April 20, 2011 at 1:28 PM ET
Curtis Stone, the endearing Aussie chef, joined me on the TODAY plaza for a Bites exclusive interview to talk about his hectic schedule, making meals with his girlfriend, actress Lindsay Price, and his guilty-pleasure food addiction. As you can imagine, things can get a little frenzied backstage at the TODAY show, with publicists looming and a multitude of screaming middle-aged women hoping to get a picture with the 6-foot-4 blond-haired hottie, which is why I was blown away by Curtis’ good nature and flexibility. Celebrity food critic and "Top Chef Masters" judge Ruth Reichl said about Curtis, “[He] is so good-looking, you’d think he had to be an idiot. But he’s so smart and has a heart of gold… He’s totally for real.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!