At the Table with Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot

By Stephanie Dickison Graham Elliot is returning to Bravo's Emmy award winning franchise "Top Chef" as a host/judge after nine seasons as co-host and judge for Fox's "Masterchef" and "Masterchef Jr." The Chicago chef and Culinary Director of Lollapalooza, shares his favourite Toronto restaurants, ideal food day, and much more in this month's celebrity interview.

Name: Graham Elliot Occupation: Chef Place of Residence: Chicago What’s the last thing you ate? Avocado toast. If you were left to your own devices to make something at home, what would it likely be? Tomato salad with basil and olive oil. What will you ask a server to remove from your dish, or make sure it doesn’t have?  Nada. If I need anything removed I'll take care of it myself. When staying at a hotel, what are you raiding from the mini fridge? M&M's. Guilty pleasure: Cheez-It Crackers. Drink of choice: Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic. Favourite meal of the day: Breakfast. Favourite cookbooks to use: My own - Cooking Like A Master Chef! Favourite cookbooks just to look at: Essential Cuisine by Michel Bras. Three items that are always in your fridge: Greek yogurt, grainy mustard, and miscellaneous cheeses. Top Toronto restaurants: Momofuku, Bar Isabel. Go-to dish ordered at a restaurant: Charcuterie plate. Would you rather – Go to farmer’s market/nearest pub/food truck? Pub. Describe your kitchen: Lots of room, open, lots of windows, classic stove/oven, and copper pots. Describe your cooking style: "Graham Elliot Cuisine." Ideal food day: From the time you wake up until bed, what are you having? Greek yogurt, almonds, sashimi, apple and peanut butter, and roast chicken.

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