Friday, June 30, 2017

06/30 TRACE ADKINS, PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, ROBYN MORENO, SUMMER ENTERTAINING TIPS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR AND GRAMMY NOMINATED MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY TRACE ADKINS - PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH

PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH WELCOMES JOHN STAMOS TO HOST

AMERICA’S NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION LIVE FROM THE U.S. CAPITOL!

Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) is set to host the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The all-star musical and fireworks extravaganza will kick off the country’s 241st birthday with performances by: soul men Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of The Blues Brothers; iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys, with special guests John Stamos (drums) and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath (vocals); legendary Motown stars The Four Tops; THE VOICE Season 12 winner Chris Blue; the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly (additional performers to be announced).  Multi-talented actress and singer Sofia Carson (DESCENDENTS 2) will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.”  The concert will also feature a tribute to our men and women in uniform by country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins who will perform his new single “Still A Soldier.”  The inspiring moment will be dedicated to our troops and veterans, and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.  A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before 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.   The concert will also be live-streamed online on Facebook Live and http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2017.


LIFESTYLE EXPERT & TV HOST ROBYN MORENO - SUMMER ENTERTAINING TIPS

We’re in the middle of the summer season, so one of the top lifestyle experts in the country is on a mission to remind people that it’s never too late to plan a great party! TV Host and Practically Posh Author Robyn Moreno is here to remind your viewers to plan a Fourth of July Bash, family reunion, pool party or a summer soiree, and she has some tips and tricks for great entertaining.   We hope you’ll let Robyn show your viewers and listeners why summer fun equals good food, good friends and good times.

POSH PARTY IDEAS FROM ROBYN MORENO:

  • SIZZLING THEMES—A few easy ways to turn any fun weekend into a party your friends and family will never forget
  • FOOD STYLE FOR A SMILE –Food presentation & why it can make or break a party
  • MAKING MEMORIES—Special suggestions to bring families and friends together


WWW.TIPSONTV.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, June 29, 2017

06/29 MARIANNE GRAVELY, USDA TIPS FOR FOOD SAFETY, NASCAR CREW CHIEF LARRY MCREYNOLDS, MARK MALPIEDE, WILLIAMS SELYEM, THE PATINA RESTAURANT

MARIANNE GRAVELY - FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, USDA OFFERS TOP TIPS FOR FOOD SAFETY THIS 4TH OF JULY 

USDA OFFERS TOP TIPS FOR FOOD SAFETY THIS 4TH OF JULY

Cases of Foodborne Illness Surge in the Summer Season

Independence Day is one of the most popular times to break out the grill - retail beef sales jumping 20% the week of the holiday – and because of this it’s critical that consumers take the necessary steps to protect their families from foodborne illness (commonly known as food poisoning). Incidents of food poisoning surge during the summer because harmful bacteria multiply more quickly in the hot and humid climate, and more people are cooking outside at picnics, barbeques, and on camping trips away from the conveniences of the kitchen that help them stay safe.

Research shows millions of Americans are not taking the necessary steps to protect themselves and their families from getting ill.  For example, nearly two-thirds of Americans are not using a food thermometer regularly to check the temperature of meat and poultry even though 1 out of every 4 hamburgers turns brown before it has reached a safe internal temperature. Fourteen percent of Americans are also not using different or freshly-cleaned cutting boards for raw meats and ready-to-eat foods, such as fruits and vegetables. The CDC estimates that 48 million Americans (at least 1 in 6) get sick from food poisoning every year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

In preparation for July 4th festivities, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is promoting the Food Safe Families campaign to raise awareness about the risks of food poisoning and motivate consumers, particularly parents, to take specific actions to reduce their risk and keep their families healthy.

The national campaign directs audiences to visit www.FoodSafety.gov, where they can learn about food safety practices and access “Ask Karen,” an online database with over 1,500 answers to specific questions related to preventing foodborne illnesses.  Additionally, consumers can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

WWW.FOODSAFETY.GOV


LEGENDARY NASCAR CREW CHIEF AND BROADCASTER  LARRY MCREYNOLDS EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

Many men – and women – love power tools. Any gadget or tool that will make difficult jobs in the home easier and more efficient have always fascinated people. Now, a whole new generation of power tools and technology are on the market that have gained the admiration of our ‘engine’ expert, legendary NASCAR Crew Chief and broadcaster, Larry McReynolds. While McReynolds is best known for his expertise at producing cars that go 200 miles per hour, on June 29th he looks at automatic lawn mowers, trimmers and leaf blowers that are changing the way we work. McReynolds is also happy to discuss any racing or engine-related questions your listeners will find interesting!


MARK MALPIEDE - VP OF SALES & MARKETING, WILLIAMS SELYEM - WILL BE HOSTING A DINNER THIS FRIDAY AT THE PATINA RESTAURANT 

Imagine taking a vacation from your “day job” to crush grapes. That’s how Williams Selyem was born.

Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who started weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California. It took less than two decades from their first commercial vintage in 1981 for Burt and Ed to create a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together, they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking in the United States, raising Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley to among the best winegrowing regions in the world. Here’s a brief history of Williams Selyem’s rise in the sometimes heartbreakingly cruel world of Pinot Noir.

UPCOMING WINE DINNER AT THE PATINA RESTAURANT 
Located at The Walt Disney Concert Hall
Where: 141 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: June 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Who: Dinner by Chef Andreas Roller, hosted by Mark Malpiede, Williams Selyem VP of Sales & Marketing
Parking details: Valet parking is available. $8 with validation.
Complimentary valet parking after 8 PM with validation.
Cost: $150 (Includes tax and gratuity)
Reservations: patinagroup.com

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

06/28 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, CELEBRITY CHEF CHARLES CHEN, KITCHEN HUSTLE & FOOD NETWORK, COOL SUMMER DESSERTS


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.



CELEBRITY CHEF CHARLES CHEN FOOD NETWORK PERSONALITY AND HOST OF KITCHEN HUSTLE -  COOL SUMMER DESSERTS

AN AMAZING STORY OF LOSING MORE 100LBS, EATING HEALTHY & ENJOYING GREAT DESSERTS

Discover How One Super Chef is Teaming up with ARCTIC ZERO to Create Recipes that will COOL Your Summer Cravings

Chef Charles Chen has an amazing story to tell. As a teenager, he weighed as much as 265 pounds and was pre-diabetic before turning his life around; eventually developing a passion for creating healthy recipes that led him to shows like CHOPPED on Food Network and hosting programs, including the popular KITCHEN HUSTLE. On June 28th, Chef Chen will explain how he lost more than 100 pounds as he unveils a new series of cool summer recipes with ARCTIC ZERO Fit Frozen Desserts™ – a delicious ice cream alternative that’s low-cal and friendly to those with dietary restrictions.  It’s a tasty interview with a top food talent that your viewers won’t want to miss!

