Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thu Aug 20, 2009

On Today's Show:

Cooking expert Aida Mollenkamp "Ask Aida" - Food Network
Tune in: Season 3 premieres Saturday, August 22nd at 9:30am ET/PT
Cooking expert Aida Mollenkamp prepares delicious dishes while solving Food Network viewers' culinary conundrums on her interactive cooking show, Ask Aida. In each episode, Aida focuses on one tasty topic (be it steak, eggs, cookies, cheese, pie, grilling, holiday) and whips up everyday recipes that illustrate different uses for the ingredient or theme while answering viewer-submitted video, e-mail, and text questions. Don’t miss her simple “No Recipe Recipe” in each show, proving that some dishes just need a few ingredients and a little imagination – no recipe required! With exceptional culinary experience and a relaxed approach, Aida serves up “culinary therapy” addressing all topics – from recipe and ingredient issues to advice on kitchen catastrophes and culinary tools. Aida studied Hospitality Management at Cornell University and worked at Ernst & Young in Hotel and Restaurant Consulting before obtaining a Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Aida has worked everywhere from a gourmet deli and the test kitchen at California Pizza Kitchen to the Hotel Bel Air and, most recently, at As CHOW’s food editor, Aida regularly appears in instructional videos for the site, serves as an expert spokesperson, runs the test kitchen, works as a lead food stylist, develops recipes, and writes articles.

Premiering Saturday, August 22nd at 9:30am ET/PT – SEASON PREMIERE!
“Burger Bonanza”
Everyone loves a juicy burger, and Aida perfects three different types to satisfy all cravings. First up, she prepares a mouthwatering Big Bacon Cheeseburger topped with a spicy chile mayo. Then, she creates a flavorful Cajun Veggie Burger and can’t miss Cheesy Sliders with an overflowing toppings bar. For her “No Recipe Recipe,” she also puts a healthy twist on everyone’s favorite side: French fries.

Premiering Saturday, August 29th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Grilling Greats”
Aida makes grilling simple and delicious with her tasty recipes starting off with a flavorful BBQ Veggie Pizza. Then, her brother Christophe stops by to help make some sizzling Peanut Ginger Chicken Skewers and a succulent Sweet Pepper and Flank Steak Salad. Aida’s “No Recipe Recipe” of Grilled Banana S’mores makes a sweet ending to this fiery meal.

Premiering Saturday September 5th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Cheesy Pasta”
Everyone knows that nothing goes better together than pasta and cheese! Aida whips up delectable cheesy pasta dishes including Parmesan Arugula Dumplings, Simple Pasticcio, and her “No Recipe Recipe” Spinach Ricotta Shells.

Premiering Saturday, September 12th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Cookie Craze”
Aida takes the guessing out of baking with her stellar cookie creations. Chocolate-Dipped Orange Coconut Cookies, Pecan Pie Bars, and Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies all make for a great selection of sweet treats. She leaves just enough room for some outrageous “No Recipe Recipe” Cookie Ice Cream Sundae Sandwiches.

Premiering Saturday, September 19th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Steak, Rattle and Roll”
Aida answers steak questions while preparing a delicious variety of hearty dishes. First up, her classic Steak Au Poivre, and then Aida puts together a spicy Chili Jam Beef Stir Fry for tasty steak on a budget. Her “No Recipe Recipe” for Herb Garlic Butter makes the perfect complement to any steak dish.

Premiering Saturday, September 26th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Chicken in a Flash”
Aida cooks up some quick and easy recipes for delicious chicken in a flash including smoky Chipotle Chicken Fajitas and oven-fried Chicken Milanese. Her savory Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Sandwich packs a flavorful punch, and for a “No Recipe Recipe” she shows how to make the Perfect Roast Chicken.

Premiering Saturday, October 3rd at 9:30am ET/PT
“Cheese Please”
Smile and say “cheese” on this episode of Ask Aida. For a breakfast treat, Aida whips up tasty Blueberry-Lemon Cheese Blintzes. She continues her cheesy menu with melt-in-your-mouth Cheesy Enchiladas and a sophisticated Pesto Mac and Goat Cheese. Also, Aida shares her “No Recipe Recipe” for Grilled Blue Cheese and Pears.

Premiering Saturday, October 10th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Simple Stews”
Aida stirs up three mouthwatering stews sure to satisfy the body and soul. She begins with a hearty Sausage and Bean Stew and continues with a classic Beef Stew with Biscuit Topping. Aida’s “No Recipe Recipe” for Veggie Chili rounds out this “stew-pendous” menu.

Premiering Saturday, October 17th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Dinner Party Pork”
Aida dishes up delectable pork, perfect for your next dinner party. She starts by cooking flavorful Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Chops and continues with a juicy Bacon-Wrapped Double Pork Meatloaf. For dessert, Aida shares her impressive “No Recipe Recipe” for Apples Foster Flambé.

Premiering Saturday, October 24th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Chocolate Bliss”
Satisfy your chocolate craving on this episode of Ask Aida. First, Aida bakes a decadent Chocolate Mocha Blackout Cake. Then, she shows how to use chocolate in a savory dish with her Cocoa Rubbed Pork. For her “No Recipe Recipe,” Aida creates melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake Lollipops.

Premiering Saturday, November 7th at 9:30am ET/PT
Aida serves up delicious egg dishes perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. She starts things off with a spicy Asparagus Jalapeño Strata and continues with her fiery Shakshuka, or Eggs in Purgatory. Her Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese makes the perfect kid-friendly meal, and for a “No Recipe Recipe,” Aida stirs up a sophisticated Egg Drop Soup.

