'Top Chef' shares love of traditional foods
Sam Talbot, an executive chef with more than 12 years of cooking experience at numerous prestigious restaurants, joined the Kenaitze. Talbot was also a fan-favorite and semi-finalist who eventually placed third on season two of the Bravo network's reality show "Top Chef," which involves chefs competing against each other in weekly challenges.
The 29-year old Sicilian-American chef has also been a Type 1 diabetic for the past 17 years and annually works with the Diabetes Research Foundation and the Chefs for a Cure event. As such, he spent the afternoon speaking about his experiences as a person with diabetes and offering suggestions on cooking with traditional foods, of course including an Alaska staple: salmon.