|Kate Adamick - Co-Founder, Cook for America|
There are two myths about serving good food to children in schools: One, there's not enough money and two, kids wont eat it. Kate Adamick, co-founder, Cook for America, proves the reverse and her program teaches school food service workers around the country how to cook. As for money, Adamick has found ways to use the funds from government sources more efficiently for schools and she says, "kids absolutely eat real food". Former attorney turned chef, Adamick gives details of her program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food, Kids, Obesity
|Mark Solasz - Assistant Vice-President, Master Purveyors, Inc.|
Master Purveyors, a New York, family-owned business opened by Sam Solasz in 1957, is committed to handling only the country's finest meats. Carrying on the tradition, Mark Solasz, assistant vice-president, gives tips on the tastiest cuts of beef (from the steer, the male animal, not the cow, the female). He points out that tastier cuts are more muscular. To economize during holidays, he suggests shell steaks which hold their price while rib eye and filet mignon prices soar. Learn more from Mark about good meat eating on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
|Keith Young - Fireman, Author, Firehouse Chef|
As well they should, New York firefighters eat well. Especially the folks in FDNY Ladder 156 in Brooklyn, NY. Their chef, Keith Young, is a graduate the prestigious culinary school of Johnson and Wales University, who, himself, is an award-winning chef. No order- in or take out for these firemen -- no fast food. It's hearty comfort food that can be re-heated if the alarm goes off. Young has written COOKING WITH THE FIREHOUSE CHEF, dedicating his book to the memory of 9/11. his recipes come from the heart and the head. Enjoy his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food, Dining
|Kelley Wind - Program Director, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food|
Your youngster may enjoy his school lunch of fried chicken patty on a white roll followed by whole milk and a package of snack cakes. But he or she would be far better fed with a barbecue chicken patty on a whole grain roll with two percent milk and a sliced apple for dessert. And while GYMW is cautious about applauding Congressional legislation, we welcome the recent passage of the Child Nutrition Bill. It's the government's response to fighting childhood obesity. At the forefront of implementing healthy school lunches is Kelley Wind, program director of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. Her group works with teachers and dieticians to educate students in health literacy. Every parent should learn about Kelley Wind's project and take action as she discusses her program with Judith West on Getting Your Moneys Worth. Childhood obesity leads to lifelong health issues.
Themes: Health, Kids, Food
|Margaret Feeney - Founder, Feeney Farm|
You know how important eating veggies is for your family. But you're tired of the complaints: "they don't taste good". Vegetables decrease weight, lower cholesteral levels and risk levels for chronic illness. Margaret Feeney, founder of Feeney Farm, a non-profit organization, shares cooking tips with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. She also shares specific information re: the value of vegetables for all ages.
Themes: Health, Nutrition, Food
|Josie Rubio - Nutrition Editor, VIVmag.com|
Do you try to eat "just one"? How guilty do you feel when you "junk food binge"? Over consumption of junk food has been shown to create addiction-like changes in brains of rats -- changes similar to cocaine or heroin. Josie Rubio, VIVmag.com nutrition editor, discusses how junk food binging may not just be a matter of will power with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Food, Diet
|Oleg Voss - Co-Founder, New York Street Cart, Schnitzel & Things|
Four Stars with Mustard. "Zagats" on the street". For an award-winning lunch, buy from the truck: Schnitzel & Things. You get a hand-pounded, lightly breaded cutlet of chicken, pork or cod along with potato salad and sauerkraut. Location by days available on the web: twitter, etc. Listen to Oleg Voss, co-founder and former financial analyst, describe his lunchtime niche on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneur, Food, Small Business
|Gerry Frank - Author, WHERE TO FIND IT, BUY IT, EAT IT IN NEW YORK|
Gerry Frank in his book, WHERE TO FIND IT, BUY IT, EAT IT, writes about New York. If you're ordering your bagel with a "smear", or stoppoing for a "slice", you're a New Yorker. You don't buy your bagels from a grocer and you give directions to the cabbie. Have a yearning for Greek? See Gerry's book. French, German, Thai, whatever your heart and stomach desires, find it in Gerry's book. Get his dining tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food, Money Tips, Dining
