Tuesday, November 30, 2010

12/1-Dreama Denver, Larry Lipson

Dreama Denver-Actress - Mrs Bob Denver

For nearly 30 years, Dreama Denver was married to legendary television personality Bob Denver, best known to millions of fans around the globe for his two television iconic roles...first as Maynard J. Krebs, the hip beatnik in THE MANY LIVES OF DOBIE GILLIS...and as the lovable Gilligan in the classic sitcom GILLIGAN'S ISLAND.   The story of the Castaways on Gilligan's Island lives on in syndication, and continues to air worldwide over 40 years after production of the original show ended.  

A working actress who was hired as one of the very first cast members at Walt Disney World, Dreama appeared in dozens of theatrical productions throughout the U.S., appearing opposite stars of the day including Sal Mineo, Doug McClure and Gale Gordon.  She met Bob when the two were cast  as love interests in a theatre production of Woody Allen's "Play It Again Sam", and went on to tour and perform together for many years. Dreama also appeared in the final Gilligan's Island TV movie and co-starred with Bob and a young Joey Lawrence in a TV pilot called "Scamps" before retiring from acting shortly after the birth of their severely autistic son Colin.

The two raised Colin together in Dreama's native West Virginia before Bob's untimely passing in 2005.  Dreama carries on the Denver name as the head of the non-profit Little Buddy Radio and The Denver Foundation, helping disadvantaged children and continuing to spread smiles as Bob did throughout their life together.  Dreama's memoir, Gilligan's Dreams, will be released in 2011 to coincide with an upcoming Gilligan's Island major motion picture.

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."

11/30 - Peter Yarrow, Bintliff's,

Peter Yarrow - PBS Sing-Along-Special
Peter Yarrow SING-ALONG SPECIAL is a family celebration of America's favorite folk songs performed by some of America's most beloved folk singers. Starring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, this special also features multiple Grammy winners Mary Chapin Carpenter and Keb' Mo', cello and voice duo Bethany & Rufus, and singer and percussionist Billy Jonas. Uniting this tremendous group of talented performers in duets, trios and multiple ensembles, this concert will inspire and lift the spirit of the whole family with joyous and loving sing-alongs in a theater full of music lovers of all ages.  THE Peter Yarrow SING-ALONG SPECIAL is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning November 27 and airing through December 2010 (check local listings). THE Peter Yarrow SING-ALONG SPECIAL is the first large-scale concert for Peter Yarrow since the passing in September 2009 of Peter, Paul & Mary's Mary Travers. Peter, Paul & Mary, along with Bob Dylan, Judy Collins and other music icons of the 1960s, used the power of song to foster community and engage in conversations about issues of social justice and individual responsibility. Although these songs have been around for generations, their words and messages continue to resonate today. "This concert is about the audience itself," says Peter Yarrow. "It is a gathering of many generations-from the littlest children to the great-grandpas and grandmas-all enjoying the same music, the same message." He adds: "Music shared in this way reminds us that there is an antidote to much of today's mean-spiritedness and intolerance."

Bintliff’s American Café - Portland, ME 
Bintliff’s American Café, a long-time favorite of Portlanders was established in 1990. Offering world-influenced American cuisine prepared by our skilled culinary team. Relax in our eclectic, elegant atmosphere with a story in every corner from Portland’s history and architecture. In the warmer seasons, you may dine on our deck and patio nestled under the canopy of a wizened Norway maple. Our famous brunch menu served seven days a week, features breakfast & lunch items including an amazing variety of waffles, pancakes, French toast, egg dishes, soup, sandwiches, wraps, salads and creative entrees. Functions at Bintliff’s offers a unique opportunity to plan your event or intimate gathering with our staff who work with local farms and businesses to create fun, interesting dishes presented with style. Featuring appetizers, lighter fare and entrees including grilled meats, fresh local seafood and vegetarian delights. A short walk from Portland's Deering Oaks Park, downtown shopping, Seadogs, Pirates and Portland Stage Company, Bintliff’s is proud to serve local produce, seafood, 100% pure Maine maple syrup, locally made wines, and Portland’s own Coffee By Design.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

11/29-Janna Robinson, Nathaniels,

Janna "The Chic Geek" Robinson-Cyber Monday
Last year, Cyber Monday set a record as the busiest internet shopping day in history.  Consumers went online to spend almost $900 million, and this year is projected to be another record setting year.    That’s why Janna "The Chic Geek" Robinson believes consumers need to know what they’re doing and to think before they click. Robinson is a Lifestyle Technology Consultant who has appeared as a tech expert on on numerous networks shows, including The Today Show.  Currently, she is penning a book "The Chic Geek's Guide to Technology and Electronics”.

Nathaniel's Family Eatery - Nashua, New Hampshire

Nathaniel's is a family friendly neighborhood restaurant serving American casual food, Italian and seafood. Locally owned and operated. Take-out or dine-in. Free WiFi. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. - The staff is friendly and the value is excellent" - menupix.com ... "The wait-staff is friendly and very knowledgeable regarding the menu selections" - tripadvisor.com ... "We've consistently received delicious, well cooked food" - tripadvisor.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

11/26- Rick Dungey, William Carter

6Rick Dungey - PR Director - National Christmas Tree Association
The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) strives to be one voice representing Christmas Tree Professionals and promoting the use of Real Christmas Trees. More than 5,100 professionals support NCTA programs through membership; participation (through their state association) in the Tree Industry Partnership (TIP) program and/or individual investments in the Market Expansion Campaign.  There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year. There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.  North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent (80%) of artificial trees worldwide are manufactured in China, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Real Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.  There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.  For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.  There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.  There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry.  It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years. The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington. (See a complete list of all 50 states ranked by several variables.)  The most common Christmas Tree species are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.

