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Favorite Paleo/Primal friendly chef?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 09, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Even before I went Primal, I was still a foodie who didn't often eat processed foods, loved to cook from scratch, and loved eating five-star food. I'm a Food Network / Cooking channel junkie!

Do you have a favorite chef or food celebrity that prepares a lot of Paleo/Primal friendly dishes, or dishes that can very easily be adapted?

(I'll share mine soon!)

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Thank you - I'm going to check out her blog!

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Any man that has a "PORK FAT RULES!" tattoo is one special dude. <3

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Big fan of her site

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Oooh...forgot about him! You're right. He talks a lot about eating offal, and I think all his restaurants fry in lard. He's very much into good meat and good fat as well as local produce. Symon is a man after my own heart. <3

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on July 09, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I like B-Flay, too! I don't personally find him all that cute, but I love his cocky attitude and his food, well... oh my!

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He's been a few here in the ATL area, some that I have eaten at, and they certainly deserve his attention! There's a few more I'd love him to visit around here. I mostly only like the real instructional shows, too, except for Chopped and Next Food Network Star. Chopped because I like getting ideas for new, cool combinations of flavors (I never follow a recipe, I just take the bits and pieces I like from 18 different recipes and put it together the way I like!) and to be honest I only started watching Food Network Star cause I have a total celeb-crush on one of the contestants. :)

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Michael Simon is pretty great.

Made this grilled chicken recipe recently (not the salad, though); http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe/grilled-marinated-chicken-watermelon-feta-salad-16660613

Also, his Detroit restaurant is pretty awesome: http://www.roastdetroit.com/

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Any man that has a "PORK FAT RULES!" tattoo is one special dude. <3

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Oooh...forgot about him! You're right. He talks a lot about eating offal, and I think all his restaurants fry in lard. He's very much into good meat and good fat as well as local produce. Symon is a man after my own heart. <3

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on November 01, 2012
at 07:00 AM

Alton Brown. Not paleo, but I learned to cook from that guy. I can thank Good Eats for setting me on the path to discovering and enjoying real food. Plus, the bits with the nutritional anthropologist were enlightening.

I haven't seen much in the way of Michael Symon, except an episode here or there of Iron Chef, but his stuff does seem exciting and paleo-adaptable. He's big on meat+offal+animal fat.

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:09 PM

She's not on TV, but have a look at www.paleomg.com - Julie Bauer has some great paleo recipes and her blog posts are always really funny.

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Thank you - I'm going to check out her blog!

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Big fan of her site

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on July 09, 2012
at 09:01 PM

I love me some Bobby Flay-- and I find that his spice rub recipes are out of this world (and almost always paleo!), it's also fairly easy to adapt many of his (protein) recipes to be paleo compliant. Plus, on a shallow note, he's not bad to look at, too-- he can grill me up a steak anytime ;)

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on July 09, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I like B-Flay, too! I don't personally find him all that cute, but I love his cocky attitude and his food, well... oh my!

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on July 09, 2012
at 08:52 PM

I'm a fellow cooking show junkie. (Not the competition shows...hate those. But I love the ones where they show me how to cook something.) I can't say any of my favorite chefs are Paleo, but most of them make dishes that can be altered to fit. I still read a ton of cookbooks too, not all Paleo (although there are a lot more of them now than there used to be). I like them b/c I can still get good ideas from 'em.

I dunno...there's something about cooking shows that I find very relaxing. When I'm worked up, they calm me down.

But I have to say, at this point, are there any restaurants left in the U.S. Guy Fieri hasn't been to? ;-)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on July 09, 2012
at 09:13 PM

He's been a few here in the ATL area, some that I have eaten at, and they certainly deserve his attention! There's a few more I'd love him to visit around here. I mostly only like the real instructional shows, too, except for Chopped and Next Food Network Star. Chopped because I like getting ideas for new, cool combinations of flavors (I never follow a recipe, I just take the bits and pieces I like from 18 different recipes and put it together the way I like!) and to be honest I only started watching Food Network Star cause I have a total celeb-crush on one of the contestants. :)

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on July 09, 2012
at 09:18 PM

I personally love Michele Ragussis! She doesn't have her own show (yet, I hope!) but she's been on Chopped, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, and she's currently on Next Food Network Star.

Her signature dish, mussels with chorizo, is Paleo/Primal friendly if you choose organic ingredients (mussels, Portuguese chorizo, olive oil, butter, white wine, onions, salt). Most of her other dishes are also Primal friendly, too, some as-is, others with a few substitutions or omissions.

Also, I happen to think she is the hottest chick ever, so that really doesn't hurt my appetite! :D

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