Liz Biro Indianapolis Star Published 10:30 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 When I catch up with Food Network star chef Scott Conant before his upcoming IndyStar Wine & Food Experience appearance in Carmel, he’s not glad handing fans or walking the red carpet. He interrupts our phone conversation to advise one of his cooks. “You need a little more spinach,” I overhear him tell a chef at The Ponte in Los Angles, one of various restaurants Conant owns across the country. “Just make fettucini for now; we’ll do the lasagna tomorrow.” My stomach growls. All-you-can-eat (and drink): Every restaurant you’ll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience Good, cheap wine: 8 red wine deals to help you celebrate fall Conant took his first cooking class, at a community college, when he was 11 years old. Despite his four-star history, including a “Chopped All-Stars” championship, the 47-year-old chef has been shaking pans ever since. “I never want to take my apron off,” he says. Conant, whose motto is “peace, love and pasta,” especially adores teaching. He’ll lead a cooking class on black truffle risotto with egg parmigiano at the Sept. 29 IndyStar Food & Wine Experience at Clay Terrace. The creamy risotto dish showcases Conant’s commitment to contemporary Italian food rooted in the comforts of… Read full this story
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