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Meal of Your Life: Aarti Sequeria on becoming a Food Network star

Indian-American chef shares her culinary journey

Chicago restaurateur Billy Dec is the host of the Meal of Your Life podcast, where distinguished guests — from fellow renowned chefs to athletes and celebrities — discuss a defining meal.

Aarti Sequeira, winner of “The Next Food Network Star” and judge on television show “Cooks vs. Cons,” chats with Dec on her cultural and culinary origins and her rise to national network television. She also shares tips to throwing house parties, how she teaches her kids about Indian culture through food and why “you don’t need to be fancy to make an impact” when it comes to cooking. 

You can subscribe to the Meal of Your Life podcast on iTunes.

Billy Dec is an Emmy Award winning television personality and actor, and the founder and CEO of Rockit Ranch, which operates seven restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Chicago. For the past three years, he has served on the White House Advisory Commission on Asian American & Pacific Islanders and the White House Bullying Prevention Task Force.

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