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    Manuel - Season 4

    Manuel

    AGE: 33

    HOMETOWN: Laredo, Texas - currently resides in New York, NY

    PROFESSION: Executive Chef, Dos Caminos

    CULINARY EDUCATION: B.A. in Business Administration from St. Mary's University of San Antonio, Texas; A.O.S, New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier, Vermont

    FAVORITE SIMPLE SPRING RECIPE: Crispy soft shell crabs with charred ramp vinaigrette

    BIO: As executive chef of Dos Caminos Third Avenue, Manuel brings authentic Mexican fare to the heart of Midtown in New York City. Growing up in the border town of Laredo, Texas and influenced by his Mexican heritage, Manuel began cooking at an early age and has never stopped. Manuel was classically French trained at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. After moving up the ranks from Garde Manger to Tournant at New York's Le Cirque 2000, he then worked with executive chef Mario Batali at Babbo Restaurant where he quickly rose to sous chef. Manuel believes that it is always good to inject new ideas and stir things up.




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    Re: Manuel - Season 4

    Well, whatever that is on the bread board he's holding, I'd eat it. I love Mexican and Tex/Mex inspired food. Combine that with his training in French food? Could bring something new to the show.

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    Re: Manuel - Season 4

    is it some type of quiche or egg-centered thing he's holding, or is it bread? I don't particularly like to eat the soft shell crabs, but I'm glad he choose something besides lamb. I ate at Babbo in NYC in 2001 and it was awesome.
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    Re: Manuel - Season 4

    it looks like pizza lol

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    Re: Manuel - Season 4

    yeah, I'm pretty sure that's Chicago deep dish pizza!!

    Serve me up a slice!
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    Re: Manuel - Season 4

    Eh...I don't really have an opinion on him one way or the other after the first episode. He seems like he knows what he's doing, but I don't think he'll make it all the way to the finals.

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