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.
FOOD STYLIST & COOKING TEACHER ANDREA SLONECKER - AUTHOR, PRETZEL MAKING AT HOME
The art of traditional pretzel making
Here's a new twist on an old favorite: pretzels warm from the oven. DIY bakers can make their own crunchy, chewy, savory, or sweet artisan pretzels with this collection of 50 recipes that imagines every way to shape, fill, and top them. Here are the traditional versions as well as novel creations such as Philly cheesesteak pretzel pockets and fried pretzel with cinnamon sugar. More substantial dishes like wild mushroom and chestnut pretzel stuffing, and pretzel bread pudding with caramel sauce elevate the humble pretzel to dinner-table fare as this tantalizing cookbook takes a cherished everyday snack to the next level of culinary creativity.
Andrea Slonecker is a cookbook author, food stylist, cooking teacher, and consultant based in Portland, Oregon. Her recipes and food styling have appeared in cookbooks, magazines, and in many print and online marketing campaigns. She is also the recipe editor for Kinfolk magazine.
GAIL MCGOVERN - PRESIDENT & CEO, AMERICAN RED CROSS - HOW TO HELP SUPPORT FAMILIES IMPACTED BY DISASTERS
In the first quarter of 2017, Red Cross workers in communities nationwide have responded to an unusually high number of multi-family fires–more than three times the number in 2016.
Over the past year, Red Cross volunteers responded to 180 significant disasters in 45 states including Hurricane Matthew, the Louisiana floods, wildfires, severe storms and other emergencies.
More than 32,000 Red Crossers opened nearly 800 emergency shelters providing 206,000 overnight stays, served more than 4.1 million meals and snacks, and distributed more than 2.1 million relief items. In addition, thousands of people across the country were impacted by a fire in their home.
The Red Cross depends on donations to help people affected by disasters, and April 26 is their Annual Giving Day when they ask the public to help. American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern is available to discuss ways your viewers can help the Red Cross provide hope and urgent relief such as food, blankets and other essentials to people impacted by disasters across the country.
Behind each of these disasters are individuals and families that rely on their neighbors for help during their time of greatest need. A gift of $88.50 to the American Red Cross can support a family of three with a day’s worth of food, blankets, comfort and other recovery items.
Funds raised on April 26 will go toward supporting families recovering from disasters such as home fires, tornados and floods.
Funds raised on April 26 will go toward supporting families recovering from disasters such as home fires, tornados and floods. Giving Day donations can be made at www.redcross.org/givingday. All donations will be processed on April 26, 2017.