Tuesday, August 15, 2017

08/15 GABE GARCIA, TIERRA SUR AT HERZOG WINE CELLARS, CHEF GREG GROWHOWSKI, THE HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA

GABE GARCIA - HEAD CHEF OF TIERRA SUR AT HERZOG WINE CELLARS - 10 MISTAKES YOU SHOULD NEVER MAKE WHEN GRILLING

10 MISTAKES YOU SHOULD NEVER MAKE WHEN GRILLING: 

1) Don't overcrowd the grill. Don't make the mistake of favoring quantity over quality. By crowding the meat you are compromising on the best part about cooking over open fire: the crust. Cooking in shifts might take a little bit longer, but your steaks will be grilled perfectly.

2) Don't jump the gun. If you've just turned the fire on and are itching to get going, DON’T! You'll need at least 10 minutes to heat a gas grill and 20 to heat a charcoal grill. We repeat: heat the grill fully before you start cooking, or your food will stick so badly, you'll want to throw your grates out and start over. Be patient.

3) Skip the sauce. We know, it's called barbecue sauce. Ignore that compelling logic and avoid using sugary sauces at all cost. You don't need to hide your meat behind sweet, heavy sauces that coat your grates and cause ugly flare ups. Use spice rubs to flavor your meat, and if you MUST use a sauce, use it only at the very end.

4) Menu Plan.  Do yourself a favor and plan for some non-BBQ items on the menu. It's a good idea to make sure you have some food that can be cooked indoors or prepared in advance, so you don't overwhelm the grill, or the griller. If you're entertaining, having food that's ready to go right away will take a load of pressure off, so you can man the fire, stress free.

 5) Start with a clean machine. Making sure your grates are clean before you get started will help you avoid any fiery accidents or food that sticks to the grill. Invest in a new grill brush whenever you see loose bristles.

6) Leave the lid alone.  By now, you are well on your way to grill mastery, so don't stop now! After searing your food on the hot section of your grill, move it to the cooler section and close the lid. Don't peek, either. A watched steak cooks unevenly!

7) Let your meat rest. Fight all urges to slice into the meat for at least 10 minutes. Yes, ten whole minutes are necessary for your meat or chicken to rest before you start cutting! The juices that got released during cooking need to redistribute in order to give you a juicy, flavorful protein. Skipping this step WILL result in dry meat.

8) Grill beef at room temperature. Ever been to a restaurant or cooked a steak that had a perfectly charred crust, cooked for the right amount of time, but when you cut into it, the interior was a hint away from still mooing? Firing a cold steak will result in meat that's cooked unevenly. Allow your meat to come all the way to room temperature before cooking for best results every time.

9) Cut against the grain. Meat muscle fibers generally run in one direction, and you want to slice the meat across those lines of muscle fibers. Even if you have one of those weird cuts of meat that has a grain that switches direction half way through, do it. The difference between shoe leather and melt in your mouth could literally be the angle that you are holding your knife.

10) Use the right tools. You need BBQ tools that are formulated to keep you safe while grilling, primarily by keeping your hands away from fire. Use long handled tongs and spatulas only, and be on guard to swat away wandering plastic forks attached to people who are itching to get their hands on one of your famous burgers straight off the grill. Pro tip: use a thermometer with a non-contact infrared sensor for perfectly cooked meat.

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CHEF GREG GROWHOWSKI, EXECUTIVE CHEF FOR THE HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA

Hawaiian Airlines Presents Lucky 7

Sun. Oct 22, 6pm-9:30pm (VIP Access 5pm-9:30pm)
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Maui
Tickets: $250 - $500

Go all in for this exquisite seven-course dinner with wine pairings featuring high-rolling chefs at Hawaiian Airlines Presents Lucky 7 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. You’ll hit the culinary jackpot as we celebrate our lucky number 7 festival anniversary. Dine under the stars on the beautiful Halona Kai lawn with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. World-class wine pairings by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii make for a winning combination.

