Shane Kistel Explains How the Smart Features of Traeger Grills Revolutionize Outdoor Cooking

Shane Kistel

DAVIDSON, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, June 28, 2019 / — Nature enthusiast Shane Kistel has spent his life immersed in outdoor activities such as backpacking, mountain climbing, hiking, and kayaking. An avid griller, he shares with readers how the tech advances from Traeger grills change outdoor cooking for all seasons.

While Shane Kistel is a professional Pharmaceutical and Medical Sales Representative, in his spare time he’s a nature enthusiast with a passion for grilling and other outdoor activities. Below, he shares how Traeger grills are revolutionizing outdoor cooking with unique brand features and major tech advances.

Most of the grills available on the market are gas-based which provide their own unique flavor that meets most grilling needs. However, Traeger grills go the extra mile by pioneering the first wood pellet grill and range of smoky flavors available to consumers. Their grills gained immediate recognition for their ease of use and the rich flavor the wood pellets imparted on food. Their versatile features allowed outdoor grillers the ability to roast, bake, grill, smoke, and braise their food on one convenient appliance.

“The multi-tools Traeger produce give cooks the freedom of a full-range kitchen wherever they set their grills,” says Shane Kistel. “And the technology they’re introducing into their products is innovative.”

This year, Traeger made a new line of game-changing grills available to the public in the Timberline Series, Ironwood Series, and Pro Series. Each of the models produced in 2019 feature WiFIRE® and D2 Direct Drive technology, which bring the old-world charm of grills into the 21st century through the Internet of Things (IoT).

Both features are standout components of the modern grill and expand the capabilities of Traeger’s already versatile products. D2 Direct Drive technology provides users with greater control over temperature settings and a larger scale of temperatures to choose from. WiFIRE allows users to remotely control their grills––an excellent tool for preheating needs.

“Ultimately, these are smart grills that break the mold of what outdoor chefs have come to expect from even the most top-notch grills,” says Shane Kistel.

The new technology empowers Traeger grills to heat up faster than ever with precision controlling over temperature for a perfect sear every time. The drivetrain relies on an industry-first brushless motor that is guaranteed to perform optimally for years to come.

WiFIRE technology empowers users to grill on the go, whether that means monitoring temperatures during a quick run to the grocery store or heating up the grill to be ready to go as soon as they get home. The provided app seamlessly connects to users’ smartphones and allows them to monitor food temperatures, alter the heat, and set timers. Also through the app, users can download recipes from a database of hundreds of professional recipes and enjoy the step-by-step guidance it provides.

“No other product on the market performs at the level of flavor and functionality that Traeger products do,” says Shane Kistel. “There’s really no better grill right now.”

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The Five Reasons You Will Enjoy Being a Caregiver for In-Home Care

Comfort Keepers Philadelphia

Comfort Keepers Philadelphia

Being a professional caregiver allows you to work one-on-one with people who genuinely need your help in a comfortable home environment.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2019 / — Have you been looking for a new job in a career that will be rewarding? All too often, people find themselves working jobs they don’t like, usually in a career, they don’t care about, simply because that’s what was available and what they’re familiar with. But who says that can’t change? Rather than settling for a job you won’t enjoy, why not try being a home health aide?

Being a professional caregiver isn’t like most jobs because it doesn’t happen in an office or store. You’re not dealing with an endless stream of crabby customers or uncaring demands from your manager. You’ll be working one-on-one with people who genuinely need your help in a comfortable home environment.

By providing in-home care for seniors and disabled adults, you can find a place where you’ll be appreciated by your clients, treated well by your managers, and join a team of good-hearted people working hard to take care of families in your region. Here are five reasons we think you’ll enjoy working as a family caregiver.

1. It’s Almost Like Working From Home
For many people, working from home is the dream. The freedom to wear comfortable clothes and not have to deal with the hassle of managers, coworkers, and customers. Being an in-home caregiver means that you will be working in the clients’ home of seniors and disabled adults (but mostly seniors) providing care services and non-medical care.

Most of what you’ll be doing are the usual tasks of light housekeeping, things you would do for yourself at home, but your clients now find difficult due to physical frailty and disability. As an in-home caregiver, you can relax in a cozy home environment providing companionship, cooking, light housework, medication reminders, personal care, and help with the activities of daily living.

