Cooking with Stilo: New Jersey Native’s YouTube Collection is a ‘Kitchen Hit’

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When the pandemic shutdown production of The Currently Display, Katie Stilo, a culinary producer and food items stylist for the NBC series, set out to adapt to a new ‘normal.’ In an effort to preserve active, Stilo turned her dad and mom South Plainfield, NJ kitchen area into a Tv studio and, over the months that adopted released a social media platform and on the internet cooking display when also publishing a collaborative cookbook.

“I enjoy staying fast paced and specially having fun with expressing my creativity as a result of foodstuff, so when I out of the blue experienced an unforeseen total of downtime I took it as a constructive opportunity to take a look at a enthusiasm project I wouldn’t usually have been in a position to,” reported Stilo. 

In March, Stilo (Stilo (@katie.stilo) and fellow culinary producer/food stuff stylist Anthony Contrino (@anthonyissaucy) of Staten Island launched ‘Food ADKTs TV’ (@foodstuff_adkts), an Instagram webpage built to carry culinary industry experts – and beginner cooks – with each other, almost. The web-site, initially recognised as the @the_quarantine_collective, presently has around 5,300 followers and, in the earlier 10 months, has showcased hundreds of recipes from over 80 contributors all through the world.

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“Starting the Quarantine Collective authorized me to stay fast paced although increasing my community of culinary colleagues and discovering alongside the way. A everyday living aim of mine was constantly to have a cookbook and though ours is electronic, it’s nonetheless incredible to see what a number of shut close friends with a passion can place alongside one another in just a handful of months time,” reported Stilo, including, “The blended initiatives of all of our talent sets proved to be a worthwhile effort and hard work as were ready to channel that strength for a terrific lead to.”

The accomplishment of the social media platform led Stilo and Contrino to grow their effort with the launch of a digital collaborative cookbook. Aptly titled ‘The_Quarantine­_Collective,’ the e-e-book features additional than four dozen recipes from chefs across the world together with ‘tips, methods, and tools’ to ‘empower house cooks.’ All proceeds from digital downloads, accessible at, advantage the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Great, a marketing campaign supporting the recover and rebuilding of an independent restaurant sector to date, about $5,500 and counting has been elevated.

On top of that, in Oct, Stilo and Contrino joined collectively with fellow culinary producer/food stylist Tina DeGraff (@the_saltgypsy) and chef Dawn Miller (@dinnerbydawn) to launch Kitchen Hits, an first YouTube series. It was at this time that @the_quarantine_collective was rebranded to ‘ADKT,’ with the social media web-site and YouTube channel’s title a engage in on the word ‘addicts’ featuring all four of its founders 1st initials.

“Pivoting our platform into Food stuff ADKT’s Television is just the commencing of a further interesting chapter in my personalized occupation,” Stilo stated. “Performing along with my talented and passionate pals is just the icing on best.”

Kitchen Hits airs on Food ADKT Tv (https://little, and, every single thirty day period, the foursome of cooking experts set out to highlight a unique foodstuff item and/or ingredient with a aim on tips and tips to make the best dish. The ‘hits’ in the website sequence name, claimed Stilo, stands for ‘highlighting elements and techniques’ to help dwelling cooks make the great dish and truly feel much more comfy in the kitchen area.

To date, Kitchen Hits has focused on cabbage, apples, and, most not long ago, hen cutlets. In her latest episode, Stilo focuses what has been a ‘staple in her home’ and provides strategies for breading cutlets and shallow frying. at?v=j6GjTHq7JIs


“This recipe was a staple in my domestic growing up for a number of factors: They’re super brief to make, need pretty handful of components, and they are delightful. There would normally be a entire plate in our fridge. You can take in them cold – which I nonetheless generally do, use them in a sandwich, set them in a salad or transform them into chicken parm quickly,” Stilo said, telling TAPinto that she was ‘so delighted to see so many men and women loved this recipe’ as a lot as she does. “My buddies have termed me the ‘cutlet queen’ and I’m delighted to have attained such a prized nickname. “

A new episode of Kitchen Hits will start March 2 and the aim will be pancakes. Stilo will teach the method and value of leaveners such as baking soda and powder. “I have worked really hard to make the ideal pancake recipe and I believe I’ve nailed it. And by get the job done tough I imply I have experienced to take in a lot of pancakes” 

To look at out previous and approaching episodes of Kitchen area Hits, subscribe to ‘Food ADTK TV’ on YouTube or visit https://little


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