WWW.HAWAIIFOODANDWINEFESTIVAL.COM
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Monday, August 14, 2017

08/14 WES HAGEN, J. WILKES WINES, ALMA DE LA ROSA WINE DINNER, MARIANNE GRAVELY, TIPS TO PREVENT FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS THIS FALL

WES HAGEN - WINEMAKER, BRAND AMBASSADOR, J. WILKES WINES 

J. Wilkes is a brand dedicated to producing wines from the greatest American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) on the Central Coast of California. Instead of the ‘selfie’ of vineyard designation, we believe the greatest value and expression of a winegrowing area is careful blending of vineyards and harvest dates. Our goal in crafting these wines is to source the highest quality fruit and to age and bottle our wines with a focus on allowing vintage and region to show clearly and deliciously. We invite you to navigate this website as Jeff Wilkes sailed the Pacific—note the cool breeze and the manifest beauty in every moment, in every sip. Our winemaker Wes Hagen is always available to answer your questions.

UPCOMING WINE DINNERS AT ALMA DE LA ROSA WINE DINNERS

Bistro 45
Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Alma Wine Dinner
Wednesday, August 23ed at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Please join us as Wes Hagen winds his way back to us for two tremendous dinners! Seven wines including one surprise!

The Wines:
2014 Pinot Blanc, Santa Maria
2015 Chardonnay, Santa Maria
2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria
2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Late Harvest Dessert Wine

Seating limited for both evenings~
Please book early
5 Courses 6:30 PM only $65 pp

JWILKES.COM


FOOD SAFETY EXPERT, MARIANNE GRAVELY - TIPS TO PREVENT FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS THIS FALL

USDA Food Safety Expert Shares Tips to Protect your Family from Foodborne Illness

During the busy fall season, whether you’re preparing a packed lunch for your child, a weeknight dinner for the family or a tailgate feast for the whole crew, it is important to follow guidance from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent foodborne illness. Children are among the most vulnerable to food poisoning, so parents and caregivers need to take extra precautions when preparing and packing healthy, safe meals.

Food poisoning is not simply an upset stomach; it is a serious public health problem in America. In fact, the CDC estimates that it results in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and an estimated 3,000 deaths each year. Within just two hours at room temperature, the microorganisms that are growing on food can multiply to dangerous levels, which can cause foodborne illness. With most students unable to store their lunches in a refrigerator, it’s important for parents and caregivers to use safe packing practices and educate children on safe eating practices.

To help parents, caregivers and kids prepare for the fall season filled with school, weeknight dinners, tailgates and more, the Food Safe Families campaign offers helpful tips for making school lunches and snacks that highlight the four key safe food handling behaviors: Clean. Separate. Cook. Chill.

Friday, August 11, 2017

08/11 DR. PAULA KAHUMBU, WILDLIFEDIRECT, AMARULA CREAM LIQUEUR, BRETT ANDERSON, ROBB REPORT, ELIZABETH WERNER, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

DR. PAULA KAHUMBU – CEO OF WILDLIFEDIRECT - HOW WILDLIFE DIRECT’S PARTNERSHIP WITH AMARULA CREAM LIQUEUR WILL HELP PROTECT AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

Did you know that one elephant is lost to poaching every 15 minutes? African elephants are a keystone species, meaning other species within an ecosystem largely depend on them. Poaching poses a massive threat to their survival, as well as the delicate balance of the ecosystem. It is vital to take steps in their conservation. While the ivory trade is illegal today, it has not been completely eliminated and the African elephant remains endangered.

In anticipation of World Elephant Day, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, the dynamic CEO of the non-profit organization, WildlifeDIRECT, talks about the status of the disappearing African elephant population and what her organization is trying to do to save them, specifically in partnership with Amarula, the award-winning South African cream liqueur. In 2016, they shared the vision to drive conservation through education. Together, they are launching a new campaign called “Don’t Let Them Disappear,” which will help fund programs that protect the African elephant. To kick-off the debut of this campaign, and in an effort to visually showcase the plight of the African elephant, a life-sized elephant ice sculpture titled “The Disappearing Elephant,” will be installed and on display in Manhattan’s Union Square on World Elephant Day, melting and eventually vanishing before spectator’s eyes.

DID YOU KNOW?
· African elephants are the largest land animals on earth and can weigh up to 7 tons.
· An adult elephant can consume up to 300 pounds of food in a single day and eat a combination of roots, grasses, bark and fruits, such as marula.
· Elephants can recognize themselves- something very few animals are known to do!
· After a death, elephant family members show signs of grief.
· Approximately 80% of elephant deaths are due to poaching.
· There are only approximately 400,000 African Elephants left in Africa.
For more information visit https://amarula.com/#!/dont-let-them-disappear


BRETT ANDERSON - EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/EDITOR IN CHIEF, ROBB REPORT - ROBB REPORT’S ANNUAL CULINARY MASTERS OCTOBER 23-25, 2017 

ABOUT ROBB REPORT
Robb Report is the manual of modern luxury, with its fingers on the pulse of the latest superlative products and experiences that today’s modern consumers seek. Synonymous around the world with affluence, luxury, and the best of the best, Robb Report attracts a discerning audience with a shared appreciation and desire for quality, artisanship, heritage, fine design, and exclusivity—core elements that define true luxury.

