Monday, February 14, 2011

Food Network Kid in a Candy Store

Big Tony Ragu Enjoys Yummy Cupcakes with Adam Gertler

I was walking into my neighborhood sweetery called Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank, CA back in November. There was a friend Adam Gertler from Food Network "The Next Food Network Star" Season 4 filming inside for his new show on Food Network called "Kid in a Candy Store." They were filming for an episode called "Sweetly Deceptive" It was about sweets that look like something that it's not, but more delicious. The producers asked me to join in on the fun with Adam. Enjoy the Pics and Video episode, which premiered on Feb.14, 2011 and again on Sunday Feb. 20th.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Making the Grade
Exclusive Interview at LA County Public Health Dept.

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Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding (Dir of Public Health) Discuss how the new letter grade program will be implemented for all California Mobile Food trucks and carts.

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Michele Grant (LF) Big Tony Ragu (C) Dave Danhi (RT)

This event kicks off the mobile food grading program, which went into effect in parts of LA County at the beginning of 2011. According to LA County records there are approx 6000 mobile food facilities. Due to the success of the restaurant grading program, this has been rolled out to the mobile food facilities.

These facilities are inspected by public health for proven safe food handling techniques, cleanliness and demonstrated concern for the health and safety of consumers.Angelenos can be confident in making healthier decisions about the food they're eating.

See Official Video Inspection Process and Zev Yaroslavsky and Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding interviews with question and answer session regarding new Letter Grade Program implementation below.

More info on how mobile food facilities operators can obtain requirements for the letter grade program.