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Food Magazines Dish It Up on the Industry

  • Food Magazines Dish It Up on the Industry
  • The Restaurant Brokers interview Food Magazine gurus!
  • Restaurant Reality: What are the hottest trends in food straight from the pages of todays hottest magazine?

Are you looking to franchise your company overseas? How do you know when you are ready? What are the challenges of international expansion versus domestic expansion and where can you get help? This week, the restaurant brokers along with CEO of Buffalo's Cafe and CEO of YoBlendz and JuiceBlendz tackle international franchising.

Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers

Sharon Palmer
Sharon Palmer
Sharon has created an award-winning profession based on combining her two great loves--food and writing. As a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, she channels her nutrition experience into writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, and cuisine. Sharon is also a passionate writer about food and environmental issues, having published a number of features on plant-based diets, hunger, agriculture, local and organic foods, eco-friendly culinary practices, sustainability, food safety, and food security. Over 850 of Sharon's features have been published in a variety of publications, includingBetter Homes & Gardens, Prevention, Oxygen, LA Times, Cooking Smart, andCULINOLOGY. Her books include The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health Beginning Today and Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps & 125 Delicious Recipes. Sharon is the editor of the acclaimed health newsletter, Environmental Nutrition and nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian. She writes every day for her popular Plant-Powered Blog. In addition, Sharon is a nutrition advisor for the Oldways Vegetarian Network and will serve as a returning judge for the 2015 James Beard Journalism awards. She was the proud recipient of the Loma Linda University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013. 

Living in the chaparral hills overlooking Los Angeles with her husband and two sons, Sharon enjoys visiting the local farmers market every week and cooking for friends and family. 
 
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Nina Elder
Nina Elder
Nina has been withEvery Day with Rachael Ray since 2011 and became Deputy Food Editor in 2013. Before joining the magazine, she was a member   of the editorial teams at Bon Appétit and Better Homes & Gardens Her work has been nominated for a Bert Greene Award by the International Association  of Culinary Professionals, as well as a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award. After graduating from GHS and the University of Missouri, Nina moved to Des Moines, Iowa, for an internship at Midwest Living; next she moved on to become travel and features editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Her job at Better Homes provided a broad background in writing and editing stories not only about travel but also about health issues (she wrote the monthly Health Update column), children's ideas (she helped the parenting editor with features) and gave her an entry into writing about food and cooking. As executive food editor at Ray's magazine, Nina works with writers, photographers, designers, recipe developers and test-kitchen staff to create seasonal features and appealing articles about food and cooking with an emphasis on fast, easy recipes and creative ideas.
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Janet Helm
Janet Helm
Janet Helm is a registered dietitian, nutrition blogger and the Chief Food and Nutrition Strategist in North America for Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. Janet is the author of the blog Nutrition Unplugged, where she frequently addresses food and nutrition trends and the latest diet crazes.  Janet is also the co-founder of the Nutrition Blog Network and Healthy Aperture, the first online food photo gallery focused on healthy foods.  Janet recently published her first book with the editors of Cooking Light called The Food Lovers Healthy Habits Cookbook.  She also blogs for U.S. News & World Report.  
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