Chef Elizabeth Falkner Talks Food Competition Shows

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You might recognize chef Elizabeth Falkner from her numerous television appearances on cooking shows like Food Network's The Next Iron Chef and Bravo's Top Chef. "I have been on a lot of the food competition shows. A lot. A lot, a lot," says Falkner. "I love the sport of it really, and I think to be a chef or a cook you have to have a competitive side anyway because it's really kind of a cut-throat business."

Falkner is truly a force to be reckoned with, having competed against top talents like Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelsson and Anne Burrell, and the story of her journey to become a world-class talent is inspirational. Discover what meal turned Falkner on to Italian cooking, and the combination of what two simple ingredients does she liken to "discovering the truth."

Check out the video playlist above to learn chef Elizabeth Falkner's story.

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