2. A Chance to Perfect Your Recipes
As we mentioned, one of the most common services of an in-home caregiver is cooking meals for your clients who often have trouble standing for half an hour but don’t want the expense and hassle of ordering meals delivered. More often than not, you will wind up cooking together with your clients contributing while seated at the table and you manning the counters and stoves. This is the perfect opportunity not just to make a new friend but also to perfect your recipes and learn new ones from your clients. If you love to cook, especially if you love to cook and chat, being a home health aide and providing senior care could be your dream career.

3. Swapping Fun Stories With Your Clients
If there’s one universal truth about older people, it’s that they’ve had some interesting experiences along the way. In your role as a friendly companion for your clients who often live alone, you have a chance to learn a lot about how things were in the past and the crazy antics of your new friends. Don’t be shy to start trading your own stories of adventures, misspent youth, and best triumphs for their decades of stories about both themselves and their friends and family who may have done some pretty wild things. Elder care is great for people who enjoy learning from the older generations and spending all day finding interesting things to talk about.

4. Plenty of Time for Arts and Crafts
Love to craft but just can’t seem to find the time? Becoming an in-home caregiver is one of the best ways to finally get time to hone your sketch artist skills or knit a hundred infant beanies for charity. In your quest to find fun ways to spend time with your client and keep them entertained in addition to helping around the house, many caregivers find that arts and crafts are a great way to work together or in parallel on fun projects. Join your clients on their favorite crafts and share your crafts with them for an interesting and constantly art-filled experience. Where else can you earn a living painting birdhouses or crocheting colorful scarves with a new friend?

5. Becoming an Honorary Family Member
The final perk of becoming an in-home caregiver is the emotional reward. Many caregivers are stepping in to allow your client’s adult children to live their lives without constantly worrying about their aging parent. Because you are providing a service that is normally required of family, you are also more likely to be treated as an honorary family member. As your client’s new close companion, you may even wind up attending family events as a welcome guest.

In-home caregiving isn’t like most careers. You don’t have to work in a busy and insensitive workplace or deal with a constant stream of people who don’t care who you are or how you feel. Instead, you can work in a relaxed, personal environment doing something that is greatly appreciated by everyone involved. Working as a home care provider for a home care agency like Comfort Keepers is an enjoyable and rewarding career. A caregiver job allows you to work full-time or part-time. To learn more about being a home care aide, contact us today!

About Comfort Keepers Philadelphia:

Owners Michele Berman and her brother, Marc Reisman, took over Huntington Valley Comfort Keepers in 2000, when their father, Richard Reisman, was diagnosed with lung cancer and became increasingly ill. They experienced firsthand the care and comfort provided by Comfort Keepers. In fact, Richard Reisman originally started the business when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. At that time, there weren’t many options for those in need of additional support and quality care. Today, the owners are proud to carry on the legacy of their father, but they are even more proud of the difference Comfort Keepers is making to those who need their help the most.

To find out more about Comfort Keepers' commitment to excellence, please call 215.885.9140.

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

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The Perfect, Inexpensive Vegan Plant Protein for the Human Diet

Colorado vegan Pinto Bean Cowboy's Pie using a dry meat analogue as carrier

Colorado vegan Pinto Bean Cowboy’s Pie (50% pinto beans)

Vegan Italian Cannellini Bean Quiche using tofu pate as the carrier

Vegan Italian Cannellini Bean Quiche with Hazelnut Canellini Bean Fennel Pesto using tofu as the bean carrier

Cuban Black Bean Polenta Loaf using a firm polenta as the carrier

Cuban Black Bean Polenta Loaf with sweet and Source savory Picadillo Sauce

Health conscious consumers cutting back on meat are looking for natural, healthy, inexpensive vegan protein options and chefs/cooks are looking for solutions.

BOULDER, CO, US, June 26, 2019 / — Are you attempting to consume more plant proteins as part of a healthy diet or a chef looking for a simple, high quality, inexpensive, and high protein solution, but don’t know where to start? Do you know how to calculate how much protein you need for your body weight? The answer is simple and approachable regardless of your culinary skills or food budget.