CHEF CHEN’S COOL CREATIONS WILL INCLUDE:
DESSERT FOR ALL—Gluten-free? Lactose-free? Low-Sugar? GMO-free? Desserts that can satisfy any sweet tooth
CHEF SECRETS—Saving calories in just about anything
LOVE BITES—Simple ways to cool those cravings and avoid those love handles
SUMMER FUN—How to make fun, low sugar desserts for kids … and adults

Celebrity Chef Chen has been featured on Food Network, Yahoo, AOL, Hulu, TNT, TLC Discovery, Epoch Times, CBS, Natural News, UCLA, Myx TV,  Green Festival, Expo West, New Hope, LA Yoga Magazine, Daniel Magazine, Clean Plates, Whole Foods Market, LA 18, Food & Wine Festival, The Seed Experience, Hay House Radio, Mind Body Green, Veg Fest, Clean Eating Magazine, Create NYC, Seed Miami Food & Wine, I Heart Radio , Green Divas, Natural Gourmet Institute & more!  The wellness chef and TV host also created the personal blog Charles Chen TV. He's the founder of the pop-up dining experience known as the Dinner Club and the Party In Your Mouth wellness festival. He was appointed a brand ambassador for the American Heart Association.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

06/27 TOM GAMBLE, GAMBLE FAMILY VINEYARDS, COLLEEN BURNS-HARRISTHAL, MOMARCHY

TOM GAMBLE - FARMER & OWNER, GAMBLE FAMILY VINEYARDS

FAMILY LEGACY

My (ad)venture in wine seems to me to be a natural progression of history. As a third generation Napa farmer, I have been influenced all my life by my forebears' lives in agriculture. They have left, as part of their legacy, their deep and abiding affinity for the land from which came not only their livelihood, but also a life full of purpose. I am hopeful I can transfer that way of life to yet another generation.

Given this legacy, one does not continue farming for dispassionate reasons alone—there are easier ways to make a living.

And thus, taking the next step and putting one’s name on a bottle of wine does not come lightly.

All our wines are produced in small quantities, with the careful attention to farming my forebears would expect. I hope you will try one or more of my wines and let me know if you agree.

TOM GAMBLE OWNER / Farmer
Napa native Tom Gamble is a farmer first.

“My most lasting memory of childhood is dirt. Playing in dirt. Walking in dust behind the tractor. Wandering aimlessly on foot, horseback and mini-bike all summer long—enjoying everything the dirt and our climate gives to life.” Tom’s boyhood days often began before sunrise; herding cattle, working irrigation lines and emulating older ranchers and farmers from the back of the pack.

Tom purchased his first vineyard in 1981. He is the first member of his family to make wine, but hopes he is not the last to work the land. Gamble Family Vineyards is his legacy for future generations, inspired by the hard work of generations past.

Tom Gamble is a farmer first, which is fitting.  Good wine begins on the vine.

WWW.GAMBLEFAMILYVINEYARDS.COM


COLLEEN BURNS-HARRISTHAL, TV JOURNALIST & AUTHOR OF MOMARCHY, WHY MOMS RULE THE WORLD - TALKS SUMMER SURVIVAL TIPS

A SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE FROM THE MOTHER OF SIX BOYS, AGES 8 TO 19

Colleen reveals her summer survival tips and explains how she transitioned from news to ‘MOMARCHY’! Colleen also has some creative suggestions on how to solve the summertime blues for your family.
 
COLLEEN’S SUPER SUMMER SURVIVAL TIPS INCLUDE: 
FUN FOODS: Why eating out doesn’t have to mean eating unhealthy foods
TIME SAVERS: Meals that will help you save time for some real fun
EXPLORE TOGETHER: Planning memorable trips on a budget
CLEANING UP: Simple hacks to save mom’s time and sanity
TECH FLEX: How new appliances can be a mom’s best friend

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM

Monday, June 26, 2017

06/26 SOMMELIER ROXANNE LANGER, MORAGA VINEYARDS, NGUYEN TRAN, STARRY KITCHEN

ROXANNE LANGER - SALES & MARKETING MANAGER, MORAGA VINEYARDS

MORAGA IS A PREMIER WINERY FOUNDED IN 1989, BEL AIR CALIFORNIA.

Moraga Vineyards is a wine growing estate in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 600 to 900 feet, five miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Los Angeles community of Bel Air. From the care of each individual vine, to the selection and blending processes, to the hand labeling of each bottle, every effort is taken to produce wine of distinctive style and quality.

OUR STORY
Grapes are not foreign to this canyon land. The overland expedition of Don Caspar de Portola, which established the route of the California missions (El Camino Real), passed by Moraga Canyon in August of 1769. In his diary, expedition member Father Juan Crespi mentions a “profusion of wild grapes and Castilian roses in full bloom” in the canyon. Wild roses still exist on the property and are represented on the four corners of the Moraga wine label.

OUR WINES
Our focus is to create the highest quality wine while preserving the essence of place. With the experience of each vintage, we have been able to improve our understanding of the ripening patterns of the vineyards. We selectively pick from vines that have come to full maturity on the basis of taste. Ultimately, it is all about flavor and tannin development.

WWW.MORAGAVINEYARDS.COM


NGUYEN TRAN - AUTHOR,  ADVENTURES IN STARRY KITCHEN: 88 ASIAN‐INSPIRED RECIPES FROM AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS UNDERGROUND RESTAURANT

ADVENTURES IN STARRY KITCHEN: 88 Asian‐Inspired Recipes from America’s Most Famous Underground Restaurant by Nguyen Tran chronicles this remarkable DIY story in full—from the restaurant’s unlikely origin to its shiny new brick‐and‐mortar restaurant in Echo Park, including all the misdemeanors, milestones, mishaps and amazing meals that contributed to the restaurant’s success. Fully illustrated with color throughout, the behind‐the‐scenes tales are paired with 88 (a lucky number in Chinese culture) recipes for Pan‐Asian comfort food, mouthwatering and easy‐to‐make dishes like Singaporean Chili Crab w/ Buttermilk Beer Beignets, Pandan Churros, and Starry Kitchen’s trademark Crispy Tofu Balls.

ADVENTURES IN STARRY KITCHEN is a hilarious retelling, and gorgeously rendered guide for accomplished and aspiring at‐home chefs alike that demonstrates you don’t have to be a desperately hip (or even trained) chef to master modern food that will amaze and delight, whether cooking for two, four, or even your own underground operation.

STARRYKITCHEN.COM

Friday, June 23, 2017

06/23 FORMER BACHELORETTE ALI FEDOTOWSKY, RNATIONAL YOGA DAY, MINDFUL SNACKING, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

FORMER BACHELORETTE AND NEW MOM ALI FEDOTOWSKY - INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY & THE IMPORTANCE OF MINDFUL SNACKING

Former Bachelorette and new mom Ali Fedotowsky will be available to talk about International Yoga Day, the current season of "The Bachelorette", how her work-out routine has changed since becoming mom, and much, much more. Even though Ali loves going to yoga, as a new mom she finds it hard to always get to classes but still is searching for new, creative ways to incorporate exercise into her daily routine That’s why she and goodness   KNOWS snack squares are encouraging everyone to get on their path to fitness this summer at their own pace – because every try, no matter how small, is a step to being your best!

Ali will kick off the program on Facebook Live by encouraging fans to get on the mat – or whatever they have around the house – and follow along with yoga instruction led by fitness expert Liz Germain of Super Sister Fitness. Between poses, registered dietitian Carlene Thomas of Healthfully Ever After will show Ali and fans the benefits of mindful snacking with recipes and tips that will fuel your path to greatness.




