Cooking video – Cocina Con Carmen http://cocinaconcarmen.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:12:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-24T184718.286.png Cooking video – Cocina Con Carmen http://cocinaconcarmen.com/ 32 32 The botanical garden explores the culture of food and its evolution https://cocinaconcarmen.com/the-botanical-garden-explores-the-culture-of-food-and-its-evolution/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:12:37 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/the-botanical-garden-explores-the-culture-of-food-and-its-evolution/ Placeholder while loading article actions Did you know that crayons, chalk, toothpaste, sneakers, and even diapers contain materials that somehow come from corn? That one-fifth of the land in the contiguous United States is used to grow crops? Or that 1 in 3 American households – whether on farms, in backyards and community gardens, or […]]]>
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Did you know that crayons, chalk, toothpaste, sneakers, and even diapers contain materials that somehow come from corn? That one-fifth of the land in the contiguous United States is used to grow crops? Or that 1 in 3 American households – whether on farms, in backyards and community gardens, or on balconies and windowsills – grows some of their own food?

A new exhibit at the US Botanic Garden (USBG) covers these topics and more. “Farming: Growing Food in a Changing World” shows how farming is not just an activity that takes place on distant farms, but something that shapes almost every aspect of our existence.

“Farming is part of our daily lives, and it’s in a lot of everyday things that we’ve never thought about,” says Amy Bolton, the museum’s learning and engagement manager.

The exhibition, the largest ever organized by the USBG, is distributed throughout the glazed building of the veranda. The entrance courtyard is filled with once-wild species of plants and trees, many from the tropics or subtropics, which humans have cultivated to make them more suitable for food or other needs. These include coconuts, bananas, coffee, citrus fruits, bamboo, and cocoa (pronounced kuh-KAU), a plant whose seeds are used to make chocolate.

The exhibit highlights some popular dishes to show how even meals that don’t seem to contain many agricultural products can still rely on agriculture. Take sushi, for example: although the seafood and seaweed used to wrap it come from the ocean, not only the rice, but also the flavorings – like soy, wasabi and ginger – come from plants.

A section on the cultural aspects of what we eat features three chefs with local connections, and it appeals to almost all five senses. For example, visitors can listen to a recording by African-American food historian Michael Twitty talk about cooking; see and touch a recreation of his kitchen layout (including jars of pickled okra and hot sauce); and smell a container of chili salt. Elsewhere there are profiles and video interviews with farmers around the world.

Two large maps made with cereals and legumes show which staple foods – such as rice, corn, barley, quinoa or teff – are most common in different parts of the world. Another section examines five plants, including wheat and sugar cane, that have transformed food systems and economies and, in some cases, shaped human migration.

Outside, in Bartholdi Park, a vegetable garden features edible plants that grow in North America. Vegetables like lettuce, chard, peppers and leeks, as well as herbs like cilantro, basil, dill and parsley, are now in season.

In a neat twist, some materials in the exhibit were made through agriculture. Most of the walls and graphics use cardboard produced with wheat straw, while one bench’s linoleum incorporates jute and linseed oil. You can sit on stools covered with sunflower petals and seeds.

Plant-based surfaces and furniture are just another way Bolton hopes the exhibit will broaden people’s ideas about agriculture. “Farming is science, farming is food, farming is people, it’s culture,” she says.

What: “Grow: grow food in a changing world”

Where: United States Botanical Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue in Southwest Washington.

When: Until December 2023. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information: Call 202-225-8333 or visit usbg.gov.

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‘Valerie’s Home Cooking’ star Valerie Bertinelli stuns fans with one of her latest TikTok videos https://cocinaconcarmen.com/valeries-home-cooking-star-valerie-bertinelli-stuns-fans-with-one-of-her-latest-tiktok-videos/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 15:00:07 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/valeries-home-cooking-star-valerie-bertinelli-stuns-fans-with-one-of-her-latest-tiktok-videos/ Actress, television personality and Food Network chief Valerie BertinelleI may have only started getting into the TikTok groove a few weeks ago, but she’s quickly turned pro. The 62 year old Hot in Cleveland The star was interacting with her followers’ comments and getting candid with them on the social media app (her single NSFW […]]]>

Actress, television personality and Food Network chief Valerie BertinelleI may have only started getting into the TikTok groove a few weeks ago, but she’s quickly turned pro.

The 62 year old Hot in Cleveland The star was interacting with her followers’ comments and getting candid with them on the social media app (her single NSFW TikTok went viral on June 1 when Valerie filmed herself lip-syncing a sassy clip from the media influencer Rossi Woods).

