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Smadar has been working as a certified Travel advisor for over 20 years. Her favorite thing to do before the internet era, was to design day by day itineraries for her clients and she would literally send them with a little guide to follow. After experiencing many changes in the travel industry, Smadar decided to go back to what she loved best, combining her knowledge and contacts and founded Food N' Wine Vacations, a boutique Tour operator firm. The vision of the company is to provide cultural experience that will create lifetime memories. Food N' Wine Vacations programs feature in-depth exploration of a particular region. From visiting a local market, stay in a private estate, cooking with a local chef, mingling in the Piazzas and winery visits. Smadar was Epicurean Friend's first member. Visit her website
While many people cook because of obligations, sometimes cooking can become an esoteric process just like writing, exercise or meditation. If you believe you are a bad cook, maybe you just haven't allowed yourself the freedom to use your kitchen to your advantage. Think back to a time when you had the freedom to create something without constraints and how good it felt. Instead of looking at your kitchen activities as obligations how about seeing it as the lab of yoru Mad Chef-tist self!
While working oh my graduate studies there were times I felt uncertain of my abilities and cooking helped me to feel more confident about me. I began to see cooking as a lovely reprieve from the rest of my life, but only when I was in control of the choices. If you always cook the same thing every week, maybe it's time to bust free of your mind-numbing habits.
Try making old time traditional foods that most people do not make from scratch anymore without fancy appliances etc. Attempt recipes that poeple may consider difficult, just be sure not to attach to the outcome--don't worry how it looks or works out the first time you do it. Here are some suggestions:
Pie from scratch (including the crust)
Take some time to look through recipe books or recipes online and make a date with yourself to try soemthing new!
Today we have special guest Nina M. who will share with us many cooking tips and some wonderful recipes. She has catered affairs and delighted people for years! She can answer many of your cooking questions too!
Bring your imagination and let's cook some vittles
The Traveling Eye will follow up on a recent article by Brian Jewell, Executive Editor at Bank Travel Management on the six types of Travel Personalities. Bonnie & Ja'Vonne will look at all six and help diagnose the best Vacation selections for each type, or combination of types.
For the first time since the end of June, the Circle Jerk Circus is back baby! Boris, Morris and Horace are ready to feast on this Thanksgiving special 2013-style with their own brand of delicious man gravy! They're bellies will be full of turkey and all the fixin's and they'll be rarin' to disperse some of that white-roped cream that'll make grandma's mashed potatoes look like free form spew. Oh my!! This is sure to get your holiday cockels raging and up at attention. The ringmasters will have their belt buckles undone and it ain't because of the previous night's epicurean delights! No, ma'am! These freaks will be watching the usual XXX vids and their poles will definitely be pointed NORTH! HO HO HO.... Santa is on the clock and the fellas will be counting down the days to Xmas with a pud spankin lube partay! Join them... won't you?
Vasavi Kumar is often described describes as "your kick-in-the-pants guide en route to your desired destination." A certified coach, Vasavi (SAY VAH-sahvee) holds dual master's degrees in special education from Hofstra University and social work from Columbia University. She's co-author of the bestselling book Succeeding in Spite of Everything, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, and appears on NBC as the "Keepin' It Real Guru" on Kansas City Live, and most recently on VH1s Basketball Wiveswhere she coached one of the main stars of the show. She recently moved to Austin, TX with her husband Ashish and Golden Retriever Laney to pursue her dream of becoming a vegetarian chef. She is currently in culinary school at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts. Learn more at
Join your host CeCe Cole, the Lady CEO with special guest Chef Tony Teems, A native of Los Angeles, California and owner of Chefs Like It “Hot” Caterers.
From humble beginnings working as a "soda jerk runner at Nibblers Restaurant, over the years Chef Tony continued to work his way up-through-the-ranks of the kitchen, dish & pot washer, prep-cook, fry-cook, line cook, sous-chef, head chef onto executive chef.
Food critics give him a high five, his clients ratings are out the roof, and by the looks of his delicious pictorials, you eat his creations right off the page.