|Marion Nestle - Professor of Nutrition, New York University; Author, WHAT TO EAT|
Good News! Eating in has been substituted for eating out. Times are tough and your budget has forced cutbacks. Don't dispair. There are real benefits to home cooking for you and your loved ones. As a friend recently said, "If I eat out Saturday and Sunday, I weigh three to five pounds more on Monday." Hear New York University Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle's point of view on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity, Food
|Tim Stark - Author, HEIRLOOM, NOTES FROM AN ACCIDENTAL FARMER|
How hungry are you for a good tomato? Tim Stark, accidental tomato farmer, grows them. If you're eating at a four-star restaurant in New York City, you may well be eating his tomatoes, hot chilil peppers, and other veggies. Why is he an accidental farmer? He graduated from Princeton with plans to write. Instead, he owns a farm in Pennsylvania and supports his family by working the dirt. Okay, and he writes. See him with his book on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Food, Small Business, Entrepreneurs
|Paula Lukats - Executive Director, Just Food|
Do you crave food off the farm produce? You remember the kind: tomatoes that have a taste, peaches that have an aroma, and corn -- well, you remember: bushels of corn with firm kernals and no barren spots. Just Food makes this possible with community-supported agriculture. Hear Paula Lukats expain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
|Belinda Chang - Wine Director, Museum of Modern Art|
All art lovers world-wide flock to MOMA in New York City. Now add wine aficionados. The restaurant, Modern in Moma , has an international wine list directed by wine sommelier, Belinda Chang. And don't be afraid to order a glass. They serve so many patrons wine in a beautiful glass without ordering a bottle. Sommelier Chang tells you herself on Geting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dining, Food, Wine
|Jennifer 8 Lee - Author, THE FORTUNE COOKIE CHRONICLES|
Is there a General Tso? What's the most popular wedding day in the year for the Chinese? Do you know about the Great Kosher Duck Scandal? How did 110 people win in Powerball. All had the six right numbers? Watch Jennifer 8 Lee on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West and learn the answers.
Themes: Food, Dining
|Jon Vandegrift - General Manager, Shake Shack|
Craving a Chicago style hot dog in New York City? Or a mid-western style ice-cold root beer float? Well, maybe a California style burger with potato bun and mayo. Hear Jon Vandegrift, general manager of Shake Shack, describe this unique food kiosk under Restaurateur Danny Meyer's umbrella on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dining, Food
|Michelle Jean - Owner, Ginger's Restaurant; Contributor, GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK|
Michelle Jean, owner of Ginger's Restaurant in New York City and contributor to the GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK, explains the connection between healthy eating and the East Harlem Urban Community, a fresh concept fostered by Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer.
Themes: Dining, Working Women, Food, Women Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs
|Dave Melton - Domino's Pizza Franchisee|
Is the American Dream still alive and well? See for yourself as you view Dave Melton, franchisee of five Domino Pizza stores, relate his success and successes of his employees on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dining, Small Business, Food, Entrepreneurs
|"Eating Out In Today's Economy"|
Today's economy is part of everybody's thinking, so getting your money's worth when eating out has become even more important. Now, more than ever, I appreciate good food in a civilized environment....
|"Health Care Reform and Obesity"|
Listening to all the noise and clutter of health reform makes you think that all that matters is fixing the system. Michael Pollan, author of IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, presents a powerful argument for focusing on food reform....
Themes: Food, Health
| 60 Seconds on Value: "Improving Recipes with Science"|
Kenneth Chang in his New York Times food article combined science with folk lore. His mom added a dash of sugar to the vegetables insisting that they tasted and looked better. Chang asked bio chemists to answer some kitchen folk lore....
| 60 Seconds on Value: "Be a Cheapskate"|
Neal Templin, New York Times Cheapskate, writes "Food prices have soared." His guide to grocery shopping: shop at one store that has reasonable prices for most everything....
Themes: Consumers, Finance, Food
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