Rise Against Hunger Celebrates World Food Day 2021 With ‘Chef Showdown’ Cooking Competition | News

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Rise Against Hunger, the international hunger nonprofit organization, is hosting the It Starts With a Meal™️ Chef Showdown, a culinary ‘battle royale’ and virtual broadcast, on Friday, October 15 at 2 p.m. ET. Blending a passion for internationally inspired cuisine with an impactful purpose, this inaugural competition commemorates World Food Day, the annual holiday established by the United Nations to bring awareness to global food insecurity.

With Univision serving as the broadcast’s media partner, the Chef Showdown will be hosted by Chef Yisus, presenter on Univision’s Despierta América morning show and author of the COOK DELICIOUSLY WITH CHEF YISUS cookbook. Competitors JJ Johnson, a James Beard award-winning author of BETWEEN HARLEM & HEAVEN and New York restauranteur, and Ali Khan, known for Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship and Cheap Eats on the Cooking Channel, will debut dishes on camera

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Volunteers cook hot meals for Afghan refugees

TULSA, Okla. — Cooks spent several hours in the kitchen at Catholic Charities preparing meals for about 800 Afghan refugees, Thursday night.

“That’s our joy to provide this food for them,” Michael Egan, founder of the Khan Ohana Foundation, said.

Egan’s organization began as a small food pantry to help feed the hungry in Green Country. Now, nearly 700 volunteers from Khan Ohana are coming forward to welcome 200 Afghan families that were forced to leave their home country.

“The number of people that have signed up is really heartwarming,” Egan said.

The challenge, aside from preparing 800 hot meals, is cooking foods that Afghan families are familiar with. Egan said smoked Oklahoma bar-b-que won’t cut it, so he called upon cooks with Middle-Eastern roots to whip up meals they will all enjoy.

“It’s very easy for them to adapt and cut out a few spices or add spices and

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