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The world's most famous chefs. The books they write. The stories they share. All in the name of unforgettable conversation and dinner...

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The world's most famous chefs. The books they write. The stories they share. All in the name of unforgettable conversation and dinner...

    Richard A Williams Releases The Book Fixing Food

    Richard A Williams Releases The Book Fixing Food

    FIXING FOOD breaks open the FDA and tells the stories of what really happens behind closed doors. Through these stories, Dr. Williams explains why one out of every six Americans gets food poisoning every year (CDC). In fact, every year, at least for the last decade, FDA cites this same number to justify their budget request to Congress. It also discusses why two thirds of us are overweight or obese and why, by 2030, despite FDA’s nutrition labeling, one out of every two Americans is expected to be obese.

    To solve these problems, Dr. Williams discusses new tools coming from private entrepreneurs that will help consumers eat more safely and healthier. Some of the issues addressed include: food safety, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, nutrition, epidemiology, food labeling, FDA history, bureaucracy, risk and safety analysis, benefit-cost analysis, rent seeking, regulations, government performance and Executive Orders.

    • 11 min
    Scott Conant Releases The Book Peace Love And Pasta

    Scott Conant Releases The Book Peace Love And Pasta

    Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen, Scott's most personal and accessible cookbook to date, delves into the evolution of how his cooking has changed throughout his career, and how he has established the strongest connection he's ever had to his food as a result of his deep relationship with his family. Previously living a life continuously on the road, like so many of us, during the pandemic Scott embraced the unprecedented opportunity to be at home and cook with (and for) his family every day. This change actually affected the direction of Peace, Love, and Pasta which is now a celebration of the art of cooking for love. The book showcases the foods Scott grew up with and those he makes for his loved ones today, offering restaurant-quality meals that emphasize the beauty of simple, fresh and flavorful Italian dishes. It also includes authentic Turkish recipes as an homage to his wife, Mel's, heritage and the meals that are a staple in their home. Recipes from Peace, Love, and Pasta include:


    *A guide to handmade pastas such as Scott's famed signature Pasta Pomodoro made with fresh basil and tomatoes, butter, and olive oil


    * Simple staples, from Scott's Broccoli Rabe Pesto to his Roasted Garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and EVOO Spread


    * Must-try seafood dishes such as Hamachi Crudo with Ginger Oil and Finger Limes and a delicious, brothy flavor bomb called Branzino Alla'acqua Pazza that combines branzino with lobster, spices, herbs and heat


    * Perfectly cooked meats such as the Prime Rib with Parmigiano-Reggiano Popovers and Dijon and Demi-Glace Glazed Leg of Lamb with Lemon-Herb Crust


    * Dishes for the whole family inspired by Scott's daughters, ranging from Ayla's Truffle Tajarin and Karya's Ricotta Raviolini with Melted Baby Tomato Sauce


    * A detour to Turkish home cooking inspired by Scott's wife, Mel, and her family's recipes including Börek, two ways, Cevizli Kömeç (Walnut Bread), Manti, et al


    Peace, Love, and Pasta also includes recipes for breakfast, soups, sides, salads, antipasti, and sweets

    • 6 min
    Matt Siegel Releases The Book The Secret History Of Food

    Matt Siegel Releases The Book The Secret History Of Food

    It's hard to imagine a time when food was more central to our collective imagination than it is today. These days, what and where we eat says as much about us as the clothes we wear or the places we live; meanwhile, social media has allowed us to project and share our private food experiences with the world as never before.


    But our fixation is not new. "As a species, we're hardwired to obsess over food," Matt Siegel explains in THE SECRET HISTORY OF FOOD: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat (Ecco; On sale August 31, 2021; $27.99). But how much do people really know about the origins-and modern implications-of their favorite (or not so favorite) foods? In this fascinating and irreverent tour through history, he sets out "to uncover the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths."

    Are our taste preferences really ours, or were they influenced by the food our mothers ate during pregnancy? How did corn evolve from an inedible weed to a staple of the world economy and an ingredient in everything from gasoline to pan coatings-and did we really domesticate corn, or did corn domesticate us? Are our modern food choices emotionally satisfying us or making us miserable? And why are humans the only animals masochistic enough to enjoy the burn of chili peppers (a food that, ecologically speaking, specifically evolved to repel us)?


    Siegel also probes subjects ranging from the myths-and realities-of food as aphrodisiac, to how one of the rarest and most exotic spices in all the world (vanilla) became a synonym for uninspired sexual proclivities, to the role of food in fairy- and morality-tales. He even makes a well-argued case for how ice cream helped defeat the Nazis and how the nickname honey might be better suited for toxic ex-lovers than for people we care about.