The sustainable perfect plant protein for human consumption and rarely seen, if ever, on commercial food service menu as a center plate entrée are pulses (beans, peas, and lentils). As a professional chef and vegan since 1976 only once did a restaurant serve me pulses and only after returning the cup of vegetables poised as the entrée. Pulses are often served with meat but not in place meat as an entrée. There are two reasons why.
• Chefs and general public are not generally aware of the dynamic nutritional value of beans and
pulses as a “Balanced Protein”

• Chef’s and cooks have not yet learned how to translate low perceived value beans into
savory slice-able high value nutrient protein.

Pulses Superior Source of Protein.
• One (1) cup cooked pinto beans has 15 grams of protein or 25% of daily requirement for 150 lb. person

• Superior Source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber & Fat

• Combined with a grain, beans are a complete protein

• Beans are sustainable source of protein nourishing the soil with nitrogen

• Easy to prepare

Cooking technique solutions
Beans need one or more plant based carrier ingredients to give them texture and binding qualities to create a slice-able entrée protein. A firm polenta with roasted chopped nuts is a good example of a slice-able protein. Beans work well in plant and meatloaf (vegan or with meat). In working and developing a few plant based cooking techniques to integrate pulsed into center plate entrees I have come up with some simple solutions exemplified in the pictures.
How does one calculate their daily protein needs?
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) formula is: Divide your body weight in pounds (i.e. 150 lbs.) by 2.2. (kilogram) which is 68 kilograms. Multiply that number by .8. We need .8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Your protein need would be 54 grams of protein. The fifteen grams of protein in a cup of pinto beans covers 25% of the protein needs for the 150 lb. person.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization bean support
The UN FAO believes that pulses are the sustainable protein for humanity, especially 3rd world countries, and food security and sustainability. The UN FAO declared 2016 The International Year of The Pulse and February 10th, 2019 the first International Day of the Pulse in its support of pulse education. Lux International stated that plant protein has a 9% potential growth rate over the next 40 years and the increase in plant based burgers is confirmation.

For more information on how to ingrate beans into your vegan or traditional meat menu as a center plate entrée go to American Natural, a non-profit whose mission is plant-based culinary education, and contact Chef Ron Pickarski who 46 years a professional chef and 43 years a vegan chef for help. Chef Pickarski is a vegan Culinologist, consultant, and president of Eco-Cuisine, authored 3 books on vegan cuisine, and won 7 medal (gold, silver, and bronze with vegan cuisine at the International Culinary Olympics. His recent Book “The Classical Vegetarian Cookbook for Professional Chefs and Inspired Cooks” is available at He currently works with the Colorado Dry Bean Board developing beans as center plate entrees.

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OliveOilsLand® | Olive Oil – The Amazing Liquid Gold

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Turkish Olive Oil



Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive Oil cannot be compared with other fats and oils. It is the only fat or oil that is produced without refining or any unnatural processes.

IZMIR, KARSIYAKA, TURKEY, June 26, 2019 / — OliveOilsLand® | Olive Oil – The Amazing Liquid Gold,

The consumption of Olive Oil is continuously increasing (even far beyond the Mediterranean Basin) as people are becoming more conscious of its several benefits. Extracted from the fruit of the olive tree, Olive Oil is pure, amazing oil that gives comfort and meaning to life. It has been used in different forms as food, medicines, fuel and cosmetic. Just of recent, #OliveOil has been found to be one of the healthiest foods you can get to improve your resistance to many life- threatening illnesses. No wonder why some people call it a “Liquid Gold”.

Is Olive Oil Not Fat?

Olive Oil cannot be compared with other fats and oils. It is the only fat or oil that is produced without refining or any unnatural processes. Thus, it retains all its significant mineral and vitamin goodness. It is best to consider it as a fruit juice.

What Makes Olive Oil Different?

Olive Oil is rich in mono-saturated fats, phenolic and anti-oxidizing compounds, which helps in the considerable drop of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) while also improving good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). It is rich in Anti-Inflammatory ingredients, easy to digest, helps your body assimilate vitamins and minerals plus aid the digestive system by stimulating the gall bladder. #OliveOil also has naturally occurring chemicals that can help reduce the occurrence and severity of asthma and arthritis. Aside all these, another amazing benefit of #OliveOil can be seen is its ability to reduce blood pressure.

Who produces the best Olive Oil?

Due to its increase in demand, producers across the globe are now resorting to more unnatural and mechanical production methods. Even at times, those oils labeled Extra Virgin can be of less quality with a reduced acidity level, since that is a criterion for the Extra Virgin mark. Furthermore, this demand has resulted in more cost-effective production methods via increased automation in bigger factories. These methods result in a less nutritious product.

