Tuesday, August 31, 2010

8/31 - David Duncan, Drew Cerza,

David Duncan  CEO/President  Silver Oaks Cellars 
A family business since its inception, Silver Oak is dedicated above all to making exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.  Raymond Twomey Duncan first came to the Napa Valley in the late 1960s, soon realizing the area’s potential. Within a year, he began purchasing land throughout the Napa and Alexander Valleys. “You should never look at vineyard land in the springtime,” he recalls. “It’s so beautiful you always buy more than you intend to.” With the late Justin Meyer, Ray founded Silver Oak Cellars in 1972 with a single goal: to create a Cabernet Sauvignon that would be deliciously drinkable upon release, yet worthy of cellaring for years to come.  Today, Ray and his family continue to carry that vision forward. Ray’s son Tim began with the company in 1986 and today serves as Executive Vice President, responsible for managing sales and marketing strategy. Ray’s son David serves as the winery’s President and CEO, overseeing production and operations. Together, Tim and David strive to sustain the tradition of excellence established by Silver Oak’s founders.

Drew Cerza, aka “The Wing King”
The 9th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival is almost here. The perfect end to summer, Buffalo's wing fest has become the preferred way for over 90,000 attendees to spend their Labor Day weekend. Founder of the festival, Drew Cerza (a.k.a The Wing King), works every year to bring more excitement to the festival, an event that already features over 35 restaurants from the region and across the country. This year, in addition to the usual fun of the Blue Cheese Bowl, pro and amateur sauce competitions, cover bands and wings, wings, wings, the best competitive eater in the world, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, will be in Buffalo to defeat the three-time chicken wing eating champion, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. Dubbed as the David and Goliath of food battles (Chestnut is over 6' tall and weighs in at over 200 lbs., where Thomas is a petite 105 lbs.), this battle should attract major national attention to the festival, and Buffalo in general.

Monday, August 30, 2010

8/30 - LaToya, Chef Alfredo Colle

LaTOYA (Finalist), Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off"
Hometown: Trenton, NJ  - Dancing has been in LaToya's soul since birth. When she was 14 years old , LaToya was the only person her age, and in her town, to ever be awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She was constantly ridiculed because of her rare talent. At age 21, LaToya gave up dancing because she couldn't cope with the negativity from other people. She replaced her love for dance with a love for food and quickly started gaining weight. Now, at 217 lbs, LaToya wants to get healthy, lose weight and take back her life goals.

Chef Alfredo Colle  Nella Pizzaria
Francis Ford Coppola’s Personal Chef Comes to Chicago. Nella Pizzeria’s new chef brings impressive history with famous director. Born in Naples, Italy, pizza’s origin, it should come as no surprise that Chef Alfredo Colle has made Nella Pizzeria Napoletana his new home. Chef Colle began cooking at merely 13 years of age and has continued to lead an impressive career, bringing with him traditional, Italian style and a matching, vivacious attitude.  After living and working in Paris for four years (1994-1998), Chef Colle met Francis Ford Coppola who couldn’t help but fall in love with his cooking. In 1999, Colle moved to the US where he worked as Coppola’s personal chef and managed two of his restaurants in San Francisco. From there Colle went on to work at restaurants across the country, from Arizona to New Jersey where he manned Brownstone for a short stint.  Now, Colle is the executive chef at Lincoln Park’s Nella Pizzeria Napoletana, creating new and delicious Neapolitan-style dishes, including a dessert calzone, and bringing a new energy to the beloved restaurant. Chef Colle loves to be on the floor, interacting with diners, making them laugh and even bringing kids behind the counter to help him make the pizzas. “I did the culinary, more upscale, fine-dining restaurants, but Nella’s is really the epitome of what I love to do. A simple yet delicious concept with a laid back, casual atmosphere where you can have a little fun, make your customers feel comfortable like they know you, and serve good, authentic food,” says Chef Colle.

Friday, August 27, 2010

8/27 - Chris Harrison, Steve Evans, Anto Baghdassarian , Rostom Baghdassarian,

Anto Baghdassarian, Founder/CEO of Karoun Dairies, Inc.
Rostom Baghdassarian  COO - Karoun Dairies, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Karoun is rooted in its heritage as a family-run business started in search of fulfilling the American dream through their history in dairy dating back fifty years. The company has continued to grow from creating hand braided String Cheese
for local ethnic markets in the Los Angeles area, to producing a wide variety of Mediterranean specialty handmade cheeses and natural yogurt products with nationwide distribution. All Karoun cheeses are natural and handmade using only milk from cows that are free from growth hormones, BGH/rBST, and are Real California Milk certified. All Karoun’s yogurt products (yogurt, Labne, Kefir Cheese and Sour Cream) are all nature and OU Kosher certified. Anto Baghdassarian is the CEO and Founder of Karoun Dairies. He studied cheese, yogurt and butter making in Europe and has been  making cheese and yogurt for over 40 years. Rostom Baghdassarian was brought up around the dairy business from the age of 12 and joined Karoun Dairies after college at age of 22. Today, Rostom represents the second generation of Baghdassarians in the business as COO of Karoun Dairies, creators of handmade Mediterranean cheeses and natural yogurts.