And recently, she was praised for her response to a comment from a fan who read, “Your skin is so pretty!!!”. Valerie responded with a smile, “Thanks Lucy but it’s not my skin. It’s that filter,” then turning the filter off to show exactly what her skin really looks like.

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Her fans flocked to the comments to share heart emojis and heartfelt compliments. “Even without the filter, your skin still looks great,” one fan wrote. “AAANNNDDD with the filter off you still look fabulous 🥰,” wrote another. Many fans have commented on how real Valerie is. “I love how you look so real! You look beautiful!”

A fan even commented on a sweet memory her mother had of Valerie. “And she’s nice. My mom, who is a flight attendant, met her in the elevator at the airport on her way home from work. She said she was so nice and kind.😌

These are just a few of the many comments praising her for being honest, showing her true beauty, and being unabashedly herself on the social media app. She recently discussed this decision to be more open and candid with her fans during an appearance on Hoda and Jenna, where she also spoke about her late ex-husband Eddie Van Halentheir son wolfie and her recent divorce from her second husband Tom Vital after 11 years together.

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“When I say it out loud and so many people reach out and say ‘Oh, I feel the same’. I feel like I’m doing it selfishly because I don’t feel so alone “It makes me feel better to be able to get all the mess out of my mouth and it doesn’t stay here,” she said.

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In addition to her growing TikTok, Bertinelli has been busy the past year working on the Food Network and posting her own memoir, Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today in January.

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Sam Burgess future coach, South Sydney Rabbitohs, The Dolphins, Wayne Bennett, Cam Murray, video, highlights https://cocinaconcarmen.com/sam-burgess-future-coach-south-sydney-rabbitohs-the-dolphins-wayne-bennett-cam-murray-video-highlights/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 01:20:00 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/sam-burgess-future-coach-south-sydney-rabbitohs-the-dolphins-wayne-bennett-cam-murray-video-highlights/ Sam Burgess says his “heart” remains with South Sydney but admits joining Wayne Bennett is an “appetizing” prospect as the NRL great considers his future as a coach. The South Sydney premiership winner is set to make a call over his future over the next fortnight and has two compelling offers ahead of him. The […]]]>

Sam Burgess says his “heart” remains with South Sydney but admits joining Wayne Bennett is an “appetizing” prospect as the NRL great considers his future as a coach.

The South Sydney premiership winner is set to make a call over his future over the next fortnight and has two compelling offers ahead of him.

The Russell Crowe-backed Souths want the former striker to stay at the club while the competition’s most experienced coach wants Burgess to be at the epicenter of the Dolphins’ emergence.

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Sam Burgess is considering leaving the Rabbitohs to join former head coach Wayne Bennett at the Dolphins. Photo: AAPSource: AAP

Speaking on ‘The Bye Round with James Graham‘, Burgess said he was torn between going with his heart or listening to his head.

“It’s appetizing,” Burgess said.

“I worked with Wayne for a long time in England and at Souths. You know what a great man he is.

“So as a budding young manager it’s appetizing. Plus what I also like is that it’s not another NRL club – I have no history with it. club, I don’t have any kind of bad blood or anything.

“Also the chance to learn alongside Wayne on a new franchise, when does that happen? It’s not often that a new franchise comes along and Wayne Bennett is the coach.

“In that regard, I think it’s a good opportunity for growth. There is still a little way to go before we get there.

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Burgess denied his head was dominating, but admitted the prospect of rekindling his relationship with Bennett was compelling.

“I wouldn’t say it’s there. Like what interests me for sure. I would be stupid not to be,” he said.

“My head, my heart is probably South Sydney because I’ve given so much to the club. I feel this deep appeal to the place.

“Wayne wants me there, I would love to work with him.”

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His former teammate Cameron Murray said one of the first things he would do after Sunday’s second State of Origin in Perth would be to call Burgess to try and twist his arm to commit to South Sydney.

“Sam is such a lively character, he’s good for morale, he’s fun, one of the most experienced strikers in the game so there’s nobody better to have on your side,” Murray said. The Sydney Morning Herald.

“He is also South Sydney through and through. I haven’t picked up the phone yet, but I hope Sam won’t make any decisions until I call.

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Burgess spoke to the Blues ahead of Origin’s opener earlier this month and Murray said the former fullback’s “presence” was second to none.

“I’m still learning what kind of presence he had when he was playing,” Murray said.

