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Katherine on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

November 5, 2013

“It Does A Body Bad?” 

The Daily Show’s Ed Helms (“The Office”) Investigates Weapons of Mass Destruction you may be harboring in YOUR OWN HOME!
Watch Helms interview Katherine

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Photo by: Comedy Central) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Katherine Tallmadge being interviewed by The Daily Show's Ed Helms ( (Photo by: Comedy Central) Katherine Tallmadge being interviewed by The Daily Show's Ed Helms ("The Office")

Watch Katherine being interviews by The Daily Show's Ed Helms ("The Office") on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 


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Georgetown Benetton Celebrates New Autumn & Winter Collection

October 31, 2013

Wednesday night, Washington VIPs and style-setters were treated to an exclusive glimpse of the United Colors of Benetton Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at the Georgetown flagship store. Washington's fashionable and their families - many attired in Benetton looks - mingled with Benetton USA President & CEO Ari Hoffman, who flew in from New York for the occasion. Benetton-clad honorees included Washington Redskin Reed Doughty, Top Chef's Spike Mendelsohn, BET Network EVP & CFO Michael Pickrum, Washingtonian's Kate Bennett, Washington personality Susanna Quinn, author Helena Andrews, and Gilt City's Marissa Schneider were among those honored at the event. 

Benetton clad honorees Gilt City's Marissa Schneider, author Helena Andrews, Benetton USA President & CEO Ari Hoffman, Washingtonian's Kate Bennett and Washington personality Susanna Quinn (Photo by: Moki Media) Benetton clad honorees Gilt City's Marissa Schneider, author Helena Andrews, Benetton USA President & CEO Ari Hoffman, Washingtonian's Kate Bennett and Washington personality Susanna Quinn

Hoffman was thrilled to honor the historic location: "We're deeply rooted here in Washington. We've been here for over 20 years, and obviously we have this amazing location which is really the cornerstone of Georgetown retail. We bought the building because we believe so much in this location."

Dressed head-to-toe in looks from the A/W collection, #BeBenetton honorees Redskin Reed Doughty, BET EVP & CFO Michael Pickrum and Top Chef's Spike Mendelsohn (Photo by: Moki Media) Dressed head-to-toe in looks from the A/W collection, #BeBenetton honorees Redskin Reed Doughty, BET EVP & CFO Michael Pickrum and Top Chef's Spike Mendelsohn

"I love Georgetown," Hoffman told me. "It feels like a mix between Europe and Manhattan; if I moved to Washington, this is where I'd live!"

Katherine Tallmadge, Personalized Nutrition & Georgetown Dish with Ari Hoffman, Benetton USA President and CEO (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) Katherine Tallmadge, Personalized Nutrition & Georgetown Dish with Ari Hoffman, Benetton USA President and CEO

In addition to complimentary Ketel One cocktails, prosecco, wine and light hors d'oeuvres, guests got an early jump on their trick-or-treating at a full-fledged candy bar.

Kids enjoy the candy bar at #BeBenetton Georgetown (Photo by: Moki Media) Kids enjoy the candy bar at #BeBenetton Georgetown

Attendees took home gift bags - outfitted with Benetton headphones and catalogues - and enjoyed an exclusive VIP discount on Autumn/Winter 2013 merchandise. Noting the fashionable vibe, Hoffman said "It's amazing when you see customers - old and new - wearing Benetton, and how beautiful they really look. I'm very proud because I see the clothes in the stores and on the hangers, but here they really come to life with this good-looking crowd."

Victoria Pomeroy, Guest of A Guest DC's Nicole Mills & Morgan Evans and Jamie Drucker (Photo by: Moki Media) Victoria Pomeroy, Guest of A Guest DC's Nicole Mills & Morgan Evans and Jamie Drucker


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Summer's Last Sigh: Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

October 1, 2013

Four Seasons Hotel Executive Chef Douglas Anderson (Photo by: Four Seasons Hotel) Four Seasons Hotel Executive Chef Douglas Anderson

Don't say good-bye to summer yet. There is still plenty of summer's most lovely seasonal produce, particulary heirloom tomatoes - my favorite - to entertain with, as evidenced by Four Seasons' beautifully prepared Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, and other recipes from Diet Simple Farm to Table Recipes. My recipes were uniquely and beautifully interpreted by the Four Seasons Hotel Executive Chef Douglas Anderson  for my presentation, "Four Steps For Strengthening Muscle and Bone - Some Surprises!" exclusively for Four Seasons Health Club members. 

Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes as Interpreted by Four Seasons Hotel Executive Chef Douglas Anderson (Photo by: Katherine Tallmadge) Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes as Interpreted by Four Seasons Hotel Executive Chef Douglas Anderson

Every vegetable in the recipe - the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, sweet onions, and garlic - can be found at the local Farmers Markets at Rose Park on Wednesday or Dupont  Circle on Sunday or any other Fresh Farm Market locations. The possibilities are endless! This is a naturally vegetarian recipe. But for the meat lovers, it's great with grilled chicken or seafood on the side.

"Katherine's Market Recipe," is designed to be delicious, easy, quick, family-friendly, nutritious (heart-healthy & diabetes-friendly), and to highlight produce found at our local Farmers Markets this week. At your Farmers Market, you'll find produce picked at peak ripeness, which means maximum flavor, texture and nutrition. You're also helping save the environment when you buy at your Farmers Market. Here's how ...

Katherine Tallmadge presenting to Four Seasons Health Club members (Photo by: Viggy Parr) Katherine Tallmadge presenting to Four Seasons Health Club members

Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes
By Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D.
From "Diet Simple Farm to Table Recipes: 50 New Reasons to Cook in Season!"

8 servings

Ingredients: 

Vinaigrette:
2 Tablespoons Freshly Harvested Extra Virgin Olive Oil (All Things Olive)
2 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (1 Lemon)
1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Oregano or Basil (or 1 tsp dried)
1 Clove Garlic, Minced (optional)
Salt and Pepper to Taste (Salt is not necessary with the cheese and olives)

Vegetables:
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced into a half-moon shape
1 onion, peeled and chopped coarsely
1 medium yellow, purple or green bell pepper, cored, seeded, chopped into large bite-size pieces
1 cup pitted Kalamata or other Greek Olives
4 Heirloom Tomatoes, quartered, and cut into large, bite-size pieces

4 ounces Feta or Goat Cheese, broken into small bits

Instructions: 

Combine the vinaigrette ingredients in a large salad bowl and whisk until blended. Add the cucumbers, onion, pepper, and olives and toss into vinaigrette. Let sit for twenty minutes to marinate. Add the heirloom tomatoes and cheese when ready to serve.

Tomatoes are one of the "superfoods." Men who consumed 10 or more servings of tomato products a week had a 35% decrease in risk of prostate cancer relative to those who consumed 1.5 servings or fewer per week.  This is largely attributed to “lycopene” in the tomatoes, which is also in other red fruits such as watermelon, pink grapefruit and guava.  Men with lycopene levels in the top 20% had a 46% decrease in risk of heart attack compared to those in the bottom 20%.  Lycopene is a potent scavenger of gene-damaging free radicals. But don't expect to get it from a supplement. You must eat the tomato as you need the whole food to receive the benefits! Here's an explanation...

Lycopene (Red fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon, guava): Many studies have shown that lycopene-rich foods reduce the risk of prostate cancer, but the mechanism behind that reduction was not well understood until now. A recent study found that lycopene has a substantial protective effect against prostate cancer by interfering with the genes that would allow the prostate cancer cells to grow and survive. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends that men take advantage of lycopene’s cancer-preventing effects and fill their diets with foods such as tomatoes, watermelon and guava.


Bottom line: Fill your diet with lycopene-rich foods such as tomatoes, watermelon, and red grapefruit. Remember—the cancer-fighting properties of lycopene in tomatoes are much stronger when the tomatoes are cooked, such as in marinara sauce or tomato soup.


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