Batali vs. Clark

Ted Allen
Elizabeth Blau
Akiko Katayama

Challenger stats: Chef Clark
From: Texas

Restaurants: Ibiza Food and Wine Bar, Catalan Food and Wine

Cuisine: New American with Spanish influence

Interests: Food history, Swedish clogs and jazz music

Ideal secret ingredient: Morcilla (Spanish black sausage)

Culinary inspirations: The Basque region, Paul Bocuse, Bernard Loiseau

Ideal judge: Julia Child

Culinary secret weapon: Ikea hand frothier

Favorite restaurant: Balthazar, N.Y.

Favorite food: Classic French and basque

Food you won't go near: Cottage cheese

Weirdest thing you've ever eaten: A live lizard

Favorite food destination: Southern France

Alternative dream job: Playing trumpet in a jazz band at a small club in Paris around 1961





(Episode: IA0510)