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FN 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.