The Journey Through Italy With Legendary Chef Franco Cupini and What It Truly Means

Cupini 's is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to all who admire the chef and his work by organizing a trek through the entire country of Italy.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 / — "Cupini 's Inc. is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to all who admire the great chef and his work throughout the years by organizing a trek through the entire country of Italy, and people have a chance to experience the country's rich cultural heritage in a truly unparalleled way."

Kansas City, Missouri – Legendary Chef Franco Cupini is undertaking a voyage alongside his associates and admirers in 2019 throughout his wonderful home country of Italy in order to rediscover, and shine light upon the rich culinary history and culture with the aid of this tour.

Cupini's legendary status has been established for a long time and is generally regarded as one of the pioneering cooks of all time. Many of the most notable restaurants and hotels all across the world has gained an immense amount of reputation through his innovative approach, which has led to the frontier of cooking being pushed to hitherto unachievable heights.

If you happen to be a fan of cooking and great food, Cupini is that figure who is above and beyond the reach of steadfast criticism and conjecture in the industry. Many historic figures have already claimed to be steadfast admirers of his cooking, and this tour offers you an opportunity to experience the insights of a man who embodies every great thing that there is to be said about the land of Italy. Food has always been a constant of any culture and civilization. And, there has hardly been a history as rich and eventful as that of Italy; thus, through Cupini you can channel the essence of the country in a very unconventional way.

Some of the major takeaways from the tour include:

• You will be exposed to and would discover entirely new flavors, which could have passed under your radar.
• There would be no dearth of interesting characters that you might find to be quite entertaining and insightful.
• By the end of the tour, you might find yourself entirely adept at cooking authentic Italian, which is no short feat.
• You will be exposed to the vast and wondrous vistas about various aspect of Italian culture.
• The very meaning of what is actually a healthy lifestyle could be discovered.

In order to know all the more about this tour, visit the website at

Franco Cupini's life and career have been truly an eventful and historic by all means and measures. From culinary breakthroughs to acquiring historic admirers, Cupini is consistently considered to be the standard by which all subsequent chefs have measured themselves against. He has cooked for presidents and the most prestigious establishments in the whole wide world. But, this tour, organized by himself and his own business Cupini's Inc., is a slice about how this accomplished individual functions on a day-to-day basis.
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Cupini’s 2019 Italy Culinary Tour

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Athelas Institute Employees are Suing to Recover Unpaid Overtime Wages They Were Denied

Former employees of home healthcare provider Athelas are suing to recover overtime wages they were denied because they were misclassified as exempt

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019 / — On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, former employees (Plaintiffs) of Athelas Institute, Inc. (Athelas) filed a class and collective action lawsuit (Case No. 1:19-cv-00069-GLR) against the company to recover unpaid overtime wages. Athelas is a home healthcare provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are incapable of functioning on their own. Athelas provides residential services to facilitate this care. Plaintiffs worked as House Managers for Athelas.

Plaintiffs brought their case on behalf of themselves and other House Managers who work or worked for Athelas. Plaintiffs allege that Athelas violated the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by intentionally misclassifying its House Managers as salaried, rather than hourly, employees. As a result, Plaintiffs claim that they and other House Managers were denied overtime wages. Plaintiffs allege that the type of work that they and other House Managers performed did not exempt them from the overtime requirements.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Benjamin L. Davis, III of the Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl explains, “Because House Managers were not actually performing executive or administrative work at a level which would qualify them for an exemption under the law, Athelas should have paid the House Managers overtime premiums for each hour over forty that they worked in a week.”

According to the Complaint, Plaintiffs and other House Managers primarily performed manual labor, like washing and bathing clients, cooking clients’ meals and general cleaning. They worked alongside and performed essentially the same functions as hourly employees.

Additional information regarding how other House Managers who work or worked for Athelas can join this case can be found here or by calling the Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl at 410-244-7005. The case is entitled Samuel et al v. Athelas Institute, Inc. (District of Maryland).

