KRISTIN JENSEN – CO-AUTHOR, SLAINTE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IRISH CRAFT BEER AND CIDER
SLAINTE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IRISH CRAFT BEER AND CIDER
As craft brewing and cider making grows in Ireland, there is a large audience of interested and active drinkers and brewers as well as less heavily involved but equally interested readers looking for information, advice and guidance that relates specifically to Ireland. Sláinte is designed by two writers within the community to help spread the word, to inform and to delight all these potential readers.
Sláinte will cover everything from the basics of how beer and cider are made to profiles of the people and stories behind the microbreweries that are fuelling Ireland s craft beer revolution, all the way through to tips on matching beer and cider with food and Irish farmhouse cheese and recipes that incorporate craft brews.
MORE ABOUT KRISTIN JENSEN:
The story of how I wound up in Ireland is probably the same as a lot of expats – I met a man. After a year spent racking up big long-distance phone bills and even bigger Visa bills from a few transatlantic trips back and forth between Ireland and the US, I moved to Ireland in 1999 with two suitcases, thinking I’d stay for one year, maybe two. Sixteen years later, I’m still here – married to the man, with dual citizenship, two kids with Irish accents, a house in the countryside and my own business.
Ireland has been good to me and I love calling it my home. I also love Irish food. Coming from the US, where the food travels 1,500 miles on average to reach your plate, I believe that on this small island, all Irish food is local food. And as Colman Andrews says in The Country Cooking of Ireland, “Ireland — for its superlative raw materials, its immensely satisfying traditional home cooking, and its new wave of artisanal producers and imaginative but well-grounded chefs — [is] simply one of the most exciting food stories in the world today.”
In my day job, I’m a freelance editor and writer specialising in editing cookbooks and food books. My first book, Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider, co-authored with Caroline Hennessy, was published in 2014 by New Island. I am also the secretary of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild and I write a monthly beer column for Georgina Campbell’s ezine.
FITNESS EXPERT LAURA DEANGELIS - FEELING FIT, FUN & FAB FOR SPRING: SPRING TRAINING TO GET FIT, HEALTHY AND PREPARED FOR THE SEASON
LAURA DEANGELIS TALKS ABOUT:
• Exercises to get you looking good and ready for spring break (healthful, low impact exercises)
• Fitness dos and don’ts after slacking off during the winter (over-exertion, little sleep, irregular exercise)
• Making healthy foods part of your diet (rewarding yourself the right way)
• Going on the offense when you feel a cold coming on
ABOUT LAURA DEANGELIS:
Laura has had a long and successful communications career, hosting the nationally syndicated Health & Home Report, and appearing on Coffee with America and WNBC’s New York Live show. She has won several Telly Awards, a first-place win for in-depth reporting from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists and received several Emmy nominations from the Boston/New England chapter of the National Television Academy. Laura also received her fitness certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). In her free time, she writes for her website LauraLovesFitness.com and uses her workout routine to fight off life’s stresses.
KEEP UP WITH LAUREN AT: LAURALOVESFITNESS.COM
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QUICK FIX SOUTHERN COOKBOOK AUTHOR & CHEF REBECCA LANG - TIPS AND TRADITIONS FOR A GREAT EASTER HOLIDAY
SOME TASTY TOPICS ON REBECCA’S EASTER MENU INCLUDE:
• FAMILY TIME – Time-saving tips that allow you to spend more quality family time
• MAKING MEMORIES – Recipes that will make a lasting impression on guests
• SWEET HOLIDAY – Creating decadent deserts that will top off any meal
• FASHION FACTS – Why Easter is a great time to save on spring fashions
ABOUT REBECCA LANG:
Rebecca Lang is a food writer, cooking instructor, and a ninth-generation Southerner. She is author of Southern Living’s Around the Southern Table, Quick-Fix Southern, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, and Southern Entertaining for a New Generation. She has appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend, WGN America’s Midday News, and numerous regional and local networks. Rebecca and her cooking have been featured in more than 50 nationally televised Southern Living food segments and in publications such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, FoxNews.com, Glamour and Fitness magazines. She serves as a contributing editor for Southern Living and MyRecipes.com, teaches cooking classes across America, and writes a blog at www.rebeccalangcooks.com that has been featured on the James Beard Foundation Blog, Delights and Prejudices, and noted in Food News Journal’s Best of the Blogs.
HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT DANNY LIPFORD - SPRING CHORE CHECKLIST: GET YOUR SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE TO-DO’S DONE IN A DAY
With the right tips, tools and an essential To-Do list, you can be geared to tackle your Spring Home Maintenance in only one day- without blowing your budget, or your cool! Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford has created an easy and concise list of common tasks to get your home back in order and ready for whatever the Spring ahead has in store!
Danny Lipford is a veteran remodeling contractor and television personality known to audiences as Host of the Emmy-Nominated and nationally-syndicated home improvement TV and radio shows: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade, and has made more than 160 national television appearances. Danny has been a longtime contributor to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and BHG.com, and is a source for hundreds of other popular magazines and websites each year.
AMONG THE TOPICS DANNY WILL DISCUSS:
- Low cost spring chores that pay off in the long run
- Easy exterior fix ups any homeowner can do
- DIY tips and solutions from the expert
- The essential tasks to tackle this spring to keep your home running smoothly
- And more!