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, June 22, 2017

06/22 DAN BUETTNER, THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION, SHAWN ACHOR, SUMMER TRAVEL, ELIZABETH WERNER, FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER AND LONGEVITY EXPERT DAN BUETTNER - EATING AND LIVING LIKE THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST PEOPLE

THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION

For more than a decade, National Geographic explorer and longevity expert Dan Buettner has traveled the globe in search of the world’s longevity hot spots, communities he’s identified as “Blue Zones” (Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; the Ogliastra region of Sardinia; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya, Costa Rica). These are places with high concentrations of 100-year-olds who have grown old without preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Buettner’s first book based on his research, “The Blue Zones,” was a New York Times best-seller and media sensation, sparking intense curiosity and conversation around the world about the secrets to living longer, healthier lives.

Since then, Buettner has committed himself to using his findings for a bigger purpose — to help Americans get healthy. In 2009, he launched the Blue Zones Project, the largest preventive health care project in the United States, which has improved the health of more than 5 million Americans. And THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People reveals how to transform your health using the smart eating and lifestyle practices of the world’s longest-lived people and shows how large-scale community changes — focused on improving the health environment rather than individual behavior change — can replicate Blue Zones in America.

BLUEZONES.COM


HAPPINESS EXPERT SHAWN ACHOR - TOP TIPS ON MAKING YOUR SUMMER TRIP RELAXING AND MEMORABLE

HAPPINESS EXPERT SHAWN ACHOR SHARES TIPS ON MAXIMIZING THE JOY IN YOUR SUMMER TRAVEL

Research shows there is a strong connection between traveling and happiness. So how can you experience the maximum amount of joy when traveling this summer?

Bank of America partnered with happiness expert, Shawn Achor and Condé Nast Traveler to uncover the unique “happiness factors” that make travel joyous. Together, they have uncovered the 10 most joyous destinations in the world for 2017.


CHILD LIFESTYLE EXPERT AND TOY INDUSTRY’S PREMIER PLAYER ELIZABETH WERNER  - FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN 

FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN
               
Summer is here, and your viewers are looking for tips and tricks to fill their kids’ appetites for fun! A combination of quality family time, good nutrition along with lots of outdoor and indoor play is a fabulous way to spend a fun day.

SPECIFICALLY, HERE IS WHAT WE ARE “PLAYING WITH”…
Snacks that make sense – Elizabeth will discuss nutritious (& delicious) treats and summer snack ideas    
Outdoor Play – Elizabeth will show and demo ideas to keep the kids outside this summer
Rainy Day Activities – Elizabeth will show and demo ideas to encourage family time on a rainy day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

06/21 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, BECKY RAPINCHUK, SUMMER MESSES: THE BEST TIPS ON TACKLING THE TOUGHEST SUMMER MESSES!

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.



BECKY RAPINCHUK - SUMMER MESSES: THE BEST TIPS ON TACKLING THE TOUGHEST SUMMER MESSES!

With the fun of summer comes the "fun" of tackling those summer messes left behind. Don’t let the prospect of cleaning up after those sticky summer soirees keep you from enjoying those special summer moments. Clean Mama Becky Rapinchuk has the best cleaning tips and tricks that will make this sunny season even more enjoyable.

Becky Rapinchuk is a cleaning expert, a wife and mom to three, a successful entrepreneur, and a former art teacher. She’s the blogger behind Clean Mama, the leading online homekeeping community, and advises the world’s leading lifestyle brands—Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, SC Johnson, Bissell, and Scotch-Brite—on how to clean up life’s little and big messes. She’s also the go-to girl for the over twenty million readers who follow her online and buy her books, paper goods, and signature cleaning products.

SCOTCH-BRITE.COM 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

06/20 DR. SYLVIA TARA, HOW WE METABOLIZE FOOD AND STORE FAT, TONY LYTLE, THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA, MARK A. MILLER, PROTECTING POLLINATORS

BIOCHEMIST Dr. SYLVIA TARA - THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BODY’S LEAST UNDERSTOOD ORGAN, FAT - HOW WE METABOLIZE FOOD AND STORE FAT

THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT
The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You    

Fat has long been a subject of national and personal shame, a repugnant biological adversary that we obsessively seek to eradicate. In 2014 alone, the United States spent $60 billion fighting fat—more money, even, than the $44.7 billion budgeted for Homeland Security. But how much do we know about fat, really? In THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You biochemist Sylvia Tara reveals the ways in which our battle with the bulge has been misinformed and misdirected. Fat, it turns out, isn’t just unsightly blubber; it’s an essential and critically misunderstood body part, an endocrine organ that is as vital to our health as our heart, lungs, or stomach.

Tara presents trailblazing research, uncovering fat’s true identity. She recounts fascinating medical stories and introduces the scientists who have revealed fat’s secrets. Tara explores the history and science behind this multifaceted organ’s hidden talents to explain precisely why the fight against fat is so challenging. Did you know that fat can grow even without excess calories? That it can affect the body’s metabolic rate? Fat fights back. THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT describes the unexpected tricks fat uses in order to preserve itself even when we’re trying our hardest to lose it—and offers intelligent solutions for combating fat’s peculiar tactics.

Tara goes beyond the struggle to shed pounds, however, to show us fat’s unexpected importance to our health. We fight it all the time, but in truth we need it. Tara offers an entertaining and informative education in why a healthy amount of it is crucial to our well-being—while also providing useful guidance on managing the body part we love to hate. THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT is a groundbreaking investigation into fat’s complex reality as a reviled but necessary component of the human body—one that we are now discovering enables our reproductive organs, strengthens our immune system, protects us from disease, and may even help us live longer.

This pioneering work of practical, popular science establishes Dr. Sylvia Tara as an indispensable authority on our most misunderstood organ, and it emboldens us to reevaluate everything we thought we knew about fat’s effects on our bodies. THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT is an invaluable and highly insightful look at what is at once our most elusive enemy and our most bewildering ally, poised to spark a revolution in our physical—and mental—health.


TONY LYTLE - DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA

"WHERE HEAVEN AND ALOHA MEET"™

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is situated along a spectacular stretch of the famed Ka'anapali Beach. This oceanfront resort blends an endless array of activities and amenities with gracious aloha spirit, perfect for any Hawaiian vacation.

Located beachfront with spectacular views of Lana'i and Moloka'i, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is just minutes from Maui's many attractions, yet remains a world unto itself, where exclusive services, first-rate restaurants, cultured entertainment and thrilling diversions satisfy every interest.

WWW.WESTINMAUI.COM 


MARK A. MILLER - PROTECTING POLLINATORS: HOW YOU CAN HELP “BEE” KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Can you imagine a world without berries, apples, oranges, or almonds? Hardly! But without honeybees, butterflies and other pollinators to keep a healthy ecosystem in place, it could happen.

These animals and insects pollinate many of the foods we love, but often they can't find enough food for themselves. Loss of habitat is a key factor in the declining population of pollinators. Urban and suburban environments can play a vital role in restoring these habitats, which is why we’re asking gardeners to help by creating pollinator habitats at their homes and in their neighborhoods. Every garden can help.

On Tuesday, June 20th, Mark A. Miller, Outreach Education Manager for Franklin Park Conservatory, will be available to discuss why pollinator gardens are particularly important today and share key insights on how every one of us can help increase the pollinator population, promote pollinator diversity, and keep our lawns and gardens looking beautiful with the right guidance.

