Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9/30 MICHELLE M. WINNER, INTERNATIONAL FOOD WINE & TRAVEL WRITERS ASSOCIATION, FRANCINE BRYSON

MICHELLE M. WINNER – PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL FOOD WINE & TRAVEL WRITERS ASSOCIATION (IFWTWA) 

ABOUT IFWTWA
The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is now a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.

ABOUT MICHELLE
President, Board Member, Conferences & Media Trips Committee Co-Chair Michelle believes that the exploration of a country through its food culture makes for a compelling story. And after her ride through Patagonia on the back of a horse, she is most recently addicted to adventure travel. She is an editor for special projects at New York Times and was a twice weekly contributor at Conde Nast Digital Media’s Hotelchatter.com. she reviewed hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants and wrote about chefs. She is Editor at Large for Lifestyles at the new Luxebeatmag.com and contributes to glossy art and architecture magazines and travel magazine features. She highlights wonderful finds at Afar.com, And features at Justluxe.com and Jetsetextra. Her work has been featured on Forbes.com ( Chef Mavro), BusinessInsider.com ( Chef Jin of Alison Inn) and WSJonline.

WWW.IFWTWA.ORG


FRANCINE BRYSON – AUTHOR- FALL RECIPES

FRANCINE BRYSON has won more than 200 local and national baking competitions and was the runner-up and crowd favorite on CBS’s The American Baking Competition. Her childhood home in Greenville, South Carolina, was located between those of her Nana and Granny, both keen bakers who started teaching their secrets to Francine  when she was barely tall enough to reach the countertop. A member of the American Pie Council, she lives with her husband in Pickens, South Carolina. Francine’s first television show is currently in development.

In Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen (Clarkson Potter; September 9, 2014; $22.00; Trade Paperback) Franny shares her recipes and baking tips with everyone while staying true to her Southern roots, which means pairing chocolate and peanut butter with bacon, turning an apple pie upside down, using cherry pop in a cake, and always making use of seasonal fresh fruit—and plenty of cream cheese.

FRANCINEBRYSON.COM

Monday, September 29, 2014

9/29 CHEF MELISSA D’ARABIAN, BIRDS EYE, BOBBY HOLLAND HANTON, DOVE MEN CARE

CELEBRITY CHEF MELISSA D’ARABIAN GIVES US VEGGIE FILLED RECIPES THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE

Summer is behind us and families everywhere are back in the swing of school, sports, homework and the rush of fall-oriented activities. With the hustle of a new season comes the pressure of making sure your family eats right, even when time is limited.  

Celebrity chef, television host, author and mom Melissa d’Arabian is here to give a reliable lesson in meal preparation – particularly as it relates to making sure your family is achieving nutritional balance.

ABOUT MELISSA:
Celebrity chef, television host, author and mom Melissa d’Arabian embodies family home cooking at its finest. With an MBA from Georgetown University, Melissa enjoyed a successful career in corporate finance and strategy before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her four daughters. Passionate about sharing her tried-and-true recipes and money-saving tactics, Melissa then competed on and won season five of “The Next Food Network Star.” She has since become well known for “Ten Dollar Dinners” – her popular Food Network show and New York Times best-selling cookbook – as well as the host of Cooking Channel’s “Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping” healthy lifestyle series. Melissa’s newest projects include: developing and hosting acclaimed FoodNetwork.com series “The Picky Eaters Project” serving as a regular judge on Food Network competition series “Guy's Grocery Games,” and debuting her highly anticipated second cookbook, Supermarket Healthy, due out December 30, 2014. Melissa and her family live just outside San Diego. Stay in touch with Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , Pinterest and on her website www.melissadarabian.net.

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BOBBY HOLLAND HANTON - CELEBRITY STUNTMAN - FITNESS AND NUTRITION & GROOMING TIPS 

Bobby is a “real guy superhero,” having doubled guys like Christian Bale (in The Dark Knight Rises), Chris Hemsworth (in Thor 1&2, Avengers 1&2), Chris Evans (Captain America in Avengers 2), Channing Tatum (in Jupiter Ascending), Ryan Reynolds (in Green Lantern), Daniel Craig (as Bond), Jake Gyllenhaal (in Prince of Persia) and much more.

