Cooking Channel to feature chef and cookbook author Daniel Orr

Daniel OrrBloomington may not be the biggest city in Indiana, but it offers an abundance of culinary delights that rivals any major metropolis. One local favorite is FARMbloomington, owned by chef and IUP author Daniel Orr. He and his restaurant will be featured on the Cooking Channel's new series America's Best Bites this Saturday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m.

We in Bloomington are lucky enough to eat at Orr's restaurant any time we please, but if you don't live in the area, you can still try out some of the chef's best dishes in these recipes from his cookbooks FARMfood and Paradise Kitchen. Start out your morning with some banana waffles, followed by an afternoon snack of Johnnycakes (if you like carb-loading after your waffles), and finish the evening with a delicious meal of marinated pork chops with sorghum and bourbon. Still hungry for more? Then check out these additional recipes on the Cooking Channel's website.

Learn more about Chef Orr and his cooking philosophy in this video: