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Book, Broadcast & Journalism Chef Q & A: Brian Malarkey

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JBF Editors

May 03, 2013



Brian Malarkey, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author, and Co-Host of ABC's The Taste

What are your favorite movies, and why?
Seabiscuit, Legends of the Fall, Gangs of New York—I’m a cowboy dreamer!

Describe the last great meal you ate.
Every Sunday I enjoy “Seafood Sunday” with the family: Dungeness crab, Mexican shrimp, clams, sea bass, butter, wine, and kids.

What’s your earliest food memory?
Al, my pet cow!

What was your first job in the culinary world?
I was a busser at the Old Spaghetti Factory and it was the only job I ever walked off of!

What movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
Anything to do with Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Cook for the elite and live with the masses; cook for the masses and live with the elite.