Chef William Carter - Executive Chef Playboy Mansion

The executive chef at Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles joins us to talk about the holiday season, great food and fun times. He shares special recipes and special menus created for Hugh Hefner.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

11/24-Kevin Frazier, Larry Lipson, Kelly Wallace

Kevin Frazier-CBS "Entertainment Tonight"
In the Fall of 2009, Kevin Frazier began his sixth season as weekend anchor and correspondent of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the No. 1 entertainment newsmagazine in the world. In 2009, Frazier covered many high-profile and historical events. Among them, President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, D.C., and the death of Michael Jackson. Notably, Frazier was one of the first journalists to speak to Joe Jackson after Michael's sudden death. Frazier also interviewed Sen, Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign, and Clinton later went on to name this interview as her top TV moment in TV Guide Magazine.  Additionally, Frazier secured exclusive interviews with many A-list stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Tyler Perry and the cast of "Twilight."  Frazier also appeared as an entertainment expert on such prestigious news and entertainment programs as "The Oprah Winfrey Show," CNN's "Larry King Live" and CBS' "The Early Show." Since joining ET in 2004, Frazier has interviewed some of Hollywood's hottest stars and covered some of the entertainment industry's biggest events. In 2008 alone, Frazier interviewed Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Prince, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Janet Jackson and Charlize Theron, to name a few. Frazier was the first television journalist to interview Mariah Carey after her impromptu wedding to Nick Cannon. He also traveled to Detroit to host and produce segments for Ford Motor Company's "Freedom Sisters" event.

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."

Robert Kauffman - Ho Ka Turkeys
Kauffman Turkey Farms is one of the last remaining independent family owned and operated  turkey farms with its own dressing plant in the country. Providing fresh dressed turkeys to the Northern Illinois area for over 70 years. This big, beautiful tom turkey, displayed by Robert Kauffman, is only one of thousands that are range grown here on the Kauffman Turkey Farm. Our Turkeys are grown from one day of age until they are dressed in the farm's federally inspected plant. We raise our birds with the emphasis on quality. This means that the turkeys grow more slowly and develop a richer flavor and denser texture.      

Kelly Wallace-iVillage Chief Correspondent 
Kelly Wallace, a former broadcast news journalist and mother of two, became so passionate about women’s issues and the power of women online, she left network news for the digital space to join iVillage as its Chief Correspondent. In her new role, she’ll serve as host and executive producer for video content focusing on issues women care about most. Kelly’s first projects include "iVillage 5/Your Don’t Miss List," a weekly show featuring stories women might have missed or, we think, would love to hear more about. She’s also executive producer of "iVoices on iVillage," a program where members of the iVillage audience are the stars, contributing stories from their communities, schools and families on issues affecting women.  Kelly’s career has spanned across news divisions at CBS, CNN and FOX News Channel. She’s covered everything from the White House (her favorite reporting beat!) to the Mideast to national campaigns, and enjoyed serving as substitute anchor on shows from CNN’s “American Morning” to the CBS Weekend News. In high school, she dreamed of becoming a television reporter, and years later got her start as an on-air reporter at the CBS affiliate (KRQE-TV) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That post led to a correspondent position at FOX News Channel and then to CNN and CBS.

11/25- Chef Piero Biondi

Happy Thanksgiving!

Legendary LA Chef Piero Biondi joins Paul & Jack to tell the secrets of an old fashioned American Thanksgiving. From tips on how to prepare the bird, the temperature to cook so the turkey is perfect, to the famous side dishes, dessert. cranberry sauce, stuffing and classic pumpkin pie. Chef Biondi will cover it all. Oh yes, and let's not forget the egg nog!  Spend Thanksgiving with CRN, and from all of us have a safe and happy holiday. Piero Biondi is eminently qualified to discuss all aspects of the culinary art, as one of the founding hosts on CRN's popular daily food and beverage program, "What's Cookin". He arrived in the US from his native Italy at age 15, speaking no English but possessing a practical knowledge of the kitchen and food. He started his apprenticeship at Gusti's, a fashionable restaurant in Washington, D.C. He eventually worked his way up to head chef. While in Washington he prepared special dinners for then Vice President Richard Nixon, and for members of the Supreme Court. He eventually moved to California and opened Piero's Restaurant and Trattoria, a favorite dining spot near the NBC studios in Burbank.  Piero Biondi has more than 30 years experience as a chef and has hosted his own successful radio talk show for many years. He also was the owner and head chef of his own restaurant. "Piero's" in Burbank, California for more than 3 decades. He has been called, "the Julia Child of talk radio"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

