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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.

FRIED JALAPENO PEPPERS! Heck yea you have my attention. Actually, these are one secret recipe pleasure that my wife Ally has shared with me that rates right up there with free NASCAR tickets! They are AWESOME!

Go Big Orange! The last few weeks I’ve offered up tailgate tips and recipes for several colleges with fan bases in Chattanooga. Now it’s time to feed the Vol Nation with a great recipe served up just for fans of the Big Orange!

Gator Tailgate Cooking! How about a great Grouper Dish? This recipe and article originally appeared on Chattanoogan.com and has always been one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy the info as well as the tasty recipe!

This recipe is a quick and easy spicy mayonnaise that can be made with ingredients straight from the fridge!

I don’t care if you are a South Carolina Gamecock fan or not. You have to appreciate the way these fans tailgate, grill out and enjoy their football games.

Grilled Augratin Potatoes - You Bet! Thanks to the folks at Potato Goodness for sharing this flavor packed potato dish!

Grilled Sliced Potatoes are easy to cook and make a perfect addition to any meal! Plus - the seasoning choices are endless!

Want to feed your pup a better dog treat that you make yourself? Try out this recipe from the Dog Whisperer himself!

Bratwursts hot off the grill can be topped and consumed in a variety of ways - and I've yet to find a bad one!


Much thanks to Shelia Simmons for sharing this great recipe for Coconut Pasta and Shrimp!