Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4/22 CHRIS HARRISON, THE BACHELOR, DR. BBQ, RAY LAMPE

CHRIS HARRISON - RELATIONSHIP EXPERT & HOST OF ABC'S HIT SERIES “THE BACHELOR” & “THE BACHELORETTE” 

A MAN WHO’S BEEN HELPING OTHERS FIND LOVE FOR MANY YEARS – CERTAINLY KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION.  THAT MAN IS RELATIONSHIP EXPERT AND TV HOST CHRIS HARRISON .  TODAY HE JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES OF MAKING A LASTING IMPRESSION…

Chris Harrison is host of ABC's hit romance/reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” An 18-season veteran of one of the networks highest rated shows, Harrison is a fan-favorite, helping contestants navigate true love. Harrison is host of TV Guide Network’s daily one-hour entertainment news show, HOLLYWOOD 411. Earlier in his career, Harrison co-hosted TV Guide Network’s coverage of the 2008 Golden Globes and Oscars, E!'s 2006 coverage of the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, ABC’s Citrus Bowl Parade and the Miss America Pageant in 2004. Harrison also hosted HGTV's “Designer's Challenge,” which has consistently been one of the network's highest rated shows.  Harrison continues to advance in the entertainment industry through a variety of professional endeavors. The versatile Harrison has garnered acting roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” His feature film appearances include “Bounce,” “Showtime” and, most recently, portraying himself in the comedy “Date Movie.” Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his tenure there, he held roles as reporter, sportscaster and weekend sportscaster, and covered hard news stories as well including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building, an event which profoundly affected his perspective on life and career.  A Dallas, Texas native, Harrison attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. In his spare time, Harrison still plays soccer and has become addicted to golf.

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DR. BBQ RAY LAMPE - CALLING ALL GRILLERS: DR. BBQ OFFERS TIPS TO EXPAND YOUR SUMMERTIME GRILLING MENU

It may just be the start of spring, but it’s never too early to start thinking of summer and the delicious foods and flavors that come to mind when it’s grilling time. To get prepared for prime grilling season, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe is available to offer tips to backyard chefs that will make their summer sizzle with perfection and keep their guests coming back for more.

This summer, the National Pork Board is on a quest to find America’s Top #ChopGriller. Seven out of 10 backyard chefs consider themselves to be “better than average” at grilling, so it’s the perfect time for your listeners to show off their chops – their pork chops, that is. Pork fans and grilling enthusiasts alike are invited to share their secret about what makes their chop rise to the top for a chance to be named America’s Top #ChopGriller. For information about the contest, visit PorkBeinspired.com.

Ray Lampe grew up in Chicago and after high school spent 25 years in the family trucking business. In 2000 the trucking business had run its course, and it was time for Ray to try something new. He had been participating in BBQ cook-offs as a hobby since 1982, so he decided to take a leap and turn his hobby into a career. In 2000 Ray moved to Florida and began his career as an outdoor cooking expert.    Ray has written seven cookbooks and is currently working on his eighth. He has appeared on the Food Network, E! News, HGTV & CNN, and has been featured in People, Food & Wine Magazine & USA Today.
Interview Source: National Pork Board

Monday, April 21, 2014

4/21 COLMAN ANDREWS, MY USUAL TABLE: A LIFE IN RESTAURANTS, LAURY POLAND, FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY

COLMAN ANDREWS - MY USUAL TABLE - A LIFE IN RESTAURANTS

From food writer, James Beard award-winning cookbook author, and co-founder of Saveur magazine, Colman Andrews, comes MY USUAL TABLE: A Life in Restaurants (Ecco; April 2014), a vivid memoir of a life lived in food. From his Hollywood childhood through his days in the music business, his first forays into restaurant reviewing, and his ever-evolving career as a food writer and magazine editor — not to mention the course of his obsessive traveling and complicated personal life — Andrews has seen the world mostly from the dining room. In MY USUAL TABLE, he interweaves his own story with intimate tales of the seminal restaurants and the great chefs and restaurateurs of our time who are emblematic of the revolutions large and small that have forever transformed the way we eat, cook, and feel about food.

