ABOUT MARLENE: Bestselling cookbook author Marlene Koch is known as a "magician in the kitchen" for her extraordinary ability to create amazingly healthy yet unbelievably delicious recipes. A nutritionist and professional cooking instructor whose taught the principles of healthy cooking to chef's across the country for the American Culinary Federation, Marlene's "customer top rated" on QVC where she appears regularly, and her books and better-for-you recipes have been featured on television from the "Today Show" to the "Food Network," in print from publications such as Cooking Light, Men's Fitness, and Diabetes Health, to across the web from Hungry-Girl, to iVillage, and about.com.
Marlene she holds a nutrition degree from U.C.L.A. with advanced training in child and adolescent weight management and is a regular contributor to healthy eating and diabetes publications and websites. Marlene resides in California with her two sweet loving boys and husband and is the go-to cook for a big food loving family.
NELSON TUCKER – THE WINE GUY
He has been in the wine business for many years as a retailer, provider of hard-to-find, rare wines, and wine and food critic. Actually, the word "critic" does not fit when it comes to wine since he has rarely met one that he didn't like. His discerning palate does give him the ability to know the difference in good and great wines.
Nelson is the CEO of The Wine Guy, LLC, and President/CEO of the Top 100 Cabs of the Napa Valley. He Nelson Tucker is also CEO of the International Wine Judges Association.
The Wine Guy - Nelson is the founder and organizer of The Winer's Club, a group of wine enthusiasts in Southern California. He and his wife, Elva, have travelled to most wine producing countries in the world in search of the world's best wines. Their next planned trips include Napa Valley, Spain, Germany and Italy (Tuscany wine region in May 2012).