Monday, July 11, 2011

7/12 Chef Gerard Viverito, Hypertension, Les Kincaid, Ellie Krieger

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

We're Talking With Chef Gerard Viverito About Sustainable Cooking

Over 60% of the seafood sold in America is eaten in restaurants. This number reinforces what we already know: that restaurants have a huge impact on consumer taste. So what can we do in our restaurants to help? We must educate ourselves on the issues – both the problems and, most importantly, the solutions. There are many organizations, such as which provide accurate information on the status of fish stocks that we can use to help make responsible decisions. There are many fisheries that can provide delicious and sustainable seafood to our restaurants – though it takes a little extra work to find and source from these areas of the industry.

Chef Gerard Viverito is the Director of Culinary Education for, a NGO non-profit organization dedicated to educating people around the globe on the issue of sustainability in the seas. []

As Passionfish's Director of Culinary Education, Chef G. highlights the efforts of many people who are working hard to save the seas, Chef G. develops feasts that celebrate sustainable and seasonal seafood featured in his recipes. Chef G has used his culinary talents to develop recipes that not only fit seasonal fish harvesting but are delicious.

Bert Sperling and Dr. Michael J. Bloch Tell Us About America's Hypertension Hot Spots

To shed light on the risks of uncontrolled hypertension, a national analysis conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces, sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., identifies the nation’s Hypertension Hot Spots, or cities that face the most challenges due to hypertension risk factors and complications.

Although hypertension is the second-leading preventable risk factor for death in the United States, it typically has no symptoms, and more than half of diagnosed patients with hypertension still do not have their blood pressures under control.

Bert Sperling founder of Sperling’s BestPlaces, developed a software program named "Places, U.S.A." in 1985 which allowed people to enter their personal preferences to find their own best place. For more than twenty years, Bert Sperling has been helping people find their own Best Places to live, work, play and retire. As the foremost creator of these studies, his work appears in the national media nearly every month.

Michael J. Bloch, M.D. is an American Society of Hypertension board-certified clinical hypertension specialist from Reno, Nev., an associate professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the founder and medical director of the innovative Risk Reduction Center and Vascular Institute at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, both located in Reno, Nev. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. As a principal investigator on several clinical trials, Dr. Bloch's research has focused on the diagnosis and management of renovascular disease and exploring means of overcoming barriers to hypertension and dyslipidemia control.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Visiting with Les Kincaid to find out Who's Got the Best Wines, Today!
Les Kincaid, host of the Les Kincaid Wines & Vines Show, will tell us about some problems in growing grapes worldwide and the solutions of some wineries, winemakers and grape farmers that are producing great product and then offer it at reasonable prices. Les reminds us - Wine is Food.
Les always presents his listeners with stimulating, pro-vocative information and great interviews or discussions with interesting, intelligent, knowledgeable guests all within the wine industry. Whether they are vintners, winery owners, Sommeliers or Master Sommeliers they can all talk about wine with authority.
Mom and “Healthy Appetite” Host Ellie Krieger Shares Her Tips on How to Spend Quality Time in the Kitchen And Teach Your Children to Make Healthy, Kid-Friendly Meals!

Ellie Krieger is the host of “Healthy Appetite” and a best selling author. She’s teaming up with Barilla pasta this summer to come up with recipes that are ‘kid-friendly.’

Ellie educates others on eating in a healthy, realistic and easy way without sacrificing taste. That’s why this celebrity chef and registered dietician is teaming up with Barilla Piccolini to share the secrets of creating delicious, healthy meals for kids without sacrificing taste and flavor. Ellie created recipes for Barilla along with her daughter using Piccolini pasta that she can share. Ellie’s motto is, “To get people to eat well, don’t say a word about health, just cook fantastic food for them.” And the same hold true for kids.

New York Times bestselling author Ellie Krieger helps people of all ages achieve wellness and get the most out of life. She is a registered dietitian and host of the hit show, “Healthy Appetite,” on Food Network.Ellie’s 2005 book Small Changes Big Results is a how-to on easy-to-live-with habit changes that yield optimal results. Ellie’s second book, THE FOOD YOU CRAVE: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, and her new book, So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week, each topped the New York Times Bestseller list. So Easy is packed with delicious meal solutions for food lovers who want to eat healthy, but struggle to make it happen with life's hectic pace.

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