Chris Harrison - "62nd Prime Time Emmy's this Sunday"
Chris Harrison is host of TV Guide Network’s nightly entertainment magazine “Hollywood 411” and longtime host of ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor.” As a television insider, Chris has the scoop on all your favorite TV shows and stars. He can discuss this year’s Emmy favorites, who will most likely go home with the gold statuette
and who will walk away empty handed. In addition to his regular hosting duties on TV Guide Network, Mr. Harrison continues to host the highly successful reality romance series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” a role he has held on both shows since their premiere in 2001, as well as the new series, “The Bachelor Pad.” He also hosted HGTV's highly rated series “Designer's Challenge.” Additional hosting credits include the “2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live!,” the Citrus Bowl Parade in December of 2006 and 2007, the Miss America Pageant in 2004, and a full season of the Game Show Network series “Mall Masters,” filmed at Minnesota’s Mall of America.  Mr. Harrison’s additional television credits include roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Feature film appearances include “Bounce,” “Showtime” and a recent role portraying himself in the comedy “Date Movie.” Mr. Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Dallas, Texas native attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship and transitioned to sports reporting with a local Oklahoma station. During his six years in Oklahoma, he worked his way up the ranks from part-time sportscaster to weekend sportscaster. He also covered hard news stories for the station, including the 1995 bombing at the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City; an event that profoundly affected his perspective on life and career. In his spare time, Chris continues to play soccer and has become an avid golfer. He enjoys living in Southern California, and spends as much time as possible outdoors with his college sweetheart and wife Gwen, their son Joshua and their daughter Taylor.

Steve Evans - The Movie Guy
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Thursday, August 26, 2010

8/26 - Larry Lipson, Marcia Monahan, Elizabeth Ward

 Larry Lipson - Live from Costa Rica 
Former LA Daily News Food Columnist (50 Years) Larry Lipson is live and direct from his research Institute in Costa Rica. He will talk about wine food and the good life and will have comments From Frommer's Travel Guide: " Wine: Although some European immigrants have been experimenting with wine grape cultivation in Costa Rica, no one has succeeded. The government did sponsor an experimental effort several years ago, but eventually most of the vines were ripped out. If you see Costa Rican wine for sale, it is almost surely from imported Chilean grape juice that is then processed in Costa Rica--the quality is terrible and it is--at least so far--not worth buying except as a total novelty."
Elizabeth Ward  - Egg Safety
Registered dietitian Elizabeth Ward gets specific on the do’s and don’ts on how to safely handle and properly cook eggs in your kitchen. Liz will demonstrate the proper techniques on cooking and preparing eggs and can answer these questions:
• Is it safe to buy eggs?
• What steps can I take in my kitchen to ensure safe egg preparation?
• What are the signs of under-cooked eggs?
• Can I still make my favorite recipes using eggs?
• Where can we find the most up-to-date information on the egg recall?
Matanzas Creek Winery today announced Marcia Monahan will serve as winemaker. Originally from Chile, Monahan has 15 years of experience and is known as a proponent of sustainable agriculture and organic viticultural practices. “Marcia’s deeply-rooted respect for nature makes her very intuitive when it comes to winemaking,” said Winemaster Graham Weerts, who oversees Matanzas Creek production. “She doesn’t wrestle with the fruit. Instead, she tries to understand a vineyard’s strengths and quirks and then create a wine that showcases those special characteristics. She will be a great asset to Matanzas Creek and take the wines to the next level.” Monahan’s winemaking career began in 1995, at Viña Cousiño Macul in Santiago, Chile. She then joined Viña Canepa, also in Santiago, as assistant winemaker.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

8/25 - Mike Golic, Chris Lilly, Sandra Lee, Krista Eberle, Peter Kastelan,

ESPN football analyst Mike Golic
Barbecue-champion pitmaster Chris Lilly
Fourth annual "Tailgate Week" to kick off the college and pro football seasons. They will have advice for how your listeners can throw a tailgate party in their own backyard, discuss great recipes and let listeners know how they can enter the "College Showdown" for a chance to win a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Of course, Golic will also be able to share his insights and analysis on the college and pro football seasons  With the kick-off to another football season quickly approaching, many fans are anticipating ways to enjoy the game (and pre-game tailgating) without forking over big bucks for stadium tickets. Why not tailgate and experience the game in your own backyard?  This football season, analyst and grilling enthusiast Mike Golic isn’t just predicting on-the-field outcomes, he’s giving fans insider tips on how make the most of game-day strategies right from home. Golic is huddling with champion pitmaster Chris Lilly to create winning plays to help fans score points with their guests this season when hosting a tailgate party in their own backyard.

Sandra Lee - Food Network
It's no surprise that these days more and more people are foregoing lavish parties and expensive dinners out in favor of budget-savvy nights in with friends and family. And according to food and home expert Sandra Lee, there are lots of ways to make entertaining at home fun, easy AND not break the bank. From inexpensive recipe ideas to making your home look great in a snap, Sandra Lee will offer your viewers her exclusive EASY tips that will make your guests think you spent days (and a small fortune) preparing for your party.

Krista Eberle, Director of Food Safety - CDC Eggs, like meat, poultry, milk, and other foods, are safe when handled properly. Shell eggs are safest when stored in the refrigerator, individually and thoroughly cooked, and promptly consumed. The larger the number of Salmonella present in the egg, the more likely it is to cause illness. Keeping eggs adequately refrigerated prevents any Salmonella present in the eggs from growing to higher numbers, so eggs should be kept refrigerated until they are used.  Cooking reduces the number of bacteria present in an egg; however, an egg with a runny yolk still poses a greater risk than a completely cooked egg. Undercooked egg whites and yolks have been associated with outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis infections. Both should be consumed promptly and not be kept warm or at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Ristorante - Wine Dinner 8/26 
Your hosts, Ivo & Peter Kastelan, ensure that your dining experience is first-class, with true European family hospitality.  Ivo & Peter bring over 30 years of Italian restaurant experience to Il Tiramisù, having owned and operated numerous successful restaurants here in the San Fernando Valley and on the Westside, and have been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily News and other publications.

