Friday, August 30, 2013

Pop-Up Feasts


Guest chefs Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Larry and Marc Forgione,
Jonathan Waxman, Andy Ricker, Jeffrey Saad, and more join Host/Chef Pete Evans
13-Episode Culinary Journey to Launch on Public Television Stations
Beginning September 7, 2013 (check local listings)

(Boston, MA) – From the vibrant seafood-filled waters of Puget Sound to the rich, grape-filled fields of Sonoma, from an intimate sunset dinner on an urban rooftop terrace in Manhattan to a beach banquet for 150 people in the San Francisco Bay Area, the new series MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING celebrates the spirit of pop-up cooking events and invites the country’s most innovative chefs, rising culinary stars and food artisans to partake in a one-of-a-kind gastro adventure that will inspire viewers. Produced by WGBH and Fine Cooking magazine, the new 13-episode series crisscrosses the country, teaming up talented chefs with host/chef Pete Evans to create unique and spontaneous feasts in unconventional settings for friends and family. MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING premieres on public television stations beginning Saturday, September 7, 2013 (check local listings).

Each week, host Pete Evans, Australia’s top celebrity chef, author and restaurateur, travels to a new location in the U.S. to challenge local chefs to join him in spur-of-the-moment “culinary jams” to create in one day a feast in an exciting location. Culinary guest stars--including renowned chefs Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Larry and Marc Forgione, Jonathan Waxman, Andy Ricker, Jeffrey Saad, and more--are asked to demonstrate their farm-to-table cooking methods, as viewers follow them to source the finest local ingredients for their dishes. Afterwards, the chefs join forces and work against the clock to prepare a multi-course menu for an eclectic, enthusiastic, and ravenous group of diners. Viewers will learn from the participants firsthand what ingredients inspire their cooking perspective and the local food treasures and experiences that best exemplify their home cities.

In the September 7th series premiere, MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING host/chef Pete Evans kicks off the culinary journey in Seattle, where he meets with chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau. The chefs take Pete on his first crabbing trip to catch Dungeness crab in Puget Sound. In this launch episode, the series also visits Seattle’s legendary Pike Place Market and culminates with the chefs joining forces to create a delectable meal of Squid on Garlic Toast with Arugula, steaming Dungeness Crab and Pasta Ricotta Salata (Tom’s version of Mac & Cheese!), and Sand Dabs with Garlic Flowers and Morels—in a “pop-up” feast for 15 guests at a beach pavilion overlooking the water.

Subsequent episodes include:

San Francisco, CA: Chefs Jeffrey Saad and Cortney Burns
Premieres as of September 14
Pete Evans travels south to San Francisco to cook a delightful international, spice-themed meal, as the chefs visit Tcho Chocolate Factory and Spice Ace to pick up fresh just-made chocolate and exotic spices such as galangal root.

Millstone Farm, CT: Chefs Jacques Pepin, Bill Taibe and Tim LaBant
Premieres as of September 21
A farm fresh meal from Millstone Farm's best ingredients includes a delicious meal of eggs in lettuce wraps, slow roasted pork shoulder and baby turnips, greens and fennel fritter salad.

Culinary Institute of America, CA: Chefs Marc and Larry Forgione and Scott Samuel
Premieres as of September 28
Host Pete Evans visits the CIA in picturesque Napa Valley and cooks with three of the area’s finest chefs. Corn meal is used to make polenta for that evening’s Napa-style feast, and fresh strawberries from CIA’s own student garden are roasted with dark chocolate and smoked chili.

Westport, MA: Chef Chris Schlesinger and Doc Willoughby
Premieres as of October 5
With beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, Pete joins Massachusetts grill master and renowned Food Editor Doc Willoughby for his first quahogging adventure to gather up Atlantic hard clams to grill up for that evening’s dinner, just as the sun sets over the horizon.

Providence, RI: Chefs Matt Jennings and Ken Oringer
Premieres as of October 12
Pete Evans cooks with two of the East Coast’s best chefs to make a delicious meal on a roof deck in downtown Providence that overlooks the entire downtown area. Dinner includes green asparagus with black truffle vinaigrette and morels, sassafrass panna cotta, and grilled pork belly with razor clams.

Secret Sea Cove, CA: Chef Ravi Kapur
Premieres as of October 19
Pete Evans joins Chef Kapur in a cooking adventure unlike any other, in which they cook in a “restaurant without walls.” With majestic views of the Pacific Ocean as backdrop, Pete and Ravi cook up a delightful beachfront feast for over 150 guests. The guests are in for a surprise when the tide comes up to wash over their feet during the meal!