Bobby joins the show today with some Stuntman secrets revealing how he really executes those death-defying stunts!  Fitness and nutrition are very important to him as he needs to quickly change his body to exactly double the actor he’s working with. He'll join  the show with great great tips on how to stay healthy and fit! And most importantly Bobby will give us some of his best Grooming tips! He includes Dove Men+Care in his grooming routine. These products help his skin stay healthy after a long day of hair & make-up transformations – and after being inside that sweaty bat-suit all day!

WWW.DOVEMENCARE.COM

Friday, September 26, 2014

9/26 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, BERTOLLI’S NEW ITALIAN STYLE TORTA, NIALL GIBBONS, PASCHAL DONOHOE, TOURISM IRELAND, STEVE EVANS

SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS SEASON PREMIERE 

48 HOURS: PARADISE LOST – Saturday, September 27, 10 PM ET/PT
A Costa Rican paradise turns into a house of horror. How did a Wall Street millionaire end up shot dead in his bedroom?

“PARADISE LOST” - A brilliant, but troubled, wealthy American and his beautiful, but equally troubled, American wife built a lavish home and wildlife preserve in the jungles of Costa Rica.  After making over $90 million dollars on Wall Street, John Bender relocated to Central America.  He and his wife Ann used their immense wealth to buy 5,000 acres in the jungle; build a house that James Bond would find intriguing.  But they also  created an animal reserve on their property and with the help of a local attorney, set up a trust to manage their money.  They had exotic tastes, and collected over 550 Tiffany lamps to illuminate their jungle home.  They also transferred some of their money into precious gems.

Not surprisingly, their wealth and high profile made them a target for angry locals.  Aside from the Benders love of nature – they shared an illness, he suffered from depression, his wife Ann Bi- polar.  They lived what was to be an idyllic life for almost a decade but between suspicions by the Costa Ricans, financial issues at home and their self-imposed isolation… they became paranoid.  Arming their own security force  to protect them – each sunk deeper into depression.

When John Bender’s life came to an end with a single gunshot wound, investigators had to determine whether he, who had attempted suicide before, finally took his own life, or whether he died at the hands of his wife Ann. Ann Bender would face not one… but two trials.  Ann has been battling on a third front as well.  The fortune that she and John accumulated has been decimated by an unscrupulous attorney.

After hearing testimony and reviewing evidence, a panel of three judges ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict Ann of murdering her husband, John.  That should have been the end of the story, but the laws in Costa Rica are not like the laws in the United States.  It’s not just the defense that has the right to appeal convictions; the prosecution can, too, if they are not satisfied with the verdict.  Ann Bender could have left Costa Rica but she didn’t.  And with no double jeopardy… prosecutors brought Ann to trial a second time for the murder of her husband.

48 Hours explores the fascinating case with our own team of forensic experts and full access to the house and the bedroom where the alleged murder occurred.  Their results are astonishing.


NIALL GIBBONS & PASCHAL DONOHOE FROM TOURISM IRELAND  - IRISH CULTURE AND CUISINE 

The launch of Ifest Boston runs September 26th – 28th at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Ifest is being billed as the ultimate Irish party bursting with music, Irish cuisine, entertainment & laughter. Don't miss this exhilarating celebration of modern Ireland.

The Minister carries with him an important message about an Irish tourism industry and an Irish economy that have come through some challenging times but both  are now well positioned to move forward with confidence into the future.

WWW.IRELAND.COM



CHECK OUT BERTOLLI’S NEW ITALIAN STYLE TORTA!

A fresh twist on a classic recipe, Bertolli’s new Italian Style Torta is a delicious, hearty meal to satisfy your craving for Italian. Each Torta is filled with premium ricotta cheese, kettle-cooked marinara sauce, and Italian herbs and spices, all stuffed between two layers of flakey, buttery crust. Baked to perfection in Bertolli’s unique tray, the Torta delivers crisp, oven baked flavors straight from the microwave in just minutes. Bertolli Italian Style Tortas sell for $2.99 and can be found in your grocer’s frozen meals section. Bertolli Italian Style Tortas are available in two delicious varieties, three Cheese Marinara and Italian Sausage. Go to www.VillaBertolli.com for more info


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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

9/25 CELEBRITY CHEF ROBERT IRVINE, ROB DYRDEK, LUNCHABLES

CELEBRITY CHEF ROBERT IRVINE - TIPS ON MAKING DINING A PART OF YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

According to a recent study, nearly 90 percent of respondents say the visual presentation of their food is important. In addition, most agreed that even the restaurant décor is an important part of the experience when dining out. Whether you’re planning for an upcoming vacation or starting to book a trip over the holidays, where and what you eat can greatly impact your overall travel experience and even make your sightseeing more enjoyable.

