What's Cookin' Today on CRN

What's Cookin' Today on CRN

  • 4/16 LARRY LIPSON, SARA EVANS

    Apr 16, 2014 | 33 min
    LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.  SARA EVANS – JUST LAUNCHED NEW ALBUM & IS WORKING WITH HIDDEN VALLEY TO LAUNCH A PROGRAM BENEFITING THE NON-PROFIT AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS Multi Platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in country music, released her highly anticipated seventh studio album Slow Me Down last month to critical praise from media and fans alike. The title tr...
  • 4/15 JEREMY WILKINSON, SPECIAL WINES DIRECT, TESS MASTERS, THE BLENDER GIRL

    Apr 15, 2014 | 8 min
    JEREMY WILKINSON – SPECIAL WINES DIRECT   Jeremy joins Mike and Paul in studio to talk about special wine imports and his vast knowledge of Australian and Foreign wines and their uses. Limited availability wines, specially selected from around the world-direct to your door. Shop by Wine Origin, Wine Type, or Price Point to find a great range of prices and unique wines that are not available elsewhere. SPECIALWINESDIRECT.COM www.facebook.com/SpecialWines  TESS MASTERS - THE BLENDER GIRL COOKBOOK SUPER-EASY, SUPER-HEALTHY MEALS, SNACKS, DESSERTS & DRINKS Healthy fast food has a new superhero! Tess Masters (aka, The Blender Girl) is bringing health-consciousness to foodies with style. On her wi...
  • 4/14 MARCO TURELLI, GALE GAND'S LUNCH COOKBOOK, WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE

    Apr 14, 2014 | 2 min
    MARCO TURELLI - CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE  Wine Enthusiast Magazine tastes, rates and reviews wines, spirits and beers for publication in our magazine and Web site. The newly redesigned Wine Enthusiast Magazine is back this month with even more lifestyle coverage! The April issue covers a variety of epicurean adventures from highlighting the golden age of classic chianti to a breakdown of trending party savers to the "Recipe of the Month: Banh Mi" and even a piece on the salty side of cocktails.  This issue further showcases the publication's dedication to its FRESH and lifestyle focused revamp. The new Wine Enthusiast (winemag.com) now delivers the best of epicurean cul...
  • 4/11 PARRANO CHEESE, NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY, DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS AT SEA

    Apr 11, 2014 | 1 min
    STEVE FROM PARRANO CHEESE - NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY IS ON  4/12               One-of-a-Kind Cheese - Parrano is aged for five months, developing its nutty  Parmigiano-Reggiano flavors while maintaining the firm, smooth texture of a young Gouda. This perfect combination brings you the best of both worlds: a cheese that is full of flavor and versatile enough to cut, grate and melt. Who will make the world’s tastiest grilled cheese? In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, we are in search of the most creative and delicious grilled cheese concoction our cheese lovers can come up with! Use our interactive grilled cheese builder and your recipe could be one of the top finalists. O...
  • 4/10 KATHERINE ALFORD, FOOD NETWORK, THE CHOPPED COOKBOOK, LES KINCAID, WINES DU JOUR

    Apr 10, 2014 | 1 min
    KATHERINE ALFORD - SENIOR VP OF CULINARY FOR FOOD NETWORK AND COOKING CHANNEL - THE CHOPPED COOKBOOK If you’ve ever looked in your fridge, hoping for inspiration to strike, let The Chopped Cookbook help you shake up weeknight dinners. Just as each basket on Chopped has many appetizing possibilities, so, too, do the contents of your refrigerator. By showing you how to spin your favorite ingredients into 188 fun, doable, and delicious recipes—including go-to guides for making pan sauces and dressings, four-ingredient market baskets that can take you in many tasty directions, and ways to reinvent simple pasta dinners—the culinary masterminds at Food Network set you up for mealtime victory every...
  • 4/9 TYLER LABINE, HULU, DEADBEAT, JEFFREY WEISS, CHARCUTERÍA: THE SOUL OF SPAIN

    Apr 09, 2014 | 31 min
    TYLER LABINE - COMEDY ACTOR STARS IN HULU ORIGINAL SERIES...DEADBEAT In Deadbeat, which premieres April 9, Tyler — who’s starred in TV series such as Reaper, Boston Legal and Animal Practice as well as the blockbuster hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes — stars as Kevin, a NYC medium who helps ghosts resolve their unfinished business; Cat plays celebrity psychic Camomile White whose talents may not be as genuine as she claims. So You Think You Can Dance Host Cat Deeley and Comedy Actor Tyler Labine Star in Hulu Original Series... DEADBEAT In the quirky new supernatural comedy Deadbeat, which premiered on Hulu on April 9, Tyler Labine stars as Kevin, a hapless New York City medium trying to he...
  • 4/8 PATRICK DAWSON, VINTAGE BEER, ELLEN MILLER, BETTER HOMES & GARDENS, BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS

    Apr 08, 2014 | 2 min
    PATRICK DAWSON - AUTHOR AND BEER AFICIONADO - VINTAGE BEER: A TASTER’S GUIDE TO BREWS THAT IMPROVE OVER TIME VINTAGE BEER is not what's left over from the case after the cookout.  There are beers and ales that improve with age, much like fine wine: Barleywines, Imperial Stouts, Belgian Quads, Flanders Red Ales.  They are (relatively) inexpensive and can be found in any high end liquor store.  And the beer that costs $2/bottle today will be worth more than ten times that in a year or two.  Talk about a liquid investment! Sure, that Bud or Coors Light is better now than it will be next week, but all that it will give you is a big gut and a hangover. You can make an investment in VINTAGE BEER -...
  • 04/07 CHEF ALEX GUARNASCHELLI, JEFF ANDREWS

    Apr 07, 2014 | 53 min
    FOOD NETWORK STAR, IRON CHEF, AUTHOR AND WORLD-RENOWNED EXECUTIVE CHEF AT BUTTER RESTAURANT ALEX GUARNASCHELLI JOINS THE SHOW! Alex Guarnaschelli is a "celebrity" chef and executive chef at New York City's Butter restaurant. She appears as a television personality on the Food Network shows Chopped, Iron Chef America, All Star Family Cook-off, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. She hosts Alex's Day Off and The Cooking Loft on Food Network and Cooking Channel. In 2012, she was crowned America's Next Iron Chef on Iron Chef America, currently the only woman with that distinction and only the second female ever to obtain that TV honor. In 2013, Guarnaschelli's first cookbook was published. Old-School...
  • 4/04 CARLA HALL, CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS, THE CHEW, SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, STEVE EVANS

    Apr 04, 2014 | 33 min
    CARLA HALL – AUTHOR, CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS: FAVORITE DISHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD  Carla Hall - CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS: Favorite Dishes from Around the World by Top Chef & The Chew’s popular TV host Carla Hall (Atria Books, $29.99, April 1, 2014). Featuring 130 recipes with new variations on soulful favorites, this cookbook covers the culinary globe on an ingenious, delicious mission: to capture the international flavors of comfort. Comfort food is universal. It’s also delicious, particularly when cooked up by The Chew co-host and Top Chef fan favorite Carla Hall. With a flair for classic American comfort food, especially from the South, Carla brings her quirky and fun-loving style to every r...
  • 4/03 CHEF JIM NUETZI, OLIVE GARDEN, DR. ELIOT A. BRINTON, NFL MVP KURT WARNER

    Apr 03, 2014 | 53 min
    CHEF JIM NUETZI - CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF OFFERS WAYS TO STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH ITALIAN CUISINE  When thinking about Italian cuisine, pizza and pasta tend to be family staples. But there are so many other delicious options that cater to every taste, unique preference and price point. Are you looking to try something new and more flavorful? Are you looking to incorporate more vegetables or explore better-for-you options? Are you are living a low-carb or gluten-free lifestyle? Are you looking to wow your inner foodie without spending a fortune? Surprisingly, there are plenty of options available and Olive Garden Corporate Executive Chef Jim Nuetzi is ready to provide guidance on ...
  • 04/02 LARRY MANETTI, STEPHANIE PEARSON, OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, TRAVEL AWARDS, CHEF EVAN BROCKMAN, NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DAY

    Apr 02, 2014 | 34 min
    LARRY MANETTI – ACTOR, AUTHOR & RADIO HOST  Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky...
  • 4/01 DANE HUCKELBRIDGE, BOURBON: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT, VIOLA BUITONI, BUITONI PASTA, PERUGINA CHOCOLATE

    Apr 01, 2014 | 53 min
    DANE HUCKELBRIDGE - BOURBON: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT BOURBON: A History of the American Spirit (On Sale April 1, 2014) by Dane Huckelbridge.  This is popular history with a whiskey-soaked edge––an artful and imaginative biography of our most well–liked and, at times, controversial spirit that is also a witty and entertaining chronicle of the United States itself.  And bourbon is “hotter” than ever right now. Shockingly, prior to this book, there exists no comprehensive and accessible history of this popular, wholly American liquor. Few products figure as prominently or as intimately in the American experience as bourbon whiskey, and with good reason: the iconic Kentucky spirit is th...
  • 3/31 Dr Alain Raynaud, The Grand Cercle, Sarah Wilson, I Quit Sugar

    Mar 31, 2014 | 53 min
    Dr Alain Raynaud - President of The Grand Cercle, founder of Le Cercle Rive Droite  Dr. Raynaud’s lineage in wine production dates back to the 15th century with his family winery in Bordeaux. Though he left the industry to pursue a career in medicine, he returned in 1998 to craft some of the most sought-after small production wines from Bordeaux, including La Fleur De Gay and La Croix De Gay in Pomerol and Chateau Quinault in St. Emillion. More recently, he and his wife Francois purchased Chateau du Parc in St. Emillion. Formerly the President of the Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux, Alain has been President of the Cercle Rive Droite de Grands Vins de Bordeaux, a unique organization created ...
  • 3/28 LORRAINE PASCALE, A LIGHTER WAY TO BAKE, CHARLIE DANIELS, OFF THE GRID - DOIN' IT DYLAN, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

    Mar 28, 2014 | 53 min
    LORRAINE PASCALE - A LIGHTER WAY TO BAKE - SWEET & SAVORY BAKED RECIPES  In this fabulous new book, Lorraine Pascale, Britain’s beloved chef and tv personality, brings together the two hottest trends in cookery right now: baking and eating lighter, healthier meals! Lorraine’s dreamt up 100 delicious, easy recipes, all fully illustrated, ranging from savoury scones and coconut and lime loaf to apricot and ginger chiffon cake, sesame pretzel buns and cauliflower gratin bakes. Lorraine reinvents traditional favorites (her amazing brownies) but shows us neat shortcuts to cut the fat or the sugar—without losing any of the flavor. They are goodies with goodness. Each recipe has a comparison with a...
  • 3/27 CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN, PASADENA GRAND PINOT FEST, NINA WILLDORF, ALL YOU MAGAZINE

    Mar 27, 2014 | 2 min
    CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN- 2014 GRAND PINOT FEST SUNDAY, MARCH 30TH, 12 PM -5 PM The Pasadena Grand Pinot fest will give attendees a chance to sip on several different Pinots; 60, in fact, from vendors from all over the country. This year, the annual event will be held at Noor, a luxurious event space on the Paseo Colorado shopping center rooftop, the event includes live music from contemporary jazz singer Michael Lington and food from Chef Claud Beltran of Claud & Co and The Eatery. Michael Lington has performed all over the world and VIP ticket gets you the opportunity to see him up close and personal on the outside patio and a “Meet and Greet” after the performance. Chef Claud is a local of the ...
  • 3/26 CARLEY KNOBLOCH, TECH SAVVY TRAVEL TIPS, CHEF BILLY PARISI, NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH

    Mar 26, 2014 | 2 min
    CARLEY KNOBLOCH - LIFESTYLE TECHNOLOGY EXPERT- TECH SAVVY TRAVEL TIPS Whether you’re a frequent flier or an occasional tourist, every savvy traveler should be aware of the latest tech trends that can make travel a stress-free success. Tech expert Carley Knobloch is set to share first class advice for smooth air travel  - from checking in for your flight before you arrive at the airport, to logging on to the internet while in the air and more, including: THERE’S AN APP FOR EVERYTHING: Apps are available for everything - to help you decide what outfits to pack, weigh your luggage and help to map out different businesses and restaurants in your terminal. ALL ABOARD: Once you board your flight, ...
  • 3/25 TEENY LAMOTHE, TEENY’S TOUR OF PIE, ANTHONY DIAS BLUE, BLUE LIFESTYLE

    Mar 25, 2014 | 53 min
    TEENY LAMOTHE - PIE MAKER & COOKBOOK AUTHOR - TEENY’S TOUR OF PIE: A COOKBOOK MASTERING THE ART OF PIE TEENY’S TOUR OF PIE: A Cookbook: Mastering the Art of Pie in 67 Recipes  is a love letter to a celebrated dessert (arguably America’s favorite—what’s more American than apple pie?) from a young woman determined to take her education in her own hands and learn more about baking than pastry school could offer.  In one year,  blogger and would-be baker Teeny Lamothe sent herself on a traveling apprenticeship throughout the United States, baking under the guidance of regional experts and in this debut book she shares the invaluable real-world know-how, and the recipes, these mentors taught her ...
  • 3/24 RICHARD STERBAN, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, LARRY VAN AALST

    Mar 24, 2014 | 53 min
    RICHARD STERBAN- THE OAK RIDGE BOYS Richard began his singing career as a six-year-old soprano in Sunday school in his native Camden, New Jersey. He was a tenor in the glee club in seventh grade, but when he returned in the fall for eighth grade, he was a bass! He loved sports and music, decided he had more talent for the latter, and developed a simple goal:  “I wanted to be in the best vocal group in the world.” Before joining the Oaks in 1972, Richard sang in various groups, most notably backing Elvis Presley as a member of The Stamps Quartet. Baseball has also been a longtime passion for Richard. For many years, as a part owner of the Nashville Sounds (Milwaukee Brewers AAA club), he atte...
  • 3/21 MICHAELA BALTASAR, WASHINGTON STATE WINE, FRANK PELLEGRINO, RAO'S RESTAURANT, STEVE EVANS

    Mar 21, 2014 | 16 min
    MICHAELA BALTASAR -  COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON STATE WINE Already the second-largest premium wine producer in the country, Washington State is poised to grow Washington State’s wine industry continues to grow, with a record-breaking harvest in 2013, reported the United States Department of Agriculture on Monday. The USDA’s annual grape crush report showed the state’s 2013 grape production totaled 210,000 tons, a 12 percent increase from 2012 and the largest harvest the state has ever seen. “This is an exciting time for our industry,” said Steve Warner, president of Washington State Wine, which represents every licensed winery and grape grower in the state. “Wine critics and consume...
  • 3/20 ARTHUR BOVINO, THE DAILY MEAL, 101 BEST RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA, SHARON VINDERINE, PARENT TESTED PARENT APPROVED

    Mar 20, 2014 | 53 min
    ARTHUR BOVINO - EXECUTIVE EDITOR, THE DAILY MEAL - 101 BEST RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA Hope you are well! National food and drink website, The Daily Meal, has just released its 4th annual ranking of the 101 Best Restaurants in America. I thought you would enjoy taking a look at this influential report. New York dominates this year’s ranking with 28 restaurants on the list (6 in the top 10 alone). California comes in with 24 restaurants, spread quite evenly between LA (10), San Francisco (9) and other regions, including Yountville in Napa County, Berkeley, St. Helena, and Los Gatos. About the ranking: Under the helm of editorial director, Colman Andrews, an eight-time James beard award winner and...
  • 3/19 NANCY SILVERTON, ALL-STAR CHEF CLASSIC, ALISON SWEENEY

    Mar 19, 2014 | 53 min
    NANCY SILVERTON - CHEF, BAKER AND AUTHOR - ALL-STAR CHEF CLASSIC AT L.A. LIVE/MARCH 21-23 All-Star Chef Classic is not a tournament or competition show-down. It’s the first of its kind modern food event, where chefs from around the world are cooking in a restaurant stadium and chef’s tasting arena – offering guests a unique experience. All-Star Chef Classic is a modern food event that brings together 25 highly acclaimed chefs from around the country and across the world to Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 21-23. This outstanding constellation of chefs will come together to cook in the never before seen Restaurant Stadium™ and The Chefs’ Tasting Arena™. The stars of the kitchen who ...
  • 3/18 PATRICIA WELLS, THE FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO PARIS, JOSEPH PANETTA, LIVE HAPPY MAGAZINE, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

    Mar 18, 2014 | 2 min
    JOSEPH PANETTA - COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF, LIVE HAPPY MAGAZINE – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS  Celebrate the International Day of Happiness on March 20th with an Act of Happiness! As new and existing research shows, happiness is important to life. Positive emotions have positive effects on health, longevity, personal relationships, creativity, and work satisfaction. Happy people tend to be more successful, live longer, have better connections with family and friends, miss less work and donate more. With all these proven benefits, we need to make happiness a priority for ourselves and our communities. It's easy to share happiness through your actions. It is the small things we do for others tha...
  • 3/17 HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, DARINA ALLEN, 30 YEARS AT BALLYMALOE, CHRIS BURNETTE, MAD BUFFALO DISTILLERY

    Mar 17, 2014 | 53 min
    DARINA ALLEN – AUTHOR, 30 YEARS AT BALLYMALOE  Ballymaloe is Ireland’s longest established cooking school and a mecca of international acclaim for those with passion for food. Since it opened 3 decades ago, it has attracted the likes of such culinary superstars as Alice Waters, Claudia Roden, Marcella Hazan, Rick Stein, and Madhur Jaffrey, all eager to cook with the legendary Darina Allen, who has been hailed as the “Julia Child of Ireland.” 30 Years of Ballymaloe: A Celebration of the World-Renowned Cooking School with Over 100 New Recipes by Darina Allen (March 2014; Kyle Books; Hardcover; $35.00). This St. Patrick’s Day, Darina can bring a taste of Ireland to you with such dishes as Bally...
  • 3/14 Steve Evans, The Movie Guy

    Mar 14, 2014 | 1 min
    STEVE EVANS   "THE MOVIE GUY" GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.
  • 3/13 Tim Herlihy, St. Patrick's Day, Tullamore D.E.W., Howard Price

    Mar 13, 2014 | 53 min
    TIM HERLIHY - EXPERT ON ALL THINGS ST. PATRICK’S WILL DEBUNKING THE MYTHS  FACT vs FICTION: DEBUNKING THE MYTHS OF  SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PLUS 6 WAYS TO CELEBRATE “IRISH TRUE” & LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WHISKIES IN THE WORLD Gone are the days of green beer and leprechauns!! The myths and legends surrounding the festive day have become commercial clichés that actually don’t always reflect the authentic Irish spirit!! This St. Patrick’s Day, take a close look at some of the popular myths surrounding St Paddy and find out how to really celebrate the “Irish True” way! The Irish know how to celebrate their beloved Saint’s special day!  To live like an Irishman (or woman) in the “Irish True” way….t...
  • 3/12 ALAN SEMSAR, LAS VEGAS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

    Mar 12, 2014 | 53 min
    ALAN SEMSAR - LAS VEGAS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL® “CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL”  Food Enthusiasts and Chocolate Lovers are Invited to Taste and Enjoy The World of Pastry Tickets are now on sale for The Las Vegas Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show, a night of delights in the city of lights Saturday, April 5. Join the world’s top chocolatiers and pastry chefs for the annual Las Vegas Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show, where attendees will indulge their senses with sweets, spirits and savory culinary treats, while simultaneously raising funds to benefit Nevada Ballet Theatre. Celebrity Chef Participants Include: Todd English ( Two Time James Beard Foundation Award Winner), Jean-Philippe Maury (Jean-Philipp...
  • 3/11 HENRY MILLER, HENRY’S HUMDINGERS, ABC’S SHARK TANK, TRACY FARHAD, TASTE OF SOLVANG

    Mar 11, 2014 | 3 min
    HENRY MILLER, THE TEEN ENTREPRENEUR BEHIND HENRY’S HUMDINGERS – APPEARING ON ABC’S SHARK TANK THIS WEEK Henry Miller, the TEEN ENTREPRENEUR behind Henry’s Humdingers (www.henryshumdingers.com), sweet honey with a spicy twist! Watch Henry’s Humdingers on “Shark Tank,” which is scheduled to air on March 14, 2014 between 9:00- 10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network as he attempts to convince the investors of his buzz-worthy business! Henry Miller is a teen entrepreneur, chef, and the mastermind behind "Henry's Humdingers." Henry is a creative and driven high school student who has built his own company that is saving honey bees from extinction, one delicious and spicy recipe at a time! Be...
  • 3/10 RICK MAYNARD, DR. DAVID SOLOT, KFC, SABRINA LOPICCOLO, STONE BREWING CO., 2014 STONE OLD GUARDIAN BARLEY WINE

    Mar 10, 2014 | 53 min
    RICK MAYNARD & DR. DAVID SOLOT - KFC Its the meal that inspired the signature routine for one of America¡¦s most famous comedians. (Youre welcome, Patton Oswalt.) The dish was described by a national food writer as ¡§the kitchen sink of KFC goodies, a little of a lot of things, all smushed together in a big, action-packed portable bowl.¨ Seven years after its debut, the Famous Bowl remains one of the most talked-about dishes to ever appear on a KFC menu. (It doesnt generate quite as much conversation as the legendary Double DownR, but then again, few topics do.) So why the fascination with the Famous Bowl? Sure, crispy chicken, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy and cheese taste great separately. ...
  • 3/7 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, DAVID JOACHIM, COOKING LIGHT, STEVE EVANS

    Mar 07, 2014 | 53 min
    SUSAN ZIRINSKY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER,  “48 HOURS: THE BLUE RIVER MURDER” SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 10:00 P.M ET/PT THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER OF A MOTHER OF THREE REVEALS SHE HAD SECRETS - WAS ONE OF THEM THE NAME OF HER OWN KILLER? Tracy Smith and 48 HOURS investigate the murder of a Colorado mother of three who allegedly went for a walk during a blizzard taking family secrets with her and was later found dead in a nearby river in “The Blue River Murder,” to be broadcast March 8, 2014 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The police investigation into the death uncovered secrets: a marriage on the brink of collapse, an emotional affair,  a woman concerned for her safety and wh...
  • 3/6 GEORGE MILIOTES, SEASON’S 52, JOHN GAMMON, ABC, THE MIDDLE

