So smooth and perfectly complemented by the rich terrine, I couldn’t believe it was eel! If you’re on the 4-course menu, definitely opt for the is definitely a force to be reckoned with in my book, finished off with a chorizo & passion fruit vinegar reduction, and garnished with a simple piece of grilled lettuce.There’s a reason Cat Cora’s philosophy on simplicity and sustainability has made her an international superstar.
“Chalk it up to progress that some celebrities are now embarrassed to be thought of as having been in the closet, which increasingly seems like a relic from the last century (even as it still endures mightily).
More and more gay, lesbian and bisexual actors, and TV and media personalities, don’t want to be associated with the often laughable and torturous subterfuge of it.”“Maybe this is the dawn of a new era, where stars forego the traditional “coming out” ritual for more subtle, roundabout affirmations of homosexual affiliation, and maybe this new era is one in which these kinds of announcements really aren’t a big deal anymore.” It’s been a busy few weeks for this topic, with Queen Latifah obliquely referring to the Long Island Pride audience as “her people” at her much-hyped appearance there, Raven-Symoné confirming-by-not-confirming rumors of her relationship with AZMarie, and both Joanna Johnson and Jim Parsons coming out publicly although they both say their sexual orientation was well-known within the business.
Much like Burrell, Cora was never really “in” the closet, but she never really “came out,” either.
When Cora spoke about her partner and family, she avoided gender-specific nouns, but then in November 2007 it’s possible some people were surprised to see her in It’s more or less impossible to be mad at Cat Cora. It’s unsurprising, then, that Cora ranked in the 2012 Autostraddle Hot 100 and that she’s actually not wearing any pants in that picture.
And somehow she’s also finding time to serve as the executive chef for Bon Appetit magazine, found and preside over Chefs for Humanity, tackle mulitple television pilots and lay the groundwork for having her very own show in the near future. In the midst of juggling a booming career, humanitarian work and her growing family, Cora found time for a quick email interview with After to talk about being an Iron Chef, tackling the obesity epidemic in America, and her plan to take Dancing With the Stars by storm.
After Ellen.com: Congratulations on the births of your sons and the opening of your new restaurant, Kouzzina.Cat and Jennifer Cora AE: What’s your favorite new dish on the menu at Kouzzina?CC: The Kota Kapama [Greek cinnamon chicken] is a family favorite, my soul food. Last month, she launched a new restaurant, Kouzzina, at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where diners can enjoy her fresh twist on traditional Greek cuisine (try Cat’s "Ouzo-tini"), and now she’s gearing up for an all new season of her Food Network hit series, Iron Chef America, where she currently reigns as the only female Iron Chef, who also just happens to be a lesbian.As if her plate weren’t already full, Cora gave birth to a son Nash Lemuel in July, and her wife, Jennifer, gave birth to another son, Thatcher Julius, in April (the couple has two other sons, Zoran and Caje).So, in honor of Anne Burrell’s kinda-sorta-not-really “coming out,” let’s look at some of the other fine ladies getting gay in the kitchen!