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.
BARBARA BALIK - DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL GIVING, CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS
The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 20, 2017 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. Its 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’oeuvres dinner!
DENEEN VOJTA, MD - SELF-CARE FOR WORKING MOMS THROUGH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - TIPS AND ADVICE TO ENCOURAGE A HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY
Women Lead Most Family Related Health-Care Decisions, Sometimes Putting Self-Care Last
Over a century ago, Mother’s Day was created to honor motherhood and the influence of mothers in society, with the celebration becoming an official U.S. holiday in 1914.
More than 100 years later, a mother’s role has increased significantly within the family unit. According to survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians, 90 percent of women say they are responsible for health care decision-making in addition to overall care for themselves and/or family members.
With so much daily stress, how are working mothers caring for themselves? And what do expecting mothers and new families need to know to help encourage a successful pregnancy and delivery?
Deneen Vojta, MD, Executive Vice President of Research & Development at UnitedHealth Group shares the latest trends, technology and what’s available to women and their caregivers to make care simpler, more connected, personal and flexible.
PETER GETHERS - AUTHOR, MY MOTHER’S KITCHEN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
Although a stroke has robbed his mom of her own ability to cook, they embark on a series of conversations- often during meals that Peter attempts to prepare -about food, family, love and, what is becoming all too clear: the fact that Judy’s life is drawing to a close.
The result is MY MOTHER’S KITCHEN: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life - in which Gethers embarks upon a culinary and personal journey - often hilarious, always touching, and remarkably inspiring -that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time.
Peter Gethers' mother - 93 year old Judy Gethers - always understood the importance - and interconnectedness - of food and family. Her father owned the legendary Jewish kosher dairy restaurant Ratner’s on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She discovered a passion for gourmet cooking when she was in her 50s, taking her first job, in the kitchen of the ground-breaking Los Angeles restaurant Ma Maison, when she was 53. She became a mentor and friend to some of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton, and Jonathan Waxman, and eventually ran the Ma Cuisine cooking school, teaching alongside Julia Child among many others. Learning to cook changed her life—and the lives of those around her—and she created her own legendary status in the food world. As her health eventually began to fail, her taste remained, as did her sense of humor and her determination to live life on her own terms.
In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But her love of food remained, helping her to recover and bringing her closer than ever to her son. At least twice a week, Peter visits her so he can make her dinner, ask questions about her colorful past, and learn her kitchen secrets. Peter decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her.
MY MOTHER’S KITCHEN is generously seasoned with Peter’s trademark wit and knowing eye. The book includes a selection of recipes ranging from Ratner’s Matzo Brei, to Tarte Tatin, and from a loaf of challah to salmon coulibiac, as well as family photos. Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us—they can nourish our souls.