Thursday, July 7, 2011

7/7 Hell's Kitchen's Will Lustberg, Healthy Snacks, Booze News

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

We're Talking With Hell's Kitchen Contestant Will Lustberg!

Get ready for the heat of HELL’S KITCHEN as superstar chef Gordon Ramsay ushers in the series’ red-hot ninth season with 18 new competitors Monday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. These aspiring restaurateurs will brave Ramsay and his wrath as he once again puts the competitors through rigorous challenges to see who has the skill and passion to win a life-changing prize: a head chef position at BLT Steak in New York City.

Ramsay’s culinary challenges will range from the cute and cuddly as the chefs cook a “mommy and me” meal for a room full of moms and toddlers – to the sublime as the chefs are challenged to cook using different types of beer as the basis for their recipes. The winning teams will get to enjoy a private jet to Palm Springs, Indy-car racing, a $20,000-per-night suite in Las Vegas or a four-story yacht excursion, while the losing teams will be required to decorate for a high school reunion, take delivery of and butcher an entire side of beef, create ice sculptures and put together an entire children’s playground for family night.

In the season premiere, Ramsay launches the competition with the signature-dish challenge and is both impressed and disappointed right from the start. Before the dinner service can even begin, one contestant is rushed to the hospital and things go downhill quickly from there until one chef is eliminated from HELL’S KITCHEN.

As the teams are whittled down, the chefs get one step closer to earning the coveted black chef jacket. Eventually two finalists will compete head-to-head to try and impress Ramsay with their skills and only one lucky chef will walk away with the ultimate prize and fulfill their dreams as a head chef at one of the finest restaurants in America.

Hope Warshaw Helps Us Snack Right to Stay Fit!

Summer is the season for cool treats and backyard barbeques, and with so many opportunities to indulge, how do you treat yourself without compromising your sensible eating goals?

Nationally-recognized dietitian and author, Hope Warshaw, has been counseling people on sensible eating for more than 30 years. She is the author of several best-selling books including Eat Out, Eat Right: The Guide to Healthier Restaurant Eating and Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, and has also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN and numerous other networks.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking with Judi Laing, Founder of Booze News!

Booze News is a network of far-flung booze news correspondents and secretly embedded booze reporters…in bars, breweries, vineyards, cocktail lounges and booze boardrooms, world-wide, tirelessly sniffing out cutting edge news about the world of alcohol, just for you. It’s tough work, but the folks at are dedicated to bringing you exciting boozy tidbits to enliven your cocktail party patter and rounding out your BoozeNews IQ!

Judi Laing, founded BoozeNews as an excuse to delve into serious research about booze and all its glory. Her curiosity about the business of booze and merits of alcohol as a delicious elixir serve her well as she goes from bar to winery to brewery to distillery to discover everything you ever wanted to know about booze. So far, she still has a functioning liver and is learning to spit at wine tastings.

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