Kitchen Confidence: Home Cooking Tips from Kelsey Nixon

updated Jun 5, 2019
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We were incredibly lucky to have the lovely Kelsey Nixon as our headlining guest for October’s Maker Talk. With a long list of accomplishments behind her— full-time mom, cookbook author, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and uLive star — Kelsey still maintains a humble demeanor and girl-next-door charm.

Check out Kelsey’s tips for amping up your kitchen skills in the video above, including the 10 tools you need to have. Also included: a hilarious throwback clip from when she got her start. It’s worth a watch!

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Kelsey’s 10 essentials tools for the home cook! (Image credit: Kelsey Nixon)

Short Presenter: Kelsey Nixon
Company: Kelsey’s Kitchen
Location: NYC


“One look at Kelsey Nixon’s resume and it would appear she’s had decades of experience under her chef’s coat. She has starred in and executive produced her own college cooking show, interned at Martha Stewart and Food Network, attended culinary school, competed on The Next Food Network Star, served as a private chef, taught cooking classes at Sur La Table, and developed recipes for corporate brands and restaurants. In reality, the fresh-faced host of Kelsey’s Essentials on Cooking Channel received her degree in Broadcast Journalism just a few short years ago. Following the success of her network show, Kelsey added author to her growing list of job titles with the February launch of Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips that will Help You Cook Anything (Clarkson Potter).”

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