The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl is recognized as a leader in the field of wage and hour litigation. The firm has successfully handled numerous class and collective action lawsuits in the Baltimore-Washington region. The firm is committed to vigorously representing employees whose rights have been violated.

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New Tool Helps Texans Find Propane

Finding propane just got easier!

AUSTIN, TX, USA, January 14, 2019 / — The Texas Propane Gas Association (TPGA) has developed a tool for consumers to connect to propane retailers in their local areas through a Find a Propane Retailer tool at

Consumers from all over the Lone Star State can visit and search for a TPGA member propane retailer by clicking on their county in the map of Texas, typing in their county or choosing from a list of counties from a drop-down menu.

“Propane is a clean, abundant, domestic energy found right in here in the Lone Star State, where Texas houses the largest propane storage in the world,” states Bill Van Hoy, the association’s Executive Director. “The Texas Propane Gas Association is excited we help connect consumers with our members who can help provide them with their energy needs, whether it is for their home, RV, grill or truck.”

Not only does the site connect consumers to member propane outlets, but it’s informative, too. Consumers looking to build, buy or remodel a house can discover all the ways propane can benefit them inside and outside the home including home heating, cooking, water heating, outdoor living and backup generation.

About the Texas Propane Gas Association
Founded in 1944, The Texas Propane Gas Association (TPGA) is a non-profit, state trade association helping advance the propane industry for over 75 years. For information about the Texas Propane Gas Association, please visit

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Achieve Professional-Level Cooking Results with WiFi-Connected Surfit Sous Vide Cooker, Available Now on Amazon.

Surfit Sous Vide Cooker enables you to cook your favorite foods to perfection and enjoy fine dining at home.

Surfit Sous Vide Cooker enables you to cook your favorite foods to perfection and enjoy fine dining at home.

Surfit Sous Vide pairs with the Smart Life app, which is free and available for both Apple and Android users.

Surfit Sous Vide pairs with the Smart Life app, which is free and available for both Apple and Android users.

The Surfit Sous Vide Cooker makes it easy to achieve professional-level cooking results.

The Surfit Sous Vide Cooker makes it easy to achieve professional-level cooking results.

GenHigh Tech announces that Surfit Sous Vide Cooker, extremely affordable and compact sous vide culinary immersion circulator, is now available on Amazon.

SANTA MONICA, CA, USA, January 9, 2019 / — Sous vide cooking has become one of the most celebrated ways of preparing food not only in commercial restaurants but also in the comfort of many households. It is a process of slow-cooking vacuum sealed food with a water bath set to a specific temperature. The latest Surfit Sous Vide from GenHigh is equipped with WiFi, allowing consumers to control their cooker remotely, and follow the countdown to check if the water is hot and the food is ready.

With Surfit, sous vide is becoming affordable for broader audiences, so that most anyone can effectively bring a sous vide science and cooking technique home. Preparing dishes with Surfit is very simple: set the cooker’s time and temperature, season and seal your food, cook it the way you like and enjoy meals that are perfectly prepared every time.

Unlike traditional sous vide cookers available on the market, Surfit Sous Vide is compliant with IPX7, which means the device is protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 meter (3.3 ft). Also, the cooker can be easily cleaned thanks to its removable bottom part that can be rinsed or cleaned with dish soap.

Surfit Sous Vide pairs with the Smart Life app, which is free and available for both Apple and Android users. The app connects seamlessly with the Surfit Sous Vide and guides home cooks with easy-to-follow recipes, and various tips to create restaurant-quality dishes like a pro.

The Surfit Sous Vide is available currently on Amazon in two versions: Surfit Sous Vide Cooker WiFi and Surfit Sous Vide Cooker Standard.

