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Author: Ru Porter

3 Super Bowl Recipes Courtesy of Celebrity Chef Cat Cora

With four teams now vying for the two coveted Super Bowl spots, eager football fans from San Francisco to Denver to New England and Seattle are quickly making plans; booking flights or planning parties, for the biggest game of the year. No matter where you’re choosing to cheer from, it’s not a proper game day without the essential game-day snacks. If you’re traveling to the big apple, this year’s tailgating restrictions make it even more necessary than ever to find easy and travel-appropriate recipes. However, if you’re rooting for your favorite team from the comfort of your home, putting a twist on the classic dishes will make this year one to remember. Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea, backed by celebrity chef and football fan, Cat Cora, puts a Mediterranean twist on the standard “sports fare” using their award winning range of olive oils. These recipes are sure to kick off any Super Bowl Sunday the right way: Greek-Style Nachos Ingredients ½ Cup Roasted Red Peppers 1 Teaspoon Garlic (Minced) Pinch Kosher Salt 1 ½ Teaspoon Fresh Oregano (Minced) 1 ½ Teaspoon Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea’s Sitia, Crete D.O.P. Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil 12 Ounce Pita Chips 2 Cups Pepper Jack Cheese (Shredded) 8 Ounce Mild Feta Cheese (Crumbled) ½ Cup Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea’s Green Greek Olives (Pitted...

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Diddy and Diageo Ink New Partnership, Introduces DeLeón Tequila

King Combs has started off 2014 in a major way: the entrepreneur has launched Combs Wine & Spirits, with the first brand being a high-end Tequila, in hopes of  achieving the same success he’s had over the years with Cîroc Vodka. Prices for the luxury spirit has yet to be revealed, but Forbes reported a figure between $120 and $1000 (or more in nightclubs). The new collaboration is said to fill the void left by Jose Cuervo, which Diageo stopped distributing in June 2012 and  both parties have lofty expectations for DeLeón Tequila considering Diddy helped transform a 50,000-case-per-year...

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide For Spirit Connoisseurs

Tis the season of giving and with the Christmas vastly approaching, its time to start figuring out what gifts to buy for your loved ones (if you haven’t already) including those aspiring bartenders, cocktail enthusiasts and entertainers alike. From educational manuals on the beverage culture, to spirit-inspired headphones and mixology kits, below are three items to help make your last-minute holiday shopping easier. Booze For Babes: The Smart Woman’s Guide To Drinking Spirits Right (By Kayleigh Kulp) – if you thought our holiday gift guide was only targeted at our male readers, think again as we have scoured the...

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Lemon Chicken & Lamb Risotto From Coppola Winery

Christmas doesn’t always have to be about giving gifts. Sometimes the smallest gestures such as cooking a homemade meal for your friends and family are a great way to show your love and appreciation — especially if you’re strapped for cash. Typically, a holiday menu consists of Turkey and all the fixings, but we all know it doesn’t have to be that way, so I’ve decided to share a couple of recipes that aren’t normally on the menu courtesy, of Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Rustic Restaurant in Geyserville, CA for our readers to try at home. Lamb Risotto with Chanterelles Developed by Corey Beck, Director of Winemaking 2T. olive oil 2 6 oz. boneless lamb loins ½ c. yellow onion, diced ½ lb. chanterelle mushroom, sliced 1 c. Arborio rice ¼ c. Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Collection Claret wine 4 c. water or chicken stock, simmering 2 T. parmesan cheese, grated 1 T. butter, unsalted Cut lamb loin into one-inch pieces. Place a wide bottomed pot over high heat and preheat for several minutes. Add one tablespoon olive oil to pot, carefully add the lamb pieces to it, and sear on all sides. Remove lamb from pot when all sides are nicely browned. Turn heat down to medium, add another tablespoon of olive oil, and add the onions. Cook the onions over medium heat until translucent, approximately 3...

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CÎROC Vodka & Diddy Announce “Toast To The NBA” Campaign

Sean Combs wasn’t lying when he said can’t stop, won’t stop. Fresh off the heels of his new REVOLT TV cable network, the mega mogul continues to make power moves in the entertainment industry – this time with the National Basketball Association.  Along with CÎROC Vodka and it’s parent company Diageo, Diddy will work closely with the league throughout the season (on and off the court) to host key NBA lifestyle events such as the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend and NBA Playoffs, with fun and engaging social media programming, consumer sweepstakes and activations that bring to life what Combs...

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