Pat Monahan

The lead singer of the band Train shows Rach that all you need to live like a rock star is good food, a happy family and a little bit of soul, sister.
Pat Monahan

Rachael Ray: Pat, you win the award for the bestlooking fridge. It's stocked with healthy choices, and you're also holding your daughter Autumn--and she's one cute kid.

Pat Monahan: My wife, Amber, is responsible for not just the beautiful refrigerator, but also the beautiful child.

RR: Is Amber also the chef in the family?

PM: I'm the first cook, but she's excellent in the kitchen, so we can both pull it off. I think I enjoy it more because I'm on the road a lot and don't get to do it as much. As a family, we're pretty careful about what we eat. We look for organic ingredients and avoid anything processed.

RR: That's great! Speaking of cooking, I'm a huge Howard Stern fan, and I heard he loves your chili recipe. Is there a secret to it?

PM: It's funny that you found out about that. I don't eat pork or beef, so I make it with turkey. I also throw in a ton of onions and garlic. But you know what the trick is? Red wine.

RR: That sounds like my kind of chili. My first word was "vino." So, you have a bunch of hot sauces in your fridge. Any faves?

PM: Cholula sauce is the bomb. It makes everything taste incredible. But I use Tabasco in my egg salad--I tried using Cholula once, and it didn't work.

RR: Are your kids picky eaters?

PM: When they were younger, my son, Patrick, was picky, and my daughter Emelia was a really good eater. Autumn is somewhere in between. She won't eat everything, but she loves Perrier, believe it or not. What kid loves Perrier?

RR: Does she help you cook?

PM: Yes, she's usually in the kitchen with me--she has to stand on a chair and see what I'm doing. When I make turkey burgers, she is the garlic salt and pepper girl. I hold her up high so the salt doesn't end up in one huge mountain.

RR: What treats do you indulge in?

PM: Chocolate's the downfall of the family. We're so bombarded with treats on the road, and the only way I can avoid them is if I have dark chocolate around. It's hard not to eat a cookie, though, girl, let me tell you.

RR: I hear that. Okay, last question: If you could throw a dinner party and invite anybody, who would it be?

PM: I'd ask Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin and George Carlin. And I'd love to invite you and Howard Stern, so you can both give me compliments on my chili.

Get Pat Monahan's Turkey Chili Recipe