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Kelsey Nixon, chef and host of Cooking Channel’s Kelsey’s Essentials, will be part of our May/June issue. We'll also be giving away her cookbook online when the issue comes out.

But if you can't wait, go pick up a copy of Kitchen Confidence, which features recipes from the show, along with familiar dishes with a twist (think chicken noodle soup with miso). The book will help you learn or perfect roasting, blanching, stir-frying, quick pickling and more.

Tonight, Nixon will be signing her cookbook at Orson Gygi, 3500 S. 300 West, SLC, at 6 p.m.

We can say from experience, Nixon's not only a great chef (she made us honey corn) but great for a conversation. It's worth the trip.

A former contestant on The Next Food Network Star and BYU Cougar, Nixon shares the basics of cooking on her show.

Click here for more info on Nixon and her book.