11/23 - Mark Aronson

Marc  Aronson - "Sugar Changed the World"
When this award-winning husband-and-wife team discovered that they each had sugar in their family history, they were inspired to trace the globe-spanning story of the sweet substance and to seek out the voices of those who led bitter sugar lives. The trail ran like a bright band from religious ceremonies in India to Europe’s Middle Ages, then on to Columbus, who brought the first cane cuttings to the Americas. Sugar was the substance that drove the bloody slave trade and caused the loss of countless lives but it also planted the seeds of revolution that led to freedom in the American colonies, Haiti, and France. With songs, oral histories, maps, and over 80 archival illustrations, here is the story of how one product allows us to see the grand currents of world history in new ways. Time line, source notes, bibliography, index. Marc Aronson has won many awards and prizes for his books, including the first Sibert Award and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for Eldorado. Marina Budhos is an assistant professor of English at William Paterson University. She is the author of Ask Me No Questions, winner of the inaugural James Cook Teen Book Award. She and her husband live with their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey

Sunday, November 21, 2010

11/22-Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler-Simply Suppers

Turkey Transformations—watch as Jennifer Chandler, shares her professional secrets for Timesaving Tips for Traditional Dishes as well as her inspiring ideas for Turkey Leftover Makeovers 

Jennifer Chandler, author of the newly released cookbook, Simply Suppers, is a wizard in the kitchen with a hint of Southern charm. While she boasts a degree from Le Cordon Bleu, this down-home Memphis Mom is about making real food for real families. She’s adorable, approachable and will remind you of the “the girl next door.” Jennifer has appeared on numerous broadcast cooking segments nationwide including Food Network’s “Mission Impossible” and Better TV (Meredith Corp.) and is also a frequent contributor to Martha Stewart Radio on Sirius/SM.

Let Jennifer inspire your viewers to roll up their sleeves and get real in the kitchen. Her holiday motto is: Entertaining at home is a realistic goal that can be an enjoyable experience for all, even the home chef!

Friday, November 19, 2010

11/19- Michelle Bernstein , Amy Byro,

Chef Michelle Bernstein  -  "Quick & Easy Latin Favorites"
Since the pivotal Mango Gang era in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, almost no other Miami chef has made as big a splash on the national culinary scene as Chef Michelle Bernstein. A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, this passionate culinaire has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. “My food is luxurious but approachable,” says Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2007) . Since the pivotal Mango Gang era in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, almost no other Miami chef has made as big a splash on the national culinary scene as Chef Michelle Bernstein. A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, this passionate culinaire has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. “My food is luxurious but approachable,” says Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2007) . Latin families are passionate about bonding over delicious food. Whether their tastes are spicy or savory, it’s this time spent together, sharing stories and enjoying delicious flavors that keep the family close. But with all of the distractions of the hectic holiday season, it can be difficult for mom to find the time to create fresh, new dishes with exciting flavors for everyone to enjoy and still stay on a budget.  With fresh ideas, fabulous flavor and her signature Latin style, James Beard Award-winning Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein, can answer the age-old question: what’s for dinner? She’ll serve-up Latin-inspired creations with fresh flavors and new takes on traditional dishes for everyday dinners and special occasions. She’ll also tell viewers how she finds inspiration through her culture, her family and her travels.

Amy Byro  - Pastry Chef - "Harrah's Las Vegas"
Amy found her passion for pastry at a young age where she apprenticed as a wedding cake decorator in San Diego, California. She came to Las Vegas in 1998 to attend UNLV and obtained both her Food and Beverage Management and Culinary degrees. Most recently Amy has completed her MBA. Coming on board with Harrah’s Entertainment seven years ago, Amy has contributed to the food and beverage teams at the Rio, Harrah’s Rincon, and currently as the Executive Pastry Chef at Harrah’s Las Vegas. During that time she has participated in numerous pastry competitions that produced a first place Culinary Salon win in 2001 and a second place in 2002. Amy is a board member of the HERO (Harrah’s Employees Reaching Out) team at Harrah’s Las Vegas and participates with charity events all over Las Vegas donating her time and pastry creations. Her passion for the community is as great as her passion for pastry.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

11/18-Don Fertman, William K. Seppi, Larry Lipson

Don Fertman-CBS "Undercover Boss"

Don Fertman is the Director of Development for Doctor’s Associates, Inc., parent company of the SUBWAY® restaurant chain, a position he has held since 1998.  In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of the franchise development pipeline, from lead generation to restaurant opening.  Don has also functioned as Director of Franchise Sales since 1988.  Since joining the franchisor in 1981, Don has seen the company grow from 166 restaurants at the time he began his career to more than 32,000  units in 91 countries today.  During his tenure at Subway, Don has functioned as the Public Relations manager, publications editor/writer and company photographer before becoming Franchise Sales Manager and later Director.  Prior to his employment at Subway, Don was affiliated with the company through his previous career as a freelance writer and musician, writing and performing jingles promoting Subway sandwiches nationwide.  That career also included his participation in a studio project that yielded an album and music video which received national attention, including positive reviews in Billboard Magazine and airplay on HBO.  As a result of his entertainment background, Don often serves as a company spokesperson and acts as Master of Ceremonies at various Subway events. 

