Among the many things that define the United States, food tops the list. Every region has its specialty, whether it is lobster rolls from the East, chili from the North, tacos from the West, or shrimp and grits from the South. On the Food Network’s new series America’s Best Cook which airs Sundays at 9:00 EST, home cooks from the four corners of the country are mentored by FN chefs and battle it out for a chance at winning the title of America’s Best Cook.
The Team for the South is comprised of two Atlanta foodies: Nikki Bell and Ben Portman. Nikki, of Nikki Can Cook, was back in Atlanta recently for her book launch party and we were fortunate enough to receive a copy of her new cookbook Nikki Can Cook: “A Bit of This, A Bit of That” to share with one lucky reader. The first round ingredient for the Team South was shrimp. Nikki's grilled jerk shrimp with garlic mashed plantains & mango salsa elevated her to round two. Her Trinidadian macaroni and cheese saved Nikki from the "pressure cooker" challenge involving cooking a plain chicken breast to impress the indomitable Anne Burrell.
Enter to win below and be sure to tune into the Food Network on Sunday to watch America’s Best Cook and cheer for Cat Cora and Team South!