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Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.

BBQ Bruschetta? Yep, I know....barbecue/BBQ and a classic dish such as Bruschetta? I've had several people ask me to give the Bruschetta recipes that I did with on NBC. The truth is that the recipe is almost to simple to list, but I did below. The bigger questions is this - So, what is Bruschetta?

With all due respect to Andy Rooney, tapas and escargot. Please excuse this long ramble about Tapas. Don't get me wrong, I love bite sized items packed with flavor - only I'm used to calling them "starters," or how about "appetizers," and the classic term "finger-food." The only difference was "starters" were cheaper!

Can Food be Sexy? Are you looking to be a cool as Cary Grant in the kitchen during Valentines Day? Here are a few foodie suggestions for adding some sizzle to any meal.

Three Chicken Wing Recipes Made EASY! The game is coming on, the guest are ready for some chow, Carl is doing his imitation of John Madden for the billionth time! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME CHICKEN WINGS... made easy? Try Kent's tailgate party staples in three easy versions from the recipe section that you can cook on the grill or in the oven. Both are easy, full of flavor and they may get Carl to stop doing imitations for a while.

Searching The Web for BIG GAME PORK Chow!! The mission started with a simple email asking about a few ideas for ribs or pork chops for the BIG GAME!

Are you ready for some football… FOOD? Super Sunday is right around the corner and chances are you will be watching the game while munching on a few football party foods. Here are few tasty dishes from some of my cookbooks that you can serve up at your Super Sunday Bash!

London broil and London chicken? - So you're asking the question, "SAY WHAAAA?" Did you know that a London broil is actually a process rather than a cut!

Fondue, a Chocolate Martini - A Month for Love & Cooking Tips! - Here are a few tips on how to make a valentines meal a bit special.

Thunderstorms & Dogs in The Kitchen! - I have to start of this blog with a plea of understanding. We have a golden retriever named Moses, or Big Mo, to his friends. Ally and I say we have three kids. One is 22, named Mace and is ARMY strong and now attending college.

It's Bowl Season Again!!

Man, how fast this last year went. Here are a few of my New Years resolutions that pertain to my cooking. One, I'm going to finish this new book on deadline. I'm sure my editor would love that. Two, I am going to do a better job of cooking healthier foods. I don't know if that counts since Ally and I have already started doing that. Three, I will no longer consider Halloween candy corn as a vegetable.

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