But one thing is very certain…

There are still reputable producers of genuine olive oil and #OliveOilsLand is one of them. They have been producing premium #TurkishOliveOil by themselves for years and can guarantee you genuine and unrefined nature of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Which grade of Olive Oil is the best?

Olive Oil comes from different countries with different grades. As defined by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) and the International Olive Council (IOC), we have:

• Virgin Olive Oil – has acidity under 2%, contains no refined oil, and has been confirmed to have good taste.

• Pure Olive Oil – a blend of refined olive oil and virgin olive oil with an acidity of at most 1%.

• Olive-Pomace Oil – Produced from the remains of the production of higher- grade olive oils. Although it’s rarely found in markets, olive-pomace oil is fit for consumption and occasionally used in restaurants for cooking.

• Ordinary Olive Oil – a blend of refined and virgin olive oil with an acidity of no more than 3.3%.

• Extra Virgin Olive Oil – extracted from the first pressing of olives, without any heat treatment or other processing. It has an acidity of just 0.8% and rich in vitamin E. It has been judged to have a superior taste.

So, which Olive Oil should you choose?

The answer depends on your choice and its intended use. But of all these available grades of olive oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil stands out as the best and purest of all. In fact, the more extra virgin olive oil you take, the lower your risk of having heart disease. Although it may be a bit expensive, extra virgin olive oil is a great investment to you. If you want to buy genuine Extra Virgin Olive Oil at affordable rates, OliveOilsLand has the best available anywhere.

Every single #OliveOil produced is carefully chosen by their tasting experts for its exceptional aromas, quality, and flavor. You enjoy a wide-ranging selection of 100% first-rate, extra virgin and always fresh olive oils. Not only do they sell premium olive oils, but #OliveOilsLand will also guide you on how to effectively use it

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Remodels, New Construction and Other Happenings this Summer in the Old Mill District

Old Mill Rooftop Deck plan drawing

New rooftop deck is coming to the Old Mill District.

Bend, Oregon shopping, dining and entertainment district news and happenings

BEND, OR, USA, June 25, 2019 / — Several businesses in the Old Mill District will undergo remodels over the next few weeks and months, alongside the addition of new outdoor gathering spaces in the area. Some of the construction work will result in several short business closures and/or relocations.

•Bath & Body Works will be closed from July 1-4 while they move to a temporary space at 450 SW Powerhouse Drive, just down the street from their existing location next to Grafletics. The store will operate from the temporary space from July 4 through late September while their primary location is completely remodeled.

•Anthony’s at The Old Mill has created a new sliding wall feature in its bar area, which allows for an indoor-outdoor dining experience for visitors. Direct from Gonzales Farms strawberries are the seasonal specialty right now and featured in cocktails, sauces and desserts.

•Rideshare pick-up/drop-off, a new formal location near the Les Schwab Amphitheater for users of Lyft and other taxi services. The covered area is located across the flag pedestrian bridge to the southwest, adjacent to the Hampton Inn.

•Hilton Garden Inn is currently renovating all of its guest rooms, restaurant, lobby and facilities. The hotel remains open during construction and the new elegant and modern remodel is expected to be complete by mid-August.

•Ginger’s Kitchenware has recently brought in a new in-store olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar. Using glass containers that can be reused, patrons can now try a wide variety of amounts and flavors of these staple cooking products at home. Some even work to make sipping vinegars.

•New patios at Hola, Kona Mix Grill, Ben & Jerry’s and Boxwood Kitchen that include awnings, planter boxes and extended seating options.

•New rooftop deck will be added above Strictly Organic coffee, which all visitors to the Old Mill District will be able to use and access from the second level. It is slated to be open in September.

•American Eagle will be closed for remodeling for ten days starting September 23, 2019. The store is installing new maple wood floors and replacing existing entryway tile, installing new shelves and store fixtures and completing several other maintenance activities. They expect to be open for business as usual in early October.

About the Old Mill District
One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors. More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and businesses call the Old Mill District home. Bend’s Old Mill District – the most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience in the region.


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Ionic Paint Additive by Air-ReNu Increases Health & Yield of Marijuana Plants

Ionic Paint Additive

Ionic Paint Additive

With use of Ionic Paint Additive, medical marijuana growers can transform the walls of their grow rooms into a permanent air ionization system.

