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The Great Soul Food Cook Off

Source: OWN TV / Discovery+

Discovery+ and Oprah Winfrey are searching for the best soul food dishes in America in a new cook-off series.

The Great Soul Food Cook Off

Source: OWN TV / Discovery+

Premiering on Discovery+, The Great Soul Food Cook-Off, a first-of-its-kind soul food cooking competition series, aims to celebrate Black chefs and the Black culinary traditions that are the cornerstone of American cuisine.

As Black culture continues to be recognized in music, film, fashion, TV, sports, and more, OWN and Discovery+ are spotlighting the culinary contributions of Black chefs with challenges designed to highlight the past and present of soul food.

“Soul food originated in the earliest African American communities and describes a style of cuisine that represents the creativity and skill of Black cooks from many cultures within the African diaspora,” said Tina Perry, president, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “Our audience cherishes time together as a

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Food Lovers’ Double Feature: Hulu’s ‘The Next Thing You Eat’ & ‘Taste the Nation’ | Entertainment News

Looking to take a bite out of some food shows on streaming? Hulu has you covered with two great options right now. Below, find out why you should make Taste the Nation and The Next Thing You Eat your next double feature.

Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi: Holiday Edition

(Premieres Thursday, November 4)

Think you know all the classic holiday dishes? Think again. In four special episodes of her cooking and travel series Taste the Nation, Top Chef host and self-described food nerd Padma Lakshmi seeks out minority communities to see what they eat when they celebrate. Items on the menu: potato latkes (for Jewish New Yorkers’ Hanukkah), clam chowder (for the Wampanoag Nation’s Thanksgiving) and whole roasted pig (for Nochebuena, the Cuban Christmas Eve feast).

Light talk about food leads to meatier conversations about the struggles each community has faced. “I want to give our audience the

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My Favorite Foodie: Fernando Hicks spreads love with food | Local News

Meet Fernando Hicks, 40, of Winterville. Hicks has lived in Pitt County his entire life and has been cooking for almost all of that time.

Hicks learned to love cooking from his mother. The caterer also is the top food contributor for True Smoke, a Kinston-based food group. He believes that whether you are cooking for a mass gathering or more intimate occasions, food is all about love.

How did you get your start cooking? What made it something you enjoy doing and pursuing?

I got started cooking at a very young age, spending a lot of time in the kitchen with my mother. She was very instrumental in developing my culinary passion, getting me involved in everything from working in our own garden to harvesting fresh produce from the farmers and fields near our home.

We had a big family, nine members to be exact, so we always had

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State & Union: Fire Prevention Month cooking safety tips | News

While marking Fire Prevention Month in October, Olean City Fire Chief Tim Richardson is sharing tips on safety and awareness. Today he offers some home cooking safety tips.

  • Be on alert. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire:

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be
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