COMING THIS APRIL: American Public Television Launches 'Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends II' Celebrating 15th Consecutive Year on TV

Mar 02, 2011, 08:14 ET from Nick Stellino

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the April 2011 launch of his new series, "Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends II," LA-based TV cooking personality Nick Stellino celebrates 15 award-winning years as one of the country's most successful television chefs.  It's an accomplishment few can rival.

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For all those years, Nick Stellino has been preaching the same gospel: the family that eats together, stays together. Cook delicious, easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes for friends and family. Support local growers.  Live your passion.

Nick's backstory is inspiring: a man who "came from nothing," he embodies the American dream, and has been described as a Renaissance man for the 21st century. Coming from a family of farmers, he grew up in Palermo, Sicily, moved to the U.S. as a teen, and found his way to Wall Street.  In 1991, he made a dramatic decision to re-start his life, following his longtime dream of becoming a chef.

Each half-hour episode of "Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends II" features two simple and elegant recipes demonstrated step-by-step. In the series, Nick shares his kitchen with many fine chefs from across the country:  Rick Moonen (RM Seafood, Las Vegas); Jason Wilson (Crush, Seattle); Gale Gand (Tru, Chicago); John Tesar (Dallas Restaurant Group, Dallas), Michael Galata (Osteria del Circo, NYC); Kevin Rathbun (Rathbun's, Atlanta); Maria Hines (Tilth, Seattle); and more.  

Previous series and specials include: Cucina Amore (III and III), Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen (seasons I-V), Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends I and Nick Stellino: Food, Love & Family.

A companion cookbook ($45.95) will be published concurrently so viewers and fans may recreate the soul-satisfying recipes in their home kitchens. To order: or online retailers (such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon).

More facts about Nick Stellino: 

  • Over 100,000+ cookbooks in print;
  • 2010 Recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the Red Cross;
  • 2010 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Italian Trade Commission;
  • Nick's shows have been featured in many movies and TV shows, including: Big Love, Dead Zone, Criminal Minds, Medium, Fringe, Twilight -- even Coca-Cola commercials!

Sponsors for "Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends II" include Aveniu Brands; Domino Sugar; C+H Sugar; Electrolux; Artesa Vineyards & Winery; and Pompeian.   

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