P. Diddy’s Vodka Summer Cocktails

Diddy as you know is a man who loves his vodka, and in this case his vodka is literally, “his” vodka.

Ciroc has several recipes for staying cool while being cool, and in some cases, keeping the calories off.

Here are a few of our favorites

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Documentary “In Organic We Trust” gets expanded distribution

The TASTE AWARDS nominated food documentary, IN ORGANIC WE TRUST, has recently announced expanded On Demand distribution across multiple platforms, including iTunes, as well as Amazon Video, CinemaNow, Google Play, PlayStation, Vudu, and YouTube.

Official Trailer: http://bit.ly/InOrganicWeTrust_Trailer


IN ORGANIC WE TRUST is an eye-opening food documentary that follows Director/Producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food:What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?

The film digs deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics to explore the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing. It takes a balanced approach to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat. Director/Producer: Kip Pastor, Producer: Emma Fletcher.

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PHOTO: Georgia with TASTE AWARDS Medals

Georgia of the Cooking Channel program “Classy Ladies with Alie and Georgia” shows off one of her two medals from the TASTE AWARDS in Los Angeles on January 17.


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  • WATCH: The Cheese of France, Take Two

    You know how sometimes promotional spots are sometimes much more interesting than the actual programs. Well, we have found this spot for The Cheeses of France to be intriguing, in particular in that Gallic style the French have perfected.

    See if this doesn’t make you either chuckle or go to the refrigerator.

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    Chef Eric Greenspan Leaves the Next Iron Chef Redemption; Gives Great Hot Toddy Recipe

    Chef Eric Greenspan (executive chef and owner of The Foundry on Melrose) may be now gone from “The Next Iron Chef Redemption” program, but he still has a new partnership with gourmet gift retailer Harry & David for a Seasonal Chef Program.

    As part of the program, Chef Greenspan designed the Hot Apple Toddy – focusing on Harry & David ‘s Honeycrisp Apples.

    Try it here:

    Hot Apple Toddy

    Serves: 4

     For Hot Apple Toddy:

    Juice of 18 Harry & David Honey Crisp Apples (about 8 oz)
    1 C. Laird¹s Applejack, or a comparable apple brandy
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 clove
    1/2 cup of honey
    1 lemon
    1/2 cup fine loose-leaf green tea

    Add the Harry & David Honey Crisp Apple juice, cinnamon, clove, and tea to a small saucepot and heat until simmering.  Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes.  Strain and return to heat until just boiling.

    To Serve:

    In separate coffee mugs, add 2 oz. Applejack, 1/8 cup of honey, a squeeze of 1/4 lemon.  Slowly pour in 1 1/2 oz. hot apple tea, mix and serve.

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    TASTE AWARDS: Food TV/Fashion TV Industry Roundup

    A Roundup of Food Television and Fashion Television Industry News
    • Felicia Day Sees CW Airing ‘Dr. Horrible’ as Big Victory for Web Series bit.ly/TenFG6 (THR)
    • Variety is sold for about $25 million to Penske Media pulse.me/s/e8Lyr (LA Times)
    • Oprah Winfrey’s Network Slowly Clawing Way Out of Trouble j.mp/OnPtLe (THR)
    • WATCH: Bay Area’s Best Soul Food- Brown Sugar Kitchen nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/blogs… (NBC NYC)
    • New TV: Claire Robinson’s “Quest for the Fresh” -est sources of food  pulse.me/s/e2vPF
    • Fashion/Cooking Show “Haute Cuisine” by Delivering new episodes pulse.me/s/e3wDm (Fashionista.com)
    • Christopher Walken’s Cooking Show Is Very Christopher Walken-y (VIDEO) huff.to/VlHVvx (HuffPostFood)
    • Rock This food fashionista Look: Nadia G. Goes Retro pulse.me/s/dI6sR (Cooking Channel)