Burning Questions

Maroon 5 keyboardist Jesse Carmichael answers our questions about the band's Top Chef Masters appearance and reveals one of the band's food requests.

May 9, 2011

Bravotv.com: What do you usually eat when you're on the road? (both on the bus and at venues)
Jesse Carmichael: We try and eat as healthily as possible on the road... lots of balanced plates with the freshest food we can find (local and organic whenever possible). Also, every day we make a green juice with things like kale, spinach, broccoli, celery, parsley, cucumber, lemon, and apple, sometimes ginger too.

Bravotv.com: What's the best thing/worse thing you've ever had while on the road?
JC: The best thing I've had on the road is food from our amazing chef Nedra. The worst is some of the processed foods from different airports, but you gotta eat, so sometimes you just gotta pretend it's delicious.

Bravotv.com: When the Foo Fighters were on it was revealed that bacon is actually on their rider -- any fun food you can reveal about yours?
JC: Fresh coconuts

Bravotv.com: What surprised you most about the food you were presented with?
JC: The deliciousness of something simple like guacamole

Bravotv.com: You guys asked for very different things and sometimes disagreed on taste. Does that happen often?
JC: Yeah, there are a lot of different opinions in this band about a lot of things: food... music...,  but also a lot of common ground.

Bravotv.com: What dishes do you still remember? (For better or for worse...)
JC: I remember the spanikopita, and the seitan enchiladas, and the corn soup (and the overcooked pasta... lol.)