    Mar 06, 2014 | 53 min
    GEORGE MILIOTES - DIRECTOR OF BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY SEASON’S 52 George Miliotes is a passionate educator and inspiring leader at Seasons 52, a new fresh grill restaurant concept. As Director of Beverage and Hospitality and one of the world’s few Master Sommeliers, George oversees all aspects of Seasons 52’s wine and beverage program, from the development of the award- winning wine list to educating and motivating service teams about wine. Miliotes is a tremendous leader and innovator, who is credited with bringing a global, by-the-glass wine program to casual dining. His unique by-the-glass program encourages guests to make adventurous choices, mixing and matching wines with each course of ...
  • 3/5 DAVID PACK, NAPA CROSSROADS, SAMANTHA BROWN

    Mar 05, 2014 | 33 min
    DAVID PACK LEADS A HOST OF FRIENDS FROM NAPA VALLEY WINERIES IN NEW PROJECT TITLED NAPA CROSSROADS  Album Available Exclusively at the Following Wineries: Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel, Silver Oak and Twomey, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Casa Piena and Gargiulo Vineyards - Set for Retail Release March 11, 2014 The serene setting of Napa Valley is not only home to some of the best wine-making in the world but is also a host to stellar music and music-making. Napa Crossroads is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between five prestigious wineries-- Silver Oak, Far Niente, Pride Mountain, Gargiulo Vinyards, and Casa Piena-- and David Pack, legendary producer, vocalist, and hit-maker (former singer-...
  • 3/4 MICHAEL CIMARUSTI, PROVIDENCE RESTAURANT, ALL-STAR CHEF CLASSIC, CHEF GISELE PEREZ, MARDI GRAS

    Mar 04, 2014 | 53 min
    MICHAEL CIMARUSTI - OWNER & CHEF OF PROVIDENCE RESTAURANT IN LA TALKING ABOUT THE GRILL AND CHILL EVENT AT THE ALL-STAR CHEF CLASSIC All-Star Chef Classic is a modern food event that brings together 27 highly acclaimed chefs from around the country and across the world to Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 21-23. This outstanding constellation of chefs will come together to cook in the never before seen  Restaurant Stadium™ and The Chefs’ Tasting Arena™. The stars of the kitchen who have shone bright over the years and the rising stars who they have influenced and mentored will cook together at four unique gastronomic celebrations: The French Masters Dinner presented by Fisher & Payk...
  • 3/3 MISS AMERICA NINA DAVULURI, NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY, IHOP, Pete Trabucco

    Mar 03, 2014 | 53 min
    MISS AMERICA NINA DAVULURI - NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY  GET FREE PANCAKES AT IHOP® RESTAURANTS ON NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY TUESDAY, MARCH 4 AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS WITH A DONATION! Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepared for fasting during Lent.  Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products…hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday. Nina Davuluri (born April 20, 1989) is Miss America 2014. She is the firstIndian American and second Asian American to be chosen as Miss America. Davuluri is also the first to per...
  • 2/28 HONORE COMFORT, SONOMA COUNTY VINTNERS, SUSAN ZIRINSKY, CBS, 48 HOURS, STEVE EVANS

    Feb 28, 2014 | 53 min
    HONORE COMFORT - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SONOMA COUNTY VINTNERS Honore Comfort, joined the Sonoma County Vintners as Executive Director in 2006.  Formerly with Foster’s Wine Estates, Ms. Comfort brings an extensive background in wine marketing, consumer marketing, and not-for profit management to the organization.  As Group Brand Manager for Luxury Imports for Fosters, Ms. Comfort was responsible for marketing major wine brands to the North American market including Penfolds and Wynn’s along with other boutique luxury brands.  Prior to the merger with Foster’s, she managed the Rosemount Estate brand for Southcorp Wines and was responsible for a 2 million case business in the US, Canada, and Lati...
  • 2/27 LARRY LIPSON, LAUREN PURCELL, EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY MAGAZINE, EASY 30 MINUTE MEALS

    Feb 27, 2014 | 53 min
    LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA WINE REPORT    For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.  LAUREN PURCELL, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY MAGAZINE  The editors at Every Day with Rachael Ray know it’s the most important meal of the day. They also know that mornings are chaotic for most families, which is why they’ve picked out some great 30 minute meals for the early hours. •         Chicken Bagel Sandwiches with Bacon-Walnut Cream Cheese •         Rachel Hash & Fri...
  • 2/26 GIULIANA RANCIC, THE OSCARS, E NEWS, MARY GIULIANI

    Feb 26, 2014 | 53 min
    GIULIANA RANCIC - ENTERTAINMENT EXPERT DISHES ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE OSCARS RED CARPET Awards season is officially upon us - and all of the excitement is leading up to the Academy Awards. You don't need to be a Hollywood insider to get in on the action. It starts with seeing the season's must-see movies, and now's the perfect time. Entertainment journalist and television personality Giuliana Rancic has the inside scoop on which Oscar-nominated movies to catch, which stars to watch and the latest on red carpet fashion. Must-See Movies: With so many movies to see and so little time, it can be overwhelming to get them all in before the Oscars. This season there happens to be an impressive v...
  • 2/25 JESSE VENTURA, OFF THE GRID, EMILY VON EUW, RAWSOME VEGAN BAKING

    Feb 25, 2014 | 53 min
    JESSE VENTURA - NEW ONLINE SHOW “OFF THE GRID” MONDAY, January 27th marked the premiere of Jesse Ventura's online show “Off The Grid” on Ora. The newest edition to Ora.TV, Jesse Ventura will be hosting Off The Grid from an undisclosed location in Mexico's Baja Peninsula, and broadcasting into what he considers "Occupied America." "Broadcasting from Mexico gives me a unique perspective about the news because I’m not tainted by what’s going on in the states," says Jesse Ventura, the 38th governor of Minnesota. "I won’t be covering something because every other news network is covering it." Off The Grid will offer Jesse Ventura's electrifying insight into the nation's most pressing problems as ...
  • 2/24 MAUREEN PETROSKY, GINGER MAUNEY, NAMIBIA TOURISM BOARD

    Feb 24, 2014 | 53 min
    MAUREEN PETROSKY - CELEBRITY CHEF AND AUTHOR SHARES TIPS TO MAKE YOUR AWARD SHOW WATCHING PARTY THE BIGGEST WIN OF THE NIGHT! Maureen Petrosky, professional chef, author and lifestyle expert, featured on CNN, The Today Show, Food Network, Fox News Channel, and NPR. Celebrity Chef and Author Shares Tips to Make Your Award Show Watching Party the Biggest Win of the Night! Background: The glitz.  The glamour.  The camera-stealing, Jennifer Lawrence red carpet antics.  For any movie buff, this is the most exciting time of the year.  Celebrities come out in droves looking their best on the red carpet.  Movies from every genre vie for the most celebrated award in entertainment.  The host brings ou...
  • 2/21 JIM FOX, LA KINGS, SIXTH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE SOUTH BAY EVENT, STEVE EVANS

    Feb 21, 2014 | 23 min
    JIM FOX – TV ANALYST, KING CARE FOUNDATION & LA KINGS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - SIXTH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE SOUTH BAY EVENT TICKETS TO SIXTH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE SOUTH BAY EVENT NOW ON SALE! Only 250 Tickets Being Sold For Event Set For March 1 At Manhattan Country Club Tickets to the sixth annual Taste Of  The South Bay event, presented by Hush Hush and the LA Kings, is now on sale.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Manhattan Country Club (1330 Parkway Ave. in Manhattan Beach).  Current Kings players and members of the LA Kings Alumni Association Presented By Toyota will be on hand to mingle with guests. Participating restaurants include: • Ayara Thai Cuisine • BREWCO ...
  • 2/20 Louise Roe, Fashion Star, Chef Claud Beltran, Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest,

    Feb 20, 2014 | 1 min
    LOUISE ROE  - TV HOST AND FASHION JOURNALIST SHARES TIPS & SECRETS ON HOW TO GET READY FOR A PARTY It takes skill to look effortless and time to look timeless. Men may wonder why it takes women so long to get ready but every woman knows exactly why: getting ready for an event IS an event. Fashion Expert and TV host, Louise Roe, is the master of the event before the event and she’s opening her closet and sharing her secrets. About Louise Roe: Louise Roe is a TV host and fashion journalist who is currently the host of NBC’s hit competition show, Fashion Star. She also fronts Plain Jane on MTV International, a reality makeover show which airs in 66 countries. In 2013, it was announced that she ...
  • 2/19 CHEF RAYMOND NICASIO, FREDDIE SCONFIENZA, 2014 STARMIXOLOGIST AND HOTCHEF COMPETITION, STEVEN MASLEY, 30-DAY HEART TUNE-UP

    Feb 19, 2014 | 53 min
    CHEF RAY NICASIO & MIXOLOGIST FRED SCONFIENZA - FINALISTS IN THE UPCOMING 2014 STARMIXOLOGIST & HOTCHEF COMPETITION Two of Hawaii’s finest in the field of food & beverage have made it as finalists in the upcoming 2014 star Mixologist and HOTChef competition.  Now in its third year, this exciting event allows accomplished Starwood culinarians and bartender mixologists to showcase their talents through an interactive and competitive environment. Of the five finalists, executive sous chef Raymond Nicasio represents Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa at the HOTChef competition while bartender Freddie Sconfienza at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa will return as a finalist to defend his 2013 win. Organized...
  • 2/18 DEBORAH CAHN, NAVARRO VINEYARDS, FAMILY WINEMAKERS OF CALIFORNIA, CARL & JHOANE ROBINSON, FOODS AND SPICES THAT BUILD A HEALTHIER HEART

    Feb 18, 2014 | 53 min
    DEBORAH CAHN - NAVARRO VINEYARDS - FAMILY WINEMAKERS OF CALIFORNIA Deborah Cahn is one of the winemakers that will be in attendance at the Family Winemakers of California Pasadena Tasting on Sunday, March 9. Deborah, of Navarro Vineyards, will provide details on the Family Winemakers of California Pasadena Tasting, as well as give a preview of the wines that Navarro Vineyards will be pouring at the tasting. ABOUT Navarro Vineyards: Our family has been growing grapes, making wine and producing non-alcoholic grape juices in the Anderson Valley in coastal Mendocino since 1974. Since we are small, you probably will not find our wine in your local store. The majority of our production is sold dir...
  • 2/17 CAROL FENSTER - GLUTEN-FREE 101, ELIZABETH SHATNER, ART IN BLOOM 2014

    Feb 17, 2014 | 53 min
    CAROL FENSTER - GLUTEN-FREE 101: THE ESSENTIAL BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EASY GLUTEN-FREE COOKING It can be upsetting and overwhelming to learn that you can’t eat gluten, or that you need to cook for someone who can’t. Gluten-Free 101 is the guide to help make the transition a simple and positive change. It explains how to select and work with the best g-free foods from a now extensive (and sometimes confusing) product shelf, how to continue eating healthfully, and how to master basic gluten-free cooking techniques, such as cooking g-free pasta and rolling g-free dough. There are 175 simple recipes for everyday favorites like pancakes, pizza, fried chicken, sandwich bread, and cupcakes, with more ...
  • 2/13 KAREN MACNEIL, CAB FEST NAPA VALLEY

    Feb 13, 2014 | 24 min
    KAREN MACNEIL - AUTHOR, JOURNALIST, WINE EDUCATOR & CONSULTANT - CAB FEST NAPA VALLEY The Stars Align for CabFestNV the Napa Valley’s First Festival Devoted Exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon! Jeff Bridges, famed Oscar-winning actor, singer and songwriter, is set to headline the CabFestNV Festival Kickoff Concert on Friday, February 28 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, California. CabFestNV, set for Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, is the first festival devoted exclusively to Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This spectacular three-day wine weekend will be filled with great Cabernet, keynote presentations by Karen MacNeil, bestselling author of “T...
  • 2/12 LARRY LIPSON, COSTA RICA, JOHN STONEHILL, CHECK THEIR FRIDGE

