Last night I watched a rerun of Iron Chef America. It was the episode of battle mussels with Bobby Flay and challenger Todd Stein. I was just kind of half watching when I looked up and realized I recognized one of the challenger's sous chefs -- but couldn't remember from where.
I had to think about it for about an hour and it finally dawned on me that it was Russell Kook, a finalist on a past season of Hell's Kitchen.
Just thought it was good to see him again in another cooking environment, especially as much as we have fun making fun of some of the silliness of Hell's Kitchen. (or at least I do).