Pitmaster Brendan Lamb of Smiley’s Roanoke cooks for chef-lebrities on ‘BBQ Brawl’ on Food Network

One of Food Network’s fiery shows of the summer, BBQ Brawl, premieres June 14, 2021 featuring North Texas pitmaster Brendan Lamb.

Lamb is the owner of Smiley’s Craft Barbecue, which opened in 2018 in Roanoke. He is one of two Texans among the 12 contestants on the show: There’s also Ara Malekian, former executive chef for Wolfgang Puck and current pitmaster at Harlem Road Texas BBQ in Richmond, Texas, west of Houston. (In a list of the top 25 new barbecue joints by Texas Monthly in 2019, writer Daniel Vaughn called Malekian “the Indiana Jones of Texas barbecue” —

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WSCTC Food Dignity Project | Eyewitness News

PRINGLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A surface grinder at West Side Career & Technology Center is about the last thing you’d expect to be connected with preparing food. But in a way, it is, after the machine technology instructor learned many of his students weren’t getting enough to eat.

“During the COVID, I mean there wasn’t a lot available for these kids,” said Michael Galanda, machine technology instructor at West Side Career and Technical Center.

“I never had to really worry about that but I know there’s all these other kids in Luzerne County who may not be as

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Coastal Bend Food Bank offers culinary kits to kids as a summer activity

As summer kicks off, the food bank is giving kids a chance to learn culinary skills while having fun

There are plenty of fun activities for kids to do throughout the summer but one at the Coastal Bend Food Bank is teaching them something new while also feeding their taste buds.

“We have found that this is a really good way to introduce children to more fruits and vegetables, getting that hands on experience,” said Shelby Cook, a community registered dietitian.

Through recipes and a follow-along instructor, children learn how to make a variety of meals from quesadillas to homemade

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Food arts class in Dunedin is four courses of lovely

Once a friend and I signed up for a Food Arts class at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, I scanned the menu. Could we really make a four-course Italian steakhouse meal — and eat it — in two hours? If chef Renae Seiler is running the kitchen, the answer is yes. A longtime Tampa resident who has taught cooking classes at Sur La Table, Seiler is focused and engaging. During our class, she deftly oversaw nine students divided into four groups, always offering clear instructions at just the right moment.

The arts center’s second-floor cooking classroom is spacious and well-equipped,

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