Seattle, WA: Chefs Maria Hines and Holly Smith
Premieres as of October 26
Set in the trendy Mallet Kitchen in downtown Seattle, host Pete Evans is joined by local chefs Hines and Smith to cook for their excited guests. Side trips include Oxbow Farm and Loki Fish Company to collect fresh seafood and meat.

Harlem, NY: Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Jonathan Waxman
Premieres as of November 2
Pete is joined by two legendary New York chefs to highlight diverse local flavors, after they gather fresh ingredients from the Harlem Farmer’s Market. Pete also heads down to Brooklyn to gather pickles from the Brooklyn Brine Company.

Sonoma, CA: Chefs Christopher Kostow, Leo Beckerman and Evan Bloom
Premieres as of November 9
During Pete’s trip to Sonoma, CA, he meets up with several culinary artisans to cook brunch for their hungry guests at a picturesque winery. They decide on a delicious breakfast casserole, fig salad and apple balsamic and cheese blintzes to curb hungry appetites.

Duxbury, MA: Chefs Jeremy Sewall and Barton Seaver and Skip Bennett
Premieres as of November 16
Set inside the beautiful seaside town of Duxbury, MA, this episode features legendary Boston Chef Jeremy Sewall, sustainable cooking expert Barton Seaver, and Island Creek Oysters owner Skip Bennett, whom Pete Evans joins in foraging for oysters for the feast.

Sonoma, CA: Chefs Duskie Estes and Mark Stark
Premieres as of November 23
Pete Evans teams up with two of Sonoma’s finest chefs, Estes and Stark, to gather up goat cheese and milk at Redwood Hill Farm and pick up a few ducks for that evening’s feast. Coffee BBQ duck and smoked cheddar polenta are just some of the delectable courses featured.

New York City, NY: Chefs Matt Lightner, Anita Lo and Andy Ricker
Premieres as of November 30
The first season ends on a high note with three of NYC’s best and brightest chefs--Lightner, Lo and Ricker--joining Pete Evans for an al fresco urban feast for 50 people, featuring herbs and spices gathered at Wards Island and Chinatown. The evening unfolds in a hidden jewel of a place: a rooftop terrace with breathtaking sunset views of Midtown Manhattan.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Nicole Richie wore Bec & Bridge's AKUBRA HAT in Gray on her show, "Candidly Nicole."

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Nail Varnish

BeansTalk loves the classy bottles and pretty colors, but best yet -- Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer's globally compliant nail lacquer is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Naked and Famous

The Latest From The Naked and Famous

New Zealand quintet The Naked and Famous have debuted the first track, 'A Stillness,' off their forthcoming sophomore album, In Rolling Waves, out via Republic on September 17th. Listen now at Glamour and pre-order the album here. The song follows their explosive first single 'Hearts Like Ours,' debuted as Zane Lowe's "Hottest Record in the World Today" on BBC Radio 1 and went #1 on the Hype Machine overnight, garnering praise from NYLON, MTV Buzzworthy, and Cosmopolitan, among others, who called it "our new anthem! We give it five minutes before it's used in every commercial." According to the band's songwriter/producer Thom Powers, 'A Stillness' is "a song about overcoming catastrophizing, re-discovering love, stability, security, calmness...I think it's about not abandoning. It's about dealing with your own sense of hopelessness." 

In Rolling Waves follows the band's widely lauded debut Passive Me, Aggressive You. With global sales of over 500,000, the album spawned a US Gold single, 'Young Blood,' and took the band's YouTube and Vevo views beyond 25 million. Praised by the NME, it was "A classic case of lovely and beautiful: TNAF's passive melodicism and aggressive innovation clash in a dazzling blaze of psych/sonic fireworks" and Rolling Stone magazine described 'Young Blood' as one of the year's "best singles." 
Fronted by Powers (guitar/vocalts) and Alisa Xayalith (vocals/keyboards), The Naked and Famous lit a fire under an online fan base, with a video subculture built through YouTube and into radio. M83 invited TNAF to remix a single and a Tiesto remix transformed 'Young Blood' into a club smash. By June 2012 the band, including David Beadle (bass guitar), Jesse Wood (drums) and Aaron Short (keyboards), had played to more than 600,000 people in 24 countries, and after two years of near-constant touring, set up home in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to begin work on the twelve track album. The resulting album, In Rolling Waves,  was produced by Powers and Short, along with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck and NIN).
In 2013, the band will commence a North American tour in late September before heading to Europe and arriving in the UK late November. Dates below.  

