the American way with barbeque, fine wine and good cheer. Doc
suggests some perfect pairings
raising events, community celebrations, conventions and wine and food
gatherings are discovering that
the enormous popularity of celebrity Chef Marvin Woods can transform a
a dreaded flop to
a roaring success.
the hugely popular host of Turner Souths television cooking show,
Home Plate, engaged Doc Lawrence Productions, the Atlanta
and Miami marketing firm to arrange a mix of appearances and the results
are, according to CEO and founder Doc Lawrence, astonishing. Ive
been in different facets of show business and have friendships with many
television and recording stars, Lawrence says, but Marvin
has much more charisma and is a genuine people person. I watch him cook
and tell stories before large and very diverse audiences, and there is
a big grin on every face. I forgot to add that Marvin is also one fantastic
cook and cooking instructor who can communicate. With hundreds of hours
on the TV screen behind him, you know he can connect with people anywhere.
Marvin Woods is finally available for appearances, Lawrence announced.
Hes getting offers daily. We already have him booked for major
charity fundraisers and a giant corporate expo at the Gwinnett Center
for the Arts in Atlanta, and are close to signing him with a world class
resort on the Gulf coast of Florida, a prestigious arts council, several
wine and cooking events, and a group of wonderful festivals in the Southeast
this summer and fall. If they want attendance and sell tickets, Marvin
draws like a powerful magnet.
Lawrence, who is a noted travel, wine and food writer/consultant and television
producer has a longstanding relationship with Chef Marvin Woods dating
back to Lawrences guest appearances on Home Plate. I know
many of the famous chefs on all continents, and knew immediately that
Marvin was going to soar to the top.
action-filled DVD featuring Chef Marvin Woods is available free and booking
information and availability may be obtained on request by email: DocLawrence@docsnews.com.
From TV cooking to the region's greatest kitchens. We will profile, photograph
and take our readers on a culinary journey.
You'll find where excellence is combined with value.
And, we'll provide variety, ranging from breakfast diners to award-winning
Meet our first three profiled Chefs:
better known as "The
Singing Chef," who is about to debut her much anticipated cookbook
along with commencing her television series.
the dynamic Chef and host of Turner South's new red hot series, HOME PLATE,
on Turner South. Doc Lawrence is one of HOME PLATE's celebrity guests.
We'll be cookin' with Doc and Marvin on television.
Food, Chef Art Ginsberg, "the consummate
celebrity chef entrepreneur" who pioneered the genre. Mr
Food is featured on more than 100 stations
nationwide, and has a loyal and ever-expanding audience in the millions.
Doc Lawrence shares a visit to Ted Turner's new restaurant:
great food convenient to the theater districts.
Doc Lawrence and friends enjoyed the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of
with celebrated chefs from throughout the region offering some very special
cuisine . . .
Celebrity Chefs create a heavenly dinner at the
Plow Arts Center in Atlanta - to benefit Louisiana's Chef John
Folse Culinary Institute.
Lawrence writes and lectures regularly about
subjects in which he is a recognized and acknowledged expert
- including wines and food.
John Mariani's inspiring essay: Why
We Dine -
- plus classic articles such as:
Bremer's sumptuous City Grill in Atlanta
has teamed up with esteemed California vineyards to offer a series of
unforgettable wine dinners:
the Wente Vineyards dinner
Karl Wente, a
descendant of C.H. Wente, the German immigrant who founded the vineyard
in 1833, advised diners to lose misconceptions about wine pairing.
Red wine with red meat or white wine with fish is basically irrelevant
now, and really doesnt do much for enjoyment, he explained.
Go to Doc's report
the Foxen Vineyards dinner, Dick Dore urged
us: Go to the edge to find new worlds, Excellence and adventure
went hand in hand as he spoke of the serendipitous beginnings of the estate
in 1837, when Dore's seafaring grandfather, a British naval captain, made
an emergency landing in California and married the Governor's daughter.
These qualities of excellence and adventure continue to this day with
Foxen's recent innovations in the production of fine wines.
Go to Doc's report
Sweet Grass Dairy:
of five top awards at the 2003 American Cheese Association Conference
in San Francisco - Gourmet cheeses
handmade from happy cows and goats in South Georgia
year, Doc enjoys superb wines and dining experiences, as well as intimate
discussions with vintners and gastronomes, at the New Orleans Wine and Food
Experience, He again participated and found hat this year's event was no
less exciting. Follow the link to enjoy Doc's impressions of the 2004 NOW&FE
Immer, one of only ten women in the world to qualify as a Master Sommelier,
adds: "I also want to refute
the idea that you have to know a lot about wine to enjoy it. That's like
saying you can't enjoy a Caesar salad if you don't know the ingredients."
IN VINO VERITAS
Doc's News will feature
an ongoing series of articles by one of America's most respected wine
authorities, the late Jim Sanders, under the heading: IN VINO VERITAS.
This magazine is the only place where the legend's essays can be found-
click the arrow to read on
Lectures, tastings, wine events and personal wine and cellar consultation
Doc Lawrence is available!
the urging of wine enthusiasts and other highly-respected wine professionals,
Doc Lawrence has blocked out time for more wine education, tastings
especially planning successful ones -- and private and commercial consultation.
There is so much to learn, Doc said in making the announcement
from his Atlanta office, and wine education allows for immediate
enjoyment and most often significant savings. I have avoided so many wine
tastings in recent years because the consumer usually learns nothing but
how to buy more and more ordinary wine. I offer insight, adventure and
proper direction, and Im my own mantotally independent.
With over twenty years experience in wine
education, wine writingincluding his widely popular column, Sips
Along The Way, and intimate consultation, Doc brings a great deal
of excellence according to seasoned observers. Im only devoting
a few days each month, he revealed,
and I want to serve a diverse audience ranging
from homeowners with a cellar, wine classes, restaurants and fun events
like food and wine festivals. Also, he added, I will make
the effort to educate and participate throughout the country.
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delight loaded with useful and relevant information for those who enjoy
the glory of the grape. This great lady knows wine and writes beautifully.
I subscribed -- It's free and easy: go to
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