“He entered [NSW] camp, sat on stage and told a few stories about his playing days and also a few stories about the people in the room

“I remember coming out and everyone having their own story with Sam Burgess and how scary it was to come up against him and how happy people were when he wasn’t nominated to play against them.

“I was probably young and naive to the fact that he had such a big presence in our game and a psychological advantage over the opposition before he even ran onto the pitch. It would definitely be good for Souths if we could get him.

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Rakul Preet Singh shares a healthy Bhel recipe in a new video. We are drooling https://cocinaconcarmen.com/rakul-preet-singh-shares-a-healthy-bhel-recipe-in-a-new-video-we-are-drooling/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:40:52 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/rakul-preet-singh-shares-a-healthy-bhel-recipe-in-a-new-video-we-are-drooling/ Rakul Preet Singh delighted his fans with a recipe video on Instagram. She shared how to prepare healthy Bhel. Screenshots from Rakul Preet Singh’s video. STRONG POINTS Rakul Preet Singh’s new video will leave you salivating. The actress showed how to make healthy Bhel. Rakul is a big foodie. Rakul Preet Singh may be a […]]]>

Rakul Preet Singh delighted his fans with a recipe video on Instagram. She shared how to prepare healthy Bhel.

Screenshots from Rakul Preet Singh’s video.

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  • Rakul Preet Singh’s new video will leave you salivating.
  • The actress showed how to make healthy Bhel.
  • Rakul is a big foodie.

Rakul Preet Singh may be a fitness freak, but that doesn’t stop her from devouring tasty treats. The actress is, in fact, a big foodie and her Instagram profile bears witness to this. She often devotes her social media posts to drool-worthy foods she loves.

On Tuesday, she posted a video in which she could be seen preparing a healthy version of Bhel. In the clip, the actress demonstrated the recipe for making a healthier version of popular street food. She also shared the ingredient list. The video ended with Rakul enjoying the tasty yet healthy dish.

“Health is not boring and here is proof that I am addicted to this recipe,” Rakul wrote in the caption.

Watch the video here:

Drooling already? Well, you can also prepare the dish with ingredients that are readily available at home. You just need to mix some chopped vegetables, peanuts, some puffed rice and moong dal in a bowl. Pour over some tamarind chutney and mint-coriander chutney, and mix all the ingredients well. You can also add a little sev. Rakul, however, revealed that she savors Bhel without sev.

Here is the full list of ingredients shared by Rakul:

2 tablespoons onion

1 cup tomato

1 cup carrot

1/4 cup peanuts

3/4 cup moong dal

1 tablespoon of sev (I have it without)

1 tablespoon green chutney

2 tablespoons tamarind chutney

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

2 crackers or small puffed rice (if you like)

That’s all you need to make Rakul’s Healthy Bowl of Bhel. Easy, right?

On the work front, Rakul was last seen in Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan-starring Runway 34.

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KFC has released a new Korean Fire Chicken recipe as part of its Kentucky Fried Cookin’ series. https://cocinaconcarmen.com/kfc-has-released-a-new-korean-fire-chicken-recipe-as-part-of-its-kentucky-fried-cookin-series/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:12:00 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/kfc-has-released-a-new-korean-fire-chicken-recipe-as-part-of-its-kentucky-fried-cookin-series/ KFC has announced a whole new way to eat its Original Recipe Chicken with the latest Kentucky Fried Cookin’ Recipe – Korean Fire Chicken. The fast food giant has teamed up with double star MasterChef and Australian Survivor Khanh Ong to create this exciting new dish. KFC says the latest recipe is “spicy, cheesy and […]]]>

KFC has announced a whole new way to eat its Original Recipe Chicken with the latest Kentucky Fried Cookin’ Recipe – Korean Fire Chicken.

The fast food giant has teamed up with double star MasterChef and Australian Survivor Khanh Ong to create this exciting new dish.

KFC says the latest recipe is “spicy, cheesy and loaded with flavor that packs the ultimate punch.”

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It consists of KFC Wicked Wings® – a personal favorite of Khanh – garlic, ginger and chilli as well as traditional Korean ingredients such as gochutgaru and gochujang, Korean rice syrup, fresh lemonade and Korean rice cakes.

It’s then topped with as much mozzarella as you can manage to give it a “sexy cheesy pull-off topping.”

The latest episode of Kentucky Fried Cookin’ is the latest recipe from emerging chefs to take your meals at home to the next level this year.