ORTHO.COM/POLLINATOR

Monday, June 19, 2017

06/19 AWARD-WINNING BARTENDER JEFFREY MORGENTHALER, THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE, DOUGLAS MACKENZIE, VISIT PHOENIX

AWARD-WINNING BARTENDER AND COCKTAIL BLOGGER JEFFREY MORGENTHALER - AUTHOR, THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE

THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.

ABOUT JEFFREY:
Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender, working since 1996 in everything from neighborhood taverns and college nightclubs to fine restaurants and upscale lounges. He currently manages the James Beard Award-nominated bar program at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.

Jeffrey has been writing about bartending and mixology for several years at his website, jeffreymorgenthaler.com. The website features original cocktail recipes, product reviews, and discussions of bartending technique. He is also the author of The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique, the world’s first technique manual for cocktails.

His recipes and wisdom have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wine Enthusiast, Playboy, Wired, and Imbibe magazines. Forbes Traveler called him one of the "Cocktail Movers and Shakers" of 2007, Playboy.com named him one of the top ten mixologists in the United States, and Tasting Panel Magazine awarded him as a "New Leader" in 2009. In 2011, he was named a "Rising Star Mixologist" by StarChefs, and Bartender of the Year in 2013 by Nightclub and Bar.

WWW.JEFFREYMORGENTHALER.C0M


DOUGLAS MACKENZIE FROM VISIT PHOENIX - WHAT'S NEW IN GREATER PHOENIX

Desert character. It can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. John Ford knew that. So did Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis L’Amour. Spend a few days in Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand, too. America’s fifth-largest city still has cowboys and red-rock buttes and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. It is the heart of the Sonoran Desert and the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of Puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries.

This timeless Southwestern backdrop is the perfect setting for family vacations, weekend adventures or romantic getaways. Each year, 16 million leisure visitors travel to Greater Phoenix. They enjoy resorts and spas infused with Native American tradition, golf courses that stay emerald green all year, mountain parks crisscrossed with trails, and sports venues that host the biggest events in the nation.

The best way to learn about America’s sunniest metropolis, of course, is to experience it firsthand. The following information will give you a snapshot of what to expect before your visit and provide sound reference material after you leave.

LAY OF THE LAND
Greater Phoenix encompasses 2,000 square miles and more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Maricopa County, in which Phoenix is located, covers more than 9,000 square miles. Phoenix’s elevation is 1,117 feet, and the city’s horizon is defined by three distinct mountains: South Mountain, Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak.

WWW.VISITPHOENIX.COM

Friday, June 16, 2017

06/16 DR. GREG WELLS, EAT, SLEEP, MOVE AND THINK BETTER, PAT BOONE, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

DR. GREG WELLS - HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE YOUR LIFE AND ULTIMATELY EAT, SLEEP, MOVE AND THINK BETTER?

A 1%  IMPROVEMENT CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

The solution is easy says Dr. Greg Wells , a scientist who specializes in extreme human physiology, and author of the book “The Ripple Effect: Eat, Sleep, Move and Think Better.” Just like throwing a pebble in a pond. That one little action can set off a chain of events that could change your life.

“Many people are starting to recognize their poor health habits and are taking action to change them. You don’t have to make major changes in your life,” says Wells. “With an improvement of just 1 percent in your sleeping, eating, exercising or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic results.”

Wells says that the ripple effect begins with sleeping better.

Sleep better and you will eat better: Sleep controls the hormones that regulate hunger and appetite.

Eat better and you will move more. Move more and ultimately you will think better: An hour of exercise can turn a B grade into an A. You will also feel better: Muscular meditation helps reduce stress and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. From there, the cycle starts over.

“Good health can be as natural as breathing,” Wells says. “We must all eat, move and think. If we do these simple things well, we are capable of extraordinary things.”

Dr. Wells is available to speak to your listeners about the Ripple Effect and how one small thing that we do can completely change our lives.

WWW.DRGREGWELLS.COM


SINGER, COMPOSER, ACTOR, WRITER, PAT BOONE

ABOUT PAT BOONE
Google Pat Boone - be warned, more than 1.9 million results show up! - and a word picture of an astonishing, long lasting, still thriving career in music and entertainment emerges. Singer, actor, TV host, producer, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, TV pitchman, radio personality, record company head, TV station owner, sports team owner, family man, humanitarian, a man unafraid to air his views. A lot of Pat Boones from which to pick and choose.A lot of Pat Boones to go around. Right now, Boone - the #10 all time top recording artist, according to music industry bible, Billboard - is the Lion in Winter, five decades of recording history behind him and a busy future ahead.

Boone runs his own record company, The Gold Label, designed for legendary artists of a certain age and certifiable talent (all with million-selling gold records to their credit). "It's a senior tour for singers," he jokes. "But there is a qualification: they have to be able to sell records." So far Glen Campbell, Jack Jones, Roger Williams, Patti Page, Cleo Laine, Sha Na Na and others (as well as Boone himself) have lived up to the Founder's Maxim. More than 30 Gold Record albums have been released to date.

Boone has involved himself in a couple of personal projects: "For My Country," a musical acknowledgment to the National Guard that Boone wrote himself, and regards as a follow-up to his Pledge of Allegiance pitch, "Under God," recorded a couple of years ago, which became Boone's 61st hit record. Tuned to current events, close to Boone's heart and views, both stirred up debate as well as sales. "It's not just liberals who can stir things up through recordings," he says.

An updated pictorial autobiography, "Pat Boone's America 50 Years" has joined the line of more than a dozen autobiographical and motivational books. He became a book author for the first time, writing the still-in-print "Twixt Twelve And Twenty," in 1958 as a Teen Idol, himself barely out of his own teens. His newest book venture, co-written with Cord Cooper, is "Questions About God And the Answers That Could Change Your life".  This book addresses one of today's hottest topics, and is packed with facts that will challenge readers' thinking.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES:
Date Venue
06/27/2017 Fallsview Casino Resort Canada
12/15/2017 Lancaster Performing Arts Center
05/10/2018 Israel Tour Toll-free from anywhere: 1-404-990-0228

WWW.PATBOONE.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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

06/14 LARRY LIPSON, THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, ALBERT W. A. SCHMID, BURGOO, BARBECUE, AND BOURBON: A KENTUCKY CULINARY TRINITY

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.



AUTHOR, CHEF AND EDUCATOR, ALBERT W. A. SCHMID - BURGOO, BARBECUE, AND BOURBON: A KENTUCKY CULINARY TRINITY

Burgoo, barbecue, and bourbon have long been acknowledged as a trinity of good taste in Kentucky. Known as the gumbo of the Bluegrass, burgoo is a savory stew that includes meat―usually smoked―from at least one "bird of the air," at least one "beast of the field," and as many vegetables as the cook wants to add. Often you'll find this dish paired with one of the Commonwealth's other favorite exports, bourbon, and the state's distinctive barbecue.

Award-winning author and chef Albert W. A. Schmid serves up a feast for readers in Burgoo, Barbecue, and Bourbon, sharing recipes and lore surrounding these storied culinary traditions. He introduces readers to new and forgotten versions of favorite regional dishes from the time of Daniel Boone to today and uncovers many lost recipes, such as Mush Biscuits, Kentucky Tombstone Pudding, and the Original Kentucky Whiskey Cake. He also highlights classic bourbon drinks that pair well with burgoo and barbecue, including Moon Glow, Bourbaree, and the Hot Tom and Jerry. Featuring cuisine from the early American frontier to the present day, this entertaining book is filled with fascinating tidbits and innovative recipes for the modern cook.

