I got an email the other day from Pete Chelala (aka Gourmet Dude), who gave us a shout out in his hilarious viral video, which is making its rounds on YouTube (and landed on a blog at In his quest for culinary dominance, Gourmet Dude trains, a la Rocky, by doing sit-ups to an issue of Cooking Light.

Pete,whose personal motto is "We all gotta eat!" says, "I am big fan of your magazine because it's about a lifestyle and that is what Iam looking to communicate: healthy food to integrate into your daily lives toenhance your lifestyle!"

Thanks Pete. Onward and upward!