Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Interview with Award-Winning Cookbook Author Jackie Newgent

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Interview with Award-Winning Cookbook Author Jackie Newgent

Last week I did a video interview with registered dietitian and award-winning cookbook author Jackie Newgent; on ways to spice up ordinary food.

I’m always looking for new and exciting things to do with food and still retain their nutritional values. So I jumped on this wonderful opportunity. In the video Jackie gives some good healthy tips like: using turkey instead of beef to make burgers and mixing in red bell peppers for added taste.

Somehow when reading the initial offer I totally missed the part about the video being sponsored by Hellman’s Mayonnaise. To be honest…I have nothing against mayonnaise..I eat it…not often but when the situation is right I’m ok with it. I believe in the whole “everything in moderation” theory. A little mayonnaise is not going to kill you but do I believe in mayonnaise being “good for us”. No, not really.

That being said take a look at this quick video interview with Jackie Newgent and then make your own decision on what role mayonnaise plays in your life.


  1. What a cool opportunity...I agree that mayo is okay every once in a while but it probably shouldn't be a kitchen staple. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Totally awesome! That being said, I hate mayo. Sorry, the flavor just makes me irritated.

  3. I'm your newest follower. Love the super recipes.

  4. I don't have anything against mayo - occasionally and in moderate amounts. It has its place - certain dishes wouldn't be the same without it. But being 'good' for us - that's taking it a bit far!

  5. I don't eat mayonnaise often but make an exception for a good BLT with a Jersey tomato - mmmm... Great job on the interview!

  6. I love mayo - but.... I mix 1/3 may with 2/3 plain or Greek yogurt. Still get the mayo flavor but (IMHO) the yogurt makes it much healthier ;-))