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Mountain Views News Saturday, October 23, 2010

by Peter Dills

I love food events especially when dollars 
support good causes. I feel much better about 
myself when I am full and I have helped 
someone less fortunate. 

The Los Angeles Taste of 
the World Festival is an 
amazing event that gives 
attendees the opportunity 
to travel the world in a 
single day! Talk about low 
travel fares. The event 
takes place on November 
4th through the 6th.

“By literally constructing five continents 
over a 22-acre movie studio in downtown 
LA, we celebrate the food, wine, music, and 
dance from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, 
and the Americas,” states Ray Jelléy, President 
of AyQueChévere Productions. I recently 
interviewed Ray Jelley on my radio show. “Our 
event enables any guest from any background 
to see, hear, and taste the beauty and traditions 
characterized by the world’s differing foods 
and cultures,” Jelléy continues. Upon entering 
the festival, you’ll receive your Event Passport, 
exchange your US Dollars for Chéveres (the 
official festival currency) and begin your world 
tour without having to leave the country! By 
providing a 7-inch sample or “taste,” restaurants 
can showcase their best menu options, ranging 
on average from $1.00 to $7.00, to thousands of 
LA’s hungry festival goers.

The idea is simple; the plates act as a business 
card for the restaurants and caterers, without the 
heavy expense of food costs and advertising. For 
attendees, the chance to sample multiple cultural 
cuisines for less than the price of most fast food 
is an event worth attending!

To find out more about the Los Angeles Taste of 
the World Festival please contact:

Event Info Line – (877)-45-TASTE or 

(877) 458-2783 

Please tune into my radio show every Saturday 
Night at 9 PM on KABC Talk radio 790, and 
for you Charter Cable subscribers, watch my TV 
show on Channel 101 on Saturday and Sunday 
Nights at 7PM. E mail me at the chefknows@

Eat Well!


Cafe322 - 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. - Sierra Madre, CA 91024 
- Phone (626) 836-5414 Fax: (626) 836-5787 


National Popcorn Poppin’ Month


(NAPSI)-It’s National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, a time to 
celebrate one of America’s oldest and most beloved snack 

This year, Americans will consume some 16 billion quarts 
of this magical, mythical maize. With popcorn’s good-for-
you whole grain status, you can take comfort knowing that 
consuming your share will actually do your body good.

Popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories and, because 
it’s a whole grain, it adds fiber to the diet and boosts energy. 
And who couldn’t use a little healthy energy boost these 

With school back in session and after-school activities in 
high gear, parents are running from work to soccer game 

You hardly have time to think about making a nutritious 
snack for your kids let alone figure out how to celebrate 
Popcorn Poppin’ Month. 

But by tossing together a simple trail mix, you can do both. 
Popcorn Trail Mix is simple to make and adaptable to your 
specific taste or dietary needs. Mix popcorn with dried 
fruits and/or nuts and you’re adding a serving of fruit and 
protein to those whole grains. Store in a reusable container 
and go. Popcorn costs pennies per serving, too, so get 

For more great recipes or more information about Popcorn 
Poppin’ Month, you can visit

Popcorn Trail Mix 

Yield: 5 cups


8 oz. raisins

6 oz. diced, dried fruit (apricots, apples, etc.)

1 quart popped popcorn (air popped)


Set freshly popped popcorn in large bowl. Add diced 
fruit and raisins. Toss popcorn and fruit until combined 


10 c. popped popcorn

1 (16 oz.) bag plain M & M’s

1 (14 oz.) jar peanuts

1 c. raisins

1 c. Reese’s pieces

Mix and enjoy. Makes 15 cups.


Two sessions: 

Oct 30 or Oct 31

Limited seating, book early!

$20 per person 

Fee includes:

- Scrapbooking supplies for 
making 2 pages

- Hotdog or sandwich, soda and 

- Use of Cricut machine and other 
scrapbooking equipment


No pictures? no problem! For $10, 
you can have 4 pictures taken and 
printed on-site

To reserve: email your name 
and phone number to Niko@ or drop 
by the cafe - 900 Valley View 
Pasadena (at Michillinda)

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