Grubbing with Harry Shum – Patacones with Chopsticks


Harry Shum’s come a long way from dancing in the iPod Commercial and as series regular dancer/actor on Glee to now his turn on Shadow Hunters.   Just as diverse as his career is his cultural story.  Shum’s heritage is Chinese but reared in Costa Rica.  He speaks three languages.

Let’s visit Shum and his family as they share about fitting into a dual cultural experience and eating patacones with chopsticks:



The Most Beautiful Vegan Celebs of 2019: Kyrie Irving and Alex Morgan

kyrieirving The time has come for PETA to crown the Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities of 2019, and this year’s titles are going to two athletes at the top of their games: co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team Alex Morgan and NBA point guard Kyrie Irving.

“Alex Morgan and Kyrie Irving are saving animals not only by keeping them off their plates but also by showing the world what they can do on vegan fuel,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “They’re living proof that the future of professional sports is vegan.”  READ MORE


Beyonce to Launch a Vegan Delivery Meal Service

In 2013 Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, decided to try a vegan challenge. The diet stuck and now Beyoncé is turning her 'Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream' New York Premierevegan passion into a business.

The singer has teamed up with her trainer Marco Borges to launch a new vegan meal delivery service called  22 Days Nutrition. The name was inspired by the belief that it takes 21 days to break a bad habit. Bey has added a day.

“The program’s philosophy is based on the concept that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit and on the 22nd day you are well on your way to forming new habits,” says a statement. The meal plan is targeted to those who want to lose weight, cook less or simply “experience a whole new way of eating.”

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Introducing Paul Wahlberg and Wahlburgers

Wahlburgers is a Boston area restaurant owned by brothers MarkDonnie, and Paul Wahlberg. It is also the subject of an A&Ereality television series that debuted on January 22, 2014.  Both Mark and Donnie’s career success started in music.  Their popularity quickly made them two of the more popular Irish guys from Boston. a city known being heavily populated with Irish.  However, they are also part Swedish, English and French-Canadian.

Many people are familiar with two Wahlbergs — actors Mark and Donnie success in television and cinema. The former has appeared in dozens of movies, including “Ted,” “The Fighter,” “The Departed,” and “Boogie Nights,” and produced hit series like “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire.” The latter has an impressive résumé of his own, with credits including “Saw,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Band of Brothers,” and “Blue Bloods” (after being part of New Kids on the Block, of course).

But there’s another Wahlberg brother who’s a hot commodity for entirely different reasons — Paul Wahlberg is a celebrated chef in the Boston area.

He’s the main figure in the family’s new A&E reality series, “The Wahlburgers.” While Mark, 42, and Donnie, 44, will make appearances on the show, it’s Paul who’s the star this time.

So, what’s the deal with this third famous Wahlberg brother?  Click Here and find out five big things to know about Paul Wahlberg:

The Culture and Curves of Idina Menzel

821195ea448d2c73bde0fe504e102b3d_SIf you did the ABC’s about Idina Menzel the “A” would definitely be for her Above average voice, the “B” for her astounding Broadway career and maybe “C” would be a toss up between her curves and culture.  Despite becoming more known for her vocal performance of Disney’s Frozen Elsa’s Let it Go, she certainly is not letting go of her shape. Before we talk about how she maintains measurements of 36-25- 32, let’s talk culture.

Menzel is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.  She is married to African American actor Taye Diggs and they have a child together.  Menzel and Digg were original cast members from the Broadway show Rent and starred in the 2005 movie version.   However, news is swirling that after over a little over a decade of marriage the may be calling it quits.

In a 2013 interview with WebMD, Menzel open up about health and fitness habits.

What’s your go-to healthy snack and why?

“Blueberries. Also, I’m trying to be gluten-free, so I enjoy the bars from Pure.”

What’s your healthy dinner?

“I love sushi. I eat lots of chicken, or a piece of grilled fish like tilapia, with spinach and Brussels sprouts.”

What three ingredients are always in your refrigerator and/or pantry?

I use Earth Balance spread instead of butter, and I always have almond milk. I keep plenty of fresh fruit like those blueberries, plus raspberries and watermelon.”

What about when you’re on set — what do you stash in your set trailer?

“I’m not very disciplined, and if I don’t bring my own snacks, I might eat the wrong things. I keep apples and almond butter.” Read About her Work Out Habits

with husband Taye Diggs

Dylan’s Candy Bar Locations

The  daughter of designer Ralph Lauren oversees Dylan’s Candy Bar, the largest candy store in the world. The stylish New Yorker, Dylan Lauren  has said that her candy store — which now has branches in New York City, Long Island, Houston, Orlando and recently Los Angeles was inspired by Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.  Parent’s don’t tell a child we are just going to take a look.  That would be cruel and unusual punishment for a child.    I’ve been to the Manhattan location and it is quite the sight to behold.  According to the Los Angeles Times,  celebrities such as Mario Lopez, Janet Jackson, Marcia Cross and Blair Underwood came to cheer on the opening at the Original Farmer’s Market. listed Dylan Lauren as one of the sexiest CEO’s.

Apolo Anton Ohno at Dylan’s Candy Bar Los Angeles
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5 Hour Whirlwind Australian Culinary Tour for Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles tries a Tim Tam. Picture: Tait Schmaal

Prince Charles and Camilla had a chance to taste the cooking of elementary students, visit their gardens, tastes the finest wines of Australia, eat the popular desserts like pavlova and sink their teeth into the national favorite cookie, the Tim Tam.  READ MORE

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall taste a 1962 Penfolds Bin 60a Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz with Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago. Picture: Tait Schmaal

Kourtney Kardashian Makes Breakfast for sister While Baby Penelope in her Sling

Tweet photo by Kim Kardashian

There’s something quite peculiar about Kourtney Kardashian‘s cooking getup.

The oldest Kardashian sister ditched a traditional chef’s hat in favor of a sock monkey cap while cooking breakfast for sister Kim Sunday.

“Slumber party with Mason and Penelope!” Kim, 31, tweeted early Sunday morning to her nearly 16 million fans. “Gotta love @KourtneyKardash making breakfast.”

The hat wasn’t the only accessory Kourtney had on hand for the impromptu photo shoot.

The proud mom of two, 33, also showed off a black-and-white sling with a presumably sleeping baby Penelope, 1 month, snuggled against her body.
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