What is your guilty pleasure?
Ruffles and French Onion Dip. It’s total high school graduation spread fodder, but it’s so good when I get to watch my Buckeyes.
If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Eggs. There’s a million things you can make with eggs, and they’re always good.
What does your family beg you to make at home?
My wife loves it when I make Indian food at home. It is usually things my mother makes for me that I try and replicate. These homemade dishes are completely different than the terrible buffet food that you get in most restaurants. No one makes great Southern Indian food -- except for the moms and grandmas at home!
Describe the best meal you've ever had.
That’s easy - it’s always Christmas dinner in Ohio with my family. I don’t get up there very often anymore, but my mother always makes a traditional Southern Indian meal that has a very light chicken curry with coconut, a beef curry, and an egg roast dish. She also makes what she calls “beef cutlets” that are always spiced just right. To top it all off, she makes this beautiful, fluffy bread called “appam”. It beats anything I’ve had anywhere else. We get a ton of wine and all have a great time together enjoying the amazing food.
What is your favorite local ingredient?
Chives from La Flaca.
If you can make a meal for anyone, who would it be and why?
Always my wife - she’s my rock and has helped me to get where I am today. We’ve always enjoyed our eating adventures together - so many great memories!