Friday, April 20, 2018

Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Earth Day, Steve Evans The Movie Guy





Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian 

Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian talks about his newest restaurant Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida

Tech & Sustainability Expert Gail Barnes, Ph.D.

How to be an…effortless environmentalist as China pushes back on storing America’s trash it’s time for an environmental intervention with ourselves. For more info go to Tipa-corp.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, April 19, 2018

ANTI-HUNGER INITIATIVES THROUGH YMCA, CLEAN THE WORLD FOR EARTH DAY





STACEY MCDANIEL- ANTI-HUNGER INITIATIVES SPECIALIST FOR THE YMCA 

DISCOVER WHY SUMMER IS A CRUCIAL TIME FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING


SHAWN SEIPLER - CLEAN THE WORLD FOUNDATION TEAMS UP WITH HILTON TO HELP SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES

By Simply Recycling Hotel Soap & Amenities, a Special Program is Saving Millions of Lives by Decreasing Hygiene-Related Diseases


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, HEALTH CARE WISHES





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.


DR. TANIA MIEDICO FROM OPTUMCARE CLINICAL PERFORMANCE - TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN NECESSARY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HEALTH CARE WISHES

DON’T MAKE YOUR FAMILY GUESS YOUR HEALTH CARE WISHES
EXPERT OFFERS TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN NECESSARY CONVERSATIONS WITH LOVED ONES ABOUT THEIR CARE WISHES



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wine Spectator's Grand Tour, Royal Lahaina Resort, Fashion Forward For Summer





JAMES MOLESWORTH, SENIOR EDITOR AT WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 16,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

WINE SPECTATOR’S GRAND TOUR WASHINGTON D.C.
—D.C. Wine Lovers: Mark Your Calendars for April 20—

WINE SPECTATOR’S GRAND TOUR NEW YORK
—New York City Wine Lovers: Mark Your Calendars for April 24—

WINE SPECTATOR’S GRAND TOUR LAS VEGAS
—Vegas Wine Lovers: Mark Your Calendars for May 5—


BRAULIO ANDALUZ AND TERESSA MEDEIROS FROM THE BEAUTIFUL ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT

Discover Paradise At Our Oceanfront Lahaina Resort
Let warm hospitality and the aloha spirit restore your spirit with an island escape to Royal Lahaina Resort. Perched along the golden sand of Ka'anapali Beach, everything you need for a memorable stay is waiting to be discovered. Indulge in creative cuisine infused with fresh, local ingredients at Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant & Lounge. Sip a hand-crafted tropical cocktail poolside at one of three sparkling pools, two on the oceanfront. Hop a convenient shuttle to nearby Lahaina Town and Whaler's Village for a fun day of shopping and exploration. Set sail on a fun snorkel excursion or on a romantic sunset dinner cruise. Or celebrate your dream wedding surrounded by tropical splendor. For an authentic island experience, there's no place else like our resort on Ka'anapali Beach.


TOP BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE JOURNALIST EMILY FOLEY - FASHIONS FOR SUMMER

Celebrity lifestyle and beauty journalist Emily Foley says that the spring/summer 2018 fashion trends are nothing if not bright, bold and really quite beautiful with a Southern flair.  Foley examines the newest trends and styles for the coming summer season.  Discover what the Stylists and A-list celebrities will be wearing, and how you can find these iconic collections at a Belk store near you.   She will explain that colour is key (whether bold or pastel), why the '80s won't quit.  Emily says you don't have to be all shoulders and stilettos—but the option is most definitely there.  She’ll also discuss new fashion options for plus sizes.  Fashion forward to today when the only sure bet is that warm weather and the beach will soon be calling, there are new styles to get you ready!

Monday, April 16, 2018

CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS, SPRING-SEASON HOUSEHOLD TIPS





ALLEN BALIK FROM THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS 

A CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS
The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 19, 2018 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.  This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.  “Winemasters” has raised more than $30 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The CF Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle.  Its focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF and ultimately, to find a cure.

The Foundation’s drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Make your reservations NOW for this wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner!

We would like to thank again all of the donors who make the Winemasters Main Event possible!


LIFESTYLE AND DESIGN EXPERT KELLY EDWARDS OFFERS SPRING-SEASON HOUSEHOLD TIPS
           
Spring is in full bloom, which means now is a great time to spruce up not only your home, but also other aspects of your life, so you can enjoy the new season ahead. Lifestyle expert and design book author Kelly Edwards is on hand to share her latest tips and tricks to get everything in order. Good Morning Kelly!

SPRUCE UP FOR SPRING
Spring is here, and as the sun starts to shine brightly through the windows, your viewers are likely realizing that it’s time to spruce up the home! Lifestyle and design expert Kelly Edwards is on hand and available to give her latest tips and tricks to get the home in order.

Friday, April 13, 2018

I LOVE CALIFORNIA: LIVE, EAT AND ENTERTAIN THE WEST COAST WAY, GOOGLE’S TOP SEARCH TRENDS, STEVE THE MOVIE GUY





NATHAN TURNER OFFERS TIPS ON SPRING ENTERTAINING  FROM HIS NEW BOOK, NATHAN TURNER’S I LOVE CALIFORNIA


NOW YOU CAN CREATE HIS DREAMY CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE ANYWHERE!

Whether you’re entertaining friends and dining with family or just wishing to visit the sun-dappled coast, the recipes and decor featured in Nathan Turner’s I Love California will immerse you in the CA state of mind. Famed designer Nathan Turner’s style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living.

Simple recipes and clever tips for entertaining are featured including some of Turner’s signature recipes for California comfort food, like his family’s Cioppino, Marinated Tri-tip Steak, Fish Tacos, Mexican Chocolate Cake, and more.  Every menu includes a tasty cocktail as well.