Your BAMS Crew of "square pegs in round holes" will cogitate on the upcoming headbutting with the Colorado State Rams. Join us for analysis of all things BAMA tonite with a salty, yet epicurean, overview of the Tide.
Get ready to don your Crimson glasses with Bird, Blip, Rock Watts, Cary Clark and the Legend as we discuss all things Bama.
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of BigblendMagazines.com, for Big Blend Radio's HAPPY HOUR variety show!Talking farms and ranches in Yosemite's Gold Country with Bruce Tepper of Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, rancher and winemaker Leslie Hurst of Hurst Ranch Country BBQ, Ben Cover of Cover's Apple Ranch, and Marian Zimmerly of Farms of Tuolumne County.Travel writers Maralyn Hill 'The Epicurean Explorer' and Norm Hill, will talk about their recent visit to Portland, Oregon.
Join Nancy reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of EatDrinkBeMerryMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio's EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY Show!Featured Guests:- Barbara Hansen - James Beard award-winning food, wine writer (Los Angeles Times), blogger, Squid Ink freelancer, and author of 5 cookbooks; Barbara will explain how to make Kimchi, and will discuss her upcoming guide book "Korean Restaurant Guide Los Angeles" published by the Korean Food Foundation.- Stephanie McMillin - Events Manager for the Yuma Civic Center, in Yuma, Arizona; Stephanie will discuss the upcoming annual Taco Festival!- Kelley Cleary Coffeen - Yuma Taco Festival Celebrity Chef & Author '300 Best Taco Recipes'- Maralyn Hill 'The Epicurean Explorer' - Travel writer & Co-author of ‘Cooking Secrets - The Why and How’ and ‘Our Love Affairs with Food & Travel’, Maralyn will discuss Truffles!
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith of SuccessExpressMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio's SUCCESS EXPRESS show. This episode focuses on Success in Writing. Featured Guests: - International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association Travel Journalists, Authors & Board Members of IFWTWA: Michelle M. Winner 'Culinary Traveler', Linda Kissam 'Food, Wine & Shopping Diva', Maralyn Hill 'The Epicurean Explorer', Sherrie Wilkolaski 'The Book Expert'. - Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop Leaders: Neil White - author of best-seller 'In the Sanctuary of Outcasts'; Julie Schoerke founder of JKS Communications. - Henry Biernacki - Author 'No More Heroes'
Barbara Conelli interviews travel writer Maralyn Hill.
Maralyn Dennis Hill, The Epicurean Explorer, was born to travel and tell the tale. As a professional food, wine and travel writer, through guest spots on monthly radio shows, to being editor and contributor to over eight publications, print and online, she reaches several million on a continual basis, domestically and internationally. Maralyn thrives on discovering different cultures and customs and feels it’s the best geography lesson ever. She is always ready to explore different flavors of various cultures and share their tale. People she meets along the way are the best part.
www.theepicureanexplorer.com www.facebook.com/The.Epicurean.Explorer Twitter: @maralynhill
About the hostess: Barbara Conelli is an internationally published bestselling author, seasoned travel writer specializing in Italy, and acclaimed radio hostess. A born nomad and globetrotter fluent in eight languages, Barb is blessed with ample enthusiasm, energy and stamina, and she loves sharing her travel adventures with her readers and listeners. In her charming, delightful and humorous Chique Travel Books filled with Italian passion, Barb invites women to explore Italy from the comfort of their home with elegance, grace and style, encouraging them to live their dolce vita no matter where they are in the world.
Learn more about Barb and her books at www.barbaraconelli.com
The amazing culinary history and culture of Emilia Romagna is discovered during this delicious segment. If you love Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar, lots of variations of Tortellini (called by different names throughout the region), Shrimp you can’t find anywhere, but the Adriatic coast of Emilia Romagna, the delicious regional white and red wine, grilled tomatoes with breadcrumbs this segment will delight the chef and food lover in you.
You’ll salivate from the beginning to the end.
Vanessa of www.globalepicurean.com and www.italyinsf.com who hails from Emilia Romagna delights us her region’s cuisine and you can hear her passion with every word.
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