Christina Pirello brings a fresh series to public television about eating right and feeling great. It captures the experience of attending a live cooking event with the internationally acclaimed authority on natural and whole foods. Each episode begins at one of Christina's cooking classes, where the vivacious chef delivers powerful messages about the impact of food choices on overall health and well-being. This season's topics focus on choosing the right foods to help fight and prevent heart disease, age gracefully, manage stress and improve body functions. Then, she prepares a delicious vegan meal while interacting with the studio audience.
Christina Previous Broadcasts
Soy Vey (Episode #117)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
Is soy good for us? Bad? Will soy make you healthy or is it bad for our health? How much should we eat? Will I get enough protein from soy? What about GMO's (genetically modified organisms)? These and other burning questions will be answered for you when we place the focus on that wonder food...soy.
The Sicilian Kitchen (Episode #116)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
Sicily is Italy with magic dust sprinkled on it. The simplicity of life; the rough terrain; the history are just part of what makes Sicily so special. And the food! Simple ingredient are transformed into sublimely familiar dishes we all know and love. In this show, I'll share some of the secrets to great Southern Italian food and some of my favorite Auntie Pina stories.
The Big Game....Winning Recipes (Episode #115)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
All eyes are on the big game and while visions of tailgate parties dance in most men's heads, the rest of us worry about the fat, calories, salt and chemicals that come as part of the food we love to enjoy as we watch our favorite teams play to victory. In this class, we'll create healthy versions of classic tailgate and football party foods to delight your guests.
Making Over Your Life.... (Episode #114)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
...begins in the kitchen. But what about all the foods you love? What about comfort foods? Are you to jump into healthy eating with both feet, leaving behind all that you adore? Nope...you just have to understand how to make your family faves healthier. Join Christina to learn tips, tricks and techniques to adapt just about any recipe.
Light Dishes for Life (Episode #113)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
Wow, have we lost sight of what a proper portion looks like! Most restaurant meals could feed a small country! No wonder we're too heavy! How could we possibly avoid it? In this class, we'll look at portion sizes and cook to create perfectly seasoned food that is so satisfying, a few bites do the trick.