Deep Dark Secrets

Clio Goodman’s Secret Past

Clio Goodman’s Secret Past

“I was a really fat kid, really fat. I was also a really mean kid. I got kicked out of the Girl Scouts for punching out one of the girls. It was her fault! She insulted me. “When I was little, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I had seizures throughout my...
Popcorn and Piano: Julian Plyter’s Deep Dark Secrets

Popcorn and Piano: Julian Plyter’s Deep Dark Secrets

“I’m very very open-handed, I’m trying to think if I have a secret. I’m sure I do somewhere. “I think I have intense performance anxiety, because I have a recurring nightmare that I am about to play piano – this goes back to my old life – for a crowd of people, and...
Brandon Kida’s “Dirty” Fast Food Secret

Brandon Kida’s “Dirty” Fast Food Secret

“I’m pretty boring when it comes to ‘in the kitchen.’ I mean, everyone wants—I know Battman wants a story with this. I know he does. “I do love fast food. I grew up on the West Coast, so it’s part of me. I don’t care. “I do enjoy In-N-Out Burger. But I like it even...
Hold the Cheese for Chef Lauren DeSteno

Hold the Cheese for Chef Lauren DeSteno

“I’m lactose-intolerant. I was a pastry sous chef at Eleven Madison Park, so that made daily existence … really interesting. And here, it’s the same thing. It’s nice though, because when cooks make something for family meal, they’ll give me [a plate] and say, ‘Chef,...
How Baker Kamel Saci Almost Didn’t Become a Baker

How Baker Kamel Saci Almost Didn’t Become a Baker

“One of my secrets: I don’t eat bread. Not too much. Maybe I have one slice a week. Most of the time, when I do the bread, I don’t try the bread. I don’t have to try the bread to tell you if it’s good bread or not. I just have to see the bread. You can tell. I don’t...
Chris Jaeckle on Popeyes and Pre-Packaged Tacos

Chris Jaeckle on Popeyes and Pre-Packaged Tacos

“I love Popeyes Chicken. I LOVE it! I don’t know if that’s deep and dark, because it’s actually delicious. [Laughs] But like…  I am… Yes. I… love Popeyes Chicken! “It’s delicious! Like I really – my girlfriend bought me Popeyes Chicken with a candle...