Katie Lee

The Kitchen

For Katie Lee, culinary personality and co-host on Food Network’s hit show “The Kitchen,” cooking wasn’t just a hobby growing up – it was a way of life. Raised in a modest, tight-knit West Virginia family, each evening centered around the dinner menu. Eager to get involved, Katie began cooking at the tender age of 4 under the guidance of her mentor Grandma Dora. Using fresh vegetables from her grandpa’s garden and meat from the family’s cattle and pig farms, Katie quickly learned the value of seasonal ingredients. Katie is the author of three cookbooks, Endless Summer Cookbook, The Comfort Table, and The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions, and the novel Groundswell. In addition to "The Kitchen," Katie can be seen regularly on Food Network shows like "Guilty Pleasures," "Beat Bobby Flay," and "Best. Ever." Outside of her culinary and literary adventures, she is an ambassador for 96 Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is on the Celebrity Board of Feeding America. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, traveling, and playing with her pug, Fionula. She resides in the Hamptons and Tribeca.

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What is your favorite New York City restaurant? 

Ballato

What would be your last meal on earth? 

Roast chicken and potatoes from Chez L'Ami Louis

I always keep ________ in my fridge. 

Milk (for my coffee)

What is the best advice you have ever been given, and from whom? 

"Get a thick skin and get one fast." I was given this advice from a friend when I first moved to New York and it is some of the best advice I've ever received.