Friday, June 24, 2011

6/24 "Rescue Men," Healthy Baking & Frying, Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser, Summer Shape-Up, Movie Guy Steve

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Filmmaker Alan Smith Tells Us About "Rescue Men," A New Documentary About How an All-Black Crew of the Pea Island Lifesaving Station Swam into History by Rescuing Those Stranded in Sinking Ships

They were just a group of young men, some of whom were just boys not yet out of their teens at the Pea Island Lifesaving Station in North Carolina. But they would soon make history by rescuing scores of stranded sailors from sinking ships off the treacherous Carolina coast.

Distributed by John McLean Media and available at, this new documentary brings home the tale of the creation of the lifesaving station and the men whose accomplishments would bring honor and pride to a once obscure public agency.

Dr. Felicia Stoler Helps Us Make Sense of fats for cooking and food preparation and Tells Us About the Surprisingly Healthy Smart and Tasty Way to Bake and Fry!

By now, you know that you should be avoiding trans fats. As food manufacturers re-formulate their brands to replace trans fats with other alternatives, it’s easy to become confused when you read the new food labels. Saturated, unsaturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated? Olive, canola, soy, Malaysian palm fruit oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil or animal fats (beef tallow, lard) – which are the healthier choices? The answers may surprise you.

Dr. Felicia Stoler is an American registered dietitian and exercise physiologist who has hosted Honey, We're Killing the Kids, a television series originally developed by the BBC that shows parents the consequences of poor parenting, using computer-generated images of what their children may look like as adults if they continue with their present life-style, dietary and exercise habits. Stoler has hosted the American edition, which appears as a one-hour weekly series on The Learning Channel in the United States and the Food Network in Canada.

Stoler attended Tulane University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and sociology. She attended Columbia University, where she majored in applied physiology and nutrition and was awarded a Master of Science degree. In 2008, she completed a doctorate in clinical nutrition (D.C.N.) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking With Leading Wine Educator, Master Sommelier, Speaker, Writer and Researcher, Tim Gaiser

Tim Gaiser is a internationally renowned wine expert and lecturer. He is one of 175 individuals worldwide to ever attain the elite Master Sommelier wine title and is currently the Director of Education for the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas. He is also an adjunct professor for the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley.

Over his 25-plus year career Tim has taught thousands of students in wines and spirits classes at every level as well as developing wine education programs for restaurants, winery schools and wine distributors. He has experience in all phases of the wine industry - online, wholesale, retail, winery, and restaurant - including stints at Heitz Wine Cellars in the Napa Valley and Bix and Cypress Club restaurants in San Francisco, and Virtual Vineyards/the original His client list includes Fosters Global Wines, Diageo, American Express, Evian, Pepsico International, Fiduciary Trust, Franklin-Templeton, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo.

Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, Stops By To Help us Get in Shape This Summer!

Summer Time Shape Ups - From your health to your beauty routine and then some… The Beauty Girls’ Nicole Pearl has the scoop on getting in gear for summer from the inside out!

ABOUT Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has appeared on TV as a top beauty expert and has been a guest speaker for corporations. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty.

Movie Guy Steve Evans Gives us the Movie Hits and Misses!
Steve Evans, the Movie Guy, is going to tell us what we need to run out and see and what we can avoid in the movie theaters, this week!

So, grab your popcorn, folks! Get your movie news and reviews right here on the What's Cookin' Today show! Steve “The Movie Guy” will take a look at what’s hot at the box office and the new films being released this weekend.

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