Enjoy ongoing performances, demonstrations and exhibits! There will also be great music as well as food and beverage concessions on site.
For the fourth consecutive year, RFD-TV will broadcast live coverage of "Equestfest 2010," an exciting show featuring the 2011 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade equestrian participants. The show will air live between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. PST (rain or shine) from the LA Equestrian Center's covered Equidome and surrounding areas. If you can't make it in person, be sure to watch it live on television!
The 122nd Rose Parade “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories”
The 122nd Rose Parade themed “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories”, will take place on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.
2010 Rose Parade Theme Trophy Winner "New Life Rises"
The information in the website is provided as a guide and is based on data known at the time of distribution. All dates, times and prices are subject to change and you are encouraged to call the toll free Visitor Hotline, (877) 793-9911; the Visitors' Info line, (626) 449-ROSE; or contact the Tournament of Roses office, (626) 449-4100. The 122nd Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV and Univision. The Parade is also seen in more than 200 international territories and countries. To learn more, visit our Broadcast Partners page.
Grand Marshal of the 122nd Tournament of Roses
On October 26, 2010, Paula Deen was selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Tournament of Roses. As Grand Marshal, Deen will preside over the 122nd Rose Parade presented by Honda and will toss the coin before the 97th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO on New Year's Day, 2011. For tickets and more information: http://www.tournamentofroses.com/
LaFern Cusack speaks with Co-Founders of Piccolo Chef Lilian Palmieri and Tina Fanelli Moraccini about how kids cook up nutritious and delicious meals in their cooking school especially made for them! http://piccolochef.com/
What is Piccolo Chef?
We’re a cooking school for kids – and their grownups – in Los Angeles. Our mission is delicious, nutritious cooking for kids and their grown-ups.
School lunches are largely not nutritious. In fact, Congress has just passed new legislation to address the problem. Local school districts are trying to solve the problem. And meanwhile, our families are under financial and time pressures that result in our children eating poorly – and that impacts all of us. Our health, our family life.
And by the way, we’re helping families to reignite the love in their kitchens. We grew up with mom cooking wonderful foods everyday – with pots simmering and great foods sauté-ing. Now so much of our meals come from fast food restaurants and microwave ovens – and we’re all feeling the health problems.
Why did you decide to create Piccolo Chef?
We’re both moms. We had young children. And we were concerned that our kids were getting bombarded with ads for fast food that was less-than-healthy. And as working moms, we were concerned about all of our friends in a similar boat. Stressed. No time. Financially challenged. With kids who were getting hooked on junk food. So we thought… what if we opened our own schools that focused on nutritious, delicious cooking for kids – and their grownups.
Tina and Lilian were working together at the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles and decided to quit their jobs two years ago. Opened Piccolo Chef in Culver City in a rented space that had an organic garden and a kitchen where we could hold classes.
What was the reaction?
Moms and their kids loved it! And we were honored with the “BEST COOKING SCHOOL in L.A.” in L.A. Magazine and then LA Parent Magazine. Then “BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY” in LA Parent Magazine. Edible Los Angeles Magazine did a big feature story on Piccolo Chef. We were asked to be part of the “GOT MILK” campaign to talk about how to help moms with picky eaters. You want your kid to eat Broccoli? Come to Piccolo Chef. We showed children how to plant, prepare, cook and enjoy eating every kind of healthy and delicious food.
So much is being reported about what’s called “Dia-besity” among American children. Sounds like you’re helping in your own way to combat the unhealthy eating problems facing our families.
Absolutely. We’re very concerned about the problem – and working every day on the solution. Diabetes and Obesity in children have increased nearly 30 percent every decade for the past several decades. We need to teach our children how to eat healthy, how to appreciate the positive impact of whole foods on our bodies, and the discipline of wonderful cooking, food preparation, growing, - and LOVING what we eat.
So where does Piccolo Chef go from here?
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