WWW.ALBERTSCHMID.COM

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

06/13 MIKE BAKO, FATHER DAY GIFT IDEAS, CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN, UPCOMING GUMBO FEST

MIKE BAKO, DIGITAL JOURNALIST AND NEW DAD - LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE MODERN FATHER IN YOUR LIFE

UPGRADE YOUR FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS WITH THE MODERN MAN
Last minute gifts for the techie in your life that needs grooming help

What defines the Modern Man? The Modern Father? And what types of gifts are appropriate to give such a man? According to the experts, the traditional socks or tie will not cut it!

Whether your modern man is a new Dad or a silver fox, this year’s # 1 gift trend is in grooming! Yes, the modern man cares more about his appearance than ever before.  But he also remains the dedicated techie. Whether it’s tech products to keep his family safe or enjoying his music.  He still loves his  tech!

New dad and digital journalist, Mike Bako, will fill your audience in on what is on his gifting giving and must have list for all the dads out there.

ABOUT MIKE BAKO:
Mike Bako is a broadcast and digital journalist. Reuters, FOX News, Fox Business, WPIX in New York, and ESPN Radio all frequently rely on Mike’s insights on new trends, current events, sports, and culture. He currently serves as editor of the lifestyle and news website Daily National. Mike is also a new dad and father to a beautiful son named Evan.

DAILYNATIONAL.COM


RESTAURATEUR CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN – CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND MENU ITEMS

ABOUT CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN:
Passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure these words begin to sum up Chef Claud Beltran. An exotic mix of Mexican and Lebanese heritage, Chef Beltran was exposed to various ethnic foods at an early age. After being mentored by Master Chef Thomas Keller, Chef Beltran set out to make his own name. For over a quarter century Claud Beltran has established himself as one of Los Angeles preeminent chefs. With his accomplished staff he creates culinary delights and fantastic designs that please all the senses. His experience with multiple venues makes your event experience seamless and his exquisite palate for food and wine makes your meal one to top all others.

ABOUT TAP & KITCHEN:
488 N. Allen Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
How it all started...
tap & kitchen, inspired by the taverns, gastropubs, brasseries and bistros from around the world. Claud & Co welcomes you to the newest Pasadena destination to gather and enjoy a pint & a bite.

ABOUT BACCHUS KITCHEN:
1384 Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
How it all started...
Our extension to Bacchus’ Kitchen started in the spring of 2014. As I drove by and saw a for lease sign, I saw the potential for further serving a great neighborhood that we were already serving at The Eatery location. We are also a catering company and service many functions on the San Gabriel Valley. Since that part of the business kept growing, it was difficult functioning out of a 1400 square foot location that was taxing all elements of the business.  Construction and design started in the spring of 2014 and completed 8 months later into was is now Bacchus’ Kitchen. The kitchen has proved efficient for catering and banquets as well serving the dining room and patio. We wanted a relaxed, casual atmosphere for the neighborhood with one of the other elements involved at Bacchus is our music program that features a monthly concert of top tier jazz musicians. We have made friends with artists from all over the country who have graced the Bacchus Live stage and we are very grateful. We are very involved in local charities and gladly use our space for events supporting many different groups. We hope you join us soon and visit either Bacchus’ Kitchen or the Eatery on Allen.

WHAT’S NEW/UPCOMING EVENTS:

BACCHUS KITCHEN: APERITIVO HOUR AND NEW MENU ITEM.
What the heck is an aperitivo?  Is it something you see in the distance that looks enchanting?  Well, sort of.  Aperitivo is an Italian term for a drink/light meal that takes place at the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.  That sounds enchanting to us!  We hope it sounds good to you too. For the summer months, we will have Aperitivo Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00.  Our Aperitivo Hour menu will consist of a specially selected white, red and rose wine for your partaking.  In addition to the liquid refreshment, we will also offer small plates for your indulgence.  We will have a Moroccan inspired flatbread, smoked salmon spring rolls and Baja style fish tacos.  Each glass or plate will be $9 each. What’s better than a sharp poke in the eye? A yummy poke on your plate!  We will have a seasonal watermelon poke salad that is cool and unique.  Instead of the customary tuna poke, this dish is made of watermelon, basil, cilantro stems, cashews, a pinch of green curry and soy sauce. We’ve taken this hokey poke and turned it all around!
  
TAP & KITCHEN: NEW MENU ITEM.
We have added a Vietnamese tofu dish to our menu.  I know, I know...you are saying, “Tofu?  I’m not one of those tree huggers eating grass clippings and bland cubes.”  Well, you’re wrong on that one!  Our Vietnamese tofu dish will have the bold flavors of fresh ginger, fresh lemon grass and soy sauce.

GUMBO FEST: LE BON TEMPS EST DE RETOUR!
After a year off, we have decided to return to Gumbo Fest.  The festivities will be held at Bacchus’ Kitchen on July 16th 4 pm - 8 pm.  It will be an evening of fun and food with bowls of gumbo and flaming bananas foster.  Good eats!  Add to that the rockabilly sounds of the Swinging Eight Balls and we’ve got us a feté that can’t be beat.  Hooooo Weee! The cost for the food, boogying and good times is $45 a person and $15 for children under 12.  But you’d better shake a leg because we are putting a cap on the night of 100 people and we hope you are one of them.

3RD ANNUAL ROSÉ SOIRÉE - AUGUST 6TH  6:00PM
Come dressed in hues of pink to the 3rd annual Rosé Soirée!  This midsummer night’s dream will include over 30 different rosés, food from local area restaurants, and the beautiful scenery of the Blacker House in Pasadena, August 6th, 6:00pm.  This event benefits you and your friends with a splendid night in a garden setting sipping some delightful wines.  This event also benefits the Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) and all the fine work they do for local children and their families. See more about the cause at www.pcdateam.org. We hope to see you in the pink! Tickets will be available on  soon.

CCTAPANDKITCHEN.COM
WWW.BACCHUSKITCHEN.COM
WWW.CLAUDANDCO.COM

Monday, June 12, 2017

06/12 KELLY CHOI, LAURA KATH, SOLVANG VISITORS BUREAU

FOOD JOURNALIST  KELLY CHOI - HIDDEN SUGAR & NUTRITION 

IT MAY SOUND SWEET BUT THIS SNEAKY SUBSTANCE  SUBTLY SENDS SCALES SOARING

Did You Know That SUGAR Has More Than 50 Aliases?

Learn Which of Your Favorite Foods May Have Hidden Dangers

Do you know how many calories are stuffed into your favorite sandwich? How much fat and salt are peppered into your favorite morning omelet? How much sugar is in the south’s quintessential summertime drink - sweet tea? Or the other favorite seasonal drink for all regions of the country – lemonade?
The ingredients in foods and beverages can surprise us all. The “hidden sugar effect” may also be present and can make an enormous difference in your eating habits and can add to weight gain.

