Wolfgang Puck’s Watermelon Granita Recipe

Granita (in Italian also granita siciliana) is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily,
although available all over Italy (but granita in Sicily is somewhat different from the rest of Italy), it is related to sorbet and italian ice. From Wolfgang Puck’s Facebook page-For hot-weather entertaining, or just summer snacking: Watermelon Granita. Granita is like an Italian snow cone, made by freezing fruit puree and scraping it into icy flakes. It’s easy and a healthy alternative to ice cream or overly sugary frozen sweets.

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What the Stars Ate Last Night

Posted by Clarissa Cruz @clarissanyc1

2011 Governors Ball

Reuters.com

How do you keep 1,500 power players well-fed and happy on Hollywood’s biggest night? No one knows better than Wolfgang Puck, who has been catering the Governor’s Ball—traditionally stars’ first stop of the night after the Oscar ceremony—since 1994. Winners Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Melissa  Leo and Christian Bale were among last night’s guests; the spread included sushi stations, h’ors d’oeuvres like mini kobe sliders and smoked lobster tacos and pan-roasted Doversole (a nod to the inevitability of The King’s Speech sweep, perhaps?)

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Terri Hatcher will host at the AIDS Walk Post Reception

Terri HatcherDesperate Housewives Star, Terri Hatcher will host the recption after the 25th Annual AIDS Walk in Los Angeles.  Joining Teri to commemorate 25 years of the world’s first AIDS Walk are San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, Wilson Cruz, Darryl Stephens and other celebrities, along with APLA leaders and AIDS Walk Founder & Producer, Craig Miller. Overlooking the finish line from the third floor terrace, the Post-Walk Reception will be staged at the Pacific Design Center from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres by Wolfgang Puck will be served. There will also be an art installation with historical AIDS Walk photographs and memorabilia. To qualify for this one-time only event, you must raise $1,500 by the morning of the AIDS Walk. Passes for this event are required and will be distributed at the Star Walker Sign-In area*, located on the patio of the Pacific Design Center, on the northeast corner of Melrose and San Vincente. If you have already raised $1,500, or will raise that amount by the day of the AIDS Walk, and wish to attend this one-time only event, kindly RSVP to Scott at scotth@aidswalk.net or call (213) 201-WALK (9255).

For more info: http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/awla09reception.pdf

Don’t know a walker, make it personal- Support Walker Debra Verin and see her fundraising efforts thus far: http://aidswalklosangeles2009.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=315927&lis=1&kntae315927=B625B14A7B3B4338B071192FA7660A20&supId=274255078