Damaris Phillips Bio, Age, Husband, Daughter, Adoption, Net Worth

Damaris Phillips Bio, Age, Husband, Daughter, Adoption, Net Worth

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Biography of Damaris Phillips

Damaris Phillips is an American chef and television personality who rose to fame after winning the ninth season of the Food Network contest show “Food Network Star” in 2013.

After winning “Food Network Star,” Phillips went on to host his own Food Network cooking show called “Southern at Heart.” The show focused on Phillips’ southern roots and his unique approach to traditional southern cooking. It aired from 2013 to 2016 and was well received by viewers.

Phillips has also made guest appearances on other Food Network shows, such as “Guy’s Grocery Games” and “The Kitchen.” She has published a cookbook called “Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy”, which combines her Southern cooking style with her husband’s vegetarian preferences.

Damaris Phillips Age

Phillips was born on December 8, 1980. She turns 42 in 2022. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, as the youngest of five daughters.

Damaris Phillips’ husband

Phillips is married to Darrick Wood, a program developer, teacher and radio personality. The couple married on June 13, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.

They met at a farmers market and had a whirlwind romance that led to a proposal on a hot air balloon. Their wedding was a rustic affair with a Southern menu that included both meat and vegetarian options.

Philip and her husband
Philip and her husband

Daughter of Damaris Phillips

Phillips and Darrick Wood welcomed their first child, a girl named Francis Louise Wood, on March 9, 2020. They announced the happy news on Instagram with a sweet photo of their newborn baby girl. Damaris wrote: “She is here and she is perfect. We are over the moon in love.

Adopting Damaris Phillips

Phillips spoke about her experience with adoption. She revealed that she was adopted by her parents when she was six weeks old and always felt loved and accepted by her family.

Damaris also shared that she met her biological mother and some of her biological siblings and they have a good relationship. She said: “I am so grateful to my adoptive parents and my biological parents. They both gave me such gifts.

Damaris Phillips Weight Loss

Phillips has been candid about her weight loss journey, which began when she was in culinary school. She said she gained a lot of weight during that time and decided to change her diet and lifestyle after graduating.

“I started eating more vegetables, more whole grains, more lean protein…started exercising more. …started drinking more water,” Damaris says.

She also shared that she doesn’t follow any specific diet or count calories, but rather listens to her body and enjoys everything in moderation. Damaris said: “I don’t deprive myself of anything. I just try to make better choices most of the time.

Damaris Phillips Restaurant

Phillips doesn’t own a restaurant, but she has been involved in some culinary ventures in her hometown of Louisville. She helped create the menu for The Fat Lamb, a modern American restaurant that opened in 2016.

She has also partnered with Gralehaus, a bed and breakfast and beer garden, to offer cooking classes and brunches. “I love being able to share my passion for food with people in my community,” Phillips said.

Recipes Damaris Phillips

Phillips is known for her Southern-inspired recipes that are comforting, flavorful, and sometimes vegetarian. Some of his most popular dishes include; Fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, bourbon pecan pie, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, cookies and gravy, peach cobbler and cornbread.

Phillips also enjoys experimenting with different cuisines and ingredients, such as Thai curry, quinoa salad, roasted cauliflower tacos, and vegan chocolate cake. She said: “I like to cook because it makes people happy. It’s a way to show love and care.

Damaris Phillips cookbook

Phillips has written two cookbooks so far. Her first, titled Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy: Down Home Classics for Vegetarians (and the Meat Eaters Who Love Them). It was published in 2017. It features over 100 recipes that appeal to both meat lovers and vegetarians, inspired by her marriage to Darrick Wood.

Her second cookbook is Super Simple: Easy Everyday Recipes. It was released in 2019. It features over 100 quick and easy to make recipes using staple foods and fresh ingredients. Regarding her books, she said, “I wanted to write accessible and fun cookbooks for everyone.”

Does Damaris Phillips have cancer?

Phillips does not have cancer. However, she expressed her support for cancer research and awareness. In 2018, she participated in the Stand Up To Cancer telethon, where she shared her personal story of losing her father to lung cancer at the age of 19.

“My father was my hero. He taught me to cook, to laugh, to love. She also encouraged people to donate to the cause and get screened regularly for cancer. “Cancer affects so many people in so many ways. We need to pull together and fight back.”

Damaris Phillips net worth

Phillips’ net worth is estimated to be around $4 million in 2023.