Thursday, April 28, 2016

04/28 PIZZA EXPERT FORREST WALDO, DIGIORNO® CELEBRATING 20 YEARS, MATTHEW LOSO OF BARONS AND MATTEO, THE WASHINGTON STATE WINEMAKERS DINNER

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT CHEF AND PIZZA EXPERT FORREST WALDO - DIGIORNO® IS CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

A PIZZA HISTORY
We’ve come a long way from our Chicago roots, but we’ve always stood by the deliciousness of fresh-baked pizza. From thick to thin and everything in between, we have something for everyone..

ORIGINAL RISING CRUST
We introduced the world to an oven-ready, rising crust pizza more than two decades ago. And we haven’t looked back since. Our self-rising crust has big, juicy toppings that are paired with our signature sauce for the fresh baked taste of delivery pizza in your very own home.

IT'S SIMPLE 
Our passion is pizza. Great pizza. Amazing pizza. The pizza you deserve. We make the kind of pizza that makes your mouth water and your senses celebrate. With a crust that rises to every occasion. And toppings that never cease to amaze. Pizza created from the knowledge that the freshest taste, comes baked from the freshest place – your oven. This is pizza that delivers on delicious every time, because... It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno.

WWW.DIGIORNO.COM



WINEMAKER/CONSULTANT, MATTHEW LOSO OF BARONS AND MATTEO - EVENT CHAIRMAN FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE WINEMAKERS DINNER 

WA STATE WINEMAKERS DINNER - Tickets on sale now!

Friday, May 15, ~ 6:30pm Annual Celebration of Washington Wines and Winemakers Featuring an Amazing Array of Grilled and BBQ Cuisine with a Selection of Wines from Top Washington Wine Producers on hand to pour and greet you

Honorary Dinner Chairmen Ken Avedisian and Matthew Loso
Casual Poolside Dining & Walk-Around at the Estate of Esteemed Dinner Hosts Sharon and Hal Lampert

15614 Morrison Street Sherman Oaks 91403 – (818) 788-8821
Tickets – $150 Per Person ($100 is tax deductible)

Especially for your pleasure: a Mini Auction of Washington Wine Lots

SEATING IS LIMITED
To reserve seats or for further information, call (323) 939-0758 or email Maria Mendoza – mmendoza@cff.org

ABOUT MATTHEW:
Matthew Loso first got the wine bug as a server, when an unexpected personnel change caused the MaĆ®tre d’Hotel at a high-end restaurant in Seattle to suddenly proclaim him the “wine captain”. That was 1988, and he was a senior at Liberty High School in Issaquah, WA. By 1990 his focus had changed from serving wine to making wine. His first crush was at (long-gone) French Creek Cellars in Woodinville, where he spent 2 vintages, before going on to work under David Lake, MW at Columbia Winery. He went on from there to continue his craft at McCrea Cellars, one of Washington early Rhone specialists.

In 1993, Matthew launched Matthews Cellars (later Matthews Estate) with 75 cases of Red Table Wine, and a star was born. He remained at his namesake winery until 2008, when he sold his share of Matthews Estate to concentrate on his consulting business, which was booming along with the explosive growth of the Washington wine industry. Matthew has been making Barons wines from the very beginning, and brings a wealth of knowledge unparalleled in the Pacific Northwest, on both the technical and practical sides.

As one of Washington’s pioneer winemakers, he has mentored many winemakers who have gone on to fame and fortune, and is regularly consulted by other winemakers all across the region and beyond for his broad understanding of viticulture and viniculture. His wines (both at Barons and elsewhere) have received critical acclaim, more 90+ point ratings than can be counted, and most importantly, have stood the test of time. He believes that vineyard practices are just as important to the finished wine as what goes on at the winery, and spends untold hours in the vineyards each growing season.

Believing that in order to make world-class wine you have to know what it tastes like, Matthew has made a point of tasting the world’s greatest wines. An ardent collector, he has traveled extensively throughout the world’s classic wine regions, learning something from each area as he went along.

WWW.BARONSV.COM 
WWW.MATTEOWINES.COM 
WWW.NWWINEFILTRATION.COM

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

04/27 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE EXPERT, DR. JEREMY LIEB AND AL PIAZZA

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida 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.


DR. JEREMY LIEB AND AL PIAZZA - HOW TO SPARE MORE CANCER PATIENTS FROM UNNECESSARY TREATMENTS? 

