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Give Gary Danko Gummy Worms and Mark Sullivan Pie Made With Sun-Ripened Fruits

Got an email from SFist yesterday asking about my guilty food pleasures to add to their list of other food types and their own personal sins: Spruce chef Mark Sullivan's really going to go to hell for his jamon Iberico addiction, Elizabeth Falkner uses the moment for a little self-promo and, of course, Alice Waters wasn't available for comment, although I'm pretty sure she wouldn't eat an Oreo Cakester if she was marooned on a desert island.

Jamie Lauren (Absinthe, executive chef; season 5 Top Chef): "Nacho cheese pretzel Combos. I'm obsessed. They're delicious."

Gary Danko (Gary Danko, executive chef): "Gummy worms."

Elizabeth Falkner (Orson, executive chef): "On the upcoming Top Chef Masters, I mentioned I like Peanut M&Ms. I pretty much love chocolate and have a recent obsession with how to make my own Cheetos or cheese puffs—only with blue cheese and cayenne!"

Leslie Sbrocco ("Check, Please! Bay Area," host): "I have so many guilty pleasure foods: Cheetos (crunchy), In-N-Out burgers, Oreo Cakesters..."

Patty Unterman (SF Examiner, food critic; owner of Hayes Valley Grill): "Chicago-style hot dogs. I just ate two of them at O'Hare airport in Chicago waiting for a connect back to SF from Paris."

For more guilt, including my own obsession with Fatt Dog, click here. (And for the record, I'm from Louisiana and I'd never heard of a "hot link" until I moved out here.)