About GenHigh
GenHigh’s mission is to provide consumers worldwide access to high-quality, elegantly-designed smart devices engineered with the latest innovations in technology matched with precision craftsmanship. We are headquartered in China. GenHigh was founded in 2017 with operations in the US and Japan. GenHigh is committed to our goal of connecting consumers & communities through our everyday products. For more information, please visit

About Surfit Home
Surfit Home is a brand that offers most affordable smart home appliances. In 2018, Surfit introduced the first precision cooking device – Surfit Sous Vide Cooker Standard, followed by a Wi-Fi-enabled version. Surfit Sous Vide Cooker is created with the idea that diners should be able to enjoy restaurant-quality dishes at home. We believe that cooking should be simple, enjoyable and rewarding. For more information, go to and follow the Surfit Home brand on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Celebrity Chef Aliya LeeKong Takes over the Culinary Program at RealEats

Delivering Locally-Sourced, Healthy, Delicious, Low-Calorie, Chef-Prepared Meals that are Ready to Eat in about 6-minutes

GENEVA, NEW YORK, USA, January 8, 2019 / — RealEats solves the dinner dilemma by making eating healthy and delicious, fresh food every day, easy. RealEats is the first meal delivery service to offer fully-cooked, never frozen, chef-developed dishes from locally-sourced ingredients. New Head of Culinary Celebrity Chef Aliya LeeKong has created a menu of calorie-controlled, Superfood-packed dishes that are vacuum-packed and ready-to-eat after just six minutes in a pot of boiling water.

“I’m so excited to be taking over the culinary program at RealEats because I’m able to develop delicious recipes from whole foods that are actually healthy for our customers. I’ve always kept my own home kitchen stocked with vacuum-sealed, all-natural meals so that my family has a refrigerator packed with healthy options—and now I’m able to do it at scale working with local farmers to grow the produce and ingredients I need to make super flavorful, good-for-you, real food.” Chef Aliya LeeKong said.

“It was crucial for us to find a chef who is not only a brilliant cook, but fully aligned with our values. Aliya’s recipes are globally-influenced, nutritionally sound and absolutely delicious,” RealEats Founder Dan Wise said.

RealEats offers so much more than a meal kit. RealEats is a local Farmer, Personal Chef and Nutritionist—sourcing, cooking and watching out for you. All the meals are calorie-controlled and packed with ingredients that are not only healthy and all-natural but healing. Chef Aliya has worked with the RealEats Nutrition Team to deliver dishes that are packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and goodness.

From Braised Lamb Shanks with Butternut Squash, Apples and Caramelized Onion Couscous to Grilled Miso Salmon with Sesame Brown Rice and Roasted Bok Coy to High Protein Penne with Maitake Mushrooms, Pickled Cherry Peppers and Egyptian Dukkah, Chef Aliya’s dishes are spiced with flavors from around the world and created from ingredients sourced 100 miles or less from her Geneva kitchens.

Aliya’s recipes have been developed to be healthy and whole. All the dishes are less than 30% of total carbohydrates and at least 30% protein. Calories are controlled to 600 or fewer and added sugars max out at 5 grams, although most of her dishes have none.

Aliya’s recipes are cooked in the RealEats Geneva kitchens, cooled and vacuum-sealed –ready for shipping and reheating in a pot of boiling water. It’s fast and simple, and all in the bag.

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About RealEats RealEats solves the dinner dilemma and makes eating healthy and delicious fresh food every day, easy. Unlike meal-kits that require an hour or more to prepare and cook, RealEats delivers fully-cooked, never frozen, chef-developed dishes from locally-sourced ingredients. Head of Culinary Chef Aliya Leekong has created a menu of calorie-controlled, Superfood-packed dishes that are vacuum-packed and ready-to-eat after just six minutes in a pot of boiling water.

About Aliya LeeKong is a Chef, Cookbook Author, Television Personality and Mother with a passion for bringing global health-conscious foods into everyday cooking and eating. Aliya earned degrees from both Brown University and Columbia University before training at the International Culinary Center. She then traveled to different countries to learn food traditions, and worked in diverse restaurants around New York City including Jean Georges, Per Se, and Junoon before writing her first cookbook, Exotic Table – Flavors, Inspiration, and Recipes from Around the World – to Your Kitchen (named “Best of the Best” by Food & Wine magazine in 2014). Aliya has been a guest chef on NBC’s Today Show, a judge on both Beat Bobby Flay, and Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, a culinary expert on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and has been widely covered in publications like Food & Wine, Vogue India, Shape, Eater, and Food Republic. Aliya lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter.

