Children’s cooking show “Piccolo Chef” coming to Contemporary Living Network

Kids learn the importance of healthy eating from Tina Fanelli Moraccini.

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December 10, 2014; Atlanta, GA; – Contemporary Living Network, Inc. (CLN) announces the addition of children’s cooking show “Piccolo Chef” to its growing library of lifestyle programming. Hosted by Tina Fanelli Moraccini, episodes of the educational show will be available soon for streaming on contemporaryliving.tv.

“Piccolo Chef” is based on the successful Los Angeles-area children’s cooking school of the same name, where children are taught the importance of healthy eating and time spent in the kitchen with others. Episodes of “Piccolo Chef” bring viewers to the source of their ingredients, from a fishery to a farmers market, or even in your backyard. At the Piccolo Chef kitchen, Tina showcases ingredients in easy to follow recipes that encourage children to experience new textures and flavors, using real kitchen tools and cooking techniques, sometimes alongside celebrities such as Debi Derryberry (voice of Jimmy Neutron) and Pizza World Champion Fabio Ferrari.

Tina added, “What we have found is that when the children take an interest in cooking, they tend to make healthier choices. The younger they start, the better, as these wise choices stay with them. Our role is to encourage them, enable them, and to promote this curiosity and interest.”

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 9.30.00 AMTina and the kids with Pizza World Champion Fabio Ferrari from “Pizza Party!”

Walter Biscardi, Jr., President and Executive Producer of CLN, said “We’re very excited to be bringing a great show like “Piccolo Chef” to our viewers. I’ve had a long working relationship with Tina, having worked on post-production for the original series back in 2010. Piccolo Chef is a fantastic concept and when the opportunity arose to bring the series to CLN, it was a no brainer. We’re very proud of having Piccolo Chef as a part of our network.”

Before co-founding the Piccolo Chef cooking school with business partner Lilian Palmieri, Tina spent twelve years at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles where she organized countless events which underscored authentic Italian culture. She’s currently involved in a new Italian food experience for the American culinary audience.  Tina is also the co-author of “The Piccolo Chef Cookbook: Healthy Cooking With Your Kids.”

To view full clips and full episodes of “Piccolo Chef”, visit the Piccolo Chef Show Page.

 

About Contemporary Living Network, Inc.

Contemporary Living Network is a multi-platform video network focused on positive lifestyle edutainment, with audience engagement and real life integration at its core.  A continuously expanding library of original programming will be offered, most shot with the industry-leading 4K technology.  CLN will provide inspiration and the resources for the viewer to easily re-create  or be inspired to indulge in their own, unique variations of what happens in our shows.

About Biscardi Creative Media, LLC
Located in Metro-Atlanta, GA, Biscardi Creative Media LLC is a full service script-to-screen creation company at the forefront of creative media production. Emmy-award winning broadcast programming, episodics, commercials, feature films and industrial productions are some of the projects our storytellers bring to the screen every day.
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Media Contact: Walter Biscardi, Jr. | 770.271.3551 | walter@contemporaryliving.tv


“Ice Cream Nation” premieres with first two episodes!

“Ice Cream Nation” Premieres on Contemporary Living Network
Flagship series can be seen on contemporaryliving.tv

December 10, 2014; Atlanta, GA; – Contemporary Living Network, Inc. (CLN) announces the premiere of the first two episodes of “Ice Cream Nation”: “Ice Cream Basics” and “Pumpkin and Spice”. “Ice Cream Nation” is the latest original programming to be made available for free streaming on contemporaryliving.tv, with more episodes soon to follow.

Says Walter Biscardi, Jr., Executive Producer of “Ice Cream Nation”, “We’re very happy to get this great series out to audiences and ice cream lovers. Not only do we think viewers will really enjoy the step by step guides, but we’re excited by the possibilities of our digital platform. We can react to audience feedback much more rapidly, giving them exactly what they want to see more quickly than traditional media.”

“Ice Cream Nation” follows chef Keith Schroeder (author, “Mad Delicious”) on the road as he finds unique ingredients across the country to inspire new ice cream flavors. Back at the home kitchen, Keith shows our audience how to make incredible homemade ice cream inspired by his travels. Viewers will find Keith’s relaxed approach to cooking easy and accessible, with supplemental recipe information available from CLN to help guide them along the way to making great ice cream in their own kitchen.

In the first episode of “Ice Cream Nation”, viewers learn the basics of creating the base of almost every ice cream Keith will make on the show. Because of the structure of CLN’s programming, it’ll be easy to jump back to this episode for reference later. Biscardi added, “we’re taking advantage of streaming media by building the series essentially as a big cook book with chapters. It’s easy to refer back to earlier chapters so Keith doesn’t have to repeat the same steps over and over.”

The second episode, “Pumpkin and Spice”, features Keith’s journey to Jaemor Farms in Alto, Georgia, in search of the perfect pumpkin for cooking. He also reminds us why it’s so important — and fun — to seek out local sources for ingredients.

“Finding the candy roaster pumpkins at Jaemor Farms was a great example of how going to a local farm really pays off in the kitchen. I’d never heard of a candy roaster but wow, it was so sweet and made a perfect ice cream! You might have to drive a little further to find these sources, but the end result is always worth it,” said Keith.

Back at the kitchen, Keith crafted a homemade pumpkin and spice ice cream that includes a habanero for an extra kick. He also featured one of Jaemor’s fried pies on the side, another great local find.

As the founder of High Road Craft Ice Cream, Keith has been praised widely for his ice-cream skills, including by Alton Brown (Iron Chef, Good Eats) who recently said “I’m pretty sure this is the best ice cream in America right now.”

Additional episodes of “Ice Cream Nation”, including visits to a beer growler and beekeeper and ice creams inspired by them, will be available in the coming weeks. “Ice Cream Nation” can currently be viewed on the Ice Cream Nation Show Page.

About Contemporary Living Network

Contemporary Living Network is a multi-platform video network focused on positive lifestyle edutainment, with audience engagement and real life integration at its core.  A continuously expanding library of original programming will be offered, most shot with the industry-leading 4K technology.  CLN will provide inspiration and the resources for the viewer to easily re-create  or be inspired to indulge in their own, unique variations of what happens in our shows.

About Biscardi Creative Media
Located in Metro-Atlanta, GA, Biscardi Creative Media is a full service script-to-screen creation company at the forefront of creative media production. Emmy-award winning broadcast programming, episodics, commercials, feature films and industrial productions are some of the projects our storytellers bring to the screen every day.
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Media Contact: Walter Biscardi, Jr. | 770.271.3551 | walter@contemporaryliving.tv