Dr Oz: Daphne Oz The Chew
Dr Oz has had his wife, Lisa Oz, on the show in the past. He’s also talked about his family, but did you know that his daughter, Daphne Oz, is a TV star in her own right? She is one of the co-hosts on the foodie talk show The Chew, airing weekday afternoons on ABC. Daphne Oz and the cast let Dr Oz’s crew behind the scenes for an inside look at their show.
Dr Oz: The Chew Interview
Each day, a handful of co-hosts crams a variety of recipes and humor into an hour that makes lunchtime fun (unless you’re hungry). Daphne’s cast of co-hosts includes Chef Mario Batali, Iron Chef Michael Symon, Top Chef Carla Hall, and the stylish Clinton Kelly.
Dr Oz brought the cast together for a chat about the goings on at their lunchtime chat fest. I want to know why Clinton hasn’t talked Mario out of wearing Crocs all the time. They’re gross, and Dr Oz could probably tell you how bad they are for your feet.
Dr Oz: New York City Soda Ban
Dr Oz wanted to get The Chew crew’s opinions on the recent headline-making New York City soda ban. Delis, restaurants, and other stores can’t offer enormous sodas anymore.
Mario Batali said that this ban could instill better habits and choices in people. Dr Oz was surprised that he was in agreement with this policy. But Mario pointed out you can always order multiple sodas, though he doesn’t think that most people will.
Clinton said that maybe there should be a label on sodas, similar to cigarette warnings, such as that drinking lots of sugary beverages could lead to Diabetes. Daphne said that the key should be making it easier to make healthy choices in our lives.
Dr Oz: The Chew Food Porn with Gordon Elliott
Dr Oz said that he often sees less-than-healthy recipes on The Chew, and he wanted to confront The Chew executive producer Gordon Elliott (am I the only one who remembers his bad ‘90s talk show?) about the concept of Food Porn.
Gordon said that Food Porn is “what we strive for,” but Dr Oz suggested that the explosion of cooking shows could be making viewers fatter. Gordon pointed out that TV is designed for entertainment, and praised Daphne for encouraging healthy choices among the cast and viewers.
Dr Oz: Soda Pairings Vs Wine Pairings
Dr Oz asked The Chew team about fast food pairings, where places like Burger King suggest menu items based on your preferred soda (like wine pairings at a fancy restaurant).
Michael Symon said he hasn’t drunk a soda in 15 years, and he doesn’t think soda and wine would equate to the same pairings. In defense of The Chew’s sometimes decadent recipes, he said the show teaches viewers to cook from scratch, which is healthier than buying processed foods.
Carla Hall chimed in, saying that you have the power to control your sodium and all the other ingredients when you are cooking for yourself.
Clinton Kelly: Orange Soda + 2 Cheeseburgers = Hangover Cure?
- Mario suggested pairing oysters with champagne
- Clinton recommended two cheeseburgers with orange soda as a hangover cure
Dr Oz: Kids Eat Too Much Salt
Dr Oz asked Carla about the recent CDC findings that children have higher sodium these days, just like their parents. Carla said the blame is on the parents for not taking charge of their kids’ healthy diets.
“If those parents would actually cook from scratch, I bet those kids wouldn’t have the same problems,” she said.
Michael said that fresh herbs add flavor to a food, whereas salt is a flavor enhancer. He wouldn’t give in to Dr Oz’s idea that you swap herbs for salt.