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HEALTHFUL INDIAN FLAVORS WITH ALAMELU - Second Season Premieres January 7th

December 20, 2011

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu will begin its second season January 7th. The show will air on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2. Episodes will also be re-broadcast on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. on MPTV 36.1 HD and Fridays at 6:00 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

MPTV produced thirteen half-hour shows for the new season. Hosted by Whitefish Bay resident Alamelu Vairavan, the series will feature delicious cuisine and highlights easy-to-prepare, healthful Indian foods. Alamelu will be regularly joined by Margaret Pfeiffer, a registered dietitian and cardiac nutritionist who will provide her expertise on the nutritional aspects of the foods that Alamelu prepares.

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu is particularly relevant during this time of growing interest in healthful eating. The series appeals to viewers interested in broadening their culinary expertise and learning about the health benefits of spices and other ingredients.

Using readily available spices and fresh ingredients, Alamelu shows viewers simple ways to cook a broad array of vegetables, lean meats and flavored rice dishes that even children will enjoy. For the season premiere, Alamelu will prepare an aromatic Lemon Rice with Peanuts that will be pleasing to the eyes and to the palate, a Butternut Squash Masala that will spark your senses, and a delicious Spice-Rubbed Seared Salmon.

About Alamelu Vairavan:
Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu is hosted by Milwaukee area resident, culinary educator, and three-time cookbook co-author Alamelu Vairavan. A native of the Chettinad region of South India, she has lived most of her adult life in the United States. Over the years, she has promoted the use of spices, legumes, and Indian cooking techniques into healthy food preparation that would appeal to Americans. She has been teaching about the health benefits of spices and other ingredients for many years.

Alamelu has published several cookbooks including Healthful South Indian Cooking-Expanded Edition (Hippocrene Books, NY, 2008) and Chettinad Kitchen (Westland Tata Publishers, New Delhi, 2011). She has also contributed to the book Healing Spices by Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, M.D. (Sterling Publishers, NY, 2011).

Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
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