    Feb 12, 2014 | 53 min
    LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA WINE REPORT    For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.  JOHN STONEHILL - REFRIGERATOR DATING EXPERT, WHAT DOES YOUR FRIDGE SAY ABOUT YOU? What does your fridge say about you? ChecktheirFridge.com offers advice by checking your date's refrigerator! After living the single life for over twenty years, John Stonehill knew one thing: checking his date’s refrigerator revealed great insight into the kind of person he was going out with.  So John create...
  • 2/11 THE GRAZIANO SISTERS, HOW TO USE A MEAT CLEAVER: SECRETS AND RECIPES FROM A MOB FAMILY'S KITCHEN, KATHLEEN INMAN, INMAN FAMILY WINES

    Feb 11, 2014 | 53 min
    THE GRAZIANO SISTERS - MOB WIVES COOKBOOK, HOW TO USE A MEAT CLEAVER: SECRETS AND RECIPES FROM A MOB FAMILY'S KITCHEN “Mob Wives," the reality TV series that follows the lives of four women affiliated with the Mob, has quickly risen to become the #1 show on VH1 and has inspired multiple spinoffs. The show's creator, Jennifer Graziano, one of its stars, Renee Graziano, and their restaurateur sister Lana Graziano, have joined together to create a stunning full color cookbook. Interviews and recipe excerpts from the book are available in time for Valentine’s Day (think: lobster arabiatta, Sicillian rice balls, tiramisu). In How to Use a Meat Cleaver: Secrets and Recipes from a Mob Family's Kitc...
  • 2/10 FRANK PELLEGRINO JR., RAO’S RESTAURANT, DON VAN STAAVEREN, THREE STICKS WINES

    Feb 10, 2014 | 53 min
    FRANK PELLEGRINO JR. – CO-OWNER, RAO’S RESTAURANT Being a restaurateur, let alone a successful one, has never been easy, even when you’ve got a legendary restaurant such as Rao's in New York in your arsenal. Frank Pellegrino, Jr., co-owner of the original Rao's in Harlem and Rao’s at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, however knows that a successful restaurant is made by making guests feel like they’re part of the family. "Frankie" as he is known to Rao's regulars, grew up helping his father and family at the restaurant – waiting tables, cooking, managing the restaurant – basically learning the family business, even though his father, Frank Sr. attempted to talk him out of it. The fourth generatio...
  • 2/7 MAKANA, WENDY EACHUS, MADERA VINTNERS ASSOCIATION

    Feb 07, 2014 | 2 min
    MAKANA – AWARD WINNING MUSICIAN  Makana, born Matthew Swalinkavich, is an award-winning slack-key guitar player, singer, and composer. Born and raised in Hawai'i, his guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film "The Descendants", starring George Clooney. In 2008, he was second runner up in Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Superstar competition eliciting praise from judgesSteve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Elliot Easton. In 2012, he was awarded one of Hawaii's top musical honors: a Na Hoku Ki Ho'alu (Slack Key) Legacy Award (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”) by the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts. On November 12, 2011, Makana, who...
  • 2/6 Camron King, Lodi's Wine & Chocolate, Keith Bellows, Where the Locals Go, National Geographic

    Feb 06, 2014 | 53 min
    Camron King - Executive Director, Lodi's Wine & Chocolate: A Weekend of Ultimate Indulgence Treat your sweetheart and yourself to a tantalizing weekend of indulgence during the 17th Annual Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend, set for February 8th & 9th, from 11AM to 4PM both days!  Your senses will be delighted as you sip delicious, handcrafted wines paired with decadent chocolate treats at over 50 Lodi Appellation wineries. Here's a little taste of what our wineries have in store for you. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event and include an event wine glass, a chocolate treat provided by Brix Chocolate, wine tasting and admission to all participating wineries. Tickets are valid ...
  • 2/5 INGRID HOFFMANN, LARRY LIPSON

    Feb 05, 2014 | 53 min
    INGRID HOFFMANN - CELEBRITY CHEF SHARES EASY & DELICIOUS RECIPE IDEAS & TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States.  In addition to a healthy lifestyle and exercise, little steps like easy ingredient swaps when cooking, can be the key to a healthy heart.   To kick-off American Heart month, celebrity chef and author Ingrid Hoffmann is on hand to provide simple and delicious ways to be kind to your heart. She is a big believer that eating healthy and taking good cardiovascular care doesn’t have to be boring – it can be delicioso!  She is available on Wednesday, February 5 for live interviews to share cooking and prep tips o...
  • 02/04 Andy Glaser, Purity Vodka, Chef Seren Bardwell, The Madonna Inn

    Feb 04, 2014 | 53 min
    ANDY GLASER - PRESIDENT AND CEO OF PURITY VODKA  Purity® Vodka is the result of a long lasting quest to redefine vodka, bringing character to a spirit which by tradition is more one of image and style rather than substance. Daring to stand out from the crowded cluster of neutral, mainstream vodkas, Purity Vodka has not been made to please everyone. It is full-bodied, complex and loaded with character yet, smooth and sophisticated. Combining heritage and innovation, Purity Vodka comes to life in a proprietary vodka still at the Purity Vodka Distillery at Ellinge Castle in the south of Sweden. Purity Vodka has developed a unique still system specifically for vodka production. During the thirty...
  • 02/03 STEPHANIE IZARD, GIRL AND THE GOAT, DOUGLAS FLETCHER, THE TERLATO WINE GROUP

    Feb 03, 2014 | 53 min
    STEPHANIE IZARD – EXECUTIVE CHEF, GIRL AND THE GOAT Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes,” and Food & Wine “Best New Chef” is the Executive Chef/Partner of two Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat and Little Goat. A 2011 James Beard “Best New Restaurant” nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by high-profile publications such as Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens and others. Little Goat, Stephanie’s highly successful follow-up to Girl & the Goat, encompasses a diner, coffee shop, bread shop and bar.  An outpost of Little Goat Bread opened at the Chicago French Market in Spring 2013. Izard was the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef (Season 4/2008...
  • 1/31 EMMA SWAIN, ST. SUPÉRY, CHEF LUIGI DIOTAIUTI, THE AL TIRAMISU RESTAURANT COOKBOOK

    Jan 31, 2014 | 3 min
    EMMA SWAIN – CEO, ST. SUPÉRY – WHAT WINES TO SERVE AT A SUPERBOWL PARY Step into our family-owned winery in the heart of the Napa Valley and experience the best of the wine country. Surrounded by our estate vineyard, St. Supéry is recognized for outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Visit us to enjoy delicious wine tastings, learn about our wine clubs, experience a birds-eye view of our working winery and stroll through our fine art gallery. St. Supéry crafts three distinct tiers of wine to please wine lovers from the novice to the connoisseur. The estate grows all the grapes for our wine portfolio. • Napa Valley Estate Wines: Bright, smooth, fruit-forward flav...
  • 1/30 ANDREAS NIETO, CHEF DE CUISINE JEFFERY WILLIAMS, THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL, DR. KANTOR, HEALTHY FOOD AND SNACK IDEAS FOR THE SUPER BOWL

    Jan 30, 2014 | 53 min
    ANDREAS NIETO, DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE & CHEF DE CUISINE JEFFERY WILLIAMS - THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL The Most Famous Downtown Los Angeles Hotel - Elegantly presiding over the City of Angels, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites provides the ultimate urban oasis in the heart of the business district. An international symbol that has come to represent the beauty and sophistication of the city itself, this famous Westin Los Angeles hotel is one of the most photographed destinations in the world. Stroll through our atrium lobby, and you'll immediately see why. Enjoy spectacular skyline views, access to over 40 specialty boutiques and restaurants, and unparalleled meeting facilities. Dis...
  • 1/29 LARRY LIPSON, ROBERT HOROWITZ, CBS, SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS

    Jan 29, 2014 | 53 min
    LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA WINE REPORT    For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.  ROBERT HOROWITZ - SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS Robert Horowitz, the executive producer of SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS, is an expert on all things related to commercials and advertising, especially as it pertains to the biggest football game of the year.  Bob is used regularly this time of year to give his take in the media on which ads will punch through on Super Bowl Sunday and ...
  • 1/28 DAN WHALEN, STUFFED: THE ULTIMATE COMFORT FOOD COOKBOOK, PROFESSOR TONY VALDEVIT, STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, FUMBLE-RIFFIC SUPERBOWL GAME

    Jan 28, 2014 | 1 min
    DAN WHALEN – AUTHOR, STUFFED: THE ULTIMATE COMFORT FOOD COOKBOOK Our favorite comfort foods are often considered tried and true recipes.  But how can you take favorite comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, a hamburger, or even ravioli and make them even more comforting, more filling, even more delicious? Blogger and author Dan Whalen knows how and by following his recipes home cooks will learn how to turn their favorite comfort foods into new and exciting dishes. Whalen, the master behind the wildly popular food blog, The Food in my Beard, and the mad scientist of comfort food, is the author of the new book, STUFFED: THE ULTIMATE COMFORT FOOD COOKBOOK [Page Street Publishing, January 2014,...
  • 1/27 JILL DAVIS, LAMBERT BRIDGE WINERY, M&M’S SPOKESCANDY YELLOW, SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

    Jan 27, 2014 | 53 min
    JILL DAVIS - VP & GENERAL MANAGER OF LAMBERT BRIDGE WINERY Lambert Bridge Winery has announced the appointment of Winemaker Jill Davis to the role of Vice President and General Manager of the iconic winery located in Sonoma County’s renowned Dry Creek Valley.  Davis, a more than thirty-year veteran of the California wine industry has been with Lambert Bridge since 2005 and has led the winemaking improvements in both the vineyards and cellar as the brand has become a premier, artisanal producer focusing on Bordeaux-style red wines from the highest quality grapes in Sonoma County. Her new role will find her directly overseeing all aspects of the daily operations as well as the brand’s long-ter...
  • 1/24 TODD CARMICHAEL, DANGEROUS GROUNDS, VICKI LAWRENCE

    Jan 24, 2014 | 53 min
    TODD CARMICHAEL, COFFEE IMPORTER - CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES…DANGEROUS GROUNDS It Takes the Perfect Beans to Make that Perfect Cup of Morning Joe. But Perfection Sometimes Comes at a Dangerous Price! We're talking to Coffee Importer Todd Carmichael as He Travels to Some of the World's Most Dangerous Places in Search of the Best Coffee Beans Money Can Buy in the Second Season of His Critically acclaimed Series… DANGEROUS GROUNDS! From the Amazon Jungles of Brazil to the conflict zones of Guatemala, Carmichael treks around the globe for His biggest and most demanding clients including Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, Chef Mario Batali, Dean & Deluca and the Four Seasons Hotels. Dangerous Grou...
  • 1/23 MICHAELA BALTASAR, WASHINGTON STATE WINE, MARC SILVERSTEIN, SUPERBOWL