ADVANCED GENETIC TEST PROMPTS CHANGE IN PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT

Every 20 minutes another man will die from prostate cancer.  For these patients with aggressive disease, surgery and/or radiation treatment is appropriate and may be life-saving.  At the same time 40-50% of patients have a lower-risk prostate cancer and many are eligible for active surveillance.   These patients may opt to avoid or delay surgery and radiation and the side effects associated with these treatments such as urinary incontinence and sexual impotence.

According to the National Institutes of Health, 9 out of 10 prostate cancer patients who are candidates for active surveillance will instead receive more aggressive, radical treatment. The question all patients need answered is: What is my risk of dying from prostate cancer? The current trend in medicine is to reduce the rate of overtreatment for patients with low-risk prostate cancer by shifting more patients to active surveillance.

A recently published clinical utility study, PROCEDE 500, showed that:
  • Physicians changed their treatment plans for 65 percent of men with prostate cancer after receiving the Prolaris genetic test report.
  • Approximately 25 percent of patients had an increase in treatment based on a high test score, which indicates aggressive disease.
  • Approximately 40 percent of patients had a reduction in treatment based on a low test score, which indicates non-aggressive disease.
A genetic test called Prolaris® is the only clinically-proven prognostic test that tells patients if they have aggressive or non-aggressive prostate cancer and answers the important question of what is a patient’s personal risk is of dying from the disease within 10-years of diagnosis.  Armed with this personalized risk assessment, physicians can tailor their treatment plans to individual patients.

Jeremy Lieb, M.D., is a physician and board-certified urologist from California who is a member of a leading community-based urology practice.    He is an expert on prostate cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, including the uses and benefits of genetic testing for clinical decision making.

Al Piazza, 73, a retired phone company manager from California, lives with prostate cancer. He decided against prostate surgery and opted for active surveillance based on Dr. Lieb’s advice and results from the Prolaris test that showed he has a less-aggressive form of the cancer. Al can speak to the many decisions a prostate cancer patient faces and how genetic testing gave him the peace of mind he needed.

Prolaris is a novel 46-gene RNA-expression test that directly measures tumor cell growth characteristics for stratifying the risk of disease progression in prostate cancer patients. Prolaris provides a quantitative measure of the RNA expression levels of genes involved in the progression of tumor growth.

WWW.PROLARIS.COM

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

04/26 AWARD-WINNING CHEF ART SMITH, STEM FAMILY FUN MANUAL WITH COOL MOM PICKS' KRISTEN CHASE AND LIZ GUMBINNER

JOIN TOP CHEF MASTERS FAVORITE AND AWARD-WINNING CHEF, ART SMITH AS HE SHOWS US HOW TO GET HEALTHY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS ON THE TABLE IN MINUTES

LOOKING TO SHED WINTER WEIGHT? THE COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER IS ON…JOIN TOP CHEF MASTERS FAVORITE AND AWARD-WINNING CHEF, ART SMITH AS HE SHOWS HOW TO GET HEALTHY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS ON THE TABLE IN MINUTES

Summer is just around the corner and many of us are trying to improve our eating habits and shed excess weight gained by indulging in winter comfort foods. Art Smith, restaurant owner and former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, is well known for personally losing 120-pounds that transformed both his body and his health. What is the secret to his success? His healthy cooking philosophy, adaptable to busy lifestyles, is all about keeping it simple with satisfying recipes that use only a few ingredients and minimal prep.

Art’s latest innovation in the kitchen is the brand-new Smartbowl™ that transforms weeknight cooking into a breeze through simpler meal preparation. Using high-end materials and cutting-edge technology, the Smartbowl™ helps create fast and delicious meals by using two cooking methods simultaneously: rapid heat induction in a microwave and moisture infusion with highly saturated steam. This revolutionary new cooking tool helps take the guesswork out of cooking, and what’s better, most Smartbowl™ recipes take only 10 minutes to prepare.

ABOUT ART SMITH: 
Art Smith is the executive chef and co-owner of Blue Door Kitchen and Tavern, Art and Soul, Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, LYFE Kitchen restaurants, 1500 South at the Naples Bay Resort and opening this summer: Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. After ten years as Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, Smith now cooks for special events for celebrities all over the world. He has been a contributing editor to O, the Oprah Magazine and has made numerous television appearances, including on ABC's A Very Lady Gaga Thanksgiving, Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and ABC's Nightline.