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Radiant Cooktop Market Analysis – Glass Cooktop, Electric Coil Cooktop | By Cooktop Finish, End User, & Geography

Global Radiant Cooktop Market Analysis and Overview 2024

Global Radiant Cooktop Market Analysis and Overview 2024

Best Market Research Report on Global Radiant Cooktop Market

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Global Radiant Cooktop Market Segments and Share 2024

Global Radiant Cooktop Market Segments and Share 2024

SMEG, Fisher & Paykel, Westinghouse, Miji International, Electrolux will be the dominant companies in the global radiant cooktop market.

Built-in cooktops with modern features are gaining immense popularity in the global radiant cooktop market”

— Sayani, Analyst

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2019 / — Arizton's market research report on the global radiant cooktop market offers analysis on market size & forecast, market share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The market study also includes insights on segmentation by variants (built-in and portable), by cooktop finish (smooth glass top and electric coil), by control type (knob and digital touchpad), by end-users (domestic and commercial), and by geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA).

The global radiant cooktop market size is expected to generate revenues of more than $7 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of over 5% 2018-2024.

The growing adoption of smarter technologies, higher number of energy efficient products, rapid urbanization, and the increasing number of households are some of the factors driving the growth of the global market. The rising popularity of modular kitchens, smart homes, and decorated residential units are propelling the demand for built-in radiant cooktops in the market.The global radiant cooktop market is driven by rapid urbanization and an increasing number of households across the globe. The increasing popularity of kitchen space with modern designs is fueling the development of the global market. The market research report provides in-depth market analysis and segmental analysis of the global market by variants, cooktop finish, control type, end-users, and geography.

The report considers the present scenario of the global radiant cooktop market and its market dynamics for the period 2018−2024. It covers a detailed overview of various market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study covers both the demand and supply sides of the market. It also profiles and analyzes the leading companies and various other prominent companies operating in the market.

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Radiant Cooktop Market – Dynamics

Western style kitchen is increasingly being adapted in emerging economies such as, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and UAE. The western style kitchens provide a minimalistic appearance and is an ideal solution for small kitchen spaces. The growth of western kitchen styles is driving the market of kitchen appliances such as, microwaves, cooker hoods and others. The western style kitchen appliances reduce the unpleasant cooking experiences such as, cooking smokes and induces healthy and safe cooking methods.Advanced technological innovations and development has been primary focus of manufacturers globally. Sustainable and efficient technological innovations have given the manufacturers the ability to produce new products that meets the diversified and changing consumer needs. One of the latest technological innovation is the use of Halogen cooktops.The manufacturers consider saving energy and water consumption to be the fundamental necessity for environmental protection. Manufacturers such as, Electrolux, Smeg, Fisher & Paykel, Ariston is increasingly focusing on the use of green technology to reduce the generation of waste materials at different levels of production. The rising trend in international online retail sales is cross border shopping. Africa and the middle east countries accounts for the highest cross border sales followed by Latin America and Eastern Europe. The rising cross border sales provides the global players an improved opportunity to expand their global reach.

Radiant Cooktop Market – Segmentation

This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the market by variants, cooktop finish, control type, end-users, and geography.The global radiant cooktop market by variants is segmented into built-in and portable. The built-in cooktop segment dominated more than half total market share in 2018, growing at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The increasing popularity of modern and contemporary kitchens is fueling the growth of this segment in the global market. The growing use of multiple colors, countertops with quartzite, European style cabinets, steam ovens, comfortable furniture, and built-in ovens and cooktops are some of the recent growth trends in the global market.Portable or free-standing radiant cooktops has been popular cooking appliance among in the developed countries. The main advantage of the product is its portability. The product is generally light weight and is easy to carry and used for both indoor and outdoor cooking.