8/24 - Megan Cytron, Erica, Matt Kramer,

Megan Cytron - Executive Editor  "Trazzler"
Weird lodgings locations in the world.  Exploring the world on Trazzler is like window shopping. Skip the trips that don't appeal to you, but save the ones you like. As you do, your one-of-a-kind taste for travel will inform smarter recommendations tailored to your Travel Personality. Here, you can find meaningful travel experiences that tend to slip through the cracks elsewhere. Our editors read every trip submitted to Trazzler and commission writers to share the kind of defining travel moments that will reside in your memory long after you return home.

ERICA (Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club")
From Yorba Linda, CA, Erica is a rough-edged cheerleader who loves tattoos, being the boss, and getting what she wants. She touts her love for gossip, sex, fast driving, and living on the edge. Working as a bartender/go go dancer, Erica is blunt and never fake, causing others to not handle her honest opinions. Bad Girls Club- airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on OXYGEN. This season, the new batch of seven self-proclaimed "Bad Girls" live together with similarly explosive personalities, resulting in constant clashing between housemates. Besides hitting the trendy South Beach clubs, these "Bad Girls" are ready to take it up a notch -- with manipulative backstabbing friendships, in-house love triangles, exotic trips to the Caribbean, unexpected alliances and endless mind games.

Matt Kramer On Wine- A Matchless Collection  -  Matt Kramer
A Matchless Collection of Columns, Essays, and Observations by America’s Most Original and Lucid Wine Writer  To characterize Matt Kramer as a "wine writer" doesn't quite capture his place in contemporary  American culture. He is, assuredly, a wine writer. But unlike any other writer, Kramer's power  resides not with his ability to sell wines by giving out scores, but rather, by single-handedly  changing the very vocabulary of wine, as well as reshaping how Americans think about what's important in wine today. Matt Kramer is an American wine critic since 1976, who is a columnist for the The Oregonian, (and was a columnist for The New York Sun before its demise in 2008), and previously for Los Angeles Times, and since 1985 a regular contributor to Wine Spectator. He has been described as "perhaps the most un-American of all America's wine writers", by Mike Steinberger as "one of the more insightful and entertaining wine writers around", and by Hugh Johnson as "an intellectual guerrilla among wine writers".

Monday, August 23, 2010

8/23 - James Carling , Dawn Moliterno, Frank Hutch,

 James Carling - The Ventura Limoncello Company
Ventura Limoncello celebrates the rich tradition of Italy while embracing the adventurous style of California. Like all things Italian, Ventura Limoncello radiates passion and pleasure.  We are pleased to offer two handcrafted limoncello liqueurs: Originale and Crema.  

Dawn Moliterno - Exec Dir  South Walton Beach Tourism
Dawn A. Moliterno was appointed the Executive Director of the Beaches of South Walton Tourist Development Council in April of 2010 by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners. Since that time, she has been instrumental in directing the Beaches of South Walton through the Gulf oil spill situation and has provided proactive leadership to the industry to help mitigate losses to the tourism industry.  Beaches of South Walton is a premier tourist destination located along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Moliterno manages an annual budget of $11 million. She oversees the strategic development and implementation of all research, marketing and communications plans. Her role also includes extensive communication and consensus building with the governing board of County Commissioners and a nine-member tourism related board and the community.

Frank Hutch- Inspector - American Egg Board
There may be more recalls of eggs in the salmonella outbreak, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Monday. "We may see some additional sort of sub-recalls over the next couple of days, maybe even weeks, as we better understand the network of distribution of these eggs that are contaminated," Hamburg told NBC's TODAY show. She advised consumers to check out the FDA website, foodsafety.gov to ensure that any eggs they purchased are not among the contaminated batches.  As for the cause, Hamburg told said that officials will aggressive investigate the problem to determine the exact source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened as many as 1,300 people and forced the recall of more than a half-billion eggs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

8/20 - Lee Hodo, Grape to Glass,

Mike Horn  & Paul Stern  Live 15th "Grape to Glass" weekend
Join the Russian River Valley Winegrowers for a weekend of artistic passions as we celebrate the kick-off the 15th Annual Grape to Glass weekend! Russian River Valley is a region rich in history. Grape growing and winemaking are integral to the story of the land and its past. The valley is named for the first non-natives to settle in Sonoma County. The Russians, who settled along the Sonoma coast at historic Fort Ross from 1812 to 1841, left a significant impact on the area. They found this region optimal to hunt sea otters for their furs and to provide food and staples for Russian colonies in Alaska. Agriculture, including viticulture, was a primary goal in this endeavor and the fertile soils of the Russian River Valley provided a region apt for farming and sustaining their outposts.  Today's Guests:

Betsy Nachbaur - Owner -  "Acorn Winery"
Darek Trowbridge - Owner - "Old World Winery"
Scott Bice - Farm Manager - "Redwood Hills Farm"
Sara Lee Kunde - Sara Lee's Vineyard

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

8/19 - Tony Chiapetta, Sean Greenwood, Tom Hinde

Tony Chiapetta - Owner  - Sweetie Pies  - Napa Valley 
The best thing that ever happened to Toni (and the dessert-eating world) was the day she was fired. Yep, after Donna fired her, Toni retreated to her Victorian apartment, fired up her waaay too small oven and began baking. With only room for one cake at a time, baking was a slow, tedious process.  Toni's business was growing, but her oven wasn't, so in 1994 moved to a commercial kitchen with convection ovens and walk-in coolers. Life was good.  Then, in 2000, it was time for Sweetie Pies to make the big move. After months of building the bakery on paper, actual construction began and on Sept. 15, 2000, Sweetie Pies became one of the first businesses at The Hatt Building.  Today, Sweetie Pies bakes for food distributors, retail stores and scores of doting mothers and blushing brides.

