A Knoxville local home cook will appear on Food Network

Krista DeSocio, local cook and food blogger, will compete in the ultimate grilling competition in a new show, Grill of Victory

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A local home cook and food blogger is making her mark on the food world and now she gets to do it on a national stage.  Krista DeSocio will appear on a new show on Food Network this summer.

Krista is most comfortable in her home kitchen prepping, cooking, creating delicious dishes for her food blog and Instagram account.

“There is something about feeding people and nourishing people that is really special,” said DeSocio.

Her passion

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All Things Food: Get ready for an exploration of food, cooking and local flavors | Entertainment

Welcome to the summer of 2021! I am pleased to introduce myself and this new column, All Things Food.

In this column I will explore a variety of topics, all food related. I plan to highlight local restaurants and chefs, learn about charities that combat food insecurity, local farmers, schools and children, international cuisines, books about food, and so much more.

I love to eat, cook and learn about food. In addition, I am a health care provider who has extensively studied nutrition and health, both in terms of our physical bodies as well as our emotional and spiritual

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Cooking Delicious Local Meals Within The Culinary Arts

It has a light but flavorful taste that everybody will love. No soul food menu could be full with out rooster and waffles.

Don’t wash meat, poultry, eggs, or seafood to avoid spreading harmful germs round your kitchen. Use plain cleaning soap and water—skip the antibacterial cleaning soap—and scrub the backs of your … Read More

New local cookbook documents 230 traditional Malaysian recipes

It is a cold, balmy evening… one of those gloomy, overcast days when the rain has cast a miserable pallor over the sky. But in 78-year-old Datin Kalsom Taib’s cool patio overlooking a fecund, foliage-laden garden, both the howling of the wind and the drip-drip patter of rain are ably drowned out by the animated conversation taking place between Kalsom and her 70-year-old cousin Datin Hamidah Abdul Hamid.

“I am not happy with this, the inside is okay but the outside is not cantik, ” says Hamidah, frowning at a disc-shaped kuih, the famed Borneo sweet treat, kuih penyaram (also

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