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Monday Morning Man: Spike Mendelsohn!

Okay, you may as well know: I’m a Food Network junkie.

So last night, I got home from the Power Up Awards and flipped on the TV and there was an Iron Chef competition and today’s Morning Man, Spike Mendelsohn, was on the verge of being eliminated.

But he made some kind of dish with a creative use of pineapple and staved will live to cook another day. Whew!

Spike first came to fame when he participated in Bravo’s Top Chef in 2008 then Top Chef All Stars two years later.

He owns the Capitol Hill restaurants Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza.

Growing up in St. Petersburg, FL and Montreal, Canada, where his parents owned and operated a restaurant, Spike knew he wanted a career in the culinary world at an early age and attended the Culinary Institute of America. He went on to train in classic French cuisine in restaurants around the world including Gerard Boyer at Les Crayeres, Thomas Keller at Bouchon, and The Maccioni Family at Le Cirque.

His first cookbook, The Good Stuff Cookbook, features American comfort food classics and favorites that are just right for the home cook.

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