Zooey Deschanel Challenges “Top Chef” Contestants to Gluten-Free Meal

August 6, 2009

Zooey Deschanel Challenges “Top Chef” Contestants to Gluten-Free Meal

The actress listed gluten intolerance among other dietary restictions.

Actress Zooey Deschanel–known for her roles in Almost Famous and Elf, among other films–put contestants on “Top Chef Masters” to the test when she asked for a vegan and gluten-free lunch.

In a recorded video message to the chefs, the actress noted she was gluten intolerant, as well as allergic to soy. As a vegan, she also eschews meat, seafood, eggs and dairy.

The chefs admitted it was a challenge, but they managed to cook up some delicious dishes, including roasted tomatoes and quinoa pasta.

View clips from the episode.

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