HWC announces new show with Food Network's Kristin Sollenne
Posted on November 29, 2016 - 4:25pm
The Health & Wellness Channel is pleased to announce that Kristin Sollenne of Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network has signed to helm the new show, KRISTIN IN THE CITY, beginning to air Fall 2017.
As a culinary star and Food Network Judge, chef and nutritionist, Kristin Sollenne has made headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, lightened-up Italian fare, and approachable cooking tips, with regular appearances on CBS, NBC, FOX and others.
Sollenne, an honoree of Zagat’s Top 30 under 30, has cooked for Taylor Swift, Seth Rogan, Ed Sheeran and the entire SNL cast. She adds "multiple book author" to her list of accomplishments with the release in 2017 of her second book (following DOMESTIC CHIC, A Fashionably Fabulous Guide to Cooking and Entertaining by the Seasons) THE THINLY EFFECT. Inspired to modernize the woman chef, Kristin has also designed a line of kitchen couture designer aprons, CELLINI, to keep you feeling fabulous in the kitchen.
Striving to always live happy and healthy, Kristin founded THINLY, a healthy sustainable lifestyle company that sells all-natural loose leaf teas, THINLY cocktails (low-calorie, low sugar beverages) and other food items to stay healthy on the go.
Sollenne’s other culinary tenets for modernizing Italian cuisine include moderating portion sizes and using nutritious and full-flavored alternative ingredients. She centers most menu items on farm-fresh vegetables and herbs, lean proteins, whole grains, and heart-healthy olive oil while limiting the amount of butter and cream. “I get asked a lot: ‘How can you make healthy Italian food?’ she says. “It’s all about the choices you make. You can still cook satisfying, great-tasting dishes on the lighter side when you use fresh in-season products. Or I’ll make pasta with whole wheat, or spinach spaghetti, so it’s not just all about heavy starches.”
The self-taught chef discovered her interest and talent in creating fresh spins on classic Italian dishes while growing up in California with her Italian-American family. She honed in on creating wholesome meals without compromising on flavor as she assisted her parents in attaining their weight-loss goals while still enjoying their favorite foods. “Cooking for my parents really ignited that spark for me to move to New York and get involved in the restaurant industry here.”
When not designing the next re-imagined dish or testing new Thinly products, the Upper West Side resident enjoys running, dancing, and traveling for food inspiration.
"Kristin is a whirlwind of energy, talent and ambition. We could not be more happy to have her in the Health & Wellness Channel family. We just hope we can keep up with her!" says Drew Nederpelt, CEO and founder of HWC. Kristin's shows are being shot through the Spring and Summer and will air on HWC in in Fall 2017.