For World Trade Center cook, surviving 9/11 led to activism

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This photo provided by Restaurant Opportunities Centers shows Sekou Siby, president of Restaurant Opportunities Center United. Twenty years after 9/11, Sekou Siby still feels the pangs of survivor’s guilt. A cook and dishwasher at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World restaurant, Siby had swapped shifts with a co-worker that day, who ended up dying in the terrorist attacks. (Restaurant Opportunities Centers via AP)

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Twenty years after 9/11, Sekou Siby still feels the pangs of survivor’s guilt. A cook and dishwasher at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World restaurant, Siby had swapped shifts that day with a co-worker who ended up dying in the terrorist attacks.

The tragedy sent Siby on a path he had never imagined he would take when he emigrated from the Ivory Coast in 1996: He made it his mission to advocate for higher pay and better working conditions for restaurant

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Everything You Need to Know About the World Food Championships Coming to Dallas this Fall

click to enlarge More than 1,500 chefs will compete this November at Fair Park. - WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

More than 1,500 chefs will compete this November at Fair Park.

World Food Championship

After a highly successful event in Dallas in 2019, the World Food Championships (WFC), a high-stakes food competition, is returning to Big D for its 2021 throwdown. ABC News called WFC the “Olympics of Food,” and the three-day event will bring excitement and opportunities for competitors, tasters and spectators alike.

More than 1,500 chefs are expected to battle it out for cash prizes in 20 categories Nov. 5-7 at Fair Park. Winning a category can mean $10,000 or more, not to mention the chance to appear on well-known food shows and a shot at becoming the next hot celebrity chef.


For those who prefer to remain spectators in the world of food sports, tickets to the event will offer plenty of

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The Hilton Heiress Turns The Culinary World Upside Down

There are two types of series in the world; those that provide mystery and intrigue with enigmatic titles and vague plot descriptions, and Cooking With Paris. The first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming “cookery” show from the kitchen of Paris Hilton really isn’t trying to fool anyone, or pull any Marvel kind of bait and switch, Cooking With Paris does exactly what it says in the tin, even if, judging by the trailer, she often can’t. While in principle, a few years ago this would have sounded like a completely self-indulgent horror show, the trailer provides just enough to suggest Netflix are about to have another huge hit on their hands.

Many people have the belief that in the confines of their own kitchen they are some kind of culinary god, but like many who have appeared on Hell’s Kitchen and served their glorious dishes to Gordon Ramsey have discovered,

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Julia Child Trailblazes Male-Dominated World of Cooking in Doc’s First Look (Video)

The new Julia Child documentary details how the legendary chef trailblazed the male-dominated cooking industry during a time when “women were basically part of the window dressing.”

“Julia” tells the story of the legendary late chef and “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” cookbook author Julia Child, a woman who found fame in her 50s as a rockstar chef.

“Cooking was a world of man,” one documentary guest says. “You certainly didn’t see them teaching,” another guest said regarding Child’s revolutionary career.

The documentary features never-before-seen archival footage detailing Child’s decision to begin her foray into French cooking and enroll at Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 1950.

“As soon as I got into France and realized what it was all about,” Child recounts, “one taste of that food and I never got over it.”

Oscar-nominated “RBG” filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen direct the documentary. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

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