The cooktop finish segment in the global radiant cooktop market is divided into ceramic/smooth glasstop and electric coil. Ceramic/smooth glasstop is the fastest growing segment in the global market, at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period. The emerging technology in ceramic glass cooktops that uses halogen bulbs to heat food instead of electric coils is driving the growth of this segment in the global market. The ceramic glass is made of lithium carbonate which has high heat resistance and provides a hard surface for placing heavy items.Electric coil is similar to that of gas cooktops by appearance. The coils also known as rings and burners are placed on the top of spiral steel tubing which gets heated by electric power.The global radiant cooktop market by control type is classified into knob and touchpad systems. The knob segment occupied more than half of the total market share in 2018, growing at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.Knob control is the most traditional type and is widely available, thereby resulting in higher revenues in the global market. Knobs are the more durable and reliable compared to any other control panels that are available in the global market.These touch controls provide a sleek and contemporary appearance to the kitchen décor. They are also easy to clean. A simple wipe can clean the fingerprints and other spills.

The end-user segment in the global radiant cooktop market is categorized into domestic and commercial. The commercial sector is the fastest growing segment in the global market, at a CAGR of approximately 6% during the forecast period. The increasing demand for energy efficient appliances is fueling the growth of this segment in the global market. The growing demand from commercial kitchens such as restaurants, hotels, and other food service facilities will contribute to the growth of this segment in the market.The major factors driving the growth in demand for cooktops are increasing urbanization with rising disposable among the lower income and lower middle income and rising trend among the millennials for preference towards healthy food and healthy cooking methods.

Market Segmentation by Variants
• Built-in
• Portable

Market Segmentation by Cooktop Finish
• Ceramic/Smooth Glasstop
• Electric Coil

Market Segmentation by Control Technology
• Digital Touchpad
• Knob

Market Segmentation by End-users
• Domestic
• Commercial

Radiant Cooktop Market – Geography

The global radiant cooktop market by geography is segmented into North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA. Europe dominated the largest market share in 2018, growing at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period. The government initiatives promoting the use of energy efficient cooking appliances for both commercial and residential uses is propelling the growth of the European region in the global market. The increasing demand for replacements of products with smarter and innovative technologies is expected to drive the growth of the market in North America.The growth is mainly supported by strong economic development in India and China. The rapid economic development couple with increasing disposable income, expanding middle class population and improving living standards are driving the growth of market.Saudi Arabia is the largest market for radiant cooktops among the middle eastern countries. The rapid economic growth coupled with improving living standards is fueling the growth of radiant cooktops in this region. The increasing demand for smart homes and innovative technologies is also driving the growth of the market.

Market Segmentation by Geography
• North America
o US
o Canada
• Europe
o France
o Germany
o Spain
o China
o Australia
o India
• Latin America
o Brazil
o Mexico
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa

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Key Vendor Analysis

The global radiant cooktop market is intensely competitive due to the presence of several international and regional players. A large number of mass brands that are manufacturing low quality and improved technological products will intensify the price competition in the market. The vendors are focusing on promotional strategies by building experience centers to attract a maximum number of consumers in the global market. The introduction of smart electric cooktops connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will encourage the players to launch innovative products in the market. The competition level in the global radiant cooktop market is in terms of features such as quality, quantity, technology, services, and price.

The major vendors in the global market are:
• Fisher & Paykel
• Westinghouse
• Miji International
• Electrolux

Other prominent vendors include Kenmore, GE Appliances, Brentwood, Bosch, Whirlpool Corporation, LG Corporation, Morphy Richards, Geepas, Summit Appliance, and Ariston.

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1. The analysis of global radiant cooktop market provides market size and growth rate for the forecast period 2019-2024.
2. It offers comprehensive insights into current industry trends, trend forecast, and growth drivers about the global radiant cooktop market.
3. The report provides the latest analysis of market share, growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.
4. It offers a complete overview of market segments and the regional outlook of global radiant cooktop market.
5. The report offers a detailed overview of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies to gain competitive advantage.

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Appliances Connection is Giving Away Free Frigidaire Cookware

With the purchase of a Frigidaire or Electrolux range or cooktop, Appliances Connection will give you a 3-piece Frigidaire cookware set.

