Cookies Lovers Take a Bite Out of This!

Mindy Segal is an award-winning pastry chef and owner of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Chicago. On April 7 her new book cookbook, “Cookie Love”, written with Kate Leahy, will be released. Cookie Love has 60 recipes broken down into eight categories. In each chapter you will learn new techniques, and each recipe builds on techniques learned in the previous recipe. You will find everything from the classic chocolate chip cookie to blueberry jam kolachkes in this book. Check out some pictures of all this yumminess here. You will learn how to make drop cookies, spritz cookies, and shortbread, to name a few of the techniques explored.

Zeca Oliveira has learned that Mindy has been baking since her parents gave her a Kitchenaid mixer at the age of 13. She has been practicing and developing her recipes every since. Ten Speed Press is publishing the book, which is set to release on April 7, and is available for preorder at Amazon. Get in line early for this one!

New York Businessman Keith Mann Shows Appreciation and Support for NYPD

New York based businessman Keith Mann has decided to show his appreciation and support of the New York City Police Department and the exemplary job they have been doing in the wake of protests and violence aimed at police officers. The entrepreneur has decided to buy lunch for an entire squadron of police officers as a way of saying thank you for helping to keep our people and our city safe.

The founder of Dynamics Search Partners, had bought lunch for the entire 54th street police officers unit in the NYPD in early January and again on February 9th. It is his way of showing his appreciation for the everyday heroes who risk their lives in order to protect and come to aid of citizens. The hedge fund staffer believes that it is important to show support for the police officers who in the end are everyday people like you and I. “They have families, wives and children like we do” says Keith. Keith’s Wife Keely has an uncle who serves in the NYPD as a detective in the borough of Staten Island. Mann has stated that violence and protests against police officers hit close to home and affects him personally. He feels that the citizens of New York City should get behind their police force.

There have been several pro police relays in New York City in January. These and other generous actions such as those by Keith Mann help to boost the morale of police and bring the community together. In a time when some people try to demonize police and bring violence against them it is important to have your voice heard that you are standing behind your police force and not let it be drowned out by violence and anger.

Bacon! Bacon!

You’ve heard the recent buzz, right? The new information that saturated fats are supposedly now okay for us to eat in some capacity? Click Here. Well, that’s good news, because Little Caesar’s is unveiling what appears to be both a tasty and fat laden new pizza this coming Monday. Can you say bacon? Better say it again! This new pizza will have three-and-a-half linear feet of this stuff wrapped around its crust. Bacon around the whole Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza that will cost $12.00 and provide 450 calories in every single, and assumedly, delicious slice. So, if you don’t care about whether science currently thinks saturated fat is good or saturated fat is bad but you want to try this greasy meal, you won’t likely mind the 23 grams of fat that each slice also contains. Haidar Barbouti knows that the only down-side for you might be if you really liked Little Caesars’ Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza, which is now being taken off the menu.

Dirt Candy Has a New Location and New Dishes


Amanda Cohen, owner of the famed vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy, has moved the eatery to a new, larger location. After countless complaints from patrons who stated they had to wait two months in some instances to get a reservation, Cohen felt that a bigger space was the right move.

According to Dan Newlin at the new Dirt Candy, you can try adventurous dishes like Brussels sprout tacos, as well as a tart that features chocolate and onion flavors. Dirt Candy also offers a matzo ball soup with kale and fennel cooked three ways. Cohen is also expanding the dessert menu, since there is now a pastry staff at the new Dirt Candy location.

The restaurant also features a bar staff, so you and your friends can enjoy a cocktail with your vegetarian fare. While Dirt Candy is only open for dinner, the restaurant will offer brunch and lunch service soon.

AWC (Antique Wine Company) employs Stuart Young as Sales Director

The Antique Wine Company has made it public about the employment of Stuart Young as its new Sales Director to lead as well as expand its global team of quality and rare wine consultants.

Stuart is going to head AWC’s group of 7 in its London office alongside its international associates in Asia and United States.

Stuart began his profession in technology and, after a short interlude serving in the United States, took a job with Laithwaites, serving originally in its support center. In spite of prior knowledge of wine industry Stuart set up a revolutionary up-selling proposal, and due to his group development accomplishment started writing as well as providing sales training courses all over Laithwaites as well its founding company, Direct Wines.

