'Chopped: Grill Masters' Aaron Sanchez: 'I like to do a whole hog'

He may have just headed into the Wild West to judge "Chopped: Grill Masters" -- a five-episode offshoot of the Food Network favorite devoted to the temperamental art of cooking outdoors -- but the only person Aaron Sanchez is trying to wrangle when reached by phone is his driver.Still, he juggles shouting directions to his befuddled chauffeur and talking about the show with an expert cool that would make any "Chopped" contestant proud."Everyone thinks that cooking outside is grilling," Sanchez tells Zap2it, as car horns blare in the background, "but grilling is high heat and fast, and barbecuing is low and slow. What I think is so cool is about this series of 'Chopped' is that we're really making that clear."Sanchez is also delighted that the series cut a wide swath in searching for its 16 smoke-happy competitors, tapping the traditional barbecue regions of Tennessee, Texas and the Carolinas but also bringing in grillers from...



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