Chef: Greg Tucker
Town: Hilton Head Island
How often do you cook at home?
It happens from time to time, but is usually limited to dinner on a day off or a late-night snack. Late at night is when I eat breakfast foods. Things like French toast, waffles, breakfast burritos, bacon and cereal are best eaten after midnight.
What are your favorite food combinations?
I love all sorts of flavors, and my tastes vary with time, but I can always eat anything with bacon. Once I had a thick slab bacon with gummy bears and red hot candies. The play of sweet, savory, salty and spicy was delectable.
What is your must-have kitchen tool or gadget?
There aren't really any that are a must for me. I've learned to be creative with limited resources and use ingenuity to get the job done. However, a good sharp knife is always a plus.
Who is your chef inspiration or mentor?
Inspiration comes from the food. I've always been obsessed with it. And I let the ingredients guide me in my cooking and eating. If it sounds like its going to be tasty, I will give it a try.
What would be your last meal and who would prepare it?
My last meal would have to be Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone in the family has a part to play in the meal coming together, from carving the roasted turkey to filling the homemade pickle tray to my personal favorite: sneaking tastes of everything along the way.
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