Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

Interview with Jason Wrobel of ‘How to Live to 100’ on Cooking Channel

See also

Today, prior to Friday’s premiere episode of “How to Live to 100”, this Examiner had the pleasure of speaking with Cooking Channel chef, Jason Wrobel, aka J-Wro. Jason’s new show airs on Cooking Channel on Friday evenings. Check your local listings.

Thanks so much for speaking with me today, Jason and congratulations on your new show! Where are you calling me from?

Jason: I’m home in Los Angeles, and it’s a gorgeous warm day.

I am anxious to see your new show How to Live to 100, and write the recaps for them on

Jason: Thanks so much, I’m very excited about the new show.

Sounds like a fun show. I will admit; I eat very little meat, but I’m not a vegetarian.

Jason: First is to find healthier substitutions in familiar recipes. Swapping butter for coconut oil, eggs for ground flax seeds and alternatives to dairy products are easier to find nowadays. Cut calories with easy to find ingredients. Major grocery chains carry entire lines of vegan foods.

I see you have been a vegan for 15 years now. What is the biggest obstacle facing someone who would choose to be a vegan? Mine would probably be the smell of bacon.

Jason: Everyone brings up bacon!!! Now it is so integrated into my lifestyle, but they should incorporate more fruits and vegetables. Downloads are available. Friends & family issues are the hardest to overcome. Especially during the holidays, family can be an obstacle. Once I gave them a taste of good recipes, and they found that the taste is there, it is easy to convince them that healthier substitutions are not only better for them, but taste good too.

If someone was to become a vegan; how would you recommend they begin?

Jason: Substitutions and comfort foods are a good place to begin. As a professional chef, I try to match their tastes with foods that are easy to incorporate into their regime.

I watched your blooper reel, and I must admit; you are hysterical and very entertaining.

Jason (laughing): I hope you enjoyed it; we had some good times.

How many tattoos do you have? And are you planning on getting more?

Jason: tattoos are common in chefs nowadays, but they go back to my punk-rock days in Detroit. Right now, I have enough tattoos, but they have become more accepted. Many years ago, they were frowned upon, but now everyone seems to have them.

Is there anything you would like to share with your viewers before the start of the show?

Jason: yes, for a lot of people who are looking for segments of the show, and for some part of the population without televisions. on the How to live to 100 page will contain lots of recipes and information about the show.

Thanks again, Jason, and I will send you the links on Twitter, when I write about the shows. Happy New Year!

Jason: Oh, there you are on Twitter, that will be just great, and it was my pleasure to speak with you too. Happy New Year to you too!

If you liked what you read, please tune in on Friday’s Cooking Channel episodes to see Jason Wrobel. Please don’t forget to Subscribe and keep up with Jason and follow this Television Examiner.


Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Sports Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Kristen Bell
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518161945" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • State lawmakers pass free college tuition plan
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518200477" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • 'LHHATL': Ten Outrageous Reasons to Watch the New Season (VIDEO)
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!