In sixteen chapters, each anchored by the story of his love affair with a cherished restaurant, Andrews evokes the unforgettable meals he has eaten over a lifetime, and the remarkable people with whom he has shared them, tracing the evolution not just of our restaurants but our whole food culture. Beginning with a post-war childhood spent at Chasen’s, the glamorous Old Hollywood hangout where studio heads and celebrities rubbed shoulders, Andrews charts a course through the 60’s, when both he and Americans at large fell for the novel “ethnic” food at spots like neo-Polynesian Trader Vic’s or Mexican institution El Coyote. As Andrews began traveling for his writing and magazine career in the 70’s and 80’s, he spent countless hours in the family run caf├ęs of Paris and trattorias of Rome. The timeless dishes so common on their menus, focused on local and seasonal ingredients, would not only come to profoundly influence Andrews’ palate, but also transform the American foodscape forever. In a STARRED review, Publishers Weekly says:

“A fond salute to many of his favorite culinary haunts marks this charming autobiographical omnibus by accomplished cookbook author, longtime reviewer, and cofounder of Saveur, Andrews. In his lively, frank prose, Andrews unfurls a lifetime of intuitive restaurant searching… Since many of these restaurants have vanished in the fumes of time, Andrews offers no less than a veritable historical trove.”

From Andrews’s usual table, he has watched the growth of nouvelle cuisine and fusion cuisine; the explosion of the organic and locavore movements; the rise of nose-to-tail eating; and so-called “molecular gastronomy.” The bistros, brasseries, and cafes he has loved have not only influenced culinary trends at home and abroad, but represent the changing history and culture of food in America and Western Europe. And all along, Andrews has been there right there in the dining room, menu in one hand and notebook in the other.


LAURY POLAND - FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY TOURISM MARKETING ASSOCIATION

The Finger Lakes are a wonderful year-round five season destination.  Experience the beauty and history of glass at The Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Picnic in a quiet vineyard, experience the skies like never before in a sailplane at the National Soaring Museum or celebrate your favorite Vino during the Finger Lakes Wine Month in May. From water sports to wine tours, there is something for everyone when you vacation in Finger Lakes in spring or summer. Experience the rich beauty of your surroundings and the exciting rush of activities available to you in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

The destination would be the perfect fit for CRN because it is not far from the Canadian border and boasts a number of experience for the adventure lover, wine lover, families with kids of all ages and more.

www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com

Friday, April 18, 2014

4/18 CHEF ANGELA LIDDON, THE O SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK, AMY MATTHEWS, HGTV’S “RENOVATION RAIDER"

CHEF ANGELA LIDDON - THE O SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK

A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling for a decade with an eating disorder, Angela vowed to change her diet - and her life - once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she'd been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, Oh She Glows, which is now an internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web.

This is Angela’s long-awaited debut cookbook, with a treasure trove of more than a hundred mouth-watering, wholesome recipes – from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes – all packed with flavor. From rich and hearty entrees like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta to decadent desserts such as Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone. The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes recipes free of common food allergens – with more than ninety gluten-free recipes – and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains, too!

Whether you are a vegan, “vegan-curious,” or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

ohsheglows.com


AMY MATTHEWS - HGTV’S “RENOVATION RAIDER” AND HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT SHARES DIY PROJECTS   

Spring is a great time for homeowners to take a fresh look at their surroundings, roll up their sleeves and make improvements inside and outside the home. After the winter we’ve had, there’s a good chance many homes are in need of a tune-up.

Your exterior may have taken a bit of a beating from heavy snow and ice. And if you like to entertain during the warm weather months, Amy will recommend the best ways to restore your deck or patio.
Right now is a great time to prune and fertilize in preparation for a new gardening season. Amy will share her favorite plants for an array of spaces and varying climates. Whether humid, dry or somewhere in between, your “green thumb” is within reach.