Premiering Saturday, November 14th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Aida’s Thanksgiving”
Create the perfect Thanksgiving feast with Aida’s crowd-pleasing menu. First, she fixes an upscale Apple-Sage Roast Turkey, which pairs perfectly with her savory Whole Wheat Stuffing. Then, Aida gives pumpkin pie a facelift with her Pecan Pumpkin Crunch. Finally, Aida shares her simple “No Recipe Recipe” for Hearty Pan Gravy.

Premiering Saturday, December 5th at 9:30am ET/PT
“Aida’s Holiday”
Aida spreads holiday cheer with her elegant Prosciutto Standing Rib Roast and creamy Gruyere Corn Pudding. For a sweet ending, she bakes up some Chocolate-Dipped Honey Almond Lace Cookies, and her “No Recipe Recipe” for Red Velvet Trifle serves as the perfect dessert for any special occasion.

“Sneaky Chef” Missy Chase Lapine "Sneaky Chef to the Rescue"
Sneaky Chef” Missy Chase Lapine will be available to show your viewers some of her new recipes from her new book, “The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue” – 101 all new recipes and sneaky tricks for creating healthy meals kids will love. Just in time for the back-to-school craze, Missy will share her sneaky tips on how to jazz up a lunchbox with yummy, healthy treats and meals without breaking the bank. This will be a very visual and informative interview for all the parents out there who struggle with getting their kids to eat their fruits and veggies.

During the interview Missy will:
Reveal the secret to the undetectable fruits and vegetables in her kid-friendly recipes – her delicious and easy-to-make purees!
Demonstrate some of her kid friendly recipes – the kids will never know these recipes have carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, Mott’s apple sauce and/or juice, cauliflower, zucchini and even broccoli. We will have these showcased on our set and she will quickly demo how to make the basics.
Breakfast ice cream or popsicles with avocado
Ham and cheese lunchbox muffins with sweet potatoes
Sneaky stovetop lasagna with spinach, peas and broccoli
Chocolate cupcakes with apple sauce and wheat germ

New York Times best-selling author Missy Chase Lapine, “The Sneaky Chef,” has taught moms everywhere how to sneak fruits and veggies onto their kids’ plates without them knowing. When her first book, the New York Times bestseller “The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals,” came out in 2007, one of the most talked about recipes was the brownie recipe. Thousands of moms were amazed that no one – kids and adults alike – could detect the hidden spinach, blueberries, oats, wheat germ, or the missing fat and sugar! In her newest book she’s sharing more deliciously healthy recipes with parents of picky eaters. (Mott's)

Dan Berger - "Wine Columnist"
Dan Berger has been a wine columnist since 1976 and has resided in Sonoma County since 1986. Today, in addition to his privately published weekly wine commentary, Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, Dan writes a nationally syndicated wine column for Creators Syndicate as well as articles for Decanter, Robb Report, Cheers, Beverage Dynamics, and numerous other publications.Mr. Berger was the full-time wine columnist and reporter for the Los Angeles Times from 1988 to 1996. His Los Angeles Times column was carried nationally by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service. During that time, he commuted from Sonoma County to Los Angeles, so he could maintain his residence and affiliations in wine country.He is a judge at many wine competitions, including numerous shows in Australia, as well as competitions in Slovenia, Belgium and across the United States, judging in at least a dozen competitions each year. He also coordinates two wine competitions in California.He is a speaker at wine symposiums and universities on topics such as wine marketing, trends in the industry, regional character of wines, and the healthful benefits of moderate consumption. He also speaks to assorted large groups interested in learning about wine, many of them unrelated to the wine business.Mr. Berger began writing about wine for The Associated Press in 1976, while he was a general assignment and sports reporter, and wrote a wine column for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner before joining the staff of the San Diego Union in 1979. There, his wine column was syndicated nationally by Copley News Service and appeared in the Union twice a week. He also was the Restaurant Reviewer for San Diego Home/Garden Magazine for six years. He also wrote restaurant reviews for the Marin Independent Journal for four years.Immediately prior to joining the Times, he was wine columnist as well as Business Editor for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. From 1986 to 1988, the New York Times Syndicate carried his wine column nationally.Among the honors presented to Mr. Berger are the Wines and Vines Magazine award of excellence as Wine Writer of the Year, the Father Junipero Serra award for contributions to the wine industry, presented by the California Wine Patrons of Los Angeles, the Wine Literary Award by the Wine Appreciation Guild. Additional organizations that have honored him include the UC Davis. Department of Viticulture and Enology and the Academy of Wine Communications.His books include "Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Napa Valley" and "Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Sonoma County," and he has contributed to other wine books including the University of California/Sotheby Book of California Wine and the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America.

Michael Waddell Expert Hunter & TV Host "Outdoor Channel "
There are some of us who venture out every now and then for an outdoor adventure with family or friends. We might think it’s as simple as throwing the tent and cooler in the back of the truck and heading outside, but there are many more things to consider before hitting the road for the weekend. Simple but important things to consider are:
Go Green – use environmentally friendly plates and cups
Pick up after yourself – remember to bring trash bags and throw everything away
Protect Yourself – from bugs to bears, be knowledgeable about what to do
Be Fire Conscious –watch the fire as it burns, and be sure it’s out before you leave
Eat Well – grill great food or bring a variety of store-bought food to heat over the fire
One of, if not the face of modern outdoors and hunting is Michael Waddell. Michael’s TV shows on the Outdoor Channel entertain fans of all ages across the country making him a veritable outdoor lover’s superstar. Talk to Michael, expert sportsman whose love for the woods started when he was a small boy. As he was growing up, he learned about the camaraderie and appreciated the special feeling that comes from spending quality time with family on outdoor adventures. Michael has simple tips for the weekend warrior