'MasterChef's' Joe Bastianich: Pasta 'is the ultimate superfood'

Zap2it: Has judging this competition changed your opinion of home cooks?Joe Bastianich: Generally, these are people who are very passionate about food. That's the one thing that shines through. They may be better or worse cooks, some of them, may have better techniques or ingredients, but unilaterally, even the poor cooks all have a super-high passion for what they do.PICS: 'MasterChef' Season 3Zap2it: What's the biggest advantage today's home cooks have?Joe Bastianich: The Internet. You have instant access to any cook, any recipe, any technique in the world at your fingertips. And you have the greatest ingredients, so the potential is limitless for the home cook.Zap2it: What's your philosophy of food shopping?Joe Bastianich: Make eating and shopping and procuring food part of your lifestyle. Don't shop in bulk. Don't buy industrial-sized jars of crunchy peanut butter. You don't need that. Buy what you need. Shop for tomorrow, and shop every day if you have the...



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