Chef Robert Irvine, host of the Food Network hit show Restaurant: Impossible (which has filmed seven seasons and more than 80 episodes since 2011),  is available for live interviews to share his tips for making the dining experience a central part of your travels, no matter where you’re headed. On the road for more than 300 days each year and traveling internationally on a regular basis, Chef Irvine knows first-hand what it’s like to venture out in new cities and unfamiliar locations, and the challenges of spotting the best restaurants in town, finding little-known places that use local flavors to make one-of-a-kind dishes, and making the time to truly enjoy each meal as both a visual and sightseeing opportunity. Since Chef Irvine is always focused on maintaining his health and fitness, he can also provide more about how to stay fit on the road, including the healthiest foods to eat – even some that specifically benefit the health of your eyes – and easy “anywhere” workouts so you can see and feel your best to truly enjoy all of the sights during your trip.

ABOUT CHEF ROBERT IRVINE:
With more than 25 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean, and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. Irvine brings his experience to The Food Network as host of the hit show Restaurant: Impossible, and has previously been seen on Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, and The Next Iron Chef. With seven seasons and more than 80 episodes since 2011, Restaurant: Impossible continues its successful run as one of the network’s most popular shows where Robert attempts to save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000.

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WWW.SEEMORESIGHTS.COM


PROFESSIONAL SKATEBOARDER, MTV STAR, AND ENTREPRENEUR ROB DYRDEK TEAMS UP WITH LUNCHABLES TO HELPING KIDS TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Rob Dyrdek is a self-made American success story. In just two decades, he’s rapidly evolved from an innovative and influential pro skateboarder to a dynamic serial entrepreneur, pop-culture personality and groundbreaking media impresario. His dedication and love for the sport inspired him to create the SLS Foundation (formerly called the Rob Dyrdek Foundation), whose mission is to contribute to communities by providing the healthy and sustainable benefits of skateboarding to design, develop, and construct safe and legal skate plazas around the world. Now, Rob is combining his passion for skateboarding and mentoring by taking part in the launch of a national campaign that helps kids across the country lead fun and active lifestyles.

Lunchables has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, pledging $1 million dollars over the next five years to renovate and upgrade facilities across the country.

On September 23, professional skateboarder and MTV Star Rob Dyrdek’s SLS Foundation and Lunchables kicked off the program and unveiled a newly revamped skate park at the Boys & Girls Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

Lunchables and Rob Dyrdek have created a new online video series called Fully Uploaded. In each episode, Dyrdek profiles various individuals and groups living their dreams and inspires them to take their skills to the next level. Whether it’s featuring game-changing people like skateboarding phenom Jagger Eaton, pro athletes like NFL leading rusher LeSean McCoy and NBA Champion and Final MVP Kawhi Leonard, to YouTube sensations like Dude Perfect and Freddie Wong, he wants to help your viewers step up their game as they pursue their goals, and invites them to check out the videos at:

WWW.LUNCHABLESUPLD.COM

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9/24 LARRY LIPSON,CAROL KOZLOWSKI-EVERY, KOZLOWSKI FARMS


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 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.
                                                 


CAROL KOZLOWSKI-EVERY - KOZLOWSKI FARMS

Kozlowski Farms—Preserving Sonoma's wine country kitchen tradition.

At Kozlowski Farms, when we say—"it's just like my grandmother used to make"— we mean it. All our products began with founder Carmen Kozlowski's legendary recipes, including old fashioned jams, no sugar apple butter, no sugar fruit spreads and homemade pies - including Carmen's fabulous Gravenstein Apple Pie. We believe that the best foods from Salad Dressings to Chipotle Grilling Sauces begin with the very best ingredients.

As one of Sonoma County's oldest family-owned farms, we're big on tradition—the kind where everyone stops what they're doing and comes to the table.
Look for our OCTOBER KozClub! Specials!

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