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“Cook With Brooks”

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Discover the stories of local farmers, restaurants, chefs and other interesting stories about food in AETN’s newest original series, “Cook With Brooks,” on Saturdays at 5 p.m., beginning Jan. 7.

Hosted by Chef Steven Brooks of Bella Vista, this program is dedicated to telling the whole story of food in Arkansas: where it’s from, how to make it and who shares it.

“Eating local, it helps everybody from the person growing all the way to your fork at the dinner table,” Brooks said. “We have a lot of great local farmers and families and stories to tell about those people. In this show, we’re going to go out to farms, we’ll talk to chefs, and we’ll sit down and eat their fine dishes. I’m really excited – I think we have a great concept. I’m proud to be a part of AETN and to get an opportunity to show what I can do all over the state.” - Steven Brooks
With more than 10 years of experience as an executive chef for various Arkansas restaurants and country clubs, Steven Brooks as a mastered the art of cooking and is sharing his knowledge (and delicious recipes) with viewers across Arkansas. He’s passionate about representing farmers, chefs and restaurants and giving their stories a voice.

Through his work, Chef Brooks works on a daily basis with farms across Arkansas to connect them with the restaurants that want local, sustainable food and will give everyone watching new inspiration to explore our state and its culinary offerings.

From creameries and breweries to community gardens and the marriage of art and food, “Cook With Brooks” will offer Arkansans new perspective on food from farm to table every Saturday. 


“Cook With Brooks,” Saturdays at 5 p.m., beginning Jan. 7, 2017