Widely regarded as the single most influential journal of living life to the fullest, with 17 international editions across the globe, Robb Report covers the newest in what matters most and features directional content from the world’s foremost luxury experts, covering every luxury category and passion.

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THE TOY INDUSTRY’S PREMIER PLAYER, ELIZABETH WERNER - BACK-TO-SCHOOL TOOLS (AND TOYS!)   

TOYS THAT TEACH 
The Toy Industry’s Premier Player, Elizabeth Werner, Talks Back-to-School Tools (and toys!)  

While we all enjoy the beautiful, long summer days, it’s inevitable that another school year is around the corner. As we look ahead to the back-to-school season, parents will be in search of educational (and entertaining) tools that can help their children thrive in the classroom.  

As children are soon-to-be getting ready to head back to school, Elizabeth will be on hand with the hottest ways to learn through play… whether a tiny tot or a creative pre-teen, Elizabeth will show/tell and demo the latest and greatest in the fun-filled toy industry.



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, August 10, 2017

08/10 DAN BARWICK, PARADISE RIDGE WINERY, CHEF KAI KANI, AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY

DAN BARWICK - WINEMAKER FOR PARADISE RIDGE WINERY

In 1961 when Walter Byck married Marijke Hoenselaars in Holland, little did the newlyweds know what was ahead. That together, they would discover and build a wine estate in the heart of the world’s finest grape growing region, the Russian River Valley.

Walter and Marijke moved to Santa Rosa in 1965, with two of their five children already in tow. They soon realized they had found a haven to raise their growing family. In 1978, after more than a year of searching for a family property, Walter came home and said, “Marijke, children, I have seen Paradise!” Thereafter, the 155 acres overlooking the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California became known as Paradise Ranch.

With a love of wine, combined with an appreciation for the incredible region they now called home, our parents were inspired to cultivate vineyards. In the first year, Sauvignon Blanc was planted followed by Chardonnay. Recognizing the quality of these vineyards, our family was encouraged to start their own winery. Furthermore, after five years of planning, the dream of Paradise Ridge became a reality. Opened in May of 1994, Paradise Ridge is a haven where guests bring their friends. It is where anyone can savor vineyard-designated wines and take in sweeping wine country views.

Our California-style tasting room was designed to complement the beauty of the surrounding nature. Visitors are welcomed by a European styled courtyard and expansive verandas. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the vineyards. Additionally, the Russian River Valley and the two-story High LOVE sculpture are visible. The serene atmosphere is the ideal setting for celebrations. The location is also great for joyful brides and grooms to exchange their wedding vows. On Saturdays during summer months, visitors enjoy ‘Pizza in Paradise’ crafted by local non-profit Worth our Weight, to pair perfectly with Paradise Ridge wines.

We lost our mother and leader Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars in 2006. Since then, our Paradise Ridge Family have been continuously inspired to carry on her rich tradition of sharing the bounty of Paradise — its wine, beauty and art.

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CHEF KAI KANI - AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AUGUST 26TH! (BENEFITING THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION)

AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AT THE HOUDINI ESTATE

We hope you'll join us for An Afternoon of Magic and Mystery  at the historic Houdini Estate on August 26th!

Rosie G Fashion Show, Strolling Magicians, DJ & Entertainment, Food Court, Candy Bar, Ice Cream Truck, Auction, Art Healing Artists Exhibit and more...
MC: Kit Hoover from Access Hollywood
Saturday August 26th 4-7pm
Fashion Show 5:30pm
VIP Poolside reception 7-9pm
Plus, 17 year old chef Kai Kani!

MEET 17 YEAR OLD PRODIGY CHEF KAI KANI
Kai runs her own pop up restaurants around Los Angeles. She has been a guest chef on NBC's "The Talk" and "Food Fighters." Kai has done events for many notable charities such as, Children's Hospital LA & St. Vincent Meals On Wheels.

