Kathy Prieto from "MasterChef" is one of the top 19 contestants in Season 4 of the FOX reality cooking competition series. She is a 29-year-old office assistant from the Bronx, New York. Her lamb dish that earned her a spot in the "MasterChef" kitchen was Stuffed Lamb Chops with Baby Carrots and Mash.

Here is an interview with Kathy Prieto:

Who is your primary cooking inspiration?

My primary cooking inspirations are Gordon Ramsay, Paula Deen and Bobby Flay.

What are your favorite food blogs (besides your own)?

My favorite food blogs are The Gordon Ramsay Blog, Paula Deen and The Rotund Chef.

What is your favorite/least favorite dish to cook?

My favorite dish to cook is a Butter Poached Lobster with fresh Tomatoes. My least favorite dish to cook is Broccoli Rabe.

What is your favorite go-to dish to bring to a potluck?

My favorite dish to cook to a potluck is a nice homemade chicken soup.

What is your favorite/least favorite type of cuisine and why?

My favorite cuisine is Italian because of the different types of pasta you can cook. I also like Spanish cuisine because I grew up cooking this type of food. Not only do I love cooking it but I've mastered it.

What travel destinations have you either been to or want to travel to for food inspiration?

I would like to travel to Italy, France and London for my food inspiration.

What are your top 3 songs to cook to?

"Promise" by Romeo Santos (feat. Usher), "Condename a Tu Amor" by Tito Rojas, and "Dream Boy, Dream Girl" by Cynthia and Johnny O.

Why did you want to be a contestant?

I wanted to be a contestant on "MasterChef" to prove other and myself that I can be great at something. I'm tired of others doubting me and I'm tired of doubting myself. This show will help me prove to all of them that am a good person who can do anything.

What is your favorite comfort food and why?

My favorite comfort food is Pernial and yellow rice with beans.

Pick 3 words that define what meals with friends and family mean to you.

Three words to define what meals mean to me with friends and family are: love, passion and comfort.


Where does she live? Find out here.

Age: ∼33 years old
Current Residence: Bronx, NY

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