What Chefs Can't Live Without in a Storm

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Red the Steakhouse executive chef Peter Vauthy plans an Italian-themed hurricane party.
You know the old game where you're asked the question, "If you're stranded on a deserted island, what couldn't you live without?" Most people answer with their favorite book, a musical instrument, or volleyball to pass the time with.

In the wake of Tropical Storm Emily busy churning in the Caribbean, we asked some Miami chefs what three things they couldn't live without while waiting out a storm. Here's what they said:

Geoffrey Zakarian, chef/owner of Tudor House: Cuban cigars, canned Italian tuna, and a bottle of Rose.

Peter Vauthy, executive chef at Red the Steakhouse: San Marzano tomatoes, Pecorino Romano cheese, and Amarone Wine

Jamie DeRosa, executive chef at Tudor House:
Iberico ham, a good bottle of Rose and a summer peach. That way I have sweet, savory, and I have alcohol.

Daniel Ganem, executive chef at Kane Steakhouse: a portable propane range, because you can cook whatever you want, a dehydrator so I can make home made jerky, and a stockpile of that jerky that I already made in anticipation of the storm.

Allen Susser, owner Burger Bar, Chef Allen's 2 Go and author: fresh water, kosher salt and Italian tuna in olive oil.

Alex Pinero, executive chef at Sustain Restaurant & Bar: a bag of chicharrones from El Palacio de los Jugos, a bottle of Don Q Cristal, and a can of OFF!

Doug Rodriguez, owner of De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean: I have a credit card and a car. I'll go to a hotel, if I have to. Last hurricane I was at the Eden Roc.

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Beast
Beast

Got to love the haters!

Casturdreams
Casturdreams

I experienced hurricane Katrina 5 years ago and was without power and gasoline for almost two weeks. I only wish I had a gas stove and or non-perishables. Looks like the author has fine taste lol.

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

The best thing in the world to have is one of those little propane stoves. They're like $50 and you can use them inside (make sure to keep them away from curtains, etc.) You can make pasta, coffee, and cook up what's in your fridge before it goes bad.

Jhonny Seafood
Jhonny Seafood

its obvious some of the chefs mentioned here and dumbass Doss have never been through a real hurricane.  Doss they should fire you

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

You too, fish guy! Missed you - people like you are the reason why I love to write. And, by the way - I was in Hurricane Andrew. Lived in West Kendall and was in my kitchen while the roof ripped off my condo. I thought I was going to die that night. When the sun came, I realized I had lost everything I owned. We waited in line for hours to get bottled water and K-rations from the National Guard while semi-automatic rifles were pointed at us to prevent looting and angry mobs rushing the supply trucks. Thanks for the question about the hurricane.....

Jhonny Seafood
Jhonny Seafood

Doss i was on andrew as well what i was saying is maybe one chef mentioned here has been through a hurricane all the other ones are transplants from other states.  I still think you should be fired

morgan
morgan

chef rodriguez is always yipped out, and he makes no sense

Thechowfather
Thechowfather

okay go ahead D & D loser factory (that's duran and doss if you don't know) and call me a "troller" or anything you want cause this is the lamest post. Strike that, all of her posts are lame.  Please get a real job and stop posting this crap.  You are a CLOWN Doss

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

Hey Chowfather thanks so much for posting because I was sort of concerned about you. I haven't heard from you in so long....how are you?  It's good to know that I have constant readers, like yourself. Let's have coffee some time :)!

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