Sean Greenwood - Public Relations Manager - Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry's is an American ice cream company, a division of the British-Dutch Unilever conglomerate, that manufactures ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream novelty products, manufactured by Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc., headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, United States, with the main factory in Waterbury. It is most well-known for its ice cream brand, founded in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont. In 1977 lifelong friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield completed a correspondence course on ice cream making from the Pennsylvania State University. On May 5, 1978, with a $12,000[2] investment the pair opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont. In 1979, they marked their anniversary by holding the first-ever free cone day, now a nationwide annual celebration.

Tom Hinde -Pres & Dir of Winemaking -  Flowers Vineyard & Winery
As nursery owners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Walt and Joan Flowers had long dreamed of combining their love of wine with their passion for agriculture. They knew they wanted to produce their favorite varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; what they didn't know was that their path would eventually lead them across country to Northern California's rugged Sonoma Coast. After responding to a small classified ad in a national wine publication, that's exactly where they landed.  In 1989, after many information-gathering trips to Napa and Sonoma, Walt and Joan purchased 321 acres, including a ridge top, high above the Pacific Ocean on the northern Sonoma Coast. With the same determination they drew on to build their successful nursery business; the Flowers proceeded with the dream of producing their favorite cool-climate varietals in a place they believed uniquely suited to growing them.  Today, Flowers Winery produces 15,000 cases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from its two estate properties, Camp Meeting Ridge and Flowers Ranch, as well as select vineyards in the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast AVA, which are farmed to Flowers' specifications by their own crews. In addition to direct consumer sales, the wines are sold to fine restaurants and retailers in the US and overseas.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8/18 - Larry Lipson. Guy Fieri. Billie Jean King.

Larry Lipson - Live from Costa Rica 
Former LA Daily News Food Columnist (50 Years) Larry Lipson is live and direct from his research Institute in Costa Rica. He will talk about wine food and the good life and will have comments From Frommer's Travel Guide: " Wine: Although some European immigrants have been experimenting with wine grape cultivation in Costa Rica, no one has succeeded. The government did sponsor an experimental effort several years ago, but eventually most of the vines were ripped out. If you see Costa Rican wine for sale, it is almost surely from imported Chilean grape juice that is then processed in Costa Rica--the quality is terrible and it is--at least so far--not worth buying except as a total novelty."
Guy Fieri - "Minute to Win It" 
"Minute To Win It" airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8/7c this  summer and  is hosted by All-American chef and television personality Guy  Fieri  ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"). The show features competitors
participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games  that can lead to a $1 million prize.  All-American chef and television personality, Guy Fieri, hosts  NBC's new  game show, "Minute to Win It," which features everyday people in  the  most unlikely competition. In 2006, Fieri premiered his first show, "Guy's Big Bite," on  Food  Network. Today, this "Culinary Rock Star" hosts three popular  shows and  can barely walk down the street without being recognized.

Billie Jean King - Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King is the winner of 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed-doubles tennis titles, including a record 20 titles at Wimbledon . She founded the Women’s Sports Foundation, Women’s Sports Magazine, and co-founded GreenSlam, an environmental initiative for the sports industry. She also co-founded World TeamTennis, the groundbreaking co-ed professional tennis league and founded the World TeamTennis Recreational League, one of the most popular recreational tennis formats in the U.S. As one of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social change and equality. In August 2009 King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, and was previously named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life Magazine in 1990. Earlier this year she was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Billie Jean King has always paid close attention to her health. Four years ago, when her blood sugar levels were elevating, King’s doctor diagnosed her with type 2 diabetes. As part of her diabetes treatment regimen, King eats healthy and stays active.

8/17 - Dr Michael Roizen, Lee Hodo,

Dr. Michael F. Roizen, M.D.  "Five Foods to Flunk"
Dr. Roizen is a Past Chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 165 peer-reviewed
scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and four medical books (one, a medical best-seller), and received 13 U.S. and many foreign patents. He is one of the cofounders of the website RealAge.com, sold to the Hearst Corp., and still chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. After nine years on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, he chaired the top-10-rated Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. He then became Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Upstate.
* Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years was a whopping 19.6% in 2008, according to the CDC. Among adolescents aged 12 to 19 it was 18.1%.
* Obesity in both children and adults can be partially attributed to unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity.
* One of the easiest - and most effective - ways to keep your kids at a healthy weight is to give them nutritious foods and help them make healthy choices.

Lee Hodo - Marketing Mgr - RR Valley Winegrowers
"Grape to Glass" -  August 20, 21, 22 - Join the Russian River Valley Winegrowers for a weekend of artistic passions as we celebrate the kick-off the 15th Annual Grape to Glass weekend! 

Monday, August 16, 2010

8/16 - Missy Chase Lapine , Radio City Rockettes, Mel Allen,

Missy Chase Lapine  - "The Sneaky Chef"
The author of the hugely popular “Sneaky Chef” series of books , Missy Chase Lapine has inspired millions of parents and families throughout the nation with her coveted stealth secrets for sneaking healthy foods and ingredients into families’ meals without them even knowing it! A member of “Parenting Magazine’s” “Mom Squad” (a team of high-profile experts who are featured regularly in the magazine) and former publisher of “Eating Well” magazine, “The Sneaky Chef” has also contributed to and been featured in many national magazines and websites such as “Parenting”, “SELF”, “Family Fun”, “Scholastic Magazine”, “First”,   In addition to being a cooking instructor at New York’s finest culinary schools, “The Sneaky Chef” and her work have been featured on “The Today Show”, “FOX & Friends”, “National Public Radio”, and “Martha Stewart Radio”.  “The Sneaky Chef” lives with her husband and two daughters in Westchester County, New York.

