Celebrity To Host ‘american Idol’ Finalists At Sea

Celebrity chef Cat Cora debunks common olive oil myths

Through its Vessel Sanitation Program, the CDC said it would send an epidemiologist and an environmental health officer to meet the ship and do a health assessment, as well as to monitor sanitation procedures. The predominant symptoms of the gastrointestinal illness are vomiting and diarrhea. “Those affected by the short-lived illness have responded well to over-the-counter medication being administered onboard the ship,” said Celebrity Cruises spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez. “At Celebrity Cruises we have high health standards for all our guests and crew. During the sailing, we are taking a number of steps to prevent the transmission of the illness, including implementing enhanced cleaning procedures and protocols, and using special cleaning products and disinfectants that are proven to kill norovirus to clean throughout the ship. These activities will continue as the sailing proceeds,” Martinez explained. Ill passengers on the current sailing were confined to their cabins to prevent further spread and will be compensated for their lost vacation time, she added. Martinez said an “extensive and thorough sanitizing onboard the ship and within the cruise terminal,” would also take place in Bayonne to prevent the illness from affecting the ship’s next sailing also on a Canada/New England itinerary, embarking Saturday. Passengers booked on that sailing who are uncomfortable taking the cruise for reasons “related to personal health or otherwise,” will be able to reschedule their cruise, Martinez said. Norovirus is a common illness, affecting as many as 300 million people worldwide, Martinez noted. It is not limited to cruise ships.

And youve probably heard about the many health benefits of olive oil. According to the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that consuming a Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil can help lower some heart risks. The first press is the cold press, meaning its without heat or chemicals, and its extra virgin meaning, it is the premium olive oil that you want to buy. Anything else is a pure olive oil or its a leftover olive oil.” – Cat Cora, celebrity chef Americans also like the taste, as olive oil consumption in the U.S. has tripled over two decades. Yet, despite these facts, there remains a lot of confusion about what Greek poet Homer called “liquid gold.” Its not surprising considering its many labels: cold pressed, extra-light, pure. What do they mean and which is better? “Iron Chef” and Food Network starCat Cora stopped by FoxNews.com Live studios to help break it all down. Cora, who is of Greek-American heritage, knows a thing or two about olive oil. Shes partnered with the Mediterranean cuisine company Gaea, to develop Cat Coras Kitchen by Gaea — a range of olive oils, tapenades, cooking sauces and vinegars. Here are six truths about olive oil that will hopefully add clarity to your next bottle you purchase. TRUE OR FALSE? Olive oil isn’t good for frying food False: It does have a high smoking point, meaning it can go up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason why a lot of people do not fry, deep fry, with olive oil is because its expensive. TRUE OR FALSE?

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A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity to host ‘American Idol’ finalists at sea Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 12:34 p.m. EDT October 3, 2013 “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis will appear on a Celebrity cruise. (Photo: Handout) SHARE 8 CONNECT 43 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Celebrity Cruises is launching a series of concerts, Q&A sessions and autograph signings by finalists from past seasons of the popular Fox TV show American Idol. On the line’s Christmas cruises in the Caribbean, two American Idol singing artists will perform on each sailing. The lineup includes runner-up finalists Bo Bice (fourth season) and Blake Lewis (sixth season), as well as Elliot Yamin, who placed third in the show’s fifth season and whose self-titled album debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and number three on the Billboard 200. Also appearing onboard will be Kimberly Caldwell (second season), Melinda Doolittle (sixth season), Matt Giraud (eighth season) and Mikalah Gordon (fourth season). The Caribbean holiday sailings include week-long cruises on the Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Silhouette; a five-day cruise on the Celebrity Constellation; a 10-day cruise on Celebrity Equinox; and a 14-day sailing on the Celebrity Eclipse. The Reflection sails from Miami, the Summit from San Juan and the other ships from Fort Lauderdale. The cruise line scheduled the artists as part of its partnership with Las Vegas-based Nite Raiders entertainment, Celebrity officials said. Fran Golden is the Experience Cruise expert blogger and a contributing editor of Porthole Magazine.

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