Chefs' Choice: Comfort Food Slideshow

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The country's best chefs divulge their comfort food cravings.
Maryse Chevriere

Jacques Torres (Jacques Torres Chocolate)

"I am always hungry. It's not just one thing. It could be chocolate, pasta, paella, ladies..."

John Fraser (Dovetail)

"Dirty question. Scott Conant's Pomodoro."

Brooks Headley (Del Posto)

"Lupa's Cacio e Pepe."

Anne Burrell

"Bacon, anything with bacon. And pasta, a good Bolognese."

Marc Murphy (Landmarc, Ditch Plains)

"Spaghettini ai Porri."

Zak Pelaccio

"Any pasta that Dori [his girlfriend] makes for me."

Rose Levy Beranbaum (realbakingwithrose.com)

"Pasta with pesto. I used to have it every Sunday night."

Gabe Thompson (dell'Anima, L'Artusi)

Massimo Carbone (Brio NYC)

Pasta

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Jacques Torres (Jacques Torres Chocolate)

"I am always hungry. It's not just one thing. It could be chocolate, pasta, paella, ladies..."

John Fraser (Dovetail)

"Dirty question. Scott Conant's Pomodoro."

Brooks Headley (Del Posto)

"Lupa's Cacio e Pepe."

Anne Burrell

"Bacon, anything with bacon. And pasta, a good Bolognese."

Marc Murphy (Landmarc, Ditch Plains)

"Spaghettini ai Porri."

Zak Pelaccio

"Any pasta that Dori [his girlfriend] makes for me."

Rose Levy Beranbaum (realbakingwithrose.com)

"Pasta with pesto. I used to have it every Sunday night."

Gabe Thompson (dell'Anima, L'Artusi)

Massimo Carbone (Brio NYC)

Pickles

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Art Smith (chefartsmith.com)

"Singapore street food and pickles."

Pizza

Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto in the Borgata)

"My own pizza at Fornelletto. I ate at eight places in Naples to perfect Neapolitan."

Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery)

Michael Psilakis (formerly, Gus & Gabriel, Anthos)

John DeLucie (The Lion)

Andy D'Amico (Nizza)

Dave Martin (Top Chef, Season 1)

Kyle Bailey (formerly, Allen & Delancey)

Ed McFarland (Ed's Lobster Bar)

Amanda Freitag (formerly, The Harrison)

Rice

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George Mendes (Aldea)

"A good rice dish, like Aldea's Arroz de Pato."

Mashed Potatoes

Arthur Bovino

Thomas Yang (NYC Cravings truck)

Cheesesteak

Mark Arnao (85 West)

Pulled Pork

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John Stage (Dinosaur Bar-B-Que)

"Pulled pork. Even though I eat it every day."

Chinese Food

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Guy Fieri (guyfieri.com)

"Chinese food, Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles knock it out."

Kenny Lao (Rickshaw Dumplings)

"Dumplings."

Chai Trivedi (Pranna)

"My version of Drunken noodles."

Joe Ng (Chinatown Brasserie)

"Shanghai noodles."

Franklin Becker (Abe & Arthur's)

"Chinese food, Mr. Chow for high-end."

Meatballs

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Giada De Laurentiis

Lasagna

Lev Ekster (Cupcake Stop truck)

Risotto

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Fabio Viviani (Top Chef, Season 5)

Dominique Ansel (Daniel)

"Truffle Risotto."

Tamales

Arthur Bovino

Marciel Presilla (Cucharamama, Zafra)

Tacos

Arthur Bovino

Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde)

"The tacos at Mercadito Cantina."

Robert Hellen (Resto)

Gumbo

Donald Link (Cochon)

Fried Chicken

Arthur Bovino

Brian Murphy (The Mott)

"I'm a sucker for fried chicken."

Kenny Heffernan (South Gate)

"Mad For Chicken's Korean fried chicken."

Gnocchi

Arthur Bovino

Johnny Iuzzini (Jean Georges)

"Gnocchi. I'm Italian and that's my gauge for a good Italian restaurant."

Franck Deletrain (Cafe Centro)

Foie Gras

Arthur Bovino

Julian Medina (Yerba Buena, Yerba Buena Perry, Toloache)

"Pork belly, sweetbreads, foie gras."

Florian Bellanger (Mad Mac)

Quesadilla

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Aarón Sánchez (Centrico)

"A quesadilla with queso oaxaca, hot sauce and grilled spring onions."

Cheese

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Patty Rothman (More Cupcakes)

"Anything with cheese. I'm a cheese fan. It's the inspiration for these savory cupcakes. The only thing better than a cupcake for desert is a cupcake for lunch."

Sandro Micheli (Adour)

Drew Nieporent (Myriad Restaurant Group)

Barbecue

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Kenny Callaghan (Blue Smoke)

Dean Anderson (One If By Land, Two If By Sea)

Chicken & Rice

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Fares "Freddy" Zeidaies (The King of Falafel truck)

"My own chicken and rice platter."