William K. Seppi - Costeaux French Bakery

Our professional planners and chefs will guide you every step of the way with scrumptious menus, the perfect layout for your occasion, outstanding wait staff and service, plus the magical setting of Costeaux French Bakery.  It's a win-win-win situation for you, your guests, and your special event objectives.  Call us today to book a date for your holiday employee party, annual thank you for business partners, family reunion, rehearsal dinner, shower, birthday or ... just because!  Call 707-433-1913 or email info@costeaux.com for details.

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."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

11/17-Art Smith, Chef Cat Cora

This Thanksgiving, students from Milton Hershey School’s Culinary Arts program are launching an eCookbook called “A Legacy of Recipes.”  Filled with delicious recipes, the dishes in this cookbook are sure to add zip to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. For the past 100 years, Milton Hershey School has been providing opportunities to kids who come from dire poverty and challenging circumstances, so what better way to give back this Thanksgiving than to keep Milton Hershey’s legacy alive by spreading word about the school.  Art Smith, chef, author, and television personality has brought back meaning and symbolism to the word “table” and has united families and friends through the sharing of a meal.  Art is a two-time James Beard Award recipient. In 2007 he received the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of The Year Award and in 2002 he received the James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Cookbook” for his first cookbook, Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family.  Art is a contributing editor to O, the Oprah Magazine and the Food section of Oprah.com and has appeared several times on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He is featured regularly on television programs, appearing nationally on “The Today Show” and “Good Day Live” and serving as a regular tasting judge on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.”

Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef and the first and only female Iron Chef on Food Network's Iron Chef America. She was named Executive Chef of Bon Appetit Magazine, which honored her with the Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. She’s the author of Cat Cora's Kitchen and Cooking From The Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals. Cat made her TV debut in 1999 as co-host of Food Network’s Melting Pot with Rocco Di Spirito.   

11/16 - Chef Paul Prudhomme

Survivor Castoff - CBS "Survivor"  (Wed  8/7 C)
Survivor is a reality television game show format produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a system of progressive elimination, allowing the contestants to vote off other tribe members until only one final contestant remains and wins the title of "Sole Survivor". The format for Survivor was created in 1992 by British television producer Charlie Parsons.

Chef Paul Prudhomme "K-Paul's New Orleans"

Chef Paul Prudhomme has propelled the distinctive cuisine of his native Louisiana into the international spotlight and continues to push the limits by creating exciting and new American and international dishes. Chef Paul learned the importance of using the freshest ingredients while cooking at his mother’s side and continues to use only earth’s finest harvests. As the youngest of 13 children, Chef Paul was always adventurous. His strong curiosity of life and cultural customs motivated him to leave Louisiana in his early 20’s and travel across the United States to experience every culinary environment possible. From an Indian reservation all the way to the finest, five-star restaurant, Chef Paul learned to love, appreciate and blend the flavors of his younger years with those of many other cultures.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

11/15-Jeffrey Saad, Linda Golodner

Jeffrey Saad-United Tastes of America on the Cooking Channel

Cooking Channel will add another fresh face to their programming line-up this November, with the premiere of United Tastes of America, hosted by Jeffrey Saad, on Tuesday, November 16 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT. Jeffrey was a fan favorite contestant on season five, of The Next Food Network Star and will be making his Cooking Channel debut.

Each episode of United Tastes of America focuses on one iconic food staple, such as donuts, burgers and pizza – and explores it from every angle.  The history, process, science and pop-culture significance of each item are examined, along with a look at how today’s hottest chefs are reinterpreting them in unexpected ways.

Premiering Tuesday, November 16 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm ET, pizza is the first food on the menu at United Tastes of America.  In addition to the ultimate New York street slice and the hearty deep-dish style of Chicago, the episode explores what happens when pizza goes upscale and collides with international influences – resulting in unexpected Indian-curry and sushi pizzas.

ABOUT JEFFREY SAAD: Jeffrey Saad was a leading contestant on season five of The Next Food Network Star in 2009.   He began his food career at 13-years-old working in a Chicago diner, and at that moment he knew he would open restaurants and food would be his life.  Jeffrey also studied at the Culinary Institute of America, as well as the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

ABOUT COOKING CHANNEL: (http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover.  For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to’s.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Food Network (http://www.foodnetwork.com/), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 76 million Americans get sick from food borne illnesses every year and more than 300,000 of them are hospitalized.  The CDC also warns that raw foods of animal origin (including turkey) are the most likely to be contaminated. 
No one wants to get sick from contaminated food over the holidays, and no one wants to make their guests get sick, either --  yet the findings from a new survey indicate that more than one in five Americans admit their kitchen would fail a food safety inspection!
Golodner can provide specific recommendations on how to best:
*         Clean and disinfect your food prep area before and after handling raw foods
*         Separateyour meats and vegetables
*         Cook to recommended temperatures to kill any bacteria that might be present
*         Store leftovers safely
        Golodner can also share some more results from the Water Quality and Health Council survey, and lead your listeners to resources on the Web where they can get more information on food safety.    More information can be found at http://www.disinfect-for-health.org

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11/12-Graeme Russell, Marty Van Ness,

Graeme Russell-Brand Ambassador of The Macallan

The Macallan of Scotland and Lalique, the French crystal house, have come together to help raise money and awareness for people for whom water itself is a luxury. Lalique marks the 150th anniversary of Rene Lalique’s birth, by using the ancient “cire perdue” or “lost wax” method to craft the decanter that will hold the Macallan. 

