October 24, 2011 Katja Presnal

Watch the video interview with Ted Allen, the host of the hit TV show “Chopped” on Food Network, among many other popular TV shows on the Food Network and Bravo and also an author of The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes. Ted Allen teamed up with Nespresso as the Nespresso North American Coffee Ambassador and shares a few of his Holiday entertaining tips as he discussed coffee, Chopped and how he became a Nespresso fan on his vacation in Europe.

Ted Allen’s Holiday Entertaining Tips:

Don’t worry about being so formal. Agreed – spending time with family and friends is more important that focusing on everything being perfect. Less stress and more fun!
Don’t worry about dressing up. While dressing up and making it festive is one of my favorite parts of the Holidays, it also adds to the stress, and sometimes it is nice just to focus on having a good time.
Don’t worry about impressing but focus on good food without being elaborate. Yes, it’s all about good food! And instead of trying to make several different complicated dishes with expensive ingredients, focus on making a few great dishes and make them well.
Try something new like roasting a duck instead of the turkey! Think outside the traditional dishes and explore other options.

Watch the video and get the recipe for the Apple Ginger Latte, perfect for the Holidays.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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