Big Jim & Stacy Lee's mouths were watering this morning when they talked with Food Network star and host of "Chopped" Ted Allen.

He presides in pinstripes and sneakers while chefs scramble to cook with mystery ingredients. But at home, Ted is the one chopping the vegetables and working the stove, trying unusual ingredients and new techniques, from roasting earthy sunchokes (What are those?) or transforming leftover pinot noir into complexly flavored homeade vinegar...(who knew)

So roll up your sleeves and listen to the interview!