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WWW.KAIKANI-LA.COM

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

08/09 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, KRISTEN HEWITT, HOW REAL TRAVELERS CAN MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR TRAVEL

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.



KRISTEN HEWITT -  MOM BLOGGER AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING REPORTER  - HOW REAL TRAVELERS CAN MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR TRAVEL

SUPER MOM GETS ‘REAL’ ABOUT TRAVEL

Learn How to Make the Most of Real Travel by Scheduling some ‘ME’ Time & Accepting the Imperfect Moments 

Millions of American’s travel mostly for work or family obligations, rather than for leisure. At the same time, studies show that about 55% of American’s don’t use all of their vacation days because they fear falling behind at work. So just in time for the end of summer and beginning of fall, Emmy Award-winning reporter, columnist, viral blogger and mother of two Kristen Hewitt is teaming up with Hampton by Hilton to encourage real travelers to turn obligatory travel into ‘obli-cations’ in order to make the most out of real travel moments. Whether lengthening a work trip to a fun weekend or making the most of a vacation to visit family, this busy mom wants everyone to throw out the unrealistic travel expectations and focus on making REAL memories. From researching the best eatery in town to visiting a local museum or sports team while away on business, there’s always a way to make great memories!

HOW REAL TRAVELERS CAN MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR TRAVEL:

  • EMBRACE OBLI-CATIONS —Learn how to turn an obligatory trip into a real adventure
  • GET ‘REAL’ —Leave the bucket list behind and accept the imperfect moments  
  • TRAVEL WITH EASE—Choose an ideal hotel with amenities like hot breakfast & free Wi-Fi
  • ‘ME’ TIME INSPIRATION—Carve out time to creatively enhance your travel experience

WWW.HAMPTON.COM 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

08/08 COLLEEN BURNS, BACK TO SCHOOL, MARLEY DIAS, #1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS

MOTHER OF SIX AND PARENTING EXPERT COLLEEN BURNS - STRESS-FREE BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS 

STRESS-FREE BACK TO SCHOOL

Parenting Expert & Mom Colleen Burns Get Busy Parents (and Kids) into  Stress-Free School Year Routine 

Back to school is right around the corner and with it comes the chaos of school year routines!  The to-do list for families before classes begin is extensive: getting the kids ready on time, making sure they get to school safely, preparing lunches in a pinch, and the list keeps going on!  With so much to do, even the most put together parent might feel overwhelmed.

If anyone knows how to get a family on the move and into a seamless routine, it’s parenting expert Colleen Burns:  she raised six sons!  On Tuesday, August 8, Colleen is available for live interviews to discuss her top tips for getting parents (and kids!) ready for the school year to begin.



MARLEY DIAS - TWEEN ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR SHARES TIPS FOR MAKING BACK TO SCHOOL A SUCCESS

Marley Dias Shares Tips For Making Back to School a Success Marley Dias is the founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks

Transitioning from summer vacation to back to school schedules can be hard for many kids as they struggle to get back into the swing of the school year. Balancing new bedtimes, classes, homework and extracurricular activities can take a toll on young bodies. The classroom can also be a breeding ground for germs, which can leave kids compromised.

Marley Dias, the 12-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirl Books, knows a thing or two about balancing a busy schedule and has practical tips for kids and parents to get ready and stay healthy in the new school year.

DURING HER LIVE INTERVIEW, MARLEY WILL DISCUSS:
 Ideas for returning to a routine while balancing the new school schedule
The importance of disconnecting from electronics to read, write and breathe
How kids can stay alert and strengthen their immune system with probiotics

Monday, August 7, 2017

08/07 DOUG MARGERUM, MARGERUM WINE COMPANY, TASTE OF THE TOWN SANTA BARBARA, CHEF FRANCO DE DOMINICIS, FRANCO ON MELROSE ITALIAN RESTAURANT

DOUG MARGERUM FROM MARGERUM WINE COMPANY NAMED HONORARY LEAD VINTNER FOR 36TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE TOWN SANTA BARBARA 

Doug Margerum Named Honorary Lead Vintner for 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara Benefitting the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation Central Coast has named legendary wine pioneer Doug Margerum, owner and director of winemaking at Margerum Wine Company as Honorary Lead Vintner for its 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara—the area’s signature culinary event happening Sunday, September 10, 2017 from Noon-3:00 p.m. at Riviera Park, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra. The popular Taste of the Town Santa Barbara features samplings from 80 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and spirits providers, with a silent auction of lifestyle items; photo booth, VIP Lounge and live jazz entertainment by the David Tovar Trio. All proceeds from Taste of the Town Santa Barbara support the local programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation. Margerum will be feted by organizers and presented with an award honoring his support and service over the past four decades.