    Jan 23, 2014 | 53 min
    MICHAELA BALTASAR - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON STATE WINE Taste Washington 2014 Tickets on Sale Now – The Nation’s largest single-region wine and food event! Tickets and hotel packages for the 17th Annual Taste Washington, Seattle’s biggest and most exciting wine and food event, are now on sale. The two-day celebration takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, at the CenturyLink Field Center and highlights hundreds of Washington State wineries pouring their favorite offerings alongside Northwest restaurants serving specially-prepared bites. The event will also feature a popular vineyard section, with the state’s wine grape growers sampling wines made from their grapes, allowing ...
  • 1/22 SLO Rstaurant Month, Goldrush Steakhouse, The Madonna Inn, Marisol, The Cliffs Resort, The Apple Farms Restaurant, Cafe Roma

    Jan 22, 2014 | 4 min
    Were LIVE from The Madonna Inn in Lan Luis Obiso, Ca talking about SLO Restaurant Month! ABOUT SLO RESTAURANT MONTH: Indulge in San Luis Obispo County Restaurant Month, January 1–31, 2014. Participating restaurants will offer special menus, most featuring a three-course prix fixe meal for $30. Pair your meal with award-winning local wines from the Paso Robles & San Luis Obispo wine country for an additional charge. Reservations recommended. Prices, offers and availability vary per restaurant. Please check directly with the restaurants listed below for specific details. We hope you join us during this exciting month celebrating some of the finest cuisine on the Central Coast! VisitSanLuisObis...
  • 1/21 DAVID ORTIZ, BILL KURTIS, TALL GRASS BEEF, TONY SIRAGUSA

    Jan 21, 2014 | 32 min
    DAVID ORTIZ - BOSTON SLUGGER HELPS GIVE SHELTER DOGS A NEW LEASH ON LIFE David Ortiz knows the powerful feeling of hitting a homerun. He also knows the powerful feeling of coming home to unconditional love from wagging tails and wiggling butts. As a dog owner of two, he can’t imagine a day without his four-legged friends, Foxxy and Happy. As an avid dog lover, “Big Papi” is joining PEDIGREE® Brand’s movement to power transformations and give shelter dogs a new leash on life. This year at a private event at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the ultimate venue for storytelling, Ortiz and PEDIGREE® Brand will unveil an inspirational short film that documents his personal story about how his own ...
  • 1/20 Tara Kirch, National Cheese Lovers Day, Parrano Cheese, Martha Peretz, Simply Wine Festival, Make a Wish Foundation

    Jan 20, 2014 | 53 min
    TARA KIRCH - IT'S NATIONAL CHEESE LOVERS DAY, CELEBRATE WITH PARRANO CHEESE  Today is National Cheese Lovers Day and what better way to celebrate than by learning how to swap your traditional snacks for some snack options to elevate your everyday appetizers by incorporating everyone’s favorite ingredient, CHEESE! Parrano cheese will launch an official Snack Swapper on its website where the public can select one of five flavor profiles (salty, sweet, savory, crunchy or spicy) and in turn, will receive a number of great snack options to elevate their everyday. Parrano artfully captures two of the world’s best-known cheeses, Parmigiano-Reggiano® and Gouda, to create a truly unique cheese. Its f...
  • 1/17 MAUREEN MAHER, 48 HOURS, EXECUTIVE CHEF JESSICA JAMES, APPLEBEE’S, S

    Jan 17, 2014 | 53 min
    MAUREEN MAHER - 48 HOURS Maureen Maher and 48 HOURS investigate the sometimes-shady business of international child adoptions and the lengths families will go to bring children home to the United States in “Perilous Journey” to be broadcast Jan. 18, 2014 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The investigation reveals the extraordinary journey of one family to adopt two children from The Democratic Republic of the Congo, the questionable practices of the U.S.-based adoption agency they’d chosen, as well as the harrowing story of one woman’s attempt to adopt a child from Guatemala - through the same agency - and allegations of child trafficking against Guatemalan nationals that emerg...
  • 1/16 Rick Maynard, KFC, Ron Semler, Malibu Family Wines

    Jan 16, 2014 | 30 min
    RICK MAYNARD – DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, KFC (EXTRA CRISPY BONELESS CHICKEN) KFC announces its newest limited time offer menu item – Extra Crispy Boneless Chicken. For the first time in 10+ years, the beloved Extra Crispy recipe is being re-introduced to the menu. In an effort to expand its snack and lunch offerings, the recipe will be available in a Go Cup, 2-piece Combo or as part of a 10-piece Favorites Bucket. The launch of Extra Crispy Boneless is just one way the iconic fried chicken giant continues to innovate. Today also marks the introduction of How Do You KFC?, a new marketing campaign and brand movement that celebrates the authentic connections the brand’s most passionate fans h...
  • 1/15 Larry Lipson, Costa Rica, Mollie Katzen, Heart of the Plate

    Jan 15, 2014 | 53 min
    LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA WINE REPORT    For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.  MOLLIE KATZEN - AUTHOR OF COOKBOOK, “THE HEART OF THE PLATE: Vegetarian Recipes For a New Generation” In The Heart of the Plate, Mollie completely reinvents the vegetarian repertoire, unveiling a collection of beautiful, healthful, and unfussy dishes — her “absolutely most loved.” Her new cuisine is light, sharp, simple, and modular; her inimitable voice is as personal, helpful, clear, and ...
  • 1/14 JOSHUA KLAPPER, LA FENÊTRE WINES, SUSANNA HOFFMAN, BOLD

    Jan 14, 2014 | 53 min
    JOSHUA KLAPPER - FOUNDER & WINEMAKER, LA FENÊTRE WINES As one of the youngest servers ever to work at the acclaimed restaurant Café Boulud, Joshua Klapper participated in weekly wine seminars that quickly opened his mind and palate to the expansive world of the grape.  It was a fortuitous taste of a 1945 Chateau Latour that led him from Manhattan’s best restaurants to the vineyards of California where he founded La Fenêtre wines in 2005. Klapper was brought up in Manhattan and though he always had an insatiable thirst for learning, he decided not to pursue college immediately after high school.  Starting his professional serving career at New York institutions such as Coco Pazzo, Klapper soo...
  • 1/10 BRAD WARNER, FOLEY JOHNSON WINES, CARTER REUM, VEEV LIQUEUR THE WORLD’S FIRST AÇAÍ SPIRIT

    Jan 10, 2014 | 4 min
    BRAD WARNER - WINEMAKER, FOLEY JOHNSON WINES  Brad lives up on Trinity Road, roughly 2,200 feet above the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. His hobbies include camping and fishing – holdovers from his childhood. He also enjoys traveling and cooking. He and his wife Lisa have two Boxers, names Beau and Fawn, and five rescue cats. Experience: In 1967 Brad moved to the Napa Valley and began his career in the wine industry as a cellar worker for Charles Krug Winery. Three years later he moved to Robert Mondavi Winery to become their cellar foreman. During his career at Mondavi, Brad completed courses in Winemaking and Business Management at Napa Valley College, UC Davis and Stanford University. He remain...
  • 1/9 CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE, CELEBRITY CHEF RICHARD BLAIS

    Jan 09, 2014 | 53 min
    CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE - SERVES UP HEARTY RECIPES TO HELP US STAY WARM DURING NATIONAL SOUP MONTH January is more than New Year’s resolutions and football playoffs; it’s about enjoying the comfort foods that warm our hearts and help us forget about the cold and dreary weather outside. It’s also National Soup Month and according to a recent survey, 86% of Americans agree that soup should be the official meal of winter. A warm bowl of your favorite soup on a cold day can be the perfect compliment to curling up on the coach or lounging in your PJs. A big batch of soup can also be enjoyed for lunch and dinner throughout the week. However, most people do not feel comfortable transporting or storing ...
  • 1/8 LARRY VAN AALST, CHARLES MARA, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION, ELIZABETH VIANNA, CHIMNEY ROCK WINERY, STAGS LEAP DISTRICT

    Jan 08, 2014 | 53 min
    LARRY VAN AALST AND CHARLES MARA - LIVE FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION Charles Mara is a nationally recognized wine judge, winery producer/owner and wine merchant, Charles F. Mara is a force within the wine industry. Having traveled to many of the world's most prestigious wine regions, he is a well respected and knowledgeable wine guru who brings to table a love of wine. Wine judge for numerous prestigious wine tastings, as well as serving on several wine tasting panels, Professor of Oenology and member of the Society of Wine Educators, he has also appeared on local TV and Radio shows, was appointed as the Consumer Representative by the Governor of New York to the State Wi...
  • 1/7 LARRY LIPSON , PAM O’BRIAN, FITNESS MAGAZINE, IVY LARSON

    Jan 07, 2014 | 2 min
    LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA WINE REPORT    For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.  PAM O’BRIAN – EXEC EDITOR, FITNESS MAGAZINE Simple Ways to Make Your New Year Happier and Healthier - Fitness Magazine Shares Tips to Set Yourself Up For Success in 2014 and Make Your Resolutions Your New Reality Looking to get in shape this year but don’t know where or how to start? Pam O’Brien, Executive Editor of Fitness magazine says the best way to make your New Year's resolutions a re...
  • 1/6 MICHAEL BEAULAC, PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS, STAGS LEAP DISTRICT WINE GROWERS DINNER, KAREN CAKEBREAD, ZIATA WINES

    Jan 06, 2014 | 53 min
    MICHAEL BEAULAC – GM & WINEMAKER, PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS & SLDW PRESIDENT -  STAGS LEAP DISTRICT WINE GROWERS DINNER Wine is personal. My goal is to create the best wines that express our five distinct appellations. My aim is to produce elegant, balanced wines that retain their fruit quality and express their vineyard terroir. I like taking raw fruit in and guiding it on the path to great wine. Michael Beaulac joined the Pine Ridge Vineyards team as General Manager and Winemaker in 2009. He has worked with some of the most highly regarded wineries in both Sonoma and Napa Valley, including St. Supery, Markham Vineyards and Murphy Goode. Michael’s interest in wine started with his first really g...
  • 01/03 LARRY VVAN AALST, CAROLYN O'NEIL, THE SLIM DOWN SOUTH COOKBOOK, STEVE EVANS

    Jan 03, 2014 | 3 min
    LARRY VAN AALST – SONOMA WINE REPORT LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON CRN AND ALSO IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR EVENTS, TASTES AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE. CAROLYN O'NEIL, MS, RD - THE SLIM DOWN SOUTH COOKBOOK With the combined expertise of Southern Living and author Carolyn O'Neil, The Slim Down South Cookbook offers strategies, recipes, and expert tips for enjoying great Southern food while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet-without feeling deprived! Carolyn's Slim Down South plan offers smart, simple ways to manage potential overindulgences and maintain a healthy weight-one day at a time. Th...
  • 1/2 CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN, THE EATERY, CLAUD & CO. CATERING, NOIR FOOD & WINE

    Jan 02, 2014 | 53 min
    CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN - THE EATERY, CLAUD & CO. CATERING, NOIR FOOD & WINE Passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure these words begin to sum up Chef Claud Beltran. An exotic mix of Mexican and Lebanese heritage, Chef Beltran was exposed to various ethnic foods at an early age. After being mentored by Master Chef Thomas Keller, Chef Beltran set out to make his own name. For over a quarter century Claud Beltran has established himself as one of Los Angeles preeminent chefs. With his accomplished staff he creates culinary delights and fantastic designs that please all the senses. His experinence with multiple venues makes your event experience seemless and his e...
  • 12/31 CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN, THE EATERY, CLAUD & CO. CATERING, NOIR FOOD & WINE

