Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6/9 Gadgets for Dads & Grads, Weight Loss Scents, LA WineFest, Health Benefits in Tea,

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Tech Expert Marc Saltzman Gives Us The Latest Updates on ALL the Hot Gadgets For Dads & Grads!

Give Dad or Your Favorite Grad the Recognition They Deserve! It’s that time of year to show dad or your favorite grad how much you really appreciate them.

Marc, a 14-time author, has appeared on numerous television stations, including CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News, CBS, NBC, G4TV and Discovery Channel. Along with covering consumer electronics and online tech trends for nearly 50 publications, Marc has just entered his tenth year as Gannett's syndicated video gaming critic, with columns appearing in more than 85 newspapers across the country each week.

At Last... Research Shows There Really is a Difference in How We Lose Weight! Neurologist Alan Hirsch and Emmy Award Winning Journalist Dayna Devon Tell Us More!

With warm weather and bathing suit season just around the corner, both men and women are looking for ways to get into shape this summer. But did you know there are scientific reasons behind why men and women lose weight differently?

Dr. Alan Hirsch, a neurologist and smell and taste expert, and Emmy award-winning journalist and previous co-host of Extra Dayna Devon – who recently lost 20 pounds – will be available via satellite on Thursday, June 9th to discuss the science behind weight loss and tips on losing extra pounds this summer.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Dr. Joel Fisher Tells Us About the Upcoming LA WineFest - June 11-12!

The 2010 LA WineFest was incredibly well reviewed and considered the most fun consumer/educational WineFest in California. The 2011 LA WineFest will feature additional food purveyors, the Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour and already and a significant increase in both wineries and vendors. This year the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles will be the Charity partner.

Southern California is the largest wine market in the country, and the LA WineFest remains the largest consumer wine event in Los Angeles. The LA WineFest is all about showing the finest in wine, spirits, beers and the great California lifestyle!

Joel M. Fisher, PhD writes or has written for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California, for the Beverly Hills Courier, and since 2010 for the Underground Wine Letter. From 2007-2009 he taught at Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. Prior to that, he was the wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California — Los Angeles for seven years and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California and Wine Discoveries. Net. A Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, he is also a member of The Tasting Panel (formerly the Bon Appetit Tasting Panel).

Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Circle of Wine Writers (UK), and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Writers. Awarded a Wine Enthusiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the Culinary Institute of America, he is the author of the Wine Work Book, now in its 6th edition. Dr. Fisher co-led a program for chefs and culinary students to the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and to wineries in Burgundy and Champagne in 2005. In June 2006 he again led a program, “Wine and Cuisine of Iberia,” to Spain and Portugal. Future programs to wine regions are in the works.

Dr. Melina Jampolis Tells Us About the Health and Nutritional Benefits of Tea!

As more and more Americans focus on keeping fit, staying young and living longer, they’re changing the way they eat and drink. Many are making it a point to drink more tea – and the proof is in the amazing increase in tea consumption.

Tea sales have increased more than 400% over the past 20 years, rising from $1.87 billion in 1990 to $7.77 billion in 2010. According to industry experts, the category is expected to grow to nearly $15 billion in 2012, and specialty tea, which currently makes up 36% of the market, will account for 50% of all sales.

One type of tea, Puerh, is riding the wave as the new discovery beverage, not only because it offers delicious flavor, but also for its health benefits. Although new to many Americans, Puerh has been known in China for centuries as the healing tea. Its health benefits are legendary in Asia and, in fact, it’s called the “skinny tea” in Taiwan. Puerh teas offer increased antioxidants, and are thought to reduce cholesterol, support healthy weight loss, naturally boost energy and improve digestion and metabolism. They actually contain more antioxidants than green tea. Internist and board certified physician nutritionist specialist, Dr. Melina Jampolis (one of only a few hundred in the country) specializes exclusively in nutrition for weight lost and disease prevention and treatment.

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