KFC’s new Korean Fire Chicken. Credit: Provided

Previous episodes have featured Morgan Hipworth’s Chicken Popcorn Cupcakes, Dimsimlim’s Pimped Up Zinger Noodles, Mitch Orr’s Zinger Katsu Curry, Chebbo’s Christmas Chewy Sandwiches, Reynold Poernomo’s Chicken n’ Croffle, and Fried Chicken Sarah Tiong’s Kentucky Satay.

KFC is challenging fans to try the new dish and share their Kentucky Fried Cookin’ meas on social media, tagging @kfcaustralia and @khanhong.

To watch the full episode of Kentucky Fried Cookin’, head over to KFC’s YouTube video so you can follow Khanh’s step-by-step guide while creating your own version of this recipe.

Khanh Ong with his Korean dish Fire Chicken. Credit: Provided

Korean Fire Chicken Recipe from KFC

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 10 KFC Wicked Wings®
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 to 10 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup gochutgaru* (can be substituted with a mixture of sweet and smoked paprika)
  • 3 tablespoons gochujang*
  • 1 cup sparkling lemonade
  • 1⁄3 cup Korean rice syrup* (can substitute rice malt syrup or 1⁄2 the amount of maple syrup)
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 cup Korean* rice cakes, sliced
  • 150g of mozzarella
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

*If not available at your local supermarket, you can find these items at an Asian grocery store

Method

  1. In a deep cast iron skillet, add oil over medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is heated, add the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute, stirring all over.
  3. Add chili and black pepper and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  4. Add gochutgaru, then gochujang, lemonade, rice syrup and soy sauce. Cook over low heat (slightly bubbling) for 5-8 minutes, until the sauce looks like it has reduced to half its original size.
  5. While your sauce is reducing, lightly brown your rice cakes in a drizzle of oil over medium heat. When they are slightly crispy, remove from the heat.
  6. In a large bowl, toss your KFC Wicked Wings® and fried rice cakes in the fire sauce, then return it to your skillet.
  7. Put your oven on the grill position. Top the skillet with mozzarella cheese and place in the oven for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted with golden slabs (the toasty good stuff).
  8. Remove from oven and garnish with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds.
The dish is described as “spicy, cheesy and loaded with flavors that pack the ultimate punch”. Credit: Provided
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Father’s Day: Summer Clayton is a “proud dad” of 3 million people on TikTok https://cocinaconcarmen.com/fathers-day-summer-clayton-is-a-proud-dad-of-3-million-people-on-tiktok/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:27:00 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/fathers-day-summer-clayton-is-a-proud-dad-of-3-million-people-on-tiktok/ He pauses, giving time for an answer. “OK…I see you. That’s really cool….I would definitely celebrate! OK, what was the challenge you had to overcome today?” he asks. Another break. “Well, I’m sorry you had to go through that,” he continues. “But I hope you keep telling people how you feel. I love you, I […]]]>

He pauses, giving time for an answer.

“OK…I see you. That’s really cool….I would definitely celebrate! OK, what was the challenge you had to overcome today?” he asks.

Another break.

“Well, I’m sorry you had to go through that,” he continues. “But I hope you keep telling people how you feel. I love you, I love you. Let’s eat!”

Clayton, a civilian trainer at Columbus Air Force Base in northeast Mississippi, is neither a therapist nor a life coach. He is only 26 years old and has no children.

To some, his one-sided conversations may seem silly. But his compassion and charisma shine through in the TikTok videos, which have struck a chord with people who need a father figure – or just someone who seems to listen to their issues.

“There are a lot of good memories that I draw from in my childhood, but there are also these deficits that I don’t want other people to know about, whether it’s the feeling of sitting alone in the schoolyard when I was younger or just not having that relationship with my dad that I wanted,” Clayton says of his approach to the videos.

“It lets me practice what it means to be non-judgmental and kind.”

He got the idea for “dad” from one of his first followers

Clayton is a health enthusiast who holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate fitness and a master’s degree in kinesiology. When he’s not working on the base or making his videos, he loves lifting weights, taking photos and cooking.

He started posting on TikTok in late 2020 with inspirational and how-to videos, prompting followers to jokingly call him “dad”. His first video to go viral was a shaving tutorial — a response to a follower who messaged him asking, “Hey daddy, can you teach me how to shave?”

The video exploded, earning him tens of thousands of new fans within hours.

Now he goes by the name “yourprouddad” on TikTok and Instagram, where he has an additional 68,000 followers.