A fourth-generation Californian, Nathan Turner grew up in San Francisco bay area, surrounded by a large extended family. Deeply rooted in California heritage, He spent many weekends at the family ranch in Northern California, where they would ride horses, raise cattle and cook scrumptious meals. Indeed, home is where Nathan’s taste for adventure was born, and something he expresses through his travels and eclectic lifestyle. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Nathan successfully merged his greatest passions - design, travel and food - into his eponymous shop. Located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, Nathan’s store has become an expression of his years traveling, a faithful source for the country’s leading interior designers, as well as some of the most stylish individuals from coast to coast. An avid cook, Nathan equipped his past store on Almont with a full kitchen so that he could host intimate dinners and parties on site.


TRENDS EXPERT MICHELLE TIMMERMAN - GOOGLE’S TOP SEARCH TRENDS

HERE ARE THE TOP GOOGLE TRENDS AND YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR THE WEEK:
1. Grilled Cheese Sandwich day
2. Pollen Count
3. Coachella
4. Prom
5. Tammy Duckworth

YOUTUBE VIDEO:  
YouTube - Kid Yodeler Mason Ramsey Performs (The Ellen Show)



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, April 12, 2018

NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY, THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A STRONG RISK AND RESILIENCE PLAN





JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR LAURA WERLIN - NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY

GRILLED CHEESE. PLEASE!: 50 SCRUMPTIOUSLY CHEESY RECIPES 

Oooey, gooey ribbons of delectable melted cheese sandwiched between butter-crisped slices of sourdough, wheat, rye, and even focaccia and croissant, combined with favorite foods such as bacon, pequillo peppers, guacamole, seasonal veggies, caramelized onions, pears, herbs, and so much more--what is there not to love about the modern grilled cheese?

Inside Grilled Cheese, Please, award-winning cheese expert Laura Werlin presents 50 recipes that elevate the classic grilled cheese sandwich to a culinary center-of-the-plate meal changer through innovative and delicious recipes such as Say Ole (Two Cheeses, Guacamole, Bacon, and a Corn Chip Crust); Brie, Mozzarella, and Sauteed Pears with Blue Cheese Butter; and Cheddar, Chorizo, Apples, and Pickled Onions on Ciabatta. The recipes are divided into seven chapters that are arranged by topics such as Grilled Cheese on the Go, Ethnic-Inspired, Meat and Cheese, and Veggie and Cheese among others. Grilled Cheese, Please features full-color photography, along with sections highlighting the best cooking techniques, melting cheeses, and other "best" grilled cheese insights, as well as a list of restaurants, stands, and mobile trucks across the country where grilled cheese is the focus, not the side dish.

Perfectly timed to coincide with National Grilled Cheese Month, Grilled Cheese, Please encourages melted cheese enthusiasts to expand their grilled cheese horizons by enjoying these riffs on the original and in the process become seduced all over again by the velvety goodness found within.


THOMAS STEWART – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE MIDDLE MARKET - IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A STRONG RISK AND RESILIENCE PLAN

NATURAL DISASTERS AND CYBER ATTACKS CAN CAUSE BUSINESSES SEVERE HARM, BUT STRATEGIC DISRUPTIONS POSE THE GREATEST THREAT 

New Research Released from the National Center for the Middle Market Reveals the Importance of Having a Strong Risk and Resilience Plan in Place

Hurricanes and wildfires wreaked havoc on the operations of many U.S. middle market companies this past fall. But new research shows that far more threatening and difficult to weather are strategic disruptions which could include immigration and trade policies now being decided in the nation’s capital.

The National Center for the Middle Market’s (NCMM) new special report, Risk & Resilience in the Middle Market finds that strategic disruptions such as industry consolidation, changing regulations, new technology, trade agreements and macroeconomic trends are the most prevalent, costly and difficult for companies to recover from. They are also the risks that businesses are least prepared to handle.

Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, Thomas Stewart is here to explain how to evaluate, improve and monitor our risk preparedness and give tips on how to prepare for an inevitable business disruption by having a strong risk and resilience plan in place.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

REIMAGINE WHAT YOU EAT!, NATIONAL DOG BITE PREVENTION WEEK





FOOD PERSONALITY AND AUTHOR WHITNEY BOND - RE-IMAGINE WHAT YOU EAT!

 From packing the same turkey sandwich for lunch to eating the same meatloaf for dinner, our daily meals can use a little imagination!

You don’t have to wake up extra early or spend hours on meal prepping to come up with simple swaps and small changes to update your recipe repertoire.

From breakfast for dinner to sweet indulges, Whitney Bond Is here to inspire us to break free from the mundane and think outside of the box when it comes to family meals!

Whitney Bond, published cookbook author and full time food blogger extraordinaire is the host of “ 29 Minute Meals”, a contributing writer for TODAY Food, on-camera food and lifestyle expert. Regularly featured on news stations across the country, most of Whitney’s recipes are made in 29 minutes or less, in one pot, or in a slowcooker! Her segments range from “Gluten Free Superbowl Snacks” to “Hangover Cure Recipes” to “Grilled Summer Sandwiches. Whitney’s blog can be found all over the web on sites like Buzzfeed, Lucky Magazine, Yahoo! and Huffington Post.

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LINDA DECARLO - MANAGER OF SAFETY, USPS  - TIPS FOR PREVENTING DOG BITES 

WHEN THE BARK IS NOT WORSE THAN THE BITE….
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is April 8-14, 2018

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and not just a postal problem. The Postal Service, joined by the American Humane, American Veterinary Medical Association, Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance, is driving home the message that dog bites are a national problem and education can resolve the issue.

The encouraging news is that the number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016. But it is still a big problem.  Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is showcasing technology that alerts mail carriers of potential attacks while releasing its annual list of cities where the most dog attacks were recorded. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners.

