There are certain topics that most people can agree on, especially when it comes to food. We love the smells, tastes, and of course the presentation of meals. More importantly, we love the local chefs that create these meals.

Our communities wouldn't be complete without the local talent inside restaurants or other establishments. One local Iowan is getting a huge opportunity to compete in one of the most popular cooking shows on television.

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Grant Gillon is the Director of Sales at Kinship Brewing Company in Waukee. He is about to embark on a new journey as a competitor on MasterChef: United Tastes of America on FOX. According to an article from the Des Moines Register, Grant is one of the chefs from the Midwest cooking for a chance to win a white apron and the $250,000 grand prize.

MasterChef: United Tastes of America is hosted by world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay. This cooking competition highlights homegrown chefs creating their favorite signature dishes. Local chefs from all four regions are fighting for the chance to big the $250,000 grand prize. MasterChef: United Tastes of America features chefs from the West, South, Midwest, and Northeast.

In order for Grant to be in the running for the grand prize, he must receive a white apron. Grant looks like he's ready to compete!

From the looks of Grant's Instagram page, he really knows how to make delicious meals! Where did he learn his cooking skills from? Grant claims on his Instagram bio that he is, "Classically trained by the YouTube channel of Gordon Ramsay." I'm getting hungry just by looking at Grant's videos!

MasterChef: United Tastes of America airs Wednesday nights at 7 PM on FOX. Go get them, Grant! We'll be rooting for ya!

Top Things Most Iowans Were Afraid Of When They Were Kids

If you were a kid in Iowa chances are you were afraid of many of the scary things on this list. Now be honest!

Iowa Palmer Company's Twin Bing Products

Can you even really claim to live in this part of the country if you've never had a Twin Bing?

WHAT IS A TWIN BING?

"It consists of two round, chewy, cherry-flavored nougats coated with a mixture of chopped peanuts and chocolate. The Twin Bing was introduced in the 1960s," -Wikipedia

Not only has the TB been a staple of the Sioux Empire for over half a decade, but the makers of the classic candy have also infused the unique cherry and chocolate flavor into lots of other things.

 

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