We all know Ted Allen as the stern host of Chopped, as well as right away Chopped Junior, as well as as the veritable wealth of culinary knowledge. But theres an additional side to the man. Did you know he likes gardening in his spare time or which hes large in to stone music? Find out some-more about the host during the back of the scenes as well as during home.1. Ironically, when you cruise where we work, Im really most the slow-food guy. we dont even wish to cook food thats fast. we similar to to watch deteriorate develop. we spend hours in the kitchen any chance we get.2. we similar to grocery shopping. Some people dont; they consider of it as the chore. we dont consider of it as the chore during all; we consider its inspiring. we have to shop kind of similar to the Parisian. we essentially go to, like, 6 different places when we go grocery shopping, so we strap upon the trek as well as we begin walking, as well as thats how we do that, as well as we adore it.3. we adore gardening. we grow tomatoes upon my rooftop, in herb boxes with the small simple irrigation system. Nothing we adore some-more than the uninformed homegrown tomato, when theyre essentially ripe, in Aug or September. we wont ever buy tomatoes, except for when theyre in season.4. we live in the 140-year-old house which my partner as well as we painstakingly renovated. Were really propitious to have it. Its the great place to live. We live in Brooklyn. We adore the neighborhood.5. We live in the Victorian brownstone, though the furniture looks similar to it came out of Rod Stewarts unit circa 1974, as well as we adore that. Its really most an acquired taste. Some of its arrange of brutalist as well as heavy, as well as a little of its shiny as well as slick as well as has mirrors in it.6. We have 3 Maine coon cats. We were the initial Food Network people to have Maine coon cats, as well as right away given which time Bobby Flay has copied us, as well as Anne Burrell has copied us. Ive always been preoccupied by those cats. Theyre large as well as friendly as well as doglike.7. we pick up tons as well as tons of music. Im approach cooler than we look upon television. Ive been really, deeply in to great song given we was in youth tall school. we adore Zeppelin as well as we adore the lot of brand new bands, as well as in-between bands. we adore Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah .Watch Ted host Chopped upon Tuesdays during 10|9c as well as Chopped Junior upon Tuesdays during 8|7c.