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, January 7, 2019 / — Induction cooking is the latest cutting-edge technology in the kitchen. For those not familiar with it and are under the impression that these are your run-of-the-mill electric cooktops, we at Appliances Connection would like to politely inform you that you couldn’t be more wrong. Don’t expect glowing red coiled elements that take forever to change temperature and are notoriously subject to cool spots. With induction, electromagnetism stimulates the metal in compatible cookware so that the bottoms of pots and pans become the actual cooking surface. Temperature adjustment is nearly instantaneous and the most uniform of any other cooking method. It’s also the most efficient, using 85% of its power output as opposed to 71% used by conventional electric and 40% used by gas.

The operative term is “compatible cookware”. Have we piqued your interest about induction cooking? Are you wondering as to whether you have pots and pans that can be used with induction? As always, Appliances Connection wants to make it easier for you. With the purchase of any Frigidaire or Electrolux induction range or cooktop, we’ll give you a 3-piece Frigidaire stainless steel cookware set, a $99.98 value. The set consists of 3 quart sauté pan, a 1.5 quart sauce pot with lid, and a 5 quart stock pot with lid. These cooking vessels are the perfect tools to use with your new induction range or cooktop. They’re brushed stainless steel with a heavy aluminum core that will heat quickly and evenly. But you’ll have to act quickly. This giveaway will only last through January 31st. Upgrade your kitchen with the latest cooking technology from Frigidaire or Electrolux.

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Nightshade, the new restaurant of Top Chef season 12 winner Mei Lin, scheduled to open in January 2019

Nightshade Restaurant, Cyrus Batchan, Consultant (Photo by Eater Los Angeles, Wonho Frank Lee)

Nightshade Restaurant, Cyrus Batchan, Consultant (Photo by Eater Los Angeles, Wonho Frank Lee)

Blog of Cyrus Batchan, Sherman Oaks, California

Blog of Cyrus Batchan, Sherman Oaks, California

Cyrus Batchan in California, Business Consultant Sherman Oaks

Cyrus Batchan in California, Business Consultant Sherman Oaks

Website of Business Consultant Cyrus Batchan, California

Website of Business Consultant Cyrus Batchan, California

Cyrus Batchan at Lock&Key in California (Hollywood Reporter picture)

Cyrus Batchan at Lock&Key in California (Hollywood Reporter picture)

Chef Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda of N°8 to create a fine dining experience in LA with touches of Asia and Europe.

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opening a restaurant is a challenge even when it is just a run-of-the-mill place, and a special one like Nightshade takes the extra mile. After all this effort, we can't wait to see it open its doors”

— Cyrus Leon Batchan, Business Consultant in Sherman Oaks

SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2019 / — Many restaurants spring up in big cities like Los Angeles, but one of the most anticipated restaurant openings is certainly Nightshade, of 2014 Eater Young Gun and Top Chef season 12 winner Mei Lin. The restaurant is scheduled to open in January 2019.

Here, Chef Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda of N°8 (Lock & Key in Koreatown) to design and build a modern, wood-lined dining room with hanging lamps, lush greenery, and matching banquettes. It will bring Mei Lin’s unique brand of Asian-influenced dishes to the LA Arts District. In fact, this is the first restaurant where Mei Lin is fully in charge of the menu. Some of the influences come from Lin’s family’s Chinese restaurant in Detroit. Over time, she has developed her own vision of modern Los Angeles cooking, incorporating local flavors in the dishes she designs. The 60-seat dining room itself was designed by restaurant interior experts Jorge Gracia (with Andres Pompa and Benjamin Huerta).

Comments Cyrus Batchan, "opening a restaurant is a challenge even when it is just a run-of-the-mill place, and a special one like Nightshade takes the extra mile. After all this effort, we can't wait to see it open its doors."

The partners are themselves very experienced in the hospitality industry. Cyrus Batchan has years of hands-on experience in the hotel and restaurant industry in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Batchan grew up in a restaurant family and worked every job from dishwasher, cook, delivery driver to bartender. Initially, he managed an investment fund developing real estates all throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. In 2013, he opened Lock & Key, an upscale lounge, in Los Angeles. Nightshade is his most recent endeavor.

