41 minutes | May 7, 2021

Jet Tila on His Questionable Tattoos & Asian Representation in Food Culture

Jet Tila shares his childhood in the first Thai market in the US in LA, Tournament of Champions experience, and the stories behind his many tattoos. This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with Jet Tila to talk about their brief time as floor reporters on the Iron Chef franchise and the time he avoided an awkward encounter with Jaymee. They dive into the unique challenges of Tournament of Champions and why it’s the show Jet wants to win the most. He talks about his favorite Food Network memories (and people) and the chef’s tattoo that almost was (but that he ultimately didn’t get). Jet dives into his childhood growing up in the first Thai restaurants and markets in Los Angeles, the staple ingredients he always grabs at an Asian supermarket, and what it means to him to represent and elevate Asian cuisine in the food world.    Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Jet on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jettila   Learn more about Tournament of Champions: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/tournament-of-champions Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessedSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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