Did you know?
Two slices of sandwich bread=six teaspoons of sugar in the body
1 cup of corn flakes=7 teaspoons of sugar
1 small potato=6 teaspoons of sugar
One bagel=7.5 teaspoons of sugar

Sugars are hiding in plain sight. Nine in 10 Americans are unaware that certain foods convert to sugar during digestion. While a person can’t see these sugars, their body can. The Sugar Gap Study is the first to look at the gap in our understanding about nutrition and the “hidden sugar effect.”

Whether you’re at the office, choosing a snack from a vending machine, eating out at your favorite restaurant or getting ready to prepare your next meal at home, the key is knowing whether to eat this and not that.

HIDDENSUGAR.COM


LAURA KATH - MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR,  SOLVANG VISITORS BUREAU - SUMMER HAPPENINGS

Solvang, California
The sight of so much beauty in one town is enough inspiration for vacations in Solvang.   Solvang, California is a historic town – really a Danish village filled with a little something for everyone.  Spend some time here, check out our Solvang hotel deals.

Explore Wine Country

Are you a wine lover?  We are home to some of the finest wine tasting rooms.  We feature wine tours, a Solvang wine trail and beautiful vineyards.  Why not have a destination wedding in one of our beautiful vineyards or many other beautiful locations?  If you love to travel and do any central coast travel do not miss the Santa Ynez Valley with the quaint towns of Los Olivos, Ballard, Buellton and Santa Ynez.  We are in the middle of  Santa Barbara wine country, home of the Santa Barbara Vintners.  Take an afternoon and visit the Santa Barbara wineries.  We are home to art, antiques and our Solvang restaurants offer a cuisine for every diner.  Why not plan your next group meeting in this charming town.

If you do any leisure travel along the central coast do not miss Solvang, California – the Danish village with so much to offer.

SUMMER HAPPENING:

JULY 4TH USA INDEPENDENCE DAY

Enjoy the food, wine, beer and fun at the July 4th parade, festival, BBQ and spectacular fireworks! The parade strolls down Alisal Road, Mission Drive, and Copenhagen Drive.  The BBQ is in Solvang Park with fun and games. The festival is at the Olde Mission Santa Inés beginning at 1:30 PM and the fireworks start at around 9 PM.

WINE TASTING SUMMER PASS

The Summer Pass gives you 14 tastings, to be used any time this summer!

Take a self-guided tour of the Santa Ynez Valley's boutique winery tasting rooms. Wine Tasting All Summer Long with The Summer Pass Now through August 31, 2017 One Pass--One Price--14 Wineries! Summertime means sun, fun, and wine tasting with the Summer Pass. The pass allows tasters to visit the premier boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley, any time during the summer for one low price. For just $45, you'll receive one wine tasting at each of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms (over $150 value). You choose the dates you'd like to taste, between May 1 and August 31. Reservations are not required, and there are no blackout dates.

Your pass will expire when you've tasted at all 14 wineries, or on August 31, 2017—whichever occurs first. Summer Passes are available for $45 each, online at www.santaynezwinecountry.com. You may choose to have your passes mailed to you, or you may will-call them at Imagine Wine in Santa Ynez, Alexander & Wayne in Los Olivos, or Casa Cassara in Solvang. Passes are also available for sale at the above three tasting rooms for $50 each. Participating wineries: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, Buscador Wine, Ca’ Del Grevino, Carivintâs, Casa Cassara Wines, Dreamcôte Wine Company, Imagine Wine, Kalyra Winery, Lincourt Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Rideau Vineyard, and Toccata Wine. Savor the tastes of Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Country all summer long with the Summer Pass.

WWW.SOLVANGUSA.COM

Friday, June 9, 2017

06/09 WINE EXPERT BODVAR HAFSTRÖM, NATIONAL ROSE DAY, MARLENE KOCH, THE MAGICIAN IN THE KITCHEN, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

THE KING OF ROSÉ BODVAR HAFSTRÖM  (CEO, BODVÁR HOUSE OF ROSÉS) - NATIONAL ROSE DAY

Wine expert and innovator Bodvar Hafström, the founder of the national celebration is hosting a star-studded event in Hollywood to celebrate. Bodvar is also the originator of Bodvár House of Rosés, which counts such celebrities as Malin Akerman and Kelly Rutherford as fans.

Recognized throughout the world as the King of Rosé, Bodvar is not only able to talk about National Rosé Day, but he can suggest original rosé cocktail recipes perfect for the upcoming summer season, and he can expertly speak to the different types of the trendy wine, including the three varieties that make up his Bodvár House of Rosés collection:

•   N°1 - This pearly sparkling Rosé is dry, fresh and fruity with smooth notes of red berries
•   N°5 - The heart of Bodvar, this wine is pale in color with an aroma of citrus and white flowers as well as exotic fruits
•   N°7 - Dry, fresh and elegant with a deliciously intensive scent of raspberries, orange and citrus

The Hafström family has been in the tradition to explore the world in search of unique, high-quality alcoholic beverages and other luxury products with over 160 years in providing the connoisseurs of the world with the best the world has to offer. Bodvar's great-great grandfather started one of the largest cigar brands in Sweden. Today, Hafströms of Sweden has an exclusive assortment of hand-rolled premium cigars. In addition, Bodvar's family founded the legendary Grönstedts Cognac in 1846, and it is still one of the top brands in the world.

A man of great spirits, Bodvar continues his family's legacy by launching Bodvár of Sweden No.5 Rosé which is a massive international success and is now available for order in the U.S. and around the world.

WWW.BODVAR.SE


THE MAGICIAN IN THE KITCHEN MARLENE KOCH - COOKBOOK, EAT WHAT YOU LOVE - “EAT ALL THE DELICIOUS FOODS YOU LOVE – GUILT FREE!”

EAT WHAT YOU LOVE
“Eat all the delicious foods you love – guilt free!”

New York Times bestselling author Marlene Koch is back with her much anticipated, updated and revised paperback edition of this groundbreaking cookbook EAT WHAT YOU LOVE.

Since 2010, Marlene Koch, registered dietician and culinary wizard, continues to give her fans even more to love, now with the much anticipated updated and revised paperback edition of EAT WHAT YOU LOVE: More than 300 Incredible Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories (published by Running Press). Today, there are more than 800,000 copies and four cookbooks in the Eat What You Love series.

A dynamic media personality and regular television guest, Marlene is the master when it comes to creating crave-worthy recipes that are deceptively decadent. Her extraordinary ability to slash excess sugar, fat and calories from everyone’s favorite foods without ever sacrificing taste has earned her legions of amazed fans (and television hosts), proclaiming her with the heralded title “The magician in the kitchen.”(Her spot-on version of Panda Express® Orange Chicken has 50% less fat, sugar and “points,” yet double the protein.)

With over 300 expertly crafted flavor-packed recipes for everyone’s favorite foods, from classic dishes, comfort foods and restaurant favorites, to today’s most popular trends (Coffeehouse Chai Latte, BAJA Fish Tacos, No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites),

In a time when many are struggling more than ever with concerns about waistlines, diabetes, and feeding families healthier (not to mention food allergies), Marlene’s beloved top-rated recipes and realistic nutrition advice is timely. EAT WHAT YOU LOVE is the perfect kitchen companion for today’s food loving health conscious families and cooks.

