My Conversation With Frank Costantini, Author Of Italian Moms: Something Old, Something New: 150 Family Recipes

Click Here To Listen Frank Costantini “The best reason of all to say ‘Mamma mia!’” —Booklist (starred review) “Costantini presents these hearty, approachable recipes with sincerity and grace.” —Publishers Weekly “Costantini blends recipes and memoir to brilliant effect.” —Library Journal In her second cookbook, Elisa Costantini not only illuminates Italian cuisine through 150 homestyle recipes, she offers a loving celebration of food, family, and culture. Elisa Costantini once again shares her vision of Italian home cooking. In this sequel to her bestselling debut cookbook, Italian Moms: Spreading Their Art to Every Table, she serves up more than 150 recipes: some are influenced by her childhood in Abruzzo and others are reinvented classic dishes that pay [...]

My Conversation With Dan Whalen, Author Of Tots!: 50 Tot-ally Awesome Recipes From Totchos To Sweet Po-tot-o Pie

Click Here To Listen Dan Whalen It’s a fact: Americans love tots, and last year consumed 3.5 billion of them. And not just at home. From fast-food joints to high-end restaurants, chefs are joining the tot trend, serving exotically spiced tots or fun mash-ups like Totchos, with tots replacing the corn chips in nachos. But now, prepare for TOT-al domination! Created by mad-genius food blogger Dan Whalen, Tots! elevates the friendly little tater to its place in the culinary spotlight. This irresistible cookbook with a nubby tot-texture on the cover offers 50 delicious, playful, and surprising recipes for snacks, appetizers, inspired main dishes, and inspired sides, even desserts. (Yes, you could create an entire tot-centric [...]

My Conversation With Kamin Mohammadi, Author Of Bella Figura: How To Live, Love, And Eat The Italian Way

Click Here To Listen Kamin Mohammadi One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from [...]

Dina Rose, Author Of It’s Not About The Broccoli: Three Habits To Teach Your Kids For A Lifetime Of Healthy Eating

Click Here To Listen Dr Dina Rose You already know how to give your children healthy food, but the hard part is getting them to eat it. After years of research and working with parents, Dina Rose discovered a powerful truth: when parents focus solely on nutrition, their kids - surprisingly - eat poorly. But when families shift their emphasis to behaviors - the skills and habits kids are taught - they learn to eat right. Every child can learn to eat well, but only if you show them how to do it. Dr. Rose describes the three habits - proportion, variety, and moderation - all kids need to learn, and gives you clever, practical [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: David R. Blackburn

Southern Rock Restaurants, LLC is located in Franklin, TN just outside Nashville and owns and currently operates 74 McAlister’s Deli Restaurants in six states. The Company has assembled a talented senior management team and advisory Board. More importantly, the SRR management team has a demonstrated, successful track record in the industry, specifically in the operation and growth of multi-unit casual theme restaurants as led by industry veteran David R. Blackburn. Please review the Our Team tab of the SouthernRockRestaurants.com web site for a complete review leadership. Southern Rock Restaurants has partnered since 2011 with Capital Spring as its financial resource for growth and development which has over 4,000 restaurants in its portfolio. David R. Blackburn [...]

My Conversation With Dr. Ian K. .Smith, NY Times Best-Selling Author Of The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation

Click Here To Listen Ian Smith-Clean 20 From the New York Times bestselling author of SHRED and Blast the Sugar Out, the ultimate guide to clean eating! What is clean eating? In his newest diet book, Dr. Ian K. Smith teaches readers the benefits of clean eating and how to implement it in their own lives. He tells readers how to easily reduce unhealthy processed foods in their diets, a key to weight loss, disease prevention, and overall health. The Clean 20 focuses on twenty clean foods--from avocado to whole wheat pasta and everything in between--that readers can easily find, prepare, and incorporate into their diets. The Clean 20 includes a complete clean eating program [...]

My Conversation With The “Shakespeare Of Barbecue”, Chef Steven Raichlen

Click Here To Listen Steve Raichlen Where there’s Smoke there’s Fire! And where there’s fire, there’s Steven Raichlen. Following the breakout success of Project Smoke, the New York Times bestseller that brought Raichlen’s Barbecue! Bible® series to a new generation, comes Project Fire—a stunning, full-color celebration of the best of contemporary grilling from America’s master of live-fire cooking. No one knows his way around a grill like Steven Raichlen, and no one is better equipped to teach us how to deliver its best performance. Drawing on a combination of classic and boldly contemporary techniques, here are 100 inspired recipes that capture the full range of what grillers want to cook today. Consider your basic steak. [...]

Alison Roman, Author Of Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Alison Roman is known as much for her keeper recipes as her wry Instagram voice and effortless style. Her debut cookbook features 125 recipes for simple, of-the-moment dishes that are full of quickie techniques (think slathering roast chicken in anchovy butter, roasting citrus to bring out new flavors, and keeping boiled potatoes in your fridge for instant crispy smashed potatoes). Roman's recipes set today's trends and will show up as tomorrow’s classics: vegetable-forward with quality ingredients, punctuated by standout flavors like hot honey browned butter, preserved lemon, za'atar, and garlicky walnuts. Her ingenuity will seduce seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical enough for the [...]

Ellery Adams, Author Of Murder in the Locked Library (A Book Retreat Mystery) Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Ellery Adams Welcome to Storyton Hall, Virginia, where book lovers travel from near and far to enjoy the singular comforts of the Agatha Christie Tea Room, where they can discuss the merits of their favorite authors no matter how deadly the topic . . . With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again—managing Storyton Hall, and breaking ground on the resort’s latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the earth is dug up to start laying the spa’s foundation, something else comes to the surface—a collection of unusual bones and the ragged remnants of [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Julia Turner-McKinley

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Julia Turner McKinley My mother started me in the kitchen at age three. I remember it so vividly, standing on the chair at the stove and making lunch for my Dad. The lessons instilled are etched forever in my DNA. Serving others, we eat with our eyes first. “Make it pretty,” and smaller details like always toast the bread when making a sandwich have become the heartbeat of who I strive to be. Fast forward a few years, after much success in the banking industry as well as property management. I still had this burning desire to go back to what I love. My [...]