The Macallan has created its oldest and rarest expression ever bottled – a 64-year-old single malt -- to travel the globe on an 8-month expedition to raise money for charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.  

The decanter and a taste of Macallan 64 travelled through Asia before coming to the US where the decanter and a full bottle of the precious whisky will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on November 15.  

Leading up to the final auction, we are auctioning off small tastes of the 64 year old liquid from special reserves around the world; all proceeds from the 11 global auctions will also benefit charity: water. So far, we’ve raised $145,000 in charity leading up to the biggest auction at Sotheby’s on November 15th.

Marty Van Ness  Supervisor - Butterball Turkey Talk Line

Butterball® Turkey Talker Marty Van Ness has been talking turkey for more than seventeen years. Marty graduated from Rosary College/Dominican University in Illinois with a degree in home economics. Interviews of note include The Today Show, WLS-TV Chicago (ABC), and WMAQ-TV Chicago (NBC).  “The thing that keeps me coming back each year is the opportunity to share this all-American holiday with so many wonderful callers. We answer their questions and instill confidence to help them make Thanksgiving memorable and delicious.” Speaking very softly, an Ohio woman called the Turkey Talk-Line® for advice on preparing a frozen Butterball turkey breast. When Marty asked the woman to speak up, the woman confessed she was hiding from her husband, who was sorely disappointed that she bought a breast instead of a whole turkey. Apparently, he was concerned the breast meat would be dry and was looking forward to enjoying leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner. Marty recommended she cook the breast at 325 degrees to an internal temperature of 170 degrees to ensure tender, juicy meat. Marty also suggested she purchase an additional breast for her husband’s leftovers. The woman called back days later to say that the tips and the turkey breast were a big hit with her husband after all!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

11/11-Steve Foster, Leo Pearlstein

Happy Veterans Day!

Steve Foster-CEO  - Co Founder, Lucky Strike Lanes Lounge

Whether in Miami, Washington D.C., Hollywood or New York City, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge is the preeminent leader in venue based entertainment. The part bowling lounge, part art space creates a relaxed, yet interactive, high energy atmosphere that has developed an organic celebrity following. In 1978, founders Steven & Gillian Foster were the type of people to create something out of nothing – take something common and turn it into something cutting edge. They met in Boston, paring up as dance partners and were married shortly after that.  After graduating from Boston University School of Law, Steven and Gillian moved to New York City. He began a career in corporate law; she in fashion. It was in NYC where the Fosters began to take notice of a roller skating trend; they took the sight of roller skaters skating to pop music in Central Park and turned it into the vision that was Spinoff, an upscale roller disco. They returned to Boston to launch the concept. Spinoff flourished until the late 80’s when the roller skating craze came to an end. Steven, Gillian and their partner Kevin Troy, knowing it was time to create something new, traveled the country looking for inspiration. The Fosters visited several different types of venues before settling on a billiards lounge. At the time, pool halls were known as somewhat shady places, but that was not always the case. The history of billiards is deep-rooted as a refined sport that could be played by experts and novices alike as a social icebreaker. Hollywood was the original Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge location. It opened in 2003 steeped in history with the famous Hollywood sign from Hollywood Star Lanes (featured in The Big Lebowski) proudly displayed. The Foster rescued the interiors of the iconic bowling alley a week before it was to be knocked down to make way for a school. They used lucky lane 7 as the bar top in the new location.  It is part of the uniqueness and detailed touches that are iconic to LSL&L. The Fosters build each location around the idea that the point is not to bowl; the point is to enjoy yourself. Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge is not a bowling alley; it is rather, a lounge with bowling.

Leo Pearlstein - Ms. Cubbisons Best Stuffing Cookbook

When you think of stuffing, you probably picture Thanksgiving, turkey, and traditional dinner fare. But now that people all over the country are enjoying exciting new flavors, from fusion cooking to ethnic cuisine, maybe it's time to add a little pizzazz to your stuffing--and to your everyday meals, as well! Designed to take stuffing to new culinary heights, here is a superb collection of creative recipes from America's number-one stuffing expert, Mrs. Sophie Cubbison. Mrs. Cubbison's Best Stuffing Cookbook is a complete guide to the art of making delicious stuffing. It begins with the basics of preparing stuffing, and then offers one hundred easy-to-make kitchen-tested recipes--from Jambalaya Stuffing to Asian Ginger Stir-Fried, and from Citrus Yam Stuffing to Onion Souffl. Within its "Shaping Up" chapter, you'll learn how to turn stuffing into mouth-watering muffins, pick-up appetizers, and tempting desserts. Mrs. Cubbison has even included delicious low-fat, reduced-calorie recipes! For over sixty years, pioneering chef Mrs. Cubbison reinvented the way we cook with stuffing. Today, her work, her creativity, and her name-sake company live on to reflect our ever-evolving tastes. With Mrs. Cubbison's Best Stuffing Cookbook in hand, you can add a touch of creativity not only to your holiday celebrations, but to every meal that you and your family enjoy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

11/10-Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann, Fred Frank

Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann-Simply Delicioso on the Cooking Channel 

Want to wow your guests with the latest dessert trends this holiday season but still keep the traditional holiday flavors your family loves? Ingrid Hoffmann, celebrity chef and host of Cooking Channel’s Simply Delicioso, is sharing her secrets to spicing up holiday entertaining while still keeping with time-honored traditions. 

