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Celebrity chefs serve up fancy fast foods using McDonald’s ingredients

McDonald’s corporate chef and dietitian Jessica Foust served up a slow-cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and french fry gnocchi.

Chad’s dad, Bill Henderson, says otherwise. He tells Peter Suderman that he believes Chad has not signed up for health coverage quite yet. Here’s one bit of their interview: Bill Henderson told me that both he and his son were interested in getting coverage, but that they had not enrolled in any plan yet, and to his knowledge, neither had his son.He also said that when they do enroll, getting the most coverage for the least money would be the goal, and that he expects that he and his son will get coverage under the same plan. Bill told me that Chad had been looking into plans online. He told me that theres different plans. And we havent decided which plans to enroll in yet. I’ve left a phone message with Chad asking him if he wants to comment on his dad’s comments. Chad never told me that his dad had signed up, but did say he enrolled in a plan around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.Either somebody is lying, or the Henderson family needs to work on its communication skills. Update: I spoke with Chad over the phone about this situation. He told me that he has indeed not purchased coverage but doesn’t believe he was lying. He said he told reporters that he completed an application for coverage and knows what plan he would like to purchase, but has not, as of yet, enrolled in that insurance plan. Here’s a transcript of our conversation. Sarah Kliff: So your dad says you haven’t purchased health insurance. Chad Henderson: Heres my response.

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“Having a baby is on par with winning an Oscar when it comes to the amount that it can improve a celebrity brand,” says Jo Piazza, the author of “Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money.” “Nothing else can do what having a baby does.” [Related: Countdown of the Top 12 Celebrity Moms ] The same can’t be said for a male celebrity, of course, since the public isn’t nearly as obsessed with their relationships, fatherhood plans and what color onesie they put their child in. It’s a definite double standard, notes Alice Marwick, a communications professor at Fordham University who studies consumer culture. “I think there are a lot of very famous male celebrities that we don’t even know very much about their personal lives, or maybe they date lots of different people,” Marwick says. “But when you look at a female celebrity she really is judged on the success of her personal life.” View gallery . Gwen Stefani kicks back with Kingston and Zuma. (FameFlynet) So how does a woman wring the most out of becoming a celeb mom? Here are five easy steps to follow the paths of Jessica Alba, Snooki, Kourtney Kardashian , and many more who have blazed the trail. 1. Be social. Give fans an illusion of intimacy with you through social media; let them share your journey. Marwick points to former “Punky Brewster” star Soleil Moon Frye as someone who effectively used Twitter, even in its early days, in this way. “What she talked about with her fans and followers, it wasn’t about acting,” Marwick says. “It was really about her efforts as a parent and the relatable struggles that parents go through.

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By Jeanette Settembre / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, September 30, 2013, 3:33 PM Comment Mark Von Holden Chef Dale Talde’s Kung Pao Chicken made with McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, sweet and sour sauce, rice wine vinegar, peanuts and iceberg lettuce. Related Stories Who gives a hoot about pretty girls as waitresses?Its no reason to block Hooters from Brooklyn Leave it to celebrity chefs to make McDonalds fast food fancy. To counter negative attitudes toward its food, McDonalds held a chef event dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday night featuring dishes made by nationally recognized chefs using basic McDonalds ingredients elevating the drive-thru experience to fine dining. Mark Von Holden Photography Chef James Tahhan, cooking show star on Telemundo, prepares his Tortilla Esponola with an apple and cucumber chipotle salad made with McDonalds chipotle barbecue and honey mustard sauces I just want people to think differently about our ingredients, McDonalds Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut told the Daily News. People see ingredients like a perfectly round egg on an Egg McMuffin and they think its not a real egg, but theyre fresh cracked eggs every day. I cant change what people believe. Just get to know us a little bit better. RELATED: MCDONALD’S TO OFFER FRUIT, SALAD AS SIDES Mark Von Holden Photography Chefs Aaron McCargo Jr., Jessica Foust, Dale Talde and James Tahhan pose with their fancy fast food at the McDonalds celebrity chef-dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday. Attendees, a mix of media and franchisees sipped mojitos made from McDonalds Mango Pineapple Smoothie base by the chains dietitian, Jessica Foust, and used forks and knives to cut into chicken nuggets and fries. The multicourse menu featured ingredients like McDonalds crispy chicken, sweet and sour sauce, chipotle barbecue sauce, hash browns, cheddar jack cheese and espresso. Mark Von Holden Photography McDonalds corporate chef and dietitian Jessica Foust served up a slow-cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and french fry gnocchi. Among the entrees was a Kung Pao Chicken appetizer made by Chef Dale Talde, a former Top Chef contender and owner of Talde in Park Slope, that uses Chicken McNuggets sweet and sour sauce served in a bed of iceberg lettuce. RELATED: MAN ORDERS MCEVERYTHING SANDWICH IN MCDONALD’S Next, Telemundo cooking show star Chef James Tahhan prepared a tortilla espanola with garlic aioli served with a zesty apple and cucumber salad, which was followed by a bold barbecue chicken dish by Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., season four winner of The Next Food Network Star, who used crispy chicken doused in chipotle barbecue sauce, applwood smoked bacon and cheddar jack cheese served over a crispy hash brown. But the most elaborate dish was Fousts slow-roasted beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and gnocchi fries cooked down and stuffed with eggs and flour. While you wont be able to get a Big Mac-aroon a chocolate ganache-filled party favor eaters got to take home or a mango mojito, the chain announched a plan to offer healthy alternatives to fries like fruit and salad.

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