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Katie Lee Biegel Balances Life as a Chef and Mom With Ease — and Wine

By Michael Mar 31, 2024

Katie Lee Biegel balances life as a professional chef, TV host and mom of one with ease — but does turn to the occasional glass of wine to help her relax.

In addition to being the cohost of Food Network’s talk show The Kitchen, the host of Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee and the former host of Bravo’s Top Chef, Biegel is a published author. Her first cookbook, The Comfort Table, hit shelves in 2008. Its subsequent follow-up, The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions, arrived one year later. She’s also penned the It’s Complicated and Endless Summer cookbooks, and the 2012 novel Ground Swell.

It’s being a mom, however, that Biegel loves most. Her favorite part of the day? Cuddling in bed and watching cartoons with her 3-year-old daughter, Iris. “We watch Paw Patrol while I have my coffee,” she exclusively shares in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

Fitness, shopping and filming cooking reels for her Instagram are also top priorities in her daily life, but even her career comes in handy at home. For dinner, “we eat some of the pasta I made earlier, chicken cutlets, guacamole and a salad,” Biegel says. Then, “we have bath and bedtime for Iris, and [my husband] Ryan and I clean up the kitchen.”

To wrap things up, Biegel lays back and relaxes alongside her husband, whom she wed in 2018. That’s where a glass of vino comes in.

“Ryan and I drink wine, watch TV and I finish up work on my computer,” she tells Us. “Lights out at 9:15!”

Keep scrolling for a typical day in Biegel’s life:

6:30 a.m.
Biegel’s mornings kick off in bed with her daughter, Iris, whom she shares with Ryan. “We watch Paw Patrol while I have my coffee,” the Food Network star tells Us. “This is my favorite part of the day because she’s so cuddly.”
Courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel
9:00 a.m.
After breakfast, usually “a big fruit bowl,” Biegel squeezes in a sweat sesh. “I go to S10 gym to lift weights with my trainer,” she explains. “My old friend [interior designer] Nate Berkus was there too — pretty sure we did more goofing off than we did actually exercising!”
Courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel
10:30 a.m.
Biegel stops by a bodega and picks up some blooms to make an arrangement. “I really like having fresh flowers throughout our home — they make me happy and add a peaceful quality to each room,” she shares.
Courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel
2:00 p.m.
Biegel gets camera-ready (“I use Revlon Illuminance Foundation and Super Lustrous lipstick in Whiskey Business,” she explains) and films cooking reels for Instagram: “It’s a cold day in NYC, and these recipes — Chicken Bolognese with Rigatoni, and Veggie Chili and Cornbread Pot Pie — are just what the doctor ordered. The house smells incredible.”
Courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel
5:15 p.m.
The perks of living with a chef! For dinner, “we eat some of the pasta I made earlier, chicken cutlets, guacamole and a salad,” Biegel says. Then, “we have bath and bedtime for Iris, and Ryan and I clean up the kitchen.”
Courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel
7:30 p.m.
Biegel kicks back by pouring a glass of Kind of Wild’s Cabernet Sauvignon. “Ryan and I drink wine, watch TV and I finish up work on my computer,” she tells Us. “Lights out at 9:15!”
Courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

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