Top Chef’s Halloween episode had a decidedly Glee flair. The October 30 episode featured guest star Lea Michele (Rachel), and contestants were tasked with creating a delicious menu inspired by Lea’s favorite foods for a costume party she was hosting.
Speaking to contestants on the Bravo reality cooking show, Lea gave everyone a look into the types of food she loves to eat.
“I really love a vegan lifestyle,” Lea says. Well, sort of. There’s one major caveat of veganism the Glee star can’t quite get over. “When I want to give myself a little bit of a break, I go to vegetarian, which I allow cheese,” she says. “It’s my favorite food in the entire world.”
While she loves all things cheesy and savory, Lea’s not really into sugary things. “I’m not a big sweets person,” she tells the cheftestants.
When asked about her favorite vegetable, Lea responds, “I really love all vegetables.” But when a contestant asks if she likes beets, Lea’s answer is quick: “Nope.”
As for her favorite type of cuisine, that’s an easy one. “I’m Italian, so pasta. Pizza. Things that are fried. Party in your mouth.”
Lea adds that she loves “lots of spice” in her food, but in the end, she comes back to one thing. “I love all kinds of cheese. Anything from, like, cheddar to the kinds of smelly, smelly cheese.”