'Iron Chef' Cat Cora on Feeding a Family, Getting Kids into the Kitchen and the One Food She Won't Eat

You know her as the lone female chef on Iron Chef America, kicking ass on a regular basis with her inventive, no-holds-barred food. But you probably don't know that Cat Cora is also a mom to four young boys, and that most of her time is spent dreaming up healthy family-friendly recipes, not strategies to make dessert out of eggplant or serve ostrich five different ways. In her latest cookbook, Cat Cora's Classics with a Twist, the Iron Chef offers up creative spins on standard recipes, along with lightened-up versions of family favorites and easy yet elegant meals. She discussed how to make her kids happy at dinner, her secret weapon for making ice cream at home and which food she absolutely refuses to eat.


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