Ionic Paint Additive is the perfect solution for marijuana grow rooms. It’s easy, effective, long-lasting and inexpensive.”

— Vincent Valles

PALM COAST, FL, USA, June 25, 2019 / — Air-ReNu has been renowned for its Ionic Paint Additive for over a decade. A permanent air purification system, this remarkable product transforms walls to improve indoor air quality and remove offensive odors including smoke, pet urine, mold spores, cooking odors, and airborne microscopic dust particles.

The additive is mixed with interior house paint and is applied to interior walls. And the results are spectacular. Even the strongest odors will be permanently eliminated for the life of the paint, usually about eight to twelve years. A proprietary blend of 31 all-natural rare-earth minerals containing piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties, Ionic Paint Additive creates air ionization, a purification process activated by normal air movement within a room. Not only does the additive remove odors, but it also removes fine and ultrafine dust particles from the air, thus helping prevent serious health issues including asthma, bronchitis, COPD and cardiovascular disease.

Up until fairly recently, Ionic Paint Additive was used almost exclusively in homes to get rid of common, but unpleasant household odors. But according to company founder and President Vincent Valles, many customers have been purchasing the ionic additive to use in their medical marijuana grow rooms.

“I researched the marijuana industry and was surprised by my findings,” says Valles. “There is insufficient information about using air ionization in grow rooms, so many growers aren’t aware of the tremendous benefits that can be had by using this technique.”

With Ionic Paint Additive, growers can transform the walls of their grow room into a permanent air ionization system, and by so doing, substantially increase plant yield. The process will quickly eliminate any potential contamination from harmful contaminants including powdery mildew, botrytis, gray mold, bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. “It’s a simple process,” Valles explains. “Just mix the ionic paint additive with interior house paint and apply the blended mixture to the walls of your grow room. One application produces 139.600 anion output per cubic centimeter. Your plants will produce greater yields and your employees will have a healthy environment to work in.”

It’s well documented that people who work in the marijuana industry face many potential threats to their health and well-being, with respiratory issues, eye, skin, and throat irritations, nasal congestion and asthmatic conditions being commonplace. Scientific research has proven beyond a doubt that air ionization is the best way to eliminate the particles in the air that are the cause of these health issues.

“Ionic Paint Additive is the perfect solution for marijuana grow rooms,” concludes Valles. “It’s easy, effective, long-lasting and inexpensive. After a one-time coat of paint on your walls, you’ll have clean and healthy air with no need for electricity, filters, or additional service of any kind.”

About the Company

Founded in 2008 and located in Florida, Air-ReNu is renowned for Ionic Paint Additive, an effective solution for eliminating offensive smoking and cat urine odors. With a customer satisfaction rate of 99.99%, the company has accumulated hundreds of positive reviews from happy customers, which can be viewed on the website.

Air-ReNu is the recipient of several awards, including Best Eco-Friendly Paint Additive – South East USA, and Acquisition INTL Global Excellence Award of Best Clean-Air Ion Technology Product 2019.

For more information, visit the website at

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Gamer Snack Cookbook by Sci-Fi Star Claudia Christian

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Claudia Christian’s Snack Hacks Cookbook Press Release

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I've created fast, simple and delicious recipes and cooking hacks designed to satisfy your taste buds and silence your raging appetite so you can focus on what's really important — gaming!”

— Claudia Christian

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 20, 2019 / — Claudia Christian, star of the hit series "Babylon 5", "Freaks And Geeks", voice star of Disney's "Atlantis" and popular video games such as "World of Warcraft," "Fallout," "Skyrim," "Halo" and "Call of Duty," has teamed up with gamer Mark Michel to produce "Snack Hacks" (Floating World Press), a fully-loaded cookbook of recipes and food hacks for computer gamers, screen dwellers and anyone who needs a fast and delicious snack.

"Snack Hacks" includes more than 100 recipes and food hacks, plus bonus interviews with pro gamer Westballz and computer game voice stars Cas Anvar, Robin Atkin Downes, and Gary Hudson. Claudia Christian reveals her long-time passion for cooking and shares behind-the-scenes stories from her acting and voice acting career.

To Eat or Play? Video Game Voice Star has the food hacks!

