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11/16 JAMIE SORCHER, TECH TRENDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, CHEF TOM COLICCHIO, TASTE NOT WASTE

November 16, 201552 min
GADGET GIRL JAMIE SORCHER TALKS TECH TRENDS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON Hi-Tech Holiday Gadget Girl Jamie Sorcher Talks Tech Trends for the Holiday Season Holiday season is upon us, and technology and “gadgets” are front and center on the wish list. This year more than ever, your viewers will be shopping for the most awesome, innovative and just plain cool technology “toys.” Technology expert and self-proclaimed “gadget geek,” Jamie Sorcher, is available on Monday, Nov. 16 to show, tell and demo top tech tips & trends for the season, as well as provide the all-important shopping advice. ABOUT JAMIE: Sorcher, a multimedia journalist with more than 15 years experience in broadcast, online, and print, is a word nerd, tech enthusiast, and gadget geek who answers to many handles including Gadget Girl, Gizmo Girl, GG, and Super G.  In broadcast, Sorcher has earned recognition as a go-to techie during more than 1,500 TV and radio interviews. She has appeared on varied news programs and networks including WABC-TV, Ahead of the Curve on ABC News, The Early Show on CBS, NBC Nightly News, Good Day New York on Fox, Fox News, and Radio Disney. Sorcher logged over 100 live segments as the Gizmo Girl, a role she originated, on ESPN’s morning show Cold Pizza. In print, Sorcher served as a  senior editor at Hachette Filipacchi writing for Premiere, Home, Ty Pennington at Home, Sound & Vision, Stereo Review, and Car Stereo Review, and has been a regular contributor to ShopSmart, a sister publication of Consumer Reports, and to All You, as well as to leading technology industry publication, TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics). A graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor of arts in Journalism, Sorcher has studied at the London School of Economics and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. FOOD WASTE ACTIVIST CHEF TOM COLICCHIO TALKS ABOUT THE TASTE NOT WASTE CAMPAIGN - RAISE AWARENESS FOR FOOD WASTE IN AMERICA Food waste activist, chef Tom Colicchio continues his ongoing efforts to raise awareness for food waste in America, which is especially high over the holidays, he’s joined the Taste Not Waste campaign. The U.S. generates an extra 5 million tons of household waste each year between Thanksgiving and the New Year – three times as much as at other times of the year. As families begin to prepare their holiday menus, veggies will undoubtedly be a part of side and main dishes, but fruits and vegetables remain the second most wasted food in American homes. One easy way to combat this is to embrace less-than-perfect veggies. The standards for which produce makes it to the store is loosely regulated, meaning a lot of what is produced by farms, goes to waste. The USDA recently set a goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030, but an estimated six billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are wasted every year in the U.S. because they are “ugly.” Tom is supporting taking a stand to address the food waste problem head on by moving those wilted, weird, whole and (un)wanted veggies to the center of the plate. Tom has partnered with Hidden Valley in support of the Taste Not Waste campaign to take a stand to address the food waste problem head on by moving those wilted, weird, whole and (un)wanted veggies to the center of the plate. For more info, as well as tips and techniques for simple changes anyone can make at home visit TasteNotWaste.com. People can also get involved by posting a photo of how they are fighting food waste at home and using all parts of the veggie with #TasteNotWaste and Hidden Valley will donate $1 to Great Nations Eat. In support of the Taste Not Waste campaign, Hidden Valley created a limited edition bottle for sale exclusively on eBay featuring imperfect veggies on the iconic label. On sale through the end of the year, all proceeds will benefit Great Nations Eat. ABOUT TOM: Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio (/kɵˈliːkjoʊ/; born August 15, 1962) is an American celebrity chef. He co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in

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