Sunday, November 14, 2010

11/15-Jeffrey Saad, Linda Golodner

Jeffrey Saad-United Tastes of America on the Cooking Channel

Cooking Channel will add another fresh face to their programming line-up this November, with the premiere of United Tastes of America, hosted by Jeffrey Saad, on Tuesday, November 16 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT. Jeffrey was a fan favorite contestant on season five, of The Next Food Network Star and will be making his Cooking Channel debut.

Each episode of United Tastes of America focuses on one iconic food staple, such as donuts, burgers and pizza – and explores it from every angle.  The history, process, science and pop-culture significance of each item are examined, along with a look at how today’s hottest chefs are reinterpreting them in unexpected ways.

Premiering Tuesday, November 16 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm ET, pizza is the first food on the menu at United Tastes of America.  In addition to the ultimate New York street slice and the hearty deep-dish style of Chicago, the episode explores what happens when pizza goes upscale and collides with international influences – resulting in unexpected Indian-curry and sushi pizzas.

ABOUT JEFFREY SAAD: Jeffrey Saad was a leading contestant on season five of The Next Food Network Star in 2009.   He began his food career at 13-years-old working in a Chicago diner, and at that moment he knew he would open restaurants and food would be his life.  Jeffrey also studied at the Culinary Institute of America, as well as the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

ABOUT COOKING CHANNEL: ( is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover.  For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to’s.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Food Network (, HGTV (, DIY Network ( and Great American Country (, is the manager and general partner.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 76 million Americans get sick from food borne illnesses every year and more than 300,000 of them are hospitalized.  The CDC also warns that raw foods of animal origin (including turkey) are the most likely to be contaminated. 
No one wants to get sick from contaminated food over the holidays, and no one wants to make their guests get sick, either --  yet the findings from a new survey indicate that more than one in five Americans admit their kitchen would fail a food safety inspection!
Golodner can provide specific recommendations on how to best:
*         Clean and disinfect your food prep area before and after handling raw foods
*         Separateyour meats and vegetables
*         Cook to recommended temperatures to kill any bacteria that might be present
*         Store leftovers safely
        Golodner can also share some more results from the Water Quality and Health Council survey, and lead your listeners to resources on the Web where they can get more information on food safety.    More information can be found at

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