This New Cookbook by Maui Chef Sheldon Simeon is All About Real Local Food

Last week Sheldon Simeon walked into Costco in Kahului on Maui and saw his cookbook, “Cook Real Hawaiʻi” ($35, Clarkson Potter/Penguin Random House) on the shelves. It was a surreal moment for the Hilo-born chef.

“I not going lie,” he says. “I got kinda emotional. I saw it sitting next to Éric Ripert’s [cookbook] and it was just crazy.”

Simeon, best known as a two-time finalist on Bravo’s hit show, “Top Chef,” released his first cookbook (written with the help of Garrett Snyder) in late March, and it’s filled with recipes for dishes many of us who grew up in

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Top Chef gets a taste of the First Foods | Local News

CASCADE LOCKS — For its 18th season, “Top Chef” tried to make the most of its Oregon location.

Throughout the reality cooking show competition, chefs from around the country were asked to cook with craft beer from Portland, fruit from Hood River and wine from the Willamette Valley.

But for the season’s sixth episode, which premiered on Thursday, May 6, the production ventured from Portland to Cascade Locks, where contestants were challenged to work with ingredients that predate Oregon’s status as an American territory, much less a state — the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s First Foods.

The

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Baltimore Pastry Chef Appearing on New Season of ‘Best Baker in America’

“Sugar, flour, and eggs have taken me places,” Yassmeen Haskins Jackson says. 

It’s true. Before Jackson launched her online boutique pastry shop, Cocoa & Nuts, three years ago, the staple ingredients led the Baltimore born-and-raised baker into local kitchens at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel and Sacré Sucré in Fells Point. More recently, they helped the seasoned pastry chef score her very first TV gig.

This Monday, May 3 at 9 p.m., Jackson will face off alongside nine other pastry chefs in the season four premiere of Food Network’s Best Baker in America, hosted by Carla Hall

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Louisville chef Jackie Joseph featured on ‘Best Baker in America’

Who will rise to the top to be crowned the Best Baker in America? It could be this uber-talented pastry chef from Louisville.

Jackie Joseph, who has worked as the executive pastry chef at the Louisville Omni Hotel and The Brown Hotel, is competing in the upcoming season of Food Network’s “Best Baker in America.

She’ll join a batch of nine other world-class bakers to battle it out on season four which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday.

This season’s baking challenges focus on creating unique versions of a variety of classic American desserts. Each of the

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Local chef to lead cooking class for Arts & The Park

Households can cook virtually alongside an internationally seasoned chef on Monday as part of Arts & The Park.

Today is the deadline to sign up for the virtual cooking class, which costs $25 per household, according to Mary Zunick, executive director of the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance. The class starts at 6 p.m. Monday and will be led by Josh Garland, executive chef of Best Cafe, 632 Ouachita Ave.

Garland, originally from Little Rock, attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas after high school. Since graduating from college in 2012, Garland said he traveled “pretty

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Best Kitchen Knives: HAST Japanese Powder Steel Chef Knife

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I’ve never quite known where to start when it comes to buying kitchen knives. My foodie father instilled in me the importance of a great chef’s knife, but

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