Wednesday, May 11, 2011

5/12 Dietitian Leslie Bonci, KFC's Rick Maynard, Gluten-Free, Nancy Lasseter, Riverbench Vineyard

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

We're Talking with Leslie Bonci, Registered Dietitian, Author of “Run Your Butt Off!”

May is National Runner’s Month, and whether you’re an avid runner or running your first 5k, crossing that finish line is always a victory. But it’s also likely followed by the agony of the feet, knees, hips and all joints in between. That’s why “the training diet,” or how you fuel the body, can play a key role in naturally managing muscle pain and soreness, and maximizing recovery.

In her latest book, “Run Your Butt Off” (Rodale, 2011), registered dietitian, Runner’s World expert and marathoner Leslie Bonci, says there are things runners can do to protect muscles and joints even before lacing up their shoes – and it starts with the proper diet. Leslie is also the director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine and a nutrition consultant to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers.

Rick Maynard, PR Guru at KFC Gives us the Absolute Latest and Greatest From The Colonels Best Chicken!

KFC Corporation (KFC), founded and also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a chain of fast food restaurants based inLouisville, Kentucky, in the United States.

The company was founded as Kentucky Fried Chicken by ColonelHarland Sanders in 1952, though the idea of KFC's fried chicken actually goes back to 1930.

Author of "Gluten Free for Dummies," Danna Korn Shares Some Tips!

Imagine a life without staple favorites such as bread, pasta, bagels, crackers, pizza, and even soy sauce – at least as most people know them. These foods and many more, contain gluten which is found in wheat, rye, and barley (malt). Millions of people are giving up gluten for a variety of reasons, but there’s a lot of confusion about the diet and how to adhere to it.

For people with celiac disease, there is no option – they must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet for life. Celiac disease affects about 3 million Americans, yet only a fraction of them are diagnosed. Symptoms are vast, and are
often wrongly attributed to other conditions. We’ll cut through the clutter with one of the nation’s foremost experts on the gluten-free lifestyle.

Danna Korn will discuss and answer questions about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the gluten-free diet, and the launch of, one of the most comprehensive online resources ever created for the gluten-free community.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Nancy Lasseter of Lasseter Family Winery Takes Us on A Grand Tour!

The story of Lasseter Family Winery began in 1992 when John and Nancy Lasseter moved to the town of Sonoma and discovered the art of winemaking through a group of amateur winemaking friends. For them, it was a leap from appreciating wine to immersing themselves in the winemaking process.

By 2000, the Lasseters were making their wine at the winery of their close friends, Tommy and Marcy Smothers. The “idea” of Lasseter Family Winery was slowly evolving, and John and Nancy began to consider options for a winery site. When a historic Sonoma Valley winery and vineyard property in desperate need of caring restoration and renovation became available in 2002, John and Nancy decided it was a perfect place to continue the story. Escrow on the property closed during the 2002 harvest, on the same day that several generations of the Lasseter family worked together crushing grapes just down the road at the Smothers Winery.

The Lasseters have partnered with master winemaker Julia Iantosca, who has many years of experience throughout Sonoma County, as they "fine tune" the vineyard, develop their signature blends, and craft what will ulitmately become the house style. Julia's passion for blended wines dovetails perfectly with the Lasseter's approach.

Cellermaster Bart Hansen has years of experience from long tenures at Kenwood Vineyards and Benziger Family Winery. He knows the Sonoma Valley intimately and brings tremendous attention to detail to his daily winemaking responsibilities.Three generations of the Lasseter family continue to work together on this project.

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Laura Mohseni, General Manager of Santa Maria's Riverbench Vineyard, Tells Us About Their Wine!

Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For years since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County have purchased our fruit for their own wines.

Over time Riverbench has become a prominent name for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley.

In 2004, a group of local families purchased the property. Wine drinkers themselves, the owners quickly became enamored with the wine industry and decided to start producing their own wine label using small quantities of their exceptional fruit. Riverbench Winery was born. The first vintage included both Estate and Reserve versions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Since then, their portfolio has increased to include new interpretations of these noble varietals. All Riverbench wines are made in limited quantities, and many are available exclusively through their tasting room.

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