Co-author Mark Michel details how his gaming experience, cooking ability, and ingenious life hacks help him deal with the limitations of his cerebral palsy.

Recipes include meals for one, to keep sole gamers fueled-up and ready for action; snacks and appetizers for your weekend gaming session with friends; and entrées and desserts to take your parties to the next level. Threaded throughout are Hack Attacks — tricks to make your time in the kitchen quicker and easier — and In Game Downloads — tips to make the recipes your own.

"I've created fast, simple and delicious recipes and cooking hacks designed to satisfy your taste buds and silence your raging appetite so you can focus on what's really important — gaming!" said Claudia Christian.


"Snack Hacks," by Claudia Christian and Mark Michel, will be released on June 12 and is now available for pre-order ($29.99 hardcover) via all book vendors and on Amazon


"The easiest and most delicious fast food book for gamers ever written."
— Westballz (Weston Dennis), pro gamer with G2 Esports

"Delicious and hilarious. I'm writing this with a mouthful of Turner and Landau caramel!"
— Elias Toufexis, voice actor on "Fortnite," "Fallout 4," "Far Cry"

“Claudia’s book is going to turn me into a well fed gamer!” Not only are the stories great but after a hard game that she voices, I can’t think of anything better than a Christian hack snack!!!” – Joanna Cassidy actress (Blade Runner)


Available on request: PDF press release, an image of the front and back covers of "Snack Hacks," a video flip-through of the book, and a headshot of Claudia Christian, sample pages and images from book.

For media only: contact Catherine at for a comprehensive media pack.


In addition to her career in film and television Claudia Christian is an accomplished author and has previously published her addiction memoir "Babylon Confidential" with BenBella Books and the science fiction novel "Wolf's Empire" through Macmillan's Tor Books imprint. She has over a 250,000+ followers on social media.

Facebook: The video flip-through of the "Snack Hacks" book can also be found and shared via the Claudia Christian facebook fan page


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Texas Chef, Author Adán Medrano Is Cooking Tacos In Moscow, Russia

Carne Guisada Tacos To Be Served In Moscow, Russia

Texas Mexican tacos, served in Moscow, Russia

Texas author and chef, Adán Medrano, is traveling to Russia and will cook Texas Mexican tacos at the US Ambassador's residence for the 4th of July festivities.

Contact Adán Medrano:; +1-713-524-1628

Texas Author and Chef, Adán Medrano Is Cooking Tacos In Moscow, Russia

HOUSTON–Texas author and chef, Adán Medrano, is traveling to Russia and will be cooking classic Texas Mexican tacos for the official 4th of July festivities at the US Ambassador’s residence in Moscow. Invited last February by the US Embassy to present Texas Mexican cuisine, Medrano enthusiastically said yes to this unique opportunity for culinary diplomacy, the chance to introduce Russians to the delights of red guajillo chiles, supple flour tortillas and of course, complex, fiery salsas.

The embassy staff, working with chef Medrano to locate the necessary equipment and ingredients, will create an actual food truck experience by parking a food truck smack on the grounds of the historic and luxurious Spaso House in Moscow, home to US Ambassadors since 1933.

Muscovites socializing at this by-invitation-only event will taste flavors that represent street food savored on many a night in Texas cities like Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and many others. Medrano has written extensively about this Texas Mexican cuisine that has ancient roots on both sides of the Rio Grande, long before it was a border. His new book on the subject is “Don’t Count The Tortillas: The Art Of Texas Mexican Cooking,” published by Texas Tech University Press.

The Moscow menu features two tacos that are traditional in Texas Mexican cooking, “Carne Guisada,” (beef) and “Puerco En Chile Colorado,” (pork), cooked by Medrano, who’ll be working with local Moscow kitchen staff. Most of the ingredients will be locally sourced from markets around Moscow, but the dried chiles and tortillas had to be shipped personally by Medrano from Houston directly to the US embassy in Moscow by diplomatic pouch.

Serving tacos from a food truck at the US Ambassador’s residence symbolizes hospitality, welcoming, and good will, says Medrano. It’s a diplomatic gesture that Medrano describes as “tortilla diplomacy.”

