13 Things You Didn't Know About Bobby Flay
Think you know everything about Bobby Flay? Learn about what the chef and food-competition guru is up to when he’s out of the kitchen.
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Favorite Chef: His Best Friend, Michael Symon
"His food is always just so tasty and delicious."
Gas or Charcoal for the Grill: Both
"I actually have both, but you know purists would always say charcoal."
Favorite New York City Restaurant: J.G. Melon
"The best cheeseburgers in the world"
Hottest Food He’s Ever Eaten: Nashville Hot Chicken
"I couldn’t feel my face."
Get the Recipe: Classic Fried Chicken
Go-To Weeknight Meal: Pasta
"You can make yourself a really quick tomato and Parmesan pasta at a moment’s notice."
Favorite Karaoke Tune: Encore by Jay Z and Linkin Park
"I don’t really sing karaoke because that would be a bad scene."
Favorite Blend for Burgers: Think Fat
"The most-important thing in terms of blend is the ratio of meat to fat, so you want about 80 percent beef to 20 percent fat. That’s the key."
Get the Recipe: Perfect Burger
Spice He Can’t Live Without: Black Pepper
"It’s something that I use every single day."
Favorite Non-Cooking Hobby: Golf
"That’s certainly something I love to do."
Most-Memorable Meal: Cooking for President Obama and Chinese President Xi
"They wanted an all-American meal, so we served some steaks, we served a lobster tamale to represent New Mexico, and then we made fresh cherry pies with bourbon vanilla ice cream."
Food He Cannot Live Without: Ice Cream
"Any kind of ice cream is my thing — pistachio, by the way."
Desert-Island Foods: The Makings of a Good Time
"I would take a handful of lobsters, some chipotle chiles, pistachio gelato, a couple ears of corn and a case of rosé — party."
Destined to Cook? Not Exactly
"I had no idea. I started cooking, dropped out of high school and went to work in a restaurant."
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