Monday, March 21, 2011

3/22 Spring Cleaning, Lemons!, Blue Danube Wine, Chef Anthony Meidenbauer

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Laura Dellutri, The Healthy Housekeeper, Gives Us Tips and Secrets for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

Laura Dellutri is today's hero for busy working families. Laura is always armed with tried and true savvy secrets from being a mother and running a household, she understands all the trials and tribulations that today's families deal with. She is a public speaker, radio and television personality, and the author of four books: Quick Clean Your Home, Speed Cleaning 101, White Couch With KIDS?! and The Overworked Mom's Stress Free Homekeeping. Spring is here, and that means two things for most people – warmer weather and spring cleaning. When it comes to the routine of cleaning, homeowners tend to be more concerned with stacks of dirty dishes, piles of laundry and dust balls on their carpet. But they often forget about other areas of the home – such as bedding, shower doors and even stuffed animals – that can be breeding grounds for bacteria, mildew, dust mites and foul odors. Before declaring war on the home, Healthy Housekeeper Laura Dellutri can share tips for cleaning the home from top to bottom and making it healthier in the process. She recommends starting at the top and working your way down as a way to collect all of the dust and dirt that falls to the floor while you’re cleaning.

We're Talking Lemons with Food Columnist Pam Anderson
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the average American consumes more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day. While it’s no secret that too much sodium in our diets is just not healthy, subtracting salt from our menu doesn’t mean that we have to sacrifice flavor too. So put down the salt and pass the lemons!

Pam Anderson is a weekly food columnist for USA Weekend Magazine, a food blogger at and contributes to Fine Cooking and Runner’s World magazine. Pam is the author of six books –New York Times bestseller and IACP award nominee, The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great, Julia Child award winning, The Perfect Recipe, and James Beard Award nominees, How To Cook Without a Book and Perfect Recipes for Having People Over, as well as CookSmart. Her latest—also a New York Times best seller—is Perfect One-Dish Dinners, All You Need For Easy Get-Togethers. Her upcoming book, Cook Without a Book Meatless Meals is out fall 2011.

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What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Frank Dietrich Tells Us All About His Company, Blue Danube WIne!

The Blue Danube Wine Company was founded in 2002 to import fine Central European wines to the U.S. market. The company focuses on wines from Austria and Hungary that are fairly rare in the U.S.

Before founding the company, Frank Dietrich and Zsuzsanna Molnar, a husband and wife team worked for many years as executives in American computer and networking companies with responsibilities for developing the Central/Eastern European market. Born in Europe, speaking the languages, and understanding the business customs have provided tremendous assets to bring the love and appreciation of these unique wines and the people who make them to a broader market.

They are developing a presence and conducting tastings at wine shows and festivals, cultural events, and wine clubs.

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Chef Anthony Meidenbauer (pronounced “Mee-den-bower”) Tells Us About His "Burger Joint," Holsteins, at the Famous Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas

Holsteins is an exciting new burger concept from Las Vegas restaurateurs Billy Richardson, Kyle Madden and Chef Anthony Meidenbauer of Block 16 Hospitality. This concept was tailor-made for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with an emphasis on fresh, natural and organic ingredients. Undoubtedly, Holsteins will bring better burgers to Las Vegas and a funky, homegrown attitude to The Strip. The menu will feature specialty burgers, house-made sausage, riffs on traditional American snacks and appetizers, as well as a wide variety of shakes and sides. All items – including toppings, buns and condiments – will be custom crafted in-house, creating Las Vegas Strip burgers unlike any other.

Anthony Meidenbauer is executive chef and partner with Block 16, which operates Holsteins at The Cosmopolitan, LBS Burger at the Red Rock Resort and Pink's at Planet Hollywood.

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