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Top Chef Contestant Favio Viviani Talks to The Mommy's Guide!

Top Chef Contestant Fabio gives us an exclusive interview and recipe for the working parent!


      If you don't know who Fabio Viviani is, this dreamy Italian was a contestant of very popular Bravo Series Top Chef.  This season five contestant may not have won the title but did win the hearts of watchers everywhere.  Since the show has ended, Fabio has been busy running his popular California restaurants along with opening one up in Chicago. He has also been coming out with cookbooks, apps, a web series, and appeared on Bravo's Top Chef spin-off Life after Top Chef.  While swiftly becoming a household name Fabio is also a very passionate advocate of children eating healthy. We are fortunate enough to have the chance to talk to Signor Viviani, one of my favorite top chef contestants of all time. We talked about everything from his new cook book, his passion for helping children, to his crazed addiction to Nutella.  Now make sure you picture his answers with a heavy Italian accent, so that you can get the full experience! OK here we go!

First I would like to thank you so much for taking the time out to speak to me and my readers! I know you have a crazy schedule!

MG:  Top Chef is kind of intense to say the least, and you did it twice!  What did you take from that experience other than the celebrity status?
  FV:  Top Chef was what I do for a living so what I really learned was that you  have to try something new but always stick to what you know. 

MG:  I know you do not have any children of your own right now, yet you are a hardcore advocate of kids eating healthy.  Why are your feelings so strong about this?
 FV: In Italy, diabetes and heart disease is for the elderly.  Here in America you see it in kids and young adults. It's insane!  I feel that America has done so much for me that this is a way to give back.

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