In a lengthy new profile in the New York Times, food gets top billing. Jonas cited Texas chef Tim Love, Los Angeles guru Susan Feniger, Italian master Mario Batali and el bulli chef Ferran Adrià as his culinary inspirations. He hopes to start a food blog someday.
“I don’t really get star-struck ever, but when it comes to chefs, I will sometimes get nervous,” Jonas said. “If there’s a chef I really like, I will freak, because I think their talent is so different from what I do.”
Jonas recently appeared as a judge on Top Chef. What do you think of his love of cooking?