It is also interesting to note that half of the 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

TIPS FOR PREVENTING DOG BITES:
Keep the family pet secured. Place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door to accept the mail. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors.

Parents, please remind your children not to take mail directly from your letter carrier in the presence of your pet. The dog may view the letter carrier handing mail to a family member as a threat.
We place the safety of our employees as a top priority. If a letter carrier feels threatened, or if a dog is loose or unleashed, we may ask the owner to pick up their mail at a Post Office until the letter carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If the dog is roaming the neighborhood, the owner’s neighbors also may be asked to pick up their mail at the Post Office.

To spread the word on social media, use word the hashtag #preventdogbites.

Monday, April 9, 2018

‘BACKING YOU’ CAMPAIGN, HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME





MUSIC ICON LINDA PERRY AND SINGER WILLA AMAI -  LEARN HOW THE ‘BACKING YOU’ CAMPAIGN IS SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ARTISTS 

Talk to the Music Icon who Wrote Songs Like ‘Beautiful’ & ‘Get the Party Started’ about Her Collaboration with Intuit Quickbooks & New Artists

We have a special interview with singer, songwriter and producer Linda Perry, and a young talented singer named Willa Amai.  Ms. Perry has founded two record labels and composed and produced hit songs, including “Beautiful” for Christina Aguilera and “Get the Party Started” for P!nk.  The Grammy-nominated Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee was first known as a lead-singer, fronting 4 Non-Blondes in the 1990s, a popular band that produced numerous hits.

The music icon will discuss her latest collaboration with Intuit QuickBooks and it’s new ‘BACKING YOU’ Campaign to spotlight the contributions made by independent artists who contribute so much to the entertainment industry but are never seen, heard or celebrated.  Behind every burgeoning industry – sports, entertainment, fashion, design et al – small businesses and individual workers play a major role in working hard to drive the success of companies’ artists, athletes and teams.  This time, the focus is on the global music industry.

As part of its ‘BACKING YOU’ campaign launch, Ms. Perry is collaborating with Intuit QuickBooks to provide ongoing support for independent works and those who are just starting out in the music industry.   Her latest venture, under the company name “We Are Hear,” is working with 14-year old YouTube sensation Willa Amai on her recent cover of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” helping Willa fulfil her destiny as an artist and solo contributor.   The campaign will also celebrates the works of Perry, an entrepreneur, artist and independent record producer.


DAVID MAURSTAD - FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY - HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM FLOODING AFTER WILDFIRES

FEMA URGING WESTERN RESIDENTS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WITH FLOOD INSURANCE

The Peekaboo and Dead Dog fires in Colorado and the mudslides in Washington caused catastrophic damage costing millions. While some were able to escape the flames and mudslides, others lost everything including pets and livestock. Those who fled had no idea what they would come back to and sadly, many lost their homes and businesses.

Wildfires char the ground to the point where it can no longer absorb water quickly—creating the ideal conditions for flash flooding and mudflows that can strike without warning. Soils laid bare cannot absorb the rainfall and are prone to massive erosion.  For example, the flooding in September of 2013 in High Park and Waldo Canyon, Colorado was worse than other areas because of the fires they endured in June of 2012.  The Waldo Canyon fire was the worst in the state's history to that date, burning more than 18,000 acres (7,300 hectares) near Colorado Springs and destroying more than 300 homes.  The burn scars from these fires are also at increased risk of debris flows and mudslides for the same reason: Water quickly runs off, and there are fewer plants to hold rocks and soil in place. Burnt ground can be affected for about five years, which is why residents must take important steps to protect their families and homes by purchasing flood insurance today.

As the Western United States recovers from this recent devastation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) warn residents living in and surrounding areas that the risks of flash flooding and mudflows remains high.

Friday, April 6, 2018

GREEK EASTER, SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY





RESTAURATEUR TIM SALOUROS, OWNER OF ELIA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN TALKS GREEK EASTER 

Elia Modern Mediterranean is a unique dining experience that offers tantalizing tastes, exquisite ingredients, and an authentic, white-washed Mediterranean atmosphere. The moment you step through our doors you will feel as if you have been transported to a Mediterranean island.

Elia features the culinary creations of Executive Chef Jose Luis Falcon who makes every dish with zeal and wish a devotion to exceptional Mediterranean cuisine.

Our open kitchen, with its magnificent fish display, prepares the freshest selection right from the sea, including Mediterranean specialties such as Lavraki, Fagri, and Barbounia.


MIKE HANEY FROM THE SONOMA COUNTY VINTNERS GIVES US ALL THE DETAILS ON THE SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION

2018 SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION
APRIL 20, 2018

YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A TRUE SONOMA COUNTY ORIGINAL
Presented by the Sonoma County Vintners, the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is a live auction of wine futures from the county’s top growers and winemakers. These once-in-a-lifetime wines represent the exceptional stylistic range and world-class quality of Sonoma County. A team of masters, invited from around the country, will be visibly involved in evaluating the auction lots and participating throughout the event. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is invitation-only for members of the wine industry, with personal invitations extended by participating wineries to members of the trade and media. Proceeds will support Sonoma County marketing initiatives.


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, April 5, 2018

TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CAR, LOU MALNATI'S PIZZERIA








"WHEELER DEALERS" CO-HOSTS MIKE BREWER & ANT ANSTEAD TALK ABOUT THE NEW SEASON AND SHARE TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CAR

VELOCITY'S WHEELER DEALERS ARE BACK -- FINDING, FIXING AND FLIPPING SECONDHAND CARS!

In the Long-Running Hit Series, Auto Experts Mike Brewer and New Co-Host Ant Anstead Share Tips for Buying a Used Car

From their southern California shop, auto valuation expert Mike Brewer and master mechanic Ant Anstead go to work finding, fixing and flipping a wide variety of unique used cars from all over the world. On every WHEELER DEALERS episode, Mike hunts for a decent car at the right price – scouring classifieds, Internet auctions, specialist clubs and garages before brokering a deal. Ant then diagnoses problems and conducts an expert “how to” session for viewers as he repairs any issues and makes the car like new. When repairs are complete, Mike and Ant road test the revamped ride before selling the vehicle to the next best owner who will appreciate it for all its worth.

The new season of Wheeler Dealers features a wealth of incredible rides including: a 1969 Opel GT; a 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer; a 2004 Mini Cooper S MC40; a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio; a 1970 International Harvester Scout 800A; and much more. Speak with Mike and Ant about the new season, plus their tricks for flipping secondhand autos and tips for buying used cars.


MARC MALNATI FROM LOU MALNATI'S PIZZERIA 

ABOUT LOU MALNATI'S PIZZERIA
Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor.

Lou Malnati got his start in the 1940's working in Chicago's first deep dish pizzeria. He took his pizza expertise to Lincolnwood, a northern suburb of Chicago, where he and his wife Jean opened the first Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on March 17, 1971. Lou was known for his fun-loving character as well as making Chicago's best pizza. Loyal patrons lined the streets on opening day for a taste of his delicious deep dish creations. Lou always thought it was funny that an Italian should open a pizzeria in a Jewish neighborhood on an Irish holiday. But that was Lou's style; he loved all types of people and didn't care much about what people thought.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, LAST-MINUTE TAX HELP







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.



BRIAN ASHCRAFT FROM LIBERTY TAX SERVICE

LAST-MINUTE HELP & SOLUTIONS FOR THE MOST CONFUSING TAX SEASON IN DECADES

Discover Why a Second Opinion is as Crucial when Filing your Taxes as it is for Your Health, According to Brian Ashcraft of Liberty Tax!

The many tax reform changes have people and tax experts scrambling to meet the new rules. The number of tax rates was reduced to three, the standard married deduction was doubled, and many valuable tax breaks were reduced, including eliminating personal exemptions worth $4,050 per person. So, with time running out, we have one of the top tax compliance experts in the country to answer questions about everything from returns to reform to even the risk of being audited. Brian Ashcraft is currently Regional Director and a former Director of Tax Compliance for Liberty Tax Service. There is also the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax, which hits filers making between $200K and $1M.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEES, MLB FANS PREDICTED TO EAT MORE THAN 19 MILLION HOT DOGS IN 2018






LYNN BRUNELLE - AUTHOR, TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE!
TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE!: AND 19 OTHER EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT EXPLORE THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEES

Spring is around the corner…and the flowers are starting to bud.  And while most of us are familiar with the honeybee, a keystone species revered for its supreme pollinating skills yet feared for its notorious stinger….the mason bee, is actually the unsung hero of the insect world! The mason bee pollinates as many flowers in a single day as 100 honeybees, and mason bees don’t sting, making them nature’s non-aggressive super-pollinators. And the mason bee is found in every region of the United States!  So, how can we help sustain the lives of these friendly buzzing bees?   Four-Time Emmy Award-winning writer for the show - Bill Nye the Science Guy….Lynn Brunelle has written TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE which has 19 experiments and activities that offer a deeper understanding of what it’s like to BE a bee…and how we can help protect them!

TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE!: AND 19 OTHER EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT EXPLORE THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEES is an indispensable guide with a removable book jacket and tear-away paper nesting tubes that turn into a home for mason bees, with each “room” providing space for 10 to 12 mason bee babies!


ERIC MITTENTHAL FROM THE NATIONAL HOT DOG AND SAUSAGE COUNCI

MLB FANS PREDICTED TO EAT MORE THAN 19 MILLION HOT DOGS IN 2018
It’s a marriage of two American icons -- baseball and hot dogs -- and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 19 million hot dogs and 4.6 million sausages during the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch the entire continental U.S. from Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, to SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.  The hot dog total alone would reach as high as 5,332 One World Trade Centers, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and sixth tallest in the world.
  
NEW OFFERINGS TO BE INCLUDED IN UPDATED MLB HOT DOG AND SAUSAGE GUIDE 
While perennial hot dog favorites remain staples at ballparks across America, teams are introducing new creations that are sure to be all-stars. The NHDSC has maintained a MLB Hot Dog and Sausage Guide, which features photos and descriptions of the most unique hot dog and sausage offerings at all 30 MLB stadiums, along with a sampling of classic favorites.  The NHDSC will be updating the guide to reflect this year’s newcomers, so fans can savor all the choices available to them in one, convenient location.

Monday, April 2, 2018

BOSTON SEAFOOD EXPO, SALAD TRENDS




AUTHOR, EDUCATOR, CHEF AND RADIO HOST SALLY JAMES RECAPS OF THE BOSTON SEAFOOD EXPO 

Sally James is an award-winning Australian author, educator, chef, television presenter and radio host whose books and recipes have won international acclaim for food & wine pairing, health and creativity. Sally is the author of eighteen cookbooks and publications, including her best-selling Simply Healthy—winner of the prestigious World Cookbook Awards, Versailles, France, 1999 for Best Health Cookbook; Fresh and Healthy–Winner of the 2001 IACP International Cookbook Award in the Health category; Simply Sensational, a finalist for the IACP Award in 2003; Escape to Yountville – Recipes for Health and Relaxation from the Napa Valley, and the Australian Heart Foundation Cookbook. Since relocating to the U.S. in 2001, James has been a guest presenter on the Food Network and UPN Networks, a recurring guest on ABC TV’s View from the Bay, and has been featured in magazines including Cooking Light, Wine Spectator, Fitness, Family Circle, New York Times' Savor Wine Country, Plate, In the Mix and Healthy Cooking. She has been a guest chef and lecturer for the American Heart Association, the Culinary Institute of America, Disney’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, COPIA, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, the National Restaurant Association Show, Draegar's and Publix Markets, the American Institute of Food & Wine, and Johnson & Wales Universities across the United States.

ABOUT SEAFOOD EXPO NORTH AMERICA/ SEAFOOD PROCESSING NORTH AMERICA
Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. SeafoodSource.com is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media.


FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER - TALKS FOOD 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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

TIPS FOR GOING CASH-FREE, RICHARD WALKER'S PANCAKE HOUSE




SMALL BUSINESS EXPERT MELINDA EMERSON -  TIPS FOR GOING CASH-FREE & HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES

AMERICA’S #1 SMALL BUSINESS EXPERT PROVIDES 12 THINGS ALL BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULD KNOW

The economy seems to be roaring along, but beneath the surface there is uncertainty and challenges for millions of small business owners, the people who work for them and the families who rely on their paychecks.  The fact that small businesses employ more people than all the large corporations explains why their survival and success are important to us all.  That is why we feel very fortunate to offer a special interview with the renowned “SmallBizLady’ Melinda Emerson.   Melinda has been quoted an expert in publications from the New York Times to CNBC and Fortune.  If you’re at all worried about the future or the economy, you’ll want to make this amazing lady available for your viewers and listeners as she shares her top 12 tips to help small businesses succeed.


RICHARD WALKER SR. AND RICHARD WALKER JR. - RICHARD WALKER'S PANCAKE HOUSE

Since 1948, the Walker family name has become synonymous with quality family dining. The family has since perfected its reputation for outstanding gourmet pancakes and breakfasts. Our story begins when Victor and Everett Walker began opening snack shops in Evanston, IL. In 1960, they opened Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Wilmette, IL. In 1981, Ray Walker and Richard Walker Sr., sons of Victor, opened Walker Bros Original Pancake House in Glenview, IL. In 1989, Richard Walker Sr. ventured out on his own and opened Richard Walker’s Pancake House in Schaumburg, IL. In 1996, Richard Sr. opened a second location in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2006, Richard Sr. relocated to San Diego and opened the third location in downtown San Diego, CA. In 2014, Richard Walker Jr. joined the family business and opened the fourth Richard Walker’s Pancake House in La Jolla, CA.

  • MORE THAN 100 MUNUE ITEMS MADE FROM SCRATCH DAILY
  • MORE THAN 20 DIFFERENT OMELETES, EGG DISHES AND BENEDICTS PREPAIRED
  • 8 DIFFERENT BELGIAN WAFFLES AND OVER 25 GOURMET PANCAKES VARITIEYS
  • MORE THAN 8 DIFFERENT CREPE VARIETIES AND MONTHLY SPECIALS
  • 4 LOCATIONS


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY




GENERAL MANAGER, DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK GARY MAGGETTI TALKS ABOUT THIS YEARS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
March 2 - April 12, 2018

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, inaugurated in 2006, and revived in 2016 after a five-year hiatus, is an annual festival celebrating the cuisine, wine, and beer of California, taking place during spring.

The 2018 Food & Wine Festival has been expanded to SIX WEEKS!  Celebrity chefs scheduled include Robert Irvine, Guy Fieri, Cat Cora, Duff Goldman, and Alex Guarnaschelli.  Reservations for signature events, tastings and seminars are NOW AVAILABLE.


STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

Steve the Movie Guy gives us a run down on all the great movies opening up this weekend. He’ll also give his box office predictions. Find out what movies are worth your hard earned money!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT & USDA'S FOOD SAFETY TIPS AND TRICKS





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.


MARIANNE GRAVELY - USDA'S FOOD SAFETY EXPERT -TIPS AND TRICKS FAMILIES NEED TO PREPARE SPECIAL MEALS SAFELY FOR EASTER

USDA OFFERS TIPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE FROM  FOODBORNE ILLNESS THIS SPRING

Spring holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends over buffet or potluck dinners. Whether you're planning to cook a ham for Easter, brisket for Passover, or making a meal for mom this Mother's Day, it's important to remember improperly prepared or mishandled foods can be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria that causes foodborne illnesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service has food safety tips to ensure that the foods you share with your friends and family keep everyone in safe.

Each year in America, roughly 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). USDA is offering tips to help consumers learn how to protect themselves from food poisoning as they prepare various food items.

Anyone with questions about food storage or food poisoning can now speak with USDA food safety experts longer than ever before! The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline has extended its hours and experts are now available from 10am - 6pm ET, Monday through Friday at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) to answer the public's questions. Consumers can also chat live with a food safety expert in English or Spanish at AskKaren.gov.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DECADENT DIABETES-FRIENDLY RECIPES & THE OREGON WINE BOARD




CELEBRITY CHEF &  WEIGHT LOSS EXPERT DEVIN ALEXANDER -  YOU CAN HAVE IT!: MORE THAN 125 DECADENT DIABETES-FRIENDLY RECIPES

ABOUT THE BOOK:
You Can Have It!: More Than 125 Decadent Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Biggest Loser Cookbook series, an indulgent comfort cookbook filled with recipes for anyone who wants to be healthy, whether they have diabetes or not!

Whether you’re managing diabetes, want to lose weight, or just plain want to be fit while eating insanely scrumptious meals, weight-loss expert Devin Alexander is here to assure you, “You Can Have It!” The celebrity chef on the hit series, The Biggest Loser, and the author of the New York Times bestselling The Biggest Loser Cookbook series and The Most Decadent Diet Ever!, Devin Alexander, has created a collection of easy diabetes-friendly recipes that seem simply too good, and too decadent, to be healthy. Using her chef secrets, tips, and techniques that helped contestants on the hit show lose weight and that wowed customers in her restaurants, Devin Alexander has crafted more than 125 easy diabetes-friendly recipes that bust the myth that eating well means giving up the comfort foods you love. Best of all, Devin is living proof that these meals work—even as a chef, around food all day, she's lost 70 pounds and kept it off for close to 30 years! With beautiful photographs, doable tips, simple techniques, affordable ingredients, and mouthwatering meals, this is the cookbook every person who cares about their health (whether they have diabetes or not!) will want to own. Inside you'll find hundreds of decadent, simple-to-prepare dishes, including:

  • Bacon Ranch Flatbread Pizza
  • Drippy Taco Burgers
  • Waffle Fry BBQ Bites
  • Cheesy Lasagna Rollups
  • Dark Chocolate “Pudding”
  • Sexy Trainer’s Strawberry Caipirinha
  • And many more!

Even if you're managing diabetes, heart health, or trying to lose weight, no type of meal is "off limits" and no favorite is forbidden. With small tweaks and the right approach, Devin is here to show that, yes, You Can Have It!


KAI MCMURTRY FROM THE OREGON WINE BOARD - UPCOMING TASTING EVENT AT THE LINE HOTEL IN LA

OREGON WINE BOARD EVENT
April 24 / 6:30-9pm / The Line Hotel
$75 /  3515 Wilshire Blvd / Los Angeles
We’re hitting the trail with 50 Oregon wineries and our friends at Olympia Provisions, Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a grand happening of Oregonian wine, food and personality. No white table cloths. No orange cheese cubes. Instead, a generous pour of Oregon’s fine wine and pioneering spirit.

You see, Oregon is a state, and a damn fine one. But Oregonian is a state of mind. You’ve got to experience it to truly get it. So join winemakers and owners representing Oregon’s broad geographic and varietal diversity for an evening evocative of Oregon wine country in LA. From legacy Pinot noir to unexpected whites and surprises in between, we invite you to grab a glass and find your Oregon wine trail.

PRESENTED BY THE OREGON WINE BOARD
The Oregon Wine Board represents the more than 700 wineries and more than 1,000 vineyards across Oregon's diverse winegrowing regions.

Monday, March 26, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT & DINING IN LAS VEGAS, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS FESTIVAL




RECORDING ARTIST AND MUSIC TALK SHOW HOST DENNIS BONO TALKS ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT & DINING IN LAS VEGAS

DENNIS BONO SHOW:
Las Vegas' Premiere World-Wide Broadcast

Please join Dennis every Thursday afternoon at Michael Gaughan's South Point Hotel & Casino in the main showroom for the "The Dennis Bono Show!"  Tickets are available on Wednesday & Thursday at the main box office starting at 12pm.  All you need is your players card and your ticket is FREE!!

Call South Point Box Office with any questions at 702-797-8055

"The Dennis Bono Show," is taped inside the showroom every Thursday at 2:00p.m. The show is celebrating its 15th year of broadcasting, and continues to feature many of the stars in the famous "City of Entertainment."

THE BOOTLEGGER BISTRO LAS VEGAS:
Chef Maria & family serving Las Vegas since 1949!

Welcome to the Bootlegger Italian Bistro featuring the original recipes of Chef Maria Perry. Maria and her late husband “Al” are respected pioneers of the Las Vegas restaurant industry. Chef Maria and their daughter, Lorraine Hunt-Bono (former Lt. Governor of the state of Nevada) and husband, recording artist Dennis Bono along with Lorraine’s son, music producer, Ron Mancuso and his son Roman oversee the operation. This dedicated Italian family fondly contributes their combined talents to bring the finest food, drink, hospitality and entertainment to the many friends, celebrities and visitors who patronize their restaurant – continuing a family tradition in Las Vegas for over 65 years.
Conveniently Located on the "South Strip" at 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. (5 minutes from the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.)


ALISON LASLETT - CEO, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS - SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS FESTIVAL 


The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association is a non-profit organization (501c6) founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars, and wine tastings as well as providing information to consumers and the wine and travel media.

Through the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation, the Association contributes to the community through local charitable, art and educational and scholarship organizations with proceeds from its various events, such as Santa Barbara Wine Auction, held every other year and benefitting Direct Relief International, and silent auctions at all the Association’s festivals.

36TH ANNUAL VINTNERS FESTIVAL:
Join us for the 36th Annual Vintners Festival in majestic Santa Barbara Wine Country, where vintners still pour their own wines. Taste from over 100 wineries, savor our best local fare from farmers to foragers, and meet the chefs who make it magical. Drink in the sparkling Bubble Lounge, listen to live music, learn from our cooking demos and let our landscape soothe your soul. A Vintners Visa carries you out to the tasting rooms and the vineyards themselves, while weekend happenings are offered throughout Wine Country. Welcome! Bien Venue! We can't wait to see you!

Friday, March 23, 2018

SUPER SEEDS, FORMER NBA STAR JOHN SALLEY & STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY




KIM LUTZ - AUTHOR, SUPER SEEDS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO COOKING WITH POWER-PACKED CHIA, QUINOA, FLAX, HEMP & AMARANTH 

Five super seeds—covered in one super volume! Chia, hemp, flax, quinoa, and amaranth are tiny powerhouses that deliver whopping amounts of protein, essential fatty acids, and great taste in every serving. Perfect for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets, they each get to take a star turn in these 75 mouthwatering recipes. Convenient and versatile, the seeds work wonderfully in everything from muffins and breads to salads, soups, and desserts. Super Seeds is a must-have for anyone interested in eating healthily . . . and deliciously.



FORMER NBA STAR AND ACTOR JOHN SALLEY HELPS US STAY CONNECTED THROUGHOUT THE BIG TOURNAMENT 

Many of you know him from his days on the court, John Salley – former NBA star, actor and TV host is with us today to chat career updates and share ways basketball fans can stay connected throughout the big tournament with the help of Straight Talk Wireless.

It’s time to tune in to the most exciting college basketball tournament of the year. Straight Talk Wireless is here to help basketball fans stay connected throughout the games with its $55 Ultimate Unlimited Plan, so fans can easily keep up with the latest scores and highlights by streaming games on the go.



STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

Steve the Movie Guy gives us a run down on all the great movies opening up this weekend. He’ll also give his box office predictions. Find out what movies are worth your hard earned money!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

SPRING TRAVEL TIPS, WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR MOBILE PHONE, JOEYS KITCHEN




 TRAVEL EXPERT STEPHANIE OSWALD - STRESS-FREE SPRING TRAVEL

For students and families alike, spring break goes hand in hand with sun and fun.  However, it often also means big crowds and higher prices. Internationally recognized travel expert and Editor-In-Chief of Travelgirl Magazine, Stephanie Oswald, understands how easy it is to experience a travel mishap. Whether you’re traveling as a family or a beach bound college student, Stephanie will offer up her best tips to ensure your spring travel plans go smoothly.


MIKE HABERMAN - MOBILE PHONE NETWORK EXPERT - FUTURE OF SMALL CELL MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Changes  are Coming to Data  that Could One Day Enable Self-Driving Cars, Virtual Reality & Remote Medicine and Live Sports Experience.  Consumer wireless data usage continues to explode and is expected to grow five-times higher by 2021. On March 22, Mike Haberman, Vice President, Network Engineering at Verizon, is available to share how the wireless network industry leader, is preparing its network to meet surging consumer demand and laying the foundation to support future technologies such as 5G. In this role, Mike oversees network performance, support, and implementation of the nation’s largest 4G LTE Network. We hope you will book this timely interview on how small cells and 5G technology will change how we live and interact with the world!

JOEY MACADANGDANG - EXECUTIVE CHEF, JOEYS KITCHEN

Joey’s Kitchen is a counter-service restaurant in the lower level food court at the Whalers Village shopping center on Kaanapali Beach. Phone 808-868-4474. There is also a second location in the Napili Plaza shopping center at 5095 Napilihau Street in Napili.

Joey Macadangdang for several years was the head chef at Roy’s, one of Maui’s best fine-dining restaurants. But in 2015 he quit Roy’s to open his own much more casual restaurant here at Whalers Village.  So now you can enjoy his wonderful cooking at much lower prices.

Joey’s Kitchen is chef Joey’s personal version of Filipino fusion Hawaiian food. You order at the counter and pick up your food there a few minutes later, or sometimes they bring it out to your table. For breakfast you can have food as standard as French toast or bacon and eggs, or you can go Hawaiian with spam musubi or kalua pork omelette. For lunch and dinner you can choose standards like hot dog or hamburger, or you can choose local dishes like mahi mahi sandwich or fried brussel sprouts.  For Joey’s specialties there are ono tacos or grilled ahi.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT AND NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY




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.








MIKE THOMPSON - CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

The 35th Annual CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL is May 19 & 20, 2018 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days. The two-day festival attracts almost 60,000 visitors of every age who can sample all things strawberry, enjoy live concerts, browse the arts & crafts showcase, visit Strawberryland (with kids rides and activities) and participate in contests and cooking demonstrations. What's more, since its inception, the festival has contributed over $4.65 million to more than 30 charitable organizations and funded scholarships to children of migrant farm workers.

2018 CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL SEEKS SUBMISSION FOR BERRY BLAST OFF RECIPE CONTEST
The 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival is seeking those with a love of strawberries and an artistic culinary flair to enter its "Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest."

Submissions must be original, non-baked, sweet or savory-tasting strawberry dishes. Entries can include sauces, desserts entrées, dips, drinks, jams, spreads--any food or drink creation that includes strawberries (of course), fresh ingredients and shows creativity.

The deadline to submit a recipe is April 6. Those who have already won the contest two or more times are not eligible to enter. Send recipes with name/address/phone/email/contact info, recipe ingredients and step-by-step preparation:

  • Email: csf@castrawberryfestival.org (submit in both memo and attachment form)
  • Fax: 805-385-4729
  • Mail: California Strawberry Festival, Attn: Berry Blast Off, 1661 Pacific Avenue #15, Oxnard, CA 93033
  • Online Form: www.CAStrawberryFestival.org, click on "Events & Attractions" and then "Contests."
Five semi-finalists will be selected from the submitted entries. On May 1 at 11:00 a.m., they will have one hour to prepare and present their strawberry dish before judges at the professional kitchen at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard. Two finalists will then be asked to create their entries during a timed challenge on Saturday, May 19 at the California Strawberry Festival where the winner will be selected.

The grand prize winner receives four passes to the festival's VIP pavilion, one VIP parking pass, a 4-day, 3-night getaway vacation at a Welk Resort property (airfare not included) and a Cutco studio knife set valued at close to $500. The runner-up receives a one night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard, a $100 gift certificate to Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars, four passes to the festival's VIP pavilion and one VIP festival parking pass.



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

CHEFS CYCLE FOR NO KID HUNGRY, NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY



NATE POLLAK FROM THE AMERICAN GRILLED CHEESE KITCHEN JOINS THE UPCOMING CHEFS CYCLE FOR NO KID HUNGRY

The American’s menu stems from years of menu development, recipe testing, and deep relationships with San Francisco and the West Coast's local food ecosystem.

CHEFS CYCLE FOR NO KID HUNGRY
No child in America should grow up hungry. But too many kids in our country don't have the food they need to thrive.

Chefs Cycle is a fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community fighting hunger outside the kitchen. For the past three years, Chefs Cycle has engaged culinary talents who want to push their limits by completing a three day, 300 mile ride while raising funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry. The spring 2018 ride will take place May 15-17 in Santa Rosa, CA with a goal of 275 chefs riding to help raise $2.4M, which translates into 24 million meals for kids facing hunger. The fall 2018 ride will take place in Charlottesville, VA in September and updated information will be posted as soon as its available.

CYNTHIA PECK – OWNER, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S - NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY

Forty-three years ago, our restaurant was built with tradition and has since continued with tradition. At our home in the old marketplace, we tribute our ancestors who came to America in the late 1800’s – their spirit and their recipes!

Monday, March 19, 2018

CHICKEN: A SAVOR THE SOUTH COOKBOOK, INTEGRATIVE CANCER CENTERS OF AMERICA



CYNTHIA GRAUBART - AUTHOR, CHICKEN: A SAVOR THE SOUTH COOKBOOK

While fried chicken may be the South's iconic dish, when it comes to southern foodways, there are a lot of ways to love America's most popular fowl.

Preparations range from Country Captain to Carolina Chicken Bog to Chicken and Parslied Dumplings and more. Here, Cynthia Graubart celebrates the bird in all its glory, southern style and beyond. This little cookbook packs all the know-how that cooks need to make irresistible chicken dishes for everyday and special occasions, from shopping and selecting to cutting up, frying, braising, roasting, and much more. Ranging in style from traditional southern to contemporary to international, fifty-three recipes are organized to help easily match the cut of chicken to the perfect recipe. Be assured that Graubart includes instructions for making the best fried chicken ever--seven different ways.

Graubart also brings together the chicken's culinary history with the popular culture and lore that surrounds chicken cookery in the South. She notes that the special Sunday Sabbath dinner was often built around a chicken--in fact, prior to the 1940s, chicken was sometimes more expensive than beef or pork. Today, the southern states lead the country in annual poultry production, and Kentucky Fried Chicken features throughout the American landscape. But you won't need take-out when you have Chicken in your kitchen.


GREGORY DIRIENZO - CEO, INTEGRATIVE CANCER CENTERS OF AMERICA

Our team of caring and experienced cancer doctors believes in providing the patient with a very individualized and personal treatment program, including unique and innovative treatments. The treatment of cancer is an ever-growing field. Our clinical and medical researchers are on the cutting edge of innovation, researching new natural, non-toxic treatment modalities to bring you the very best possible care without compromising your quality of life.

Friday, March 16, 2018

EAT LIKE WALT: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY FOOD, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY



MARCY SMOTHERS - EAT LIKE WALT: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY FOOD 

Eat Like Walt, explores the lore of each land, beginning with Main Street, U.S.A., an homage to Walt’s childhood home of Marceline, Missouri, to Tomorrowland, set in futuristic 1986, a year Disney would not live long enough to see. Although Disneyland opened in 1955, its culinary history dates back to 1923 when Walt Disney first arrived in Hollywood. Walt was a simple eater yet a big dreamer. By 1934, four years before his first feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, would be released, Mickey Mouse had made him famous enough to have a recipe published in Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Ask fans what Walt’s favorite food was and most will say, “Chili.” Chili has a cult status at Disneyland. People want to eat what Walt ate, the way he ate, where he ate it.


STEVE EVANS - THE MOVIE GUY

Great movies opening this weekend and box office predictions and hopes. Find out what movies are worth your hard earned money. Get set for the weekend.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ARE YOU TIRED ALL THE TIME?, TAM O'SHANTER'S ST. PATRICKS DAY PARTY

ARE YOU TIRED ALL THE TIME? SLEEP EXPERT DR. RAJ DASGUPTA DISCUSSES WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD  KNOW ABOUT DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

It’s no surprise that we all feel the need to catch more Zzzs - but some people feel tired all the time.  Yet, how can you tell if you need to hit the snooze button or if it’s something more? If that urge to sleep is overwhelming and irresistible, it may be excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).  EDS is one of the most common complaints people make to a sleep specialist and a symptom that can be seen in a variety of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy.






JOHN LINDQUIST - THE TAM O'SHANTER ROCKS MARCH 17 WITH FANTASTIC MUSIC, FOOD & NEW PATIO! 


FEEL THE GOOD LUCK AT THE TAM WITH ONE OF L.A.’S BIGGEST ST. PATTY’S PARTIES! 
Iconic Restaurant Rocks March 17 with Fantastic Music, Food & New Patio! 

The Tam O’Shanter, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants and one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles, will host its annual epic St. Patrick’s Day party (March 17, of course!). The Tam will be open and ready to revive old world traditions and glory at 11:00am, with a special music tent area in the parking lot opening at 12:00pm and the festivities continuing throughout the day and night. Scheduled bands include Highland Park Ramblers, The Ploughboys, and Whiskey Sunday. Fun vibes will be in full force all-day long with green beer, raffles, Guinness Girls, and more; admission to the music tent is $5.

Additionally, the restaurant has been restoring a legendary patio that was a popular hub decades ago. Now complete, the brand-new patio will be able to delight guests and revelers just in time for the March 17 celebration.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

GENERAL MANAGER, DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK GARY MAGGETTI TALKS ABOUT THIS YEARS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
March 2 - April 12, 2018

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, inaugurated in 2006, and revived in 2016 after a five-year hiatus, is an annual festival celebrating the cuisine, wine, and beer of California, taking place during spring.

The 2018 Food & Wine Festival has been expanded to SIX WEEKS!  Celebrity chefs scheduled include Robert Irvine, Guy Fieri, Cat Cora, Duff Goldman, and Alex Guarnaschelli.  Reservations for signature events, tastings and seminars are NOW AVAILABLE.


LARRY LIPSON BRINGS US HIS WEEKLY 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.