    Dec 31, 2013 | 39 min
    CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN - THE EATERY, CLAUD & CO. CATERING, NOIR FOOD & WINE Passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure these words begin to sum up Chef Claud Beltran. An exotic mix of Mexican and Lebanese heritage, Chef Beltran was exposed to various ethnic foods at an early age. After being mentored by Master Chef Thomas Keller, Chef Beltran set out to make his own name. For over a quarter century Claud Beltran has established himself as one of Los Angeles preeminent chefs. With his accomplished staff he creates culinary delights and fantastic designs that please all the senses. His experinence with multiple venues makes your event experience seemless and his e...
  • 12/30 SARAH JANSSEN, THE WORLD ALMANAC, CHEF MISTY PHELPS

    Dec 30, 2013 | 53 min
    SARAH JANSSEN - SENIOR EDITOR, THE WORLD ALMANAC® AND BOOK OF FACTS 2014 What were the most memorable milestones of 2013? Which Winter Olympic moments in years past had us at the edge of our seats? What essential information can prepare voters for November 2014 elections? The answers to these questions and more can be found in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014, available in print and as an eBook for all platforms on November 26. This latest edition of America’s best-selling reference book will be your go-to source in the upcoming year, containing thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 is available for purchase at www.worl...
  • 12/27 KARL WITTSTROM, ANCIENT PEAKS WINERY, MARGARITA ADVENTURES, PINOT EXPRESS, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

    Dec 27, 2013 | 53 min
    KARL WITTSTROM – PART OWNER/PROPRIETOR, ANCIENT PEAKS WINERY –  MARGARITA ADVENTURES “PINOT EXPRESS” “Pinot Express”—an epic new 1,800-foot zipline that flies over a Pinot Noir vineyard in the Paso Robles wine country, and that is connected to the Ancient Peaks experience. The “Pinot Express” is now the highest, longest and fastest zipline offered by Margarita Adventures zipline canopy tours on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, home of Ancient Peaks Winery’s estate Margarita Vineyard. The Pinot Express joins four existing ziplines as part of Margarita Adventures’ regular zipline canopy tours. The tours go through the vineyard and touch on sustainable winegrowng, and they conclude with an o...
  • 12/26 MICHAEL SILACCI, OPUS ONE, CHRISTINE HALL, THE PIE QUEEN, ALEJANDRA SCHRADER, MASTERCHEF

    Dec 26, 2013 | 3 min
    MICHAEL SILACCI - OPUS ONE  Château Mouton Rothschild winemaker Lucien Sionneau and Robert Mondavi’s son Timothy made the partnership’s first vintage at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1979. The following year the partners officially announced their joint venture. In 1981 a single case of the joint venture wine sold for $24,000 at the first Napa Valley Wine Auction – the highest price ever paid for a California wine. In 1982 Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild began label design. The partners agreed to choose a name of Latin origin for the joint venture, allowing for easy recognition in both English and French. Baron Philippe announced his choice, “Opus,” a musical expression denoti...
  • 12/25 SUSAN CANNON, HEIDI BARRETT, LA SIRENA, JOHN HILLIARD

    Dec 25, 2013 | 31 min
    SUSAN CANNON, SUSAN G. CANNON ESTATE WINES & HEIDI BARRETT - WINEMAKER, LA SIRENA     Heidi Peterson Barrett is a winemaker who has been responsible for some of California's most notable cult wines, including Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Paradigm Winery, Grace Family Vineyards, Amuse Bouche, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Showket Vineyards and Fantesca, is a consultant for Diamond Creek Vineyards and Niebaum-Coppola, and has her own wine label, La Sirena. Welcome to La Sirena, where our mission is to make wines of high integrity and purity that are simply delicious. I focus on the wines that I personally love best - Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Moscato Azul (our dry Muscat Canelli). O...
  • 12/24 Shay de Silva, Fast Fitness to Go, Larry Lipson, Costa Rica

    Dec 24, 2013 | 4 min
    SHAY DE SILVA - PERSONAL TRAINER AND NUTRITION SPECIALIST - HOLIDAY PARTY SURVIVAL TIPS 5 Holiday Foods You Should Never Eat, which 3 cocktails to avoid and Other Holiday Party Survival Tips! Ah, the holiday season. That means countless opportunities to celebrate, feast and raise a glass with family, co-workers and friends. That's good news for our social lives, but bad for our waste lines. Can you enjoy partying during the holidays without regretting it later? Nutritional Specialist and Personal Trainer Shay de Sliva says YES! Find out how to dodge temptaition and stay healthy! Shay de Silva is a certified personal trainer, speaker and nutrition specialist who loves inventing creative worko...
  • 12/23 MICHAEL SILACCI, OPUS ONE, CHRISTINE HALL, THE PIE QUEEN, ALEJANDRA SCHRADER, MASTERCHEF

    Dec 23, 2013 | 13 min
    MICHAEL SILACCI - OPUS ONE  Château Mouton Rothschild winemaker Lucien Sionneau and Robert Mondavi’s son Timothy made the partnership’s first vintage at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1979. The following year the partners officially announced their joint venture. In 1981 a single case of the joint venture wine sold for $24,000 at the first Napa Valley Wine Auction – the highest price ever paid for a California wine. In 1982 Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild began label design. The partners agreed to choose a name of Latin origin for the joint venture, allowing for easy recognition in both English and French. Baron Philippe announced his choice, “Opus,” a musical expression denoti...
  • 12/20 LESLIE MEAD RENAUD, FOLEY ESTATE, FOOD FROM THE VINE, CAROL KOZLOWSKI, KOZLOWSKI FARMS

    Dec 20, 2013 | 53 min
    LESLIE MEAD RENAUD - FOLEY ESTATE, FOOD FROM THE VINE  Wine Industry Launches ‘Food from the Vine’ Fundraiser to Support Foodbank - A collaboration of local wineries, tasting rooms and vineyard management companies are joining forces this December to raise awareness and funds for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Participating businesses throughout Santa Barbara County will each hold a unique fundraiser (such as donating proceeds from sales of a special wine or 10 percent of sales) from now through Jan. 6. The fundraising campaign was conceived by Leslie Mead Renaud, director of winemaking for Lincourt Vineyards and Foley Estate Winery, and Clarissa Nagy, winemaker at Nagy Wines and cons...
  • 12/19 SUSAN CANNON, HEIDI BARRETT, LA SIRENA, JOHN HILLIARD

    Dec 19, 2013 | 53 min
    SUSAN CANNON, SUSAN G. CANNON ESTATE WINES & HEIDI BARRETT - WINEMAKER, LA SIRENA     Heidi Peterson Barrett is a winemaker who has been responsible for some of California's most notable cult wines, including Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Paradigm Winery, Grace Family Vineyards, Amuse Bouche, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Showket Vineyards and Fantesca, is a consultant for Diamond Creek Vineyards and Niebaum-Coppola, and has her own wine label, La Sirena. Welcome to La Sirena, where our mission is to make wines of high integrity and purity that are simply delicious. I focus on the wines that I personally love best - Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Moscato Azul (our dry Muscat Canelli). O...
  • 12/18 BRUCE BOXLIEGHTNER, SILVER BELLS, RICK MAYNARD, KFC

    Dec 18, 2013 | 53 min
    BRUCE BOXLEITNER – ACTOR, FAMILY FILM “SILVER BELLS” Bruce starring in the family film SILVER BELLS - which recently premiered on UP TV and is now available on DVD in stores nationwide. Bruce Dalton (Bruce Boxleitner), is an ambitious and competitive father and local TV sports anchor who lives life “for the win.” But to his family, friends and those around him, that’s not always a positive thing. He wants his wife Piper (Bridgett Newton) to win their neighborhood's Christmas decorating contest and his son, Jason, to be the star of his high school basketball team. When Bruce gets into a physical scuffle with a ref (Kevin Downes) at Jason’s basketball game, the holidays take a turn for the wor...
  • 12/17 THE SWON BROTHERS, TWIX, TAMMY DONROE INMAN, WINTERSWEET

    Dec 17, 2013 | 2 min
    THE SWON BROTHERS – ZACH AND COLTON FUEL COMPETITION BETWEEN TWIX COOKIE BARS The Swon Brothers – Zach and Colton – two of country music’s brightest rising stars who recently signed with Arista Nashville, have been performing together for years.  But this week, they accepted a challenge that put them on opposite sides of the stage – and the TWIX® Brand rivalry. Zach released a special jingle for Left TWIX, while sibling Colton shared a theme song for Right TWIX. Now, it’s up to fans everywhere to help “pick a side” between these clashing confections and their equally sweet songs. Zach and Colton debuted the tunes Tuesday to a room full of adoring fans at B.B. King’s in Nashville, Tenn., and ...
  • 12/16 DAVID KOECHNER, ANCHORMAN 2, ALLISON ROBICELLI, A LOVE STORY, WITH CUPCAKES

    Dec 16, 2013 | 4 min
    DAVID KOECHNER - NEW ONLINE SERIES: “THE SEARCH FOR THE ONE” FOR M&M  & ANCHORMAN 2  Actor, writer and producer David Koechner, an alumnus of Chicago’s Second City Theater, got his first break as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and since has become an instantly recognizable face appearing in more than 120 films and television shows. He is best known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Koechner is receiving rave reviews for his role in the dark, twisted and film festival award-winning thriller “Cheap Thrills;” it will be in theaters March 2014. Additional notable film credits include “Waiting,” “Out Cold,...
  • 12/13 Cynthia Peck, Angelo's and Vinci's, Josh Mankiewicz, Nbc, Dateline, Steve Evans

    Dec 13, 2013 | 53 min
    CYNTHIA PECK - ANGELO'S AND VINCI’S RISTORANTE Angelo and Vincis just celebrated 40 years of great food! Thirty-nine years ago, our restaurant was built with tradition and has since continued with tradition. At our home in the old marketplace, we tribute our ancestors who came to America in the late 1800’s – their spirit and their recipes! Originally built as an L-shaped marketplace in the days when Fullerton was an orchard (early 1900’s), the local farmers would bring their produce in from the fields by horse and wagon to sell to the townspeople. The original wood trusses of the old roof system may still be seen in the Venetian Room. Approximately twenty years later, renovation of the build...
  • 12/12 FRAN COSTIGAN, VEGAN CHOCOLATE, SHANE EVANS, UNDERCOVER BOSS, MASSAGE HEIGHTS, GEORGE WALLACE, “LAFF IT OFF”

    Dec 12, 2013 | 31 min
    FRAN COSTIGAN – AUTHOR, VEGAN CHOCOLATE  It can be difficult to find truly indulgent vegan desserts—especially chocolate. But for the first time, chocolate cakes, brownies, truffles, puddings, ice creams, and more are within reach: dairy-free, organic, fair-trade, and sublime. Author, baking instructor, and vegan powerhouse Fran Costigan has dedicated years to satisfying her sweet tooth while keeping it vegan. Through experimentation and long hours in the kitchen, she’s recreated some of her favorite chocolate desserts as better-for-you interpretations that pass the taste test: Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles (with a variety of flavor variations), a Brooklyn Blackout Layer Cake, a Sacher Tort...
  • 12/11 Larry Lipson, Costa Rica

    Dec 11, 2013 | 3 min
    LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA WINE REPORT    For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies. 
  • 12/10 ROGER DOW, THE U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, JIM LAUGHREN, CHAMPAGNE

