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COOKING IT UP NICE AND HOT IN THE BIG EASY

Bushels of fresh produce are coming soon to wild New Orleans! Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh™, a reality-based cooking show, has scheduled some filming dates in the city of New Orleans during the week of June 14, 2004.  We are currently working with Master Chef Paul Purdhomme, Executive Chef Mat  Murphy from Victor’s Grill at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, and newcomer Chef Philippe from the Royal Sonesta New Orleans to develop a month’s worth of shows revealing the fantastic food, entertainment and culture that has made the city of New Orleans famous within the culinary world!

Bringing It Home™ is a television show that debuted on August 3, 2003 in the Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas markets. We are a traveling cooking show that sets its stage where the commodity of choice is at its peak of freshness. Bringing It Home brings agriculture to the forefront using only the freshest produce to create seasonal specialties.

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Each show will feature New Orleans chefs creating traditional recipes featuring the natural commodities of New Orleans. Along with host Laura McIntosh, the chefs will expertly demonstrate to viewers how quick and easy it can be to prepare a healthy, nutritious meal with fresh ingredients and gourmet results.

Joining us bright and early from his first day in the kitchen of Begue’s Restaurant at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel is Executive Chef Philippe. Mixing a little bit of his own, personal style with some of Begue’s signature recipes, Chef Philippe will introduce us to some new and interesting recipes using fresh watermelons and some of New Orleans’ local meat and seafood.  One of Chef Philippe’s creative items is brining the white rim of a watermelon to use as a garnish for pate or alongside a fresh summer salad.

Next in the kitchen will be Chef de Cuisine Matt Murphy, head of two restaurants within the culinary program at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans: Victor’s Grill and FQB Restaurant. Recently featured on an E! Entertainment’s segment showcasing the work of some of the country’s best big-city chefs, Chef Matt uses his Irish heritage and Southern surroundings to create masterpieces in the kitchen.

Next in the kitchen will be Chef de Cuisine Matt Murphy, head of two restaurants within the culinary program at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans: Victor’s Grill and FQB Restaurant. Recently featured on an E! Entertainment’s segment showcasing the work of some of the country’s best big-city chefs, Chef Matt uses his Irish heritage and Southern surroundings to create masterpieces in the kitchen.

Next in the kitchen will be Chef de Cuisine Matt Murphy, head of two restaurants within the culinary program at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans: Victor’s Grill and FQB Restaurant. Recently featured on an E! Entertainment’s segment showcasing the work of some of the country’s best big-city chefs, Chef Matt uses his Irish heritage and Southern surroundings to create masterpieces in the kitchen.

This show will feature fresh tree fruits – nectarines and peaches – in dishes that compliment and accompany fresh Swift Premium pork.  “While in this city, I’ve learned about Cajun food, Creole spices, local farmers and producers as well as the distinct palate of the native New Orleanian,” says Murphy. If you looked at the fresh menu offerings at Chef Matt’s restaurants, you would realize the significance of Chef Matt’s “connections” with local suppliers.

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Last, but surely not least, is the world-famous Chef Paul Purdhomme, pioneer of cooking television shows and creator of Magic Seasonings.  Chef Paul Prudhomme is a regular  on national television, and has been seen with Bryant Gumbel on The Today Show, with Joan Lunden on Good Morning America, on CBS This Morning with Forest Sawyer, on 20/20, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Donahue, and Late Night with David Letterman, just to name a few. He has written several cookbooks, including Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen, The Prudhomme Family Cookbook, and Chef Paul Prudhomme's Pure Magic, which features Magic Seasoning Blends in each recipe. Chef Paul also fuses exciting ingredients from around the world with traditional Louisiana methods and foods, creating dishes that are as much fun to prepare as they are to eat.  Some of his cookbooks can even be enjoyed as cooking videos and public TV series. On Bringing it Home™, Chef Paul will work his “magic” with Bell Peppers, Eggplants and Potatoes and Fresh Prawns and Celery in two shows to air in July of 2004.

In addition to showcasing the city’s most well-known chefs, the renowned cuisine, and the nonstop entertainment in the city, Bringing It Home™ will also include introduction segments and postcard-worthy scenes from New Orleans’s hottest hot spots, including atop a horse-drawn carriage in Jackson Square, sailing down the Mississippi on a riverboat, amidst the beautiful gardens of a traditional plantation or next to the bustling shoppers at the French Market.  The month’s worth of shows will air in all six of our television markets from Bakersfield to San Diego and Las Vegas, NV.   Bringing it Home to the Big Easy”

 Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh™ airs weekly on network affiliates in the Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas markets.  Bringing it Home™ is a traveling cooking show that sets its stage where the commodity of choice is at its peak of freshness. From the hilltops of vast wine country vineyards to the sandy shores at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California, the team at M. Entertainment stops at nothing to bring the freshness home to the kitchen.  Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh™ brings agriculture to the forefront using only the freshest produce to create seasonal specialties.

 Featuring the cream of the crop of rising star and Master Chefs, Laura Bringing it Home™ stovetop has seen such culinary standouts as Two-time James Beard Award Winning Julian Serrano, from Picasso restaurant at Bellagio Resort; one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People of 2004, Govind Armstrong, Executive Chef and Partner of LA’s hottest new restaurant, Table 8; Trey Foshee, Executive Chef of the long-standing, award-winning restaurant George’s at the Cove in La Jolla, CA; and Paul Purdhomme, one of the original culinary personalities to bring authentic, gourmet recipe ideas and cooking tips to the Silver Screen.

 With almost a year of shows in the bag and many more delicious episodes to come, Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh™ is a reality-based series showing real people making real food in real places.  For more information, please visit www.bringingithome.tv.

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