Book Spotlight: ‘At Home With Natalie Morales’

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As the beloved and longtime news anchor and co-host of the TODAY show, current West Coast anchor of the TODAY show, host of Access, and co-host of Access Live, as well as the mother of two young boys, Natalie Morales knows how hard it can be night after night to get a healthful dinner on the table that the whole family will enjoy. Morales was born in Taiwan to a Brazilian mother and Puerto Rican father, and she lived around the world as a child—Panama, Spain, and Brazil. That multicultural experience fed her love for good food, but it’s her experience as a working mom that taught her how to cook on the run and keep her recipes healthful. The result is a personal collection of 125 recipes Morales makes at home for her family, including Chicken in Garlic Sauce, Grilled Chimichurri Soy Steak, Sweet and Spicy Slow Roasted…

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About Kiwi Berries

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Though kiwi berries are basically just mini kiwis, the flavor isn’t the same. Those who’ve tried it say it’s complex, sweet, and acidic.

Native to northern regions in Asia with cooler climates — like central China, Siberia, and Japan — the kiwi berry, or Actinidia Arguta, has actually been growing in the United States for more than 150 years. So how has it remained under the radar since the 1870s? No one has ever tried to commercialize it. But now that’s about to change.  READ MORE

Now Streaming: The Truth About Alcohol

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Emergency room doctor Javid Abdelmoneim endeavors to learn the truth about alcohol, both its benefits and risks, by exploring the science of drinking.

The Guardian-Abdelmoneim is an A&E doctor, so he knows a thing or two about booze and what it does to people (and what it does to the NHS). He’s a moderate drinker himself, so he has about double the recommended limit. Now, by sharing the latest science and research, and doing experiments on himself and on others, he’s getting to The Truth About Alcohol

Playing on YouTube and can also be found on Netflix

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“Top Chef” Contestant Fatima Ali’s Cancer Returned, Opting to Savor Life.

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Pakistaní Chef and Season 15 Top Chef contestant has reported bad news.  This is an incredibly sad report but the way Ali puts things into perspective, let it be a love letter to savor life:

Extra- Along with revealing that her cancer cells “are back with a vengeance,” Ali shared in an essay on Bon Appétit’s site on Tuesday, “My oncologist has told me that I have a year to live, with or without the new chemotherapy regimen. I was looking forward to being 30, flirty and thriving. Guess I have to step it up on the flirting. I have no time to lose.”. READ MORE

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The New Flavor on Netflix: Samin Nosrat’s SALT FAT ACID HEAT

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Samin Nosrat is an American chef, food writer, best selling author and recently adding television host to her list of accomplishments.  Moreover,  she writes regularly as a food columnist for The New York Times Magazine.  

Her bestselling book, SALT FAT ACID HEAT is an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, SALT FAT ACID HEAT has taught and inspired a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen…

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Los Angeles: Danny Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts

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The movie and television tough guy, Danny Trejo has a sweet side.  The menu features fun names of his delectable treats, the machete is jelly filled.  Other donuts include the O.G., Abuelita, Low Rider and more.  He passion for food extends beyond sweets.  He started with Danny Trejo’s Tacos.   The menu included vegan and gluten-free menu items.  Check out his website and a great interview with the Duke of Donuts.  http://www.trejosdonuts.com

First Black MasterChef after Nine Seasons

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MasterChef Gerron Hurt tweeted, “After 24 hours I am still on cloud nine.”   He also said, “You are now looking at America’s first Black MasterChef.

Halfway through the two-hour finale of Fox’s “MasterChef” season nine, Louisville native Gerron Hurt had a feeling he’d be headed home with the coveted “MasterChef” title and the $250,000 grand prize.

“I am a very humble person, but when I got to the finale, I walked into the studio feeling really confident about what I was cooking,” Hurt told the Courier Journal. READ MORE

His style of cooking is Southern-inspired.

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McDiversity? Two Asian American Guys and A Replacement McDonald’s Poster

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More than a winning result happens in this story, a story about not exactly the right thing to do but maybe it will help McDonald’s and other corporations do more of the right thing.   The antic, credited to Crazy Rich Asians helping these Filipino American guys think more deeply about the need to be proactive about diversity:

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Two University of Houston students, Jevh Maravilla and Christian Toledo, went viral on Twitter after sharing images of a fake McDonald’s poster they made and hung at one of the fast-food chain’s locations in Pearland, Texas. The reason for the prank, they said, was because they noticed a lack of diversity on the decorative wall posters. They returned to the Pearland location with a plan: to hang a photo of themselves in the restaurant and see if anyone would notice.  READ MORE

It took 51 days before McDonald’s noticed…

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Why the Jamaican Beef Patty is a New NYC is a NYC Icon

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Written by Crystal A. Johnson -As a New Yorker, I have to spotlight what I’ve been eating since I was 5.  When I moved to other states I was disappointed that I couldn’t find them.   But the Food sensation has grown in popularity and is now being sold in several states in the frozen section.   Among the most popular makers of Jamaican Beef Patties is Golden Krust.

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However, in New York, you will find it in a Jamaican restaurant and oddly enough, you’ll find them in Italian Pizzerias.   If you’ve heard about them never quite allowed yourself to grab one from the frozen food section then let me and a fellow New Yorker introduce you to Jamaican Beef Patty.   Watch this piece and see the Recipe for the Jamaican Beef Patty  

Reese Witherspoon Invites You to some Down Home Recipes- New Cookbook

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Academy award–winning actress, producer and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup’. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.