Known for her Miami flare and infusing classic recipes with a Latin kick, Ingrid Hoffmann is on the cutting edge of what is hot within the food industry. Raised in a tight knit family, Ingrid also recognizes the importance of keeping with tradition, whether its signature dishes or customs that make a celebration special. This holiday season, there’s no need to miss out on pumpkin pie; to try something new, Ingrid Hoffmann will show us how to put a signature twist on classic holiday desserts by infusing fun flavors and unexpected ingredients.

Ingrid Hoffmann is the host of Simply Delicioso on the Cooking Channel and Delicioso on Univision/Telefutura, while her clever 60-second food and entertaining tips, Un Minuto Delicioso, air daily on Galavision. Ingrid’s cookbook is available in both English and Spanish, SIMPLY DELICIOSO: A Collection of Everyday Recipes with a Latin Twist (Clarkson Potter/Random House) and DELICIOSO: Una Coleccion de Mis Recetas Favoritas con Sabor Latino. She developed her own Latin-influenced cookware line, Simply Delicioso by Ingrid Hoffmann, with top cookware and kitchen appliance manufacturer, T-fal®, as well as her own cutlery and kitchen gadgets with Furi®. She writes a monthly column in People en Espanol, appears weekly on the #1 Spanish language morning show Despierta America, and makes frequent appearances on the Today Show and the CBS Early Show.

Fred Frank - Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines

Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

A European immigrant, Dr. Frank and his family arrived in the United States in 1951. After a brief stay in New York City, Dr. Frank, a professor of plant sciences who held a Ph.D. in viticulture, moved upstate to take a position at Cornell University’s Geneva Experiment Station.

Dr. Frank believed from his years in the Ukraine that the lack of proper rootstock, not the cold climate, was the reason for the failure of Vitis Vinifera vines in the Finger Lakes region. He continued to promote his beliefs and to seek a sympathetic ear, which he found in Charles Fournier, a French champagne maker and president of nearby Gold Seal Vineyards. Communicating in French, Dr. Frank revealed his research for growing the delicate European vinifera grape varieties in cold climates. For the first time the Northeastern United States could produce European varieties of wines.

In 1962, merely a decade after arriving in America, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars. The winery quickly earned a reputation for spectacular Rieslings and its original planting of vines formed the backbone of New York’s world-class wines and champagnes.

Never content to rest on his laurels, Dr. Frank’s son, Willy Frank continued the tradition of excellence and determination. Willy amazed the industry in the late 1980’s by releasing an exquisite sparkling wine made at his very own Chateau Frank.  Chateau Frank adheres to the “methode champenoise” using the three classic French Champagne grape varieties successfully creating another first for the Finger Lakes Region of New York – world class sparkling wines.

With the help of his cousin Eric Volz as vineyard manager, Willy’s son, Frederick Frank, took over leadership of the winery in 1993 and expanded production with the introduction of a value brand, Salmon Run, which is in honor of the majestic landlocked Salmon and beautiful Keuka Lake. Fred’s business degree from Cornell University and his study of viticulture and enology in Germany helped prepare him to take over the family business. Under Fred’s leadership the winery’s production and amount of medals earned has increased greatly and he looks forward to one day turning over the reins to his son, Kyle Konstantin, who hopes to continue as the fourth generation of Franks at the winery.

Dr. Frank’s Wine Cellars is proud of its international winemaking team with each member bringing in their particular expertise. The talented group includes winemakers from California, Australia, France and Germany. The focus on world class wines continues with each generation of the family, each member living up to the Frank Family tradition of excellence.

Monday, November 8, 2010

11/9-Alina Wilson, Sophie Gayot,

Alina Wilson-Survivor Nicaragua
Name: Alina Wilson (23)
Tribe: La Flor - Current Residence: Downey, Calif.
Occupation: Art Student at California State University (Fullerton) Personal Claim to Fame: Finishing a six day, 30 mile hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains after almost having my finger bitten off by a dog on the first night. No stitches, no emergency room. Inspiration in Life: Paris Hilton… just kidding. I hate this question because I am moved and inspired by a lot of people. Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, scuba diving, swimming, cycling, photography, scrapbooking. Pet Peeves: People who love the sound of their own voice and people who call me “hun” or “sweetie.” 3 Words to Describe You: Creative, determined, sweet. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I’m like Stephanie because I am super competitive and athletic, Ozzy because I work really hard and sometimes keep to myself and Amanda because I tend to be too trusting.Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I want to prove I’m not just a pretty face. Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because I really want it and no one can mess with me when I set my mind to something.

