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The trio reunited in Kelly's own kitchen for a nearly hourlong Facebook Live segment, in which they provided fans an intimate peek into exactly what's been going on in their lives — both personally and professionally — since they were colleagues on the show.
First, Kelly shared what he's been up to — and it's a picture of domesticity. "I have been a stay-at-home house husband," he said. "[Husband] Damon [Bayles] comes home from work, I'm like, Damon, I made you a beef bourguignon, and I redecorated the guest bedroom, and I went to the gym, and he's like OK, that's nice!"
Symon, clarifying just how close the former co-hosts remain in touch, confirmed Kelly's account: "Clinton and I usually talk a couple times a week, we'll text, call, whatever. And whenever I would call, [he would say], 'I gotta go.' 'Where are you going?' 'I gotta go to the gym, and then I have tea, and I'm going to the theater....' Like that was every time I talked to you. It was kind of a routine."
And a rather pleasant one too, by the way. "It was really good," Kelly said.
Professionally, Kelly has also served as a judge for Chopped Junior, Beat Bobby Flay, Family Food Showdown, and Spring Baking Championship. "I'm going out to Denver next month to shoot Haunted Gingerbread Showdown — that will be fun," he said. And he added this mouthwatering teaser: "And then I just am negotiating right now, I can't talk about it, but a new show... in the home space."
For his own part, Symon explained, "I've been good! [Stepson] Kyle and Krista had a baby girl. I'm a grandpa! Emerson — she's beautiful.... She's going to be very tall I think, because Krista and Kyle are both tall, and she has big feet."
Symon also explained he just finished working on new book, which comes out this summer; it covers an approach to diet with anti-inflammatory results, and it will be called Fix it With Food.
As well, "I’m starting Season 9 of Burgers, Brew, and 'Que next week — it’s been 5 years, nine seasons, it’s a blast." But of course, that's not all the busy professional has going on: "We also opened two restaurants in Vegas at the Palm."
As for Carla Hall — who arrived to the group's Facebook-streamed reunion a bit late because she was coming from a psychic reader — she's been traveling and developing new soft skills.
"I was [in L.A.] taping the Halloween Baking Championship, which was amazing," she said. "And I was in France [where] and I did a comedy improv class."
She explained that the class, a gift from her husband Matthew Lyons, actually dovetailed with practical food skill development. "It was so incredible. It was all about 'yes and.' And I think that we use those skills in cooking — it’s all about accepting what life gives you, accepting whatever’s in the grocery store... accepting whatever is thrown at you and then building on that. And [in the class] you can’t say 'but' or 'no' — nothing negative."
Plus, she enjoyed it — and, the group joked, she considered it a tax writeoff in the days after The Chew.
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