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91.7 WVXU welcomed food writer Julie Niesen in August 2018. Niesen will delve into local, regional and national food and restaurant trends, news of interest to local diners and food lovers, and the people and personalities in the Greater Cincinnati food scene.Niesen has been covering local food since 2008. Her award-winning blog, wine me, dine me, has been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, Serious Eats, The Cincinnati Enquirer (and its former weekly, Metromix), WCPO Digital, City Beat, WCPO-TV, Fox19, and many more. She is a longtime resident of Over-the-Rhine, where she lives with her menagerie of pets. When she's not eating food, thinking about food, cooking food or writing about food, she runs a thought leadership program for a technology company in Chicago.

Cooking With Caitlin's Caitlin Steininger Competes On Top Chef

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Season 16 of Bravo's popular Top Chef was taped in Kentucky, with 15 chefs from across the country, including Caitlin Steininger of Cooking with Caitlin, competing for the Top Chef title.

The Cincinnati chef, restaurant owner, newspaper columnist and mother of four spent part of her summer going up against the other chef contestants, each putting their spin on Kentucky classics such as burgoo, Benedictine and the Hot Brown.

Caitlin Steininger discusses her career and some of her experiences competing on Top Chef for Cincinnati Edition with WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik; and food writer and creator of the Wine me Dine me blog, Julie Niesen. Julie also writes the Bits & Bites blog for WVXU.

The season premiere of Bravo's Top Chef is Thursday, December 6 at 9 p.m.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.