WWW.MARLENEKOCH.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, June 8, 2017

06/08 SHANIN YBARRONDO, LA WINE FEST, “CELEBRITY VET” DR. JEFF WERBER, PET APPRECIATION WEEK

SHANIN YBARRONDO - MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS, LA WINE FEST 

AN EXPLORATION OF TOWN AND TASTE WINE LOVERS AND CRAFT BEER ENTHUSIASTS:

12TH ANNUAL LAWINEFEST RETURNS JUNE 17TH AND 18TH, AT ROW DTLA

Mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in all things wine and beer at the LAWineFest, on June 17 and 18, 2017. This year we'll exhibit, sip and explore at the very cool ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St. The new event location, headed to be the next big destination in downtown LA, is a beautiful blend of artsy and urban, and offers plenty of parking. When you add award-winning wines, artisan beers and ciders, shopping, and tasty food curated by Smorgasburg LA, you've got an excellent way to enjoy a weekend in LosMAngeles.

LA's "Signature Celebration of all Things Wine" attracts thousands of attendees
annually. Guest savor and discover flavors from around the world, whether a
buttery chardonnay, fruity Zinfandel, or an ice cold innovative craft beer made in
DTLA. For wine aficionados who want to experience small-batch pours from
boutique wineries, there will be a limited number of daily tickets for these
unique, exciting tastings. For those who love beer, we’ve got you covered too!
Now in its 12th year, the event blazed a trail in L.A. to bring wine and people
together, while delivering an event that balances fun, exploration and education.
In the spirit of exploration, each day will comprise of tastings, flights, and
presentations. Wine makers and reps are eager to chat. Toggle between wine
and beer as our brewers take their place side by side in crafting with as much
care as the winemakers.

And, it's not just about wine and beer. Fest goers will love the exciting food truck
vendors curated by Smorgasburg LA. Food trucks are a true phenomenon of
intense gourmet meals prepared on the spot. While sipping, savoring, and
strolling, attendees will be able to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind items offered
from artesian boutiques exhibitors.

LAWineFest will donate a portion of the event proceeds to Sunshine Kids. This
non-profit organization is dedicated to providing activities, trips and events to
young people diagnosed with cancer. Event sponsors include ROW DTLA, Los
Angeles Magazine, La Brea Bakery, Icelandic Glacial, Tasting Panel Magazine,
Somm Journal Magazine, Tossware, and Pasquini Coffee.

Admission to LAWineFest includes commemorative glass, beverage sampling,
bottled water, coffee and bread. Designated drivers are encouraged and receive
significantly discounted admission. Festival hours are: Saturday 2pm to 6pm, and
Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $90 per day, $125 (which includes boutique
tasting), and $25 for designated drivers.

WWW.LAWINEFEST.COM


“CELEBRITY VET” DR. JEFF WERBER GIVES TIPS TO SHOW YOUR PET YOU CARE DURING “PET APPRECIATION WEEK

Along with unconditional love, cats have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their owners. June 4-10 is Pet Appreciation Week, a perfect time to show our furry friends how much they mean to us. Join celebrity vet Dr. Jeff Werber for advice on effective ways to bond with your four-legged friends, including nutritional best practices for lifelong health.

For more than 30 years, veterinarian and pet parenting specialist Dr. Jeff Werber, A.K.A. “Doc Hollywood,” has been caring for the pets of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

06/07 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER, DINING IN AIRPORTS

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.


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.

DINING IN AIRPORTS
The Shock of Eating Really Well in Airports: It used to be a given that you couldn't Now, you definitely can. Indeed, some airports would be great culinary destinations...if you didn't have to buy a ticket and go through the TSA to get in.

WWW.MERRILLSHINDLER.COM

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

06/06 JAMES C. GREENWOOD, BREAKTHROUGH IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, CHARLES LANKTREE, EGGLANDS BEST

JAMES C. GREENWOOD, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ORGANIZATION - 2017 BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

BREAKTHROUGH WITH BIOTECHNOLOGY
2017 BIO International Convention is June 19-22 in San Diego

James C. Greenwood is here to discuss biotech advances across healthcare, agriculture and energy. As the leader of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and a champion of policies that prioritize biotech industry innovation and economic growth, Greenwood will share his expertise in the industry’s most recent breakthroughs, important trends and most difficult challenges, and will discuss details of the upcoming 2017 BIO International Convention (BIO 2017), which takes place from June 19 – 22 in San Diego.

BIO 2017 will unite thousands of biotech leaders and pioneers from around the globe to showcase exciting new discoveries in the life sciences.

This year’s Convention theme is “Breakthrough.” The biotechnology industry thrives on the innovations that address the world’s most pressing, most intractable challenges across healthcare, agriculture and energy.
         
As the leader of BIO and a champion of policies that prioritize biotech industry innovation and economic growth, Greenwood will share his expertise in the industry’s most recent breakthroughs, important trends and most difficult challenges and discuss details of the upcoming Convention in San Diego.

CONVENTION.BIO.ORG 
WWW.BIO.ORG 


CHARLES LANKTREE - PRESIDENT & CEO OF EGGLAND’S BEST - 25 REASONS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL EGG DAY

Over the past weekend, National Egg Day was recognized.  It’s an ‘egg-citing’ holiday, when many people may have ‘cracked’ a few ‘egg-cellent’ puns to celebrate the benefits of an ‘egg-ceptional’ food.  Others might have debated which came first, the chicken or the egg. But in all seriousness, there are many reasons to recognize the benefits of eggs.

On June 6th, we have nationally renowned egg expert Charles Lanktree, the President and CEO of Eggland’s Best, available to discuss the important nutritional benefits of eggs and how egg-producing technology has vastly improved the quality of eggs at the market.  This timely interview comes just after National Egg Day, which was the previous Saturday, and as Eggland’s Best is celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary.   Mr. Lanktree will share some unique and egg-straordinary facts about eggs that your listeners may not know and will find egg-tremely interesting.

WWW.EGGLANDSBEST.COM

Monday, June 5, 2017

06/05 STEPHANIE DE BOUARD-RIVOAL, CHATEAU ANGELUS

STEPHANIE DE BOUARD-RIVOAL - EXECUTIVE MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHATEAU ANGELUS

SINCE 1782
EIGHT GENERATIONS
Michel de Boüard de Laforest, historian, chartist and rector of the Academy of Caen explored the origins of his family. The earliest reference he found to his family tree was with Georges Boüard, born in 1544, a Bourgeois and Jurat of the city of Bordeaux.

At the end of the 18th century in 1782, Jean de Boüard de Laforest, a King’s bodyguard, settled in Saint-Emilion. His daughter, Catherine Sophie de Boüard de Laforest, married Charles Souffrain de Lavergne in 1795 and set up home on the Mazerat estate, which belonged to her husband.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Maurice de Boüard de Laforest inherited the estate. He extended it, adding in particular a 3-hectare (7½-acre) enclosure named Angélus in 1920. He left it to his sons in 1945. Jacques and Christian de Boüard de Laforest continued their father’s work and that of previous generations. The property was classified in 1954. They extended it further until by 1985 it exceeded 20 hectares (50 acres). At this time, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, Jacques’ son, took over the management of the estate and was joined in 1987 by his cousin Jean-Bernard Grenié, Christian’s son-in-law and later by his daughter, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal in 2012 and by his nephew Thierry Grenié de Boüard in 2016.