 Radio City Rockettes  - "Kicking Across America" 
"Kick-off" the 2010 Radio City Christmas Spectacular with "Kicking Across America!"
Join in the celebration with the world-famous Rockettes. From coast to coast, Americans are kicking up their heels, either online or in person. At 1 million kicks, Radio City will donate thousands of tickets to the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which will provide children from local charities with the unforgettable opportunity to see the Christmas Spectacular. In New York, Capital One Bank presented $10,000 by Manhattan market president, James Covington, to the Garden of Dreams Foundation to kick off the season of giving.  Spread the Christmas spirit early this year, and KICK!

Mel Allen - Yankee Magazine - Fall Foliage
Say the word foliage and what comes to mind? Trees? Autumn colors? Falling leaves? Hot cocoa? The change of seasons? Travel? Football? Vermont?  It  is about trees and leaves on trees. It is also about change. It is about family and travel. It is about readying for winter whilst enjoying the last day of Indian Summer.  How about the beauty of life in motion and transition. Come travel with us through the colors, sights, smells, tastes, sounds and feelings.  We encourage and invite your contributions.  If your business serves the needs and interests of those who enjoy the experiences associated with autumn and Fall foliage please come back soon.

Friday, August 13, 2010

8/13 - Ivano Toscani, John Selman, Steve Evans, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz,

Successful weight loss efforts are a proven combination of diet, exercise and sleep to balance the body and focus the mind towards the fitness goals at hand. RelaxZen, Inc., the leading brand of relaxation products is more than a periodic shot of stress relief. When used regularly RelaxZen can be a healthy part of weight loss by relieving the stress of dieting and a restorative and restful night’s sleep.  Brent Sonnek-Schmelz – Brent Sonnek-Schmelz a founder and Chief Zen Officer of RelaxZen relaxation supplement beverages, in addition to also being a college professor, serial entrepreneur and recent contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."   

 Ivano Toscani - GM  Anchor Bar - Buffalo, NY
The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe. Although many have tried to duplicate Buffalo Wings, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa's the proclaimed "Best Wings in the World."  This is officially the origin of the "Buffalo Wing" - Since 1964

John Selman - Malibu Village Wines 
We stock over 1000 wines from $4 to $3000, and have tasted every wine several times, before deciding to carry it. Our customers take advantage of our mixed case discount to get the same savings as warehouses on everyday wine, and even better savings on boutique wines not offered to less exclusive stores. Our wine bargains are inexpensive, exceptionally crafted small production wines you won’t find on grocery store shelves. Our superb collection of allocated and hard-to-find wines far surpasses any other in the area. Our cellar-aged cult wines are ready to drink, at prices that beat internet auction sites. We also carry an extensive tequila selection, top Champagnes, hard-to-find premium liquor, wine accessories, Holiday caviar, cheese & pate (at lower prices than Beverly Hills- without the drive), and seasonal items!

Steve Evans - The Movie Guy
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

8/12 - Larry Lipson, Felipe Esparza, Dick Calafato,

 Larry Lipson - Live from Costa Rica
Former LA Daily News Food Columnist (50 Years) Larry Lipson is live and direct from his research Institute in Costa Rica. He will talk about wine food and the good life and will have comments From Frommer's Travel Guide: " Wine: Although some European immigrants have been experimenting with wine grape cultivation in Costa Rica, no one has succeeded. The government did sponsor an experimental effort several years ago, but eventually most of the vines were ripped out. If you see Costa Rican wine for sale, it is almost surely from imported Chilean grape juice that is then processed in Costa Rica--the quality is terrible and it is--at least so far--not worth buying except as a total novelty."
Felipe Esparza - WINNER  -  NBC's "Last Comic Standing" 
Felipe  Esparza, a Los Angeles-based comic who has been doing stand-up comedy  for ten years, became the  " Last Comic Standing " in NBC ' s  season seven finale .  " I am so happy that America loved  me, said Esparza.  " Now I am America ' s new homeboy. " Esparza was one of five comics left in the competition, along  with Mike Destefano (Bronx, NY), Tommy Johnagin (Benton, IL), Myq Kaplan  (Boston, MA) and Roy Wood, Jr. (Birmingham, AL). Johnagin was the  runner-up, securing the second highest number of Amercia' s votes.  
Dick Calafato  - Partner/General Manager -  Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars 
Apodaca family’s commitment to the superb quality of their wines is evident in its excellent quality and distinction. Pyrenees Vineyard and Winery pulls many of its influences from the Basque country of northern Spain where the Apodaca’s Heritage was originated. Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars brings to you their many varietals of wines from the finest Oregon grapes influenced by the textures of the rich soil, the abundant vegetation and mild climate of the Umpqua Valley.  Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars sets along the South Umpqua River surrounded by 30 acres of lush grapes and rolling hillside. You will find sitting out on the vineyard’s deck overlooking the river extraordinary, while you take pleasure in one of our indescribable wines. Come walk through our long rows of beautifully intertwined grape vines and smell the aromas in the earth and wind that you find as welcoming on your palate as you take each sip of our Vino.  At Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars we have a wonderful group of people who will welcome you as old friends and take you through our majestic wine selection. A place where relationships are created that last life times and memories will be made that last through-out countless generations!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