WWW.CHEFARTSMITH.NET
SMARTBOWLSYSTEM.COM


"STEM FAMILY FUN MANUAL" WITH COOL MOM PICKS' KRISTEN CHASE AND LIZ GUMBINNER

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, also referred to as STEM, is everywhere from the depths of the ocean to the kitchen table to the furthest star. As we make our way through Spring, it’s important for our kids to be active, explore and make new discoveries using STEM learning as it’s backbone. We’ve got Cool Mom Picks founders Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner to fuel our families’ imaginations and help us gear up for a Spring packed with family fun!

Kristen Chase is the Publisher and CEO of Cool Mom Tech and Cool Mom Picks. She started off as the author of the blog Motherhood Uncensored, which gained popularity for speaking frankly and humorously about the challenges of motherhood. Since, she’s appeared on numerous top blogger and Twitter lists, including the Babble Top 50 (2009 and 2010) and the Parents Magazine top 10 Power Moms online. Currently living in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her four kids, Kristen is also a contributor to online parenting sites like Cafemom’s The Stir, Mom.me, Lifetime Moms, and Alphamom.com.

Liz Gumbinner is the co-publisher and Editor in Chief of Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech. She started off as a writer, having written a cookbook, articles and short films. In 2006, she shared her own blog Mom 101 to share her personal motherhood experiences. In her spare time, Liz contributes to magazines including Redbook, New York Family, and Time Out NY, as well as other parenting anthologies. She is a frequent guest on various television shows such as NBC’s TODAY Show, Meredith Vieira Show and Inside Edition. She has also been interviewed by Katie Couric, a featured panelist on iVillage’s The Conversation Thread, and a contributor to Raising America on HLNTV.

WWW.FRITOLAY2GO.COM 

Monday, April 25, 2016

04/25 FISHERMAN PAUL HEBERT, NAT GEO CHANNEL’S WICKED TUNA, SALLY JAMES, SLOW LIVING RADIO, ANZAC DAY

FISHERMAN PAUL HEBERT FROM NAT GEO CHANNEL’S WICKED TUNA - MONDAYS AT 9/8C  

Wicked Tuna is a reality television series about commercial Tuna fishermen based in Gloucester, Massachusetts who fish for the lucrative Atlantic bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic Ocean. The teams of fisherman battle each other to see who can catch the most fish.

Captain Paul Hebert is often disparaged by his fellow captains.  But this season, he has gone from being this season’s underdog to a real contender for first place. After years of struggling, Hebert finally owns his own boat, the Wicked Pissah. Despite some rocky moments, including the departure of one crew member, Hebert has battled back against the odds and is within striking distance of the top spot. A win would top off his incredible season and finally earn him the respect of his peers, but the leaderboard standings are razor-thin and any captain could take the title.

In the April 25 episode, Paul is the titular “Comeback Kid” – Paul and his mate Brad get the series’ first-ever quadruple hookup (four fish on at the same time).

ABOUT PAUL HEBERT:
Captain Paul Hebert has been fishing in Gloucester’s waters for decades, but he has struggled to prove himself as a captain over the past few seasons. That all changes this year, because Hebert has finally purchased a boat of his own: the Wicked Pissah. It may be the smallest boat in the fleet, but it’s captained by one of New England’s biggest personalities. With his all-new crew, Hebert sets sail to make a name for himself. It’s a fresh chapter in his long career — and he is determined to make sure it’s filled with lots of meat on deck.

Hebert is a third-generation fisherman who has been fishing since he was a child: “I grew up doing this. My father was a fisherman, and my five brothers do it. My mother does it. It’s all I know. It’s like growing up on a farm and knowing about cows; I grew up knowing bluefin. When I was 4, my dad used to set me up next to him in a chair while he went harpooning.” While some fishermen go their entire careers without even daring to tackle the mighty bluefin, Hebert caught his first one at the tender age of 8, using a handline. “It was 1,100 pounds!” he recalls.

