NHLBI Cooks Up Heart-Healthy Dishes for Valentine’s Day
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute continued its “Hashtag Our Heart” theme for American Heart Month with cooking demonstrations on Valentine’s Day. NHLBI director Dr. Gary Gibbons (l) and Dr. David Goff (r), director of NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, joined Eurest regional executive chef Tom Fiammetta in a special “Teaching Kitchen” set up in the Clinical Research Center atrium. They prepared “Jumpin’ Jambalaya” and “Winter Crisp,” heart-healthy recipes available for free at https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/recipes.htm. In keeping with the 2019 theme to share heart-healthy messages widely with family and friends, attendees posted to various social media about the “Our Hearts Cook Together” event. A Facebook Live cooking demo—with “chicken and rice, two ways” on the menu—was set for later in the month.