Top Chef Shilling Doesn’t End! Angelo Sosa to Rep Porsche


Richard Blais isn’t the only Top Chef contestant lending his good looks and culinary cred (or, now, lack thereof) to major companies. Now word comes that Angelo Sosa has teamed up with Porsche to cook a “series of performance-focused dishes at the Porsche Design Kitchen.” Because the parallels between eating and driving a $125,000 car are so obvious!

Well, it becomes slightly clearer in the press release: “Just like your favorite sports car, the human body needs to be refueled with premium ingredients to perform at maximum efficiency — a fitness philosophy we call ‘Healthy Intelligent Performance.'”

And it gets even better:

Taking place at the Poggenpohl ‘Porsche Design’ Kitchen in midtown Manhattan, you’ll meet Porsche race car driver and 2010 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT2 Driver’s Champion Patrick Long, who’ll share the steps he takes to keep his body at peak performance for the rigors of race day. On average, a race car driver can lose 5 to 10 pounds during a race, making diet an important part of the training process. Whether you’re preparing for a 24-hour endurance race, a bumper-to-bumper commute or that long summer road trip, Chef Sosa and Patrick will give you the inside line on how to fuel up for optimum performance — along with exclusive recipes, nutritional tips and fitness recommendations.

Now, it’s kind of crazy that a race car driver loses five to 10 pounds per contest. Somehow it’s hard to envision needing a special meal plan to prepare for a bumper-to-bumper commute, though, but what do we know, not even owning a car. Perhaps you can ask Sosa. Per his Twitter, he seems to enjoy driving around in the 2012 Hybrid. Unfortunately, the event is media-only, but this release was too good not to share with everyone.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 11, 2011

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