APPEARANCES, TV & BOOKS
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Chef Marvin joined Cooking Light magazine as the host and a judge of "Casting Call," the search for America's healthiest home cook. You can go behind the scenes and meet the winner, Alia Dalal, who won a kitchen makeover, groceries for a year, and an opportunity to be a contributor to Cooking Light in 2011.
Like Marvin, Alia likes to use healthy whole grains in her recipes, like her winning Amaranth Mac-less Mac 'n Cheese. You can check out Marvin's Amaranth recipes here.
Finalists were selected from 3-minute cooking demos that each contestant submitted of a healthy recipe, like Squash with Curried Kate and Apples, and Spicy Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes with Warm Mango Chutney.
NBC's TODAY SHOW
Chef Marvin Woods was invited to grill on the TODAY SHOW. Watch him grill or check out the recipes from the show.
- Sirloin Burger with Fig BBQ Sauce
- Low Country Crab Burger with Pimento Cheese & Fried Green Tomatoes
- Lamb Burger with Orange-Mango Ketchup
Home Plate - Turner South
Chef Marvin Woods served as the celebrity chef host to the wildly popular show, Home Plate on Turner South, a division of TimeWarner. The chef show ran for four seasons from 2002-2006 and was among the network's top-rated shows. Home Plate averaged 7 million viewers each night, Monday through Friday.
Watch Chef Marvin work his makeover magic for CBS News by transforming a traditionally heavy risotto into a Healthy Chicken Risotto. See the recipe and slideshow.
Join Us at the Table
Chef Marvin was a guest recently on Join Us at the Table, a weekly Internet radio show on eating and culture. Marvin discusses what's in his pantry and what should be in yours. The session also includes wine diva Dinkinish O'Connor talking about the perfect champagnes for a special occassion or with which to woo your honey.
The New Low-Country Cooking
There's a whole world of flavor packed into an eighty-plus-square-mile area surrounding the cities of Charleston and Savannah. It's called the Low Country of South Carolina.
For centuries, Low Country cooks have taken the diverse foods of Africa, France, Spain, and the Caribbean and turned them into one of the most intriguing regional cuisines.
Chef Marvin Woods offers a new take on this extraordinary cuisine. By incorporating these international flavors with contemporary techniques, he stays true to the roots of the original dish, yet creates new flavors that are innovative and delicious.
Home Plate Cooking
Nothing says the South more than its unique food and various cooking styles. Each southern recipe is a cherished heirloom passed down from generation to generation and Home Plate Cooking shows how to prepare that special southern recipe your grandmother used to make, while sharing fresh, healthy quick versions of the same food. That could mean preparing a marinade for collard greens that will eliminate the need for fat back, or cutting down on preparation or cooking time for a family favorite. Featuring 150 recipes, Home Plate Cooking celebrates home cooked southern meals in a way that uniquely presents each southern recipe.
"I started challenging myself six or seven years ago to prepare tasty cuisine that reflected my heritage and influence but to alter it so that people could eat it more than once a week and not have to worry about suffering from high blood pressure in every bite," Woods said.
Home Plate for the Holidays with Marvin Woods
As a companion piece to the Home Plate holiday special, Turner South produced and distributed a DVD. It was offered through turnersouth.com, and more than 2,500+ DVDs were sold.