Hebert fishes commercially year-round, but his passion is catching giant bluefin. Known as one of Gloucester’s most successful fishermen, he has experience working on many different boats. Although Hebert might have a zany personality, he is completely serious when it comes to catching giants — and he’s vocal about the way he likes to fish, which sometimes leads to conflict.

channel.nationalgeographic.com/wicked-tuna


AUTHOR, FOOD & WINE CONSULTANT, AUSTRALIAN FOOD & WINE AMBASSADOR & CO-HOST OF CRN’S SLOW LIVING RADIO SALLY JAMES TALKS ABOUT ANZAC DAY 

An Anzac biscuit is a sweet biscuit, popular in Australia and New Zealand, made using rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water. Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I.

It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.Today, Anzac biscuits are manufactured commercially for retail sale.

Biscuits issued to soldiers by the Army, referred to as "Anzac tiles" or "Anzac wafers", differ from the popular Anzac biscuit. Anzac tiles and wafers were hard tack, a bread substitute, which had a long shelf life and was very hard.

ANZAC BISCUIT RECIPE
The popular Anzac biscuit is a traditional, eggless sweet biscuit. Early recipes did not include coconut. The following recipe (without coconut) was published in The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Queensland) on Saturday, 14th August 1926.

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tbls golden syrup
2 tbls boiling water
1 tsp bicarbonate soda (add a little more water if mixture is too dry)

Method
1. Combine dry ingredients.
2. Mix golden syrup, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda until they froth. Add melted butter.
3. Combine butter mixture and dry ingredients.
4. Drop teaspoons of mixture onto floured tray, allowing room for spreading.
5. Bake in a slow oven.

ABOUT ANZAC DAY: 
ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day - 25 April.

Every nation must, sooner or later, come for the first time to a supreme test of quality; and the result of that test will hearten or dishearten those who come afterwards. For the fledgling nation of Australia that first supreme test was at Gallipoli.

This site includes a host of educational and historical information on ANZAC Day, the Spirit of ANZAC, and all conflicts in which Australian forces have served. The site will be regularly updated and improved as resources permit.

ABOUT SALLY JAMES:
Sally James is an award-winning Australian author, educator, chef, television presenter and radio host whose books and recipes have won international acclaim for food & wine pairing, health and creativity. Sally is the author of eighteen cookbooks and publications, including her best-selling Simply Healthy—winner of the prestigious World Cookbook Awards, Versailles, France, 1999 for Best Health Cookbook; Fresh and Healthy–Winner of the 2001 IACP International Cookbook Award in the Health category; Simply Sensational, a finalist for the IACP Award in 2003; Escape to Yountville – Recipes for Health and Relaxation from the Napa Valley, and the Australian Heart Foundation Cookbook.

Since relocating to the U.S. in 2001, James has been a guest presenter on the Food Network and UPN Networks, a recurring guest on ABC TV’s View from the Bay, and has been featured in magazines including Cooking Light, Wine Spectator, Fitness, Family Circle, New York Times' Savor Wine Country, Plate, In the Mix and Healthy Cooking.

She has been a guest chef and lecturer for the American Heart Association, the Culinary Institute of America, Disney’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, COPIA, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, the National Restaurant Association Show, Draegar's and Publix Markets, the American Institute of Food & Wine, and Johnson & Wales Universities across the United States.

www.slowlivingradio.com

Friday, April 22, 2016

04/22 JIM MILIO, CHEF KURT EHRLICH, JEANETTE’S EDELWEISS, COLMAN DOMINGO, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, STEVE EVANS

CO-OWNER JIM MILIO AND CHEF KURT EHRLICH - JEANETTE’S EDELWEISS, LA’S HOTTEST NEW GERMAN RESTAURANT AND BAR


JEANETTE AND JIM MILIO:
The owners of Jeanette’s Edelweiss are Jim and Jeanette Milio. Born and raised in Germany, Jeanette moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago, becoming one of Hollywood’s leading motion picture and television producers. Missing her home town, she wanted, along with her husband, to create a little piece of Germany in here in California by opening Jeanette’s Edelweiss – sharing with her fellow Angelinos the tasty and playful side of her beloved Germany. Her husband, Jim Milio, is  an Emmy Award winning writer/director/producer whose credits include the hit TV show Rescue 911, Dog Whisperer and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Jim also loves cooking and always wanted to have his own restaurant.