Realizing an opportunity to combine his sales plus training knowledge, Stuart introduced Provenance Recruitment, in search of human resource for corporations such as Pernod Ricard, Bibendum, Enotria as well as Pol Roger, although after meeting AWC M.D, Stephen William, he was convinced to go back to the sales sphere.

At AWC, Stuart has the responsibility of doubling sales team in the coming 12 months since it helps in keeping up with the demand caused by the swelling international clientele.

He is going to as well begin staff development, making sure that its expanding team is promoted with financial, commercial plus logistical training.

Talking regarding his appointment, Stuart remarks, AWC is a company with big ambitions and an entrepreneurial spirit, which provides its team with exceptional opportunities rarely seen within the wine world. It is an exciting time to join as AWC continues to expand into new global markets.”

About AWC
AWC can be described as a wine as well as spirits business, which was initially founded over 25 years back by present chief executive officer Stephen Williams. From its Head offices in London plus its 2 sales offices based in Asia, AWC distributes quality wine to private people, resorts, restaurants, as well as international wine traders.

Whilst holding an obsession for antique vintage wines, the corporation’s brand range is mainly composed of modern vintages that are able to become the antiques in the times ahead. Regardless of vintage, the business just deals with uniquely fine wine.

Globally recognized as professionals in the quality wine business, AWC’s special stocks as well as services are greatly sought-after. The corporation normally manages and offers advice about wine cellars and also promotes them.

Beneful- Treat your dog just like Family

Today more families are moving towards a more healthy and natural lifestyle. Improvement in the quality of vegetables, fruits and meats is encouraging many families to make the switch to all natural foods and products. IF your family is make the pledge to be healthier why not include your loyal pet in that pledge?
Many dog foods cater towards healthy families and their pets. Providing a delicious meal while appeasing picky appetites isn’t easy – and you know that! That’s why Beneful employs a large team of scientists and nutritionists to formulate their dog food with the best nutrition, complete minerals, vitamins and the healthy food that your dog needs to live a healthy and full life. Your dog will love the great taste of Beneful’s natural blends of dog food – and you’ll love that Purina provides these blends at an amazing value for your family.
Beneful includes a balanced nutrition that provides all the vitamins and minerals that your dog needs in the ideal amounts. Their formulas are more complete than even extremely expensive all-meat blends you’ll find in specialty stores. With decades of experience providing top-quality products for your animals Beneful ensures that your pet will love their new food.

Working with picky eaters is never a fun scenario, as people have seen on Facebook. That’s why Beneful provides multiple formulas for different dogs, breeds, sizes and even tastes. My dog especially loves their chicken and rice blend – it makes a simple and easy choice when I go to the grocery store to pick up her food. I know that she’ll love her food and that I don’t need to worry about watching her food intake.

Within the last few years, several companies have been in the news for scandals and poor quality ingredients. Beneful has avoided all those scandals and not by chance either. By using only the most state-of-the-art methods for preparing their kibble, they can insure that every bag meets the health standards that you expect.

4 Surprising Restaurant Dining Trends From The 80s That are Returning Soon!


Back in the 1980s there were several food dining trends that were very popular. Now, they are about to soon be returning to the table in the very near future. Back then, people did not care if what they ordered was vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free or free of just about everything else that tastes good. My friend in Brazil, Gianfrancesco Genoso says that all over the world in those days, food was rich, creamy and full of flavor. People ate heartily because they couldn’t get enough of a certain dish and enjoyed their dining companions. Nobody was taking food selfies to make people envious f what they were eating and hashtag was simply a pound sign on a telephone. California cuisine was new and everyone had to try it if they wanted to be a gourmet food conosseur.

So here are 80s Food Trends That Will Make You Wan to Dance Like a Material Girl:

Pasta Primavera: Pasta and creamy alfredo sauce incorporated along wit with broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. Sprinkle it with a generous amount of grated parmesan cheese and you are in a carb and fat food coma heaven.
Blackened Everything In the 80s,just about every type of meat or fish was blackened. Charred fish, steak, chicken and everything else was rapidly offered at any type of restaurant including glorified coffee shops such Coco’s.
Eggs, bacon, onions, spinach and cheese or whatever else you wanted to put in a delectable buttery flaky crust. It was very popular for both lunch and dinner usually accompanied by a salad and bread and butter.