8/11 - Larry Lipson, Lisa Ling, Tony Thomas,

 Larry Lipson - Live from Costa Rica
Former LA Daily News Food Columnist (50 Years) Larry Lipson is live and direct from his research Institute in Costa Rica. He will talk about wine food and the good life and will have comments From Frommer's Travel Guide: " Wine: Although some European immigrants have been experimenting with wine grape cultivation in Costa Rica, no one has succeeded. The government did sponsor an experimental effort several years ago, but eventually most of the vines were ripped out. If you see Costa Rican wine for sale, it is almost surely from imported Chilean grape juice that is then processed in Costa Rica--the quality is terrible and it is--at least so far--not worth buying except as a total novelty."
Lisa Ling -  National TV correspondent
Lisa J. Ling (Chinese: 凌志慧; pinyin: Líng Zhìhuì; born August 30, 1973) is an American journalist, best known for her role as a co-host of ABC's The View (from 1999–2002), host of National Geographic Explorer, reporter on Channel One News, and special correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN. She is the older sister of Laura Ling, a journalist who was detained and released in 2009 by North Korea. National TV correspondent Lisa Ling will bring inspiration to your listeners and discuss what is visually inspiring to her! Lisa will help kick off the “Inspiration in Your Eyes Contest,” encouraging your listeners to submit a short story and photo about powerful images and scenery that visually inspire and motivate them.  Lisa Ling and Bausch + Lomb are giving your listeners (thousands of Americans across the country) FREE admission to some of the top visually inspiring U.S. sites (Seattle Space Needle, San Francisco’s Aquarium by the Bay, Chicago’s John Hancock Observatory among many others nationwide). Winners will receive all-expenses paid trip for two to one of the top 10 visually inspirational places in the continental United States.
Tony Thomas -  T's Hot Sauce Company 
T's Hot Sauce® is made with only the finest hand selected organic, peppers, herbs, and Spices. T's hot Sauce is low in sodium and just explodes with flavor.  The reason behind T's Organic Hot Sauce is to create a sauce that combines the right amount of heat for all of those true chili heads like myself with a ton of flavor. So even those who order the mild sauces can still appreciate it. (in the smallest amounts of course)   The ingredients include but are not limited to:  Cider Vinegar, Hot and Mild Peppers, Spices, Garlic, Turmeric, Paprika, and Sea Salt.  I started the T's Hot Sauce company in February 2009 but my love of hot sauce goes back to childhood. I recieved a hot sauce kit for Valentines Day and I must have been shot with an arrow from the spicy cupid because the first batch came out tasting better than any hot sauce I had ever had. I basically took all of my favorite fresh organic ingredients and tossed them in a bottle. The rest is history.  I currently hand select organic peppers from local Southern Californian Farmer's Markets. My ultimate goal is to operate a GREEN pepper farm and manufacturing plant. Not only is T's Hot Sauce a delight for your taste buds but it's great for the earth as well. If you would like to donate $1 to the T's Hot Sauce green fund, All of the donated money will go towards creating a 100% green product as well as research into further bettering our planets enviornment.

Monday, August 9, 2010

8/10 - Jessica Denay , Andrew Sutton. Chris O'Donnell,

Jessica Denay - Hot Mom Handbook
Jessica is a single mom of an 10 year old boy, Gabriel, she is the author of The Hot Mom’s Handbook series (HarperCollins re-release in 2010) Jessica is regarded as a leading ‘mom’ expert and has been featured and quoted in dozens of national magazine and has appeared on over 100 television shows including The Today’s Show, CNN, The Insider, ET, iVillage Live, Fox, ABC, NBC, E! and The Tyra Banks Show. She is OK magazine’s weekly celebrity mom and baby expert, the editor at large for MOM magazine and the Ambassador for Youth for the National PTA, she’s on the advisory board for classwish.organd Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM).  The Hot Moms Club and Jessica have coordinated nurseries, baby showers and events for top celebrity parents including, Jenny McCarthy, Mariska Hargitay, Lauren Holly, Kelly Rutherford, Brooke and Charlie Sheen, Ana Ortiz, Trista Sutter, Alison Sweeney, Judy Reyes, Angie Everhart, and Joey Lawrence to name a few.  On a personal note Jessica grew up in New Jersey, she was a high school teacher and counselor for troubled teens. When the school was closed for lack of funding she went into Manhattan and began teaching privately for teen performers on Broadway and young professional athletes. She started working with Keely and Pierce Brosnan’s son in 1998 during the filming of Thomas Crown Affair, an incredible experience, with them she traveled the world and met some legendary people. They cultivated her passion for art, the environment, and healthy eating. She relocated to Los Angeles and continued working for the family until 2005 when Hot Moms Club was born. She was married briefly to actor Bryan Dattilo, (Lucas, Days of our Lives). She loves the beach, avocados, photography, acoustic music, English accents, high heels, NYC at Christmas time, the smell of Sandalwood, her son’s laugh, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the number 3.  Jessica is passionate about traveling and adventure-(she has climbed to the top of Machu Picchu, Spent 2 months backpacking in Sicily, took a helicopter up the coast of Ireland after spending a week at Ashford Castle, she’s explored the Volcanoes in Hawaii, jumped out of an airplane and been snorkeling just about everywhere the water is warm-Bora Bora being her favorite). -But she is absolutely her happiest at home or walking on the beach with her son.