ABOUT AMY: With a passion for innovation, architecture, design, and education, Amy Matthews has followed her dream and is changing how people view one of their most important investments in life – their home. Amy inspires people to tackle just about any home improvement task as she hosts shows on HGTV and DIY, including Renovation Raiders, Sweat Equity, Bathroom Renovations, Blog Cabin, and This New House. Throughout her career, she has undertaken every home improvement job imaginable, from wielding a sledgehammer to overseeing construction of complete home builds. Her shows remain popular because of her willingness to take on any project and break it down for even novices to understand.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

4/17 STEPHANIE HONIG, HONIG WINES, LINDSAY CLENDANIEL, SCOOP ADVENTURES: THE BEST ICE CREAM OF THE 50 STATES

STEPHANIE HONIG - HONIG WINES

Stephanie Honig was born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While attending FIU she also spent time in Europe, studying at the Oxford Brookes University in England. She then moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Sales Manager for Marriott Corporation.

In 2000, she moved to New York to pursue a career in the wine industry, working as a Sales Manager for Clicquot, Inc., and for Rudd Winery as the Eastern Regional Sales Manger. In 2005, she earned the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Higher Certificate and the WSET Diploma. She left Rudd in 2006 to import her own wine brand from Argentina. She also taught wine classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and at Florida International University.

In 2006, she moved to the Napa Valley and married Michael Honig. Stephanie travels the globe developing Honig’s international and national presence, and handles the public relations for the family business. She serves on the Public Relations Committee, the Marketing Committee and the International Ambassadors Committee at the Napa Valley Vintners.  She is active in raising funds for mental health and for Type 1 diabetes research.  She lives on the Honig property in Rutherford with her husband Michael, their daughters Sophia and Lola, son Sebastian, and their dogs Raisin and Kota.

www.honigwine.com


LINDSAY CLENDANIEL - SCOOP ADVENTURES: THE BEST ICE CREAM OF THE 50 STATES

Make Ice Cream From the Best Creameries in the Country In the Comfort of Your Own Kitchen!
What if you could have the greatest ice cream flavors from any of the 50 states in your kitchen? With Scoop Adventures, you'll have the recipes from the best shops in New York, Maryland, Illinois, Hawaii and everywhere in between. Lindsay Clendaniel, creator of Scoop Adventures, has found the best creameries from across the country and adapted their authentic recipes so you can make them in your own ice cream maker for your friends and family.

With over 80 recipes from all over the US, tried and tested for your kitchen, there is sure to be a flavor for every mood and every taste preference. With the stories behind the flavors, colorful photos of the shops and most importantly, tasty and one-of-a-kind recipes, you'll have everything you need to scoop your way across America's best flavors.

Lindsay Clendaniel is an avid ice cream maker and author of the ice cream recipe blog - Scoop Adventures. Lindsay's love of ice cream began as a young child. She fondly remembers making trips to the local ice cream stand; the excitement of picking the flavor, the sweet and creamy taste, the cool ice cream dripping down her hand as she licked the cone. Her love for ice cream has taken her to more ice cream shops that she can count. Enjoying various scoops throughout her childhood quickly translated into a passion for all things ice cream as an adult. After eating ice cream made by other people for nearly 30 years, Lindsay decided to buy an ice cream maker of her own. With each new batch of ice cream, she set out to create a flavor that was more interesting or more intriguing than the last. Lindsay decided to share her creations with the world, and in 2009 the Scoop Adventures blog was born.

As she kept churning scoops and writing blog posts, word got out about Lindsay's blog and her obsession with ice cream. People started to take notice and soon enough she was approached to write the Scoop Adventures cookbook, which features a collection of recipes from shop owners who are passionate about their homemade product as well as original creations from Lindsay. She is excited to see what the ice cream world will bring her in the future!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4/16 LARRY LIPSON, CHEF WILLIAM CARTER, PLAYBOY MANSION

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. 



Chef William Carter – Executive Chef for the Playboy Mansion


Mr. William S. Bloxsom-Carter is the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. He has been creating extraordinary food and exclusive wine offerings for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion parties for over 26 years to 100,000 guests annually.

Chef Carter’s philosophy is to bring out the best flavors in food products from beginning to end with minimal intervention and uncompromising standards.

At the Playboy Mansion, Chef Carter has developed an internship/externship program with culinary schools nationwide. The program has garnered an exceptional reputation as the preeminent host facility for students. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.