this week in pop, i’m dishing with top chef texas fan favorite, chris crary, on food, fashion and exactly what (or who) he’s finding tasty these days…
dm: what’s the biggest perk of being on top chef?
cc: now actual “food people” – fans and foodies are drawn to my restaurant, so it’s nice.
dm: so it’s not just the free popchips?
cc: it’s not just the free popchips, although they are delicious, for sure.
dm: you’re also known for your style, whose style inspires you?
cc: ha! i just kind of mix and match, i guess maybe, justin timberlake?
dm: that’s a good one! i can kind of see it now.
dm: as fan favorite this season, what’s your craziest fan story?
cc: nothing crazy. i get a lot of things online. i’m big into social media, so i get a lot of pictures and fan mail. it’s not bad. i was dating a…i don’t want to sound conceited, but a celebrity that i met through twitter, we kind of dated for a little while.
dm: what??? that’s crazy! who?
cc: i can’t tell you that. it hasn’t really worked out, but we’re still good friends.
dm: popvp taste test time, you ready?
dm: favorite ingredient?
cc: i’m really into carrots right now, and i don’t know why.
dm: celebrity crush?
cc: jessica alba
dm: secret talent?
cc: i paint naked women.
dm: sea salt & vinegar or sweet potato popchips?
cc: sea salt & vinegar.
dm: bieber or gaga?
cc: lady gaga. she’s a huge top chef fan.
dm: mandals or man purse?
cc: man-purse. mandals are never acceptable.
dm: sext or text?
cc: you mean like a… i’m confused. sext or text? text. wait, is that like sexting?
dm: yes. you wanna change your answer?
dm: what’s coming up next for you? besides making popchips recipes with me in my kitchen…
cc: besides that, this weekend i’m doing a food and wine festival in palm springs, march 23-25th. i have a demo on saturday and tastings on saturday and sunday, but big picture, i want to open my own restaurant.
best of luck to our favorite “pop” chef, malibu chris! and stay tuned for new popchips recipes coming soon…
tweet me: what’s your favorite ingredient to pair with popchips?