Done: A Cook’s Guide To Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked By James Peterson

James Peterson Click Here To Listen Done. answers the age-old question that stumps all cooks: "Is it ready yet?" In this infinitely handy kitchen guide, foremost cooking authority James Peterson gives at-a glance answers for more than 85 of the most vexing-to-cook foods, from sauces, vegetables, fish, and meats to sweets. Detailed descriptions of smell, sound, look, and texture provide a quick reference, while more than 500 color photographs clearly capture each key stage of doneness. With distilled explanations of the 10 basic cooking methods for context, Done. is the solution to thermometer dependence. It's an instant classic for cooks of all skill levels.

Eat Pretty: Nutrition For Beauty, Inside And Out By Jolene Hart chats with Dr. Alvin

Jolene Hart Click Here To Listen Nutrition is the fastest-rising beauty trend around the world. Eat Pretty simplifies the latest science and presents a userfriendly program for gorgeous looks, at any age, that last a lifetime. Buzzwords like antioxidants, biotin, and omega-3s are explained alongside more than 85 everyday foods, each paired with their specific beauty-boosting benefit: walnuts for supple skin, radishes for strong nails. But healthful ingredients are just one aspect of beauty nutrition. Eat Pretty offers a full lifestyle makeover, exploring stress management, hormonal balance, and mindful living. Charts and lists, plus nearly 20 recipes, make for a delicious and infinitely useful package—in the kitchen, at the grocer, and on the go.

Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito of ABC-TV’s Extreme Weight Loss chats with Dr. Alvin

Rocco DiSpirito-Extreme Weight Loss Click Here To Listen   Rocco is an award winning chef and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pound A Day Diet. A cultural phenomenon, this book shows you how to lose up to a pound a day – without frustrating plateau’s – all while eating your favorite foods. Rocco has a VIP food delivery service and weight loss coaching program based on The Pound A Day Diet and has helped celebrity clients including Whoopi Goldberg, Diane Neal (Law and Order SVU), Joy Behar, Paul Stanley (Kiss) lose weight.  

The Cheat System Diet By Jackie Wicks chats with Dr. Alvin

Jackie Wicks Click Here To Listen Who doesn't love to cheat? Finally— a successful weight-loss program that allows you to eat that cupcake (and still lose weight!) For nearly a decade, PEERtrainer -- a wildly successful online "weight-loss lab" -- has provided its members with the best information on how to be successful at losing weight. Now The Cheat System Diet, tested and proven by hundreds of thousands of PEERtrainer members, brings this expertise to you. The Cheat System Diet is based on a simple list that divides foods into two categories: Cheats and Eats. Cheats are the foods we all crave (cookie, anyone?) and Eats are nutrient-dense foods. You can eat as many Eats [...]

Vegan For Fit By Attila Hildmann chats with Dr. Alvin

Attila Hildmann Click Here To Listen Live From Germany The first 100 test subjects lost over 970 pounds with Attila Hildmann's 30-Day Challenge. For the first time in their lives, these volunteers ate a diet for 30 days free of chemical additives, animal products, and starchy foods high in calories. Instead, they ate lots of natural, healthy products and delicious superfoods as part of Attila Hildmann's nutrition plan, and they began an exercise program of their own choosing. During the Challenge, the test subjects learned how to lose weight without going hungry while enjoying delicious foods such as pumpkin fries, noodles made from zucchini, and dairy-free ice cream. You can read what many of the [...]

The 3-Day Reset By Pooja Mottl chats with Dr. Alvin

Pooja Mottl Click Here To Listen Eating healthy can be a struggle. It’s hard to choose broccoli and brown rice instead of hot, cheesy pizza. And diets often ask you to cut out different foods all at once, leaving you feeling deprived. In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja Mottl outlines 10 simple ways you can change your cravings and start eating whole, healthy, delicious foods—three days at a time. Each reset takes only 72 hours to complete, which means you’ll be able to stay focused on healthy eating from start to finish. Resets include: sugar, wheat, salt, chocolate, yogurt, chicken, beverages, breakfast, salad, and takeout. Packed with delicious recipes and nutritional information to support why you [...]

Cooking With Fire By Paula Marcoux chats with Dr. Alvin

Paula Marcoux Click Here To Listen Paula Marcoux is a food historian who lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts; she has worked professionally as an archaeologist, cook, and bread-oven builder. She is the food editor of Edible South Shore magazine, writes on food history topics for popular and academic audiences, and consults with museums, film producers, and publishers. She also gives regular workshops on natural leavening, historic baking, and wood-fired cooking. Her web site is www.themagnificentleaven.com.

GW Commencement Speaker 2014 Jose Andres, author of Made In Spain chats with Dr. Alvin

Jose Andres Click Here To Listen   Americans have fallen in love with Spanish food in recent years, and no one has done more to play matchmaker than the award-winning chef José Andrés. In this irresistible companion volume to his public television show Made in Spain, José reminds us—in the most alluring and delicious way—that the food of his native Spain is as varied and inventive as any of the world’s great cuisines. To prove it, José takes us on a flavorful tour of his beloved homeland, from Andalucía to Aragón. Along the way, he shares recipes that reflect not just local traditions but also the heart and soul of Spain’s distinctive cooking. In the [...]

Juice It By Robin Asbell chats with Dr. Alvin

Robin Asbell-Juice It Click Here To Listen Juicing is cold off the press! Filled with 65 vibrant recipes for turning fresh fruits and vegetables into delicious and healthful juices, this refreshing cookbook offers essential guidance for utilizing the increasing number of juicers and high-performance blenders popping up in home kitchens. From perky blends such as Mango Green Tea Booster and Ginger Jolt to quiet soothers like Berry Melon and Grape Night's Sleep, these inspired beverages guarantee invigorating flavor combinations and prove the power of drinking your vitamins and loving it too. Whether the goal is weight loss, cleansing, increased nutrition, or more energy, Juice It! makes it easy to whip up blends that taste great.

Chef Malika Ameen on Fair Trade Recipes chats with Dr. Alvin

Malika Ameen Click Here To Listen Malika is a Chicago-based pastry chef and restaurateur with a love for unique flavor combinations. She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and Institute of Culinary Education in New York. She worked under three award-winning pastry chefs at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago and then spent five years at The Chateau Marmont where she was named “Best Pastry Chef” in 2003. She was chosen as a featured “cheftestant” on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts and then went on to launch her own online pastry business, ByMDesserts.