Marc Vetri Hates Garlic, Loves Celebrity Apprentice

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The back page of the June issue of Philadelphia magazine is dedicated to an interview with Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri, who hosts Great Chefs on June 11th, benefiting Alex’s Lemonade. Among the revelations: Marc Vetri hates garlic.

Specifically, Vetri has this to say about the pungent plant:

I can’t stand garlic. I’ve just always hated it, and then when I went to Italy, they didn’t even use it a lot. I always thought that Italian food was all about the garlic. My mom used to eat raw cloves, and it smelled so bad, I think that stuck in my head.

Other things we learned about Marc Vetri: he lost his virginity “very late”; his most memorable meal was at Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV in Monte Carlo (and it was comped); and he loves Celebrity Apprentice.

For the full article, read “The Best Meal Marc Vetri Ever Ate” on PhillyMag.com.

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  • RWC

    Remember that Northern Italians, where Marc spent most of his time in Italy, generally dislike garlic and southern Italians like Naples use a lot of garlic. It really depends on the region. As far as I know, Marc’s family is from Sicily and Sal’s old school meatball has garlic in it.