Getting to know Mellody Hobson AKA Mrs. George Lucas

 

They have been an item for years  and the finally tied the knot in June 2013.  It is one thing be a steady but when one of the most influential and successful directors in Hollywood make you his wife then you catapult into the limelight.  What is noticeable first about this pair is that it is a union of older man and younger woman?   Or is it the union of African American female and American White male.  Maybe it is simply, that any woman that has the creator of the Star Wars universe  over the moon with love will have inquiring minds wanting to know about her.

The two met at a business conference in 2006. new Mrs. Lucas is quite a dynamic business woman.  A Vanity fair article cites impressive career.  Hobson is the president of a well-respected Chicago money-management firm called Ariel Investments. She’s a board member at Estée Lauder, Starbucks (where she chairs the audit-and-compliance committee), and DreamWorks Animation (where she chairs the entire board). For many years she was a contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America;she now works for CBS News and is on the boards of too many philanthropic organizations.

Obviously, Lucas found her beauty to more than skin deep.

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Paula Deen says she used racial slur but doesn’t tolerate hate

Paula Deen has a huge fan base of African American not only because of her vivacious personality but southern cuisine and soul food often echo each other.  Thus, many of the foods are quite the same.   Breaking news about racist comments by the Food Network stars has fans stunned.

Detroit News Reports:

Savannah, Ga. — Celebrity cook Paula Deen said while being questioned in a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial slurs in the past but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.

The 66-year-old Food Network star and Savannah restaurant owner was peppered with questions about her racial attitudes in a May 17 deposition by a lawyer for Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House. Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, own the restaurant. Jackson sued them last year, saying she was sexually harassed and worked in a hostile environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs. READ MORE

Chichén Itzá Habanero Eating contest 2013

The winner of the Chichen Itza Habanero Eating Contest held at La Paloma Mercado in Los Angeles described feelings of numbness and hotness after her win.  That’s right, Maria Duran, a woman beat all her male competitors by devouring 31 habaneros.  She took the challenge because her husband said, “I bet you can do that.”  She said this was his Father’s day gift.  The event was held on Father’s Day.  Maria shares in preparation eat to eat less and eat more habaneros.

The Chef and Owner of Chichen Itza says he was impressed that Maria broke the record but not surprised that a woman won.   Hear from the Winner Below:

National Doughnut Day 2013: Where to Get Free Doughnuts

Happy National Donut Day!! C-CAP staff are chomping on AMAZING cereal themed donuts from The General. C-CAP Alum, Thiago Silvia, is the mastermind behind these brilliant creations.   Living allergen-free and think you can’t enjoy national doughnut day.  Think again see this allergen free recipe (Click Here).   Now if you are not going to make them then where can you get a free doughnut.  Click for the listing

 

Pink Lemonade Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Pink Lemonade Mimosas. It is one part lemonade and one part sparkling wine or champagne.  To use ingredients of this recipe, find what you need at Trader Joes’ such as the Trader Joe’s French Market Sparkling Lemonade and
See Review of Wilson Creek Winery‘s Almond Champagne: http://multiculturalcookingnetwork.com/product-reviews/item/2067-review-of-wilson-creek-almond-champagne-and-sparkling-wine-varieties.html