Ali Khan is a natural-born glutton whose passion for food began as soon as he was tall enough to ditch his highchair and eat out at fine-dining establishments, developing a palate at age 6 that could rival that of a 60-year-old. Being the child of South Asian immigrants, Ali learned early on that exotic food to some is comfort food to others, and he has been "eating fearlessly" since day one, embracing new cuisines and cultures along the way. It was inevitable that this passion for food would shape his professional career. As the host of Cheap Eats on Cooking Channel, Ali is right at home taking audiences on a budget-friendly culinary tour of America, highlighting spots almost anyone can afford. Ali resides with his wife and son in one of the hottest food cities in the world: Austin.