAY’S MOST IMPORTANT MEAL

IT’S NATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY!
Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your Day’s Most Important Meal

Too many things to do and never enough time to do them all! We know the challenges you’refaced with daily, so it makes it all the more important not to skimp on a good breakfast! WithNational Breakfast Day right around the corner on March 13 th , we’re teaming up with Smithfield and Lifestyle Expert Michelle Yarn to give you tips, recipes ideas and more to make your most important meal of the deal the priority!

Michelle Yarn has spent over a decade working in the television industry, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Her passion is finding ways to make your life easier, more beautiful and more fun! She has shared thousands of great finds and ideas with viewers across the country on TV outlets including OK! TV, Daytime, The Morning Blend, and The Daily Buzz.

Today, she balances her time as Host of “The Lifestyle List” with a full home life with her husband and two toddler boys. Her personal experience as a wife, mother and (let’s be honest!) shopaholic give her a unique insight into the things women and families want and need.

SMITHFIELD.COM


JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER PATRICIA WELLS - AUTHOR, MY MASTER RECIPES:  165 RECIPES TO INSPIRE CONFIDENCE IN THE KITCHEN—WITH DOZENS OF VARIATIONS

MY MASTER RECIPES:
165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen—With Dozens of Variations

At her cooking schools in Paris and Provence, Patricia Wells’s students leave with more confidence in the kitchen than they ever experienced before. Now, home cooks can learn from the master, known for her collections of delectable, precise, and well-tested, recipes.

James Beard Award winner Patricia Wells codifies the curricula of her classes in this inviting instruction manual and cookbook. Each of the recipes in MY MASTER RECIPES: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen—With Dozens of Variations teaches fundamental techniques—blanching, searing, simmering, sweating, steaming, braising, deep-frying—with creative sub recipes that take skills in directions both savory and sweet, simple and complex.

Perfect the Four-Hour Braised Aromatic Pork and then try Provençal Lamb Daube with Tomatoes, Olives, and Mushrooms. Master the Scallops Grilled in Shells with Truffle Butter and then try your hand at Grilled Chicken Under a Brick. Impress with Sweet Chestnut Honey Madeleines and then make a stunning Walnut Cake using the same batter. Additional chapters and recipes include:

∼ Emulsify—Aïoli Piquant (master), plus Beurre Blanc
∼ Poach—Poached Chicken Breasts with Morels, Peas, and Tarragon (master), plus Salt Cod Brandade
∼ Panfry—Swiss Potato Galette (master), plus Monkfish with Polenta-Parmesan Crust and Capers
∼ Rise—Honey Brioche (master), plus Blueberry and Orange Blossom French Toast
∼ Grind—Pork and Fennel Sausage (master), plus Asian Chicken and Cilantro Meatballs
∼ Set—Lemon Panna Cotta with Candied Lemon Zest (master), plus Raspberry Panna Cotta

Seasonality, the abundant use of fresh fruits, vegetables, zests, and herbs, substituting honey for sugar when possible, and olive oil for butter when it fits, are the signatures of Patricia’s style of cooking and an integral part of MY MASTER RECIPES. She also provides a list of pantry essentials, necessary equipment, sources for finding the best ingredients—such as oils, fish and shellfish—a dependable list of preferred wine importers, and advice on when to make easy ingredient substitutions and when to stick to the original recipe.

WWW.PATRICIAWELLS.COM

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

03/07 ROBERT GRABER, THE GRABER OLIVE HOUSE, SUTEE NITAKORN, KAANAPALI GOLF COURSES

ROBERT GRABER - THE GRABER OLIVE HOUSE, ONTARIO (SINCE 1894)

Californians of today are indebted to the foresight of the Franciscan missionaries from Spain, who planted the first olive trees at the Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1769.

Olive trees flourished, and it became a tradition of the early Californians to set their tables with plenty of fruits and wine, and always olives, whose nut-like flavor and healthfulness were highly esteemed.

C.C. Graber purchased land in Ontario and discovered olives, as cured by the early ranchers, to be one of the finest food delicacies of California.

After much research and study of their methods, Mr. Graber cured several barrels himself.

The following season a much greater quantity of his olives was demanded by neighbors and friends who had eaten from the original barrels.

Thus began Ontario's oldest existing business. Since 1894, Graber Olives -- fully tree-ripened with delicate, rich flavor and succulent texture -- continue to be enjoyed by generations of families throughout the world.

The Graber Groves are now located in the San Joaquin Valley.

During harvest time (October through December), the historic Graber Olive House pulsates with the activities of grading, curing, and canning.

Visitors are offered guided tours of the facility year round, and may browse leisurely in the two gift shops which feature Graber Olives, fine foods, and gifts.


SUTEE NITAKORN PGA HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL - KAANAPALI GOLF COURSES

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: 
Royal Ka’anapali Course: Celebrating 55 years in 2017, this classic Trent Jones Senior design combines wide fairways with large undulating greens. With over 50 years of tournament history, including the Ka’anapali Champions Skins Game, the Royal Course has tested the skills of some of golf’s greatest legends like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Amy Alcott. Now it’s your turn.

Ka’anapali Kai Course: With some of the best greens on Maui, this layout will test your course management skills. Newly renovated, the Kai Course places a premium on accuracy off the tee and a deft touch around the greens. The Ka’anapali Kai Course has beautiful views of the Pacific and neighboring islands and is home of the Golf Channel’s #1 series, Big Break Ka’anapali.

ABOUT SUTEE:
PGA Head Golf Professional, 2011 Junior Leader Award, Aloha Section PGA
From the mainland to Maui this native Cincinnatian has found a home here on the gorgeous Valley Isle. Sutee started his career with Billy Casper Golf in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since. As a proud graduate of Ohio University this Bobcat shares golf experience from the Midwest to the Pacific Islands. Whether it’s working for the legends of golf during the Ka'anapali Champions Skins Game or helping the ladies of Big Break Kaanapali, Sutee is adverse to all kinds of tournament atmospheres. One of his highlights includes caddying for Big Break Ka'anapali runner-up, Sophie Sandolo in the season finale. Sutee’s teaching philosophy is to fit the swing to the student. All good things start with sound golf fundamentals and from there is a fun ride with good communication. Sutee encourages everybody to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of learning golf on Maui. His experience includes a trip to the 2008 Kapalua Teaching Summit studying under the likes of Jim Flick, Mike Malaska, and Mike Adams to name a few. Sutee has also had the privilege of teaching in workshops for golfers with adaptive disabilities and children with special needs. Sutee continues to help the growth of the game as swing coach for Maui’s Lahainaluna High School Golf Team as well as heading up the Junior Golf Program at Ka'anapali Golf Courses. He is an enthusiast for the growth of women’s golf as host for Ka'anapali’s Ladies League played on the third Thursday of every month. Sutee was awarded the Junior Leader Award by the  Aloha Section PGA in 2011

WWW.KAANAPALIGOLFCOURSES.COM

11/17 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT & AUTHOR RONDA GIANGRECO AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CARRIE SAMMARCO, MIKE KELLEY, AQUALANI, JESSICA NAZIRI, TOP TECH GIFTS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

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