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Gala Chef Q & A: JBF Award Winner Allison-Vines Rushing and Slade Rushing

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May 06, 2013


Slade Rushing and Allison-Vines Rushing


JBF Award Winner Allison-Vines Rushing and Slade Rushing, MiLa, New Orleans

What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?

AVR: Black-eyed pea and Jack cheese burritos.

SR: Taco Bell.

Describe the last great meal you ate.

AVR and SR: At the Catbird Seat in Nashville. It was delicious and whimsical.

What’s the dish you’re most proud of?

AVR: New Orleans barbecued lobster.

SR: The root beer float at MiLa.

What’s your favorite movie snack?

AVR: Truffle popcorn.

SR: Pizza.

What was your first job in the culinary world?

AVR: Kenny Rogers Roasters.

SR: Papa Gino’s Pizza in Warwick, Rhode Island.

What movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
AVR: Blue Crush.

SR: The ‘Burbs.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

AVR: Even amid tragedy, follow through with your dreams.

SR: Make it taste good first and then make it look good.