Cyrus Batchan also shares his experience in the restaurant business on his blog

Photographs of Nightshade Restaurant by Eater Los Angeles, Wonho Frank Lee.

Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California, focusing on restaurant and bar businesses. He has significant “hands on” experience with businesses. Mr. Batchan received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego, California.


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kitchen renovations

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 24, 2018 / — Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting task, and a lot of people may not even know where to begin. Before starting, you should always do your research, talk to friends who have had their kitchen renovated, or read some online blogs and articles. They can help you get your bearings for what’s about to come. It is important to keep in mind that remodeling your kitchen is an expensive undertaking, so you must make sure that you’re going to love the outcome.

When it comes to the design of your new kitchen, you should review upcoming trends, and look for newer styles and ideas that you like. If you base your new kitchen off old models that you like, you may inadvertently devalue the renovation by going with a dated style. This will take away any additional value that a renovation adds to your house as any new home owner may feel they already need to redo the kitchen. Focus on newer styles and up-and-coming trends that you like to maximize your investment.

So what trends should be paying attention to, and what are going to be the hottest kitchen style for 2019? We’ve listed out top picks below for you.

Say Bye to Granite
Granite counter tops have been a staple of high-end kitchens since the 90’s. Their popularity has been dwindling over the past few years in lieu of other choices, like quartz and polished concrete.

White Kitchens are Out
There is a classy appeal to a clean, white kitchen, but it can also look cold. People are trending towards warmer looks and turning away from white.

Moodier Tones
As people move away from bright white kitchens, earthier tones are becoming more popular. These can provide a much richer look that is more sophisticated.

Matte Finishes
The smooth, slick look of a matte finish has been picking up over past few years and will continue to be a trend into 2019. Matte cabinetry and appliances are attractive, and ultimately easier to maintain.

Kitchens with Darker Tones
Along with the moodier tone trend, we’re seeing more high-end kitchen renovations being done with darker base colours coupled with earthy undertones. This provides a finish that is a bit harder to pull off but looks elegant when done right.

Spanish Tile Finishes
Again, fitting in with the earthier undertones, the resurgence of Spanish tiles comes back in as people move away from clod, white looks to more colourful and vibrant designs. Spanish and Moroccan tiles have been coming back in a big way and provide intricate patterns and can really make your backsplash pop.

Push for Hygge
The cozy Danish concept of Hygge has been catching on and is creating a new inspired kitchen design. People want a kitchen that is a place to relax and enjoy company and cooking.

Minimalist Design
Decluttered, clean, and organized should always be in style. Removing molding and heavy finishes and using clean lines can give a more contemporary look that is style.

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Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

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Finding a gift for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is not always easy.

Searching for the perfect gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia does not have to be difficult.”

— Ian Bongaardt, Owner of CK of Montgomery County & the Main Line

SPRINGFIELD, PA, UNITED STATES, December 20, 2018 / — +

Finding a gift for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is not always easy. Fortunately, there are Alzheimer’s gift guides and products that can help make your search stress-free this holiday season. These guides will give you the information you need to purchase a great gift.

Learn more from these gift ideas below for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Searching for the perfect gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia does not have to be difficult.

The Alzheimer’s Association recommends that you first consider what stage of the disease your loved one is in when shopping for a gift for them. As you will see, the choice in gifts for an early stage will be different from ones that are for the late stage of the disease. Thus, the choice of gift depends on the cognitive abilities of your loved one.

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, for instance, a gift may not be very different from what you’d give your loved one before their diagnosis. There is some memory loss, but it will not detract from the thoughtfulness of your gift. In later stages of the disease, however, sensory stimulating gifts become more important, because the stimulus could bring back some of your loved one’s memories. At this point, your older adult will not be able to recall his or her phone number or even family members names. Since there is a loss communication, you may think this would make it harder to find a great gift. That’s not the case. You can get your elderly parent a blanket, sweater or a picture book. It is easy to make a picture book of your own family photos or you can make one from a collection of photos you gathered from your loved one’s own photo albums.

