Recording Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Guests: Theresa Kolacek and Carol Reddan, both Library Associates who assist customers at MCPL branch information desks.
Note: Our guests spoke of their personal nutrition and health journeys. Listeners looking for professional nutrition or health advice should seek the guidance of a nutritionist or other health professional.
Books and other media mentioned during this episode –
Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck. This is the book Theresa Kolacek noted as having inspired her on her healthy eating journey.
Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris by Jennifer L. Scott. This is the book Carol Reddan said prompted her to try to slow down her hectic life and celebrate ordinary moments of the day.
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz
Sirius: a Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History by Jonathan Crown. Theresa Kolacek identified this novel as her latest read. This tragicomic novel follows the life of Sirius, a dog, who helps a Jewish family escape Nazi Germany, becomes a Hollywood star, and eventually contributes to the downfall of Hitler.
Tinseltown by William Mann. This was Carol Reddan’s current favorite. It is a true crime book about the 1922 murder of William Desmond Taylor, a famous silent film director.
Daily Connnoisseur – This author Jennifer Scott’s video blog, about the “fine art of living,” that Carol Reddan mentions several times during the episode.
Notable Quote -
"Dove' la cucina, ce' famiglia" – "Where there’s a kitchen, there’s family.” This is the Italian quote that host Alessandro Russo mentions.
Other items of interest mentioned during this episode –
Ancel Keys - He was an American physiologist known for his hypothesis that saturated fat causes heart disease and should be avoided. His hypothesis has been questioned by some in recent years.