Photo Credit: Maro Hagopian
I've been a big fan of super-chef Rick Bayless for years now. He's considered one of the top authorities on Mexican cuisine, has been hosting his show Mexico: One Plate at a Time on PBS for seven seasons, owns three well-known restaurants in Chicago (including one of the Obamas' favorites, Topolobampo) and has authored numerous cookbooks. As if that weren't enough, he won the inaugural season of Top Chef Masters, wowing the judges with his 27-ingredient mole and beating star chefs Hubert Keller and Michael Chiarello.
So I was thrilled to get to meet and actually interview Rick yesterday (on Cinco de Mayo, naturally). Chef Rick was in town to chat live with Martha Stewart on her SIRIUS radio show, At Martha's Table, and was kind enough to answer a few questions for iVillage beforehand. He shared which food he can't stand, what's in his perfect margarita, and how he likes to make guacamole. He also revealed that the rumors about being in the running to be named White House executive chef by the Obamas were just that—rumors.
We'll be posting the video soon, so check back to see the interview. Plus, tune in to SIRIUS XM's Martha Stewart Living Radio this weekend to hear the rebroadcast of Martha Stewart and Rick Bayless chatting about Mexican recipes, cooking tips and tales from the kitchen.