Chef Andrew Sutton - Napa Rose Restaurant
Sutton accepted the medal for his lifetime of achievements including his involvement in creating an award-winning menu, featuring hand-selected ingredients from throughout California’s diverse regions for Napa Rose, the five-star restaurant he helped launched when he joined the Disneyland Resort nine years ago. “This medal means so much to me,” Sutton said. “It is truly humbling to be recognized for outstanding and lasting contributions. For me, what it’s really about are the people I work with and the guests we serve.” Sutton graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1987 but his passion for cooking was established years before. Learning from parents who he deemed “great cooks,” Sutton took his familial knowledge and worked in various casual eateries in his hometown of Dallas. The flavorful road between those first jobs and his first 10 years as a chef was filled with learning various culinary techniques including French, California, and Southwest cuisine.  In 1993, Sutton was recruited to the internationally acclaimed boutique property, Napa Valley’s Auberge du Soleil. In 2000, he joined the Disneyland Resort. Since then, his contributions to the profession have been demonstrated in his ability to bring Napa Valley’s “earth to table” cuisine to Disneyland Resort guests.  “We are extremely proud of Chef Sutton for this achievement. It is a tribute to his culinary excellence and his good character,” said Tony Bruno, vice president, Resort hotels and Downtown Disney. “His influence has been instrumental in shaping Napa Rose into an award-winning dining experience.”

Chris O'Donnell -  NCIS - Los Angeles
Actor Chris O’Donnell has teamed up with Trident to help their effort to provide dental care to children in need. This year’s funding by Trident to the Smiles Across America program will more than double the number of children in need who will receive oral care and education in school-linked or school-based settings.  Chris O’Donnell is currently starring in the hit CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles. He recently starred in Twentieth Century Fox’s Max Payne, New Line’s Kitt Kittridge: An American Girl, the TNT Miniseries entitled The Company, and the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. He can currently be seen in Warner Bros’ Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore and will next be seen in the independent film A Little Help alongside Jenna Fischer.  O’ Donnell made his motion picture debut with a critically acclaimed performance in Men Don’t Leave, followed by a memorable cameo in Fried Green Tomatoes. In 1993, O’ Donnell was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Chicago Film Critics Award for his starring role in Scent Of A Woman. O’Donnell’s other film credits include The Three Musketeers, Vertical Limit, The Bachelor, Circle Of Friends, and the highest grossing film of 1995, Batman Forever.   He went on to star in The Chamber, and In Love And War, Cookies Fortune, Kinsey and reprised his role as Robin in the 1997 hit, Batman And Robin. In 2002, O’Donnell made his Broadway stage debut in Arthur Miller’s play “The Man Who Had All the Luck” opposite Samantha Mathis. O’Donnell resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Friday, August 6, 2010

8/9 - William Carter, Terry Hall, Larry Van Aalst,

Terry Hall -  Communications Director  - Napa Valley Vintners 
The Napa Valley is a  collection of small towns &  villages. Each unique community  is a perfect home base to explore  The Napa Valley.    Today the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) non-profit trade association presented its annual harvest report at Waterbar in San Francisco to both media and top wine trade. In Napa Valley, Mother Nature is once again a super-hero, providing winemakers lush, beautiful grapes for great wine. The news all year has been so focused on the woes of the world, that many outside of Napa Valley didn't realize that the 2009 vintage in America's most renowned wine growing region is producing outstanding fruit that looks and tastes to be a spectacular vintage. Initial reports all the way around are finding vintners and growers delighted with 2009--from Albarino to Zinfandel to everything in between, as presented by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) non-profit trade association representing 370 wineries in the appellation. "We are rocking and rolling, having a great time making wine in the Napa Valley," said Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards to the group, continuing, "The pace of the 2009 harvest has been terrific--even, steady, time for you and your crew to spend time with family--this has been a phenomenal year in the vineyard and in the cellar." The report was presented as the kick-off to the annual week-long Napa Valley Harvest Celebration in San Francisco where wineries will pour their wines at winemaker dinners, in-store tastings and more. Trade were attending as part of the industry program known as Battle of the Palates.  Judd Finkelstein of Judd's Hill also presented and said, "From our freshly pressed wines and the many winemakers I talk to each week, we are unanimous in our tasting of exceptionally bright flavors across all varieties this year. Neither the grapes nor the vines experienced any stress--no raisining, no sunburn--just great hang time, balanced sugars to acid all around. We got to make wine this year with a lot less stress and lot more love in the air. The pace was so even and relaxed I even got to take my daughter to the circus." One challenge of a mild season is that there has been nothing forcing the picking decision...not too hot, there are tanks available...so it just means lots of sampling and mulling things over, checking out the moon phase or my horoscope," said Honig Vineyards Winemaker Kristin Belair. "This harvest was drama free--I even got to see the Giants beat the Dodgers in person," she added with a smile as she rounded out the presenters today at the event. Overwhelmingly, comments from winemakers note the presence of forward, bright fruit with pure varietal character and the much-favored extended hang time has not come with excessive ripeness. Finkelstein says, "Because we had no real heat spikes, we are seeing phenolic maturity and ripeness without excessive sugar."  A blind tasting of red varieties in various stages of juice to fermentation were included in today's presentation. Attendees were challenged to identify grapes and grapevine leaves, as well. The top scorer was Gillian Balance from the Plump Jack Restaurant Group.

Exec Chef William Carter -  "Rock n Roll Chef '  Playboy Mansion LA
The Midsummer Night's Dream Party, also known as the Midsummer's party, is an annual event held at the Playboy Mansion on the first Saturday in August   In 2007, the party was thrown on August 4. The theme was Arabian Nights. Some of the guests were Christopher Knight and wife Adrianne Curry, Alfonso Ribeiro, Bambi Lashell and many more. This show was taped by E! cable television channel and aired on The Girls Next Door episode "Unveilings". For the first time in the history of the mansion, the event took place twice in one year (2007). The event started off at the mansion then headed to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, home to the world's only Playboy Club two weeks later.