Sophie Gayot -  Gayot.com  -"Hamburgers"
World-renowned food critic Sophie Gayot began her culinary career the moment she was old enough to eat, sleep and ride in an airplane. From this vantage point, she experienced a rare glimpse of the best the world had to offer while discovering her natural talent as a food and lifestyle critic.  Today, Sophie is celebrated for her witty, straight forward and discerning attitude, which influences the distinct voice of her family’s international website, GAYOT.com. The popular online guidebook is well-respected for its comprehensive reviews and for setting the standard for restaurant ratings to a vast audience of passionate foodies seeking cutting edge lifestyle experiences. Having held solid ground in the food, wine and travel industry for many years, Sophie is on a first name basis with the best chefs in the world, from the celebrity gourmet chefs such as Joël Robuchon, Thomas Keller, Alain Ducasse and Nobu Matsuhisa, to the best food stand vendors around the world. You may have experienced Sophie's eager spirit and frank nature as a judge on “Hell's Kitchen, Season 4", where she was named "one of America's finest food critics" by star-chef Gordon Ramsay, as well as on the opening episode of Season 7, and the 100th episode the show included in season 8. On her second appearance on the nationally syndicated CBS TV show "The Insider", Sophie was presented as “one of the most feared food critics.” She has been featured on KTLA-TV Morning News in Southern California numerous times, including a week's worth of segments shot live on-location from Paris. She has also made appearances on the nightly news as well as French television station RFO. She often appears on "The Business Hour" with Frank Mottek on Los Angeles radio KNX1070 AM, on the Jamie Gwen and The Bikini Chef radio shows, and on The Kiki Vale Chicago radio show discussing her latest culinary discoveries. She has served twice as judge at the prestigious Nestlé Waters North America “Almost Famous Chef” competition, evaluating young cooking talents along with top chefs including Michel Richard. On GAYOT.com, you can also enjoy her intimate interviews with celebrities, and follow her on GAYOT.com’s blog. Sophie has long been involved in a variety of philanthropic organizations. She has played the role of Mistress of Ceremonies, four years in a row, at the elegant Flavors of Los Angeles Culinary Gala for the American Liver Foundatio, and for the first time this year at March of Dimes LA Gala. She is a dedicated supporter of the Concern Foundation as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which raises funds for cancer research scientists. In addition to her title as illustrious restaurant and hotel critic, which means a continuous search for the most exciting restaurants, hotels, spas and special events, Sophie is the public face of GAYOT.com. In charge of public relations, she is constantly traveling between Paris and Los Angeles, acting as France and America’s “ambassador” of travel and gourmet living.  Completely bi-lingual in French and English, Sophie was born and educated in Paris. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the prestigious Dauphine University and her MBA from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce. She is the proud mother of a teenage son, Alexandre.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

11/8-Monica Szepesy, Ronnie Cox

Monica Szepesy-Owner, Q'ero Restaurant
The main street of downtown Encinitas hosts a variety of independent shops and restaurants, yet this gem is often unnoticed by tourists. Of course, the locals know it well, visiting this spot daily for fresh baked treats. Many customers opt for a slice of Zucchini Bread or Carrot Cake. Yet, those "in the know" will inform you that nothing beats the fresh-baked bread rolls, still warm from the oven, served with homemade raspberry jam. Consider a cup of homemade Apple Cider along with your bread.

Ronnie Cox-Global Brand Heritage Director for The Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch

Born the 7th generation in a Whisky distilling family I soon realized that distilling was fun but selling a delight. It was about sharing with likeminded souls what I thought as the Spirit of God’s Own Country. The discovery of The Glenrothes changed my life as it epitomised the elite of Single Malts – the Premier Cru.
My favourite Glenrothes are definitely the elegance of the 1987 before dinner, and a 1972 – post dinner delight. They’ve both gone and I don’t really want to tell you my current favourite Vintages for fear of the same thing happening! Though the fruity, butterscotch flavours of the 1991 with pudding is always a great joy.
I have never thought it unusual to sample the wonders of a Single Malt alone nor do I think it vital to see an art exhibition with others. These are pleasures in life which can be enhanced with the right people who share and appreciate the greater things in life but if it’s just you and your alter ego then so be it. In my book, a Single Malt is best enjoyed outside in summer on a Scottish riverbank discussing a day’s fishing, or as an appetiser to a Brazilian barbecue or after dinner in a leather chair in a baronial castle enjoying conversation and music. These moments are as magical to me as an eclipse of the sun.
Now go and try surprising a friend with a bottle from the deep freeze. Or, just try surprising a bottle when it’s least expecting you. It will always taste delicious and give pleasure unselfishly.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

11/5-Michelle Metter

Michelle Metter-San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival 2010

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is pleased to announce its line-up of celebrity chefs appearing at the November 21st Celebrity Chef Luncheon, Presented by Wine Spectator, which includes Chef Roy Yamaguchi and Chef Jon Sloan of Roy’s, Chef Celestino Drago of Drago Ristorante, Chef Nico Chessa of Valentino, Chef Katsuya Fukushima of José Andrés Catering by Ridgewell’s, Chef Kenny Gilbert of Bravo TV’s Top ChefSeason 7, and Chef Ron Oliver of The Marine Room La Jolla.
The luncheon is the culmination of a weeklong series of festivities, where nationally acclaimed chefs and legendary wineries come together to prepare a six-course meal paired with wines.  Each table features a different winemaker or winery representative pouring a selection of fine wines from their portfolio.  The prestigious list includes Domaine Serene, JUSTIN Vineyard & Winery, L’Aventure, Robert Biale Vineyards, Spring Mountain Vineyards, Laird Family Estates, Martinelli Winery, Wines of the Loire Valley, and others.  Following the luncheon is the American Institute of Wine & Food’s Big Bottle Auction, a live auction that raises funds for the AIWF’s Culinary and Enology Scholarship Program.
“We’re very excited to have such a talented line-up of chefs for this year’s Celebrity Chef Luncheon,” said Michelle Metter, co-producer of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.
“The luncheon serves as a great platform for bringing together chefs from all over the U.S. to showcase their culinary skills at the food and wine festival.  Most importantly, however, the chefs are helping support the education of future chefs and wine experts.”
The Wine Spectator Celebrity Chef Luncheon & AIWF Big Bottle Auction takes place on Sunday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Roy’s San Diego Waterfront.  Celebrity Artist Christopher M. serves as host and emcee for the afternoon, while Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman will be on-hand to provide commentary during the live auction. Following the six-course food and wine pairing, the AIWF Big Bottle Auction begins, giving attendees the opportunity to bid on an array of items such as jet-setting vacation packages, large format bottles, and one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for the food and wine enthusiast.
Single tickets cost $150 and are available for purchase on www.worldofwineevents.com.  Those interested in sponsoring an entire table should call 858-578-9463 for package rates and to select their winemaker.
For a complete schedule of events for the November 17-21 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, visit www.worldofwineevents.com or call 619-342-7337.
The 7th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. Held November 17-21, 2010, the event benefits the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship program. Over 170 wineries, 70 of San Diego’s top fine dining restaurants and 30 gourmet food companies and exhibitors will participate in the 2010 Festival. For more information visit www.worldofwineevents.com. Produced by World of Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions. For more information call 858-578-9463.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

11/4-Paula Zahn, Steve Silverman

Paula Zahn -  Veteran Journalist

She Has 30 Years of Journalism Experience to Use 
In Uncovering the Truth Behind Every Story.

This Fall, On The Case with Paula Zahn Returns for a Third Season on  
Investigation Discovery with More Fascinating Stories and Exclusive Interviews.  

Catch up with Paula Zahn as She Travels the Country 
In Her Passion for the Truth! 

A 30-year news veteran, journalist Paula Zahn is a multiple-Emmy Award winner and former anchor for CNN, Fox News Channel and CBS News.  The newswoman is now the executive producer and host of On the Case with Paula Zahn.  The series was the highest-rated original series debut for Investigation Discovery in 2009, and rose to become the highest-rated series in the network’s history.

Zahn explores a different case each week and talks to those closest to it… the parents of a missing girl, the mother of a convicted killer, and even the convicted killers themselves.  The series also includes the perspective of the law enforcement investigators on these cases. You’ll get a first-hand look at the work and passion it takes to solve these mysteries.  These real life drama’s will inform, entertain, and may even inspire some viewers.

Steve Silverman - Creator of "Pretty"

“Pretty,” the critically-acclaimed web series that won “Best of the Fest” at the 2010 Los Angeles Comedy Festival kicks off its second full season with the addition of a huge guest star roster, including “Knots Landing” alum, Joan Van Ark.  Seen by over 100,000 people online so far, the second season of “Pretty” continues to spoof the world of children’s beauty pageants.  The new episodes can be viewed at   www.prettytheseries.com.

The added bonus this season is the impressive list of accomplished actors “Pretty” has lined up as guest stars, including Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”), Melissa Peterman (“The Singing Bee,” “Reba”), Jennifer Elise Cox (“The Brady Bunch,” “Lovespring International,” "Will & Grace"), Denise Alexander (“General Hospital”), Alison Quinn (“Sons & Daughters,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and a special appearance by night-time soap opera legend Joan Van Ark (“Knots Landing”).

Written and directed by renowned playwright and director Steve Silverman, who has had over 20 plays and musicals produced nationwide, including the L.A. cult phenomenon, “Slideshow,” and “15 Minutes of FEM,” “Pretty” follows the misadventures of one proud pageant dad, who simply wants to see his five year old daughter win - his five year old daughter Annette is portrayed by a grown woman, actress Stacy McQueen.  The second season kicks off where the first left viewers, waiting to hear if Annette won the pageant. 

"We’re thrilled to premiere the continuing story of America’s favorite pageant family, the Champagnes,’” says Silverman. "We are even more excited to introduce some of the family’s new friends – and enemies - played by our fantastic guest cast."  
“Pretty” received rave reviews for its first season mockumentary-style skewering of children’s beauty pageant shows like “Toddlers & Tiaras.”  As a series, it’s won multiple festivals, taking home both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Favorite at Shorts ‘N Spirits and winning “Best of the Fest” at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.

Episodes of “Pretty” can be viewed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Viewers can check out photos, read the “Pretty” blog, view cast bios and much more on the series’ web site:  www.prettytheseries.com.

About Steve SIlverman
Creator Steve Silverman has had over twenty plays and musicals produced nationwide, including "The Paisley Sister's Christmas Special," for which he co-wrote the book and was produced by the New York Musical Theatre Festival, one block off Broadway.  He also created the Los Angeles monthly cult hit "Slideshow," now in its fifth year running at the Fake Gallery on Melrose.  His work has been called "Sly" and "Downright Magical" by the Los Angeles Times and "Hilarious" and "Hysterical" by L.A. Weekly.