Yeah Aarti!!! Through the whole season I was hoping she would win. They always mentioned her as a food blogger, but I had actually never been to her site before this weekend. And in the “About Her” page, they mentioned some things about her that they never mentioned during the show.
She went to Northwestern University and got a degree in broadcasting/television news and actually worked for CNN news producing stories on major headlines, the economy and financial markets. After she got married and moved to LA, she didn’t have a job, so she started cooking and even had her own Cooking Show on You Tube from her tiny LA kitchen. You can find those at www.youtube.com/aartipaarti.
Her husband noticed how much she enjoyed cooking and talked her into enrolling in cooking school where she attended The New School of Cooking in California and completed a culinary program there.
She also had an internship at Lucques restaurant, a James Beard Award Winning restaurant. And she also started taking improv classes and by doing that she became more adventurous in her kitchen making her own recipes, or tweaking her families recipes.
So, it is surprising that none of that came up during the show! They always said Food Blogger like it was just some hobby and she was an at home cook.
Either way, I was happy that she won. Today is her first day on the job and her show will air next week already.
You can visit her blog HERE
Did you watch this seasons Show and if so, who did you want to win??