Kia Cooks

Chef Kia Damon Is Relearning How to Nourish Herself

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Chef Kia Damon honed her skills alongside the women in her family, following the long tradition of great Black chefs and food historians who came before her, and now she’s showing them off on our phone and desktop screens in a new cooking series for … Pinterest. That’s right. The self-taught chef and “proud Floridian woman” is creating pin-worthy food porn in her new series, Southern Cooking With Kia Cooks. “I’ve been trying to convert the girlies,” she says, laughing. “I’m like, ‘Listen, y’all, we are going back to 2010, and we are on Pinterest.’”