10 Things You Didn’t Know About Joey Fatone — Chopped All-Stars

by in Shows, April 2nd, 2013

Joey FatoneFN Dish is counting down to the Season 3 premiere of Chopped All-Stars by introducing a competitor every day. Sixteen competitors including Food Network and Cooking Channel talent, renowned chefs, Chopped judges and celebrities are competing for a chance to win the title of All-Stars champion and a $50,000 donation to charity. Watch the premiere on Sunday, April 7, at 9pm/8c and keep coming back to FN Dish for exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes previews.

Former *NSYNC star and Dancing with the Stars contestant Joey Fatone is the host of My Family Recipe Rocks! on the Live Well Network. He was previously a host of NBC’s The Singing Bee and was a competitor on Season 1 of Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. But there a few things you might not know about Joey ‑ for example, he hates wasabi. And he also claims his culinary icon looks like him. Read more about Joey in his Q&A below.

Who is your culinary icon?
Joey Fatone: Guy Fieri because he looks like me.

What’s your Achilles’ heel ingredient, one that you hate to work with or encounter in someone else’s dish?
JF: Wasabi! No fun.

What’s the first dish you learned to make?
JF: Mac ‘n’ cheese from the box.

What’s your guilty pleasure food?
JF: Chicken Parmesan.

What kitchen tool can’t you live without?
JF: A knife!

What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?
JF: Brooklyn. It’s where I am from and I always have to go get pizza at L&B Spumoni Gardens.

What’s your favorite movie? Now pair a dish with it.
JF: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory … sauté shrimp with chocolate morsels.

What would be your last meal?
JF: A huge steak with Brussels sprouts, mac ‘n’ cheese and everything else!

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
JF: Always an entertainer.

If you could create the ultimate Chopped basket, what four ingredients would be in it?
JF: I would find the oddest things around the world that would not go together.

Joey is competing for the Fatone Family Foundation.

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Comments (6)

  1. maya m wilson says:

    hand me plate…maya m wilson

  2. Justin says:

    In a choped basket I would put cholate frosting,durian,rocky mountain oysters, limburger cheese.

  3. Jks says:

    Swordfish, gouda, huitlacoche, celery soda, parsnip

  4. rentoon says:

    Here's more FYI.. He as a game show contestant on a kids show "Get the Picture" at a very young age (pre-teen). That show was shown on Nick back then (90's).

  5. Nan says:

    chocolate frosting, durian (omg, NO!) rocky mountain oysters and Limburger cheese??? Oh, you have a really evil mind!! :-) That is not a combo I would ever like to see tried. Except for the chocolate frosting, I consider the rest not fit to eat. Your list for a basket, I think, is probably the worst I've ever seen. Congratulations on the devious combination.

  6. JoAnn Jones says:

    How can I get the recipe for the rice balls your mother made on Rachael Rays show.

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