Best Cheap Eateries

If you’re in the NYC area and want to find the best places to eat for cheap, Grub Street is here to help. The websiteoffers a variety of restaurants that will provide you with meals that will satisfy your cravings without draining your wallet.

Gaia Italian Cafe is one of the ideal locations for traditional Italian fare. If you’re in the mood for a hearty bowl of baked ziti or a traditional Italian dessert, this is the place for you. You can find a variety of pasta dishes and Italian-seasoned fish and meats at the cafe as well.  Italian food lover, Gianfrancesco Genoso can’t wait to try it. More is available on Genoso at
El Quinto Pino is another place to visit if you love Spanish fare. The food includes authentic Spanish ingredients, as well as some ingredients that are common in Asian cooking. The eatery is ideal for small groups of people, but you can also go grab a bite to eat during lunch or after work.

Sam Tabar is the Answer to Your Investing Needs

Sam Tabar is becoming a household name in the investing world. He has a unique approach that originates from his varied experiences that I am proud to say my diner was one of. Sam used to stop in to study on Sunday afternoons when he was still a law student. Tabar does not take any of his experiences for granted. He uses all of them to make wise decisions in the investment world. In other words, we still see him from time to time on the occasional Sunday and of course keep up with him through CNBC and all the rest of the news he pops up in.

 History of Sam Tabar

 The foundation of Sam’s career started at Oxford University and Columbia Law School. He graduated with honors from Oxford University and served as an Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. After he graduated from Columbia, he, later, joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. During his tenure, he helped his clients with side letters, hedge fund formation and structure, investment management agreements, regulatory and compliance, and employment issues.

 Sam refined his skills at PMA Investment Advisors, a unit of Sparx Group Co., in Hong Kong. As a Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development, he gained the finance background he needed to give wise advice to his clients. He successfully managed a $2 billion hedge fund and managed all facets of global marketing and investor relations.

 After providing advice to his ultra-high-net-worth clients, he was able to gain a Rolodex of over 2000 potential qualified investors. The firm raised over $1 billion in assets while under the management of Tabar. He, later, became the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. He provided information on endowments, pensions, foundations, and funds of funds.

 Tabar and Commodities

 Tabar knows that investing in commodities requires research. He advises that each investor explores the history of the commodity. Research allows you to make a reasonable prediction of what the commodity may perform like in the future. Problem products can be eliminated or avoided when proper research is conducted.

 For example, Tabar instructed his clients to avoid the US Natural Gas Fund because it was a poorly managed fund. When there were significant losses because the UNG had fallen more than 75 percent, he advised his clients to stay away until they created more shares or resolved the issue in some other manner.

 Tabar is a Force to be Reckoned With in Investing

 If you want to know more about Tabar and his accomplishments, there are many publications discussing his intellectual prowess. He has worked countless hours to invest and give his clients what they need to be successful in the investing world.

The Simple Joys of Fast Food

It’s late at night; you come home, you’re exhausted and hungry. You don’t really feel like preparing a healthy home-cooked meal because you just want to sit down and relax but you’re stomach is telling you that you have to eat something or you’ll soon pass out of hunger. Everyone has had this feeling, even my friend Lee G Lovett.

“What do you do?” Most would probably order fastfood by calling or going to the Internet. Most popular is the order of a cheeseburger and a large fries.

It’s times like that when eating fast-food is the greatest joy in the world next to being an uncle of 3 beautiful little girls. You wouldn’t want to starve yourself to death so you’d choose fast-food just to be sane and alive.

When you’re so hungry, the cheeseburger would taste so great with the hot, crispy, crunchy French fries and pushing it all down with that ice cold beverage. (It’s usually a rootbeer) Then having a cigarette after filling up the empty stomach before washing up and heading down to bed for sleep.

I guess I’m that human when I’m that hungry. It’s great that in today’s civilization, we have delivery and fast food so it’s assured that when you’re dead hungry at so late in the evening; you’d be able to have something for yourself.



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