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“Worst Cooks in America” Cast Member Eric Ricupero Shares an Interview

Posted on: January 3rd, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Eric Ricupero, a cast member of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” recently answered a few questions for us about his passion to learn to cook and his favorite meals.

Eric, 34, from Quincy, is a bar owner and knows a lot about the hospitality business – just not the kitchen. He thinks that if he can learn to cook he will be able to serve food at his bar, run a kitchen with confidence, and help save his failing business.

“Worst Cooks in America” Cast Member Eric Ricupero

Photo Courtesy of the Food Network


PhoenixBites Interview with Eric Ricupero

PhoenixBites: Of all your favorite meals, what one dish would you like to learn to master?

Eric Ricupero: I’d love to learn to prepare a perfectly cooked, juicy steak on a stovetop. Since I can’t grill at my apartment my steaks always come out grey & dry or burnt on the outside, while still rare in the middle.

PhoenixBites: Is there a person (chef, home cook, family member, etc.) that has inspired you to sharpen your culinary abilities?

Eric Ricupero: I’m inspired by all my aunts who host the holidays. They prepare 4-courses for 20 people and everything always comes out great! I wish I could do that.

PhoenixBites: Any advice you can give to our readers who may be beginners in the kitchen?

Eric Ricupero: Get organized before you start cooking! It will save you time and aggravation later and gives you the best chance for success.


Set your DVRs! “Worst Cooks in America” airs on Sunday evenings at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.

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Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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