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    Posted February 8, 2013 by
    San Diego, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Who taught you to love food?

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ChrisMorrow interviewed a variety of chef through 2012 from places ranging from San Diego to Panama City. She was inspired to create a compilation of her favorite interviews with people who surround themselves in the culinary world. 'The question I always asked is "who taught you to love food," it's a running theme for me,' she said. She says her favorite interview was with food writer Jane Lerner who said to her, 'You don't have to get fancy. You just need to know the basics. You need to know what you are doing.'

    'Food is a major component in life and it fascinates me as a foodie how cooking techniques are handed down through generations.' She says cooking has been a part of her life since childhood. 'I learned to cook via my parents. They gave me a cookbook as a child and I would pick an interesting recipe and make it for Sunday dinner,' she said. 'It is one of my fondest childhood memories.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    It is all for the love of food and these Chefs talk about their love for it. Check out my video of Foodies.


    1 - Annie Powell - Morgan Price Candy Company

    2 - Big Bob Gibsons BBQ plate

    3 - Humphreys Sculpin dish

    4 - Chef Steven Bunner with Shrimp & Grits - 1892 East Restaurant

    5 - Chef Neal Cox - Houstonian

    6 - Brian Beevers - Point Loma Farmers Market

    7 - Imperial Beach Farmers Market

    8 - Chef Pierre De Janon - Tantalo Hotel

    “Food shines when you start with the freshest flavors available,” said Chef Jeff Graham. “I absolutely love going to farmers’ markets and am committed to supporting our local growers.” Check out Chef Graham from the The Peaks at Wuksachi Lodge in the video.


    Find out who taught Gordon Ramsay to love food.

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