Discovery+ & OWN Announce THE GREAT SOUL FOOD COOK-OFF

Discovery+ & OWN Announce THE GREAT SOUL FOOD COOK-OFF

discovery+ and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced TODAY “The Great Soul Food Cook-Off,” a first-of-its-kind soul food cooking competition series celebrating Black chefs and the Black culinary traditions that are the cornerstone of American cuisine. The six-episode, one-hour series debuts on discovery+ on Saturday, November 20th, with new episodes every Saturday through December 18th.

Today, we see Black culture recognized like never before in music, film, fashion, TV, sports, and more, but that same cultural recognition remains long overdue in the kitchen. OWN has partnered with discovery+ via the original series, “The Great Soul Food Cook-Off,” in a cooking competition that finally spotlights the culinary contributions of Black chefs with challenges designed to highlight the past and present of soul food. Eight chefs will go head-to-head throughout the show in this high-stakes, spiritual, and emotional competition, but only one competitor can take home the grand prize of $50,000.

“Soul food

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All-refugee cooking company shares culture and home through love of food

Eat Offbeat is one of many catering businesses that had to re-invent itself when COVID-19 struck 18 months ago.

But its employees had a little experience with sudden, difficult change: They all came to the country as refugees. And they say reinventing their business model overnight came naturally.

The New York-based company, founded by Lebanese siblings Manal and Wissam Kahi, was inspired nearly six years ago by Manal Kahi’s dual realizations: that she couldn’t find hummus “like her grandmother’s” in New York, and that the perfect people to cook food from their home countries were the refugees coming to the U.S. from around the globe.

She partnered with the International Refugee Committee to find cooks and launch a unique business. Now, the group has also released its first cookbook, “Kitchens Without Borders.”

Chef Shanthini making samosas. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)
Chef Shanthini making samosas. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)

In Queens, New York, the group cooks in

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Never Eat Microwaved Food Before Doing This, FDA Warns

The amount of standing time required depends on the type of food you’re microwaving. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), foods like bread, fruits, and small vegetables are less dense and thus require less standing time, while foods like meat are denser and require longer periods of standing time. Before you consume any food you’ve microwaved, make sure you’re adhering to the recommended standing time on the package. When in doubt, allow food to stand for at least three minutes, the FSIS recommends.

Not allowing adequate standing time could lead to serious illness if you’re not careful. According to a report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a 2010 outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Chester was associated with consumption of frozen microwaved meals. “Not all of the persons with

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