STÉPHANIE de BOÜARD-RIVOAL, 
THE THIRD WOMAN TO RUN ANGÉLUS
Angélus is henceforward helmed by Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, joined by her cousin Thierry Grenié de Boüard. Both represent the eighth generation of the Boüard de Laforest family. After Catherine Sophie de Boüard de Laforest in 1800 and Eugénie Chatenet in 1900, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal is the third woman to preside over the fortunes of this estate, where she was born and grew up. She has an almost physical relationship with Angélus, living with the land and drawing from it the courage and determination she needs to keep on course. It gives her emotional and spiritual strength, and she sees herself as an integral part of this ecosystemic whole.

She measures the full importance of the responsibilities that were entrusted to her in 2012 and the accountability involved. She strives to display how she embraces the founding values, which have guided and supported this family since the very beginning of the story that connects it with this estate: integrity, hard work, humility and a sense of duty.

Alongside her cousin, she will continue the work of their respective fathers, grand-fathers and ancestors, focussed on the sole purpose of serving the renown of Angélus, ensuring that the name which connotes excellence and timelessness, continues to shine over time.

THE HISTORY OF A GREAT WINE
Less than a kilometre from the famous Saint-Emilion bell tower, situated on the much-vaunted south-facing “foot of the hill”, Angélus has been the life work of eight generations of the Boüard de Laforest family.

In the first-ever classification of Saint-Emilion wines in 1954, Château Angélus was a Grand Cru Classé. Already at the time, it benefitted from a solid reputation, which helped it survive the Bordeaux wine crisis of 1973 and take part in the oenological renewal of the 1980’s. This was the context in which Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, a graduate oenologist from Bordeaux University, took advantage of this marvellous wine’s illustrious past, while being resolutely turned towards the future and launched and continued to implement an ambitious, innovative policy in favour of achieving excellence in wine growing and making.

THE PROPERTY
A SYMBOL
ORIGINALLY A PRAYER
The vineyard of Château Angélus is situated in a natural amphitheatre overlooked by the three Saint-Emilion churches. In the middle of this special site, the sounds were amplified and the angelus bells could be heard ringing in the morning, at midday and in the evening. They cadenced the working day in the vineyards and villages, calling the men and women to stop their labours for a few minutes and pray.

The great French impressionist painter, Jean-François Millet immortalised this moment of prayer in his magnificent work “The Angelus”, which is now on show in Paris’ Musée d’Orsay.

The Angelus devotion has a long history originating in 11th-century monastic custom, but the ringing of a noon bell is attributed to Pope Callistus III, who ordered a prayer for protection against the Turkish invasions of the 1400’s.

The bell on the Château Angélus label recalls the call to prayer and the moment of devotion.

WWW.ANGELUS.COM

Friday, June 2, 2017

06/02 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, HOWARD PRICE, WINE TRENDS, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS

WAS A TEENAGER LURED TO HER DEATH BY A SMARTPHONE APP, AND WILL THE NATION’S OLDEST COLD CASE EVER GET SOLVED?

“48 Hours” Investigates in a Saturday Night Double Feature

Was a teenager lured to her death through a smartphone app, and will the nation’s oldest cold case ever be solved? 48 HOURS investigates in a Saturday night double feature to be broadcast Saturday, June 3 (9:00 PM and 10:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network.

At 9:00 PM, Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS report on the investigation into what authorities say was the oldest cold case ever to be prosecuted in the United States, until a recent stunning turn, in an updated encore of “Cold as Ice.” The case tested the memories of witnesses and forced a family to expose dark secrets as part of getting justice for the family of Maria Ridulph, a 7-year-old girl who, in 1957, was snatched from a quiet street in Sycamore, Ill., and found dead five months later. The story raised questions about the statute of limitations for such cases and how long is too long to rely on old information. The case appeared to be solved after 55 years, when police, working from a tip gained through a deathbed confession from the mother of the alleged killer, were led to Jack McCullough. But, in an interview with Moriarty, McCullough said he’s “not a murderer.”

At 10:00 PM, Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS investigate the death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell and how her killer found the vulnerable teen on the popular chat app Kik in an encore of “Killer App.” Lovell, 13, signed on to Kik looking for a friend. With a few swipes on her smartphone, Lovell became a victim of the occasionally dangerous world of anonymous online friending, where predators hunt for victims by using fake names and profiles. In this case, the killer and the accomplice were the most likely predators: college students. The broadcast also focuses on a Spokane, Wash., family that found their daughter was communicating with a 30-year-old man online and planning to run off that night. What the parents did might shock some – but to them, it was a matter of life or death.

The broadcast examines how parents, thanks to so-called “parent-proof” chat platforms, often don’t know what their kids are doing on their phones, laptops, tablets or computers, until something goes wrong. “We take online safety very seriously, and we’re constantly assessing and improving our trust and safety measures,” Kik officials said in a statement to 48 HOURS. “Nicole Lovell suffered a terrible tragedy, and our sincere condolences continue to go out to her family. Since the time of the incident, Kik has taken a variety of proactive measures to help increase safety on our platform.”

WWW.CBSNEWS.COM/48-HOURS


SOMMELIER HOWARD PRICE - WINE TRENDS

Howard Price joins the show to chat wine trends, upcoming events and his most recent travels!




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, June 1, 2017

06/01 ROBERT GRABER - THE GRABER OLIVE HOUSE, CATE CONNIFF, NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS, AUCTION NAPA VALLEY E-AUCTION

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.

WWW.GRABEROLIVES.COM


CATE CONNIFF - COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS - AUCTION NAPA VALLEY 

ABOUT AUCTION NAPA VALLEY 
Since 1981, Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual community fundraiser, has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested $170 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in local nonprofit organizations.

ABOUT THE NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 525 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home.

NOT ATTENDING AUCTION NAPA VALLEY? BID FROM ANYWHERE ON NEARLY 300 LOTS OF WINE AND EXPERIENCES

Auction Napa Valley's online E-Auction now open and remote Barrel Auction bidding starts Friday at 11 a.m.

The Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) 37th annual Auction Napa Valley, the world’s most celebrated charity wine event, gets underway on June 1. This year, wine lovers around the world have two ways to participate online even if they can’t attend:

Bidding is open now through Sunday, June 4 at noon PDT on 186 lots of unique collections of Napa Valley wine and insider experiences in the online E-Auction.
For the first time, remote bidding will also be available on the event’s 108 Barrel Auction lots from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT on Friday, June 2. These Napa Valley wine futures from recent vintages are offered by the case.

Online pre-registration is required for both E-Auction and remote Barrel Auction bidding.

Lucky winning bidders in the E-Auction will come away with:
Instant Cellars (24 or more bottles of wine)
Wine Verticals (some quite rare and many older vintages)
Insider Experiences (often meals and/or private tours and tastings with vintners)
Sleepovers (Wine Country overnight accommodations, great for group gatherings and celebrations)
Big Bottles (large format bottles, many of which are not commercially available)

This year’s Barrel Auction features single, 12-bottle cases of Napa Valley wines from the highly-acclaimed 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages.

AUCTIONNAPAVALLEY.ORG

09/19 MARYN MCKENNA, BIG CHICKEN, DEAN AND AYESHA SHERZAI, ROBYN YOUKILIS, RAW AND UNFILTERED HONEY

MARYN MCKENNA - BIG CHICKEN: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF HOW ANTIBIOTICS CREATED MODERN AGRICULTURE & CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD EATS  An...