A native of Southern California, Doug Margerum began his food & wine journey in childhood while traveling with his parents in France and Italy. He worked as a restaurant cook and server throughout high school and college while continuing to hone his culinary skills. In 1981, the same year he graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics, Margerum’s family purchased the Wine Cask, a small retail store in downtown Santa Barbara; it grew into a bistro and fine-dining establishment when it expanded in 1991, winning high praise from critics including the late Julia Child, a long-time friend and supporter. Doug launched the Wine Cask Futures Program in 1984 which elevated the exposure of Santa Barbara wines nationally. In 1994, the Wine Cask became one of only 74 restaurants in the world to earn the Wine Spectator Grand Award.  In 2001, Margerum Wine Company began in a cozy 240-square foot cold room behind Brander Vineyards in Santa Ynez. Margerum’s philosophy is  handcrafted and personal—then as now, Margerum Wine Company produces limited quantities of wines made from grapes grown at the top vineyards around Santa Barbara County; created since 2012 at a state-of-the-art winery located in Buellton. Margerum primarily produces M5 (a Rhône varietal red blend), a co-fermented Syrah called ÜBER; SYBARITE Sauvignon Blanc and RIVIERA Rosé. In 2014, Margerum released BARDEN wines – an exploration of cold climate grapes grown in and around the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. He and his Margerum Wine Company team are continually innovating and expressing the finest vintages.

The 2017 Taste of the Town Santa Barbara also features the 8th annual Connoisseurs’ Circle Gala Dinner on Friday, September 8, 2017, from 6:00-11:00 p.m. at Bacara Resort & Spa. The evening features a 4-course gourmet dinner by 2017 Honorary Lead Chef Mark Strausman from Freds at Barneys New York who will be pairing wines from 2017 Honorary Vintner Doug Margerum & Margerum Wine Company as well as a reception featuring ten Taste of the Town wine, beer & spirits partners on the outdoor terrace. The evening will also feature live & silent auctions followed by dancing to tunes from DJ Darla Bea. Connoisseurs’ Circle evening seating is limited so advance reservations are required.

Returning to co-chair this 36th annual Santa Barbara food & wine tradition are opal Restaurant & Bar co-owners, Tina Takaya and Richard Yates.  All proceeds from Taste of the Town Santa Barbara events support the programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation. The Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of 53 million people (including nearly 300,000 children) with arthritis through health education, advocacy, research, and local juvenile arthritis support.  Tickets for the Connoisseurs’ Circle Gala Dinner on Friday evening are $500 per person with tables of 10 for $5,000 which includes access to the VIP lounge at Sunday’s event. Individual tickets for the Sunday afternoon Taste of the Town are $125 per person in advance and $140 at the door (if available.)

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WWW.MARGERUMWINES.COM


CHEF FRANCO DE DOMINICIS - FRANCO'S ON MELROSE ITALIAN RESTAURANT 

Franco on Melrose provides its guests with an uncompromising and seductive experience. From the time you enter, to the time you order, to the time you depart, you will find yourself within the greatest secret hideaway in West Los Angeles.

Franco on Melrose is unique, in that its Owner and Executive Chef Franco De Dominicis designed the restaurant in such a way so that guests walk through the kitchen to get to their table. This presents each guest with the opportunity to meet the Chef personally and to bask in the amazing aromas being cooked up by the sous chefs behind the counter.

After guests pass through the kitchen, they enter into a beautiful courtyard, designed with every detail in mind. A private room, creating a more personal space for guests with large parties, is located directly to the right of the main dining terrace. Each guest is greeted by their personal host and escorted to their table.

The experience continues, because at Franco on Melrose, every dish is prepared with you in mind. From special requests to special selections, Franco on Melrose is prepared and willing to create and inspire your culinary palate every evening.

Manga Bene, Vive Bene. Eat Well, Live Well.