In this case it’s flour tortillas because they are traditional and distinctive as a staple in Texas and Northern Mexico. When they reach out to collect their flour tortilla tacos from the truck window, Russians who may be having their first ever taste of tacos, will also get two freshly made salsas, a mild red salsa of pan-roasted chiles, and a hotter green creamy salsa. Russians don’t normally eat hot foods, so Medrano is holding back on the salsa heat, while keeping all of the flavor.

The unique street food experience is about making connections, says Medrano. “Our Texas Mexican tacos are delicious, and they can help us make wonderful new friends in every part of the world.”

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Leading Luxury Villa Company Predicts 2020 Travel Trends

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Travel Trends by World's Most Trusted Villa Rental Company

Ibiza has a reputation for being a party island, and rightly so however there is much more to Ibiza than meets the eye”

— Linda Browne

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 10, 2019 / — Exceptional Villas, the worlds leading luxury villa rental company, has announced its top trending destinations for 2020 as chosen by its clients. Exceptional Villas considers it a fine art to match the perfect vacation destination and the perfect villa to their client’s specific requirements, but that is not only what they do. Offering a highly bespoke service, the team at the luxury travel company are specialists when it comes to picking the perfectly matched property to their client's needs. For 2020, Exceptional Villas predicts an increase in bookings for both its Caribbean and European Destinations.

Linda Browne, Sales and Marketing Executive at leading luxury villa rental company, Exceptional Villas, has provided insights into the most sought-after locations for 2020. Forward sales for the company show that the following destinations are proving the most popular for 2020.

1.The Bahamas
The Bahamas has an excellent reputation throughout the world, yet it has not always been the most popular destination in the Caribbean. The Capitol Nassau has a perception as being commercialized featuring hotels like the Atlantis, but if you look further a field at the outer islands, you will feel you have landed in a complete paradise. Whether you want to visit Harbour Islands, Andros, the Exumas or Abaco, you will not be disappointed. The Bahamas are known as one of the most beautiful island chains in the world, and each island has the most incredible privacy, amazing beaches and of course, 5-star luxury. It is worth noting that Nassau has some excellent new additions such as the Four Seasons and Rosewood featuring some of the worlds finest villas. Another top-class resort is the Albany Resort in Nassau which is similar to a luxury country club. The Albany Resort was founded in 2010 by Joe Lewis along with golf giants Tiger Woods and Ernie Els as well as musician Justin Timberlake. The resort features 600 acres of oceanside property, a 71-slip marina, a championship golf course designed by Els, and an extraordinary array of family-friendly amenities and activities.

2.Turks and Caicos
The islands of Turks and Caicos has seen a surge in bookings with 2020 predicted to be Exceptional Villas most popular year yet. Most visitors wish to stay on the main island of Providenciales where you will find the world’s best beach – Grace Bay Beach! With new villas and luxury resorts being open each month, this island has seen a huge increase in demand. The island still offers the laid-back luxury vibe without being overcrowded. Click Here for More Information.

3. Barbados
Barbados has always been one of the Exceptional Villas most popular destinations, and they see 2020 as being no exception. With new villas coming on stream daily and the launch of Nikki Beach in 2019, there is a lot that Barbados has to offer for both first-time visitors and repeat customers. The island has a vast number of events happening including the Crop Over Festival each summer and other wonderful cooking events taking place throughout the year.

The company has just launched its portfolio of villas in Spain with Ibiza and Mallorca seeing the biggest trends in bookings thus far. “Ibiza has a reputation for being a party island, and rightly so however there is much more to Ibiza than meets the eye,” says Linda Browne Sales and Marketing Manager at Exceptional Villas. Ibiza is equally suitable for families. San José and Santa Gertrudis are some of the most popular parts of the island to visit.

Greece is one of the most popular destinations for visitors from the US, Canada and Europe. The Greek islands offer some of the most breath-taking scenery imaginable, this plus the amazing Greek villages, tavernas, wonderful authentic cuisine and stunning architecture makes it an ideal Summer destination. The most popular islands to visit in Greece for 2020 are Santorini, Mykonos and Crete.

Santorini is most known for its spectacular sunsets and the endless villas and hotels lined along the breath-taking caldera all offering amazing views. Santorini is a honeymooner’s paradise and is by far one of the most romantic of the Greek Isles.

Mykonos is known as the party island with its large selection of beach clubs, beach parties and restaurants galore. However, the island is also suitable for families since it features a large selection of luxury villas with private pools and breath-taking views, many of which are also fully staffed. The scenery is also breathtakingly beautiful.
Crete is also a great destination for families, and Exceptional Villas predicts that the biggest growth for Greece will be seen in travellers visiting Crete.