Larry Van Aalst - Sommelier - Equus Restaurant - Fountaingrove Inn
Stylish, classic and modern.the Equus Restaurant and Loungebar has been transformed into an inviting casual dining experience.California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences. The Loungebar features Friday evening wine tasting and Saturday entertainment. Equus Restaurant and Loungebar.make it your next stop.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

8/6 - Octavio Becerra, Frank Glaser, Steve Evans,

 Octavio Becerra  Chef / Principal  "Palate Restaurant"
Octavio’s culinary career was inspired by a chance meeting with chef Joachim Splichal during the summer of 1984. After that profound encounter, Splichal mentored his young protégé, first in the kitchen of Max Au Triangle restaurant in Beverly Hills, and then in France and Spain, where Splichal arranged for Becerra to work for two years in some of Europe’s two and three star Michelin restaurants. Shortly after Becerra’s return to the US, Splichal opened Patina Restaurant and Becerra again joined his mentor. Just one year later, he was named executive chef of the renowned restaurant. Together, they then opened the first of the Pinot restaurants, Pinot Bistro in Studio City, with Becerra as the executive chef and partner. Since then, Becerra has been instrumental in the success and growth of The Patina Group, playing a major part in the launches of each new restaurant. As Vice President, Chef and Co Founder of The Patina Group, Becerra supervised the daily operations of 12 of the 30 plus Patina Group restaurants. Becerra’s fingerprint on the culinary identity and brand of The Patina Group played a vital role in the evolution of The Patina Group.Becerra has also accumulated accolades from the critics. The James Beard Foundation nominated him twice for “Rising Star Chef Of The Year”, he has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine, and Nations Restaurant News featured him as one of the nations “50 New Taste Makers.” After sixteen years, Becerra departed The Patina Group to pursue his own venture.

Frank Glaser - Owner -  James Candy & Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy
Legend has it that Salt Water Taffy received its name by accident. A young candy merchant, opened a taffy stand on the first Atlantic City Boardwalk - then just two steps above sea level. One night a generous tide brought in a lively surf which sprayed sea foam over his establishment and dampened his stock of candy. The next morning, the merchant was dismayed to find his merchandise wet and responded to a girl's request for taffy with a sarcastic but witty, "you mean Salt Water Taffy." The name, stuck! At the same time Joseph Fralinger, a former glassblower and fish merchant, opened a retail store on the Boardwalk. Within a year, Fralinger had added a taffy concession and spent the winter perfecting the Salt Water Taffy formula, first using molasses, then chocolate and vanilla, eventually reaching 25 flavors As Fralinger's grew to six locations, he decided that Salt Water Taffy should return home with resort visitors. Using experience from his fish merchant days, he packed one pound oyster boxes with Salt Water Taffy, making it the first "Atlantic City Souvenir." The one pound box still remains the most popular souvenir almost 125 years later. By 1899 Salt Water Taffy had become a household word across America!  Meanwhile, confectioner Enoch James and his sons claim to have been making Salt Water Taffy before they introduced it on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1880's. After many years of working for large candy companies throughout the country, Mr. James brought his family to Atlantic City to sell their "original" Salt Water Taffy.  Enoch James developed a high quality recipe that would not pull out one's teeth. He also eliminated the stickiness that made the taffy and its wrapper inseparable. The result was a smooth, rich, wholesome taffy available in a variety of flavors and a new "Cut-to-fit-the-mouth" shape. The James' product line soon extended to chocolate dipped Salt Water Taffy, filled centers, chocolate taffy pops, macaroons and boardwalk fudge. Enoch James' packaged his confections in seashore novelties such as the "barrel" and "satchel" that are still popular today.  In the 1880's, Salt Water Taffy was cooked in copper kettles over open coal fires, cooled on marble slabs, and pulled on a large hook on the wall. Pulling the taffy was designed to add air to the corn syrup and sugar confection. By draping 10 to 25 pounds of cooled taffy over the hook and then pulling it away from the hook, the taffy stretched. When the taffy reached five or six feet in length, the puller looped the taffy back over the hook, folding it onto itself and trapping air between the two lengths. An accomplished taffy puller would work quickly and listen for the familiar swish sound, then the smack or slap sound of the two lengths as they joined as one. This process of aeration helped to keep the taffy soft and prevented stickiness. The pulled taffy was then shaped by hand rolling it on a marble or wooden table into ¼ inch diameter snake. It was then cut to the proper length with scissors. And finally, the taffy was wrapped in a pre-cut piece of paper with a twist at both ends. All of this was done by hand and usually within the sight of Boardwalk strollers who were eager for entertainment.  By 1907, the James' family had updated the manufacturing process to include taffy wrapping machines, the first candy pulling machines, electric tempering ovens, and vacuum cooking kettles. These machines made great strides for the taffy manufacturing process and are the basis of how taffy is still made today. Whoever was the originator of Salt Water Taffy, Enoch James' and Joseph Fralinger's original recipes and excellence in candy making have been preserved through the sands of time. Although Salt Water Taffy may have gotten its name by "accident," the millions who enjoy Salt Water Taffy from James' and Fralinger's, can attest that our quality is no accident!   We still make all of our candy the old-fashioned way using the original recipes and finest ingredients. As a fifth generation family-owned business, we're proud to continue the candy making tradition began by James' and Fralinger's.

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".