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chris-israel-QL.jpgBon Appetit sent around a survey to all the James Beard nominees and today it highlights the responses from the Best Chef: Northwest contenders (well, most of them). Ethan Stowell says he grew up wanting to be a baseball player and would dominate any Iron Chef episode where the secret ingredient was geoduck. Alas, Seattle's other nominee, Matt Dillon, didn't return the survey.Portland chef Christopher Israel of Gruner even contributes an original self-portrait and discusses his love of drinking Jagermeister after a shift. [Bon Appetit]

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