FRANCOONMELROSE.COM

Friday, August 4, 2017

08/04 KINGA PHILIPPS, FALL TRAVEL TIPS, MINDY SEGAL, HOTCHOCOLATE, COOKIE LOVE, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

KINGA PHILIPPS - SMART &  SAVVY FALL TRAVEL 

How to Take a Trip This Fall Without Breaking the Bank!

Who says summer is the best time for travel? More and more people each year are getting away in the autumn and escaping the chaos that ensues when school resumes for the year.

It’s a hectic time, but we’ve got Travel Expert Kinga Philipps here to help share her tips, tricks and products to the perfect Fall vacation, without emptying your pockets completely!

Travel Expert Kinga Philipps has traveled the country searching for hidden links to America’s past on America’s Lost Treasures on National Geographic as well as Legend Quest on SyFy. Kinga has been featured as the Host of Travel Channel’s Park Secrets, and AOL's Travel series. She has explored the world as a host and reporter for the Emmy award-winning Current TV and appeared on national and local morning shows across the country sharing the best deals and products in travel.

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MINDY SEGAL - JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF, OWNER OF THE POPULAR CHICAGO RESTAURANT, HOT CHOCOLATE & AUTHOR, COOKIE LOVE

COOKIE LOVE: MORE THAN 60 RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES FOR TURNING THE ORDINARY INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY

A new, edgier take on baking cookies, from a James Beard Award-winning chef and the owner of the popular Chicago restaurant, HotChocolate.

Mindy Segal is serious about cookies. And Cookie Love is your new go-to, never-fail reference for turn-out-perfectly-every-time cookie recipes. Mindy, award-winning pastry chef and self-professed “cookie nerd,” shares all of her secrets for turning classic recipes into more elevated, fun interpretations of everyone’s favorite sweet treat.

From Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle Cookies and Fleur de Sel Shortbread with Vanilla Halvah, to Malted Milk Spritz and Peaches and Cream Thumbprints, Segal’s recipes are inspired and far from expected. Inside you’ll find more than sixty perfected recipes for every kind of cookie including drop cookies, bars, sandwich cookies, shortbread, thumbprints, and more, as well as the best tricks and tools of the trade and everything you need to know to build the ideal cookie pantry. A must-have for anyone looking to up their cookie-baking game, Cookie Love is a celebration of the most humble, delicious, and wonderful of baked treats.

ABOUT MINDY:
Mindy Segal specializes in contemporary American cuisine, placing a modern twist on traditional classics. Segal was awarded the prestigious James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the Country in 2012. Her Chicago restaurant, HotChocolate is the culmination of 25+ years of dedication to her craft. Chef Segal has appeared on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Food Network and in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and The New York Times.

WWW.HOTCHOCOLATECHICAGO.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, August 3, 2017

08/03 PEDIATRICIAN AND AUTHOR DR. TANYA ALTMANN, MILK LIFE, LIFESTYLE EXPERT ANNE MARIE HOWARD, BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

PEDIATRICIAN & AUTHOR, DR. TANYA ALTMANN - DAIRY-FREE DIETS AND ASSOCIATED RISKS & POSSIBLE LONG-TERM EFFECTS

From celebrity fad diets to popular Instagram feeds and clean eating blogs, it appears to be trendy to ditch dairy.  Yet experts say going dairy-free has significant downfalls – and it may be downright dangerous – especially for kids and young adults.

Emerging research is causing many leading health organizations to sound alarm bells about the significant trade-offs consumers make when they embark on dairy-free diets for themselves and their families.

And with more plant-based milks available now than ever before, consumers are facing new and unfamiliar choices. Along with those choices come confusing claims and information, causing moms to question what’s really best for her family.


LIFESTYLE EXPERT ANNE MARIE HOWARD - BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR STUDENT-KIDS

Back to school season is right around the corner and this morning we are joined by lifestyle expert Anne Marie Howard who has some ideas to help students get prepared for a new year.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

08/02 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, GUS SHAMIEH, CREAM NATION

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.



GUS SHAMIEH CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CREAM 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY AT CREAM WHERE THEY’RE SELLING MINI VERSION OF ITS WARM, HANDCRAFTED ICE CREAM SANDWICHES FOR ONE PENNY 

CREAM Co-Founder and President Gus Shamieh has some good news for ice cream sandwich fans:  today, CREAM, otherwise known as “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me”, is celebrating National Ice Cream Sandwich Day by selling mini version of its warm, handcrafted ice cream sandwiches for one penny at all of its locations nationwide, HONORING THE INVENTION OF THE ORIGINAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH IN 1900, WHEN IT WAS SOLD FROM A STREET CART FOR ONE CENT.

