The Education of Bobby Flay


It is 6:15 a.m. on an unusually cold Miami morning in mid-February, and Bobby Flay has just arrived at Miami International Airport. The celebrity chef concluded filming the season finale of “The Next Food Network Star” less than 24 hours earlier and, after speaking to his daughter Sophie’s class at USC and having dinner with her and her friends, took the red-eye from LAX. He’s in Florida to check on his racing stable. It’s still dark and the airport mostly vacant as Flay wheels his luggage—one large black suitcase, no carry-on—out of the Delta terminal.

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