In Rolling Waves Track listing:
1. A Stillness
2. Hearts Like Ours
3. Waltz
4. Rolling Waves
5. The Mess
6. Grow Old
7. Golden Girl
8.I Kill Giants
9. What We Want
10. We Are Leaving
11. To Move With Purpose
12. A Small Reunion

The Naked and Famous North American Tour: 
Sep 25 - San Diego CA, House of Blues
Sep 27 - Los Angeles CA, Wiltern
 Sep 29 - Tucson AZ, Rialto Theater
 Oct 1 - Dallas TX, House of Blues
Oct 2 - Austin TX, Stubbs
 Oct 3 - Houston TX, House of Blues
 Oct 5 - Atlanta GA, The Tabernacle
 Oct 6 - Washington DC, 9:30 Club
 Oct 8 - Philadelphia PA, Electric Factory
 Oct 10 - New York NY, Terminal 5
 Oct 12 - Boston MA, House of Blues
 Oct 14 - Toronto ON, Sound Academy
 Oct 16 - Chicago IL, Riviera Theater
 Oct 18 - Denver CO, Fillmore Auditorium
 Oct 20 - Vancouver BC, Orpheum Theatre
 Oct 21 - Seattle WA, Showbox Sodo
 Oct 22 - Portland OR, Roseland Theater
 Oct 24 - Las Vegas NV, The Cosmopolitan
Oct 25 - Oakland CA, Fox Theater
Oct 26 - Pomona CA, Fox Theater
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Friday, August 16, 2013

It's an Ono Time Thing

Following a decade of dance floor domination as her alter-ego ONO, Yoko Ono has released  new remixes of her 1981 classic “WALKING ON THIN ICE” from Grammy-nominated DANNY TENAGLIA and Dutch EDM R3HAB.

In 2003, MIND TRAIN and TWISTED RECORDS took this song to the top of the Billboard Club chart kicking off ONO’S streak of 10 #1 BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY chart-topping club hits, including “HOLD ME”, “TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE”, “MOVE ON FAST”, “I’M NOT GETTING ENOUGH”, “NO NO NO” and “EVERYMAN / EVERYWOMAN."

Ten years on, ONO revisits “WALKING ON THIN ICE” and teams up with DANNY TENAGLIA and R3HAB to reinvent the timeless anthem giving it a modern retrofit melding the classic with the contemporary – old school and new school – with blistering results.
TENAGLIA, whose studio output since the start of the 21st century has been greatly limited, dusted off his studio chops to deliver an incendiary rework of the classic cut.  His first remix in nearly a decade, Danny comes out swinging with an epic masterpiece with all the hallmarks of his best work. In an era of A.D.D., Danny reminds us of the glory of a mind-twisting, continually unfolding 10+ minute journey into sound.

R3HAB has firmly established himself in the Dutch dance scene alongside Chuckie and Afrojack. With his crisp, high-octane productions, R3HAB’s become one of the most highly sought-after EDM A-listers with a discography that includes remixes for artists like LADY GAGA, MADONNA, LMFAO, JENNIFER LOPEZ, CALVIN HARRIS, KASKADE, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, PITBULL, DAVID GUETTA, and KATY PERRY.

Originally recorded during the ‘Double Fantasy’ recording sessions with John Lennon, "WALKING ON THIN ICE" would be the last recording by John and Yoko -- recorded on that fateful night of December 8, 1980.  Released in the early months of 1981, the pioneering electronic-injected dance / post-disco / nu-wave hybrid would become ONO’s definitive masterstroke and, easily one of her most accessible, best-known and well-regarded works, brilliantly capturing the kinetic pulse, tension, gritty nihilism and urban cool that defined the times then, and, in an acknowledgement to its timeless insights, continues to define them now.

The slightest of glances at today's world makes it clear that we're WALKING ON THIN ICE 2013. TENAGLIA and R3HAB get it, and nailed it.

The newly released TENAGLIA and R3HAB remixes of "WALKING ON THIN ICE 2013" were preceded by remixes done by DAVE AUDÉ, RALPHI ROSARIO, and EMJAE, and that trio of mixes has, in four short weeks, catapulted "WALKING ON THIN ICE 2013" into the teens on the Billboard Club Play Chart.