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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Mouthwatering food, Frida Kahlo look-alikes on tap for 10th Taco Truck Cook-off | News

After a year without a contest, the Lodi Arts Commission is hoping for one of its biggest turnouts at the Taco Truck Cook-off this weekend at Hale Park.

This will be the 10th year the commission has hosted the event, and entertainment chair Nancy Mellor said nine taco trucks will be competing for judges and attendees’ stomachs in the battle for number one.

Perennial winner La Picosita, which takes up its regular residency at Church Street and Turner Road, will not be attending this year due to a prior engagement, Mellor said.

That means a new champion will be crowned for 2021.

While a fan-favorite taco truck won’t be returning this year, the Frida Kahlo Look Alike contest will. During the 2019 cook-off, the look-alike contest featured nine contestants, which included four children.

“It really is an interesting event,” Mellor said. “The commission sort of suggested we try to get

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Food Depot’s Neighbor to Neighbor drive enters 10th year | Local News

Jill Dixon hopes the sight of an endless line of cars off Siler Road on a cold and dark pandemic morning at The Food Depot is a

“We have seen a persistent decrease in the amount of people seeking assistance,” Dixon, deputy director of the food bank, said on a recent morning as workers shuffled pallets of milk and dry goods around the warehouse floor.

The Food Depot recently closed a distribution site at Santa Fe Place thanks to lower demand. But that doesn’t mean the hunger crisis is over.

“The food insecurity crisis that existed pre-pandemic was already deeply unacceptable,” she said.

The local Neighbor to Neighbor drive is The Food Depot’s largest annual fundraiser and is entering its 10th year.

Usually, the Neighbor to Neighbor campaign is a food drive. Because of the pandemic, the drive switched to monetary donations last year, when it raised more than

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Georgia Woman Makes Viral TikToks of Food From Disney Movies | Georgia News

By MARK RICE, Ledger-Enquirer

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Videos of the food she makes in her Columbus kitchen are going viral on TikTok.

Gabrielle “Gabby” Williams is the woman behind the social media sensation. Her content has become so popular, copycats motivated her to update the title of her account to “The ORIGINAL Disney Movie Food Series Creator.”

In six months, Williams has collected 33.9 million likes and 1.3 million followers from more than 40 videos.

“I wanted to think of something new that I haven’t really seen on any socials yet,” she told the Ledger-Enquirer. “… Oh, man, it just took off from there, and I’m still shocked that we’ve come this far.”

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Williams, 32, and her 12-year-old daughter live with her parents in Midland. She is a 2007 graduate of Central High School in Macon and moved to

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