Here are some gift ideas for Alzheimer’s by stage that you can use when searching for a gift for a loved one this holiday season:

Early Stage Gifts:

Activity books, like crossword puzzles or strategy games. Large piece puzzles will make it easier for assembly. A jigsaw puzzle of a nostalgic scene (e.g. a malt shop) also makes the perfect gift. It will stir up memories, in which you can encourage your loved one to talk about.

Classic movies and television shows than can stimulate your loved one. You can compare your loved one’s favorite movies and television shows with the ones you like. This is a great conversation starter!

CD’s and music that allow your loved one to reminisce and/or a music player.

A memorable photo album or calendar that features special family occasions and family photos. The calendar should be large print, so your older adult can easily tell the day of the week as well as keep track of important dates.
A memory phone that can store photos with the contact information and names of your loved one’s family and friends. It can be dial-less or contain large images as the buttons. The buttons represent family members’ phone numbers as well as ones for fire and police.

You can create a themed gift basket that contains one or more of the above items. An “activity book” basket could contain crossword puzzles, word searches and coloring books along with colored pencils and pens. Another great gift basket theme is “bath and spa day.” It can contain a robe, slippers, bath gel, a battery-operated candle, and scented soap.

Middle Stage Gifts:

Erasable whiteboards that highlight key rooms or areas in your loved one’s home. They are also great for leaving messages and holiday greetings.

A large typed clock that highlights both the date and time. You can get a day clock in various sizes and styles.

Automatic nightlights that will light for your loved one as soon as it gets dark.

An automatic medication dispenser. This will prevent an additional dosage or medication from being dropped and lost.
Simple craft activities that inspire reminiscing. These gifts can include building a birdhouse, a wind chime or an apron. They provide a creative outlet while strengthening coordination skills.

A location device that can track your loved one for when he or she becomes disoriented and wanders. Wandering is a serious concern for dementia patients at this stage. As part of your dementia care, you will need to install extra locks on the front and back doors of your home as safety measures.

Late Stage Gifts:

In the later stages of dementia, sensory stimulating gifts can include:

A fluffy bathrobe or a soft blanket in a favorite color.

Comfortable clothes like sweat suits and shoes with Velcro ties that can make dressing and undressing easier on a loved one. You can also get slippers with velcro ties.

A doll or stuffed animal. They have a calming effect on dementia patients.

Music and CD’s that feature songs from your loved one’s childhood or teenage years.

A fiddle muff, which is a pocket or glove that has items on the inside of it a person can fiddle with. Giving Alzheimer disease patients something to fiddle with has a calming effect on them, just like holding (or petting) a stuffed animal. This sensory stimulation product comes in many colors and sizes.

Many of these holiday gifts can be found in nursing homes that have an Alzheimer’s unit (a floor). On the unit, there are several stations that represent happy memories or life stages for Alzheimer’s patients. One station is of a baby changing table with a lifelike baby doll. This represents when the patient was a new parent. There’s a station with a jukebox containing music from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. This is the time period most dementia patients remember the most. There’s also a cooking station with cooking tools and cookbooks. These items bring back memories of cooking, especially a mother cooking for her family or making holiday cookies.

If you still need more information on practical gifts for your loved one, the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada has a list of stores that carry fun dementia gifts. You’ll find a number of great products for every budget, from a large piece jigsaw puzzle and easy-grip gardening tools to weighted stuffed animals and matching games. Whether you are thinking of a photo album or a soft blanket, you’re sure to find a wonderful gift.

Caring for Seniors in Delaware County
Whether it’s Christmas or Fourth of July, our Comfort Keepers are here to provide the care home plan you need for your loved one. We offer a full range of services from dementia and Alzheimer’s to transitioning and interactive caregiving. We are happy to answer your questions regarding care for your loved one during the holidays (e.g. Christmas day) or the best gifts that match your elderly parent’s cognitive skills. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home assessment!

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA.

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