Thursday, March 18, 2010

3/18 - Bryan Cranston, Food Network, the Perfect Mai Tai, Rachell Allen

Thursday March 18, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
 Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1

 Bryan Cranston and Aaron Post - AMC's  "Breaking Bad"
Back-to-back Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston will serve double duty as director of the premiere episode, “No Mas,” on the highly anticipated third season of “Breaking Bad.” Joining Bryan for this interview is his Emmy-nominated “Breaking Bad” co-star Aaron Paul (also starring in “Big Love”). “Breaking Bad” follows Walter White (Cranston), a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who discovers he is dying of lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family's financial future, Walt teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab.  In addition to the numerous accolades Bryan Cranston has earned for his performance as Walt, “Breaking Bad” received an Emmy nomination for Best Drama last season and has popped up on some of the most prestigious top ten lists of 2009 (TIME, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Associated Press) and even landed on the San Francisco Chronicle’s, “10 Best TV Shows of the Decade.” itunes chose “Breaking Bad” Season 2 as the “Best Drama of 2009.”  Well-known as the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated character Hal, the lovable dad on the hit series “Malcolm in the Middle,” Cranston’s many television credits include the recurring role as the Dentist Tim Whatley on “Seinfeld,” HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon,” and the mini-series, “I Know My First Name is Steven.” He also guest starred on programs such as “Chicago Hope,” “Touched by an Angel,” “The X-Files,” and many more.

Chef Tyler Florence - "The Food Network"
Celebrity chef, cookbook author and father of three, Tyler Florence is teaming up with the Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign to help families make the most of the time they do spend together at dinner. He’s also inviting parents to share their top tips for how they “milk the moment” for a chance to win an unforgettable family dinner experience with him in San Francisco. Celebrity chef and Food Network star, Tyler Florence, has spent the last fifteen years traversing the globe in order to bring the best of the culinary world into the homes of the masses. The Tyler Florence Shop takes Tyler's culinary mission one step further and allows the public to take home a slice of his passion for great food. Newly relocated to Mill Valley from NYC, Tyler's love of Northern California will manifests itself in the form of an innovative retail experience informed by the rustic charm of Mill Valley and the global experiences of one of the world's foremost culinary voices.

Art Snyder - "Don the Beachcomber" - How to make the Perfect Mai Tai
In December 1931 a somewhat adrift 24-year-old washed up in Southern California, looking for something to do. A native of New Orleans, he was named Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt. A couple of years after he arrived in Los Angeles, Gantt happened upon a newly vacated tailor shop just off Hollywood Boulevard. He built a bar that would seat about two dozen customers and scattered a few tables in the remaining space. He decorated the place with his South Pacific gewgaws, along with old nets and parts of wrecked boats he scavenged from the oceanfront. He called his watering hole Don the Beachcomber. The joint became so much part of his personality that he legally changed his name. Ernest Gantt was now Donn Beach. He was the inventor of the tiki bar, a new kind of place that, over the next 30 years, would migrate from the cities to the suburbs and beyond. Donn beach remained a fixture in Honolulu until he died in 1989 at the age of 81. The New York Times ran a brief obituary that painted him as a sort of Thomas Edison of the thatched-roof bar and the inventor of 84 bar drinks.

Nicole Silk - The Nature Conservancy   "World Water Day"
how we can reduce the amount of water every day and support The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to preserve our freshwater resources. The average person uses an estimated:
* 6 gallons of water per toilet flush.
* 9-12 gallons used for an automatic dishwasher cycle
* 25 to 50 gallons of water (5 gallons per minute) per shower
* 35 gallons The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.This world day for water was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development contained in chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21. of water for every bath taken