Navigating holiday cooking can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be if you are prepped and ready to go. Whether you're searching for fresh ideas or want to put a spin on a traditional dish, it can be challenging. But no worries, we combed through social media and scoped out a few chefs who can offer twists on old favorites and introduce you to recipes you have yet to consider.
Here are six chefs to follow to make holiday cooking easier.
Chef Carla Hall, @carlaphall
Choosing to follow celebrity Chef Carla Hall is a no-brainer because she will take you from the basics, like seasoning your pans, to elevating a classic pie. In fact, if you're torn between making a pumpkin or sweet potato pie, she's got you covered with her Sweet Popunkin' Pie—a combo of the two. And for those who are vegan, try her plant-based stuffed bell peppers.
Chef Kai Chase, @chefkaichase
If you want to learn how to make a spicy blood orange margarita, roasted chicken pot pie, or root vegetables and potato latkes, then celebrity Chef Kai Chase is your go-to. Her page is filled with delectable flavors, perfect for brunch, lunch, or any fun event.
Chef Kiara Jones, @cookupki
Head over to Chef Kiara Jones' Instagram page for tummy-warming recipes that comfort the soul, such as red beans and rice, classic pot roast, and southern candied yams. Her infectious smile and passion for food may just inspire you to hire her for your next dinner party.
Scotty Scott, @cookdrankeat
Scotty Scott wowed Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush when he appeared on their show in July of this year, showing off his Pickled Shrimp Po Boy, and if the talk show host's response was any indication of taste, it must have been delicious.
Michael W. Twitty, @thecookinggene
Michael W. Twitty's book "The Cooking Gene" won the much coveted James Beard Award. Its pages will feed your soul and mind as it takes you on a historical trip through southern cooking. His latest release, "Kosher Soul," made him the first African American to win Jewish Book of the Year.
Chef Nyesha J. Arrington, @nyeshajoyce
If you ever want to tackle making Peking Duck but feel a tad intimidated, hop on Chef Nyesha J. Arrington's IG and follow along. Or check out the roasted chicken she prepared outside and served with charred veggies. She says it is a ten out of 10, and from the looks of it, we agree.
- Wendy Williams Finds Support in Blac Chyna Amidst Health Struggles: A Revealing Look in New Lifetime Documentary"Where Is Wendy Williams?" premieres on Saturday, February 24 at 8 p.m.02/23/2024
- Jermaine Dupri Confirms That Unreleased Usher Track Is Finally AvailableTaking to social media, the award-winning producer said that “Believe” will drop on February 23.02/23/2024
- This Week In Good Black News: Beyoncé Makes Music History, Frankie Beverly Announces Farewell Tour, and Megan Thee Stallion Releases Nike CollectionPlus, Brittney Griner’s number was retired by Baylor University and Scarface is heading out on tour!02/23/2024
- New Music Friday: SZA, Steelo Brim & Saweetie Drop New TunesRefresh your playlists with these hot new tracks and check out a special behind-the-scenes video of Vic Mensa’s making of “BLUE EYES”, which was nominated for Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards.02/23/2024
- Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone Talks Her New Book ‘Far Beyond Gold Running From Fear To FaithIn her memoir, the Olympic gold medalist explores her journey and all the obstacles she had to overcome to become one of the greatest track and field athletes ever.02/23/2024
- 2024 NAACP Image Awards: 7 Key Roles that Define Michael B. Jordan's CareerDive into all of the career-defining TV and movie roles that skyrocketed Jordan to superstardom, from HBO’s “The Wire” to the blockbuster “Creed” franchise.02/23/2024