LUCY BUFFETT - RESTAURATEUR AND AUTHOR - NEW COOKBOOK, GUMBO LOVE
A delicious love letter to the Gulf Coast's vibrant food culture.
Since she was a young girl, Lucy Buffett has believed in the power of gumbo-the stirring, the transformation of the roux, the simple ingredients cooking up into something much better than just the sum of its parts. It's only fitting that she signs her name with "Gumbo Love" and that she makes a living feeding people the most delicious, soul-satisfying food.
Her new cookbook, GUMBO LOVE, is a labor of love and includes recipes from all over the Gulf Coast. The dishes incorporate Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida, and Creole influences. Lucy proves through her collection of recipes that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions that make it a coastal destination year after year. And with some of the best seafood and produce the country has to offer, the Gulf Coast-beyond just New Orleans-has a vibrant cuisine and culture, making it a treasured culinary destination in its own right. Lucy combines over one hundred new recipes with old favorites. She lives by her mother's philosophy: "Life is short-eat dessert first," so the very first chapter is filled with delectable sweets like Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries, Buttermilk Orange Chess Pie, and Salted Butterscotch Blondies.
Since you can't live on dessert alone, you'll find Gulf Coast favorites from Tailgate Shrimp and Crab Dip to Lucy's Signature Summer Seafood Gumbo, and Crab and Corn Fritters, along with dozens of other seafood appetizers and main dishes. And if you tire of seafood, Lucy shares her family favorites like Daddy's Fried Chicken, Beer-Braised Beef Brisket, Southern Fried Creamed Corn, and Greens and Grits.
Incorporating stories from Lucy's childhood growing up in Mobile, Alabama, adventures traveling the seas as a cook, time spent working as a chef in New Orleans, and her philosophy of relaxation, gratitude, and seizing the day, this cookbook entertains and inspires as it serves up recipe after recipe, each tastier than the last.
THE BEST WAYS TO KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH LIFESTYLE EXPERT RAINA SEITEL MEMORIAL DAY ESSENTIALS
The best ways to kick off your Summer!
All hail the long weekend and the official kickoff for the Summer season! Memorial Day is upon us, and we’re squirming with anticipation for that blessed extra day off and summer activities. We’ve got Lifestyle Expert and Mom, Raina Seitel. to fill us in on her best tips for getting our busy summer in gear!
Lifestyle Expert Raina Seitel is a journalist, host and mother currently starring in Style Network’s City Girl Diaries. Raina Seitel is a correspondent for WNBC and a variety of media outlets. Raina Seitel is a lifestyle expert with a concentration on entertainment, fashion, beauty, dining, fitness, motherhood and travel. Raina is often found on a red carpet interviewing the hottest celebrities on the East Coast and West Coast. Raina Seitel has interviewed Madonna, Meryl Streep, Bill Clinton, Denzel Washington, Christie Brinkley, Dolly Parton, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Hugh Jackman, Clive Davis, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt and Rudy Giuliani. Raina Seitel is an Emmy Award winner.
FITNESS EXPERT JAMIE KRAUSS HESS SHARES TIPS ON STAYING FIT, ACTIVE AND HEALTHY
SUMMER BODY DONE RIGHT!
Fitness Expert Jamie Krauss Hess Shares Tips on Staying Fit, Active and Healthy Through the Summer Swelter
Could it be true? Is summer weather FINALLY on the horizon?! The winter has been ROUGH for most of us, no matter where we live, and many of us are anxious to bask in the glow of the sunshine and head out to enjoy the joys of the warmer weather. You may find your desire to get out of the gym and into the fresh air growing stronger and hopefully you’re inspired to set goals for fitness, health and activity.
But we have to be careful of setting the bar too high and not setting attainable goals for ourselves. Sometimes if we push too hard we end up hurting ourselves. We’ve got Fitness Expert Jamie Krauss Hess here to help us get our summer body the healthy way!
FOOD NETWORK’S ELLIE KRIEGER TALKS ABOUT THE NUTRITIOUS BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL AND DEMONSTRATES ITS USES IN HEART HEALTHY RECIPES
Studies have shown that a diet which features olive oil as a main source of fat has many health benefits, and may even help the body better absorb nutrients from vegetables and other foods.
There are three different types of olive oil available to U.S. consumers -- extra virgin, olive oil and light-tasting olive oil – but often people have a hard time knowing when to use each type. Ellie will help to clear up confusion about cooking with olive oils as well as provide clarity on other olive oil topics!