Social media chef Darius Cooks accused of being a crook

Food sensation Darius Williams, better known by his business name Darius Cooks, has come under widespread fire.

Social media food sensation Darius Williams, better known by his business name Darius Cooks, has come under fire after multiple allegations from fellow chefs and fans.

The food blogger — who has more than 1 million followers on Facebook — is being accused of stealing recipes from lesser-known chefs, as well as fraud and even assault.

There had been some quiet allegations against Williams for over a year from fans of his on Facebook, who accused him of not sending cookbooks that they ordered or refusing to refund tickets to his private Dining with Darius dinner parties, which have been frequently scheduled then canceled. These incidents earned Williams multiple complaints against him filed with the Better Business Bureau.

Social media food sensation Darius Williams, better known as the action assertion Darius Cooks, has come under fire after multiple allegations from fellow chefs and fans. (Facebook)

Social media food sensation Darius Williams, better known as the action assertion Darius

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Food Network Chopped to feature Chapel Hill NC chef Jackson

Chapel Hill chef Dan Jackson is the latest Triangle culinary star to appear on the Food Network.

Jackson, who is the executive chef of the new Chapel Hill Italian restaurant Osteria Georgi, will compete on “Chopped” Tuesday, June 15 at 9 p.m.

“I always wanted to do one of the cooking competitions,” Jackson said. “The reason I got into cooking was more the competition of it, the athleticism of it. You have to move well behind the line and think on the fly as a line cook. You have to use your movements and know what pan to grab and what needs to happen.”

“Chopped,” the long-running Food Network culinary competition hosted by Ted Allen, features four chefs cooking surprise ingredients from a basket, with the worst dish in each round sending one chef home.

Jackson spent most of his cooking career in New York, including stints in Danny

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival with TikTok chef

By 7 p.m. Thursday, a line hugged the side of the Delray Beach Market, filled with people holding tickets to the Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.  As tickets were processed and temperatures were taken, they moved inside.

The event at the Delray Beach Market kicked off the festival’s first night and the first time the 20-year-old fest held an event in southern Palm Beach County. The night belonged to Nick DiGiovanni, the youngest-ever finalist on TV’s “MasterChef” series. He hosted and cooked up some meals in the food hall’s Mezzanine show kitchen as crowds watched.

The mega food hall opened its doors to the public less than a month ago. On Thursday evening, its 28 vendors served up different cuisines to guests in the 150,000-square foot space in downtown Delray Beach. 

Delray Beach Market:Delray Beach Market: Photos of the mega food hall,

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How Chef Jordan Andino defines Filipino food

For one of the nation’s leading Filipino chefs, Jordan Andino combined his successes in professional kitchens and seized an opportunity to introduce America to the real flavors of his heritage.

“In short,” he said, there are

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