BALTIMORE, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beloved television icon Florence Henderson is stirring up good times and good food with a parade of celebrities in RLTV's new series, Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 9 PM ET, To add a healthy and delicious twist, they will work alongside celebrated chef Govind Armstrong to reinvent healthier versions of their favorite culinary classics.
Featured celebrities whip up their family recipes and share the personal inspirations behind the dishes with Florence and viewers. And that's when things get interesting. Chef, author and restaurateur Govind Armstrong sets out to prove that classic food doesn't have to be detrimental to one's health or waistline. Chef Govind resourcefully reinvents healthier renditions of diet-busters such as lasagna, mac and cheese and chocolate cake. The real question is – will the updated versions pass muster with the stars?
The personalities joining Florence Henderson and Chef Govind for food and fun include:
- Virginia Madsen (2/27);
- Marie Osmond (3/6);
- Joe Mantegna;
- Robert Wagner;
- Fran Drescher;
- Maria Menounous;
- Holly Robinson Peete;
- Penn Jillette;
- Leeza Gibbons;
- Leonard Maltin;
- Tim Conway; and
- Christopher Knight.
"We have had such a good time putting together Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson, and I am delighted to be working with RLTV again on this new series," said Henderson. "The guests are amazing and lots of fun, and Govind is a real talent whose creativity in putting healthy twists on old family recipes is nothing short of remarkable. I know RLTV viewers are going to fall in love with this show."
"Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson combines all the right ingredients for a hit show – America's favorite TV Mom, a unique and engaging culinary talent and an assortment of some of the most entertaining people in show business," said RLTV Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Elliot Jacobson. "But the best part is that the show offers our viewers healthy and delicious approaches to reinventing some favorite dishes."
Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson is sponsored in part by the Meals on Wheels Association of America. For additional air dates and times for Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson, go to www.rl.tv.
About Florence Henderson
Florence Henderson is a multi-talented actress, talk show host, recording artist, author, Broadway veteran and philanthropist who was inducted into the Smithsonian Institution's first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit as one of the greatest pop cultural icons of all time. Henderson will perhaps always be best known in syndication worldwide as "America's Favorite Mom" and matriarch Carol Brady, for her work on the classic hit TV series The Brady Bunch. Henderson's star continues to shine brightly; she currently appears on popular prime time programs and made for television specials and also serves as host of RLTV's Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson.
About Govind Armstrong
Raised on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Los Angeles, Chef Govind Armstrong is as unique a personality as he is a culinary talent. As executive chef and/or owner of restaurants including Post and Beam in LA, and 8oz Burger Bar in LA and South Beach, Chef Govind is strongly committed to market-driven California-style cuisine that focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients from the finest local producers and farmers. Chef Govind has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters and the Today Show and has been featured in People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" issue, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and O: The Oprah Magazine. He also has a cookbook entitled, "Small Bites, Big Nights."
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