“I really could have been called ‘your proud brother’ or ‘your uncle’ or something like that. I think ‘your proud dad’ stuck around because one of my followers commented on one of my messages and said, ‘Hey, dad,’ he said. “And I said, ‘Well, I guess I’m playing that role.

From there, his videos morphed into various recurring series, including his popular “Dinner With Dad,” in which Clayton sets down two plates of food — one for himself and one for his virtual “child.” With a big smile, he quickly details what’s on the plate. Sometimes he blesses the food. Other times, he gets involved. Almost always, he asks, “How was your day?”

Clayton is part of a growing group of surrogate fathers online, including Rob Kenney of “Dad, How Do I?” Bo Petterson’s YouTube series and DadAdviceFromBo on TikTok, which provide fatherly advice, how-to, moral support and dad jokes.
In a recent video, Clayton discussed the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. His characteristic smile was gone. There was also no plate.

“Hey, you know, today is a bit of a sad day for a lot of people. A lot of people are waking up without a family member,” he said. “It’s okay to be sad…I just wanted to say that. I love you all, okay? Hope you have a great day today.”

While Clayton works to establish a better relationship with his own father, it hasn’t always been so, he says. He tries to show his followers unconditional love and ask them questions he wished someone would ask him when he was younger.

“When you look at my content, maybe you can think back to how you were treated and you can say, ‘I want better for my kids or for me,'” he says. “And maybe that bit of empathy or reflection can make you a better person for someone else.

Fans say his videos fill a real need in the world

Clayton’s extended family comes from all ages. Many of his “kids” are old enough to be his parents – something he says doesn’t bother him.

“Advice is advice, whether you get it from an older person or a younger person,” Clayton says. “There are younger people that I completely look up to. I’m like, ‘Man, you’re wise beyond your age. I’d love to take some of your advice.'”

Clayton’s youth doesn’t seem to bother many of his fans either.

At 58, Sarah D’Imperio may not seem like Clayton’s target audience. But the New York woman thinks it speaks to the scale of her videos’ appeal.

“It’s a great idea…especially for young men or women of color who may not have a father role model who listens or has time to listen,” she says. “It’s just heartwarming to see someone trying to fill a small part of that role for anyone.”

Jess Brunelle of Portland, Oregon says Clayton’s messages resonate because they address a real need in the world.

“I’m a mental health therapist myself and specialize in multigenerational trauma. … There’s so much trauma in the world and there’s so many people who don’t have a family system or even an adult who has his back,” says Brunelle, 47.

“I know so many adults who are still trying to figure out how to navigate a healthy adult relationship without even knowing what it looks like.”

Moreover, she says, “This world often seems so negative, divided and ugly… Its content is so simple, sweet and positive.”

Chicago’s Andrea Harvey echoes a similar sentiment. She says she’s not very close with her dad, which makes virtual conversations with Clayton more meaningful.

Clayton saw his following explode after posting a video on how to shave.

“I love its content because it forces you to pause and answer these questions for yourself,” says Harvey, 40. “I sincerely answer his questions and smile at his answers.”

Bogar Lopez, 33, of Fullerton, Calif., came across Clayton’s account two months ago. Now he gets notifications to make sure he doesn’t miss any future messages. Lopez has a 16-year-old daughter, and he started asking her the same questions Clayton asks.

“His videos almost always make me cry,” Lopez says. “And it’s not because I have a bad relationship with my dad. I can really see that he’s an amazing person. Every time he posts a video and talks to us, he has one-on-one, asking questions and listening to us, I feel like he’s right in front of me, he cares about me.”

He struggles with anything he can do to help people

As his audience grows, Clayton says he finds it difficult to want to help people as much as he can.

Recently, he said his inbox had around 3,000 direct messages from subscribers telling him about their lives and asking for advice – fatherly and otherwise – on a range of issues, from hygiene to how to handle a breakup. .

Many messages come from young people who don’t have a supportive parent figure in their lives, he says.

Clayton says he tries to respond to as many messages as possible. But he says he also had to learn not to take too much.

"I can never replace someone's real biological father,"  says Clayton.

“It was hard to let go of that thought that I had to be there for everyone,” he says. “As these messages come in, there’s not enough time in the day to access them. And it tore me apart at first, because sometimes I would get… these heavy messages and I was like, ‘Man, and if I miss someone or something?’

“It took a few conversations with therapists and close friends for me to realize that first of all, I’m blessed to have this. But as much as I wish I could…I can’t be there for the whole world. I can barely be there for myself sometimes.”

