Michael Symon, a co-host on ABCâ€™s The Chew, is best known as a star of Food Networkâ€™s Iron Chef America. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Symon loves cooking with meats and has a passion for pork. Heâ€™s the author of Live to Cook and Carnivore. His critically-acclaimed restaurants, Lola and Lolita, are cornerstones of the Cleveland dining scene. Symon has also been recognized with the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Great Lakes. An avid tattoo enthusiast, he has a "Got Pork" tattoo emblazoned on his chest.