    Dec 10, 2013 | 2 min
    ROGER DOW, CEO OF THE U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION - EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL HAS A PROFOUND EFFECT ON ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS 2014 is right around the corner – have you used your vacation time for the year?  It turns out that Americans and their families are missing out on more than they realize when their vacation days run out at the end of this month. According to a new study by the U.S. Travel Association, taking the time for educational travel has a profound effect on academic and career success.  The "Travel Improves Educational Attainment & Future Success" report revealed that adults who took learning-focused trips between the ages of 12 and 18 had higher incomes, and achieved higher grades ...
  • 12/09 Larry Van Aalst, Kristen Olsen, Betty Crocker

    Dec 09, 2013 | 4 min
    Larry Van Aalst – Sonoma Wine Report LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON CRN AND ALSO IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR EVENTS, TASTES AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN  THE SAM FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE. Kristen Olson from Betty Crocker - 2013 “Top 10” Red Hot Holiday Trends From savory to sweet, elegant appetizers, festive cocktails, divine desserts and exciting new twists on old favorites, Kristen can share the “Top 10” Red Hot Holiday Trends heating up from coast to coast for 2013 and recipes to bring them to life in home kitchens. Betty Crocker's 2013 Red Hot Holiday Trends: Sweet & Savory Cookies - A biscuit-shortbread hybrid from France...
  • 12/06 MICHAELA BALTASAR, WASHINGTON STATE WINE, THE RECOMMENDEUER, TAM O’SHANTER, STEVE EVANS

    Dec 06, 2013 | 3 min
    MICHAELA BALTASAR - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON STATE WINE The Washington State Wine Commission represents every licensed winery and every wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the Commission provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry - through assessments based on grape and wine sales - the Commission is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. WASHINGTON STATE WINE’S “THE RECOMMENDEUER” APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR IPHONE - New Format Offers Same Entertaining, In-Depth Wine Education Led by Comedian ...
  • 12/05 Courtney Taira, King's Hawaiian Bread, Melissa Gerstein, The Moms

    Dec 05, 2013 | 24 min
    Courtney Taira - King's Hawaiian Bread Our mouthwatering tale begins in the 1950's in Hilo, Hawaii. There Robert Taira, the Hawaiian-born son of Japanese immigrants opened his first bakeshop, Robert's Bakery, after graduating top of his baking class. The first round, soft loaves of Original Recipe King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread were made here. The loaves rarely ever made it home before being devoured, and a local traditional island favorite was born. (Or should we say baked?) After nearly a decade of growing popularity, in 1963 the much-loved original shop expanded and moved to King Street in Honolulu, where it was renamed King's Bakery. It didn't take long for the new location to become a belo...
  • 12/04 LARRY LIPSON, CASEY NOBLE, OUTSMART THE SEASON WITH SAVVY BUDGETING TIPS TO MAKE SPIRITS BRIGHT

    Dec 04, 2013 | 53 min
    LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA WINE REPORT    For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Costa Rica weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.  CASEY NOBLE - OUTSMART THE SEASON WITH SAVVY BUDGETING TIPS TO MAKE SPIRITS BRIGHT Casey Noble, host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime, brings her design expertise to the table. After graduating from George Mason University, Casey began her design career as a computer graphics artist in Washington, D.C., before moving to California to study interior design at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merc...
  • 12/03 SANDRA LEE, JULIE MICHAELS, 'THE BEST COMMERCIAL EVER'', 'CRASH THE SUPERBOWL' DORITOS COMMERCIAL COMPETITION, 2014 SUPERBOWL

    Dec 03, 2013 | 33 min
    SANDRA LEE - CELEBRITY HOME STYLE EXPERT - TIPS FOR EASY, AFFORDABLE, DO-IT-YOURSELF HOLIDAY GIFTS Looking for that perfect holiday or hostess gift this holiday season?  You don’t have to brave Black Friday or Cyber Monday to snag the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones – just make them yourself and create lasting holiday memories on any budget. Emmy-winning home style expert and New York Times bestselling author, Sandra Lee will demonstrate exclusive, on-trend décor, craft, and baking projects that all viewers will love and anyone can make - Yes, you really can! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, Sandra will discuss how to create homemade gift baskets, tasty treats, and other h...
  • 12/02 Brad Wilson, Brad's Deals, Cyber Monday

    Dec 02, 2013 | 2 min
    Brad Wilson - How to find the best deals Cyber Monday Brad Wilson is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of BradsDeals.com. Brad started BradsDeals in 2001 as a poor college student to show his friends and fellow students how to save money using tips and tricks online. Brad Wilson is a nationally-known savings expert and professional bargain-hunter. He has appeared on The Early Show, FOX & Friends, USA Today, The New York Times, TIME, AOL Daily Finance, and many other national and local news outlets. Bradsdeals.com  www.cybermonday2013.com  - Home to all the best online shopping deals and coupon codes of Thanksgiving Weekend and Cyber Monday 2013, this year on Monday, December 2nd. Grab the latest...
  • 11/29 JAMES CARLING, VENTURA LEMONCELLO, RICHARD SCHLESINGER, 48 HOURS, STEVE EVANS

    Nov 29, 2013 | 4 min
    JAMES CARLING - VENTURA LEMONCELLO                              The Ventura Limoncello Company was founded in 2007 by James Carling and Manuela Zaretti-Carling. Our mission is to the be premier producer of limoncello liqueurs in the United States. We use the recipe handed down to Manuela from her Nonna in Italy. Ventura County, California, is home to some of the most amazing lemons in the world and their peels make a world class Limoncello. Due to the year round lemon growing season, we produce Ventura Limoncello in small batches all year. We have also released our Ventura Orangecello liqueur using blood oranges, also grown in Ventura County. Unlike lemons, blood oranges are seasonal in Vent...
  • 11/28 Jeremy LeBlanc, Christine Dionese, The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair, Chef Michelle Bernstein, National Pork Board, Milt Larson, The Magic Castle

    Nov 28, 2013 | 29 min
    Jeremy LeBlanc & Christine Dionese -  The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair Hand-Crafted, Delicious Cocktail Recipes From One of the Best Bartenders in the World Jeremy LeBlanc, lead bartender at a bar praised by Conde Nast as one of the top 10 roof top bars in the world, is sharing his signature techniques and one-of a kind recipes that define exceptional bartending. Now, with this bartending guide, experts and beginners alike will keep their friends and customers entertained, satisfied and always coming back for more of these meticulously created cocktails. The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending With Flair features hand-crafted cocktail recipes like the Whiskey Pig, which feature...
  • 11/27 BECKY PETERSON, AUCTION NAPA VALLEY GIVING, BETH WEISS, OMAHA STEAKS, RJ JARAMILLO, BUTTERBALL

    Nov 27, 2013 | 1 min
    BECKY PETERSON - AUCTION NAPA VALLEY GIVING   Napa Valley Vintners' mission for its annual community fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley, is to utilize the worldwide reputation of the Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of Napa County community. Since 1981 NVV has granted more than $120 million to local non-profit organizations in the areas of healthcare, youth development and affordable housing. With the proceeds of Auction Napa Valley 2012, NVV refined its giving model to focus on two long-term strategic priority areas: Community Health and Children's Education. The goal is to invest deeply, rather than broadly to affect the greatest impact on our community. Our nonprofit partners serv...
  • 11/26 Chef Enzo Fargione, Visual Eats, Seth Tibbott, Tofurkey

    Nov 26, 2013 | 1 min
    Renowned Chef Enzo Fargione - Pens Cookbook, but not your ordinary cookbook ‘Visual Eats’  In Visual Eats: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Modern Italian Cooking, Chef Enzo shows food aficionados and home cooks that they can create the same elaborate dishes that are served in high-end restaurants for their own guests. With beautiful photos and step-by-step instructions, Visual Eats carefully lays out the steps to prepare these professional dishes at home. Hosts who want to amaze their guests can even create dishes like Eggplant Popsicles, Ham and Peas in a Toothpaste Tube, and Enzo’s signature dish, Four-Minute Smoked Branzino Carpaccio in a Cigar Box, which emits a puff of smoke when opened by ...
  • 11/25 Jeremy LeBlanc, Christine Dionese, The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair, Chef Michelle Bernstein, National Pork Board, Milt Larson, The Magic Castle

    Nov 25, 2013 | 53 min
    Jeremy LeBlanc & Christine Dionese -  The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair Hand-Crafted, Delicious Cocktail Recipes From One of the Best Bartenders in the World Jeremy LeBlanc, lead bartender at a bar praised by Conde Nast as one of the top 10 roof top bars in the world, is sharing his signature techniques and one-of a kind recipes that define exceptional bartending. Now, with this bartending guide, experts and beginners alike will keep their friends and customers entertained, satisfied and always coming back for more of these meticulously created cocktails. The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending With Flair features hand-crafted cocktail recipes like the Whiskey Pig, which feature...
  • 11/22 Larry Manetti, Honore Comfort, Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, Steve Evans

    Nov 22, 2013 | 1 min
    LARRY MANETTI – ACTOR, AUTHOR & RADIO HOST  Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky...
  • 11/20 Dr. Joel Fisher, Jason Hayes, Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Doug Brauner, The Car Czar, The LA Auto Show, Franck Duboeuf, Mr. Beaujolais

    Nov 21, 2013 | 53 min
    Dr. Joel Fisher and Jason Hayes join the show for Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Beaujolais nouveau (French pronunciation: [bo.ʒɔ.lɛ nu.vo]) is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" used to see heavy marketing, with races to get the first bottles to different markets around the globe. The current release practice is to ship the wine ahead of the third Thursday of November, and release it to the local markets at 12:01 am local time. Doug Brauner – Auto Expert & Host of The Car Czar -  Live from t...
  • 11/20 Ann Pittman, Cooking Light Magazine, Larry Lipson, Larry Manetti

    Nov 20, 2013 | 53 min
    Ann Pittman Executive Food Editor, Cooking Light Magazine – Special Thanksgiving Double Issue Highlights from Cookin’ Light’s November 2013 Issue – available on Newsstands Naitonwide and Online at www.CookingLight.com  Articles include: THE EASIEST HOLIDAY RECIPES EVER! 7 SIMPLE WAYS TO BECOME A BETTER COOK APPETIZERS FOR ANY PARTY PURE COMFORT CASSEROLES 12 HEATLTHY EATING HABITS SUGAR, SUGAR EVERYWHERE HEALTHY AND HUNGRY IN SAN JUAN Cooking Light is the nation’s leading epicurean magazine brand with the largest audience and most epicurean editorial. It is the only epicurean brand positioned where great food meets good health. Cooking Light received two James Beard Foundation 2013 Book, Bro...
  • 11/19 Jan Miller, Editor, Better Homes and Gardens, Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s

    Nov 19, 2013 | 1 min
    Jan Miller - Editor, Better Homes and Gardens 'Baking" This all-new and gorgeous edition of Better Homes and Gardens Baking (the first major all-purpose BH&G baking title published since 1998) is a compendium of irresistible cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, cobblers, pastries, and breads—from everyday sweets to special-occasion show-stoppers. It has everything you need to bake fuss-free and with delicious results for bake sales, cookie swaps, birthday parties, holiday tables, or just because you’re in the mood to bake. You'll find: More than 400 recipes for luscious baked goods such as Cinnamon Rolls (with four fun shape variations), Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars, and Herbed Boule. More than...
  • 11/18 Chef Roy Choi, Milt Larsen, Magic Castle