EXECUTIVE CHEF KURT EHRLICH, KNOWN AS CELEBRITY CHEF KURT:
Executive Chef Kurt Ehrlich, known as Celebrity Chef Kurt, graduated from one of Europe’s highly ranked culinary schools, the Breidenbacher Hof Chef School in Germany. Chef Kurt worked throughout France and Italy for years, enhancing his skills constantly. Once in the US, Chef Kurt worked at the renowned Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York and the Disney World Resort in Orlando, amongst other renowned hotels and restaurants. Along the way, Kurt has received numerous prestigious awards for his culinary creations. He operated his own restaurants in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles and cooked for high caliber celebrities in Hollywood as well as Presidents Ronald Regan and Richard Nixon.

Kurt is committed to only using the finest ingredients, fresh locally farmed herbs, vegetables and meats. His specialty is cooking traditional German dishes in way that is light, healthy and mouthwatering tasty. His culinary creations are endlessly creative, which make for elaborate inventions at caterings and events. Kurt’s creations are famous and have been featured in cooking shows around the world and on CBS, NBC and ABC. Kurt’s Edelweiss pastries, strudels and cheesecakes are already becoming legendary and are being sold in stores and at farmer’s markets in Southern California. Kurt Erhlich is a distinguished member of the United States Chef’s Association, the American Culinary Foundation, the World Gourmet Association and the World Master Chef’s Society, among others.

JEANETTESEDELWEISS.COM


AWARD-WINNING ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, AND DIRECTOR, COLMAN DOMINGO - PROMOTING FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, SUNDAYS ON AMC 9PM/8PMC - HE ALSO JOINED AN ALL-STAR CAST IN NATE PARKER’S THE BIRTH OF A NATION

ABOUT FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:
Fear the Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson that premiered on AMC on August 23, 2015. It is acompanion series and prequel to The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The first season, consisting of six episodes, aired in 2015. Its second season of 15 episodes premiered on April 10, 2016.

Set in Los Angeles, California, the series follows a dysfunctional family composed of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark, her English teacher boyfriend Travis Manawa, her daughter Alicia, her drug-addicted son Nick, and Travis' son from a previous marriage, Chris, at the onset of the zombie apocalypse. They must either revamp themselves or cling to their deep flaws as they come to terms with the impending collapse of civilization.On April 15, 2016, AMC announced the series had been renewed for a 16-episode third season to air in 2017.

ABOUT COLMAN:
Colman Domingo is an award-winning actor, playwright, and director who is a triple threat in 2016 with anticipated TV, film and theater projects. Domingo will reprise his role as Victor Strand on Season 2 of AMC’s hit show Fear the Walking Dead.

Next up, Domingo joined an all-star cast in Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (Oct 2016), opposite Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union and Nate Parker. The film is a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner and premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

As an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award-nominated actor and OBIEand Lucille Lortel Award-winner, Domingo has solidified himself as a Broadway veteran. Domingo’s newest play Dot premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville last year and premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater in 2016, directed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.

Domingo’s theater career took off when he starred in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange. The off-Broadway ensemble cast received an OBIE Award in 2008, and Domingo reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange, directed by Spike Lee, in 2009. He made his British and Australian debuts with his self-penned solo play, A Boy and His Soul. This production originated at New York City’s Vineyard Theater and won him GLAAD and Lucille Lortel awards in 2010. Domingo will once again revive, and direct, A Boy and His Soul in August of 2016 for the Guthrie Theatre.

In 2010, Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest revival on Broadway, and in the award-winning The Scottsboro Boys, a role which he originated on and off Broadway. Domingo was nominated for a Tony Award, Olivier Award, and a Fred Astaire Award for his role in The Scottsboro Boys. Additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway revival of Blood Knot and Wild With Happy.

As a director, Domingo recently staged the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning production of A Band of Angels and helmed August Wilson’s Seven Guitars for the Actors Theater of Louisville in the fall of 2015. He also directed the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of Exit Cuckoo and Single Black Female.

Additional film credits include Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Joe Roth’s Freedomland and Clint Eastwood’s True Crime, Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Ana and Red Hook Summer, and the first-ever screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story, King of the Bingo Game, among others. His TV credits include: The Knick, Lucifer, Law & Order, The Big Gay Sketch Show and Nash Bridges.

Domingo is on the Board of the Directors of the Vineyard Theater in New York City. He is also on faculty at the National Theater Institute (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center) and guest-lectured and mentored in many colleges and universities around the country. Domingo directed for Berkeley Rep as well as the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

WWW.AMC.COM/FEARTHEWALKINGDEAD‎
WWW.COLMANDOMINGO.COM



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.