Exclusive! Hot Aussie Chef, Curtis Stone, On What He’d Make You For Breakfast
The star of America’s Next Great Restaurant and Top Chef Masters is on a mission to make you eat more whole foods! Can you argue with a guy who looks like this?
Curtis Stone just asked me what I want for breakfast. He’s offering me coffee or tea, and is even asking what kind of milk I prefer in my cereal. No, this isn’t a dream. The handsome, 6’4”, 35-year-old celebrity chef is really waiting on me. Now, if only we were in my apartment and not an office building…
In reality, I’m having breakfast with the star of America’s Next Great Restaurant and Top Chef Masters to talk about his new partnership with Post Great Grains and his effort to get people to eat more whole foods instead of overly-processed junk. Curtis himself, is a whole foods junkie (how do you think he got that hot bod?), and he made me a delicious Post’s Great Grains Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffin (recipe on the next page) to make me a believer as well. Though, with his sexy Aussie accent, he could turn me on to eating grass. But, I digress…
Here’s what Curtis and I talked about over our lovely breakfast, including his guilty pleasure food and why dishes always taste best when they’re made with love.
Explain this mission you’re on to get people to eat more whole foods.
“People are so busy now, choosing what to eat falls to the side. It’s so important to get those whole foods in. You should get most of your calories and whole foods in the morning to give you energy. You shouldn’t get to work hungry because then you don’t eat well the rest of the day. Post Great Grains cereals are great because they have fruit in them as well. So, if you want to eat quick, you could just have a bowl, or if you have more time, you can cut up some fruit along with it or make a muffin with it like I did.”
You’re so busy with your two shows currently on television. What do your daily eating habits look like?
“It’s hard because, when you’re traveling you’re faced with a lot of positive and negative temptations. Like, soda and a chocolate bar are negative temptations. And, when I’m traveling, they offer me a glass of champagne and then more options that aren’t that healthy. Then, when I get to the hotel and look at the room service menu, I’m tempted by a burger or turkey club. That’s why I never look at the menu – I’ll call up room service and ask what the soup of the day is, or try to find ingredients to make a salad. When I’m looking for a snack, it depends on what I have in my fridge, but I like to make paninis, or snack on hummus and other dips with vegetables.”