Exceptional Villas is a luxury villa rental company featuring only the best hand-picked and personally inspected properties in the world. The company has clients from all over the world. Exceptional Villas have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This service includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and providing complimentary concierge service. This service includes organising all aspects of the client’s vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival stocking. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and have a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customised service they offer. The company also has designated brands specializing in Barbados: Villas Barbados and Ireland: Dream Ireland

For more information visit or call + 353 64 66 41170 or toll-free from the US and Canada 1 800 245 5109 and UK 0845 528 4197

Alexandra Baradi
Exceptional Villas
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Market To Table: Indonesia’s Culinary Secrets Revealed in a Unique Culinary Adventure

Balinese Cooking Class at Culinary Cave

Delicious Soto Pesmol

Rijstaffel Dinner at Bejana

Sambals, Various Indonesian Spicy Sauces

Delicious Balinese Satay Lilit

The key to a culture lies in its cuisine, and we encourage our guests to sample Indonesian flavor at Bejana Restaurant, and learn how to prepare their own feast in the Market to Table Cooking class.”

— Karim Tayach

NUSA DUA, BALI, INDONESIA, June 10, 2019 / — The Ritz-Carlton, Bali offers an exclusive ‘Market to Table’ cooking class and tour for those who wish to discover the secrets of preparing Indonesian cuisine.

Hosted by Chef Made Karyasa, who leads the team of Bejana, the resort’s signature Indonesian restaurant, the tour begins with an early morning trip to atmospheric Jimbaran Market. Here, Chef Made points out unique island ingredients and advises his guests on how to select the freshest seafood and local produce. Back at the resort, there is a quick tour of the Chef’s garden to pick fresh herbs before the cooking class begins in earnest. Taking place in the evocative Culinary Cave on the top level of Bejana restaurant, participants are treated to panoramic views over the Indian Ocean.

Chef Made, a finalist in ‘Top Chef Indonesia,’ brings vast experience and knowledge to his culinary workshops. As he explains, spices are the key to good Indonesian cooking, “If you make a good spice paste the rest naturally follows,” he says. The class commences with guests learning how to grind fresh spices, from galangal to lemongrass to coriander seed and shallots in an ulekan (mortar and pestle.) The crushed ingredients are then fried to release their fragrance and blended to create a spice paste which forms the basis of every dish. Highlights on the cooking class menu include tasty specialties such as Gado Gado – tofu and vegetables in peanut sauce, Soto Pesmol – seafood and coconut soup from Jakarta, Ayam Betutu – Balinese signature roasted chicken, and a tasty desert of Pisang Goreng – banana fritters. There is incentive to learn well as cooking class attendants will sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor for lunch, as they dine with the chef.

“It is often said that the key to a culture lies in its cuisine, and we encourage our guests to sample the flavors of the spice islands at our signature Bejana Restaurant, and to learn how to prepare their own Indonesian feasts in the fun and informative Market to Table Cooking class,” says General Manager Karim Tayach.

For more information on scheduled cooking classes or organizing a private Market to Table tour please contact our restaurant reservation at or +(62) 361 849 8988.

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.
Located on a stunning beachfront combining with a dramatic clifftop setting, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is a luxurious resort offering an elegant tropical ambience. Featuring tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean the resort has 279 spacious suites and 34 expansive best villas in Bali, providing the sheerest of contemporary Balinese luxury. Along the foreshore are The Ritz-Carlton Club®, six stylish dining venues, an indulgent and exotic marine-inspired Spa, and fun, recreational activities for children of all ages at Ritz Kids. A glamorous beachfront wedding chapel, makes an idyllic setting for destination weddings, while a range of outdoor event venue and extravagant spaces provide the perfect scene for celebratory events and wedding reception in Bali. Well-appointed conference venues, luxurious meeting spaces, customizable residential packages and experienced organizers also entice those looking to create inspired MICE Tourism events in Bali. Whether work, pleasure or romance is on the agenda, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is the place to make memories that last a lifetime. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, wechat id: ritzcarltonbali .

Prhativi Dyah
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
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Enjoy Fresh and Best Indonesian Food in Nusa Dua Bali

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