WHERE:
CREAM USC will be offering the promo from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
CREAM North Hollywood will be offering the promo from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
CREAM Northridge will be offering the promo from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

ABOUT CREAM:
In 2010, Jimmy and Gus led the Shamieh family in opening the first CREAM location in Berkeley, California. It was a throwback to their childhood, when it became a “thing” for them to sandwich rich ice cream between mom’s fresh-baked cookies making one-of-a-kind cookie ice cream sandwiches. We wanted to share these secret creations with the entirety of humanity (or at least Berkeley). We made four promises. The first was to provide premium products made from our own proprietary recipes with superior ingredients. Next, keep costs low so that happiness remains affordable for all. We also wanted to delight each customer by showing you the same love you’d show your own BFF. And, of course, a fun and relaxed atmosphere where an impromptu karaoke song and dance session could break out at any moment!

One taste of CREAM’s incredible ice cream sandwiches prepared to perfection, and you’ll be at a loss for words. Which is fine, because it’s rude to speak with your mouth full. Even if it’s filled with the most delicious ice cream sandwich you’ll ever have.

CREAMNATION.COM



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

08/01 TOM LOUGHRAN, 2017 WESTERN FOODSERVICE & HOSPITALITY EXPO, TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES, TIFFANY VAZQUEZ, ANDRES DE ARMAS, ADT, 34TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

TOM LOUGHRAN - 2017 WESTERN FOODSERVICE & HOSPITALITY EXPO AUGUST 27-29


The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, the premier 3-day event encompassing everything for restaurant and foodservice professionals, was named to the 2017 list of Top 100 Events in Southern California by BizBash magazine.   From August 27-29, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, professionals in the industry are invited to join 8,000+ peers, and have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, the best in business education and 500 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community -- all under one roof.  The trade show and conference is produced by Urban Expositions and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association.

Highlights for the show include the presentation of the prestigious Torch Award; The Culinary Clash: Battle LA; Food Trends Experience; the Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilion; Japan Pavilion; Key Buyer Alliance; the Education Station; Sabor Latino and much more.  The trade show's floor will feature 500+ leading restaurant and foodservice vendors and purveyors.

All attendees have access to 30+ free education sessions, part of the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, providing the gold-standard, industry-leading educational content that is practical and relevant for today's foodservice professional. Industry leaders deliver real, applicable business lessons, the latest information on trends and best practices in the market, and their own opinions of what creates success.  The show will be held Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 11am-5pm; Monday, August 28, 2017 from 11am-5pm; and Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 11am-4pm.

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TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES' NEWEST HOST TIFFANY VAZQUEZ - KICK BACK AND RELAX FOR SUMMER UNDER THE STARS! 


KICK BACK AND RELAX FOR SUMMER UNDER THE STARS! 

TALK WITH TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES' NEWEST HOST TIFFANY VAZQUEZ ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE TIMELESS FILMS AND MATINEE IDOLS

What better way to enjoy the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer than Summer Under the Stars! TCM’s celebration of classic films and movie stars features a different star and their greatest flicks every day in August. Highlights from this year’s programming include Robert Mitchum’s 100th Birthday celebration and programming dedicated to Elvis on the 40th anniversary of his death. This year, 11 new stars receive their first Summer Under the Stars salute - including Vanessa Redgrave, Sandra Dee and Leslie Caron. Fans can interact with the programming via an interactive calendar of the stars, online quizzes and live tweeting events. Two nights were programmed by TCM’s fanclub, Backlot.

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ANDRES DE ARMAS - SENIOR VP OF SALES AT ADT - COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOWN WATCH FOR 34TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOWN WATCH FOR  34th ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
           
Through a partnership with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), ADT employees in the local area will team up with their neighborhood groups, municipalities and law enforcement agencies to raise awareness for crime prevention and generate support for local, anti-crime programs.

Taking place August 1, 2017, the NATW’s 34th Annual National Night Out is an initiative that engages over 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states. National Night Out features cookouts, outdoor movies, safety fairs and beyond to help educate communities on ways to protect and secure their homes and neighborhoods.

Citizens that attend can engage their local leaders and law enforcement officials to educate themselves on how to better protect and secure their homes and neighborhoods, while also learning valuable safety tips.

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