A vibrantly prominent figure in Cincinnati's culinary scene is not letting social distancing get between him and his passion for cooking and connecting with the community.
Christian Gill, chef of Pendleton's Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey — and winner of several Food Network television competitions — has returned to the screen, hosting a new Facebook video series called Feast Mode 513.
In the series' first episode, entitled "Shit in the Fridge," Gill guides viewers through his rendition of cheddar cheese fries, a meal he dubs a "struggle meal."
Gill uses frozen crinkle fries, white smoked shredded cheddar and Boomtown's chipotle bacon jam in his creation; first baking the fries, heating up the jam and then layering before (we can deduce from toasty nature of the cheese) popping it in the oven to finish.
In a Facebook post, Gill notes that the first episode was more geared toward entertaining, and an educational episode is on the way.
See the full video below, and follow Christian Gill on Facebook to see upcoming episodes.