22 Oct
  • By Jordan Hewitt
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Stone Soup Supper Celebrity Judges Q&A

In addition to voting on your favorite chefs, celebrity judges, or trusted local foodies, will also be voting on their favorite soups. Celebrity judges will taste each soup blindly and pick their favorite. Based on the celebrity judges vote and the people’s choice vote one or two chefs will be crowned soup-erior! Read more about our celebrity judges below.

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Laura Cole of iHeartMedia

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi.

Who cooks in your household?
David, my husband, but I buy the groceries!

What’s your favorite restaurant?
42nd Street Oyster Bar.

Connie Gentry of Midtown Magazine and Cary Living

What’s your favorite food?
Anything cooked by someone else!

Who cooks in your household?
Me!

What’s your favorite restaurant?
I always love locally owned farm to table restaurants.

Leigh Hines of Out About NC and Hines Sight Blog

What’s your favorite food?
Soup—all different types of soup. I love going to a restaurant and getting gourmet farm to table soups that I won’t tackle at home. Carrot or beet or Gazpacho.

Who cooks in your household?
I do most of the cooking–My husband grills and my eight year old daughter does the baking.

What’s your favorite restaurant?
Love eating lunch out; Cafe Carolina has great tuna fish and their cupcakes are a great choice for my kids because they are affordable and don’t have a lot of icing on them. When we go for family dinners we love Vic’s in City Market. It’s consistent and family friendly. Date night, we love Second Empire Tavern (we had our wedding reception upstairs) because I can order off the upstairs menu and I don’t have to go through all the formality in the tavern.

Lisa Prince of Flavor NC | PBS and NC Agriculture and Consumer Services

What’s your favorite food?
Summertime Chicken Parmesan.

Who cooks in your household?
I cook during the week; my husband cooks on the weekends.

What’s your favorite restaurant?
The ones that are sourcing locally grown ingredients.

Kristen Baughman of Tabletop Media Group and Warren Estate

What’s your favorite food?
That is the hardest question – chips and guacamole.

Who cooks in your household?
Me.

What’s your favorite restaurant?
It’s really hard to pick a favorite because I get to eat so many amazing dishes.

Brian Shrader of WRAL

What’s your favorite food?
Chicken Tikka Masala.

Who cooks in your household?
Me–Lisa Prince taught me how to cook!

What’s your favorite restaurant?
Garland and Crawford & Son.

Nancy Thapa of Yelp

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi.

Who cooks in your household?
My mom.

What’s your favorite restaurant?
It changes so often–Yuri Japanese in Cary.

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