10 Things You Didn't Know About Curtis Stone
You likely saw him compete on Iron Chef America, perhaps made his recipe for his best-ever breakfast dish and surely watched him judge the finale battle on Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off. And now, beginning tonight, you can catch Curtis Stone on the all-new series Kitchen Inferno ( airing tonight at 10|9c) as he oversees fiery battles between chefs in the ultimate game of risk and reward. Just in time for Kitchen Inferno's series premiere, Curtis stopped by Food Network's Facebook page to chat with his fans, answer their questions about the show and reveal little-know tidbits about himself. Read on below to see highlights from the chat and learn 10 facts about the Kitchen Inferno host, including his least-favorite food, his most-craved holiday treat and the go-to ingredients he keeps in the refrigerator.
1. Curtis' top pick for supper? "It would be something that reminds me of my childhood, like roast pork with cracklings," he says. "I still make it a lot at home."
2. His least-favorite food is licorice.
3. Curtis owns a tasting-menu-based restaurant in California. "My favorite food trend is the trend of tasting menus because I think it's a beautiful way to eat. You put yourself in the hands of the chefs and their ability to cook for you," he explains.
4. The most-difficult dish Curtis ever attempted to make was Saucisson en Brioche, a French specialty featuring "a particular sausage that's encased in brioche dough," he says. "Super complicated."
5. Curtis' favorite holiday is just around the corner; it's Thanksgiving.
6. When it comes to everyday cooking at Curtis' house, he keeps it simple with lasagna. "It's my wife's favorite thing," he notes.
7. Curtis' holiday sweet treat of choice is apple pie.
8. Fresh produce, "nice cheeses" and "a good selection of pickles" are just a few of Curtis' must-have goods in his refrigerator.
9. "My favorite thing to cook is anything that comes out of the ocean," Curtis reveals.
10. Curtis is all about the stuffing during the Thanksgiving feast. "I'm a little stuffing obsessed. I think stuffing makes the Thanksgiving dinner," he says. "Fennel and Italian sausage is going to be this year's stuffing of choice."
Tune in to the series premiere of Kitchen Inferno tonight at 10|9c.
Sure, you could enjoy it roasted plainly in olive oil or blended into soup, but why limit yourself? This kitchen superstar jumps from sweet to savory so effortlessly that the only hard part is deciding how to eat it.