    Nov 18, 2013 | 53 min
    Chef Roy Choi - Author, L.A. Son - My Life My City My Food   Los Angeles: A patchwork megalopolis defined by its unlikely cultural collisions; the city that raised and shaped Roy Choi, the boundary-breaking chef who decided to leave behind fine dining to feed the city he loved—and, with the creation of the Korean taco, reinvented street food along the way. Abounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi's inspired cooking, L.A. Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown's Jewelry District, where a ten-year-old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamon...
  • 11/15 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, NANCY FULLER, FARMHOUSE RULES, STEVE EVANS

    Nov 15, 2013 | 1 min
    SUSAN ZIRINSKY - 48 HOURS  “As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years” AND “48 Hours: The Devil’s Twin”: CBS’s prime time special on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK will utilize a technique in documentary filmmaking that keeps it completely real. Utilizing material “as it happened” – retelling the past in present tense - allowing CBS’ unique historic coverage to play out in real time, will create an energy and emotional experience for the audience that few others can accomplish. While we will set the tone for the hour with the emotional attachment the country was having with the Kennedy family  - and we will explore 50 years later wither the conspiracy – the bulk of this spec...
  • 11/14 Undercover Boss, Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Chris Taranto, Paso Robles Wine Country

    Nov 15, 2013 | 53 min
    UNDERCOVER BOSS  - Travis Boersma, President and Co-Founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee “Dutch Bros. Coffee” – Travis Boersma, President and Co-Founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee, learns what keeps his high-energy coffee chain brewing when he journeys to El Salvador to work on the coffee plantation from which his company purchases their coffee beans. Also, the boss recruits a colleague to go undercover for him when he fears a familiar face may spill the beans on his mission at the company’s headquarters, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, Nov. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Travis Boersma is the President and co-founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee, America’s largest privately held drive-thr...
  • 11/13 DR. BILL SYSAK, SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, LES KINCAID, LAS VEGAS

    Nov 13, 2013 | 1 min
    DR. BILL SYSAK - BEER SOMMELIER - SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FEST Bill Sysak, or as he’s more often referred to, “Dr. Bill,” is the Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co. “Dr.” Bill is a Certified Cicerone® and has proven expertise in selecting, acquiring and serving craft beers. He received his nickname through his work as a medic in the military Army National Guard, and the moniker has stuck with him throughout his career in the craft beer industry. At Stone, he’s responsible for setting the beverage standard and ensuring the beverage philosophy is followed at all Stone Brewing Co. venues. “Dr.” Bill suggests the beer, wine and food pairings for the menus at the restaurant, and also co...
  • 11/12 Frank Pellegrino, Rao's Restaurant

    Nov 12, 2013 | 53 min
    Frank Pellegrino - Rao's  Restaurant   The Rao family arrived in New York from the southern Italian town of Pollo, near Naples, in the 1880s and settled amid the scattering of shacks and tenement buildings that were then beginning to sprout up in East Harlem. Charles Rao was a child when his mother and father arrived in New York, which meant he grew up with the distinct advantage of speaking English at the time most of the immigrant Italians were still struggling with the language. A bright and resourceful young man, Charles Rao bought a small saloon from the George Ehret Brewery at the corner of 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue in upper Manhattan. It was 1896. He called the place Rao's. Cha...
  • 11/11 Gary Canter, Canter's Deli, Michelle Meeter, San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

    Nov 11, 2013 | 53 min
    GARY CANTER - CANTER'S DELI "You wouldn't think that Los Angeles could have a deli rival to New Yorks, but for those who know and love the deli culture and appreciate all that it evokes, this place is heaven. Voted the #1 Best Pastrami by the  Los Angeles Times, Canter's Deli sandwiches are always served on rye, unless you ask for something else, but dont do that! Made famous for its corned beef and pastrami sandwiches Canter's Deli boasts of serving the best quality food at reasonable prices. Tour buses stop here, and many tourists eat  here as well, but the real heart and soul of this deli are the locals who have never moved from the neighborhood and the stars who slip in here incognito fo...
  • 11/08 Chef Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes, Scott Steinberg, Steve Evans

    Nov 08, 2013 | 29 min
    Chef Duff Goldman - Celebrity Pastry Chef, Charm City Cakes  The smell of fresh baked treats is synonymous with the holiday season.  From fresh bread to various varieties of tasty cookies, cakes and other treats, it’s impossible to not run into baked goodies.  With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to begin to prepare the items that will make an appearance at your holiday gatherings. Whether you are a lifelong baker or a novice at the oven, creating something delicious to share with loved ones is easier than it might seem.  Celebrity pastry chef Duff Goldman is a seasoned baker with a passion for creating treats that wow and impress clients across the globe.  Besides owni...
  • 11/07 Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos - Extra Virgin, Larry Van Aalst

    Nov 07, 2013 | 53 min
    DEBI MAZAR AND GABRIELE CORCOS - EXTRA VIRGIN Actress Debi Mazar and her Tuscan-born husband, Gabriele Corcos, invite viewers into their home and kitchen in the new series Extra Virgin. She’s a modern girl from Queens and he’s a food purist from the hills of Tuscany and, with their young daughters Evelina and Giulia, they have a home life that blends their two opposite sensibilities, with delicious results. Debi Mazar is an acclaimed actress who made her feature-film debut in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. A native New Yorker, she’s best known for her portrayals of edgy, sharp-tongued characters on film, television and stage. Her onscreen work includes films with legendary directors Woody All...
  • 11/06 Maria Del Mar Sacasa. Winter Cookbooks, Alan Jackson, The Lemondade Cookbook, Larry Lipson, Costa Rica

    Nov 06, 2013 | 53 min
    Maria Del Mar Sacasa – Food Stylist and Writer - Winter Cocktails Whether you're skiing at the lodge, camping on the mountain, celebrating the holidays with friends, or just curling up with a good book on a blustery night, a warming cocktail is sure to put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, author Maria del Mar Sacasa offers more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages. With stunning full color photography and well-crafted recipes, this gorgeous and informative hardcover cookbook is the perfect drink compendium for both novice bartenders and veteran cocktail slingers. So if you're gathering on a cold evening with friends, planning a holiday party, ...
  • 11/05 Dan Kessler, Santa Rita Hills Winery, Kessler-Haak Vineyard, Alex Guarnaschelli, Celebrity Chef, Iron Chef

    Nov 05, 2013 | 53 min
    Dan Kessler - Santa Rita Hills Winery, Kessler-Haak Vineyard Santa Rita Hills, or Sta. Rita Hills, is a small appellation in the larger Santa Ynez Valley district of Santa Barbara County. The terrain, soil and climate have earned it an international reputation for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Although it is home to only a handful of wineries its grapes are featured in the production of many others. Located 12 miles from the ocean, the cool Pacific air, funneled by the Santa Rita hills, moderates the warm summer days. The fog rolls in during late afternoon and is burnt off by the morning sun. The cool nights and warm days produce intense and flavorful wines. The Santa Rita Hills Wine Trail ...
  • 11/04 LOUIS LONBARDI, RUNNER RUNNER, STEPHANIE ARNE, MUTUAL OF OMAHA’S, WILD KINGDOM, DANDY DON'S ICE CREAM

    Nov 04, 2013 | 53 min
    LOUIS LONBARDI – ACTOR, ‘RUNNER RUNNER’  Best known for playing the unconventional hero and fan favorite “Edgar Stiles” in Fox’s Emmy Award winning show “24” and FBI Agent “Skip Lipari” in the highly acclaimed HBO’s “The Sopranos,” Louis Lombardi continues to steal the screen this Fall in RUNNER RUNNER, alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake as “Archie” the owner of the Sports Book. Louis will also join the cast of TNT’s Frank Darabont Drama “Lost Angels” this fall with Milo Ventimiglia and Ed Burns as “Stucky” one of Mickey’s (Jeremy Luke) men.  In addition, Louis is going back to his Italian roots and is launching his own gourmet Italian food line this month, “Lombardi’s,” consisting ...
  • 11/01 PEGGY TROTT, INN AT LAGUNA BEACH, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE REPORT

    Nov 01, 2013 | 53 min
    PEGGY TROTT - INN AT LAGUNA BEACH  A Southern California boutique escape for business and pleasure designed for an intimate and relaxed getaway. This Laguna Beach, CA hotel features 70 thoughtfully appointed accommodations, including spacious village and ocean front guest rooms. Poised atop a bluff near Heisler Park and overlooking the famous Main Beach, Laguna Village and Pacific Ocean, the view is unparalleled and the main attractions are within walking distance. Known as a premier American art colony, Laguna Beach offers a creative culture with an abundance of Zagat and Gayot rated restaurants, unique shopping boutiques, world-renowned art galleries and the annual Pageant of the Masters. ...
  • 10/31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN, AUTHOR MAGGIE STUCKEY HELPS TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES ONE BOWL OF SOUP AT A TIME

    Oct 31, 2013 | 1 min
    MAGGIE STUCKEY – AUTHOR, ‘SOUP NIGHT’  It wasn’t that long ago that children freely played in the streets, neighbors exchanged good words, and a sense of togetherness filled the air. Now, the modern community reflects something similar to this: Men and women hurry home to immerse themselves in television shows, surf the internet, and chat online. The news continually highlights painful stories of destruction and war, and we look at ourselves and wonder, “How did the fabric of our communities unravel so far?” But amongst the fear that today’s media portrays is a wave of optimism that’s sweeping neighborhoods nationwide. In her new cookbook Soup Night, Maggie Stuckey presents the story of this...
  • 10/30 Leslie Renaud, Lincourt Vineyards, Foley Estate, San Diego Food & Wine Festival, Larry Lipson, Costa Rica Wine Report

    Oct 30, 2013 | 21 min
    Leslie Renaud – Winmaker - Lincourt Vineyards & Foley Estate - San Diego Food & Wine Festival San Diego Food & Wine Festival: As one of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has helped shine the light on San Diego's thriving food scene. We've got our eyes and ears peeled for the city's most drool-worthy restaurants and newest food trends to hit the streets, bringing you an epicurean experience unlike any other. The magnitude of culinary talent in San Diego combined with an international showcase of the world's premiere wines and spirits, and the nation's trendsetting culinary masters, makes attendance at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festiv...
  • 10/29 Patsy McGaughy, Napa Valley Vintners, Christy Jordan

    Oct 29, 2013 | 53 min
    PATSY MCGAUGHY - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS   A seamless year of steady weather and optimal ripening brings in above average yields and excellent quality fine wine grapes. St. Helena, CA: The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) reports that the region’s winemakers expect to be done with the 2013 harvest within the next week. “Early, even and excellent” are three words being used to describe this year’s growing season and the Napa Valley wine grapes that have come from it, reflecting the consistent quality for which this world famous wine region is known. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering an...
  • 10/28 JAMES WOLPERT, THE VOICE, NBC, DOROTHY HAMILL, DAYLE HAYES

    Oct 28, 2013 | 53 min
    JAMES WOLPERT (TEAM ADAM) – NBC, "THE VOICE" After attending Carnegie Mellon for two years, James dropped out to pursue music. Despite his family’s hope of re-enrollment, he moved to Pittsburgh, where he’s an Apple Store Genius by day and musician by night. James recently moved to LA for a fresh start and is hoping The Voice will help jump-start his career. Follow James on Twitter at @jamespwolpert DOROTHY HAMILL - FIGURE SKATER AND OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 27 million Americans over the age of 25 are affected by osteoarthritis (OA), a painful joint disease that limits daily physical activities. While OA can hinder physical activity, routine ex...

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