Six Chefs And Cooks to Follow For Holiday Cooking Inspiration

Learn how to throw down by checking out these foodies.

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.

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