TODAY's Lish Steiling pops up on 'Chopped'

April 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM ET


It's always fun when the celebrities in TODAY's Buzz come from inside the building. This morning, it was TODAY assistant food stylist Lish Steiling, who's competing on the wildly popular Food Network show, "Chopped," and showed up in an article about the show in the New York Post.

"Chopped" gives chefs a basketful of difficult mystery ingredients to create inventive dishes, and then eliminates the contestants tournament-style. So how did Lish do? She can't say yet, because the show hasn't aired, and Kathie Lee's attempt to weasel out a hint was futile.

"I tried to get it out of her, you have no idea," she said.

Alas, Lish, is a chef AND total TV pro.  But she's still in it, so we'll just have to watch and see!

Julieanne Smolinski is a contributor. She is a "Chopped" fan but has nightmares about the fruit cocktail episode.

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