Clayton, who wants to have a child of his own one day, also recognizes that the responsibilities of a virtual father figure don’t come close to those of a real father.

“I can never replace someone’s real biological father or fill that void, but maybe throughout my content I can create just a little snapshot (of a father figure) and allow him to have a bit of a choice,” he said.

And provide her digital children with emotional support. And life skills. And a virtual meal.

And what about the extra plate of food? As soon as the video is over, most of the time he devours it.

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Nicholas Kantas, who married into the powerful Ronan family of lobbyists, is running for Cook County judge with the help of lobbyist campaign money https://cocinaconcarmen.com/nicholas-kantas-who-married-into-the-powerful-ronan-family-of-lobbyists-is-running-for-cook-county-judge-with-the-help-of-lobbyist-campaign-money/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:15:00 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/nicholas-kantas-who-married-into-the-powerful-ronan-family-of-lobbyists-is-running-for-cook-county-judge-with-the-help-of-lobbyist-campaign-money/ Lawyer Nicholas Kantas’ father-in-law, recently retired Illinois lobbyist Al Ronan, is not helping him in his run for Cook County judge, according to Kantas’ campaign. But Kantas gets help from other influential lobbyists, including his wife Maren Ronan, who is Al Ronan’s daughter and helps Kantas knock on doors to reach voters. Several other powerful […]]]>

Lawyer Nicholas Kantas’ father-in-law, recently retired Illinois lobbyist Al Ronan, is not helping him in his run for Cook County judge, according to Kantas’ campaign.

But Kantas gets help from other influential lobbyists, including his wife Maren Ronan, who is Al Ronan’s daughter and helps Kantas knock on doors to reach voters.

Several other powerful political lobbyists donated money to Kantas ahead of the June 28 Democratic primary. Among the contributing lobbyists in recent months:

• CapitolHall Partners LLC, which gave him $1,000 in April. Based in Chicago and headed by Margaret Houlihan Smith, the company lobbies for clients including Accel Entertainment LLC, one of Illinois’ largest video game companies, and ComEd, which is embroiled in a racketeering involving former Illinois President Michael Madigan.

“Maren is one of my dearest friends,” Smith says. “She’s actually my roommate in Springfield. I’ve probably known her for 30 years, and I think the world of her. That’s why I support them. It’s a personal friendship.

Maren Ronan, married to judicial candidate Nicholas Kantas.

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She says Kantas is well qualified. “We need more people like him,” Smith says.

• Springfield lobbyist Julie Curry, who gave Kantas $1,000 in April. Her Curry & Associates, LLC, is a lobbyist for a real estate company run by Rick Heidner, a video poker mogul. In 2019, the FBI went looking for “items related to” Heidner when it served a search warrant during a raid on the Springfield office of Senator Martin Sandoval as part of an investigation into the political corruption. Authorities later said Heidner was not the target of the investigation.

Curry’s firm has a contractual relationship with Maren Ronan’s lobbying firm, Maren Ronan Ltd., based in Western Springs.

Curry says Kantas and his wife are “personal friends.”

• Heather Vaught, who donated $1,000 to the Kantas campaign in January. Clients of her lobby firm at La Grange, Heather Wier Vaught, PC, include Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Sports Betting Alliance, records show.

Vaught, who is a lawyer, handled Madigan’s legal work while he was a speaker and his aides in his political and government operations faced accusations of sexual harassment.

“I’ve been friends with Maren Ronan for 20 years,” Vaught says. “We studied law together. Nobody even asked me to give money.

Kantas – who runs in a judicial district that stretches from the northwest to the southwest suburbs – also relies on Berwyn attorney Michael Del Galdo, a Madigan ally and former Madigan political fundraiser. , for his campaign. Del Galdo is listed as having provided $2,285 in legal services to Kantas’ campaign, according to Illinois State Board of Elections records.

Berwyn's attorney Michael Del Galdo, who worked for Nicholas Kantas' campaign for the judgeship.

Berwyn’s attorney Michael Del Galdo, who worked for Nicholas Kantas’ campaign for the judgeship.

Kantas said of Del Galdo’s role, “Mike was helpful in some parts of the campaign. He does nothing on a daily basis. I run the campaign.

Del Galdo is also working to help ShawnTe Raines-Welch win another court seat in the same district. She is married to Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Madigan ally who succeeded him in this powerful position.

Kantas, 43, lives in Western Springs and is a supervising prosecutor in the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

His opponent in the primary ballot, Amanda Pillsbury, is also a prosecutor under Foxx.

