The Dish On Travel With Celebrity Chef Scott Conant
(Although, he laughs, he still sometimes wears his pants like that of a plumber.) If you’ve ever watched the hit Food Network TV show, Chopped, you’ve undoubtedly seen him. Conant is the beautifully dressed celebrity chef, who is typically wearing a gorgeous Zegna Italian suit, flashing a Cheshire-cat smile, and urging the contestants not to simply chop up a red onion and add it to their entree. Conant officially put his name on the map when he opened the beloved L’Impero in New York in 2002, which garnered a three-star review from The New York Times, the title of “Best New Restaurant” from the James Beard Foundation and praise from top publications such as Gourmet and Food & Wine, the latter naming Conant one of America’s Best New Chefs in 2004. I interviewed Mr. Conant as he sat on the beach at a luxury resort in Mexico, where he was cooking for a private party of 25 people. He shared his thoughts on all-things-travel, his favorite snacks, and what he thinks about Jet Blue …
What food can’t you live without?
Extra-chunk Skippy peanut butter is one of my favorite things in life.