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14 Things You Didn't Know About Monti Carlo

You know she's a sought-after restaurant consultant, but can you guess Monti's go-to late-night snack? We have all the answers.

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Her Style of Cuisine: Cali-Rican

"I'm Puerto Rican, born and raised, so if it's fried, came from a pig, and has a side of rice and beans, I am #ALLIN. I live in California now, so I definitely try to incorporate the flavors I grew up with into dishes that are fresh and light and utilize as many locally sourced ingredients as possible," Monti says.

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Her Favorite Meal to Cook: Breakfast

"I'm one of those annoying morning people," she reveals. "I love that first cup of coffee from my French press. I love the smell of bacon frying and butter browning. I love the look of bliss my son gets when he's mowing down a stack of blueberry pancakes."

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Her Go-To Weeknight Dinner: Meat, Rice and Beans

"Pressure-cooker pulled pork shoulder in a savory sauce over rice and beans, with lots of fresh chopped onion and cilantro, and a fried egg on top," she explains.

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Her Signature Dish: Puerto Rican Shepherd's Pie

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