It’s Summer-Time For Food, Family, and Friends With Chef Martita Jara Of OWN’s Home Made Simple chats with Dr. Alvin

Martita Jara-Summertime Click Here To Listen She was your favorite “Next Food Network Star” contestant and now she’s part of OWN’s “Home Made Simple”.  Martita Jara is a self-taught professional chef specializing in fun and ready to help you become a master hostess this summer. From food, to décor, let Martita give you the insider tips that will make your next party a hit!   Throw a party that looks like the latest magazine feature.  You can do it with Martita’s help and guidance. All it takes is a few steps and some creativity.  

Food Network And Cooking Channel’s Claire Robinson Shares BBQ Recipes on DrAlvin.Com

Claire Robinson Click Here To Listen Claire Robinson combines her passions for food and television in 5 Ingredient Fix, a Food Network series featuring delicious eclectic recipes made with five ingredients or fewer. She believes the best dishes feature carefully selected fresh foods with distinct flavors and a straightforward cooking style that also promotes healthy and seasonal eating. Claire also joined Food Network’s primetime lineup as the host of Food Network Challenge (as of April 2010), bringing her culinary knowledge and passion for the iconic show to its brand-new set and providing minute-by-minute details of the thrilling challenges. Claire is also the host of Cooking Channel's Quest for the Fresh. With a multiethnic background, Claire cites [...]

Travel Channel’s David Guas Of American Grilled chats with Dr. Alvin

David Guas Click Here To Listen Travel Channel’s new grilling competition series “American Grilled,” hosted by renowned chef and restaurateur David Guas. The series highlights the various local tastes of America –showcasing unique regional ingredients that are not your typical BBQ/grilling fare – blue crab in Annapolis, MD, rainbow chard in Memphis, TN, scuppernongs (a form of grape) in Asheville, NC and head cheese in David’s hometown of New Orleans, as some examples.

Salad Samurai: 100 Cutting-Edge, Ultra-Hearty, Easy-to-Make Salads You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Love By Terry Hope Romero chats with Dr. Alvin

Terry Hope Romero-Salad Samurai Click Here To Listen   Award-winning chef and Veganomicon coauthor Terry Hope Romero knows her veggies. In Salad Samurai, she's back to teach you the way of the veggie warrior, rescuing salads from their bland, boring reputation and "side" status with more than 100 vibrant, filling entrees. This is your guide to real salad bushido: a hearty base, a zesty dressing, and loads of seriously tasty toppings. Based on whole food ingredients and seasonal produce, these versatile meatless, dairy-free dishes are organized by season for a full year of memorable meals.  

Good Morning Paleo: More Than 150 Easy Favorites To Start Your Day, Gluten- And Grain-Free By Jane Barthelemy chats with Dr. Alvin

Jane Bathelemy-Good Morning Paleo Click Here To Listen A good breakfast has long been touted as the secret to a great day. But if you're following a Paleo diet, traditional favorites like English muffins, yogurt, oatmeal, toast with jam, and treats like pancakes, waffles, and blueberry muffins are off the menu. Now, Jane Barthelemy, the author of Paleo Desserts, has whipped up more than 150 healthy, luscious, low-carb replacements free of gluten, grain, dairy, and refined sugar. Created to give you greater energy without hunger pangs, feelings of deprivation, or a crash later in the day, these recipes are nutrient-dense and see of the sugar and chemicals that trigger cravings and weight gain. You'll find [...]

The Put ’em Up! Preserving Answer Book: 399 Solutions To All Your Questions: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Fermenting, Making Infusions By Sherri Brooks Vinton chats with Dr. Alvin

Sherri Brooks Vinton Put Em Up Answers Click Here To Listen Do you have questions about preserving food? Sherri Brooks Vinton has the answers! In this handy Q&A reference, Sherri answers 399 of the most commonly asked questions about canning, pressure canning, refrigeration, freezing, drying, and fermentation, including how to apply these techniques to specific fruits and vegetables. She also addresses setting up your kitchen, choosing the best varieties for your needs, making substitutions, and much more. With this kitchen companion in hand, even complete beginners will soon be putting up the harvest, safely and easily.

Fresh Cooking: A Year Of Recipes From The Garrison Institute Kitchen By Shelley Boris chats with Dr. Alvin

Shelley Boris   Click Here To Listen Fresh Cooking is exactly what the home cook desires—a cookbook with range and flexibility that addresses seasonality, budget, and diverse diets and tastes. Built around meals Shelley Boris created for the Garrison Institute, a retreat center in New York's Hudson Valley, it contains thirty-six menus, with four to five delicious recipes in each, organized by month. Caroline Kasterine's beautiful photographs compliment the recipes. From the beginning of her career in the heydey of New York City's culinary scene with Dean & Deluca, Shelley Boris has maintained a love of fine, fresh ingredients and an intuitive grasp of their possibilities. This book draws on her passion and experience to [...]

Scotch 101: How To Find The Perfect Gift For Your Dad By Balvenie Ambassador David Laird chats with Dr. Alvin

David Laird Click Here To Listen David Laird - The Balvenie Ambassador - Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland – an area steeped in whisky trading and blending – The Balvenie Brand Ambassador and academic David Laird brings years of experience with whisky on both sides of the bar, having managed and owned bars in Tennessee and Oregon. David is both a science fanatic and an avid soccer player, boasting two science degrees and a soccer scholarship that eventually brought him to the United States. His next journey led him to Portland, Oregon where he served as general manager of Whiskey House, leading the promotion and tastings for more than 250 whiskies, thus fueling his [...]

The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal Joy In Modern Cooking By George Bryant chats with Dr. Alvin

George Bryant Click Here To Listen   The two top Paleo bloggers have come together to write the ultimate Paleo cookbook with over 100 recipes! George Bryant and Juli Bauer, two of the most insightful and well-respected Paleo powerhouses, have united to bring a myriad of bold and delectable gluten- & grain-free Paleo recipes straight from their kitchens to yours in their new cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen. Together, George and Juli have masterfully created daring flavor combinations that will bring your Paleo experience to a whole new level. This beautiful cookbook offers full-color photos along with tips, tricks, and anecdotes straight from the clever minds of these culinary mavericks. The Paleo Kitchen boasts more than [...]