10 Things You Didn't Know About Chris Santos
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Read on to find out all the things you didn’t know about Chris, like what common food allergy he has.
Guilty Pleasure: Burgers
“Whenever I travel, I always have to seek out the best burger joints in town,” he says.
Ingredient He Hates to Work With: Shellfish
“I’m allergic, so I rarely touch the stuff, so having to deal with live crabs or something like that would be challenging,” he says.
Food He’ll Never Eat: Bananas
Most-Memorable Meal: Anywhere He's Traveling
“This is a cop-out, but I really can’t name one specifically. I can tell you walking the streets of Paris and/or Barcelona or anywhere in Italy and just eating wherever I found myself drawn to has always been the most-memorable food experiences,” he says.
One Dish He Never Makes at Home: Cassoulet
“I wish I could make it at home, but rarely have the time. And it’s such a good reason to go out for dinner in cold-weather months,” he says.
Kitchen Tool He Can’t Live Without: Microplane
“Simple as it sounds, a Microplane — so good for so many reasons. I like to 'grate' red onions over … guacamole, which creates a juice to swirl in, as opposed to chunks of onion that can dominate certain bites,” he says.
Career He Would Have If He Weren’t in Food: Boxer
“Boxing, as a fighter first, then a trainer, which could still happen one day, I suppose. [I'm] obsessed with the sport,” he says.
Favorite Food City: Los Angeles
“That’s hard, because nothing beats NYC. But I love going on a scavenger hunt in LA for out-of-the-way authentic Mexican or old-school burger counters,” he says.
Favorite Late-Night Snack: Smartfood Popcorn
“I love that stuff. Or if I am in a sweet mood, Tate’s chocolate chip cookies,” he says.
Must-Have at His Last Supper: Chilaquiles
“[It's] a traditional Mexican dish that is my favorite thing in the world,” he says.
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