Posts Tagged ‘David Venerable’

Hottie Mario Lopez To Debut His New Cookbook As QVC Broadcasts Live From Aspen’s Food & Wine Classic

June 13, 2011

QVC, and its kitchen meister David Venerable, will be doing a show from the Food & Festival in Aspen for the first time. But we’re much more interested in Mario Lopez, who left quite an impression on us with his stint on FX’s “Nip/Tuck.” He donned a bustier and heels in one episode.

Kicking off at noon on June 19, the special three-hour “In The Kitchen with David” broadcast is scheduled to feature a variety of culinary “must-haves” as well as special guests, including author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich and “Extra!” host Lopez, who will be debuting his new cookbook “Extra Lean Family.”

FOOD & WINE Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin is also scheduled to join the broadcast to offer the much-anticipated FOOD & WINE “Best of the Best” cookbook and bonus Cocktail Guide 2011, more than three months before it hits stores.

“I am so excited to be attending the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen,” Venable said in a canned statement. “I will be surrounded by all the culinary greats and I cannot wait to translate the tips, tricks, and techniques I learn back to the QVC customer.”

In addition to the “In The Kitchen with David” broadcast, QVC will have a significant presence at the Food & Wine Classic with an interactive “QVC Experience” tent.

Located at the entrance to the Grand Tasting Tents, the “QVC Experience” will feature a display of cooking and dining products that are available at the home shopping network; an Internet café for online shopping; a blind wine tasting challenge that will allow visitors to post photos and results of the tasting onto their favorite social media site with DELL tablets; an interactive kiosk showcasing QVC’s iPad app and “In the Kitchen with David” app for iPhones and much more.

“We are thrilled to launch the first ever In the Kitchen with David remote from one of the culinary industry’s most premier events,” John Kelly, QVC vice president of merchandising, said in his canned statement. “Not only does the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen give us the opportunity to introduce our brand to potential new shoppers, but it also allows us to bring our viewers inside this phenomenal festival.”

Gained Weight Or Pregnant? What’s Up With Heftier QVC Hosts Like Jacque Gonzales, and HSN’s Connie Craig-Carroll and Shivan Sarna?

November 11, 2009

What’s one of the most-asked question from our Web site viewers? It’s whether specific QVC and HSN hosts are pregnant.

In the past week or so there have been numerous variations of the inquiry, regarding QVC’s Jill Bauer, Jane Treacy and Jacque Gonzales; and HSN’s Shivan Sarna, Lynn Murphy, Connie Craig-Carroll and Suzanne Runyan.

We wish we had the answer to your question, but we don’t. We’ve already blogged and said that these hosts have gained a lot of weight in the past few months. They can’t all be pregnant.


Jacque Gonzales

Next thing you know people will be asking if QVC’s David Venable, who has packed on a few pounds after taking over the cooking beat, is in the family way.

Neck-in-neck with the pregnancy question is what happened to Pam McCoy and Wes McCoy at ShopNBC. Cost-cutting, my friends, cost-cutting.