Thursday, August 20, 2009

Weber's Grill Masters Series

Sit in on a one-on-one conversation between top Grill Masters Jamie Purviance and Steven Raichlen as they compare notes on grilling techniques, what inspired these classically trained chefs to pursue the art of cooking with live fire, and what led to their biggest grilling mistakes. You might just pick up a few simple secrets to make you the Master of your own grill.

Weber Grill Master Series (1 of 3): Inspiration

Weber Grill Master Series (2 of 3): Cooking with Live Fire

Weber Grill Master Series (3 of 3): Grilling Mistakes

Jamie Purviance (pronounced Purr-VIE-ance) graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America (with high honors) before launching his career as a food writer for major publications such as Bon App├ętit, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling™ (which has sold almost one million copies to date), Weber’s Charcoal Grilling™, and his newest, New York Times best-seller book, Weber’s Way to Grill™.

Purviance has appeared on several national television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and the Oprah Winfrey Show—as well as on PBS, CNN, the History Channel, and the Food Network. As a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines—and a popular teacher at cooking schools across the country—Purviance has helped millions of people to grill like professionals. Purviance is also certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and serves as a judge for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in addition to other major competitions.

Purviance lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and three children. He cooks almost every day on at least one of his six grills.

Steven Raichlen is a journalist, TV host, and multi-award-winning author—but he may be best known as the man who reinvented barbecue. Raichlen wrote the best-selling Barbecue Bible cookbook series (with more than 4 million copies in print). Raichlen has appeared on virtually every major national TV show, from Today, Good Morning America, and CNN to the Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and Live with Regis and Kelly. In 2000, in partnership with Weber Grills, he created Barbecue University, a unique cooking school held at the luxurious Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, which was hailed by the Food Network as the “#1 Barbecue Experience in the U.S.” Raichlen also battled—and defeated—Iron Chef Roksbura Michiba in a “Battle of the Barbecue Gods” on Japanese television.

In 1975, Raichlen received a Watson Foundation Fellowship to study medieval cooking in Europe, as well as a Fulbright to study comparative literature. He holds a degree in French literature from Reed College and trained at the Cordon Bleu and La Varenne cooking schools in Paris. Raichlen lives with his wife, Barbara, in Miami, Florida.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The United Steaks of America

This photo “United States of America”, by Dominic Episcopo, is in “Art of the State” at the The Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

God's Pharmacy

This is pretty amazing!

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... And YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the res earch shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents c ervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.