Wednesday, April 28, 2010

4/28 - Paula Deen, Robin Miller, Chef Yvan Lemoine, Elaine Magee,

Just in time for Mother’s Day, best-selling author and television show host Paula Deen is available to share recipe inspiration and down-home tips for spring entertaining in style. She is also available to chat about how she has teamed up with Philadelphia Cream Cheese to change four women’s lives through the Real Women of Philadelphia online cooking community and casting call.  Paula and Philly are looking for the most creative
Philadelphia recipe videos on to select 16 finalists who will win a trip to Savannah, GA, to meet Paula and participate in a live cook-off event.  Four lucky women will be crowned the Real Women of Philadelphia for a chance to host an online cooking show, contribute to a Paula Deen cookbook and win a talent contract worth $25,000! Users can also check out the interactive community to watch videos of Paula preparing her favorite home-cooked meals.  Paula is the quintessential American success story, a best-selling author and a television show host, a tastemaker to the stars and to the everyday housewife and family. The Albany, Georgia native inspires millions through her regular appearances on Oprah, cooks for world leaders, is a best-selling author, and is seen concurrently on three shows running on “The Food Network.” In June of 1989, she became "The Bag Lady," creating a home-based meal delivery service in Savannah, Georgia that started the rise. From there, Deen moved to preparing meals at a Savannah Best Western, and followed that five years later by opening her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, in Savannah. The popularity of the restaurant led Deen into publishing. Her 1997 cookbook, The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook, gave her growing fan base the opportunity to try Deen’s recipes at home for the first time. Deen’s success in publishing, where she has sold over eight million books, then translated into the magazine world, and Cooking with Paula Deen, her bi-monthly title, launched shortly thereafter, growing to a circulation of over one million "Paula’s Home Cooking" premiered on The Food Network in November of 2002, to huge audience success, and spawned her second show, "Paula’s Party" in 2006. Today Deen has four shows running concurrently on the Food Network, including the latest, "Paula’s Best Dishes", which launched in 2008.

Chef Yvan Lemoine (leh-MWAH’)  "CINCO de MAYO!"
In exactly one week on May fifth. . .Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated all over the world. The festival marks a big victory of the Mexicans over the French in 1862. Today – it is also one of the best reasons to party hearty anywhere the culture of Mexico is celebrated – especially here in the U.S. Joining us is Yvan Lemoine (leh-MWAH’) a rising star chef with plenty of Spanish in his blood!   Yvan Lemoine has quickly gained recognition as one of the rising stars in the New York culinary scene. A native of Venezuela, Yvan has lived in the Big Apple for most of his life. At age 28, he has already earned credits as a chef, pastry chef, bartender and musician. And most recently, he’s founded, a creative food studio where he consults with leading restaurants and bars, leads media tour and has regular appearances on television and radio. Yvan also hosts a monthly Spanish cooking and entertaining segment for Univision.  Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is a day that is celebrated all over the world. And with Mexican food the fastest growing ethnic food in America, there’s no question that there’ll be plenty of partying going on this side of the border.  Yvan – who has entertaining in his blood – is available for English and Spanish segments to inspire your viewers and show them how to spice up their Cinco de Mayo bash this year.  He’ll go beyond the traditional tacos, guacamole and salsa, but will still keep it simple with easy to follow tips and information on the ingredients that make Mexican food so popular in America today.

Food Network’s Robin Miller  CUT BACK ON SALT
Vinegar In, Salt Out . Use intensely-flavored, aged vinegars in place of salt in sauces, dressings, marinades, and “drizzles” for steamed and roasted meat, poultry, fish and vegetables. Keep a hearty stash of salt-free dried herbs and spices, such as oregano, thyme, curry powder, cumin, chili powder, etc. Grab these instead of salt to enhance the flavor of sweet and savory. For example, nutmeg brings out the cheese flavor in dishes made with cheese (casseroles, egg dishes, etc.) Before roasting, create “crusts” for chicken, fish and pork by coating them with finely chopping, unsalted nuts, such as almonds, walnuts and peanuts.Just before serving, add the grated peel of lemons and/or limes to pasta, rice, fish, and vegetable dishes. The subtle tartness eliminates the need for salt!   Instead of prepared sauces, make your own! In a blender, combine roasted red peppers (home-made!), balsamic vinegar, fresh garlic, fresh parsley or basil, olive oil, and ground black pepper. Puree until smooth. *Robin will be working with Mrs. Dash for this segment and her low sodium recipes can all be found on

Elaine Magee -  "Tell Me What To Eat If I Suffer from Heart Disease"
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is fondly known through her national column and on as "The Recipe Doctor." She is the author of 25 books on nutrition and healthy cooking, including the revolutionary Food Synergy, as well as other best-selling titles in the Tell Me What to Eat series, covering type-2 diabetes, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and other important health issues. She frequently appears on television and radio shows across the country and resides in Northern California with her husband and two teenage daughters.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States whether they are caucasian, African American, Hispanic, or American Indian. In 2005, 652,091 people died of heart disease--27.1% of all U.S. There have been hundreds of new discoveries regarding treatment and prevention of heart disease in the past few years.  Important Tips:
* How your waist and neck measurements put you at risk and how best to change them.
* The 10 things cardiologists want you to know after you've been diagnosed with heart disease.
* 5 easy ways to dramatically cut your risk of heart failure.
* Specific foods that should be eaten almost every day help protect your heart and arteries.