Fresh Diet's Schwartz and Shepherd on Eating Less, Favorite Things and Mom

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Yesterday, we brought you a profile of Yosef Schwartz, the executive chef and chief culinary officer of The Fresh Diet, as well as a mini-profile of chef George Shepherd, the local head chef for The Fresh Diet. Today, we asked them both to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, they each share one of their healthy recipes that are heavy on flavor and light on the waistline.

Yosef Schwartz

I was raised in...Los Angeles

My friends say...they love to watch me eat.

My momma told me...if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.

If I had 24 hours to live I'd...go to the best restaurants in the world.

My guilty pleasure is...wine.

If I could go anywhere, I'd go to...Australia.

Never again will I...live in London.

Cat or dog...fish.

The CD I couldn't do without...What's a CD? My iPod is all Bob Dylan.

I relax by...hitting the Jacuzzi.

If it weren't for cooking, I would be...a history teacher.

I get my cooking inspiration from...my mother.

The most treasured gift I ever received was...my wife bought me a $500 dollar chef's knife.

My favorite movie is...The Usual Suspects.

The kitchen tool I could not live without is a...microplane.

George Shepherd

I was raised in...Houston.

My friends say...what are you doing in Dallas?

My momma told me...trust in God and all that's good will follow.

If I had 24 hours to live I'd...spend it with my family.

My guilty pleasure is...Whataburger milkshakes.

If I could go anywhere, I'd go...sailing to the coast of Marseille.

Never again will I...do that one thing, that one time, when....

Cat or dog...dog (a miniature schnauzer named Pete)

The CD I couldn't do without is...Alice in Chains' Jar of Flies.

I relax by...reading.

If it weren't for cooking, I would be...in a lot of trouble.

I get my cooking inspiration from...my grandparents, my mother, and books.

The most treasured gift I ever received was...a picture of my grandfather standing in front of the plane he flew in WWII.

My favorite movie is...To Have and Have Not. Bogey and Bacall. Their first movie together. Classic.

Kitchen tool I could not live without...my crew (Brandon, David, Jesus, James, Paulette, Tabitha and Yanny).

Dallas diners expect...fresh, good tasting food.

One thing that surprises me about the Dallas dining scene is...the diversity of cuisines.

The changes I'd like to see in the Dallas dining scene are...I would like to see Dallas and all Texans more aware of where their food is coming from. Eat less fast food; it's flat out not good for you.

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