Brian Boitano's favorite food, hats, art
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Olympic gold medalist tips his hat to Italian cuisine, imaginative artwork Brian Boitano's international claim to fame occurred during the 1988 Calgary Olympics, when he narrowly edged out Canadian Brian Orser for the gold medal in men's figure skating. Boitano, 49, still takes to the ice a few times a week, but in 2009 professionally traded the sharp edge of his skates for the blade of the kitchen knife as the host of his own culinary show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? It appears on the Food Network and is based on the title of a song from the 1999 South Park: Recently, he became an author, with a cookbook called What Would Brian Boitano Make? Fresh and Fun Recipes for Sharing With Family and Friends (Lyons, 256 pages), co-written by TV chef Giada De Laurentiis. Muscular and standing 5 feet 11, he was on a strict 1,800-calorie-a-day diet because the judges told him he needed to look thinner and lose weight. [...] I eat a Mediterranean diet, with sauteed greens and cleanly pr...
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