publication date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (part of Winter 2015)
clue: He knows Italian food from A to Z, even if you can't quite place his accent.
explanation: Zilli was an Italian chef known for appearances on various reality programs (cooking-related and otherwise), who was criticized for faking various accents. The phrase "A to Z" was a play on his name. more…
intended difficulty: hard
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein