Monday, July 9, 2018

The Art Of Wine Pairing, Essential Baking Recipes




  • The Capital Grille's Advanced Sommelier Brian Phillips Demystifies The Art Of Wine Pairing
  • Rose Levy Beranbaum - Author, Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos



Thursday, July 5, 2018

07/05 Robert Conrad Talks to You!

As always the show is all about you, it's YOUR show!
Join in on the fun, every Thursday. Call in and ask Uncle Bob a question or just say a quick hello. 




Send Uncle Bob an Email: robertconrad@crntalk.com
& Don't forget to 'LIKE' Bob's Facebook page!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Foodborne Illness Wreaks Havoc During Summer Months, 2018 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo





  • Luis Delgadillo, A USDA Food Safety Expert - Foodborne Illness Wreaks Havoc During Summer Months: Top Tips For Consumers To Grill Food Safely This 4th Of July
  • Tom Loughran, Vice President For Clarion Ux Food And Beverage Portfolio -  2018 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo  


Monday, July 2, 2018

Serendipity 3 Receives Guinness World Record, Tips To Recreate Safely This Fourth Of July Holiday




  • Creative Chef Joe Calderone - Legendary NYC Restaurant, Serendipity 3, Receives Guinness World Record For Most Expensive Milkshake In The World
  • Jorge Moreno From California State Parks - Tips To Recreate Safely This Fourth Of July Holiday


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Affordable Wine Report, Minerals The Forgotten Nutrient



  • Larry Lipson brings us his weekly Affordable Wine Report
  • Joy Stephenson-Laws - Author, Minerals - The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon For Getting And Staying Healthy



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Starts Of Pinot, Hollywood Stunt Driver and Off-Road Racer ACP Gives Summer Travel Tips




  • Ian Blackburn from Wine LA and Beekeeper Cellars tell us all about the upcoming Start Of Pinot 
  • Hollywood Stunt Driver, Champion Rally and Off-Road Racer Andrew Comrie-Picard teams us with Travel Journalist Claudia Lombana to give us thier best summer travel tips


Monday, June 25, 2018

The Keys To Unlocking The Perfect Summer Vacation, What We Can Do To Keep Our Bones Healthy




  • Lifestyle Guru and Travel Expert Amy E. Goodman helps us make our next family trip fun, memorable and stress-free!
  • Dr. Victor Romano helps us identify Problems Caused By Weak Bones, and what we can do to keep our bones healthy




Friday, June 22, 2018

Mike Love from The Beach Boys, The Best Foods For Summer Vacation and Proper Hydration, Steve The Movie Guy




  • Grammy® Winner And Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Member Mike Love to performer at this year’s “A Capitol Fourth” On Pbs
  • Nutritionist Dr. Keith Kantor shares the best foods for summer vacation and proper hydration tips
  • Steve the Movie Guy brings us his weekly movie report


Thursday, June 21, 2018

National Geographic's Wicked Tuna Season Finale, Fred Dryer's Health Tips




  • National Geographic’s Hit Series Wicked Tuna Celebrates 100th Episodes - Season Seven Finale Airs Sunday, June 24, At 9/8C
  • Actor, Former NFL Defensive End and Radio Host Of The Sports Lounge Fred Dryer shares his best Health and Diet Tips 



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Affordable Wine Report, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain







Tuesday, June 19, 2018

National Martini Day, 48 Hours: NCIS








Monday, June 18, 2018

Roll Out The Barrels in SLO








Friday, June 15, 2018

The 25th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, The Science Of Flavor & The Search For The Origins Of, Steve, The Movie Guy




  • Chef Cathie Moreno tells is all about The 25th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival
  • Kevin Begos talks about his book, Tasting The Past: The Science Of Flavor & The Search For The Origins Of Wine
  • Steve the Movie Guy brings us his weekly movie report

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

National Jerky Day, 48 Hours: NCIS





  • Founder Of The Fatted Calf Charcuterie and Co-Author of Jerky, Taylor Boetticher joins Us For National Jerky Day
  • Executive Producer for 48 Hours Susan Zirinsky talks about the all new “48 Hours: NCIS: A Date With Evil” Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:00 PM ET/PT



Heal Your Body Through The New Science Of Optimum Hydration, Helping People With Rare Diseases Lead Better Lives








Friday, June 8, 2018

The Return Of The French Bistro, Lipstick ‘n Laughter in New Orleans




  • Food Critic Merrill Shindler dishes on the return of the French Bistro
  • Maija Digiorgio talk about Lipstick ‘n Laughter In New Orleans new comedy platform showcasing established and emerging female comedians of color. The show premiers on  July 5, 2018 at 8 pm at The Joy Theater in New Orleans!




Thursday, June 7, 2018

Astronaut and Former NFL Athlete Leland Melvin, Benefits Of Culinary Herbs And Spices, Steve The Movie Guy




  • Astronaut and Former NFL Athlete Leland Melvin will honor the winners of the 2018 Toshiba Exploravision Awards
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Natalie Butler talks about the benefits Of Culinary Herbs And Spices in honor of National Herbs and Spices Day
  • Steve the Movie Guy brings us his weekly movie report

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Affordable Wine Report, The Inside Scoop On Achieving A Healthy Smile, The Return Of The French Bistro




  • Larry Lipson brings us his weekly Affordable Wine Report
  • Lifestyle Expert Josh Mcbride gives us the inside scoop on achieving a healthy smile!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Kings County Distillery, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book




  • Colin Spoelman, Co-Owner and Head Distiller from Kings County Distillery in NY joins us for National Moonshine Day!
  • Dr. Scott Litin from The Mayi Clinic talk abou the latest edition of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book


Monday, June 4, 2018

National Cheese Day, Summer Foods That Can Turn On You




  • National Cheese Expert Liz Thorpe joins us for National Cheese Day!
  • Dr. Felicia Stoler, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and author breaks the news on 4 Summer foods that can turn on you.



Friday, June 1, 2018

Culinary Evening with The California Winemasters, Wine and Travel Trends, Steve The Movie Guy




Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fresh Options In Your Dairy Aisle, Privacy Is Your Human Right





  • Classically-Trained Chef and Lifestyle Expert, Ceci Carmichael talks about the latest innovations in the dairy aisle
  • Gabe Greenberg joins us to talk about keeping our data private and privacy as a human right

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Affordable Wine Report, Teen Summer Driving Safety





  • Larry Lipson brings us his weekly Affordable Wine Report
  • Teen Safety Advocate, Tim Hollister Turns Tragedy Into A Public Service Campaign To Educate Parents About Teen Safe Driving



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

James Beard Award-Winning Author Steven Raichlen, National Memorial Day Concert’ On PBS, Steve The Movie Guy





  • James Beard Award-Winning Author Steven Raichlen brings us Project Fire, the newest book in the Barbecue! Bible® Cookbook Series
  • Actor Charles Esten talks about the upcoming National Memorial Day Concert’ On PBS
  • Steve the Movie Guy brings us his weekly movie report


Ammunition Wine Company, Tap & Kitchen and Bacchus Kitchen








Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Affordable Wine Report, Creative BBQ Recipes for Memorial Day





  • Larry Lipson brings us his weekly Affordable Wine Report
  • Executive Chef Jeff Anderson for Albertson Stores joins us with Memorial Day Recipes and Grilling tips

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wine LA Events, Family Fun In The Sun





  • Ian Blackburn – Owner/Founder, Wine LA & Founder/Co-Winemaker, Beekeeper Cellars Recaps Elevating Zin & Chats Upcoming Events 
  • The Toy Industry’s Premier Player, Elizabeth Werner, Talks Summer Fun 


Monday, May 21, 2018

Small Business Optimism Soars, Recap Of The Royal Wedding





  • Head Of Small Business for Bank Of America Sharon Miller - Tax Reform Contributes To Entrepreneurs’ Confidence
  • Host and Supervising Producer For ETOnline Lauren Zima Recaps Of The Royal Wedding




Friday, May 18, 2018

How To Get Your Home Ready For Summer, Korean-American Cuisine, The Movie Report





  • TV Host, Celebrity Home Designer & Expert Craftsman Chip Wade shares his top tips to get our home ready for summer!
  • International Restaurateur and Celebrity Chef Judy Joo talks about her restaurant Jinjuu 
  • Steve, the Movie Guy give his award winning movie report

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Abuse Of Work Requirement Waivers For Food Stamps









Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Affordable Wine Report, New Medicare Cards are Coming!





  • Larry Lipson joins us with his weekly Affordable Wine Report
  • Nancy O’connor From Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services fills us in on the new Medicare Cards


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tot-Ally Awesome Tater Tot Recipes, It's American Craft Beer Week





  • Dan Whalen - Author Of Tots: 50 Tot-Ally Awesome Recipes From Totchos To Sweet Po-Tot-O Pie 
  • Andy Sparhawk - Web Manager For Craftbeer.Com - How To Celebrate American Craft Beer Week!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Important Tips To Prevent Eye Damage, KBRA Turf Meets Surf: Chef Exchange









Friday, May 11, 2018

National Apple Pie Day, All New 48 Hours, Movie Report





  • Founder and “Dean” of The Pie Academy, Ken Haedrich helps us make the Perfect Apple Pie
  • Susan Zirinsky gives us a sneak peak of this weekends 48 Hours 
  • Steve Evans - The Movie Guy

Thursday, May 10, 2018

National Shrimp Day, How To Get Kids Involved In Mother's Day Preparations








Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Affordable Wine Report, How To Promote Healthy Habits At Home & On The Go





  • Larry Lipson - The Affordable Wine Report
  • Entertaining Expert & Cookbook Author Brooke Parkhurst helps us create healthy habits at home & on the go


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Nutrition 101, Chef Jamie Gwen Yo Compete On The Beat Bobby Flay Show





  • Pediatrician and Author Dr. Tanya Altmann gives tips on how to get Kids the nutrients they need
  • TV & Radio Personality, Cookbook Author and Sommelier Chef Jamie Gwen to competing on the Beat Bobby Flay show on Food Network this Thursday




Monday, May 7, 2018

Chocolate Quinoa Cake and Brain Tumor Awareness Month





  • Paris trained pastry Chef Paula Shoyer Tells us about her Chocolate Quinoa Cake & how to take comfort food recipes and make them healthier 
  • Dr. Roger Stupp talks about a new hope for innovative treatment options in brain cancer care


Friday, May 4, 2018

Top Google Trends and Youtube Video for the Week, Margaritaville: The Cookbook, Box Office Hits





  • What’s Trending with Google Trends Expert Charlotte Smith 
  • Margaritaville's Concept Chef  Carlo Sernaglia gives us a sneak peak of the new Margaritaville: The Cookbook
  • Box Office hits with Steve Evans, the Movie Guy




Thursday, May 3, 2018

LA Wine Fest, A Food Lover’s Tour Of The Global South





  • Dr. Joel M. Fisher - Wine Lovers And Craft Beer Enthusiasts: The 13th Annual LA Wine Fest kicks off on June 2nd!
  • James Beard Award-Winning author Virginia Willis shares her new cookbook, Secrets Of The Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour Of The Global South

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Affordable Wine Report, Summer Grilling Tips





  • Veteran food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News Larry Lipson brings us his Affordable Wine Report
  • Just in time to fire up the grills for Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, Steven Raichlen makes the art of sizzling food with fire accessible to the home cook in his eagerly anticipated book devoted exclusively to the subject— Project Fire!



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Every Sports Fan’s Travel Bucket-List, Capital One Teams Up With Katie Cassidy The CW’s Hit TV Show ‘Arrow





  • Travel Expert, Jeanenne Tornatore has Tthe Inside Scoop on the Summer's Biggest Sporting Events and the Travel Price Tag to be a Part of the Action.
  • Actress And Co-Star of Arrow, Katie Cassidy Introduces Capital One Caf├ęs, A Superhero-Like Experience to Give People Financial Confidence



Monday, April 30, 2018

A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters, Woodford Reserve and the Kentucky Derby





  • Chef Michael Hung from Ardour Hospitality gives us a Sneak Peek of a Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters
  • Elizabeth Mccall & Chris Morris from Woodford Reserve go inside the Kentucky Derby


Friday, April 27, 2018

Home Maintenance Tips, Celebrity Chef, The movie report





  • Designer and developers Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri from HGTV’S  “The Cousins” bring their best home maintenance tips
  • Celebrity Chef and TV/Youtube Personality Zac Kara talks about his Cookbook Cooking Up Life & his upcoming Documentary: Raw
  • Steve Evans the Movie Guy

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Authentic Italian Food in the US






  • Executive Chef Claudio Marchesan tells us all about Osteria Bigoli in Santa Monica


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Affordable Wine Report, Superfoods, American Legion





  • LARRY LIPSON - AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
  • DAWN JACKSON BLATNER - SUPERFOODS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE ‘SUPER’ 
  • AMERICAN LEGION FIRST FEMALE NATIONAL COMMANDER, U.S. ARMY VETERAN DENISE H. ROHAN - PROMOTES ‘FAMILY FIRST’ AGENDA

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Seasonal Spruce-Ups and Decorating ideas, SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION





  • Michael Haney from the Sonoma County Vintners recaps this years record breaking Sonoma County Barrel Auction 
  • Diy and Design Expert Martin Amado joins us with some Seasonal Spruce-Ups and Decorating ideas just in time for the warm weather



Monday, April 23, 2018

National Cherry Cheesecake Day, Health Care Costs in Retirement, National Safety Council Road Safety Report





  • Baking Instructor and author of Making Artisan Cheesecake  Chef Melanie Underwood  joins us for National Cherry Cheesecake Day!
  • Elena Mcfann from Unitedhealthcare helps us managing health care costs in retirement! Expert Tips on Separating Fact from Fiction.
  • Deborah A.P. Hersman tells us about the National Safety Council's first-ever “Road To Zero” Report.  Promote Road Safety in your area!


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.