    THE SECRET HISTORY OF FOOD is a rich and satisfying exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual and, yes, culinary subcultures of this most essential realm. Siegel is an armchair Anthony Bourdain, armed not with a chef's knife but with knowledge derived from medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals. Funny and fascinating, THE SECRET HISTORY OF FOOD is essential reading for all foodies.

    • 19 min
    Dr Michael Crupain Now Out The What To Eat When Cookbook

    Dr Michael Crupain Now Out The What To Eat When Cookbook

    The summer is finally here after what has felt like the longest darkest winter in memory. With the warmer weather, many of us want to spend more time outdoors exercising and picnicking while working off the Quarantine 15. While there is no specific Pandemic diet, there are some ways of eating that can help put us on the road to better health. Intermittent fasting which limits your eating to a set window of hours each day is one way to say goodbye to counting calories and sacrificing flavors and say hello to recipes that combine both health and taste!



    The healthy form of intermittent fasting is the ‘When Way: Eat when the sun is up and fast when the sun is down”. That is what we learned in acclaimed lifestyle guide, What to Eat When, a groundbreaking title written by Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Michael Crupain. In their highly anticipated sequel, What to Eat When Cookbook, the doctors put their brains together to create more than 135 recipes –developed by Chef Jim Perko and the culinary medical team at the Cleveland Clinic-many great for barbecue or backyard parties-that will allow readers to put their science-based eating with intermittent fasting plan into practice.

    • 13 min
    Bobbie Thomas Adds Joy To The Power Of Style

    Bobbie Thomas Adds Joy To The Power Of Style

    The stressful demands of our daily lives can be overwhelming. Taking a little “me” time each day is vital to reduce stress levels, improve concentration and stay productive. To this end, beauty & style expert Bobbie Thomas has a number of simple self-care tips for your viewers to pursue joy on a daily basis. According to Bobbie -- author of the best-selling book, The Power of Style and Style Editor for NBC’s TODAY show – it’s most important to put YOU on your to-do list.

    Hear Bobbie discuss:

    •How to find more “me time” each day to refresh your batteries.
    •How to reset or refresh your daily routine to help boost your mood.
    •Simple beauty boosters to look and feel your best this spring and summer.
    •Self-care suggestions for mood-boosting “me-time.”
    •Joyful snacking tips including a better chocolate break.

    And on the topic of a better chocolate break, Bobbie can discuss the launch of Joy Bites, Russell Stover’s first assortment of No Sugar Added chocolate bars. Born from the belief that everybody deserves a little bite of joy every day, Joy Bites by Russell Stover began with a commitment to carefully selected ingredients, kind practices, and wrapping Joy Bites in 100% recyclable materials, playing a part in the worldwide focus on sustainability. Made with stevia extract, Joy Bites is crafted with no artificial flavors or preservatives, no added colors, and of course, no added sugar. Joy Bites cater to chocolate lovers everywhere including those who may be following a keto-inspired lifestyle.

    Author of the best-selling book, The Power of Style, Bobbie Thomas has shared fashion, beauty, and feel-good advice in nearly 1000 segments as the Style Editor for NBC’s TODAY show over the past 15 years. Although her television career started on the red carpet for E!, the former co-host of the Style network’s Fashion Police and national columnist began her work as a rape crisis counselor. Uniquely understanding that “beauty comes from the strength within,” Bobbie has worked tirelessly with major brands and organizations such as Step Up, Make a Wish, The Beauty Foundation, and more, to promote positive campaigns, instill self-confidence, and encourage people to use style as a powerful voice.

    • 6 min
    Dr Melina Jampolis Releases The Book Spice Up Live Long

    Dr Melina Jampolis Releases The Book Spice Up Live Long

    You already know spices can add more flavor to your food, but did you know they can also improve your health and possibly help you live longer? It's time to pull down those bottles collecting dust on your spice rack and put them to proper use. In Spice Up, Live Long: A Guide To Using Herbs And Spices To Live A Longer, Healthier And More Vibrant Life, you'll learn exactly how to do that. and why these superfoods just might help you guard against disease. While no herb or spice is a cure or "magic pill," almost all of them are rich in antioxidants and have natural antiinflammatory properties that can potentially reduce your risk of many of the common diseases of aging. Coupled with the anti-inflammatory diet recommended in the book, adding more spice to your life and plate can improve your overall health. This book breaks down the research in easy-to-understand terms, while giving greater insight into the world of herbs and spices.

    • 19 min

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