Saturday, July 11, 2009

Top Chef 6 Bio - Ashley Merriman

AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: Center Sandwich, N.H. – currently resides in Seattle, Wash.
PROFESSION: Chef at Branzino in Seattle, Wash.
CULINARY EDUCATION: Institute of Culinary Education, New York, N.Y.
FAVORITE SIMPLE SUMMER RECIPE: Pan-Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Ramps and Morels

Hailing from Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, she attended the Institute of Culinary Education after graduating from Hamilton College in New York. She has spent the majority of her professional career in New York City working at Butter and Seattle at Tilth, and now Branzino. She always has good quality extra virgin olive oil, champagne vinegar, lemons and thyme on hand in her kitchen.

2 comments:

Leti said...

ashley merriman is effin hott. just thought i'd throw that out there. i hope she wins =] not just cause she is hott lol but she seems really passionate about her cooking.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore Ashley. She's honest, plainspoken, and forthright. I believe her background will help her in the long haul, and that once she's comfortable with her surroundings, she'll beat those boys down! I hope she's make it to the top three!