Anything else is a pure olive oil or its a leftover olive oil.” – Cat Cora, celebrity chef Americans also like the taste, as olive oil consumption in the U.S. has tripled over two decades. Yet, despite these facts, there remains a lot of confusion about what Greek poet Homer called “liquid gold.” Its not surprising considering its many labels: cold pressed, extra-light, pure. What do they mean and which is better? “Iron Chef” and Food Network starCat Cora stopped by FoxNews.com Live studios to help break it all down. Cora, who is of Greek-American heritage, knows a thing or two about olive oil. Shes partnered with the Mediterranean cuisine company Gaea, to develop Cat Coras Kitchen by Gaea — a range of olive oils, tapenades, cooking sauces and vinegars. Here are six truths about olive oil that will hopefully add clarity to your next bottle you purchase. TRUE OR FALSE? Olive oil isn’t good for frying food False: It does have a high smoking point, meaning it can go up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason why a lot of people do not fry, deep fry, with olive oil is because its expensive. TRUE OR FALSE? Oil that isn’t first cold-pressed is just the leftover oil True: The first press is the cold press, meaning its without heat or chemicals, and its extra virgin meaning, it is the premium olive oil that you want to buy. Anything else is a pure olive oil or its a leftover olive oil.” TRUE OR FALSE? Cooking olive oil destroys its health benefits True: It does destroy some of the health benefits. It definitely does because of the heat … but what we do in the Mediterranean is we will cook with a little bit of olive oil and then well actually add a drizzle of fresh olive oil on top …
Celebrity Week In Review: Miley’s Just Being Miley, More Khloe & Lamar Rumors And Emmys Galore
Moving on. The Emmy awards injected much necessary glitz and glam this week, with stars waltzing down the red carpet in gorgeous dresses (hi there, Anna Gunn ! Hello, Sofia Vergara ). We also got some serious news when Michael Douglas won the award for Lead Actor in A Miniseries or Movie (for “Behind the Candelabra”) and decided to call out the U.S. prison system , in which his son is incarcerated. “Right now I’ve been told that I can’t see [his son, Cameron] for two years. Its been over a year now. And I’m questioning the system.” Lamar Odom was back in the spotlight after his father, Joe, spoke to RadarOnline and smeared the Kardashian’s good name. Joe Odom said his son oughta divorce Khloe , but the next day Odom took to Twitter to say the Kardashians have been his only family . Meanwhile, Khloe dropped “Odom” from her last name on both Twitter and Instagram. Also this week, Michael J. Fox opened up to Howard Stern about using alcohol to cope after his Parkinson’s diagnosis over 20 years ago; Gwyneth Paltrow opened up to Refinery29 about infidelity, saying sex addiction is not a dealbreaker for her; Daryl Hannah opened up to People magazine about living with autism in Hollywood; and Mindy Kaling opened up to Parade magazine about losing her mother right as her show, “The Mindy Project,” got greenlit for TV, and what it means to her to be a woman of color others look up to. To close with a bang, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga published a book that’s been accused of advocating marital rape. In it, her husband Joe writes: “Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says “no,” turn her around, and rip her clothes off.
Celebrity Cruises Presents Star-Studded Musical Performances, Revolutionary Gaming Experiences On Caribbean Christmas Cruises
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity to host ‘American Idol’ finalists at sea Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 12:34 p.m. EDT October 3, 2013 “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis will appear on a Celebrity cruise. (Photo: Handout) SHARE 4 CONNECT 40 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Celebrity Cruises is launching a series of concerts, Q&A sessions and autograph signings by finalists from past seasons of the popular Fox TV show American Idol. On the line’s Christmas cruises in the Caribbean, two American Idol singing artists will perform on each sailing. The lineup includes runner-up finalists Bo Bice (fourth season) and Blake Lewis (sixth season), as well as Elliot Yamin, who placed third in the show’s fifth season and whose self-titled album debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and number three on the Billboard 200. Also appearing onboard will be Kimberly Caldwell (second season), Melinda Doolittle (sixth season), Matt Giraud (eighth season) and Mikalah Gordon (fourth season). The Caribbean holiday sailings include week-long cruises on the Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Silhouette; a five-day cruise on the Celebrity Constellation; a 10-day cruise on Celebrity Equinox; and a 14-day sailing on the Celebrity Eclipse. The Reflection sails from Miami, the Summit from San Juan and the other ships from Fort Lauderdale. The cruise line scheduled the artists as part of its partnership with Las Vegas-based Nite Raiders entertainment, Celebrity officials said. Fran Golden is the Experience Cruise expert blogger and a contributing editor of Porthole Magazine. She is the co-author of Frommer’s Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call.
The new all-in-one gaming and entertainment system will allow guests to play the new game “Forza Motorsport 5,” a cinematic, automotive journey starring the world’s greatest cars and tracks. Celebrity’s ships already are outfitted with dedicated Xbox spaces and mobile stations, allowing guests to enjoy one of the largest game and entertainment experiences afloat. And, in the holiday spirit of gift-giving, from now through October 6, 2013, Celebrity is giving a special offer to guests who book these exceptional sailings: For guests booking Celebrity’s luxurious suite accommodations, kids or additional (third or fourth) guests sail free. When booking veranda accommodations, kids or additional guests sail for just $49 per day, per person. Better yet, the offer can be combined with Celebrity’s “Pick Your Perk” event, allowing guests to choose one of four offers to make their Christmas vacation even merrier. Celebrity Cruises’ 2013 Caribbean Christmas sailings include: 14-night Exotic Southern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Eclipse departing December 14, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 10-night Ultimate Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Equinox departing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale December 20 7-night Caribbean Holiday Getaway cruise on Celebrity Reflection departing roundtrip from Miami, Fla., December 21 7-night Southern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Summit departing roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 21 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Silhouette departing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale December 22 5-night Western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Constellation departing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale December 23 Any reference to American Idol is descriptive only. American Idol is a registered trademark of FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and is not affiliated with Nite Raider Entertainment, Inc. or Celebrity Cruises. The Finalists at Sea lineup is subject to change.