The Lyon Township Democratic Organization, led by Bridgeview Mayor Steve Landek, helped organize a fundraiser for Kantas in Hickory Hills, records show. Landek, who is also a state senator, is a longtime ally of Madigan, who resigned from the Illinois House in 2021 after being linked to the ComEd scandal.

Al Ronan, lobbyist for decades.  He recently retired.

Al Ronan, lobbyist for decades, recently retired.

Illinois Secretary of State

Al Ronan’s former lobbying firm was shut down after the firm pleaded guilty to charges in a bid-rigging case in the early 2000s. He opened another firm, but says he is now retired.

Maren Ronan’s lobbying firm took over many of her father’s more recent lobbying clients, including a major player in the red-light camera industry.

“I didn’t do anything on the ‘for Kantas’ campaign because I had a stroke almost a year ago,” says Al Ronan. “So you know what? I wish him the best, I know how hard he works.

Kantas says his wife is not fundraising for his campaign.

“She helps me go door to door and reach out to voters,” he says.

He says he receives campaign contributions based on “my experience and qualifications”.

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Steph Curry’s Shirt Defends Ayesha After Sports Bar Mocked Her Cooking – Hollywood Life https://cocinaconcarmen.com/steph-currys-shirt-defends-ayesha-after-sports-bar-mocked-her-cooking-hollywood-life/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:41:00 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/steph-currys-shirt-defends-ayesha-after-sports-bar-mocked-her-cooking-hollywood-life/ See the gallery Image credit: Drew Altizer Photography/Shutterstock Steph Curry stepped up his beef with Boston on Monday after Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Steph, 34, and the Golden State Warriors prevailed over the Boston Celtics, putting them up 3-2 and an NBA championship win. However, after this victory, Steph’s mind was not so […]]]>



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Steph Curry stepped up his beef with Boston on Monday after Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Steph, 34, and the Golden State Warriors prevailed over the Boston Celtics, putting them up 3-2 and an NBA championship win. However, after this victory, Steph’s mind was not so on Jason Tatum, Jaylen Brown, or any other Celtics player as was the case on another Beantown staple. “I can’t read the last part [of your t-shirt]a reporter asked Steph during the post-game attendance, and Steph read it aloud. “Curry Aisha CAN Cook,” he said.

“Can you tell me the story of that?” asked the reporter. “You have to ask around the room and ask Twitter,” Steph said confidently. If this reporter had checked Twitter, he would have learned that a Boston-area sports bar called Game On! went all-in on the Curry family with their chalkboard sidewalk sign. First, he claimed Jason Tatum’s 4-year-old son Deuce Tatumwas “better” than 9 years old Riley Curry. He then said that “Ayesha Curry can’t cook”. (h/t We Weekly).

While that chatter is expected during the NBA Finals (Game 6 is June 16 at 9 p.m. EST), Ayesha, 33, box to cook. She is a restaurant owner and runs Internal Smoke, an upscale barbecue restaurant with locations in San Francisco and Las Vegas. She is also a cookbook author and has her own brand of cookware and bakeware. Ayesha also runs Domaine Curry Wine with her sister-in-law, Sydel Curry-Leeaccording to New York Post.

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Sydel, who married Steph’s Warriors teammate, Damion Lee, watched Game 5 at Chase Center. She also shared a photo of Steph’s t-shirt on her Instagram story. “heheheheh,” she captioned the snap of Steph’s wide-mouthed smile.

Ayesha may be cooking up another championship feast if Golden State wins Game 6. The Dubs are one win away from their fourth title in eight years. If Boston takes the Warriors home, the series will head west for the culminating Game 7. Either way, someone will be eating crow by the end of this thrilling NBA Finals.

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Pharrell, Benny the Butcher and more https://cocinaconcarmen.com/pharrell-benny-the-butcher-and-more/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 19:20:54 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/pharrell-benny-the-butcher-and-more/ Robyn Mowatt Robyn Mowatt is an editor at Okayplayer where she… Pharrell leads the pack with his latest video for “Cash In Cash Out.” Rubi Rose recently dropped “Wifey.” After teasing his new single “Cash In Cash Out,” Pharrell finally released a video featuring 21 Savage and Tyler, The Creator. Last week, Benny The Butcher’s […]]]>

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is an editor at Okayplayer where she…

Pharrell leads the pack with his latest video for “Cash In Cash Out.” Rubi Rose recently dropped “Wifey.”

After teasing his new single “Cash In Cash Out,” Pharrell finally released a video featuring 21 Savage and Tyler, The Creator.

