10 Things You Didn't Know About the Zakarians

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10 Things You Didn't Know About the Zakarians

We asked chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret to spill five secrets about one another. Discover the 10 surprising things they revealed!

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Five Little-Known Facts About Geoffrey, According to Margaret

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1. "He doesn't own a set of fancy knives. He uses whatever tools are lying around."

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2. "To relax, he likes to play Bach, Mendelssohn and Debussy on the piano."

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3. "He is extremely diligent about time. We have to arrive to the airport two hours early!"

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4. "He always says if he wasn't a chef, he would have wanted to be a pro golfer."

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5. "His favorite things to read are the New York Post, The Economist, Monocle and The Financial Times of London."

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Five Little-Known Facts About Margaret, According to Geoffrey

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1. "Late at night, she likes me to make her an old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich."

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2. "She is always hungry and eats five to six times a day."

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3. "She studied acting at New York University and Stella Adler Conservatory."

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4. "Once, the dishwashers didn't show up during an opening of one of our restaurants, so Margaret hopped back in the dishwashing station and washed dishes the entire night!"

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5. "I love when she cooks for me, in particular her roast chicken."

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Partners in marriage and in business, celebrated chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret are behind some of the nation's top restaurants like New York City's The Lambs Club and The National.

Outside the restaurant world, the Zakarians have been together for longer than a decade. In search of the inside scoop, we unearthed little-known gems about the two, and who better to dig out those secrets than their other half!

We asked the couple to share five little-known facts about each other. Find out what Margaret says her husband is a stickler about and what his back-up plan would be if the whole chef thing hadn't worked out. Plus, Geoffrey reveals what his favorite home-cooked dish from Margaret is.

Check out the slideshow above to discover 10 things you didn't know about the Zakarians.

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