‘Food Network Star’ Finalist Uses Ole Miss Experience in Competition

 

Linkie Marais

Linkie Marais

… Program airs at 8 p.m. Sundays OXFORD, Miss. – With stars in her eyes and frosting at her fingertips, a former University of Mississippi pastry chef is a finalist to land her own television show through the “Food Network Star” competition. Linkie Marais is on celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ team in the competition show, which airs 8 p.m. Sundays on Food Network. Marais, 28, emigrated with her family from South Africa to Tupelo in 1999, when she was 16. As a teen, she worked for a cake decorator there, and after culinary school at the Mississippi University for Women, she began working as a pastry chef. She lived in Oxford from 2006 to 2010 and worked for Ole Miss Catering, which is operated by Aramark Corp. After leaving Oxford, Marais moved to North Attleborough, Mass., where she is a wedding cake artist. Although Marais had tried out for last season’s show, she didn’t made the cut, so when she received word that she had made it for this season, she was ecstatic.

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National Institute’s New Leader Passionate about Child Nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – A school nutrition director for the past 22 years, Katie Wilson is now poised to lead the country’s authority on child nutrition programs. KatieWilson

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Heroes, Past and Present

These remarks by Elizabeth Shiver (54) were prepared for the Silver Em dinner in 2006. The intention was to recognize performance and achievement of both individuals and institutions and to discuss journalism education at Ole Miss in the early years.

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UM, Delta Health Alliance Partnership Yields Results in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

OXFORD, Miss. – A partnership between the University of Mississippi and some Delta area schools is encouraging adolescents to choose healthier foods and increase their physical activity – two important lifestyle changes in the Magnolia State’s ongoing battle with the bulge.

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Janie Cole (left), a registered dietitian with the ‘Eating Good … and Moving Like We Should’ program, and Kathy Knight, UM associate professor of family and consumer sciences and project co-investigator, talk with church members at Quitman County St. Matthew Church of God in Christ in Lambert about healthy foods and portion sizes at the church’s Health Night.

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