Last week, Benny The Butcher’s “Welcome to the States” also arrived, with a dark message. Nardo Wick returns with “Riot”.

Braxton Cook shares a video for “Same”, his latest single with Marquis Hill.

Take a look at the rest of our picks below.

Pharrell Williams, 21 Savage, Tyler, The Creator – “Cash In Cash Out”

For the animated video “Cash In Cash Out”, Electric Theater Collective creates an expansive universe. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Pharrell who produced the track shared that Tyler, The Creator recorded his biting verse for the single ahead of his critically acclaimed final album. He added that he felt 21 verses of Savage and Tyler felt like “dropping two pit bulls.” The music video’s visual effects are robust and it’s one of the most unique videos to arrive in 2022.

Benny The Butcher – “Welcome to America”

Shot in black and white, Benny The Butcher’s “Welcome to the States” urges viewers to remember the racially motivated shooting that took place in Buffalo last month at the hands of a white supremacist. On Kendrick Lamar’s track “We Cry Together” produced by Alchemist, images of President Joe Biden, protests, officers and more are split to drive home the point: the recent shooting deserves more attention.

Nardo Wick – “Riot”

Nardo Wick, who has dreamed of becoming a rapper since he was 14, does just that and more. For his latest video, “Riot,” he seems to be returning to his Jacksonville roots. No features on this one, but it’s clear it’s still in the studio perfecting its craft. Also, the visual is similar to many clips rappers have shared over the past year: just stop with a camera and capture footage that looks natural.

Rubi Rose – “Woman”

Rubi Rose has dropped “Wifey” her latest single. Legit Looks and Rubi direct the clip where she presents her fiery take on how naysayers don’t affect her. Briana Shanee creates four looks for the clip which has a few racy moments (one being a car wash scene). One thing is clear here, Rose controls her image.

Kidd Kenn – “Body”

You might recognize Kidd Kenn as the first gay rapper to appear in the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Award Cypher. He returns with “Body,” an energetic single that encourages listeners to embrace their bodies whether they’re augmented or not. . A hilarious moment in the video is when a young girl changes the appearance of Ken Barbie dolls, including Kidd Kenn.

Braxton Cook, Marquis Hill – “The Same”

Braxton Cook is working on a new album, but for now he’s shared ‘The Same’, a new track featuring Marquis Hill. The accompanying video shows Cook in his element at his Los Angeles home alongside his wife and relaxing by the beach. Intimate moments are plentiful in the video which is edited with a vintage look throughout.

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International Falafel Day 2022: easy and delicious recipe to enjoy falafel on this day (watch the video) https://cocinaconcarmen.com/international-falafel-day-2022-easy-and-delicious-recipe-to-enjoy-falafel-on-this-day-watch-the-video/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 05:14:21 +0000 https://cocinaconcarmen.com/international-falafel-day-2022-easy-and-delicious-recipe-to-enjoy-falafel-on-this-day-watch-the-video/ International Falafel Day is an opportunity for everyone to try falafel if they haven’t already. It is celebrated every year on June 12. Falafel is sometimes cooked with beans. It is a fried ball made from ground chickpeas. It is a favorite for all vegans as it is meat and dairy free. You can experiment […]]]>

International Falafel Day is an opportunity for everyone to try falafel if they haven’t already. It is celebrated every year on June 12. Falafel is sometimes cooked with beans. It is a fried ball made from ground chickpeas. It is a favorite for all vegans as it is meat and dairy free. You can experiment with this by adding onions and spices of your choice. As you celebrate International Falafel Day 2022, we at LatestLY prepared an easy and amazing falafel recipe for you to try and enjoy the day. From the origin of falafel to the biggest falafel in the world, here are 7 interesting facts about this Middle Eastern dish.

Falafel is a Middle Eastern delicacy that adds an international flair to your party. It’s a great appetizer and tastes best with hummus. Savor every hummus-dipped bite as you celebrate International Falafel Day with our best recipe.

How to make homemade falafel?

Falafel was first served in a few restaurants and neighborhoods in North America. In 1970, it gained popularity among North Americans and became one of the most popular street foods. In the 20th century, he became well known in Germany. And today it is a popular dish served in many countries around the world. It is popular among vegetarians and vegans as a meatless alternative to fast food.

We wish everyone a Happy International Falafel Day 2022!

(The story above first appeared on LatestLY on June 12, 2022 at 10:44 a.m. IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and fashion of life, log on to our website latestly.com).

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